Alright, I feel like I have been posting on here more than I'd like, but as our move to STJ is quickly approaching I realize I have LOTS of questions. Here is our current dilemma:
We had booked a place to stay for 9 days in STJ. We realize that is pretty ambitious to hope to find permanent housing within those 9 days (we booked it 6months+ ago). We can get a full refund on the place we booked. So,
We found two places that will offer us reasonable pricing for a one month stay. We would feel more secure in finding housing with this length of a stay.
Place 1 is on STT (Charlotte Amalie). We WANT to be on STJ. How long does it take to get from Charlotte Amalie to STJ? If we are planning to be focused on trying to find housing/jobs on STJ, should we even consider it? We would have to ferry over to check Connections out every few days, to view apartments, etc.
Place 2 is on STJ. However, it is in Coral Bay, and ideally, we would likely look for housing in Cruz Bay. This is the more expensive of the two rentals- but trying to figure out if being on STJ is worth the extra cost, even though it isn't in the area we will be hoping to find a long term rental.
Part of me wants to take the cheaper housing on STT just to keep costs down and have more in savings, since I am sure unexpected costs will pop up along the way. However, if I want to live on STJ, it makes sense to spend more in order to be on my island of choice, make it easier to view rentals/network, etc.
Any input/advise?! What makes the most sense??