Offering an alluring French flair, black volcanic beaches, luscious tropical rainforests and stunning colonial architecture, Martinique makes a habit of seducing her visitors. Whether you choose to dive the vibrant coral reefs, visit some of the Rhum Agricole producers on the Route des Rhums, or simply enjoy the warm crystalline waters and delicious seafood, the very best way to see the Island of Flowers is onboard a luxury yacht. Here are our top four options for a Martinique yacht charter experience – perfect for enjoying some well-deserved Caribbean sunshine this winter.
The 145ft (44m) Checkmate’s chic design immediately betrays her noble Italian roots. Launched by the legendary Italian shipyard Benetti in 2012, her classic exterior is the work of Stefano Righini and her welcoming interior spaces bear the delicate mark of Francois Zuretti. Her five ensuite cabins can receive up to 12 overnight guests and all of the lower deck cabins feature large windows to allow guests to enjoy their natural surroundings and ample natural light.
Checkmate is currently available for charter this winter in Martinique and other Caribbean destinations from $130,000 (€114,000) per week plus expenses.
Designed for those who love to entertain, the Oceanfast-built Idol boasts an impressive range of leisure facilities including a vast sundeck equipped with a Teppanyaki grill, a large jacuzzi, and an impressive selection of water toys. At 193ft (59m), her living spaces are roomy and welcoming with the capacity to comfortably receive up to 12 overnight guests in her seven guest cabins. The interior styling is the work of Sam Sorgiovanni who has used sumptuous furnishings and calming neutral tones to create relaxing living spaces.
Caribbean charter is available from $298,000 (€260,000) per week plus expenses.
Imperial Princess Beatrice
Built by UK-based Princess Yachts, launched in 2012 and completely refitted in 2018, this 130ft (40m) tri-deck truly lives up to her regal name with surprisingly spacious living areas more usually found on much longer yachts. Features like folding balconies on both sides of the main saloon and a large jacuzzi are perfect places to relax after a hard day of exploring Martinique’s black sand beaches, gorgeous fishing villages and vivacious coral reefs.
With exterior design by Bernard Olesinski and interior styling by Bannenburg & Rowell, her distinctive grey hull and neutral-hued decor combine harmoniously to create a warm, inviting ambiance throughout the yacht. Her five guest cabins can host up to 12 people and include a master suite, two VIP suites and two twin cabins.
Charter is available in Martinique from $166,500 (€145,000) per week plus expenses.
Abeking & Rasmussen Diamond A
Built by Abeking & Rasmussen, the 187-foot/57.30-meter Diamond A features an eclectic interior design courtesy of Donald Starkey who has won 26 awards for his work to date. Bold patterns are used throughout the outdoor and indoor living spaces along with bright, eye-catching artwork, which contributes to the lively atmosphere onboard. Diamond can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests in her spacious cabins and up to 16 guests for alfresco dining on the vast sun deck.
Charter rate in Martinique and other selected Caribbean destinations starts at $309,500 (€270,000) per week plus expenses.