might randomly be kind of yucky to hop between islands from St Lucia
. We met some charter
folks in the Grenadines who had sailed from St Lucia. They had a bad time on the way down, and really were not looking forward to the trip back up, but had to go the next day.
Everyone is different, but St Lucia is one of our least favorites. I don't feel it's that interesting by itself, if you don't go somewhere else.
has a string of super cute little tourist beach towns. We spent a lot of time wandering around those, eating at the delicious French beach restaurants.
We also really enjoy the islands around Guadeloupe
-- Les Saintes, Marie-Galante. More of a rural feel.
. You could hop up to Barbuda if the weather
is nice, but the reefy islands on the SE and NE side are also fun and plenty to explore for a week, if the weather is stronger. The boating
officials there have a short fuse, so do everything right.
I guess there's a reason so many people charter
in the BVI.