Have you ever gone on an island vacation and thought about leaving behind your daily hustle and bustle for good? Have you ever stood in front of the ocean with your toes in the white sand and said to yourself, “Why don’t I move here?!” If you ever shrugged off the idea because you thought it was silly, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t silly. In fact, a lot of people pack up their bags and head for paradise! Check out these 5 islands that are easy to move to:
1) Hawaii, The Big Island
If you’re looking to move to a tropical paradise without the struggles of moving out of the country then Hawaii is perfect for you! The Big Island is a melting pot filled with people from all over the world. Along with beaches, there are active volcanos and beautiful forests. That’s not to mention – you can’t beat the seafood!
2) Bainbridge Island, Washington
A home on this woodsy island gives you beautiful waterfront views and easy access to the mainland. If you hop on a ferry, you can be in Seattle in just 35-minutes! That means you have the benefits of a big city and the country. If you love the outdoors (fishing, hiking, sailing, kayaking) then you will fall in love with Bainbridge.
Located just 50 miles from the Florida coast, the Bahamas are a pretty nice place to call home. With a cost of living that’s similar to the United States, a move to the Bahamas means easy access to some of the world’s best beaches. The only hard part about moving to the Bahamas? Finding which island you will one day call home!
4) St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
As a U.S. territory, the currency in St. Thomas is the U.S. dollar. They also celebrate all U.S. holidays. So you will feel like you’re at home right away! The only thing you will have to adjust to is the weather. The average winter temperature is 77ºF and the average summer temperature is 82ºF. Tough life, huh?!
5) Tasmania, Australia
Beautiful beaches, amazing cuisine, theaters, galleries, changing seasons, and no language barrier! The Australian culture seems to mesh very well with the American culture.