For 18 years I have been living aboard
in the Eastern Caribbean
. Temperatures are great especially south of Antigua
. During hurricane
season I went for 15 years to Venezuela
but now consider this far too dangerous. So I summer in Grenada
If you are looking for a more sedentary life at a comfortable island, with excellent medical
facilities, good and relatively inexpensive marina, a security
level comparable to home, and in general access to all modern facilities then either Guadeloupe
will meet all these criteria.
In general the Caribbean
was nicer, less expensive, less dangerous some 15 years ago than now. It is still quite nice but more restrictive and expensive though today. On the plus side it is much easier now to find everything for the boat, the supermarkets now abound and the menu can vary from the strict: pork, fish
or chicken of yesteryears.
It is not a "yes by all means do it" recommendation, but for many it can be a wonderful life. Especially if you like meeting and making friends with people of different cultures and languages be they onshore or on boats.
Hope we can have you aboard for sundowners some afternoon.