Instead of an 8 hours' journey to the Med, you can fly comfortably to the Caribbean and enjoy the warm and pleasant climate.
It won't be long and you wonder: oilies? - What's that?
Provisioning, medical care, communication, transportation, spare parts meet European standard.
Cheap daily direct flights from Europe and reasonable costs of living make the Caribbean the most favourite destination for sailors.
Constant trade winds and calm seas make sailing very pleasant.
Day hops from island to island get you in touch with a new universe with all its cultural diversity: yesterday English, today French, tomorrow Spanish or Dutch.
In contrast to the Mediterranean, life does not take place in over-priced marinas but rather in beautiful protected bays surrounded by nature.
The beauty of Caribbean beaches is famous. You choose between miles long or small intimate beaches to swim, snorkel or just lime.
And should you look for activity, then join the many kite surfers from around the globe who have found their paradise here.
At the local markets you find tropical fruits such as limes, pineapples, mangos, papayas, passion fruits, bananas and many more.
Enjoy the colors, the atmosphere and the lived naturalness.
Food and daily necessities can be found in modern supermarkets. French cheese, pâtés and fresh bread? Seldom a problem.