Pink-Hued Paradise

For Beaches

Looking for somewhere even more chilled out than Antigua? Look no further than its northern twin, Barbuda. Still busy rebuilding following Hurricane Maria’s handiwork a few years back, its beaches and effulgent coral reefs remain as pristine as ever. Mercifully, its famous frigate bird sanctuary – the island’s best onshore attraction – did too. There’s only one way to enjoy enchanting Barbuda properly right now: luxury yacht charter.

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Reasons to Visit Barbuda

Help Out a Rebuilding Island Paradise

Charting a course for Barbuda in your Y.CO charter isn’t an act of charity, of course. Your dollars may help the island rebuild, but you’ll get plenty of value in exchange. The beaches here are nothing short of jaw-dropping. Seventeen-Mile Beach covers nearly the entire western shore in a stretch of fine pink sand, while the mangroves of the Frigate Bird Sanctuary and dolphins, rays and eels remain perennial lures. Here are three fantastic reasons to book a Barbuda yacht charter.

Frigate Bird Sanctuary

You’ll need your Y.CO charter and its tender to visit this wildlife reserve to the northern end of Codrington Lagoon. Moor at the peaceful capital Codrington, then chart a course north to the thick mangroves in which around 5,000 frigate birds shelter. Your guide will explain the western hemisphere’s largest colony of these birds to you, including why the males inflate bizarre scarlet pouches on their necks.

Princess Diana Beach

What could show Barbuda’s British attachments better than naming one of its most beautiful beaches after the late princess? In 2011, on the date of what would have been her 50th birthday, the former Coco Point Beach took Diana’s name. While several exclusive resorts nestle up to the sands, it’s a public beach. Simply anchor your Y.CO charter offshore and get the tender to drop you on its sparkling-pink sands.

Island of Caves

Who doesn’t love the eerie romance of underground caverns? Barbuda’s soft limestone lends itself to the formation of caves and sinkholes, and there are lots of examples worth exploring. Moor your Y.CO charter off Codrington to find a (mandatory) licenced guide. Then set off to explore Two Foot Bay, where grottoes in the sea cliffs shelter ancient Arawak cave carvings. You might just encounter iguanas, birdlife and crabs, too.