I lived in the USVI for 4 years. Living there is nothing, and I mean nothing like visiting.
The schools are horrendous. The island is very poor, has a lively drug population,
and has very high crime. There is no natural water, you will buy bottled and shower
with rain water. You pray for rain, St croix can be very dry. Food is of poor quality
and very expensive. The majority of locals are black.