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(@thomasjnj)
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My hubby and I are planning a trip in Feb. We are leaning toward St. John because it is quieter and then we can go to St. Thomas for a day or so. Any recommendations on if this is a good idea and on places to stay? (we do like indoor plumbing, tv, restaurants on-site, etc..)
Thanks!

 
Posted : September 30, 2009 3:45 pm
(@diana)
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I recommend St. John for it's beauty and low key atmosphere. Gallow Point is a good option for first timers as it's close to town. If the have the $$$ Caneel is fabulous if you want a resort. I'd suggest you consider renting a villa and a Jeep to experience the best of what St. John as to offer. Once we did the villa thing we prefer it to the resort experience.

 
Posted : September 30, 2009 4:14 pm
(@billd)
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split it up. Spend three days-four days on STT and 3-4 days on St. John. But watch out, most of our condos book up pretty fast in February, which is the most crowded month.

billd

 
Posted : September 30, 2009 5:16 pm
(@east-ender)
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thomasjnj wrote:
we do like indoor plumbing

LOL! 😀

 
Posted : September 30, 2009 10:57 pm
(@stt-resident)
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East Ender wrote:
[quote=thomasjnj]
we do like indoor plumbing

LOL! 😀

Double that!

 
Posted : October 1, 2009 7:31 am
(@ssseeker)
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Last year we stayed at the Westin through a Delta vacation package that was a great deal and we have stayed at private villas. Advantages to both. The Westin was very nice but the meals were a little pricey. It is nice to get a Villa close enough where you can walk as parking is at a premium and taxis add up. This year we are going to Lavender Hill Suites for the first time (have stayed up the hill from it before). Sort of depends on how you like to spend your vacation but we enjoy staying on St. John and like you said going back to STT for a day trip or for sure on to the BVI's...

 
Posted : October 1, 2009 8:47 am
(@thomasjnj)
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Thanks for all the great responses. A villa looks great. Any great experiences somewhere?

 
Posted : October 2, 2009 12:13 pm
(@diana)
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There are so many villas to chose from that's the hardest part of the trip. If you want an easy paved driveway and a villa with privacy and quiet look at Bordeaux Breeze. http://www.islandhideaways.com/villa.php?villa_id=10610

 
Posted : October 2, 2009 5:14 pm
(@tunisbridal)
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Stay in a villa. You can rent on homeaway.com, or VRBO.com. Have used many times. Last two times stayed at villaenchantment.com
and villaamour.com. Both have incredible views!!, private pool, etc.

 
Posted : October 6, 2009 5:13 pm
(@lmcneil1125)
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Whats the difference between the 2 websites? Thanks

 
Posted : October 7, 2009 11:48 am
(@theislander)
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Imcneil1125 - both sites are operated by the same company (as well as a couple other similar sites). They offer the same thing, properties for rent by owner. Owners have to pay separately to be listed on each of those two sites so the listings vary.

--Islander

 
Posted : October 9, 2009 2:41 pm

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