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Bahamas - 700 Magnificent islands to discover!

If a multihull paradise exists, then this is it: the giant, shallow anchorages take on the color of a swimming pool - those with a draft exceeding two meters are asked to sail elsewhere. A multihull friendly destination par excellence!

The Bahamas are wedged between southern Florida and northeastern Cuba. There is a huge territory to discover: 100,000 square miles, which is 6,500 square miles more than the United Kingdom! A country with more sea than land, and independent since 1973. Only about twenty islands are inhabited all year round. To the south there is a succession of sandy and coral islets, where there is no chance of getting supplies. To the west, the Bimini Islands are the closest to the American coast (only 40 miles). However, it is a little further east, on the islands of Great Abaco and Nassau, that you will find the main infrastructures. The sailing season extends from December to June; the hurricane season starts in August and continues until November. The Bahamas archipelago is made up of huge lagoons, separated by a few dozen miles. It is during these journeys that one sometimes feels the swell of the open sea or at least the wind over the sea. Other than that, the sailing is all about wandering from one deserted beach to another, in a giant swimming pool. Sailing times can be very short, dives a little less so - which ensures that your days are always busy! The wildest area? The Exumas archipelago, only 26 miles off the southeast coast of Nassau Island. It is home to one of the largest marine parks in the world, the famous «Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park» located in Warderick Wells. Other things to do: stroke the nurse sharks, feed the swimming pigs at Staniel Cay, reveal your inner James Bond in Thunderball’s underwater cave and swim with angel fish, parrotfish and Scissortail Sergeants in the Aquarium. You can even explore the wreckage of the Medellin Cartel’s plane off Norman Cay or play hide-and-seek with the iguanas at Allen’s Cay.

British Virgin Islands - The trade wind of happiness

A variety of islands - some rugged, others flat - pristine sandy beaches, turquoise waters and above all, a constant trade wind: the British Virgin Islands are a true sailing paradise! And the icing on the cake is that there are a few sailors’ haunts where the beer is cold close by the anchorages...

Sailors familiar with the West Indies will already know these idyllic islands. Landlubbers, less so... A bit of geography to start with: the BVI are wedged between Puerto Rico to the west and Saint-Martin to the east. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, this archipelago of 50 islands - only 16 are inhabited - has had a turbulent history. There were repeated colonizations and piracy, before they were annexed by the British... Today, the BVI is a well-known tax haven (no taxes for companies). These islands are also a tourist destination and a popular sailing area for ...

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