Is the BVI a good place to socialize?

AskIs the BVI a good place to socialize?
Nick Cunha asked 11 years ago

I am a 27 year old single female from the UK with a job opportunity to work at a resort in the BVI. Is the BVI a good mixing ground for people who are mid to late 20s to network and socialize? Or would you say the expat population is a more retiree? I live in NY now, and I’m looking for a slower pace. But I also don’t want to live in a place where everyone goes to retire.

Stephen Leslie France replied 11 years ago


There is a large 20 – 30’s social group of expats mainly from the UK and US. Because of the easy accessibility to other islands, there is always the option to travel elsewhere if you find it’s getting claustrophobic, which is a possibility if you are used to city life.

It is most definitely a good place to network as you have a unique community where everyone is mixing together from different vocations and backgrounds. That was one of my motivations to move here as I’m from London.

Personally, I think the idea that the BVI expat community is a retiree spot is a concept that is starting to fade, because like I said above, there is a large number of 20 – 30’s.

Hope that helps – any further questions, just shout.

Carmen Jones replied 11 years ago

Well that’s good news. Is there pretty easy access to other islands via boat? Exploring the Caribbean is definitely something I am interested in.

Stephen Leslie France replied 11 years ago

Definitely within the BVI -main ones being Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost and USVI –St. John and St. Thomas.

The other island I’ve visited is Antigua, which was a simple flight and you can score some really good deals for other Caribbean islands depending on timing.