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Old 28th May 2019, 06:15 PM
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Default Recommend a location please

My wife and I are looking to leave the west coast of the United States in the next 5 or so years. We are undecided as to where at this point. We are very much tempted by Belize (Placencia in particular) but have serious concerns about medical care there and my wife has colitis and degenerative disc disease in her back . We are looking for :

Tropical climate
Easy access to warm safe water for good snorkeling (as well as assisting my wife's back issue)
Other outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, camping, birding
Available quality medical care
English being widely spoken is a bonus
Not too isolated (don't want to be stuck on a tiny island with nothing nearby)
Somewhat affordable property (hoping to buy our own and a unit to rent)

Belize ticks every damn box but that rather important medical one. Malaysia sounds tempting as well (specifically Penang) and we are considering visiting but we do have some safety concerns.

Any suggestions?

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Old 29th May 2019, 04:05 AM
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Are you considering Australia? As far as I know this country is suitable for your parameters.

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Old 6th June 2019, 01:54 AM
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Users Flag! Originally from india. Users Flag! Expat in australia.

Bit of a long shot, but have you considered Europe, specifically the Mediterranean? May not tick the English box preference, but property is relatively cheap in places like Greece, the Balearics, Canary Islands etc. Not tropical but warm and first world. Some of my family's making a long term move from the Eastern USA to Portugal as an option on future retirement location. The Pacific coast of Mexico used to be a destination too (Vallarta, Acapulco) though perhaps a bit unsafe now.

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If you are considering Europe, I recommend to visit Spain. Very beautiful country and excellent living conditions.

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Spain or Australia can be convenient
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