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Hughepa
(@hughepa)
Active Member

I read on trip advisor that the dive shop, budget and concierge closed as of Sunday is that true? We will be there on Saturday.

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Topic starter Posted : January 4, 2014 12:20 am
SapphireBeach08
(@sapphirebeach08)
Estimable Member

Yes, it's true. Check with the owner of the condo you are renting. They should be able to provide you or point you to everything you need.

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Posted : January 4, 2014 1:00 pm
Hughepa
(@hughepa)
Active Member

Just talked to her she just found out last night and is purchasing snorkel and chairs for our arrival. Can't wait to get there!

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Topic starter Posted : January 4, 2014 1:15 pm
kjudge
(@kjudge)
New Member

Yes it is confirmed with my future condo rental. She said that the association is also purchasing 200 lounge chairs (February) for resident use only. Also bought snorkle gear for her unit for us to use.

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Posted : January 6, 2014 3:38 pm
Alana33
(@alana33)
Prominent Member

Sapphire Beach building boarded up after new owner evicts tenants
See article: http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/sapphire-beach-building-boarded-up-after-new-owner-evicts-tenants-1.1613340

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Posted : January 10, 2014 9:55 am
Alana33
(@alana33)
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Any updates on this?

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Posted : February 11, 2014 5:35 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

Everything is apparently moving along smoothly. The tour buses are not now bringing loads of cruise ship day trippers to the beach so the beach is now a lot cleaner than it formerly was after their departure. The current new batch of new chairs and loungers have worked out well and another load is expected very soon. The last I heard a few days ago was that the Banana Cabana is doing business as usual; the Sapphire Bar and Grill runners are still taking order on the beach, as is Senor Pizza - and the coral is taking less of a beating! It seems from several trip reports on other travel forums that visitors renting there are experiencing no problems at all.

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Posted : February 11, 2014 6:07 pm
SeaBreeze19
(@seabreeze19)
Estimable Member

What about the parking situation?
Where does one park if they want to spend the day at Sapphire Beach?

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Posted : February 11, 2014 9:35 pm
SapphireBeach08
(@sapphirebeach08)
Estimable Member

That is a good question. The spots behind the buildings are for owners and guests. The owner of the property where the beach parking was located has blocked that area off. Hopefully someone that is currently at Sapphire can answer.

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Posted : February 12, 2014 10:52 am
beachboy
(@beachboy)
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SeaBreeze

There really is no parking at this time if you are not staying at the resort. You would have to take a taxi to and from or the dollar bus.

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Posted : February 12, 2014 2:28 pm
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

Are you sure about that? A poster on another forum was visiting STT in the last couple of weeks, drove down there and was given a parking pass (no fee) from the security guard at the gate and told where to park..

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Posted : February 12, 2014 7:16 pm
SeaBreeze19
(@seabreeze19)
Estimable Member

Now I'm really confused about the parking situation at Sapphire.

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Posted : February 13, 2014 8:31 am
STT Resident
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Island Expert

SeaBreeze19 wrote:
Now I'm really confused about the parking situation at Sapphire.

I have a couple of deliveries to make at Sapphire on Friday so will check then and report back.

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Posted : February 13, 2014 8:44 am
SeaBreeze19
(@seabreeze19)
Estimable Member

Thanks, STT Resident!

STT Resident wrote:
[quote=SeaBreeze19]
Now I'm really confused about the parking situation at Sapphire.

I have a couple of deliveries to make at Sapphire on Friday so will check then and report back.

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Posted : February 14, 2014 8:58 am
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

The guard on duty today say that it's not yet been a problem but is "confusing" and he hopes it gets sorted out soon. There is parking down at the marina.

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Posted : February 14, 2014 11:07 am
SeaBreeze19
(@seabreeze19)
Estimable Member

Thank you for the information!

STT Resident wrote:
The guard on duty today say that it's not yet been a problem but is "confusing" and he hopes it gets sorted out soon. There is parking down at the marina.

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Posted : February 15, 2014 5:15 pm