What it’s really like to retire on a Caribbean island — on $3,000 a month

Catey Hill
What it’s really like to retire on a Caribbean island — on $3,000 a month

Nestled in her 1960s hillside home perched high above the glittering sea, Julie Lea awakens each morning to the sound of rustling palms, chirping birds and the gentle bleating of goats that wander a nearby farm. “There is something magical about life here,” says the 76-year-old artist and painter, who with her writer husband of 50 years, moved full-time to the Caribbean island of Bequia in 2005.