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58Isea&iIWINTER 2011Further south, the wreck of Nahoonlying just off Martiniquein the Windward Islands is a three-mast lighthouse boat thatis lying on the seabed at 36 metres (118 feet). The wreck isinhabited by barracuda and tropical fish. South of Martinique,the Grenadineschain offers a number of dives at protected reefswhere divers can swim with stingrays and see coral. Watersports With the year-round trade winds, the Caribbean is the perfectplayground for board sports including kite surfing,windsurfing and surfing. Reliable winds, aided by the warmwater swells and sheltered bays, attract surfers from aroundthe world to the Virgin Islandsin the north and BarbadosandSt Lucia in the south. With no hills to disrupt the trade winds and 13 kilometres(eight miles) of protected coral reef around sandy beaches, theBVI's Anegadais a paradise for windsurfers. The flat island ofAnguilla, and in particular Barnes Bay, is also a popularwindsurfing spot. The Caribbean islands have many mangroves and lagoonsthat can be explored by kayak, but the best sea kayaking isto be had around the dramatic boulders and grottoes of TheBaths, Virgin Gorda. SpaThe unhurried pace of the Caribbean takes a while to adjust tobut as you adapt to 'island time' and your body and soul beginto relax, try a treatment at some of the finest spas the islandshave to offer. Many take advantage of the local flora and fauna,fresh fruit and salt water to create signature treatments. The Spaat the Little Dix Bay Resortis set on the hillside withpanoramic views overVirgin Gorda. The spa has developed itsown signature treatments that draw on the island's indigenousplants and the ancient therapeutic practices of the CaribIndians. Try the Virgin Gorda Goat Milk and Honey Wrap. Alsoin the BVIs, guests can indulge in a Cast Away Facial at the PeterIsland Resort.Over in the Leeward Islands, the spa at the Malliouhana Hotelon Anguilla is set on the oceanfront and offers a number ofspeciality treatments and massages. Neighbouring St Barthsis also home to a number of top-notch spas, including The Spaat Hotel St Barth Isle de France, designed by Molton Brown, andthe Guanahani Spa by Clarins. The recently refurbished Four Seasons Spaat the FourSeasons Resort on Nevis is one of the top-rated spas in theCaribbean. The unique menu includes treatments such as guavabody wraps or a rum tonic sugar cane exfoliation.Neighbouring Antiguais home to the new Sense Spaat therecently reopened Jumby Bay. The spa, set close to the beachwith views over the Caribbean Sea, is open to the elements withtreatment rooms leading onto private terraces. The signaturetreatments use ingredients taken straight from the privateisland's gardens. On the private island of Mustique, The Spaat Endeavour Bayhas a number of treatments using productsfrom E'Spa. Treatments can also be arranged on board your ownyacht, and several yachts now have their own spa on board. Fishing The Caribbean has some of the best fishing grounds in theworld. The waters are teeming with big game and the islandsare ideal for offshore fishing excursions. Sportfisherman cometo the islands for the abundance of blue marlin, sailfish, mahimahi, tuna and wahoo. The cruising grounds of the Virgin Islands, in particular,attract sportfisherman from around the world to compete inlocal tournaments. Further south, the waters around Barbadosand Grenadaare perfect for sportfishing enthusiasts and deep-sea fisherman in search of billfish, while the calmer, coastalwaters nearer the islands are home to wahoo and barracuda. Although some islands have good fishing year-round, themajority have their best season from January to April. Permitsare required for some islands, while others have a catch-and-release policy. Your captain can advise you prior to any cruise. GolfThe Caribbean has always been a popular destination for golfand there are numerous championship golf courses throughoutthe islands, many designed by some of the world's most famousgolf architects. The Greg Norman designed links Temenos Golf CourseonAnguillahas 14 sea-view holes amid a jigsaw of lagoons andponds. For several consecutive years the Four Seasons Neviscourse has been rated as the number one golf resort in theCaribbean by US magazine Conde Nast Traveler. The RobertTrent Jones (Junior) course provides a dramatic view of theresort and the neighbouring island of St Kitts. The first teeis 137 metres (450 feet) above sea level and the final hole ison the beach. The Empress Josephine Golf Coursein Martinique is anotheraward-winning course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones(Senior), it makes full use of banks, trees, lakes and bunkersto provide 18 holes of challenging play. Drift through the Caribbean waters, seek out the mostsecluded beaches, step ashore to exclusive restaurants - theoptions are endless and your CNI charter broker is on hand todevise the most imaginative itineraries. nFor more information on chartering in the Caribbean, contactyour nearest CNI charter broker, see page 6Photography: Four Seasons Nevis; Dan Annet; Bugsy Gedlek

WINTER 2011I sea&iI59YACHTSThe following yachts are debuting inthe Caribbean this winter. For furtherinformation on these, or any yacht inthe CNI fleet, contact your nearestCNI charter broker, see page 6ICON62.5m (205') from US$475,000 per week ROMA62m (203'4) from ?350,000 per week PANTHALASSA56m (183'8) from US$200,000 per week ODYSSEY41.4m (134'1) from US$135,000 per week MIRABELLA III41.4m (135'9) from US$105,000 per week aboardashoreIcon 62RoMaPanthalassaOdysseyMirabella III