All great discussions; is there a list of resorts that have good catamarans? I found a couple of links to similar threads: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=48220&p=215399&hilit=resorts#p215399http://www.thebeachcats.com/forums/viewtopic/topic/14045http://www.thebeachcats.com/forums/viewtopic/topic/11789http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=40501&hilit=resorts
I have had the same experiences mentioned on this site. At the Couples Tower Isle resort in Jamaica, the Hobie waves were in passable condition (because I brought my gloves). I could take the boats out in decent wind.
At a place called Bad Dogs, they had the no boat sailing in higher winds policy, so windsurfing was available. I did take out one of their monohulls during a low wind day. It was passable also, due to broken blocks on the main. http://www.baddogssurfclub.com/index_eng.html
In the med, we stayed at Iberotel in Sarigerme. I do not believe they had boats, but I did walk over to the locals beach and rented a Hobie 18, which was in good shape. The Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa is next door to Iberotel, and they had an incredible fleet of catamarans (H16 I believe). Only open to their guests. The boats looked in excellent shape.
In the Dominican Republic at the hotel Iberostar Punta Cana, we had great sailing on some Hobie Waves. Wind was good, and equipment was better than most. Maybe 10 in the fleet. Excellent waves due to the reefs and good wind.
In St. Martin, Orient Beach, I took out a Wave in super high winds and surf. It was a wet and wild ride all the way. This was from the rental shop at the far southern end, past the nude beach. I cannot recall the name.
The comment about broken boats being bad for the sport is too true. And what is ironic is the Hobie Waves and club boats are meant to be super tough and simple for the operators, and super easy for the less experienced (there it is - the no-experienced).