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Old 29-08-2016, 09:21   #16
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Re: Caribbean: resort and sailing

Keep in mind that they don't call it "Scrub Island" for nothing.. It is an island of "Scrub" away from the resort. Absolutely NOTHING to do outside of the resort. If BVI, Bitter End is the choice or Oil Nut Bay. However, for a family vacation as was the OP, St. John just cant be beat. Much more to do and is available from St. John than in the BVI. More restaurants, shops, tours and excursions both on and off of the water.
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Old 29-08-2016, 10:08   #17
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You might look into Nanny Cay Resort and Marina on Tortola, BVI which is a laid back resort, has beach, pool, restaurant, and bar along with a Marina with a lot of sailing and a dive shop with lessons and excursions. Excellent value though not a fancy 5 star resort. Clean and friendly.
BTW: Scrub Island has a very posh beautiful, Marriott Resort and Offshore Sailing School which is excellent. As cited above, very out of the way.
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Old 29-08-2016, 13:14   #18
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Re: Caribbean: resort and sailing

I would agree with BVI any day - probably one of the best introductions to the best of sailing.

Bitter End is a great place - a bit remote but lots around it and a nice resort. It is also very sailing oriented.
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Re: Caribbean: resort and sailing

Freeman Bay, Antigua... Everything about English Harbor is great and great sailing too. Several beach hotels... Jump up! Get down!
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Either BVI or Granadines.
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Charter in the BVI. Spend some time at Cooper Island onshore . It's one of our favorites. Nice hotel, Resteraunt, bar and anchorage . They have a dive shop on site and great diving+ snorkeling on the "back" side of the island. Nice vibe
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Re: Caribbean: resort and sailing

How about the Grenadines? You could base out of Union Island, Palm Island, Mayreau or Petite St. Vincent and do day sails around the Southern Grenadines. Perfect! I would recommend chartering out of Grenada. You could either sail up with your crew or have the boat delivered up. I have never worked with them, but Sail Grenadines even charters out of Union Island.

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Old 29-08-2016, 18:50   #23
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Bitter End. Big fleet included, dive shop on site, one week sailing course if you want it, frequent regattas, the rest of the BVIs an easy sail away.
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I would agree with BVI any day - probably one of the best introductions to the best of sailing.

Bitter End is a great place - a bit remote but lots around it and a nice resort. It is also very sailing oriented.
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Try calling them if you haven't already. Sometimes they can make it work when the website says full.
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I would say Antigua. Not a lot of "small islands" but loads of nice bays to anchor, beautiful beaches and excellent water and food holes.
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I did not find a forum for destinations so posting here. We would like to go sailing to Caribbean in February for a week. The problem is that some in our group want to go sailing while some prefer to stay ashore. So I am looking for a place with the following conditions: 1. Nice resort by the beach (that is the easy part
2. A few interesting small islands within 3-4 hours of sailing so we can do day trips returning by night 3. An anchorage or mooring not far from the resort.
4. An island where I could charter a sailboat... Any ideas where I could find such place? St. Marten satisfies all conditions (trips to St.Barts and Anguila) but it would be expensive as each of those islands is in a different country. If there is a better site or forum to ask this question, please, point me to it
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Except for St-Barth/St-Martin/Anguilla, all I can see for a week cruise is the US/British Virgin Islands Remember, one week or two, you're likely to pay the same air fare. On a single week vacation, I would rather stay in a beachfront hotel/resort, rent a Hobie Cat 14 or 16 for the week & take a day trip to the next island Also, I'm sure there are dozens of young ladies on resort beaches waiting for a nice sailor to take them on a Hobie Cat tour of the bay...& when happy hour calls, your drinks stay steady 'till you see them move by themselves
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Re: Caribbean: resort and sailing

Going to vote scrub island with the others, you can get a great deal at the Marriott there. Free shuttles all day and some of the night to tortolla. Very close to several great islands.

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Placencia Belize. Rent house or low key resort and boat from the Moorings or Sunsail, many islands, relatively quiet and Placencia is a nice community. Many land adventures for the landlubbers as well. No one will be bored.
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