9 of the World’s Best Winter Sailing Destinations

Have you read the 9 of the World’s Most Stunning Winter Sailing Destinations and 10 Best Winter Sailing Destinations to Escape the Cold? While most of the people have already embraced the beautiful colors of autumn, some of us are still thinking of those glorious days of summer that came with sailing trips, swimming sessions, and epic boat parties.

But what if you could still sail on warm waters, what if you could enjoy a fresh cocktail under a sunny sky… what if summer lasted forever? It’s not just an idea to stir up your imagination; it is a choice you can make right here, right now.

There are hundreds of incredible places where summer lasts all year long and we chose the best for you! Yes, now you can book a berth for your boat in the world’s most exotic and exquisite marinas or in some of the best sailing destinations in the world. All you need to do is pick your favorite place, reserve a mooring for your boat online and get ready for a new sailing experience. The crystal clear waters, the soft white sand and the warm breeze are already there, waiting for you.

What are the Best Winter Sailing destinations to escape the cold?

So here is our list of 9 best winter sailing destinations and just as many reasons to start planning your next sailing adventure:

1. Guadeloupe

Located in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and Antigua, the French archipelago of Guadeloupe includes the islands of Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes and La Desirade. Guadeloupe’s beaches are incredibly varied, with white, golden and volcanic sand surrounded by clear turquoise waters.



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2. Hawaii

As the birthplace of modern surfing, Hawaii has long been a popular destination. Today it’s one of the most developed islands in the Pacific, with a thriving tourism industry. Discover the breathtaking scenery and amazing beaches of the six islands, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the world’s tallest sea mountain.



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3. Martinique

The volcanic island of Martinique offers a diversity of landscapes and activities, from the long white sand beaches in the south to the forested mountainous north. Dominated by the still active Mont Pelee volcano, which destroyed the former capital in 1902, Martinique is a fantastic place if you like the outdoors, with activities ranging from water sports to hiking and skydiving.



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4. Mauritius

Mark Twain once wrote that heaven is just a copy of Mauritius and it’s easy to understand his sentiment once you step foot on this island. Found at the top of most best winter sailing destination lists, the island is famous for its emerald lagoons, white sand beaches and luxurious resorts with some of the best views in the Indian Ocean. Influences from Mauritius’ Indian, Chinese, French and Creole communities have created a unique cultural melting pot.



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5. Mayotte

Geographically part of the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean, Mayotte is an insular department of France known for its excellent sailing, diving and snorkeling grounds, being one of the best winter sailing destinations. The island is surrounded by a 160km long barrier reef that defines one of the largest coral lagoons in the world and houses a variety of aquatic life.



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6. New Zealand

One of the last lands to be settled by humans, New Zealand is a country of stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna and outstanding experiences. From the rugged coastlines and impressive rock formations of the North Island to the haunting natural beauty of the South Island, New Zealand is a nature lover’s dream come true.


New Zealand

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7. Puerto Rico

Located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, one of the best winter sailing destinations, is well known for its rich history, diverse landscapes and traditional cuisine. One of the best experiences the island has to offer is the bioluminescent bays, made of tiny single-cell organisms that glow when agitated. Mosquito Bay, on the island of Vieques, is a must-see place.


Puerto Rico

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8. Reunion

The French island of Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, is dominated by two massive volcanoes, the extinct Piton des Neiges and the very active Piton de la Fournaise. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Reunion, Piton de la Fournaise earned the island the surname “Hawaii of the Indian Ocean”. The three calderas inside Piton des Neiges offer breathtaking scenery and picturesque villages.


Reunion Island

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9. Saint Barthelemy

Popularly known as St. Barths, this island is part of the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe and Martinique. A popular upscale destination and one of the best winter sailing destination, St. Barths is a volcanic rock of just 25 square km that is home to fantastic beaches, luxury yachts, designer boutiques and a delightful gastronomy.


Photo source: st-barths.com

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