As part of a private flotilla organized by Captain "Rusty Pete" of Dallas, TX, we sailed a Voyage 520 catamaran during a week-long training session to obtain our American Sailing Association 104 (bareboat cruising)and 114 (catamaran) certifications. The flotilla cats were rented from Voyage Charters of the West End/Soper's Hole. Our training boat was "Dana's Jus Chillin" which made for a great radio sign-off, as in "Just Chillin...Out!"
Since we were in the BVIs to train, our perspective and experience was different from those of our fellow flotilla mates. But, Soper's Hole has a couple of good restaurants and a quite good grocery store. If you want a tasty sandwich, go upstairs at the Harbour Market (the grocery store). We purchased two custom-made sandwiches built with delicious whole-grain French bread, for approximately USD4.00 per sandwich. That's considerably less than other "nautical dollar" purchases around the BVIs, and they were hearty sandwiches. Prices at Harbour Market are generally reasonable. Availability: some perishable items such as sour cream appear to be really popular. Either figure out when those things get stocked or prepare an alternative recipe. Also, there are planned power outages. The grocery store seems to have power, but some restaurants and stores might not. Don't dismay - the power will come back on.
Regarding the sailing and training: as promised, it really was the trip of a lifetime. We got to sail the nicest boat we'll probably ever be able to charter, we gained valuable sailing experience, visited the BVIs in beautiful weather and saw just about everything, all while training with a great group of sailors. Captain Rusty Pete offers vacation boating as well as training boating, so this is a perfect opportunity for couples or groups. The sailors get to sail, and everyone else gets to snorkel, enjoy the ubiquitous "Pain Killers," and eat great food while enjoying the view. Just so you know: the Voyage 520 is equipped with a water maker. That's a huge relief on a multi-day charter and provides sailors with an opportunity to learn trouble-shooting on another system.
There's so much to say about this trip, the essence of which is - if you have the opportunity, do it.