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Our first trip to the US VI was so successful we've already reserved two weeks for March 2010. The flights were uneventful and timely. We feel we made the right decision taking the taxi to downtown Charlotte Amalie and the ferry from there to Cruz Bay. The ferry was fun, cool and splashy and a brown booby led our boat all the way to the ferry dock. Our taxi to Cinnamon Bay after a brief stop there for some blended beverages and light supper convinced us we had no interest in renting a car. The road trip was full of sharp corners, blind turns and steep inclines. Wouldn't want to meet anyone on the wrong side of the road who had also had some blended beverages.
Our campsite was literally a minute's walk from the most beautiful beach we saw the whole time we were here. We could hear the surf all night from our tent. There were no pesky donkeys or rodents in our area. The campground staff were very hospitable and great sources of information. Our cooler with our first 4 dinners worth of seafood, chicken and steak did well by us and we found the food at the campground to be reasonable and good. We walked everywhere, just being very cautious on Rt 20. We walked to Maho and then took the goat trail to Maho Bay Campground. We walked to Cruz Bay, stopping at Trunk Bay, Jumbie Bay and Hawksnest and cut through Caneel Bay to Honeymoon Beach, then took the Lind trail into Cruz Bay. We did some eating, drinking and shopping and took a taxi back.
All the information provided on this message board was very helpful. And today we had snow on Cape Cod....

Posted : March 24, 2009 11:07 pm
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Ahhh thanks for sharing!!
So there is a staff member that is at the campground?

Posted : March 25, 2009 9:12 am
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I guess I would consider that the folks who work behind the registration desk, Mary, Gertrude and Maria, for starters, are staff. A guy named Tony came in his copper colored truck that drove around the campground looking for people who needed help. We had trouble with our lantern and he was there within half an hour and replaced it with a new one. He also stopped one night when it was apparent we were struggling to adjust the charcoal grill rack.

Posted : March 25, 2009 9:41 pm
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Thanks for sharing! Wow, you did a lot of walking! STJ is easy to get around, but I think I would have rented a vehicle! You are courageous!
Glad you enjoyed your trip and also glad you will be coming back! (tu)
Next time, check out Sloop Jones!

Posted : March 26, 2009 8:11 am
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Hi Bonnie,
I agree with Sherri about renting a car next time
That is half the fun!
Plus you can explore the other side of the island which is very beautiful
I wouldnt worry so much about other people on the road as we have never had a problem
Just be careful driving as you will get used to it very quickly

Posted : March 26, 2009 11:00 am

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