Beach Break at Tobago Cays

Caribbean dreaming, Star Clippers style. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Monday, December 15, 2015
I think I’m running out of beach superlatives.
Star Clippers’ Royal Clipper dropped anchor off Tobago Cays this morning at 0930. Within minutes, guests were lining the outer decks, waiting to be among the first to tender ashore in this sun-drenched paradise.
Tobago Cays are actually five separate, entirely uninhabited islands that are part of St. Vincent & The Grenadines, which I always think sounds like a really cool 1980’s rock band. They’re rarely visited by most cruise ships; only small vessels can call here. Despite that, Tobago Cays will still see approximately 50,000 visitors per year – though only about 10,000 will come by cruise ships and private yachts.

Today, we got the opportunity to relax in paradise with a full day at Tobago Cays. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Today, we got the opportunity to relax in paradise with a full day at Tobago Cays. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Today is all about the beach. Royal Clipper will stay anchored here until 1700, when she will once again raise her anchor and unfurl her sails as we chart a course for Kingstown, St. Vincent, where we will arrive at 0800 tomorrow morning.
Since we’ve got plenty of time to visit the beach, and a ship that’s not entirely sold-out, let’s take a look at some of the top-of-the-line accommodations aboard Royal Clipper:

Owner’s Suite 002

If you want the ultimate in sailing luxury, chose one of Royal Clipper's two Owner's Suites. Owner's Suite 002 is shown here. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders
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