Namani’s Eastern Caribbean “Best-of List” (in no particular order)

Best Anchorages

Admiralty Bay, Bequia – nice atmosphere, very „cruisy“
Tobago Cays – beautiful and unique
Between the Pitons, St. Lucia - awesome scenery
Tyrell Bay, Carricaou – very laid back
Prickly Bay, Grenada – very laid back
West side of Barbuda – beautiful beach, hardly anyone there
Portsmouth, Dominica – the bay, the people, the island…
Les Saintes, Guadeloupe – atmosphere, “savoire vivre”

Windiest Anchorages

White House Bay, St. Kitts (38kn+)
Canouan (35kn+)

Worst Anchorges (all relative…refers to anchorages only, not the islands themselves)

Mustique – VERY rolly
Marie Gallante – just not very nice (according to Markus)
Wallilabou, St. Vincent – a bit precarious (according to Nana)
Roseau, Dominica – just not very nice, scenery or anchorage
Simpson Bay, St, Maarten – rolly, scenery (or lack thereof)
English Harbour, Antigua – crowded, rolly, bad holding

Places to spend more time in


Nicest Sailing Days

Southbound: Antigua to Guadeloupe, Union Island to Carriacou
Northbound: Dominica to Les Saintes, Les Saintes to Pigeon Island, overnight to Culebra

Nice Surprises

Great Bird Island north of Antigua
Bequia (according to Nana)

Memorable People

Sean on Canouan (we wish him good look with his little restaurant on the beach!)
The boat boys in Portsmouth Bay, Dominica: Jeffrey and Christian
Inland Dominica: “Super Fly” and the shop keeper lady
On Carriacou: the Calaloo soup lady
Mary in the Tobago Cays

Other Noteworthy

Whale watching between Marie Gallante and Les Saintes
Snorkeling with turtles and sting rays in the Tobago Cays
The Kalinago Center on Dominica
New Year’s Eve on Sea Bright and all the other good memories and good times with them
Great visits from friends along the way with great timing!