Easy Does It: Packing for a Martinique Week
Tiny island. Incredibly beautiful blue water. Casual and carefree. There are few destinations as lovely and as laid back for a private luxury yacht charter as Martinique. You really must see it to believe how gorgeous the island is, and you really should experience “island time” at least once in your life. With such heady competition, make sure you’re in the running for attention with a packing list that ensures your fashion status. Follow The Best of Yachting’s Virtual Valise for the right picks.
Like the island, you’ll want something tiny and blue, especially if you’re wandering down to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Beach Bunny’s Tigerlily bikini stitches glimmering sapphire sparkles onto nude mesh for a mesmerizing effect, floating like the yachts on Martinique’s clear waters. Moncler makes a great classic swim short for men, in the Gamme Bleu Stars print.
Gorgeous landscapes deserve to be viewed through gorgeous lenses. Swedish designer Anna Karin-Karlsson puts the emphasis on blue, with a pet parrot for fun, adorned with 24 kt gold and azure Swarvoski crystals. Westward Leaning’s Vanguard 12 sunglasses give great vision through steel-blue, mirrored lenses, green nose pads, and black marble side inlays.
Time is of the essence, so make every second count. Rolex helps you to just that with the 39mm white gold Oyster Datejust Pearlmaster for him. Set with a circle of precious gems, waterproof, and self-winding, this perfect timepiece will serve as a fabulous reminder of this exceptional time on board your private luxury yacht charter. For her, the 28mm Rolex Lady Datejust 28 has elaborate new dials with gem set hour markers. Self-winding, waterproof, and stunning in any latitude, it will also serve up pleasant memories of this time when the world was definitely your oyster.
Sun’s out, ocean breeze is ruffling your hair, and you’re gazing at one of the Caribbean’s most pristine horizons. This, then, is what to wear. Island Company’s White linen Explorer shorts, and blue Naval Aviator shirt. Shoes? Not required. Linen works for her, too, and a slip of a dress like this Mixed Media from Tiya carries on stylishly throughout the day, even on the posh rock of Mustique.
Dressing up in the islands is still pretty casual compared to many destinations. Look dashing, but not out of place, in Oliver Spencer’s monochromatic lightweight shirt and pant. For her, an Ulla Johnson dream in pale blue is an elegant choice with heels, or a pretty frock with flats, perfect for sipping your selection at Basil’s Bar, or earning your shirt at the Firefly Martini Club.
The devil may wear Prada, but angels carry it. Here’s proof for your own best celestial travel companion in the Prada Saffiano leather tote. Style, with a ton of function. For him, an Alfred Dunhill Chassis Leather Kit Bag tucks things away nicely.
Something ultra cool to share would be the Hermes Orion suitcase. Built in aluminum with natural calfskin belts, precision locks, and can’t fail wheels, it will become a favorite.