Most charterers sail around St. Martin (half Dutch, half French), visiting Anguilla (British) and St. Barts (French). The cruising ground is about the same size as The British Virgin Islands, with fewer anchorages but fewer boats to fill them.
From sleepy beaches on Anguilla to the fine restaurants and French boutiques on St. Barts, there is something for everyone and a true feeling of being abroad. Sailing conditions are more exposed than The V.I., particularly on the eastern shore of St. Martin, but distances are short. More adventurous sailors can include the rest of The Leeward Islands (Statia, St. Kitts, Nevis) which are less affected by tourism, but have more exposed anchorages.
You can start your charter in Antigua sailing one way through the Leewards to St. Martin(best this way rather than north south). From Antigua or Guadeloupe you can also explore the French West Indies and the beautiful Isles de Saintes.