Be sure to visit one of these full service marinas during the coming Caribbean season
Article by ONBOARD Magazine
Romora Bay Resort & Marina
HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Romora Bay Resort and Marina blends timeless Bahamian ambience and international service standards to create a resort and marina destination unlike any other in the Bahamas. Located in the heart of Harbour Island, the full-service marina caters to both the sport fish and superyacht clientele and can accommodate vessels up to 58m in length. A fulltime team dedicated to marina guests, provides a stress-free transition from ship to shore. Facilities include grey and black water discharge,
crew lounges, and the onsite yacht agency can help plan your itineraries, supply provisions, and book air travel to and from the island. With its 20 all-suite hotel accommodations, infinity pool overlooking the bay, and two world famous restaurants, Romora Bay offers guests of all ages a unique and beautiful vacation getaway. No matter how you arrive, the experienced team is ready to greet you and make Romora Bay Resort and Marina your home away from home.
In the past decade, St. Maarten has become one of the Caribbean’s premier yachting destinations hosting some of the most exclusive and luxurious vessels in the world. Great Bay, Simpson Bay, and the Simpson Bay Lagoon are the main docking and anchorage areas for visiting superyachts, with Simpson Bay Lagoon houses the main facilities for yachts of all sizes. The Lagoon is divided between Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin. The Dutch side of the lagoon has the most marinas as well as a wide range of
yachting companies and suppliers. In the well-protected lagoon, top-notch yachting services can be found, including technical services of all kinds (from diesel services to hydraulics, rigging to composite repairs and paint works to metal fabrication), haul out facilities, provisioning and chandleries, fuelling to sail repair. Great Bay is capable of accommodating yachts too large to enter the lagoon. Such megayachts can make use of these port facilities, which include the windjammer berth next to the cruise facility at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo Facility.
Yacht Harbour Grande
Awarded the coveted 5 Gold Anchor Award and named the 2016 Superyacht Marina of the Year, IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande is in the historic Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St. Thomas, USVI. With 46 megayacht slips, world-class amenities, extraordinary service, a beautiful location and idyllic sailing climate make Yacht Haven Grande a premier destination. The marina is complemented by the adjoining shopping galleria and office complex. From marina operations to services and amenities, they are dedicated to ensuring
the efficiency, comfort and safety of your stay. We offer side-to berth for yachts up to 656’, in-slip high-speed fuelling, waste and oil removal, 24-hour security and nearby access to the island’s best yacht provisioning, catering, fitness centre and ships’ chandlery. The property includes an esplanade with three restaurants and 80,000 sq. ft. of retail space, where the visitor can enjoy waterside dining.
Described by US author James Michener as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean”, the Marigot Bay Marina is the Caribbean’s unique premier yachting destination, servicing yachts up to 280 feet. Nestled beside the 5-star Marigot Bay Resort, marina guests can enjoy elegant accommodation, dining and carefully curated activities that showcase the best of Saint Lucia. With a full-service marina and natural deep harbour, Marigot Bay provides shelter for ships of varying sizes during the worst weather
conditions. Their Personal Assistant services and welcome programme are unique to the yachting industry and unrivalled in the Caribbean. Marigot Bay’s magnificent lush setting places guests to nearby Saint Lucia’s majestic rainforests and Pitons and provides access for direct international daily flights
Marina Casa de Campo
A superyacht marina located just 7km away from La Romana International Airport, and part of the huge 7,000 acre Casa de Campo Resort that has an amazing array of facilities including three 18 hole golf courses, a heliportand a five star hotel. The marina has good access from the sea, and offers three alternative mooring systems for vessels of different sizes. As an official ‘Port of Entry’ to the Dominican Republic, customs and immigration facilities are available on site 24/7 with personalised assistance. The
excellent shoreside facilities at the marina include banks, a good supermarket with gourmet provisioning, a range of international restaurants, various café bars, 3 screen cinema complex, yacht concierge services, designer boutiques, jewellery stores and a pharmacy. Beyond this, the surrounding resort attractions at the expansive Casa De Campo estate include polo fields, 12 tennis Har-Tru courts, a shooting centre (trap & skeet) plus, a private beach with restaurant and horse riding facilities.
Errol Flynn Marina & Boatyard
The Errol Flynn Marina & Boatyard is located on the northeast coast of Jamaica. The facility encompasses the entire West Harbour and features a marina complex, boatyard and cruise Ship terminal. The marina has 32 fixed dockage slips and 22 mooring balls while the boatyard is equipped with a 100 tonne travel-lift machine and a fuel facility which sells ultra low sulphur diesel and gasoline. There is also a giga-dock which can accommodate the largest yacht in the world and boutique cruise ships up to
665 feet in length with draught of 26 feet. Security and privacy are vital to clients and hence the marina is equipped with 24-hour manned security along with cameras and electronic access dock gate and bathrooms. Amenities free WIFI, swimming pool, a promenade for jogging or long walks and a beach. Visitors may reach the town centre by walking for a mere three minutes for services such as ATMs, farmers market, bakery, hardware stores and supermarkets. There are numerous activities to occupy one’s attention while in port activities include rafting, hiking or bicycling and surfing.