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(@wallyclever)
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Heading down there in a few months. I'm hoping to bring a tent, rent a car, and sleep wherever. Is that generally accepted on St John? And how about St Thomas?

And do you think it would be safe?

Thanks everyone for the helpful info I have already found on here!

 
Posted : February 26, 2010 7:51 pm
 RM
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no, I wrote it correctly, Caneel Bay.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 2:29 pm
(@docric)
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Xislandgirl wrote:
A good friend had a co-worker that just spend 10 days at Cinnamon and while they were on island they checked out Botanical.

I did not get a full review yet but the one thing that was relayed to me was "don't stay there under any circumstances. It was the scariest place I have ever seen"

I am waiting for a full review and I will share it when I get it.

I would like to hear about that. I'll be on island next week and am going to try to see the place.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 2:36 pm
 RM
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I have been by this place many times, it will not be for everyone, it is Basic at best.

But some folks like rustic and this will meet their needs.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 2:48 pm
 RM
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http://www.botanicalvillas.com/home

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 2:59 pm
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I emailed my friend this morning to ask her coworker if she would send me her review and this is what I got back, take it as you will.

Sorry I haven't had time to reply I have been busy trying to get back into things from vacation. We thought it was dumpy and dirty and nothing more than lattice and screens (with holes in them) I would never stay there, while we were there a large rat or some other kind of animal ran out in front of my husband and we both left the property quickly. We loved Cinnamon Bay and can't wait to get back

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 3:42 pm
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RM wrote:
no, I wrote it correctly, Caneel Bay.

I believe the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds are managed by Caneel Bay but have never heard of any camping at Caneel itself.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 4:49 pm
(@xislandgirl)
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STT Resident wrote:
[quote=RM]
no, I wrote it correctly, Caneel Bay.

I believe the Cinnamon Bay campgrounds are managed by Caneel Bay but have never heard of any camping at Caneel itself.

I have never heard of that either and I know that while I lived on island, it was not an option. I would be very curious to hear more on this.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 5:49 pm
 RM
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Just kidding, I thought it might get someone's interest if I suggested it.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 6:03 pm
(@xislandgirl)
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RM wrote:
Just kidding, I thought it might get someone's interest if I suggested it.

Can you imagine someone walking out of Cottage 7 and some kid unzipping his tent in his boxers.....LOL

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 7:12 pm
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Well, if anyone thinks that they are going to avoid rattas out in the natural surroundings of the tropics, they are sadly misled. 😉

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 7:14 pm
 rose
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Thanks for this info. I will check it out when we are there in May staying in the nice house we have rented.

 
Posted : March 1, 2010 9:14 pm
(@wallyclever)
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rose wrote:
One more thing. In my opinion St. John far surpasses St. Thomas at least for a quiet back to nature trip.

Excellent! That's what I'm hoping for.

 
Posted : March 3, 2010 10:52 pm
(@wallyclever)
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RM wrote:
Wally,

FYI, years ago on a visit to STJ, we observed some folks who pitched their tent in the National Park near Maho Bay, they were good for app. one day, maybe less, the park service removed them, and the last we saw or heard they were on the ferry back to STT. I have no idea if they still have that policy now, but for your own sake I would check before I pitched a tent.

You might check with Caneel Bay, they may have some sites you can rent.

Wow! Okay, I def don't want that happening to me.

Thanks for the Caneel suggestion.

 
Posted : March 3, 2010 10:53 pm
(@wallyclever)
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East Ender wrote:
Well, if anyone thinks that they are going to avoid rattas out in the natural surroundings of the tropics, they are sadly misled. 😉

Ok what are rattas?

Urban dictionary: rattas
1. a skinney weasel who cant even use a tweaser to wank
2. skinny shit who acts like a weasel being boned by a dog in its kennel

 
Posted : March 3, 2010 10:59 pm
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WallyClever wrote:
[quote=RM]
Wally,
Thanks for the Caneel suggestion.

Wally - see earlier posts. Caneel isn't an option.

 
Posted : March 4, 2010 7:16 am
 Pia
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Yes camping at Caneel was just a joke - rooms rent for $800 to $1,500+ per night in high season.

Pia

 
Posted : March 4, 2010 8:11 pm
(@jeraldine-eason)
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don't know about Mr. Clever, but I moved down here from Oregon, and YES you can pretty much camp where ever, on the beach, in the woods, or over on the east side in the desert, so I think it was a fair question. don't know where you live, sorry if they don' t let you camp. I for one do not like upscale camping might as well stay at a hotel.

 
Posted : December 5, 2014 1:52 pm
(@jeraldine-eason)
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I keep getting different answers, does anyone really know if you can camp on water Island? has anyone actually been there and camped?

 
Posted : December 5, 2014 1:56 pm
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jeraldine eason wrote:
I keep getting different answers, does anyone really know if you can camp on water Island? has anyone actually been there and camped?

http://www.virginislandscampground.com/

and there are reviews on Trip Advisor.

 
Posted : December 5, 2014 2:42 pm
(@seabreeze19)
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This post is 4 years old. Last entry was from Pia was March 4, 2010.
Good information on Water Island camping though, STT Resident.

 
Posted : December 5, 2014 6:24 pm
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