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The 10 Coolest Places to Retire in the Caribbean

By: Guy Britton - December 2, 2015
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Retiring can mean going somewhere to do less — to be less active. And there’s nothing wrong with that — especially in the Caribbean, one of the most relaxing places on earth. But some people want a different level of activity for their retirement — they’re seeking a different energy. That’s where these places come in — they’re young, hip and off-the-beaten path — and this kind of positioning offers a totally different experience — a raw, thrilling, sometimes “frontier” type of existence. These are the coolest places to retire in the Caribbean.

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St John, US Virgin Islands

A haven for artists, creative types, beach lovers and sailors, St John is an eclectic place with beautiful beaches, a massive national park system and a very artsy, funky vibe. It’s also in the US, meaning Americans simply have to buy a plane ticket and find a house. It’s not cheap, but you’re paying to be a part of a very unique community.


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