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 surf
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When I visited twice a year back in the day my hotels of choice were Raintree Inn and Cruz Inn..Great places with great value..Now cheap is $195 a night for the Boutique hotel in town next to Freds...Besides camping it looks like staying on STT from some place on VRBO and boating to STJ for the day...Yes im stuck in a time warp I guess,I miss the Kite too..and the Backyard...and Two Swans Deli...Is Cafe Roma still in bizz?

 
Posted : September 29, 2012 11:39 pm
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Wowza. It's has been a long time. I remeber the raintree from 20+ years ago. $50 a night. Can of raid in each room. Banging music until 2am Roosters at 5. Love City has grown into a mini-east hampton, You'll be shocked. Check out the camping. The beaches are still the same.

 
Posted : September 30, 2012 12:46 am
 surf
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I stopped going because I knew the island too well.It was time for a change,discovered Anguilla and St Barts for the last 17 years or so.Even on those expensive islands they have cheaper and a wider range of places to stay..Both islands have nice places to stay for around 70 a night..On St John there is nothing like that anymore..The beaches are the thing thats drawing me back,but not at 200 a night for a single..Yikes!

 
Posted : September 30, 2012 10:42 am
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Sigh, and I remember when I moved here a long time ago that rum was $2 a bottle! Sigh.

 
Posted : September 30, 2012 4:31 pm
 John
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I remember in 1986 a bottle of rum was $0.69

I was too young to buy, but i believe in the early 80s it was $0.29

 
Posted : September 30, 2012 6:47 pm
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John wrote:
I remember in 1986 a bottle of rum was $0.69

I was too young to buy, but i believe in the early 80s it was $0.29

I came in 1984 and recall it being $2 (or $1.99) so think your memory is maybe a bit off!

 
Posted : September 30, 2012 7:00 pm
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Perhaps that $0.69 stuff was something even you wouldn't drink, STTRes. LOL

 
Posted : October 1, 2012 8:25 am
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Bassman wrote:
Perhaps that $0.69 stuff was something even you wouldn't drink, STTRes. LOL

You're probably right! Don't even touch rum or any hard liquor these days - the curse of advancing age maybe - but I DO cook with it on occasion! Bananas Foster with the addition of some Cruzan banana and some banana liqueur is incredibly sinful!

 
Posted : October 1, 2012 8:57 am
 John
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:I specifically remember when it went from $0.69 to $0.89 in 87, maybe it was where i was buying it.

 
Posted : October 1, 2012 1:00 pm
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And who says people loose their memory with age?
I am just being witty. Don't hate on me.

 
Posted : October 2, 2012 9:43 am
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On my last trip to the VI, I saw that the liquor store prices were just about the same as back home.

 
Posted : October 20, 2012 3:11 am
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Electric bills, tax bills and the cost of doing business helped to raise the prices.

 
Posted : November 29, 2012 9:39 am
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In 1982 rum was $.79 or $.89 at woolworths not like now..$$$$$$

 
Posted : December 11, 2012 8:47 pm
 John
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I remember cheap was $0.89 at a local store in 1987.

 
Posted : December 11, 2012 9:20 pm

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