Spend the next five days sailing the idyllic islands of Cuba, which are set among the world-renowned beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Discover hidden beaches, untouched sands and pristine blue waters. Grab snorkelling gear to witness some of Cuba’s magnificent underwater scenery and, if lucky, you may even spot a turtle or two. Relax and chill out on the deck of the yacht, bask in the glorious sunshine and soak up the laidback vibe of the Caribbean. Discover Cayo Largo, an island that boasts some of Cuba’s most beautiful coral reefs and where sugar-white sands dissolve into turquoise waters. Unveil the hidden gems of Cayo Los Majaes, Cayo Rico, Cayo Estopa and Cayo Cantiles, all of which stand out for their natural beauty. During the day, hit the water for a spot of swimming, snorkel with curious marine life, laze on white-sand beaches, relax on the boat and taste the flavours of Cuba. In the evenings, enjoy island style barbeques and unwind with new friends beneath shimmering stars.
Here are some of the sights you may enjoy over the next 5 days.
Cayo Largo del Sur
The second largest of the islands in the Canarreos Archipelago and home to some of the best beaches in the region. One stretch of beach is 13km of the cleanest and whitest sand you will ever see. The island is also home to nesting sites of loggerhead and green turtles. And, if you are that way inclined, nudism is tolerated on certain beaches.
Cayeria los Majaes
A small group of beautiful islands surrounded by sand banks, making it a great destination for snorkelling, and a number of shallow pools. The pools are less than 1/2 a metre deep and with a sea temperature of around 30C they are the perfect place for basking. For wildlife watchers there is also a large colony of iguanas on the eastern shore of the western pool.
Pristine white sandy beaches where you can spot sting rays and manta rays. If you are not fond of snorkelling in deeper waters then you will find this, shallow water option, a dream!
If you could design your perfect beach it would be Cayo Rico. Turquoise water, soft white sand and a bar that serves you a choice of cocktails while sitting under palm fronged umbrellas. Oh, we forgot to mention the friendly resident iguanas.
An unhabited island with a deep water channel this is the perfect place to throw out a line and catch the night's dinner
Although the island may be uninhabited (if you don't count the iguanas and hermit crabs) the same cannot be said for the seas surrounding the island. There's an abundance of sea life including moray eels, groupers, barracudas, the odd reef shark and lobsters. It's also a great place for snorkelling as you have a nearby reef.
Known as 'Monkey Island' Cayo Cantiles is an uninhabited island with the exception of a small number of workers who tend to a monkey sanctuary. The island is also home to iguanas and a rodent like animal called a jutias.
***PLEASE NOTE: The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we can be flexible on the day's itinerary.***