One of the catamarans we’ve come to know in the British Virgin Islands, Lolalita, is currently a French West Indies boat charter. Unfamiliar with the area? Trust these experts!
The couple owners/operators, Ernie and Megan Schlobohm, know the French West Indies well. And took some time from their busy hosting and sailing to answer a few questions about the islands.
What are some of the "must see" and/or "must do"activities?
- Grand Case (French St. Martin) for Harmony Nights (weekly carnival celebration);
- Dive at Roche Creole (just outside Grand Case);
- Orient Beach (French St. Martin);
- Anguilla is quiet, peaceful, secluded;
- Rendezvous Bay (Anguilla) and Crocus Bay (Anguilla) national park area, beautiful anchorage with phenomenal snorkeling, just outside the anchorage is a wreck dive;
- Sandy Island (Anguilla), like Sandy Cay in the BVI);
- Tintamarre, island known for its healing mud, great place for nude sunbathing. Dive at Tintamarre (part of the national park);
- Mullet Pond Bay (St. Martin) and Cupecoy (St. Martin) for a nice anchorage and beach;
- Port Gustavia, St. Barths for its night life and fine dining and shopping;
- Scrub Island (north of Anguilla), Grotto swim, hike;
- Il du Forsche (dive and lunch);
- Dive Marine Preserve les Gros Islets (St. Barths);
- Columbié Beach (St. Barths) lots of turtles;
- Saline Beach (St. Barths) (big houses on a beautiful beach);
- Saba is absolutely gorgeous - lush green, preserved, untainted. My favorite in the Caribbean for this reason. Saba has amazing diving, but it has to be done rendezvous style as per local laws, also great hikes, great dining "in" the volcano crater. Saba is a bit harder to charter because it lacks anchorages; there are some mooring balls but we have to get permission from the dive shops to use them. It's worth the hassle-- it's so beautiful!
Ready to explore for yourself? Let’s begin designing your French West Indies boat charter experience.