I just read that Moorings has opened a base in Croatia. This is my favorite place to charter bareboat
vacation, I've been 4 times. It's not tropical, but, you can't beat the Med and in particular the Dalmation Coast is heavily influenced by the Venitians. Beautiful cliff anchorages, great food, medieval cities, and island national parks. You can even cruise in fresh water to the inland waterfalls. For me, it's the BVIs of the Mediterranean. For some insights, take a look at my Croatia bareboating
posts which provide mapped itineraries, pictures, and destination insights. Best to avoid August as it's the height of the European tourist season.
If the Med doesn't work for you, I found Belize
a great tropical vacation but little restaurant action once you leave placencia and Baja California
desert sailing with no civilization once you leave La Paz.
Finally the ultimate of all tropical vacation for me was bareboating in the Seychelles
. One of the most beautiful places on earth, great snorkling, fantastic wild life, beautiful settings, and fantastic land excursions. The problem, time and cost to get half way around the world. But worth it once you get there.
Well, a quick summary of the places I've been from which moorings operates. There's a lot of detail on my blog, hope it helps.
Bareboating the World