Posted by: islandhideaway | January 22, 2009

Want to move to Paradise?

Many people have dreamed of living in Paradise. Some have researched it. s5000708Some have actually done it and fewer have actually stayed. If your dream is to make your home in the Caribbean here are some thoughts on how to make that dream a reality.

Start with research. Check real estate websites and learn the price of housing. You can also look up cost of living in the Virgin Islands. One great website for research is

Read the newspaper. Go to It will give you a feel of life in the islands.

Plan a Pre Move Visit. Find a place to stay that is not a resort and located in a residential neighborhood. Look at This is a great vacation rental with all the necessities. While you are here do the things you would do if you lived here. Go to the grocery store, go shopping for other necessities, go to church (if that is something you do), look at the schools (if you have children), drive in traffic, go to the post office, go to the office to have cable TV hooked up. All of this will give you a feel for life on the island. And talk to people. You will find Virgin Islanders from all walks of life and many will be more than happy to regale you with their stories of life on the island.

After you have made your pre move visit you may decide it isn’t for you or you may have your decision to live in Paradise reinforced. Either way you will have spent a week or more in tropical beauty.


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