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Abacos or BVI

Pros and cons for Abacos vs. BVI (Tortola) for first charter, aiming for mid-May for one week? It's wife, 5 year old, and me.

Our desires (in a perfect world), in no particular order:

* moderate winds (~15)--prefer less to more given limitations of having wife and young son on board.
* warm weather (80s)
* uncrowded anchorages and beaches
* or, the ability to pass by crowded spots and find something more out of the way that is quieter
* easy navigation
* more than 2, less than 5, hour hops between stops

We're less interested in what's on land (bars, restaurants, etc.), and actually prefer to get away from that stuff if possible (though a quiet bar on a secluded beach would get some business from us).

My research tells me that in and around Abacos can be very shallow, maybe adding a mark in favor of BVI. Other than that, I haven't been able to discern a large difference between the two areas.

So, what do you folks think?
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