If you're happy where you're from, chances are you'll be happy here. I love it. It's not for everyone though. If you're addited to malls, movie theaters, Home Depot and such, you may find some adjustment. But there are plenty of good people here. Some people spend a lot of time on the water, gardening, traveling around, socializing and so on but be aware some try to keep up with the tourist drinking at the bars and it can be their undoing. It is possible to be miserable in Paradise. Most of us love it and I have found living here to have a possitive affect in knowing myself in ways unseen when I was living the metro life. As far as where to meet people, there just isn't "A" place. The Island is small enough. Bumping around exploring is half the fun. Make your own way and friends. See it with fresh and open eyes. Spend time meeting the natives as well. December is a very polular time so it's a bit more pricy but the weather is usually better. I recommend spending time up north. It's a bit less developed and there are some great places to stay, eat, dive, snorkle, etc. Towns fun too but not the same Island experience. I live south of town now and love it too. Enjoy.