The south end of Martinique
is about 4 hours from Rodney Bay. Ste. Anne has a lot of small restaurants, as does Le Marin. From St. Anne, a few hours westbound along the south coast takes you to Petite Anse d'Arlet, and Grand Anse d'Arlet, both very pretty wih good restaurants. A short sail north puts you in Fort de France
, itself a worthy destination
, restaurants, a museum, and interesting sights. An hour or two across the bay is Trois Islets. A few miles up the west coast
is Ste. Pierre, a pretty place of historical interest. Lots of French and Creole restaurants in Martinique
. For a slightly longer sail, 8 hours north of Ste. Pierre is Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica
-- a whole different world. Four hours, or less, north of Prince Rupert Bay puts you in the Saints -- part of Guadeloupe
. Beautiful spot with lots of good French cooking
Hope this helps. The Doyle guide is great, but doesn't cover all of the restaurants. Go ashore and check them out. That's part of the fun.
We routinely sail from Prince Rupert Bay to Rodney Bay and vice versa in daylight.
Rodney Bay, Marigot, and Soufrierre are nice as well. Going north to Dominica
involves one ful day in each direction, but with lots of places to stop in Martinique.
Ejoy your charter