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Hughepa

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10/07/2013

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Sapphire closing a

January 04, 2014 12:20AM

I read on trip advisor that the dive shop, budget and concierge closed as of Sunday is that true? We will be there on Saturday.

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SapphireBeach08

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Re: Sapphire closing a

January 04, 2014 01:00PM

Yes, it's true. Check with the owner of the condo you are renting. They should be able to provide you or point you to everything you need.

Life is a beach and I'm glad I've got mine.

Hughepa

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Re: Sapphire closing a

January 04, 2014 01:15PM

Just talked to her she just found out last night and is purchasing snorkel and chairs for our arrival. Can't wait to get there!

kjudge

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01/06/2014

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Re: Sapphire closing a

January 06, 2014 03:38PM

Yes it is confirmed with my future condo rental. She said that the association is also purchasing 200 lounge chairs (February) for resident use only. Also bought snorkle gear for her unit for us to use.

Alana33

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07/01/2012

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Re: Sapphire closing a

January 10, 2014 09:55AM

Sapphire Beach building boarded up after new owner evicts tenants
See article: [virginislandsdailynews.com]

Alana33

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 11, 2014 05:35PM

Any updates on this?

STT Resident

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 11, 2014 06:07PM

Everything is apparently moving along smoothly. The tour buses are not now bringing loads of cruise ship day trippers to the beach so the beach is now a lot cleaner than it formerly was after their departure. The current new batch of new chairs and loungers have worked out well and another load is expected very soon. The last I heard a few days ago was that the Banana Cabana is doing business as usual; the Sapphire Bar and Grill runners are still taking order on the beach, as is Senor Pizza - and the coral is taking less of a beating! It seems from several trip reports on other travel forums that visitors renting there are experiencing no problems at all.

SeaBreeze19

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 11, 2014 09:35PM

What about the parking situation?
Where does one park if they want to spend the day at Sapphire Beach?

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SapphireBeach08

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 12, 2014 10:52AM

That is a good question. The spots behind the buildings are for owners and guests. The owner of the property where the beach parking was located has blocked that area off. Hopefully someone that is currently at Sapphire can answer.

Life is a beach and I'm glad I've got mine.

beachboy

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06/01/2007

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 12, 2014 02:28PM

SeaBreeze

There really is no parking at this time if you are not staying at the resort. You would have to take a taxi to and from or the dollar bus.

STT Resident

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 12, 2014 07:16PM

Are you sure about that? A poster on another forum was visiting STT in the last couple of weeks, drove down there and was given a parking pass (no fee) from the security guard at the gate and told where to park..

SeaBreeze19

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 13, 2014 08:31AM

Now I'm really confused about the parking situation at Sapphire.



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STT Resident

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 13, 2014 08:44AM

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Now I'm really confused about the parking situation at Sapphire.

I have a couple of deliveries to make at Sapphire on Friday so will check then and report back.

SeaBreeze19

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 14, 2014 08:58AM

Thanks, STT Resident!

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SeaBreeze19
Now I'm really confused about the parking situation at Sapphire.

I have a couple of deliveries to make at Sapphire on Friday so will check then and report back.

STT Resident

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 14, 2014 11:07AM

The guard on duty today say that it's not yet been a problem but is "confusing" and he hopes it gets sorted out soon. There is parking down at the marina.

SeaBreeze19

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Re: Sapphire closing a

February 15, 2014 05:15PM

Thank you for the information!

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The guard on duty today say that it's not yet been a problem but is "confusing" and he hopes it gets sorted out soon. There is parking down at the marina.


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