Okay these are our current
sailing grounds over the last 5 years. The BVIs have the most and best beach bars, St John is great for walking around in the woods, snorkeling, and maybe even an afternoon in Cruz Bay. SVI / Puerto Rico
/ Vieques and Culebra
are the Islands to go to if you are looking for a beach to yourself, except on a Holiday weekend when they launch the Puerto Rican Navy
is an absolute charm and we go between St Thomas and Culebra 3 or 4 times a year. It's an easy 1 day bash heading East and a half day downwind sail heading West. Even Norman Island BVI to Vieques is a one day sail in either direction. I've done it more than once.
I think that the ultimate is to pick up your charter
in BVI and have a week to 10 days to sail downwind and turn it in at Puerto Del Rey Marina, Fajardo, PR. You can see them all without ever heading into the wind
And no, I don't get more $$ if you charter
our boat from SailCaribe in this way. I might get called to sail it to weather
from PR/SVI to BVI someday but it hasn't happened yet. On our next trip we are sailing out of PR and dropping it at St Thomas.