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Hello Everyone!

I have been observing quitely for almost a year now and finally decided to join. We arrive on St. John Sat. May 5th, all 12 of us, and just wanted to get some ideas for our trip. Only my husband and 1 other person that we are traveling with have been to the VI's before so alot of what we have planned is from me reading this message board. We have booked 3 days thru-out our stay with Born to Rhumb to explore Jost and all of the other islands we find along the way. We booked a villa named Oceana thru Vacation Vistas, Lisa has been wonderful and very patient with all of my emails for the past 10 months, and 3 car rentals thru Cool Breeze. Does anyone have any feedback about what we are doing, where we are staying or the car rental place?


Posted : April 18, 2007 7:02 pm
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Hi there!
It sounds like you have it all covered. The villa you picked will be beautiful and you will all love it!! I haven't rented cars from Cool Breeze, but I am sure it will be great. We always rent a jeep wrangler on St Thomas and car ferry across (I haven't found a rentla company on St John that allows you to take the top down on a jeep).

We have also reserved a day on Born to Rhumb, haven't gone with Capt Kevin before, but have heard great stuff! We are going to try to see The Baths, Maybe the Indians or Caves, the Willy T and end up at Foxy's on Jost. It's a lot, but we are up for the challenge!

We snorkel every day we are there, we all bring our own equipment. Your villa will probably have a supply of beach chairs and a cooler or two that you can take to the beach.

Some of my favorite things:
Snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay
Snorkeling at Cinnamon & enjoying cocktails
Relaxing at Maho & enjoying cocktails
HH at Woodys
Drinks and a burger at the Beach Bar
Drinks and a burger at Skinny Leggs
A margarita and some Mexican at Margarita Phils (I've heard that it isn;t the same anymore, but we will see)
Loungin at the villa on the pool deck in the evening and watching the cruise ships fall over the horizon
I can go on and on and on

The Grotto Deli in Mongoose has great chix salad, brownies, cookies, and other deli stuff. (I think it's Grotto)
Starfish Market has everything that you can find at home.

One thing that I made a special point to buy this year that I wish we would have had last year.... Avon Skin so soft and their bug repellants. Last year some of oour group had a ton on No-See-um bites, but others none... Some years we have not had any at all, but we will be prepared this year!


Posted : April 19, 2007 11:38 am
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My opinion only -- 3 days sailing on a 7 day vacation doesn't seem very relaxing to me. I'd book one day and then see how it goes.

Posted : April 19, 2007 12:46 pm
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I am a little concerned myself about all the time on the boat but my husband has been there before and said one of the best parts of going there is exploring the other islands such as the BVI's. We do like to relax but we also a very active group!! Thanks for the feedback!! Keep it coming!!

Posted : April 19, 2007 1:10 pm
(@Lorie Clark)
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We will be in St. John May 2 - 9. This is our 4th visit to the island. WE JUST LOVE IT! We rented a home
from Lisa/Vacation Vistas and she was wonderful. She had Bazile's taxi pick us up in St. Thomas and
Bazile is the greatest. Lisa will have info on Bazile. We took 2 boat trips with Capt. Kevin and Born to
Rhumb last year. It was so much fun. Capt. Kevin and Andy will take great care of you. We are going
with them again on May 6th. Enjoy your trip!

Posted : April 19, 2007 3:33 pm
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Good stuff, we'll be in STT from May 1-8 for our honeymoon and want to take a day trip to STJ and bring our car on the ferry? Is that a good idea or should we do the passenger ferry and then rent a car or take a taxi around? What are some fun things to do that isn't snorkeling? What's the happy hour prices at the bars and what are the good ones?

Also, what's a good day to go over there when the cruiseships aren't in port?

Thanks and I appreciate your reply!

Posted : April 19, 2007 3:43 pm
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Thanks so much for the reinforcements. We are going on the boat the 7th,8th and 10th!! We are all getting very excited!! Where have you gone on the boat before??


Posted : April 19, 2007 3:46 pm
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We've never been to the islands before but from reading the message boards I think a few people have had a hard time taking the car ferry over. I think parking might be an issue.


Posted : April 19, 2007 3:49 pm

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