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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

It's okay for couples and very bad for singles - there is little to do on the island, and unless a single person is either extremely outgoing or extremely comfortable in solitude, this would be difficult. For families with school-aged kids, forget it. The schools here are horrendously bad.are horrendously bad. - Feb 7, 2013
This is hard to answer. Singles will be lonely here unless they drink a lot and fall into the exapt bar crowd (proceed with caution!) or are very religious and belong to a church. If you like diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fishing, hiking, you'll have a better time (and if you don't mind the rain). Families seem unhappy here due to the limited employment opportunities for spouses and poor schooling options for children. There is no cultural life here, and entertainment options are few. You need to make your own fun here, yes, just like your mom told you! If you can do that, you'll be moderately happy here. It's a rather safe place in this day and age, just much less developed and poorer and economically depressed than I had expected. - Apr 1, 2008