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 Dawn
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This is what I have planned so far. 1 week at Secret Harbor. I have 6 full days not including arrival and return. 1 will be spenting 1 day doing the BVI and it seems at least another 2 days for St. John. That leaves me with 3 remaining days. I was going to rent a car for a week but that will be 3 days of not using. I have been reading that parking is a problem at Red Hook for the ferry.

Anybody know how much it will cost from the airport to Secret Harbor for a taxi? Not on the board for Secret Harbor.

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 5:58 pm
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Dawn: Lots of people just sit on the beach a day or two, read a good book and drink bushwhackers! 😉

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 6:05 pm
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Dawn,

At the top of this page is the "Visitor Info" link and on that page is a "Parking and Transportation" link and there you'll find a link to "Taxi Charges" where there's a link to "St. Thomas Taxi Rates" which includes the following information:

Secret Harbor Resort and Downtown Charlotte Amalie, each way
$15.00 per person, 2+ people $10.00 per person

Secret Harbor Resort and Airport, each way
$18.00 per person, 2+ people $12.00 per person

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 6:08 pm
 Dawn
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East Ender,

I plan too spend time on the beach at Secret Harbor. That is the reason I picked it and also to snorkel. I was thinking that maybe a rental car for a week is senseless since 3 out of the 6 days I won't be on St. Thomas.

Is there a grocery store nearby Secret Harbor to get eggs, bacon, coldcuts, etc. Probably will do a picnic lunch but plan on eating dinners out for the week.

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 6:22 pm
 Dawn
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Thanks for the taxi info

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 6:22 pm
 Dawn
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I read somewhere on here a while back that Sapphire has a beach party with live music. Anyone know if that is the case in the off season and if so what day? I will be there 5/23/ - 5/30 over the Memorial Weekend. Any other places to spend on the beach with live music?

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 7:21 pm
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Dawn:

Regarding the rental car.....I guess it depends.

If you're going alone you'll only be paying for one person for taxis (remember it will be both ways), I guess taxis will work.

For more than one person the charge is per person as described previously.

We (wife & I) always rent a car even if we're going to the BVIs and STJ (which we always do). Having our own car gives us the freedom to go when & where we want to go. In the past we rented from Hertz & Avis. The weekly charge was aroung $180. (with a AAA or Entertainment book discount) plus gas. Gas was usually around $20./week. Total cost was approx. $200./week or $28. per day. If you look at the taxi fares and include a tip the price will add up pretty fast.

Hope this helps you decide.

F.I.

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 7:34 pm
 Dawn
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Do you bring your rental car to St. John?

 
Posted : February 1, 2006 7:43 pm
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Dawn,

From SH, You will find Food Centre on the road towards downtown heading that direction and Marina Market in Red Hook if you head the other direction. Both are about 5 minutes from SH.

Schultz

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 9:06 am
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Yes.

Once.

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 9:08 am
(@deldog)
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Hey, we are staying at Secret Harbor May 13-20 for our honeymoon. We can not wait! Is there a message board specific to secret harbor itself? Thanks!!

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 11:15 am
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I have done the Sapphire Beach Party in July and August. I think it's a year round thing. Just back from STT. Even though parking is a challenge at the Red Hook ferry, I found street parking with no problem. I too would recommend getting a car. It's worth it for the freedom and less expensive than getting around by taxi.

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 11:32 am
 Dawn
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What day of the week? I don't want to plan my trip to the Baths on the same day.

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 12:12 pm
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deldog: This board isn't enough for you??
😉

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 6:00 pm
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The party at Sapphire is on Sunday afternoon.

 
Posted : February 2, 2006 10:16 pm
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oh no sir...I just thought I read in her intial post that there "might" be a secret harbour message board...Can you dig EEnder?

 
Posted : February 3, 2006 3:26 am
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I can dig, hot diggidy deldog! 😉

(In reading the initial post, I wonder if she was talking about the taxi prices to/from Secret Harbour not being on the board? Grammar is sometimes most difficult!)

 
Posted : February 3, 2006 4:24 pm
 Dawn
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I was asking about the price for a taxie from the airport to Secret Harbor in case I don't rent a car. I found the airport price to Red Hook is $11 per person but not listed for Secret Harbour.

 
Posted : February 3, 2006 7:46 pm
 Dawn
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I guess I have been mispelling Secret Harbour as Harbor

 
Posted : February 3, 2006 7:55 pm
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NOt a message board per se, but if you want more info PM me and I will see what I can come up with 🙂

 
Posted : February 4, 2006 11:47 am
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