It was an amazing sailing trip around the BVI’s! I must admit...I was apprehensive about the week. Living on a boat always comes with motion sickness for me and definitely does not come with a spa. Even though we hit a few bumps in the road along the trip...including losing our small inflatable boat, breaking the air-conditioning, and losing the paddle to the kayak, we had a blast. I read A LOT and got plenty of sun while avoiding a sunburn. The islands were absolutely stunning and the water was amazing. I definitely recommend chartering a boat as a family getaway!
Tips for your Getaway
Tie up your inflatable VERY tight (its funny...but after a glass a wine you may forget!)
If you are hoping for a very quiet and relaxed trip, go in the summertime. End of may to end of July is considered the off-season, and the islands are very quiet. There is also little live music in the off-season, which I was bummed about. If you are hoping for a more lively and busy vacation, February through early May is the time to go!
Make dinner reservations during the daytime (especially if you go in the off-season!). During the summer, most restaurants will close early if they do not have reservations booked. We noticed a lot of the employees and bartenders seemed very tired from the busy season.
Stock up on plenty of snacks before you embark on your trip
This is the view from a dock at the Bitter End Yacht club on Virgin Gorda...absolutely beautiful! A great spot to get onto land to relax, swim by the pool, and have a fun dinner!
Ivan's STRESS FREE BAR...which also happens to be Kenney Chesney's favorite bar in the islands!
My daughter Lucy, her friend Kaleigh, and me on the darn dingy that decided to float away!
Norman Island Caves!