For the least hassles and maximum boat and person security
look into Grenada
at the bottom of the Windwards. American Airlines has non-stops from Florida
but you would need to get from Colorado to Miami
- - Basically under the flight time restrictions you mentioned you are stuck with Central America
. The west coast
below Mexico appears to have some good places for the boat but getting to a major international airport
could be an all-day land adventure.
- - The east coast
of Central American can present a security problem when storing a boat unless it is properly prepared to thwart curious, sticky fingered locals and other cruisers.
- - The Dominican Republic
offers Luperon for in-water hurricane season storage
and 3 international airports for getting to and from the USA. Security can be a problem but generally it is very secure especially if you have an ex-pat watch the boat.
- - Further down-island in-water storage
during hurricane season is rather risky. Although you can - if you plan ahead - get the boat hauled and stored in an "approved storm season" boatyard in Puerto Rico
. It is not cheap
but quite safe.
- - Everywhere else is a "crapshoot" as to whether any storms will impact the specific area your choose. Grenada
offers the best "odds" on successfully surviving the "in-the-box" storm season. To get out of the "box" you need to go all the way to Trinidad, Venezuela
, A.B.C. Islands or Cartagena