Fri, Feb 23: Fly to St. Maarten and transfer to a hotel for one night.
Sat, Feb 24: Board the Star Clipper on the Dutch side of the island in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.
Sun, Feb 25: Road Bay, Anguilla. Immerse yourself in sun, sand and water on the island of Anguilla. Thirty-three white powder sand beaches and tranquil, transparent waters are uncrowded and unspoiled. Swim, sail and snorkel just a few feet off shore. Shop in art galleries, designer boutiques or wander through the authentic local art and craft shops.
Mon, Feb 26: Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. Take an optional excursion to swim or soak at the “Baths”, Virgin Gorda's unique water grottos formed eons ago by ancient lava flows. Huge boulders lie scattered around the natural pools, which are delightful for swimming or soaking. Virgin Gorda is also home to Little Dix Bay, the Bitter End Yacht Club, some excellent beaches, and the best sailing around.
Tue, Feb 27: Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. (a.m.) and Norman Island, B.V.I (p.m.). Aye, me hearties! Explore the real ‘Treasure Island’ that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write his great adventure story. Norman Island does have a documented history of pirate booty being buried on the island. The island has long been a private preserve and little has been disturbed since Stevenson’s time. Why not hop in a Zodiac and explore the old caves where real hidden treasure was said to have been discovered? In the evening overnight at Soper’s Hole, Tortola where there are also several favorite ‘watering holes', beloved by crews of visiting yachts, where the local gossip flows as freely as the rum.
Wed, Feb 28: Soper’s Hole, Tortola (a.m.) and Jost Van Dyke, B.V.I. (p.m.). Soper's Hole is where ‘laid back' is a jealously cultivated way of life. You might choose to visit the nearby ruins of 17th century Dutch Fort Recovery. Once the hideaway of a Dutch pirate of the same name, Jost Van Dyke welcomes visitors with first-rate hiking trails and the best coral beaches in the British Virgin Islands. Maybe you’d just like to relax with a drink at Foxy’s beachside bar, one of the world’s best yachting bars.
Thu, Mar 1: Basseterre, St. Kitts (a.m.) and beach (p.m.). St. Kitts’ was the first successful colony in the British West Indies. St. Kitts is known as the “Gibraltar of the Caribbean” as it appears to dominate the Southern Sea when you stand at the top of Brimstone Hill. Shop in colorful Basseterre, play golf and tour old plantation houses. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, take a brisk hike through the rainforest. Enjoy the beach in the afternoon.
Fri, Mar 2: Gustavia, St. Barts. In its elegant little capital of Gustavia, French joie de vivre is tempered by Swedish spic-and-span neatness. The rugged landscape discouraged crops but the natural harbor made it a trade and supply center. Today, diversions include duty-free shopping in exquisite boutiques, beautiful beaches, excellent dining, watersports and people-watching.
Sat, Mar 3: Arrive Phillipsburg, St. Maarten, disembark and fly home.
Expect superb service, amenities and accommodations onboard the Star Clipper. The mega-yacht has 16 sails and four masts. Highlights: compact cabins with a nautical decor • marble-lined bathrooms • two swimming pools with portholes in the bottoms • delicious international cuisine • open-seating dining (dinners) with a no-tie dress code • seafood and grilled favorites on lunch buffet • tropical piano bar • library • waterskiing, small sailboats sailing, banana boat rides • guided snorkeling and scuba diving trips offered.