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I think most of the regulars know that we love STT, but husband is thinking of taking our next trip to STJ, specifically the Coral Bay side.

My feelings are:

We like being busy. In one day on STT, we would typically eat breakfast in, go to one beach, then go out to lunch, run to another beach, go home, shower and go out to Red Hook or Cruz Bay.

I feel that if we go to STJ, we could do basically the same thing, but either we'll get lazy because of the surroundings and that there won't be enough for us to do or places to eat on that side of the island.

I also know that people who go to STJ are almost obsessive about the island, so I would expect to hear that we should just do it!

We also have friends on STT and trying to go back and forth from Coral Bay to STT would probably be too much of a pain.

Anybody have any ideas?

Posted : August 7, 2008 2:27 pm
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Wait a minute.....who's the boss in your family? I thought that you decide where he goes. (LOL)


Posted : August 7, 2008 2:46 pm
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lol, future, he has the money!

Posted : August 7, 2008 3:26 pm
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If I was your husband, I certainly would respect your wish to go to STT and would be good with that. And as the husband, I'd go to STJ. Sounds like the best of both worlds for your husband. But I'd give you a big hug at Red Hook as I get on the ferry.

Posted : August 7, 2008 3:40 pm
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lol promo...sorry, we're joined at the hip, so there's no splitting up.

Posted : August 7, 2008 3:52 pm
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Like Mrs. F.I.'s my money (meaning hers)....all of it.

And, usually she tells me where to go.....often....... (LOL)

Posted : August 7, 2008 5:59 pm
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Try the STJ trip -- it won't be bad just different -------------- and then you know!

Posted : August 7, 2008 7:26 pm
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Connie - we did a 7 + 5 once and it was one of our best trips! 7 days on STJ; 5 days on STT.

Posted : August 7, 2008 8:22 pm
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Just Kidding!!!!!!!!! 😉

STJ is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Just put on your relaxing shoes, sit on an uncrowded beach, say hi to Vie, have a smoothie on top of STJ and you'll "get" STJ. And yes, I am one of those obsessive STJ people. 😎

Posted : August 7, 2008 10:25 pm
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connie: If you do decide to stay on STJ on your next trip then obviously going back and forth to see friends on St Thomas would be rather expensive.

I don't know who your friends on STT are but if they're good friends who really want to see you they just might love to have a chance to have an excuse to go over to STJ for some R&R and enjoy your hospitality. Many STT residents who are tied into their jobs and professions welcome an invite to ferry over to STJ for a day or an evening or both!


Posted : August 8, 2008 12:10 am
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I've lived on STJ for nine years, and I'm not bored yet. Don't worry about the lazy thing...that is perfectly acceptable while on vacation. We have lots of really beautiful beaches, trails, and tons of places to eat. We do have lots of closings through September and October, but there are still places to go out to eat. I'd say give it a try... if you are still in doubt, you can try the "split" and do some time on both islands.

Posted : August 8, 2008 6:38 am
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Just kidding..... Try it! I'm with Margyz's idea. Best of both worlds! Hope I will get to see you!
Just please don't get obsessive about it! 😀

Posted : August 8, 2008 7:07 am
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I'll bet you that your friends on STT would love to come over the STJ to hang with you there. The good thing is you get points with your hubby for trying it and I'll bet you love it. How big of a house do you need? We've been going to STJ for over 15 years and have stayed in may villas so maybe I can be of some help in that department. We love the northshore, Coral Bay and Bordeaux Mountain areas of STJ where it's quieter and you don't look out over roof tops like on many of the southshore areas.

Posted : August 8, 2008 8:15 am
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Connie, I usually give this advise to my male friends, ( most needed) but it holds true for the better sex as well,

" Do you want to be RIGHT or do you want to be HAPPY" end of discussion and decision.

I love STJ but have not stayed there and I know what your talking about. Sapphire and all the other great places will get along just fine without you you . For one trip. Maybe!!

Posted : August 8, 2008 9:26 am
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Coral Bay side, eh? We have been to STJ a number of times now, but we prefer not to stay on the dark side. We like Cruz Bay side better. A lot of people we know have stayed on the "other" side and absolutley love it and would not stay anywhere else. (I hope you know my comment "on the dark side" was made very tongue in cheek).

Seriously, we, like you, always stayed on STT, and we have been going since 1993. So when we stay on STJ, we like the Cruz Bay side, on the South Shore - around Chocolate Hole area - because our day sounds just like yours. Up and eat Breakfast in, go to a beach, go have lunch, go to another beach, come back to the villa for pool time, dine in, or out, and then bed........It don't get better'n that. LOL.

Whatever you decide to do or wherever you decide to stay, you'll love it, because most of the fun is who you're with, not necessarily where you are.....;)


Posted : August 8, 2008 9:27 am
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Why can't you do that on STJ? We do exactly the same thing on STJ. I am not sure why people think that STJ is so sleepy, there is plenty to keep you busy for at least 2 weeks and enough beaches to visit, too.

There is so much to do and see on STJ, just because it is smaller doesn't mean that there is nothing to do. I never have enough time in a week to do it all.

Posted : August 8, 2008 10:18 am
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Promoguy, dude, that's my answer. See ya at the ferry dock chica.

Sweet Christine prefers the Cruz Bay side and my daughters and I prefer the Coral Bay side. There's a lot to do on the Coral Bay side, but not as much of that beach/lunch/dinner thing. I never mind popping over to Cruz Bay when necessary.

Cheers, RickG

Posted : August 8, 2008 4:43 pm
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We have done 3 nights on STT then 4 on STJ and have really enjoyed the best of both islands. We generally stay at the Mafolie while on STT, then have found a 1 bedroom condo just up from Cruz Bay that we can rent for 4 nights (instead of 7 night minimum peak rules). When it's just my wife and me - that's the best for us.

This time we're coming with 2 other couples, so we have Island Horizons reserved for the entire week. It will be our first time staying on the Coral Bay side of the island - we're looking forward to the new adventure.

Good Luck! Have Fun!

Posted : August 11, 2008 12:36 pm
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Beach, lunch, dinner is our regular schedule when on STJ. And we have stayed in Coral Bay the last three times. There are many very good choices... really!

Breakfast- on villa deck most times but also Donkey Diner many times.

Beach- Maho, Francis, Vie's, Haulover, Salt Pond, Jumbie, Small beach a bit down the road from Vie's (nearer to Pelican Rock).

Lunch & cocktails & nap- Island Blues more than once, Miss Lucy's, Aqua Bistro, Skinny Legs, Vie's Snack Shack. Also a good sanwich/deli at Cocoloba Plaza that I can't remember name of (Big Belly Deli??).

Dinner & more cocktails & coma- Island Blues, Miss Lucy's, Aqua Bistro, Shipwreck Landing (do they do lunch too?), Chateaux Bordeaux, pizza from Donkey Diner, steaks on the villa grill, heard Sweet Plaintains is very good too!

Posted : August 12, 2008 11:43 am
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Still waiting for husband to give the thumbs up on basically anyplace right now...but I gave him a big push this weekend.

We have a condo in Wildwood, NJ. We've been throwing all our change in there for the last 2 years and we always put $20.00 each every weekend we go down.

I was nervous about leaving something like that in the condo when we're not there, so we took everything out this weekend, counted it and guess what??? We had $1,170.00!!!!!

First thing I said is take it to the credit union and put it in the vacation fun :o) He did it!

I don't know...maybe he'll surprise me.

Posted : August 12, 2008 12:51 pm
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