Meet Crystal Esprit
The Crystal Esprit offers an intimate and elegant enclave while welcoming just 62 sophisticated adventurists in all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations. The yacht’s unique size brings guests to the very doorstep of some of the world’s most exclusive shores, allowing for incomparable personalized experiences.
The Crystal Yachting Experience
Designed for adventurous travelers seeking active and cultured experiences, Crystal Esprit offers a brand-new cruise alternative. Small enough to sail to exotic bucket-list destinations, you’ll enjoy a host of complimentary excursions and amenities in a very intimate and personalized manner.
Unrivaled Water Play
Crystal Esprit’s marina platform puts the crystalline waters of the West Indies right at your toes; a complimentary invitation to jump in and swim, snorkel, paddle board and kayak on top-of-the-line equipment with expert instruction.
Although sparsely populated, Anegada’s economy is based primarily on tourism, and secondly on commercial fishing. Visitors will find a number of rare or endangered species here: the Anegada rock iguana, Caribbean lobster, the loblolly tree, frangipani, feathery sea lavender and wild orchids.
Offshore, the 18-mile Horseshoe Reef is one of the world’s largest coral reefs, making navigation difficult and causing numerous shipwrecks over the years.
Christopher Columbus was responsible for the name of the isle, which means ‘Fat Virgin’, because its shape reminded him of a reclining woman with a distended stomach. The heavy belly is the island’s central high point, known as Gorda Peak, from which lush indigenous vegetation crisscrossed with numerous trails spreads down to the coast and the azure sea. Virgin Gorda, just less than nine square miles (23 sq km) in area, is still a virgin paradise in many respects, as land development is strictly controlled. The island’s resorts are luxurious and discreet, staffed almost entirely by local residents, and blending gently into the idyllic surroundings.
Virgin Gorda, like all the British Virgin Islands, has a number of idyllic beaches perfect for lounging and water sports, including Savannah Bay, Handsome Bay, and Big Trunk Bay. Devil’s Bay National Park also has its own secluded beach, only a 15-minute walk away. The beaches are all beautiful, but the star attraction on Virgin Gorda is the Baths on its southern shores, where a jumble of gigantic granite stones lie half submerged. The boulders have formed fascinating grottoes, tunnels, arches and pools: a playground for exploring and snorkeling. The fascinating rock formations were caused by volcanic activity thousands of years ago and today are the most visited natural wonder in the region.
The island’s main town, Spanish Town, presents an unhurried, laid-back atmosphere, where visitors can take their time browsing among a plentiful supply of shops offering souvenirs, beach-wear, fashion items and local arts and crafts. There are also numerous restaurants, most with catchy names like ‘Mad Dog’ and ‘Sip and Dip’, serving up the delicious local cuisine, including unsurpassed lobster feasts.
Among the famous resorts tucked away here is the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, a sister club to the Aga Kahn’s world-famous yacht club of the same name in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Designed purposefully for the world’s elite super- and mega-yachts, the club exclusively welcomes Crystal guests to enjoy its Azzurra Restaurant and Bar Aqua.
An early published reference to the island used the name Musketa, possibly a variant spelling of the word “musket.” However, it is also rumored that the island owes its unusual name to the Moskito Indians, who traveled in the region centuries ago. What is known with certainty is that Branson intended Moskito to be “the most ecologically friendly” island in the world, and had plans drawn up to conserve terrestrial and marine bioresources and habitats. New salt ponds were created and young flamingos were moved from Necker to populate Moskito. There’s also a sanctuary for endangered ring-tailed lemurs.
By sea, river, land and air, Crystal has redefined the way the world views luxury travel. Since the beginning, Crystal has set the bar of excellence for luxury travel. Today, we are redefining it altogether, presenting the savviest world travelers with choices, experiences and luxuries unmatched in the industry. By Ocean, River, Yacht and Air, each Crystal Experience is designed to showcase the world and its wonders in the most remarkable ways. Join us as new adventures unfold…
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