Lots of friendly cruisers in the Caribbean
, many more than the Med which are mostly holiday sailors and charters.
that is somewhat predictable..you can sail here almost all of the time compared to the Motorterranean.
is expensive and second rate in quality compared to the Med
Unbelievable chandleries larger than I have seen even on the mainland and reasonable prices compared to the Med.
Real good anchorages
First impression is that it is not as safe here
Islands are usually day sails
away from each other.
Lathering up with deet everyday to avoid getting bitten from mosquitoes and getting sick.
and expensive internet
Limited local culture (young area)
Lock up everything or lose it
Good snorkeling and diving
Limited economies mostly tourism
Warm winters mean family
and friends like to visit
is almost double
Island time for trades/suppliers
They speak English
Towns and cities are ramshackle in quality and appearance
Looking back on the Med,
Better have a good engine
as you will be using it a lot. Fuel
is close to 2 Euro a liter in places
Unbelievable selection of fresh fruits and vegetables not matched anywhere we have traveled. Tomatoes taste like the ones that came from the garden when you were a kid. Oranges that when peeled you can smell from 50 feet. Prices are cheap
and the quality is unmatched. The weekly outdoor markets will be forever missed.
No issues with mosquitoes and the diseases that come with them.
Reliable and cheap internet
Site seeing history
and culture that can take your breath away.
Never needing to lock your dingy or your boat
Many excellent anchorages
Very safe everywhere we visited
Snorkeling can best be described as lousy and the most exciting thing you will see is your anchor
More night life with much longer days
is cheaper, as in half.
Long distance for visitors and competing seasons.
Trades and suppliers generally on time
More sailboats than you have ever seen in your life
Tourists by the millions almost everywhere in high season
Some of the finest architecture in the world