The US Virgin Islands are more than 50 islands with crystal clear waters. The main ones are three:
-St Thomas: The most cosmopolitan. Tax-free shops, international cuisine restaurants, museums, golf courses and water sports on an island that combines colonial history, modernity and a Caribbean atmosphere. Here is the capital Charlotte Amalie, the port bay, the International Airport and the most important hotel, gastronomic and commercial development in the area.
-St John: Much of it is within the Virgin Islands National Park. Spectacular beaches and an ideal setting for outdoor sports. Also here is Trunk Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
-St Croix: Famous for its natural and cultural abundance. It ranges from 18th and 19th century mansions in Christiansted to a tropical rainforest in Frederiksted. St Croix is recognized as one of the top dive sites in the world.
-If you travel from Latin America, the most direct air route is via Miami.
-For those looking for a different experience, &Beyond Yacht Charters offers a stay in private manned yachts with personalized all-inclusive service. Whether it’s a trip with friends, as a couple or as a family, they put it together according to your preferences. Would you like to visit paradisiacal beaches enjoying gourmet cuisine? Diving or yoga in movie landscapes? Stay and sail on a pet friendly yacht with activities for the whole family? With &Beyond Yacht Charters it is possible. More info at https://andbeyondyachtcharters.com/
· The climate is ideal almost all year round, but its high season is from December to May.
· In St Thomas is the house of Camille Pisarro.
· As it is a US territory, it is necessary to have a VISA to enter.
· Columbus discovered the islands on his 2nd trip to America and baptized them in 1493 as “Santa Úrsula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in honor of the legend. Over time they were abbreviated as “Virgin Islands”.
Discovering the wonders of the underwater world is, without a doubt, a different and unforgettable natural spectacle. And although there are several destinations that offer this activity, practicing it in a personalized way can completely improve our experience. For this to be possible, &Beyond Yacht Charters proposes us to enjoy a vacation manned by two diving professionals, lovers of the ocean and true connoisseurs of the most amazing corners of the Virgin Islands.
Along with &Beyond, the diving experience begins on board commanded by Heiko and Rebecca, who will take us on a unique adventure in the Caribbean, prioritizing our enjoyment, care and comfort at all times.
Crew members, hosts and diving professionals
Heiko, born and raised in Germany, is certified as an RYA Offshore Yachtmaster. He is a yoga instructor, a freediver and a lover of sharing unique experiences in nature. For many years he worked in technology until in 2014 he decided to fulfill his dream of traveling the world. He toured Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America. He got to know more than 30 countries in which he climbed mountains, learned Spanish, scuba dived and lived incredible adventures in and out of the sea. What he began as a temporary trip, became a before and after on his way to a new lifestyle in the Caribbean paradise.
Rebecca, born and raised in New York. She graduated in Economics and Psychology and worked in banks in New York and Hong Kong. She lived in different cities and her life changed completely in 2005 after a trip to Australia in which she learned to dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Two years later, she left the city to live surrounded by nature. She spent two months diving in the Philippines, three months on a marine conservation expedition in Madagascar, and four months completing her Divemaster internship in Malaysia. After these experiences, she lived in Sweden where she discovered her passion for life on board. She was certified in PADI and worked as a diving instructor in Thailand, Hawaii and Indonesia, always with a pending dream: to live in the Caribbean. Today she enjoys her tropical life and sunrise every day with a view of paradise.
As well as diving professionals, Heiko and Rebecca are navigation captains and did their training and licensing together. For them, it is a pleasure to be able to accompany their guests, both those who have dived on previous occasions and those who practice it for the first time and may have certain fears or doubts. Led by Heiko and Rebecca, clients live a relaxed experience while enjoying the abundant flora and fauna under the sea.
After personalized and supervised dives, they will dedicate their clients to enjoying all the comforts and services on board &Beyond.
Rebecca is a lover of cooking and some of her specialties are the plant based and raw menus, since they both have a vegetarian diet. Heiko spends his free time exploring the islands, discovering new corners to share. Both usually entertain and surprise guests with their delicacies, their tours of the best spots on the islands and their passion for inspiring a lifestyle in harmony with nature.
Felix, the ideal boat to dive in the Virgin Islands
This season, Heiko and Rebecca carry out their experiences aboard Felix, one of the &Beyond Yacht Charters vessels fully equipped to offer a personalized service. The Felix yacht has 4 queen-size cabins with en-suite bathrooms in which 8 people can comfortably sleep, it has great lighting and natural ventilation, as well as air conditioning in each cabin, living room and outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy.
Together with &Beyond, Heiko and Rebecca create custom itineraries aboard Felix in the US Virgin Islands, primarily around St. Thomas and St. Johns and all their paradise islands. The British Virgin Islands can also be a perfect setting for practicing this sport.
Whether it’s for a fun family adventure or a Caribbean getaway with friends, the Felix is an ideal vessel.
Passionate about providing a highly professional level of service in a relaxed and friendly environment, Heiko and Rebecca, as well as the entire team at &Beyond Yacht Charters, create dream experiences for those seeking a vacation of relaxation, enjoyment and adventure in the Caribbean.
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Balloon flights, suites with private pool and views of paradise, are some of the proposals of these tourist firms to create an unforgettable trip for two.
By MJ Magazine
From Tuscany to the Caribbean Sea: these are some experiences around the world.
Argos in Cappadocia in Cappadocia, Turkey
Argos in Cappadocia is one of the most important transformation projects in Cappadocia, a boutique hotel that exceeds the expectations of the most sophisticated international travellers.
