My wife and I chartered a 35 foot monohull
in the BVIs a few years ago, and now we want to charter
a cat. While we had a good time in the BVIs, we would like to try something different.
We have been to Antigua
to dive and hang out. We loved it, and may consider it as a charter
point. We also liked Dominica
as well as Monserrat. We found the people in these islands to be particularly friendly.
We would probably not want to go to the Bahamas
. While we did not charter there, it was just not as enjoyable as some islands we have been to.
We would want someplace where we can rent a smaller cruising cat (say 37 - 42 ft.?) with good diving
in the area, nice locals, and not too "built up" thought not too small either. For example, we felt that St. Thomas was too "cosmopolitan" for our tastes.
We are accomplished sailors, though this will be the first time sailing a cruising cat. We would also want to go where the winds would be a good, overall experience for considering buying
a cat in the future.
Any ideas as to where we should go?