The Top 5 Anchorages in the Caribbean

These anchorages are a great alternative to the bustle of towns and cities.  Visit the top 5 anchorages in the Caribbean.  Here you will find some of the most peaceful and most sheltered spots around the Caribbean.

1.Soufrière Bay (Pitons), St. Lucia Caribbean


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Pitons of St. Lucia are a great place to do some hiking. Paths with hot springs dot the trails to the town of Soufrière. Nature lovers will discover the rare flora and fauna in the lush green landscape. There is much to do for snorkelers and divers too. Over 60% of the marine area here is covered in coral. Therefore it’s one of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. Soufrière Bay is a great place for land lovers and water babies alike.

Picture courtesy of / Inga Locmele

2. Nonsuch Bay, Antigua Caribbean

Nonsuch Bay has a good choice of places to anchor. There are many inlets and bays to choose from. When there is rougher weather farther offshore Nonsuch Bay is naturally protected by the reef shelters. Here you can anchor by a secluded beach or close to the resort. Furthermore, this area is perfect for those learning to kite surf and windsurf. Those wishing to kayak or paddle board will find great trails to do so also. On land, head to Stingray City for an up-close encounter feeding stingrays.

Picture courtesy of / PassPro Immigration Services

3. Colombier Bay, St Barths Caribbean

If you like secluded beaches, Colombier Bay is the place to be. Located at the north-west end of St. Barths, this bay is completely unspoiled. One won’t find amenities of any kind here but you may run into some hikers or other luxury yachts. The water is shallow and lacks current. Therefore it’s the perfect place to teach young ones how to swim or snorkel.

Picture courtesy of / Przemyslaw Skibinski

4. Tobago Cays, Tobago Caribbean

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Tobago Cays consists of Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradal, Petit Tabac and Jamesby. There is no masse tourism here. These cays are uninhabited and have avoided erosion that usually comes with many tourists. Excellent anchorage spots can be found everywhere. Sea turtles and giant starfish are easily spotted in the crystal clear waters here. This is Tobago’s national treasure.

Picture courtesy of / Larwin

5. Marie Galante, Guadeloupe Caribbean

Marie Galante’s best anchorage site is hard to define as there are so many. There are many stone forts visible around the island due to its turbulent history. Furthermore, windmills and distilleries are dotted around too making for great photo opportunities. If you anchor in Anse Ballet you get the best of both worlds with long sandy beaches to the west and some picturesque local landmarks. You’ll be following in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus.

Picture courtesy of / Jakob Fischer

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