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(@alspal2)
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When i am on vacation i love to just be casual , what are some bars or places to eat that i shouldnt miss? I love the beach and snorkeling . What are the top 5 things or places we should visit when we come to st thomas? I am so excited st thomas is a beautiful island!!!

 
Posted : September 24, 2008 11:04 pm
(@marty-on-stt)
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I would highly recommend bringing your Passport so you can visit the BVI on a full day charter, like the New Horizons II BVI Trip. And his one is a great way to spend a half day Underwater scooters. Plan on the Sunset on Wednesday up at Paradise Point Paradise Point and don't forget to check out the Pirate's Chest...Sean runs a way cool store there. You might wanna check out Coral World and do some snorkeling on Coki. Of course, Wave Runners and Parasailing are always a good time. Wow...only a week...how to fit in all the awesome food joints?????

 
Posted : September 25, 2008 7:35 am
(@connie)
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Where are you staying on STT?

 
Posted : September 25, 2008 8:28 am
(@iamolly)
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Hull Bay is a nice local hangout. Trunk Bay on STJ and Magens on STT are my favorite beaches, Coki for snorkeling. Molly Malones or Caribbean Saloon in Redhook, Toad and Tart on the weekends for Prime Rib, Fat Turtle for their wonderful appetizers. And last but not least, a stop at Duffy's for the famous "Shark Tank".

Have a great trip!

Molly

 
Posted : September 25, 2008 1:32 pm
(@connie)
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My top 5 things would be:

A day trip to Sandy Cay, Jost Van Dyke and the Baths (if you've never been there before)

A road trip to Mountaintop to see the beautiful Islands while you sip a banana daiquiri (on a clear day)

Go to Coki Beach and feed the fish while snorkeling.

Go over to St. John on a day trip, take the car barge and find your favorite beach, have a drink at the Beach Bar and some Tuna Down Now.

Go to Red Hook, do some shopping and finish it up with some food and drinks at either Molly's or Duffy's.

 
Posted : September 25, 2008 1:40 pm
(@alspal2)
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we are staying at our timeshare at the marriott frenchmans reef!!

 
Posted : September 25, 2008 7:11 pm
(@stthomas)
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Where is Sandy Cay?

Linda

 
Posted : September 26, 2008 5:27 pm
(@theislander)
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alspal2 - noticed in another post that you are back from your trip so this information may be useful for your next visit. 😉 Havensight is close to Marriott; you'll find a few casual restaurants/bars there. Deli Deck is good for breakfast and lunch, its in the Havensight Shopping area. Shipwreck Tavern is known for big burgers, the menu does have other stuff too. Its just across the street from the Havensight Shops.

Linda - Sandy Cay is a very small island, unpopulated, in the British Virgin Islands. Some boat charters to the BVI stop there. Its close to Jost Van Dyke.

--Islander

 
Posted : October 22, 2008 6:38 pm
(@promoguy)
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It's that itsy bitsy, teeny weeny island just off Jost. Nice snorkeling.

 
Posted : October 22, 2008 7:38 pm
 TomB
(@tomb)
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And if I am not mistaken it is the beginning shot of the old Gilligan's Island shows

Then

and

Now

 
Posted : October 22, 2008 8:52 pm
 Lulu
(@lulu)
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I never realized that. Thanks for sharing!

 
Posted : October 22, 2008 9:05 pm
(@marty-on-stt)
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That's a great pic, but it's not of Sandy Cay...

Here is Sandy Spit:

And here is Sandy Cay:

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 8:20 am
(@connie)
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Sandy Cay had to have the most beautiful water I've ever seen. Just a gorgeous place to stop and swim.

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 9:10 am
 TomB
(@tomb)
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Marty did I screw that up... *-)

Is it the Sandy Spit or Cay where Gilligan's shot came from

One is in the Bahamas right and one in the BVI

Did I get them backwards? 🙁

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 9:36 am
(@mahojim)
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Duffy's Love Shack for sweet & tangy fiji wings!!!
Thet're my soul crushers!!!
Smiles-
MJ

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 10:15 am
(@promoguy)
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http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-3743.html

Tom, apparently neither is correct. Apparently some Gilligan officianados say it is an island off Oahu.

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 10:26 am
 TomB
(@tomb)
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Oh no! 😮

Capt Brandi is wrong!

My world is coming unglued....

Next shoe drop will be someone will tell me that STT, STJ, and STX are not chained together . Because if they are not they would not stay where they are 😉

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 10:53 am
(@marty-on-stt)
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Of COURSE they're chained together!! Otherwise we'd have our islands all over the planet....floating around, making a nuisance of themselves in shipping lanes, heading towards the poles (messes with our vegetation), etc. We run the chain underwater and have them moored to an old '55 Chevy 350 engine block just off Little St. James.....

Sandy Spit and Sandy Cay are BOTH between Jost and Tortola.....not far apart at all....maybe 21,012 chain links?? (the long chain distance is due to the depth of the water, more so than the actual distance between the islands, of course...)

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 11:43 am
(@vi_bound)
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Hey, I thought we all agreed not to mention Hull Beach on this board! If too many people find out what a great place it is to hang out it won't ever be the same! But if you do go don't forget to grab and "Arthur Burger", a cold beer and get your hair cut (on Friday and Saturday).

 
Posted : October 23, 2008 12:15 pm

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