Although it’s getting late, there are still several excellent monohulls and larger motor yachts available for charter over the Christmas and New Year holidays and we will be happy to put together a few recommendations from around US$50,000 per week plus expenses upwards depending on type and size of yacht. The popular destination for Christmas is the Virgin Islands, with the short sailing distances between the many islands, sheltered sailing conditions and busy places ashore. But instead try the Grenadines this year and sample the more traditional Caribbean. Or start your charter in Antigua and island hop all the way to St Barths and St Martin/St Maarten. For New Year, St Barths is always popular.