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OK I AM NEW TO THIS BOARD AND I HAVE FOUND MYSELF ON HERE FOR OVER 3 HOUR READING STORIES AND VACATION PLANS. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THIS BOARD IS A BIG HELP.ANYWAY I WILL BE LEAVING ATLANTA THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST 2006 AND I WILL BE GOING TO STT. THE REASON I AM GOING IS TO RELAX AND TO SEE IF I WANT TO RELOCATE. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH A WONDERFUL BOYFRIEND WHO LIVES IN STT AND HAS MADE THINGS VERY EASY AND LAID BACK FOR ME. MEANING I DON'T HAVE A TIME LIMIT WHEN TO RETURN HOME AND I HAVE ACCESS TO MAY THING THAT WOULD OTHERWISE COST ME MONEY. HE WORKS FOR THE WYNDHAM AT SUGAR BAY AN IS THE MANAGER OVER THE WATER SPORTS SO I WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A PERSONAL TOUR GUIDE IN A WAY AND HAVE ACCESS TO THE RESORTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR FREE. HE HAS BOOKED US FOR 4 DAY CRUISES AND A WHOLE LIST OF OTHER PLACES TO GO I AM PLANNING TO VISIT THE OTHER ISLANDS ALSO ALONG WITH LIVING AMONG THE NATIVES TO REALLY GET THE FEEL OF THE ISLAND LIFE. I HAVE BEEN TO JAMAICA 5 TIMES I GO EVERY YEAR BUT ITS NOT A PLACE I WOULD WANT TO LIVE. I HAVE HEARD SO MANY GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE VI'S THAT JUST HEARING ABOUT IT MAKES ME WANT TO RELOCATE. I AM PLANNING ON STAYING FOR A MONTH OR SO BECAUSE I DO HAVE SOME OBLIGATIONS BACK HOME DO YOU GUYS THINK THAT WOULD BE A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME? WE ARE TRYING TO DECIDE TO LIVE HERE OR IN THE VI'S ANY SUGGESTIONS. I AM OPEN FOR ANY AND EVERYTHING.
First off - STOP SHOUTING 🙂 Seriously, all caps text is a no-no.
I think 2 weeks there, and you'll be hooked. You don't need a month. Sounds as though your boyfriend has hooked you up with day trips and should be able to fil you in on life in the VI's. A better resource might be the relocation board on this page. If you do a search I'm sure you can find folks' opinions on living there, in terms of the pros and cons.
Not really sure what you are asking....
The one hard thing about living in Paradise is that is your home - and no longer a vacation. The lure of a rolling party can run thru you funds pretty quick. If you decide you are ready for a slower life style that can be frustrating at times and every night does not have to be a party - you will love it. There is so much to offer, but there will be small inconveninces that will drive you nuts.
Was your BF with you in the US and then he moved away to the VI? Or, was he a VI resident when you two got together?
You might want to be careful about who you tell that your BF, the manager of watersports at Wyndham, is giving his girlfriend the "hook up" on freebies. Wyndham may not appreciate that, unless they have that kind of arrangement with their employees. I doubt that.
Of course, we won't tell .....if he gives us the "hook up" too 😉
If I were you I personally wouldn't make a decision of moving there after only being there once. You should go when you are going in August and then going during the busy season and see how you like it. It may be paradise to some, but you might realize it's not for you. I agree with TomB completely.
I agree that the Island life is not for everyone. I' m not sure how the seasons vary where your from but in the USVI they don't. It is forever Summer, which of course is great, for those who love Summer. For me it was a bit too much, I lasted less that a year in the Islands before I got "rock fever" and had to escape. I still love to visit but residing there was too much! After work (which always seemed especially cruel to have to do in paradise) my husband and I would sit on our deck and watch the sun set while the cruise ships left harbor and say "Yuck! did you ever see such a disgusting sight? All those pink clouds against a vibrant purple sky and that glowing orange sun melting into the glittering aqua Caribbean. UGLY, JUST HIDEOUS! Why can't we ever see any pretty colors out here like mud brown or dry pine needle green. " Although we were being sarcastic the sentiment behind it was true for us. It IS hard to appreciate such extreme beauty if your surrounded by it all day, everyday. Sometimes, for us anyway, you need the other end of the spectrum for balance. Fall on the east coast or winter in the Rockies can seem far away and exotic when your living in a "VINOW" postcard. Slipping away into Island Time can be frighting for some and fantastic for others. I'm guessing after about 6 months you'll probably know which team your playing for "Home" or just "Visiting". Either way I'm sure you'll have a great adventure. GOOD LUCK!!!
Oo, lucky girl! Go for a vacation for a while and see if it's where you want to stay permanently. Regardless, I am willing to bet you have a wonderful time. Enjoy!
Make SURE you take the ferry to St. John and go to either or Trunk Bay or Cinnamon... Absolutely gorgeous, seriously, you just can't imagine how wonderful. Lots of funky places to eat in St. John so have dinner somewhere down on the bay before you take the ferry back. Have a pina colada for me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes "rock fever" is something serious to consider. I've heard that it can be downright maddening. Sometimes people just want to go for a drive.....spend a weekend in a place with a different view.......hit the open road, etc. No can do on STT.