If the ABC islands were drinks, Bonaire would be a freshly-made, starkly green Mojito. Curacao would be a sophisticated blue-coloured cocktail. And Aruba would be a frozen strawberry colada, pink with three maraschino cherries on top.

If you've been cruising away from home for a long period, this may be the perfect time to connect with some old mates. Or if you are just too intrigued by the possibility of meeting new exciting sailing buddies, where do you search?