I'm looking at a few options for my next bareboat charter
. So far, my wife and I have been chartering in the BVIs only (twice). We are planning a week just before Christmas
and are considering the following options:
1) return to BVI
We really liked BVIs but would like to try something different. In terms of flights, with the exception of BVIS we would have direct flights to all destinations from Miami
. We almost completely ruled out no.4 as weather
wise it is probably the most risky destination
will be cold-ish relative to the other options.
I like the idea of Grenada
and sailing up to Tobago
Cays but reading a few forums
I got the impression that it might end up being a rough passage
as winds can be strong and swells would also make it less comfy.
What we liked about the BVIs was relatively easy sailing, proximity of most places, availability of mooring
balls (although I know that most other destinations are far worse) and restaurants. We don't mind going to more laid back, less crowded places so that would not be a deal breaker. In addition, having been to BVIs early Oct/Nov and having seen how crowded some destinations were I know that the week before Christmas
can only be worse.
What we would like to have is a relatively relaxing holiday coupled with some good sailing. we're not looking for 8hr/day sailing in tough conditions and that's why I'm hesitant on Grenada. My wife is not a sailor and needs some time at anchor/mooring ball to chill. this is how I can convince her in the future to charter
Going south from St Vincent to Grenada would not be an option as getting to St Vincent is a big issue for us flights wise.
sounds like the intermediate option with the flexibility to make it more interesting by going to Barbuda (weather permitting).
Any thoughts, ideas, feedback from people that have been to these places would be really appreciated as we can't make up our minds and time is running out!!