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This is just a pie-in-the-sky idea right now - my wife is going to New York for 5 days with some girlfriends for an artist trip in mid-March. She suggested that I "do something fun" while she's gone. So here's my fantasy.

Fly into St. Thomas on a *very* late flight on a Thursday, or a *very* early flight on a Friday. Ferry to STX, STJ, or one of the BVIs. Stay in non-luxury on/near a beach and food Friday & Saturday night - head home early Sunday.

Flight and ferry excluded, I'd like to do it for less than $175/day. Can it be done? Suggestions? Ideas?

Posted : November 20, 2008 11:11 am
Posts: 114
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Welcome to the Bush Recession...
In order for my wife to be able to afford her artists' get-away-weekend in NYC, I will have to forgo my fantasy of getting back to the islands.

Spirit has airfare from ATL to STT for $340 - easy flight with minimal layover - that is probably as close as I could have gotten to my magic "$300 or less" fare. But it is all moot.

I won't be coming back to the VI in 09 unless someone wants to hire me to photograph their wedding and will pay for my airfare and give me a place to stay.

So it is back to dreaming, and looking at pictures, and reading trip reports, and talking to you great folks.

Posted : February 9, 2009 4:36 pm
Posts: 763
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Hey I never went on vacation the bank could not afford...

Mr. Obama is telling us to borrow and spend - STJ seems like a worthy cause
Price are to the consumer are very reasonable...
Rum is still cheap - Stay away from the coke it adds to the price

I know you can make it!
1 year away from the islands is just too long

Posted : February 9, 2009 4:48 pm
Posts: 17
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I don't know where you live but if you can get to JFK Airport in New York AA currently has their direct flight for the end of February and beginning of March for only $85 each way. I'm booked for July at $165 each way and thought that was good. $85 tempts me to go down in between.

Posted : February 10, 2009 12:05 pm
Posts: 26
Eminent Member

Cleveland Dave has got most of it. You can also fly in to STT, take a ferry to STJ and camp at Cinnamon Bay. Tent sites are $25. You can hitch-hike back and forth to town, eat and drink at Crazy Crackers in Cruz Bay (great food and CHEAP!) and live for next to nothing.

Posted : February 16, 2009 8:10 am
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