At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Caribbean and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Women Who Live On Rocks
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Absolutely guaranteed to make the greyest day shine, Women Who Live On Rocks is a collection of sassy, brilliant and very real women who have made the decision to live life to the full. With the sand dunes resounding with steel drums, glasses full of rum and a shoulder always ready to be cried on, these women are simply amazing. They will inspire and create awe, but be warned, their stories are very real.
Expat Europeans in South America and the Caribbean
Though it could do with a touch of metaphysical hot sauce, the Expat Europeans in South America and the Caribbean page is a handy diving off point for newly arrived expats who are from, or have lived in European cities, before deciding to trade it all in for almost endless sunshine.
An essential guide for any expat thinking of moving to the Caribbean islands, this Facebook page and Twitter account (the social media face of a website full of resources) isn’t just for vacationers and tourists. It focuses on travel & leisure aspects whilst promoting local tourist businesses, and will make wanderlust rear its mischievous head.
Caribbean Expats Global Community
With a cheeky ‘no holds barred’ ethos, this network of expats living in the Caribbean are enjoying every moment they can. Sailing over azure seas, relishing the sunshine and indulging in a passion for boats, this is a group that will make any cubicle worker green with envy. Showcasing the joys of living in a tropical paradise – with many videos – this is one to join. ASAP.
Blogging about island living and traveling like a local, Suus and Sebastiaan have changed their lives to make every weekend feel like a holiday. With temperatures that usually sit around 28 – 30 Celsius (82 – 86 Fahrenheit) and a much slower pace of life – which can conversely bring unique frustrations – this couple are sharing the simple joys of expat life on their favorite Caribbean islands.
~~~ Expat in the Caribbean ~~~
A public group set up for expats to share experiences and meet others who are in a similar situation, the ~~~ Expat in the Caribbean ~~~ Facebook Group is an offshoot of a business website, but also an incredibly handy resource to dip in and out of as needed. With general tips, personal tales and a friendly outlook, it is a lovely group to join in.
Yvonne Gavan is a Barbados dwelling journalist who shares her take on food, fashion and family life in the sun. A beautifully curated series of images alongside the real stories of a family, this is proper third culture life. Her photography will draw readers in, but they stay for the gorgeous tone of voice.
Expat's Guide to the Real Caribbean Paradise
Claiming to unveil the true Caribbean Paradise of expats’ dreams is quite a tall order, but this Facebook group is a welcoming collection of friendly smiles and cheeky sundowners. They have created an 800 strong collection of global citizens who know all the secrets, all the whispers and all the cool places that “polite people” never talk about.
Ever wondered what real life is like on an island paradise? Wonder no more. Tiffany’s gorgeous instagram account (and linked blog) is a window straight onto life in the Caribbean. An expat for a long time, this Texan-born lady has made a very happy home away from home in Aruba and each image shares a little more on her corner of exotic sunshine.
Expat in Barbados
Covering the full gamut of experience, this is a group for expats in Barbados and Barbadians who have been expats. It is a space to reach out to other like-minded people in the area; to interact and share experiences and to be informed or inform others of opportunities and events.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in the Caribbean on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!