Silly question-Swim Noodles?
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Both my kids snorkel with those foam noodles. Since I'm sure they won't fit in our caryons and honey wouldn't be too fond of schlepping them over, is there someplace in town (STT) I can pick them up before ferrying over to STJ? Locals? Maybe Kmart? Someplace else? Thanks!!!
You should be able to buy them at any number of places on STJ at the Waterfront, and if you are staying at a resort, they should have them.
The dive shop up on the hill in Cruz Bay had a trash can full. I am sure you could find them at K-Mart on STT also. If you are staying in a villa many of them have some in the fun locker. May want to check with rental company or owner.
However coming from a long term swim family not a big fan on swim noodles - they give one a false sense of security. The level of salt in the water in Caribbean aids you in floating, so it really not that hard. If the kids are young and need that support, you may want to look into renting a snokeling vest. They truly offer the safety needed with the added protection from the sun on their backs.
I think there are places on STT and STJ that rent them fairly reasonably for a week rate.
I second TomB on the vest. Much better option and you don't have to keep track of it since it stays with you.
Thank you. And yes, my little man (8) does have a snorkel vest that he will be using as he is a beginning/intermediate swimmer. Our daughter is older (18) and likes the noodles. I agree that most people (unless muscle mass is very high) usually bob like corks, myself included. Sounds like I shouldn't have any difficulties finding the noodles though. Can't wait! C'mon June!!!
I've bought them on STJ at the drug store (don't know the name) across the breezeway from Starfish market....as soon as you walk out of Starfish's doors, look straight ahead and you'll see the drug store.
We bought one for my son at the Dive Shop at the Westin. We also had a lifevest on him as well. To be honest though, I thought it was easier for him just to wear the lifevest, and more safer.
Swim noodles have been available at every place we've stayed in the last three years. Check before you buy.
If you need to buy or rent, try the dive place behind the Beach Bar. They also have them availalbe at Trunk and Cinnamon I think.