All good things must come to an end :( And our trip in the British Virgin Islands has come to an end, though not before we are treated to a tour of the Cuan Law, a luxury, three-hulled sailing vessel that has been plying these waters since 1998, and she's a beauty.
In fact, once Jeff and I board, we can't keep our jaws off the ground. The Cuan Law was designed to be the ultimate combination of diving convenience, comfort and sailing capability. The aluminum trimaran is 105 feet long, with a 44-foot beam. Two masts spread 5,000 square feet of sail over what seems like acres of deck space. Did we mention that she's huge?
The vessel sails every Sunday afternoon from Tortola and returns at noon on Saturday. The ship takes 20 guests and has seven full-time crew, including two dive instructors. Guests can board anytime after noon on Sunday. The ship anchors at night in various harbors and sails to an assortment of the best diving BVI has to offer.
The 10 guest staterooms are arranged in a U-shape around a spacious salon, providing each guest with an outside view and overhead hatches for ventilation and light. All staterooms have two twin or one double bed (no bunks), a private bathroom with full-sized shower, spacious quarters, as well as closets, drawers and shelves for storage. Each stateroom has individually controlled air conditioning.
The dive deck is also roomy. Each diver has a storage bin for fins, masks and weightbelt. Two racks with hangers are provided for wetsuits. And dropping into the water couldn't be easier. Three dives are planned each day: a morning dive after breakfast, an afternoon dive, and a night dive.
It is a fitting end to our stay on these islands. Check out all your options on the website of the BVI Tourist Board.