Hey all! I've seen a handful of posts regarding moving to the island post hurricanes. I wanted to give a little update/insight from someone who lives on Island (St. John)!
First off, I don't think it's necessarily a bad idea to move here in the coming months. Know that the Islands are still recovering & they don't look the same as before. But the progress made has been HUGE. I live on St. John & was here throughout Irma & Maria.
When I moved to the island, I moved sight unseen. However, given the condition of the Islands post Irma, i would strongly recommend visiting prior to moving. It's still beautiful, but there is heavy damage (although, I'm probably just use to it by now- but IMO it's looking pretty good)
I think there's a lot of opportunities that will be coming available in the upcoming months (as far as jobs/careers/new businesses)
The most difficult thing (especially on STJ) will be finding housing. Rental properties were difficult to find prior to the storms- now, with so many being damaged, it will be challenging. Many properties on STJ do have power now, but the majority are without. Once that's restored it will be a game changer!
Overall, the islands are STILL beautiful & a great place to be. Follow me on Instagram @corntocaribbean for more info/updates from St. John!!! 🙂