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My husband and I will be on the island in two weeks. Can't wait!!!! I am trying to figure out how much money to budget for food, gas and drinks and any miscellaneous costs I may have forgotten per day. I know we will go over to St. Johns a couple of days and will be going to the BVI's for a day. We will probably eat breakfast in our condo every morning before heading out for the day. I am thinking we will probably eat out for lunch and dinners and a lot of the times we just get appetizers. We don't care about big fancy meals and a lot of times we will share meals because the portions are so big but we do like to have cocktails when we are out. If anybody has any suggestions I would really appreciate it.

Thanks Pam

Posted : December 28, 2013 2:57 pm
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Ju$t bring lot$ of money.
Hard to tell since it depends where you go, what you do and where you choose to eat and drink.
Just enjoy whatever you do. This is not an inexpensive destination. Have fun!

Posted : December 28, 2013 3:38 pm
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We stay on STT for one week and rent a vehicle (Avis $268 - full size) and usually use almost a tank of fuel and runs $30 - $40. We have a timeshare on island and breakfast is in the room as well as late night snacks with maybe one dinner. We shop at Pueblo and spend about $140. Lunches can run $20 - 25, dinner - sky is the limit. Drinks - Bushwhackers $7-10, mixed drinks $5-7.

The only beach we pay to go is Megans, there is a car parking $2 plus per person fee of $4

To take the car over to St. John the barge is around $40.

We don't take cash for the entire trip use only credit cards with a small petty cash for minor items.

Remember this is for one week.

Posted : December 28, 2013 6:25 pm
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We just spent 12 great days between St John and St Thomas. I budgeted for myself $100 a day, including a round of golf and some tshirts.(like I needed more tshirts) We did the Carnival night at Iggies and I spent my last budgeted dollars at the airport. You can probably get by on that figuring a trip to the BVIs included.My wife covered the rental car expense as part of her budget.It's really easy to spend money on island. Have a great time.

Posted : December 28, 2013 6:31 pm
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If you eat breakfast at the condo and hit up happy hour specials, you can keep it an inexpensive trip. Gas is expensive here, but it's a small island so you won't have to drive too far. Car ferry to St. John is $50 roundtrip (doesn't matter how many passengers are in your car) - Passenger ferry is $12 roundtrip (I think they may have just increased it but not by more than a couple dollars). Also, you can save a lot of money by going to the right grocery stores (some are really expensive, others are more reasonable) - hit up CostULess or get a $15 membership to PriceSmart (like a BJs)... Plaza Extra is reasonable and is more like a "regular" supermarket. Enjoy!

Posted : January 1, 2014 6:06 pm

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