Originally Posted by Jbingham
Hi all! doing some planning for next winter. we had a great time in the BVIs last year but being home based at Bitter End on Virgin Gorda, though beautiful was a major hassle with a 4 little kids
getting there. we are back and forth 5-6 times a winter so its a big deal for us! we have considered the Bahamas
and the leeward islands
particularly St Marteen. any advice? we need a good set up for those that leave their boat for a couple weeks a month unattended.
We too have kept our boat in the BVI for many years. This was not much of an issue until our local airport
on Beef Island lost service
We have sailed most of the Caribbean
and while the island are different and some very interesting there are other issues both for traveling in and out as well as communications
to name a few.
One of the major issues you mentioned is keeping the boat up in VG. It can be difficult to reach for in and out trips. Have you considered a more local marina so that you can land in St. Thomas and take a ferry
The other option that works for some of our buddies is to use Puerto Rico
. Therer are many daily flights and reasonably easy transportation to Frajado for full service marinas
and you can also try some sailing time in both the Spanish Virgins and then the BVI.