I am still pushing Ronde Island or Les Tantes between Grenada
and Carriacou in the southern Grenadines.
- - Although Ronde is owned and for sale
by some super rich guy, it has been uninhabited for a very long time. There are two good beaches one on the north side and one on the south side. There is even the remnants of a small village on the south side which could be used as a habitation area. The island is large enough to have plenty of hiking and exploring. And all around it are some of the best snorkeling and diving
sites along with great fishing
- - Les Tantes, northeast of Ronde Island is much smaller deserted but also has some good beaches (smaller) and good vertical hills for climbing and exploring and good fishing
- - The main advantage of these two little islands is that they are large enough to be interesting and are tucked in between two bigger islands (Carriacou and Grenada) where you can get supplies, food and stuff for the boat
. So you will be absolutely isolated but still within a few hours of sources of stuff.
- - The other island that sounds the same - Rhonde Island between Montserrat and Nevis
is a vertical pile of loose rock rubble with virtually no vegetation and place to shelter your boat
. Having been by it several times, it is interesting to look at but would be an impossible place to live on.
- - The southern islands of the eastern Caribbean
also have the advantage of being below the main hurricane
paths but do get an infrequent storm. In those cases you are close enough to Carriacou to seek refuge for you and your boat.