Have you had enough of winter? Are you shivering at the prospect of snowballing? It’s possible that a trip to the Carabes will help you get over your winter blues. But, before retiring to the tropics, you must consider more than just the weather and the sand; you must choose a destination that meets your current and future needs.
You must consider accessibility, health-care services, security and safety, the cost of living, life quality, and community spirit. As a result, we’ve chosen 12 islands that will address these specific concerns.
THE BEST ELEMENTS FOR ACCESSIBILITY
If you rely on a stroller, a canoe, or a wheelchair to get around, you’ll want to get to a location that allows you to take advantage of the island’s many attractions.
Îles Vierges des États-Unis*
Because the United States’ Îles Vierges are a U.S. territory, they must comply with American invalidity laws (ADA). This ensures that all residents and visitors, regardless of disability, have access to accommodations and amenities. There are several transportation alternatives available, including taxis, as well as public beaches for those who enjoy the sun and sand.
The island of Barbados takes accessibility so seriously that someone has even created a website called Fully Accessible Barbados*. Despite the fact that it is not limited to senior citizens, the site is a wonderful resource for finding places and restaurants that will meet your needs.
Best Health-care service
Health-care services are a major concern for retirees who are relocating to another country. You’ll want to be sure that the country where you’re relocating has easy access to medical service
Cayman Islands provide exceptional health care. The quality of care is not only excellent, but the costs are also reasonable. Even if you are in good health now, you will want to retire to a country that will take care of your medical needs in the future. The Health City Cayman Islands services on Grand Cayman are a one-of-a-kind hospital with cutting-edge technology and a conducive environment for healing and recovery. The costs are kept low by implementing an escrow procedure that favors long-term installations and employing a tarification model that protects the patient’s rights.
Martinique, one of the French Antilles’ smaller islands, is a sophisticated and developed island with some of the best medical facilities in the Caribbean. On the island, there are over 20 hospitals, clinics, and medical centers that cover every medical specialty. There are also a large number of pharmacies that provide you with free prescriptions and medications. The Pierre Zobda Quikman*, the city’s largest hospital, has a 24-hour emergency room.
the Safest Islands
Aside from their villégiatures, the Carabes Islands can be quite diverse. Some islands do not have the same safety standards as others. Make your research on the conditions of each island and how they will influence expatriates before deciding on a new residence in the Carabes.
Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands have a lower criminality rate than several countries in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This isn’t to say that crime isn’t present, but it is significantly lower than in Jamaica and the Bahamas. The majority of the violence took place on Providenciales’ main island, while the other islands were largely unaffected. The fact that you are taking a break in a secure location will help you and your loved ones relax.
Like the Turks and Caicos, Anguilla is one of the most secure Caribbean islands. However, there are several precautions that must be taken. Check your doors before leaving your house; make sure they’re locked, and keep an eye on your personal belongings when you’re at the beach or in a restaurant. The majority of the time, the establishments welcome visitors with open arms, although caution is advised if you intend to stay there.
THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF LIVING QUALITY
Is it true that the rooms are all taken? There’s a big difference between relocating to Carabes and visiting Carabes for a holiday. You want to be someone or something who makes it possible for you to retire in luxury and ease.
You’ll find a wide range of amenities on Bonaire, including clean water, electricity, and internet. In general, people live in a comfortable manner. You may need to adjust your lifestyle a little, but you will have everything you need.
Nicknamed “the Happy Island,” Aruba’s residents are ecstatic! According to a recent five-year study*, 78 percent of the population is content, with 76 percent of them claiming to be satisfied with their lives in the long run. The people of Aruba believe that success can only be achieved when the population is happy. The surroundings are kind – and why shouldn’t they be? They spend their days in the sun, where they may appreciate the beauty of the brise, sand, and water that make up their country.
The term “retirement” refers to the fact that you now have a regular income. Even if you plan to save for years, you’ll want to be sure you get the most bang for your buck.
is a country in Central America with several islands that are considered part of the Carabes. Coming from Canada, you’ll discover that Belize has a very low cost of living*. Property costs, food costs, and tax costs are all relatively high. While the essentials are more expensive, you can have a similar way of life to that of Canada for a lot less money while still enjoying the beauty and climate of this tropical paradise.
Although we advise you to avoid Honduras’ continental territory, the tropical island of Roatàn is safe and accessible. Some retired couples spend a maximum of $1200 a month to live there. Condos for rent vary in price depending on the village in which you live. The majority of expats settle in West Bay, West End, or the French Havre. West Bay is more expensive than other places.
BETTER SENSE OF COMMUNITY
When looking for a place to live, you want to feel at ease in your new surroundings. A positive sense of community is essential for a happy life.
The island of Niévès is well-known for its authentic and self-sufficient people. The atmosphere is spacious and calm, which is ideal for a pleasant but relaxing retreat. In addition to beaches, Niévès has a vibrant arts community and a variety of sporting and recreational activities, including golf, cricket, tennis, sailing, hiking, and more. Niévès is a small island, but the sense of belonging to the community is strong.
Dominican Republic (Las Terrenas)
Las Terrenas, in Samanà, Dominican Republic, has accomplished something unusual: its local population coexists peacefully with expatriates. They have created a wonderful sense of community in which the concept of “the other” does not exist. Everyone goes to the same cafes and restaurants, and no one seems to be concerned about the origins of others, assuming that you are kind. Las Terrenas is the ideal retirement destination if you’re looking for a sense of community and want to immerse yourself in a new culture.