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Which beautiful island to live on??

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1. Posted by haselgre (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I'd really like to move out to somewhere with beautiful beaches and friendly natives. I've lived in central London for the past 13+ years and am finding it all a bit soulless (and cold!). I've enjoyed the time I've spent travelling in Asia and Fiji etc, especially when I get off the beaten track. I'd really like to go somewhere that is beautiful and sunny (I'm a real sun-bunny - can't stand being cold!).

Can anyone suggest where I should head for?
My priorities are:

- beautiful beaches and scenery
- cheap standard of living. don't need anything flash but would need running water etc.
- healthy living - lots of fresh fish, fruit and veg
- decent medical care if needed
- friendly locals
- work or business opportunities (I don't mind teaching, and have a lot of skills in business/admin/hr etc). Happy to run own business and think I'd do really well.
- Can get to "civilisation" once a quarter if needed

All suggestions would be really helpful! I've got a British passport and haven't got any money but could probably save a few grand if needed.

I have a partner who is willing to move as well, he's in packaging design but also would be happy to run own business. He's a grafter like me.

Thanks!
Liz

2. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 6y

If I check your priorities, I would definitely recommend you Bohol, the Philippines...

3. Posted by Troyon81 (Budding Member 36 posts) 6y

Rathlin ;)

4. Posted by ktu_phatz (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

if you say sunny, it must be somewhere in the equator.
See the map, and there are Indonesia, Thailand, Phils, Malaysia, Singapore, Latin America, etc,etc.

Well, my personal favorite is Ambon island.

5. Posted by Sophia_uk (Full Member 48 posts) 6y

It would have to be Thailand:

- beautiful beaches and scenery - YES
- cheap standard of living. don't need anything flash but would need running water etc. - YES
- healthy living - lots of fresh fish, fruit and veg - YES
- decent medical care if needed - YES
- friendly locals - YES
- work or business opportunities (I don't mind teaching, and have a lot of skills in business/admin/hr etc). Happy to run own business and think I'd do really well. - YES, i taught English in Thailand for over a year, job was no problem to get and paid very well.
- Can get to "civilisation" once a quarter if needed - YES

There are many different places in Thailand, your only problem would be choosing where! :)

6. Posted by AldenMaken (Inactive 7 posts) 6y

Quoting Troyon81

Rathlin ;)

I am totally agreed with you. It is awesome.

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8. Posted by kcaig (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi what is the best island to live on? have you figuredit out yet lol

9. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Turtle Island.. Fiji.
Hard to better it anywhere.
Expensive?? Oh yes.

10. Posted by seanmiller (Inactive 20 posts) 6y

Mauritius is good for you