Tips For Island Living

Island living is what dreams are made of! If you have ever vacationed somewhere tropical or seaside, you understand just how intoxicating island life can be. If you are one of the few that have embraced island life by taking the plunge and purchasing an island property, you may be asking yourself, "What's next?" Below are a few helpful tips you can use to adjust to your new island lifestyle.

Working Remotely

A lot of people who relocate permanently or seasonally to an island home may need to work from home to sustain their income. Unfortunately, in some places you may not enjoy the same fast internet speeds you experience in the United States.

Don't let this hold you back! Plan accordingly by scheduling enough to time to submit your information. If you do this, you'll find your impatience fading away as you wait for your internet to catch up to your to-do list. It only becomes an inconvenience when you cut it too close to your deadlines.

Embrace the Distractions

When it comes to island living, it isn't hard to fade away into the beautiful scenery and sightseeing. Don't look at these distractions as a bad thing. It is good for your mind, body and soul to be in touch with nature. Embrace the beautiful distractions responsibly. By setting time aside daily or weekly time for exploration, you will still manage to get your necessary work done without compromising on your new life seaside.

Love the Local Lifestyle

If you are moving from a particularly busy American city, you may be used to the hustle and bustle of the American way. Island locals live life differently; they may not move as quickly as you are used to, and they are likely more friendly and welcoming.

Don't be afraid if a stranger strikes up a friendly conversation with you. It may take a while for you to break the mold you have grown accustomed to, but it is important to embrace the lifestyle of those around you. You'll make connections with others quickly and form life long friendships easily.


Money management will vary from island to island. If you have landed on an island that is lesser known in the tourism world, you may find that the best and most popular way to pay for your things is with cash. More specifically, small bills.

Major credit cards are accepted all over the world so you will still have the opportunity to use your credit cards in some places, but check the store's policy on fees. You may find that keeping cash on hand is much easier than fighting fees through your credit card.

Navigating your new island life may be a little tricky at first. By planning ahead, you can still enjoy the vacation lifestyle while maintaining your day job. When you budget time for work and pleasure, you can accomplish everything you have on your to-do list. When you embrace the local lifestyle, you'll soon become a 'local' yourself. Lastly, having cash on you will keep you from forking out extra money to cover banking fees.

To learn more, contact a company such as IRG International Realty Group Ltd with any questions or concerns you have.