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Help planning sabbatical in the USVI

 
abneydj
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Hello!

My wife and 1.5 year old daughter are planning a month long sabbatical to the USVIs in January. I would love any suggestions on where to explore so that we get to experience what all 3 islands have to offer. Our dream is to move down at some point in the next 5 years so I want to take the time to fully explore where would be the best place to live and experience all that USVIs have to offer. Thanks in advance!

p.s. I have read many threads on relocating already. We are not there yet, just want the best places to visit to experience the nuances and differences among the islands.

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2017 1:24 pm
speee1dy
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have you decided on which island to visit first, how many islands you will visit??

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Posted : August 29, 2017 1:40 pm
abneydj
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We want to visit all 3 islands for about a week a piece. Have not decided which to visit first yet...

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2017 2:05 pm
speee1dy
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stt and stj are close to each other, short ferry ride over. stx is either a plane or ferry ride over, but the ferry is longer.

personally i would start on stx and then go to stt and stj, from there you can also visit the BVIs if you have a passport

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Posted : August 29, 2017 3:44 pm
abneydj
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Thank you for that recommendation!

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2017 5:44 pm
speee1dy
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you are welcome

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Posted : August 29, 2017 5:47 pm
Exit Zero
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If you are doing it to understand the island life - get accommodations on each island where you have to visit grocery stores, get a rental car, basically do more than get a hotel room and sightseeing
If it is a vacation trip = pamper yourself.

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Posted : August 30, 2017 3:18 am
ms411
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I would contact a realtor on each island and see if they can show you properties. Also you need to check out school options for your daughter.

If you're a member of an organization like Rotary for instance, you should contact local chapters. There's a list of organizations somewhere on this site, I think. If not on this site you should google for the list.

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Posted : August 30, 2017 10:29 am
abneydj
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Great suggestion on the realtor and school options. Thank you! I was planning to reach out to Chris Hanley and his team. I have a few connections to him.

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Topic starter Posted : August 30, 2017 11:55 am
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