Private travel has seen an unprecedented rise in volume this year, and private aviation in particular is set for its busiest quarter in history. That’s why Magellan Jets, the leader in private aviation solutions, and IYC, operator of the world’s largest charter yacht fleet, are strongly encouraging private travelers to get their winter getaways booked as soon as possible—and teaming up to entice them with top Caribbean destinations that showcase the best the region has to offer.
Magellan Jets and IYC have been building their partnership over the past two years, focused on creating seamless, exclusive, and unforgettable travel experiences for their clients. Through Magellan, guests have access to over 50 bucket-list destinations, 15 countries, 20 private islands, 450 private villas, 125 yachts, and 25 luxury hotels. Through IYC, they have the benefit of a luxurious vessel, breathtaking destination, and bespoke itinerary waiting for them, no matter what corner of the world they choose to explore. Turning to the Caribbean, which travelers typically visit between November and April, Magellan and IYC are featuring five destinations that are perfect for escaping the cold, gloomy winter weather:
The US Virgin Islands - The US Virgin Islands are a paradise of white sands and blue seas teeming with colorful marine life—and sophisticated dining and shopping opportunities on land. The island of St. John is a protected national park ideal for hiking and snorkeling. With stunning trails, lush vegetation, and beautiful beaches, it is a must-see, and traveling there by private charter yacht is the best way to beat the crowds.
The British Virgin Islands - Here, the temperature rarely dips below 78°F, which makes these islands a great remedy for the winter blues. BVI offers hundreds of options for sailing, filled with countless coves, reefs, and stunning beaches. The largest island, Tortola, is perfect for adventure-seekers, with breathtaking Sage Mountain overflowing with exotic birds and hiking trails. Guests can even tour sugar plantations and rum distilleries to get a true taste of island life.
St Barts – This island is perhaps the most exclusive in the entire Caribbean. Offering the very best in gastronomy, parties, shopping, regattas, beaches, and more, Saint Barthélemy (better known as St. Barts) is a true paradise. Streets lined with designer boutiques give guests the chance to literally shop ‘til they drop, and the local nightlife is something of legend. Around New Year’s Eve, the island brims with exclusive parties and celebrity faces. After chartering around the islands, guests can spend a night on land with a luxury villa from Magellan Jets’ partners at St. Barths Properties.
St. Maarten – This intriguing island has two distinct personalities, owing to its split French and Dutch ownership. Guests here can experience that vibrant mixture of cultures, which is more than matched by the island’s diverse scenery. Packed with vibrant nightlife, lively casinos, enchanting carnivals, and gourmet cuisine, the island is sure to please any palate. Begin your trip in Simpson Bay, a sheltered lagoon that plays host to the most luxurious superyachts.
St. Vincent and The Grenadines –Private locations, volcanic landscapes, and stunning reefs define these islands, known as a legendary sailing destination. It’s known as the “critter capital of the Caribbean”—whether guests choose to dive or snorkel, they will encounter diverse marine life like seahorses, octopi, frogfish, and manta rays. Visit Kingstown on the largest island, and explore the other 30 islands’ endless beaches and upmarket boutiques.
Wherever travelers choose to go to escape the winter blues this year, IYC and Magellan have them covered. Both companies look forward to bringing their guests exclusive experiences with the highest degree of service excellence.
To view all available IYC vessels and learn more about Caribbean itineraries, please visit https://iyc.com. To learn more about Magellan’s private aviation solutions and the private jet membership program that won a 2021 Robb Report “Best of the Best” award, please visit, https://magellanjets.com/.