"Whenever...it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off- then, I account it high time to get to sea..." Ishmael -a link to my delivery website is in my profile—
I did Curaçao to windward passage, Ile a vache, in 4 nights 5 days on my Dufour 50 with one reef and full genoa. One tack. Never saw a boat or ship or plane, Went like a freight train. Lots of fun. In your case to Dominican Republic you will need to heed traffic to and from Panama. Keep a good watch!
Did Curacao to Bonaire and then set sail to St.Croix. 4 days and nights 3 days sailing took me to Porto Rico then motored into the NE wind for a day to get to St Croix. You should have no issue with one sail set all the way to DR.
Ernie on the Loremar