Sir Richard Branson bought his own private Necker Island in the BVIs for good reason: this idyllic chain of isles hugs azul waters, celebrates a playful yet poised yachting culture, and sources sensual Caribbean cuisine. Exclusive Resorts, in partnership with the prestigious Monocle yacht company, now offers Members customized charters to one of Jacques Cousteau's favorite escapes. "Yachting is the ultimate in luxury vacations," says Monocle's Kevin O'Brien. 

Depart from Crown Bay Marina in the U.S. Virgin Islands, cross the Sir Francis Drake Channel, and discover such famed locales as Sopers Hole Marina, Norman Island, and Peter Island. Scuba, snorkel, or simply sunbathe along the way, and while navigating the BVIs, options are plenty. Explore the renowned Baths on Virgin Gorda, the posh Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, or the sugar-white beaches of Anegada. Alas, tough decisions, as paradise beckons.