leeward islandsST. MARTINANGUILLAANTIGUAST. KITTSNEVISBARBUDASABAST. EUSTATIUSST. BARTHELEMYGOAT ISLANDGustaviaPhilipsburgTINTAMARRE ISLAND SEAL ISLAND REEFSCRUB ISLANDMarigot BayBasse TerreThe NarrowsSt-JohnsSpanning some 120 miles from Anguilla toDominica, the Leewards are made up of severalislands operating as different nations. Bothashore and on the water, the diverse history and variednationalities, cultures and cuisines make this islandchain a microcosm of the world. Ideal for islandhopping from tiny deserted cays to fashionableharbours, the Leeward's provide the ultimate soporificisland lifestyle. All the essentials are here inabundance - from the sophisticated French island ofSt Barths to the old world charm of Antigua, theislands offer an exotic concoction of modern chic andlaid-back Caribbean charm. Day 1St Martin to Anguilla(15 nautical miles)Day 2Anguilla to St Barths(31 nautical miles)Day 3St Barths Day 4St Barths to Saba(28 nautical miles)Day 5Saba to St Eustatius(18 nautical miles)Days 6 & 7St Eustatius to St Kitts to Nevis(30 nm)Day 8Nevis to Antigua(55 nautical miles)32IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012?Expert opinion Charter Broker Tandy Demarchellier For French Riviera-style living, St Barths has no equal - think Gallicstyle with a Caribbean twist. The island is known for having thebest chefs in the Caribbean and has a number of restaurants servingup gastronomic feasts, many of which are mentioned above. Le Ti StBarth is a hilltop nightspot that perfectly captures the essence of StBarths, whilst for partygoers; Casa Nikki is the place to revel afterhours.?
CRUISING GUIDE I33aboardhDive the seabed museum -six marine parksand nine dive wrecks, AnguillahJump in to the coral grottoes at Sandy PointReef, St Kitts hSwim with leatherback, hawksbill and greenturtles in Maunday's Bay, Anguilla hDive the underwater volcanic fissures andcanyons surrounding St Eustatius hWindsurf around Barnes Bay, Anguilla hDiscover 17 miles of pink coral beaches onBarbuda hAnchor off Half Moon Bay -Antigua's best beachhPeople watch on the cosmopolitan beach ofSt Jean, St Barths don't misshFor reggae, steel pans and lots of lively danc-ing, make time to head to the Shirley-Heights'jump-up' every Sunday on Antigua ashorehSavour sophisticated cuisine with Caribbeanflair at Blanchard's, AnguillahDine at St Barth's chic On-the-Rocks restauranthSample Maya's ever-changing menu, St Barths hTender ashore for an afternoon of celebrationat Nikki Beach, St Barths hDeck yourself out in Hermes, Prada, Miu Miuand Valentino in Gustavia, St BarthshDine by candlelight at The Terrace, Nevis hVisit the historic Nelson's Dockyard, AntiguahHike on the verdant islands of Saba and Nevis hExplore the heavily wooded interior abounding with wildlife on Barbuda