Not full-time cruisers here, far from it.... but a little about ourselves:
We are a family
of 3 (myself, my wife, and our 5-year old daughter). We have been sailing a couple years just locally (live in Chicago) and have chartered for 2 weeks in the BVI for a family
trip. We are looking for our next charter
now, probably early in 2015.
What I'm curious about is if anyone has any suggestions on where to go where our daughter might be a little more entertained? Don't get me wrong, BVI was a great time - and we had some fun family time. We did it with a flotilla and the opportunities to socialize with others at the same point in the cruise
was great. BUT... I kind of felt bad for our daughter. She was the only kid in the whole group, and at times felt like she was the only kid in the whole country. I think we briefly played with one other child her age the first weekend we were there, and then she met a nice local girl that she played with the second week of the trip.
I know other families with young children
and go cruising, and with us having an only child I want to be extra mindful that our daughter has chances to interact with people her own age enough to not be bored. She is awesome at seeking out other kids
though - she's very outgoing and always starting the games at the playground, but only when there are other kids
Perhaps it was the time of year (we went in late January), maybe it was just bad luck. This time due to school
schedules we are looking at early April (maybe more kids out of school
?), probably somewhere in the Caribbean
again, returning to BVI wouldn't be out of the question, also considering Belize
, St. Lucia. Any suggestions on where we would be very likely to run into other cruising families so our daughter has some playtime with other kids?