March 16, 2021

COVID Safe Travel Destinations: Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Bahamas

Something we’ve all been missing during the pandemic is the opportunity to travel. For some of us, it’s been close to a year since taking a vacation. Now that case numbers have started to go down, safe travel opportunities are growing as restrictions have begun to loosen up as well, allowing families and small close-knit groups to go on holiday together.

Some of the most popular Caribbean destinations such as the Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Islands are thriving as visitors are better able to practice social distancing guidelines here. And with cruise ships being out of commission for the time being, all inclusive yacht charters have become the new preferred way to travel. 

Not only do our Caribbean yacht charters provide safe and clean accommodations, but they also offer the ultimate luxury vacation experience. Learn more about our socially distanced, COVID-safe, luxury yacht charters and see why traveling to the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands could be the best trip you take to date. 

Yacht Charter Vacations Are Safe During the Pandemic

Chartering a private yacht is currently one of the safest ways to travel throughout the world. A yacht charter ensures that you follow all of the safest social distancing protocols and also provides the safest travel accommodations. Not only do you avoid contact with other travelers, but you’re also secluded from other visitors and locals on the island. This gives you the freedom to spend your vacation with friends or family with little chance of being exposed to the virus. Chartering your own all inclusive charter has several advantages, especially during the pandemic. 

Private, Comfortable Room and Board

A large portion of travelers have been able to prevent catching the coronavirus thanks to the safety that yacht charters provide. When you stay in a hotel or take public transportation, you have a much higher risk of being infected with COVID. Rather than being in close quarters with other guests staying in a hotel or taking a public ferry to the next island, you get more security from the seclusion of a luxury mega yacht charter. You’ll receive the privacy of a personal room and living quarters for you and your guests completely away from other tourists. 

Safe, Socially-Distanced Activities

Many offshore activities such as diving, boating, and swimming are available in complete privacy when you book an all inclusive charter. You’re able to participate in all your favorite water sports right from your yacht which ensures your safety from the coronavirus and lets you have uninterrupted fun with your friends and family. To learn more about what sort of activities are available, take a look at our FAQ page.

Private Dining

Along with having your own space for various activities, you are also equipped with a private chef on your group or family luxury travel. This allows you and your guests complete privacy and safety to enjoy a fine dining experience all from the comfort of your yacht. You even get to choose the meals that are served!

Because social distancing regulations have limited our ability to interact with people outside of our families or close group of friends, it can be hard to plan a safe trip during the pandemic. However, a private yacht charter provides just the solution you’re looking for. Taking a group or family luxury travel vacation allows guests to essentially live on their own “private portable island” for a short time. You have all the things you need to have a fantastic vacation aboard an Envy Yacht Charter without running the risk of coming into contact with the virus. A yacht charter is the best, and safest way to experience the Caribbean in complete luxurious comfort. 

U.S. Virgin Islands Safe Travel Information

The USVI’s have become a vibrant charter destination since it has mostly remained open during the pandemic. With cruise ships unable to travel here currently, the beaches and surrounding areas have taken on a new life. To travel here, guests must first submit an approved, negative viral test result and be cleared to travel to this destination. Both of these requirements must be done prior to travel and is not exempt to guests who have received the vaccine. At this time, it is not required to be tested upon your return to the United States, but other countries may have other protocols in place.

Safe Travel to the USVI’s:

  • Before: Get tested 1-5 days before you plan to travel. Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • During: While traveling, it’s crucial that you follow all social distancing guidelines and protocols. Remember to always wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, and maintain social distances of 6 feet from others. 

To learn more about the travel restrictions and guidelines of the U.S. Virgin Islands, take a look at the Visit USVI site

Bahamas Safe Travel Information

The Bahamas are a great social distancing destination thanks to all of the secluded cays and islets that surround the island. Bahamas yacht charters essentially allows you to have your very own private beach for the day, which is the ultimate safe location for your vacation. The Bahamas are also taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of locals and visitors which include strict social distancing protocols, required health screenings, and daily health updates. Currently, the Bahamas are taking every necessary step to keep everyone on the island happy and healthy. 

To travel to the Bahamas, guests must:

  • Provide a negative viral test result taken within 5 days of arrival
  • Apply for a Bahama’s Health Travel Visa
  • Guests must take a rapid test on the 5th day of their vacation unless they plan to leave on this day

To learn more about the travel restrictions and guidelines of the Bahamas, take a look at this Bahamas Tourism Guide.

Safe Travel to the Bahamas:

  • Before: Get tested 1-5 days before you plan to travel. Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • During: While traveling, it’s crucial that you follow all social distancing guidelines and protocols. Remember to always wear your mask, wash your hands frequently, and maintain social distances of 6 feet from others. 

Book with the Best Charter Yacht Brokers

The best way to discover the U.S. Virgin Islands or Bahamas is through a private, all inclusive yacht charter where you are able to customize your own trip and remain secluded from other travelers. This once-in-a-lifetime, first-class experience is done your way with the utmost care and safety from the team at Envy Yacht Charters. There is so much beauty waiting to be discovered on these islands and we can’t wait to be your guide!

Spend your next vacation relaxing on hot white sand beaches and swimming in the turquoise waters, hiking gorgeous trails with breathtaking views, scuba diving or snorkeling around the pristine coral reefs, exploring historical sites, shopping duty-free, and so much more!

Envy Yacht Charters
ENVY Yacht Charters owner, Nancy E. Van Winter is a broker for vacation yachts
located throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas, US, Fiji, the South Pacific and the
Mediterranean.

Nancy is a member of:

• CYBA Charter Yacht Brokers Association
• The Dive Professionals Association 
• The Dive Industry Association
• Virgin Island Professional Charter Association Charter Yacht Society
225 E. 2nd Street
Frederick, MD 21701 USA
Phone: 1.443.829.8576
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