There are a variety of questions many people have about moving from the mainland to the islands. This page will cover the “how to make it happen” questions as well as some of the “what is life there like” queries you may have. Many of these questions and others are covered in more detail at The USVI Moving Center website
It’s a classic excuse: “We’ll start living our island dream when the kids are older.” But it’s no longer a viable one. Just ask Nicole Forbes. When she was only 5 months old, her parents moved her from Los Angeles to the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix, where she learned early on the value of a small town and a nearby beach.
At some point in time, usually during a wonderful and peaceful diving trip somewhere in the Caribbean, nearly everyone has fantasized about packing it all in and moving to paradise. It seems like during and after every trip, I longed to live a carefree existence in a place where I could feel the sand between my toes every day, and wake up to the sound of waves crashing along the white sandy beaches