Encircled by more than 230 miles of white sandy beaches and blessed with the third largest barrier reef in the world, the forty islands of Turks & Caicos have remained relatively untouched by tourism compared with their busier Caribbean neighbors. With only eight of the islands permanently inhabited, this is the perfect destination for those seeking unbroken tranquility and connection with nature.
Chartering a luxury yacht allows you to experience places very few people ever reach and access remote dive spots, yet remain connected to the islands’ sophisticated historic towns and villages like Cockburn Town which boast a golf course, casinos and fantastic restaurants. Here are our top five charter yachts for enjoying the laidback Turks & Caicos lifestyle.
1. HEESEN LADY L
Poised and elegant, the Heesen-built Lady L offers a first-class mix of luxury and performance with an impressive maximum speed of 25 knots. Her breathtaking interior spaces have been designed by Omega Architects using fine hardwoods, marbles and neutral hued soft furnishings. Breezy outdoor spaces on the sundeck, main deck and upper deck offer ample room for entertaining or simply experiencing those unforgettable Caribbean sunsets over a classic rum cocktail. Lady L can accommodate up to 10 guests in her master suite, two double and two twin cabins. Explore the Turks & Caicos islands onboard Lady L from $190,000 (€153,000) per week plus expenses.
2. TANKOA YACHTS VERTIGE
Wowing onlookers in every port, the brand-new 49.90 metre/163.71 foot Vertige was launched in 2017 by Tankoa Yachts. Her unique sporty design is the work of Francesco Paszkowski who also curated Vertige’s stunning contemporary interior styling which includes quirky artworks sourced from all over the globe. Designed with Caribbean island-hopping in mind, top features include a retractable swimming platform, balconies in the master suite, fully-equipped water toy garage and a deck jacuzzi. Guest accommodation includes her grand master suite, VIP stateroom, three double cabins and a twin cabin which can receive up to 12 overnight guests. Caribbean charter is available from $250,000 (€201,000) per week plus expenses.
3. BENETTI 11/11
For those wishing to really make a splash in the chic marinas of Turks & Caicos, the Benetti-built 11/11 is hard to beat with its finely-chiseled buff bow and onboard art collection which includes Tracey Emin and Hans Kotter pieces. At 206.69 feet/63 metres long, her size means she can host up to 12 guests as well as 15 crew members to ensure every aspect of your charter experience is perfect. Her comfortable outdoor areas and two spa pools invite serious relaxation and allow space to reconnect with families and friends while enjoying gorgeous views of secluded beaches and azul Caribbean waters. 11/11 can be chartered in Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas and other selected Caribbean destinations from $650,000 (€523,000) per week plus expenses.
4. COUACH LA PELLEGRINA
With a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots and a state-of-the-art carbon fibre hull, the 50 metre/164.04 foot La Pellegrina gets pulses racing wherever she goes. Active guests will be thrilled by the extensive water toy collection which includes jet skis, water skis, scuba diving equipment and wakeboards. Jean-Pierre Fantini was responsible for the exquisite interior, creating an ambience of understated luxury with a light, neutral colour palette and bespoke fabrics. Guest accommodation is composed of a master suite, VIP suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins which can receive a total of 12 overnight guests. Caribbean charter starts at $220,000 (€177,000) per week plus expenses.
5. HEESEN G3
With an onboard masseuse and dedicated massage room, full diving equipment and water toy chest including jet skis, wakeboards and kitesurfing gear, both adrenaline rushes and deep relaxation are guaranteed onboard the 44 metre/144.3 foot-long G3. Built by world-class Dutch yacht builders Heesen, this racy charter yacht offers spacious accommodation for up to 12 guests in five gorgeous cabins. Her generous outdoor spaces include a large swim platform, sundeck and alfresco dining areas perfect for soaking up the Caribbean sunshine. G3 is available for charter in Turks & Caicos from $140,000 (€113,000) per week until the end of the winter season.