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(@irhyper2)
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My wife and I are going to St John 10/27/2007 for a week with another couple. We are staying in a Villa at The Weston. Anyone know anything about where we are staying? What about St John ? I Stopped there about 20 years ago on a Cruise, but in bad weather. Do I take my single Malt Scotch and cigars, or buy them there? Do I need dress clothes, or a pair of swim trunks and thongs ? I am ready now. Any information is appreciated.

 
Posted : June 20, 2007 5:35 pm
(@cocosmom)
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May want to take some time and read this board & you will find lots of info. Search Westin for the Villas. You will need to rent a jeep. The beach at Westin is not one you want to spend your day at. In STJ you want to drive to the different beaches . Every turn on a road seems to bring a better one! Hubby had cigars at Mongoose Juntion in Cruz Bay & booze is always cheaper. May want to try Cruzan rum while in the islands 🙂

 
Posted : June 20, 2007 5:51 pm
(@coco_de_mer_usvi)
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Thongs are always good!! ROFLMFAO

 
Posted : June 20, 2007 10:55 pm
(@uf-prof)
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CoCo,

There is an age limitation, or should be!

 
Posted : June 21, 2007 12:01 pm
(@woogawooga)
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Now there's a vivid mental image...smoking a cigar and wearing a thong. Let me poke just my eyes out right now!

WW

 
Posted : June 21, 2007 12:37 pm
(@liquorman tuckahoe)
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Leave the cigars at home(unless their cubans of course!!!) . There is an excellent cigar shop in cruz bay at the mongoose junction mall called club cigar, nice selection very reasonable. Booze is a no brainer buy it there not only is it cheap, but you are also supporting local shops. Cigarettes for most major brands $19.95 per carton at Dolphin market.

Have a great trip!!!

 
Posted : June 22, 2007 12:53 pm
(@ccasebolt)
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I can tell you about the Westin Villas - stayed in a 3 BR and a 1 BR; they're nice! Any specifics you'd like to know?

 
Posted : July 4, 2007 9:24 pm
(@connie)
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irhyper...as far as dress clothes? I'm assuming you are a man because of the cigars....but don't even bother bringing long pants. A nice pair of shorts and a hawaiin shirt is about as dressy as you have to get.

But please...leave thong and speedo's home.

 
Posted : July 5, 2007 8:58 am
(@mountaineer-girl)
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I'm assuming he meant flip flops. We used to call them "thongs" when I was young, but now that means something different. 🙂

 
Posted : July 5, 2007 9:19 am
(@sttimissit)
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I can tell you anything you want to know about Westin St John Resort & Villas. I used to be the owner services manager for the villas until I moved to Starwood's corporate offices in Orlando. Still have very strong ties to the staff at Westin St John and have visited several times since moving to Orlando. Please let me know what specifics you are needing more info about and I'll be more than happy to answer your questions. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 
Posted : July 5, 2007 11:36 am
(@tjc9991)
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Jeep rental-----I am staying at the Westin from 7/28---8/05 and need to rent a jeep. Does it make sense to do it through the Westin (O'Connor Jeep Rental) or should I look elsewhere ? Also----do I need a jacket and/or tie if we eat dinner @ Equator --- Caneel ? Thanks !

 
Posted : July 25, 2007 5:21 pm
(@MaryB)
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It does make sense to rent from O Connor at the Westin-- especially IF you are taking the Westin ferry to/from the airport and resort. You may get a cheaper rate in Cruz Bay but you will incur cab fares to get and return the car. I think the daily prices may be higher per day, but a weekly rental will be about the same.
You do NOT need a jacket or tie to dine at the Equator--the dress code says they require long pants , a collared shirt and c;losed shoes for men but it is very relaxed even at Caneel in the summer. We saw many men in conservative sandals, many in docksider shoes and quite a few in dress shorts, but all wore collared shirts. All of the women were dressed in resortwear--no shorts, few slacks,mostly sundresses. It is an outdoor restaurant and they do not serve dinner there every night in the summer and I believe Monday night they hold the managers reception for the hotel guests there.

 
Posted : July 26, 2007 11:05 pm

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