If you’re reading this you have probably daydreamed of leaving the mainland and living the “island life.” What’s stopping you from giving up the daily grind and starting over in an exotic destination? Do you have concerns about investing in a risky foreign market? Are you unsure of how you’d support yourself financially? Are you unwilling to give up the modern conveniences you are accustomed to?
If you’ve held back for any of these reasons, the United States Virgin Islands may be the destination you’ve been dreaming about. Shawn Rohde’s thorough, info-filled eBook is the ideal guide to help you make that dream a reality.
The US Virgin Islands have become a popular destination for retirees, second homeowners and anyone aspiring to live a better quality of life. Of course there are cheaper places to move to, but in the Virgin Islands you can live the island life while still being protected by US laws, government and a stable economy. You can easily work, start a business or buy real estate just like in the States -- transacting in English and using the US dollar – and it is possible to move to paradise without being a millionaire.
For those of you who have not visited the four US Virgin Islands, each island has its own character and lifestyle. For example, St. Thomas is a bustling island with millions of tourists visiting on cruise ships, in villas and hotels. Most of the shopping, economic activity and crowds can be found here too. Even so, there are plenty of unspoiled beaches and unrivaled views to be explored, and plenty of activities for the adventurous.
Water Island, on the other hand, is stuck in “how it used to be twenty years ago.”
St. John is also a very quiet, laid back and sparsely-populated island. Ninety-percent of St. John has been reserved for a natural park, and the island has some of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean. However, it is expensive, exclusive, and caters to high-end resorts and multi-million dollar short-term villa rentals.
Because St. John is only a twenty-minute ferry ride from St. Thomas, and Water Island is only a ten-minute ferry ride, residents are able to enjoy all three islands for the price of one! In addition, St. Thomas, Water Island and St. John are surrounded by dozens of uninhabited little inlets and cays making the region an absolute playground for boaters. And just fifteen minutes further you can spend your weekends exploring the charismatic British Virgin Islands.
St. Croix is a bit further away and it can be reached by a seventy-five minute ferry ride or a fifteen-minute flight from St. Thomas. This may seem like a short distance, but it makes all the difference in the world. Stepping off the plane in St. Croix feels stepping into the country! Although St. Croix has the same population as St. Thomas, it is twice the size. It’s the largest, most rural and least expensive island of the four. It is a renowned eco-tourism destination with wreck, reef and pier diving, historic nature hikes, and one of the longest white sandy beaches in the Caribbean. And despite these attractions St. Croix has far fewer tourists than you might think.
This tropical island destination really is whatever you dream it could be.
If you have ever contemplated living the island life, the US Virgin Islands Moving Guide is the perfect place to start. This guidebook looks beyond the general tourist information and answers many if not all of the questions you may have about life in this Caribbean paradise. It addresses all of the critical issues faced when making a move with information that you can use no matter where you decide to go. And as you discover what these islands have to offer, all you may have to decide is “when?”
This eBook will show you how to experience the real life on the islands and is packed with current information, and dozens of useful web links and full-color photographs that illustrate the beauty, lifestyle and culture of each one of these Caribbean islands.
This report is the ultimate up-to-date guide to moving to the US Virgin Islands, written by someone who has made this move herself and she tells it like it is.
You will learn:
The US Virgin Islands are only a 2½-hour non-stop flight from Miami, a 3½-hour direct flight from New York, a 7 ½-hour flight from Chicago and a 9 ½-hour flight from Los Angeles. Plenty of non-stop international flights connect through New York and Miami, making the Virgin Islands an accessible destination for a second home or a visit from family and friends.
It really is possible to live a more harmonious existence while still maintaining all the conveniences of modern life. Author Shawn Rohde has lived on St. Thomas for the past two years and has no plans of moving back to the States ever! They say that if you live here for a year, you will stay another two. If you live here two years, you will stay another four, and so on…
Find out now what it might take for you to make the move to island living.