Considered by many guests as one of the most romantic experiences in the world, it has 51 suites that combine modernity and luxury, including fireplaces and private pools located in historic tunnels and caves that have been carefully restored. The property, which used to be an old mansion and monastery, has gardens and terraces from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Uçhisar Fortress, the Valley of Pigeons and the majestic Mount Erciyes.
Due to the great historical and natural wealth that surrounds it and for all the comforts and personalized services available, Argos in Cappadocia is a unique proposal for a trip for two. In addition to the famous balloon flight, which is a must for those visiting Cappadocia and a romantic postcard in itself, the Argos team has the possibility of creating a series of tailor-made experiences for guests, such as a special breakfast for the couple, picnics with typical products, wine tastings from the hotel cellar, walks under the moonlight, among others. Staying at Argos in Cappadocia is an experience in which enjoyment and relaxation are perfectly combined with a magical natural setting surrounded by history, luxury and comfort.
Le Toiny in St Barths
With a majestic view of the Caribbean Sea, on the slope above Anse de Toiny is located the Hotel Le Toiny. Twenty-two exclusive and independent villas and suites located in an oasis of calm and nature that creates a unique atmosphere. Each suite offers a private pool, a large terrace and views of the wonderful bay of Toiny. The essence of the hotel is calm and privacy, which is why all the suites have more than 92 m2 of private space with a terrace included, large heated pools and magnificent views of the sea, making it the perfect setting for romantic getaways, honeymoons and anniversaries.
Its Le Toiny restaurant offers a modern gastronomic menu, simple and refined European-inspired cuisine
prepared by their team of talented chefs. In turn, the property has an exclusive Beach Club to enjoy lunches and days at the beach with all the comforts, which can be accessed by private transport from the hotel and which also includes a spa with wellness treatments. Leisure activities are varied and personalized, from massages to water sports, guided tours, photo sessions and private yacht rentals. Intimacy, exclusivity and relaxation are the qualities that distinguish stays at Le Toiny. A different experience, in a destination without crowds and with all the comforts.
Villa Cora in Florence, Italy
All the splendor and historical Florentine beauty come to life in this hotel built and restored in 1868 in what used to be a mansion overlooking the Boboli Gardens. Villa Cora was inaugurated when Florence was the capital of the
Kingdom of Italy and became over the years one of the greatest cultural and cosmopolitan symbols of Florence. It earned its reputation after hosting figures of great importance such as Princess Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III and the French musician Claude Debussy, and is considered the most beautiful residence in the Tuscan capital. Villa Cora became a grand hotel in the late 1960s and since 2016 has been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. All its history is part of the magic of this hotel made up of a main building and other annexes surrounded by sumptuous flower gardens and an outdoor swimming pool.
These open spaces, along with a raised terrace, are perfect for holding romantic dinners or enjoying a cocktail in a unique setting. Among its outstanding services, the hotel offers a private car with a driver at disposal for the journey to the center of Florence, it has two fantastic restaurants, a bar, a cigar room, and a pool bar by the pool. They offer different activities to do in pairs, such as wine and oil tastings and cooking classes.
To enhance the enjoyment experience, Villa Cora has a spa that includes a massage room for couples, where guests can also enjoy a sauna, swimming pool, a hammam and its select wellness treatments.
&Beyond Yachts Charters and Lovango Resort in the Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are an unexplored Caribbean paradise, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The ideal place for couples looking for a destination without crowds where they can enjoy the sea, activities in connection with nature (without giving up comfort) and rest deeply. To make this possible, the firm &Beyond Yacht Charters, created by two lovers of the Caribbean and the oceans, offers the possibility of enjoying a stay in private manned yachts with all-inclusive service and totally personalized according to the preferences of the guests.
Tour paradisiacal beaches while enjoying gourmet cuisine adapted to your tastes? Do water sports in remote landscapes? Share yoga classes or sunset walks? With the proposal of &Beyond Yacht Charters and the dedication of its entire team, it is possible to be inspired to create a different trip totally tailored to the couple. Their crews are especially dedicated to providing services and experiences based on the tastes of the couple. Their great differential is professionalism combined with the gift of being hosts.
And although the Virgin Islands are a highly recommended destination to discover aboard a private yacht, there is also a special proposal for those who prefer to combine a stay on land and sea. Through the “Stay and Sail” program, &Beyond Yacht Charters & Lovango Resort, hotel and beach club, offer their guests the possibility of enjoying a stay combining both experiences with all the comforts.
Itzana Resort & Residences in Belize
Itz´ana is one of the newest hotels in Belize. It is located on the Placencia peninsula, in the southeast of the country. On a palm-fringed, white-sand beach, Itz’ana Resort is a slice of Belizean paradise and a gateway to adventure and relaxation. All rooms and villas at Itz’ana Resort have privacy as a priority, with wraparound terraces, spacious interior spaces, and a multitude of luxurious amenities. The one bedroom beachfront villa with private pool is the ideal getaway for couples.
The property has two restaurants Limilia and Biblio with culinary experiences that transcend the Caribbean. From elegant seasonal dining to masterfully crafted cocktails, its spaces are designed to satisfy and inspire all palates. And if it’s about romantic activities, Itz’ana launched the “we belong together” program dedicated to those who celebrate love, honeymoon, anniversary or just a romantic getaway. The program includes 4 nights in the Beach Front loft, breakfast, sparkling wine upon arrival, sunset sailing, picnic for two and a private romantic dinner. Includes transfer from Placencia airport and flight from Belize City.