Airfare to the BVI is very cheap right now. My brother has booked flights in Dec and coming up in March from LA and they were both under 400.00. Some flights into STT have been in the 300 range. The BVI is a ideal place for a first time trip and to learn more. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I have a low cost option for you on a cat if you have a interest. I will also be glad to talk to you about lots of other options you could try. A fully crewed cat is going to be 8-15,000 for a week. Finding anything under 10k will be hard. A cat with a skipper may be a better solution.