Hi Everyone and welcome to the VInow Community!
We are so thrilled to see you here! Since we all share the same love for the Virgin Islands, we would like to use this area to introduce ourselves and get to know each other better.
Now, we know that is can be a bit intimation so let me start:
Hello everyone! I love everything Virgin Islands and anything that involves the water and the beaches.
Everyone is more than welcome here, so don’t be shy and let’s keep the atmosphere fun and focused on the Virgin Islands. If you have any questions, please read over our FAQ or post your question on this message board to have one of our Island experts help you out.
Sooo, I am having a hard time finding an area that is consistently occupied with current time discussions/etc. that caters not only to travelers, but local discussion about relocating the the Islands. Am I looking in the wrong spot? Or is that not really a platform that is available at this time? Perhaps live chat/messenger options to communicate with? If anyone knows of a forum topic that is consistently popular with up to date info & conversation please let me know. Thank you!
Is the St Thomas/St John area a good place for a family vacation of 20 people of all ages? I am looking for a place that has activities for young adults/teenagers and the older crowd. We are looking for a vacation place to visit in 2020 that is reasonable in price has a sense of adventure.
Also, when is the best time of year to visit?
The Virgin Islands are a great destination year around, high season is from November to May.
Take a look at the following urls to get a better idea of the different activities on St. Thomas & St. John.
St. Thomas Activities
St. John Activities
I'm researching my pending retirement to St Thomas.
I like to plan budget well out in advance for my retirement. I am planning to move to St Thomas by myself, renting at first and buying when location/opportunity is certain. So I have 3 basic questions. First: For a 2 bedroom place, after rent/mortgage, what would be a ballpark monthly budget for utilities/food?
Second: Location? Obviously electric is high so I would like a place where I wouldn't need it but I hear such places can be very moldy. I hear north side is breezy but water is calmer on south. So if you could choose the ideal location what would it be?
Third: Condo or house? A house could be equipped with solar but then there's maintaining it as I get older. Personally I could live anywhere (I have many times in military) but I have only had brief visits so far to VI and all information would be appreciated.