does anyone know how much a vacation would cost, roughly? And does anyone know of any good places to stay on St. Thomas? I was thinking about going on vacation after graduation to either The Virgin Islands(St. Thomas!!), or the Cayman Islands. I can't decide, they're both gorgeous. Since I'm considering moving here, it would be beneficial, but I really wanna see the Cayman Islands as well. Hmmmm
Well, it really depends . . .
Where are you traveling from?
What time of year are you planning on coming down?
How upscale of accomodations are you looking for?
For the Young and Young at heart, you should not discount PR,St Martin,Cancun and Aruba. Large travel agencies usually have student specials to various islands for recent Grads.
Since you are also thinking of moving to the islands, it would probably be wisest to stay under the US flag (Puerto Rico, USVI) and visit the island(s) where you think you might want to live. Employment regulations are rather restrictive on islands that are not US territories. Just my opinion. If you are looking for a pure vacation, then you have many more choices.
The cost for a vacation on St. Thomas can vary a great deal. It will depend on the level of accomodations you choose, the type of dining (fast food, upscale, self-catering) you require, how long you plan to stay, the time of year you plan to travel, etc. Asothers have pointed out, ifyou are a US citizen and wish to live and work in the Caribbean you probably should research Puerto Rico, Culebra, Vieques, or the US Virgin Islands. You will not be allowed to lve and work on most other islands without a work permit and these are very hard to get.