Antigua & Barbuda: A Superyacht Haven in the Caribbean

by | Jun 1, 2023

Setting sail for the Caribbean, discover why Antigua & Barbuda is the ultimate destination for superyachts with its marinas, vibrant culture & gourmet dining.

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Anchoring in Paradise: Antigua & Barbuda’s World-Class Marinas. Embarking on a voyage to the sparkling Caribbean waters, one discovers an idyllic yachting paradise, Antigua & Barbuda. Home to 365 secluded beaches, each more stunning than the last, this dual-island nation exemplifies the apex of island life, as viewed from the deck of a superyacht. Antigua & Barbuda’s alluring blend of breathtaking scenery, tranquil waters, and world-class marina facilities form a compelling destination for superyacht enthusiasts.

Historical Wonders: Unveiling the Past at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina

Anchor your vessel in one of Antigua’s famed marinas, all conveniently nestled in the heart of the Caribbean. Nelson’s Dockyard Marina offers a fascinating plunge into history under the aegis of the Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. This nonprofit organization focuses on restoration, conservation, and archaeology, ensuring that your stay is not merely luxurious but also rich in historical insight. Offering a comprehensive suite of amenities, including stern-to berths with bow moorings, advanced electric facilities, water, telephone, internet, and more, it’s no surprise that this marina is a perennial favourite.


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Luxury at Your Fingertips: The Full-Service Antigua Yacht Club Marina

The Antigua Yacht Club Marina, positioned strategically in Falmouth Harbour, caters to yachting connoisseurs’ every need. From a duty-free chandlery to a wide array of boutiques and eateries, your stay will be marked by comfort and convenience. All berths are equipped with water, cable TV, and electricity, ensuring your vessel is well cared for during your explorations ashore.

Catering to the Majestic: Mega-yachts at Falmouth Harbour Marina

For those on the helm of a mega-yacht, the Falmouth Harbour Marina rolls out the red carpet. Tailored to accommodate vessels up to 330′ with a draft of up to 20′, this marina offers a seamless berthing approach, robust security, and a dynamic social calendar featuring events such as the Antigua Sailing Week and the Classic Yacht Regatta.

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Jolly Harbour Marina and Boatyard provide a safe haven for vessels approaching Antigua from St. Martin and islands to the North. Notable services include 24-hour security, on-site customs & immigration clearance, and a Marine Travelift with boat hoist capabilities.

Further options abound, such as The Catamaran Marina, a family-run establishment with a charm all its own, the comprehensive Antigua Slipway, the technologically advanced North Sound Marina, the motor-boat friendly Shell Beach Marina, the rustic Parham Harbour, and the centrally located St. John’s Dock.

Celebrity Hideaways: Luxury Resorts on the Islands

When you aren’t aboard your yacht, lose yourself in the island’s many luxury resorts and celebrity-approved hideaways. For instance, the world-renowned Jumby Bay resort, a private island retreat, is a must-visit.


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The islands’ cultural tapestry is as rich as its natural beauty, brought to life by the warmest of islanders. Heritage and tradition reverberate in their music, dance, and folklore. Visit during the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta or Antigua Sailing Week to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, stirred with an exhilarating dash of sport.

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No journey to Antigua & Barbuda would be complete without indulging in its culinary delights. At Sheer Rocks, dine on delectable tapas or choose from their enticing a la carte menu. Enjoy a beach-luxe dining experience at Wild Tamarind Restaurant, where Mediterranean flavours are infused with fresh Caribbean ingredients. Or unwind at Weatherills Rekindled, where dining, drinks, and hotel luxuries combine for an unparalleled experience.

Antigua & Barbuda, with its unsurpassed marinas, sumptuous resorts, vivacious culture, and gastronomic treasures, is the epitome of a superyacht paradise. This Caribbean gem beckons the discerning voyager with its unique blend of luxury and authenticity. Experience the pinnacle of island life and set sail for Antigua & Barbuda; the perfect haven awaits. ◼

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© This article was first published online in June 2023 – World Travel Magazine.

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