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hwill
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Hi All,

I have been considering moving to the Caribbean for sometime now. I fell in love with both Puerto Rico and Aruba and have also been to the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. However, since I can only speak English it is rather difficult to find a job in Aruba or PR. I have read pretty much everything on this site, but I do have a few questions.

I am a 25 year old female and am a Certified Public Accountant. I have been leaning towards St Thomas because it has more of a nightlife and younger vibe to it. I will admit I do like to party on the weekends. However, I want to make sure I will be safe. Do you think St Thomas would be a good fit for me?

I do know a couple who lives in St Croix which would make it easier to meet people, but I am afraid I will get bored considering there isn't quite as much to do. I also like how you can travel to other islands with ease on St Thomas.

So I guess my question is which island do you think I should focus on?

I know a PMV is highly recommended, but I just don't think that option is feasible for me. I know I would love island life. It's everything I've dreamed of since Ive been in high school.

I have plenty of money saved up and my plan is to find a job in accounting before I move. Your comments and advice are greatly appreciated!

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Topic starter Posted : July 9, 2015 12:59 pm
Alana33
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St. Thomas.
Lots of options for everything!

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Posted : July 9, 2015 1:04 pm
speee1dy
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sounds like for you stt is the one

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Posted : July 9, 2015 1:19 pm
vicanuck
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Yes, St. Thomas sounds best for you.

St. Croix is only for quiet people who don't go out often!

(Just kidding...)

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Posted : July 9, 2015 2:19 pm
speee1dy
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LOL

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Posted : July 9, 2015 2:37 pm
Spartygrad95
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Yes, St. Thomas sounds best for you.

St. Croix is only for quiet people who don't go out often!

(Just kidding...)

I need to move to St Croix then. Maybe when they build the course at the new resort

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Posted : July 9, 2015 3:23 pm
STXBob
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Welcome, hwill.

If you're never been to the USVI, then you should do a PMV. Or at least give yourself the option of leaving after a few weeks if you don't like it, without wasting much cash and energy buying a car, getting a long-term apt. rental, giving up your old job or housing in the states, etc.

As for crime in the specific situations you're asking about: the later you stay out, and the more you drink, the more trouble you'll have. Some people make a point of getting home by 10pm.

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Posted : July 9, 2015 4:08 pm
Alana33
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Jeeze, a lot of my younger friends don't even think about going out until then.

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Posted : July 9, 2015 4:41 pm
Spartygrad95
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I have stayed out past 10 exactly 2x in a year. I'm ready for St Croix I guess 😉

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Posted : July 9, 2015 4:55 pm
speee1dy
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lol, Sparty stx would welcome you

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Posted : July 9, 2015 5:04 pm
STXBob
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Pick your curfew, but in general, staying out late and partying tends to reduce your safety. Fights, robberies, crazy driving, almost no cops, etc.

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Posted : July 9, 2015 7:14 pm
OldTart
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I have plenty of money saved up and my plan is to find a job in accounting before I move.!

That's not impossible but not realistic. Don't waste too much time job-seeking before you've moved here as the majority of employers won't even look at your credentials unless you're physically here.

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Posted : July 10, 2015 11:31 pm
Spartygrad95
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Welcome back OT. 🙂

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Posted : July 11, 2015 12:35 am
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