Discover this tranquil bay's perfect conditions for sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling, and explore the natural wonders of Culebra from this idyllic base.

Ensenada Honda Culebra, Spanish Virgin Islands

Discover this tranquil bay's perfect conditions for sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling, and explore the natural wonders of Culebra from this idyllic base.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Ensenada Honda, nestled in the heart of Culebra within the Spanish Virgin Islands, is a haven for yacht charters seeking both adventure and tranquility. This serene bay is renowned for its deep, sheltered waters, making it an ideal spot for anchorage and a base from which to explore the island’s natural beauty and aquatic life. Its proximity to Dewey, Culebra’s main town, offers convenient access to provisions, dining, and a touch of local culture.

Why Ensenada Honda?

Ensenada Honda is celebrated for its calm waters, extensive anchorage space, and accessibility to Culebra’s attractions. It’s a gateway to the Spanish Virgin Islands’ untouched splendor, reflecting a quieter, less developed charm compared to its Caribbean counterparts. Here, sailors find a blend of relaxation and exploration opportunities, from snorkeling in clear waters to hiking on scenic trails.

Where is Ensenada Honda?

 Ensenada Honda is located on Culebra, one of the Spanish Virgin Islands, which lies just off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico and near the US Virgin Islands. This expansive bay is known for its sheltered and deep waters, making it one of the most protected natural harbors in the Caribbean. Its strategic position within Culebra provides easy access to the island’s amenities and attractions, including the charming town of Dewey, where visitors can find restaurants, shops, and provisioning services.
Entering the Ensenda Honda channel

What to do at Ensenada Honda?

  •  Snorkeling and Diving: The waters around Culebra are crystal clear, offering superb conditions for snorkeling and diving. Ensenada Honda’s location provides easy access to renowned sites like Carlos Rosario Beach, where the underwater world is alive with vibrant coral and marine life.
  •  Provisioning and Dining: The town of Dewey offers yachters the chance to stock up on essentials, dine out, and experience local cuisine. Ensenada Honda’s proximity to Dewey means convenience without sacrificing the serene anchorage experience.
  •  Kayaking and Paddleboarding: The bay’s calm waters are perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding, allowing visitors to explore the mangrove-lined shores at a leisurely pace.
  •  Hiking to Flamenco Beach: A trek from Ensenada Honda to Flamenco Beach, one of the world’s top beaches, is highly recommended. The beach’s iconic tanks, remnants of military exercises, provide a unique backdrop against the pristine sand and turquoise waters. You can also rent a jeep or golf cart.

Ensenada Honda exemplifies the allure of the Spanish Virgin Islands, offering a mix of natural beauty, maritime convenience, and a gateway to the enchanting world of Culebra. Whether seeking solitude on the water, adventure beneath the waves, or cultural experiences ashore, Ensenada Honda provides an ideal setting for an unforgettable yacht charter journey. Click the link to read our complete itinerary for the Spanish Virgin Islands.

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