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Just returned from 8-day stay on St. John. Will be happy to attempt to answer any questions.

Just returned from 8-day stay on St. John. Will be happy to attempt to answer any questions.

Old May 12th, 2001, 10:35 PM
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kurt
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If I had one day, then I would go to Trunk bay with my four year old. It is beautiful, has some amenities (bathrooms, showers restaurant/snack bar) and an underwater trail with markers etc. If your child snorkels they'll love the trail, if not, do what I did, get a raft/float with a window in it and take them over where they can see the sites, markers, fish, etc. I did this,and then my daughter wanted to put on her mask to get a closer look. She liked that, and next thing I knew she wanted to try a snorkel to get an even better view.
 
Old May 14th, 2001, 08:30 PM
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Patrick
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I am thinking about staying at a place on the south end of Coral Bay, Stonewood Castle. It looks pretty far from the west side of the island, know anything about that area?
 
Old May 22nd, 2001, 06:00 PM
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Jane
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Hi Jim,
We want to go to St. John & have been researching for weeks. Since you choose to eat-in can you tell me what grocery prices are like? For example - loaf bread, doz.eggs, 6 pk beer etc. (the essentials). Working on a budget and are looking to cut costs as much as possible. Thanks
 
Old May 23rd, 2001, 11:16 AM
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Paul
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Hi Tedd,
You can take a taxi from the airport to Red Hook and then catch the ferry to St John. The ferry costs $3 and runs about every hour. You can find the exact ferry schedule at //www.st-thomas.com/week/ferries.html
 
Old May 23rd, 2001, 11:22 AM
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Paul
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Hi Jane,
We rented a villa last year and brought meat with us. Froze it solidly before leaving home and packed in soft-sided cooler. We bought all other food items in St John grocery stores. I would estimate that groceries were 50 percent more expensive on St John than at home.
 
Old May 23rd, 2001, 05:31 PM
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Karen
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Not sure where Paul calls home, but prices are slightly higher on some things than here in the NYC area. No way near the 50% that Paul found!!
 
Old May 25th, 2001, 01:51 PM
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jane
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Hi again,
Can anyone give me $ amounts for basic grocery prices on St John? Working with a budget and don't want to have my mind blown. Thanks
 
Old May 27th, 2001, 10:24 AM
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maria
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Planning on going to St. John (2 adults, 2 kids ages 13 and 9) in July/2001. Any suggestions on where to stay? Which villa did you rent? Any insights? We've never been to the USVI but we've been to Hawaii.
Thank you.
 
Old May 28th, 2001, 11:16 PM
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Karen
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try www.stjohnlinks.com for a really great site!
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2001, 08:11 AM
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Hi Jim:
I am getting married in August and cannot decide whether to have my ceremony at one of Caneel Bay's 7 beaches or at Trunk Bay. What do you suggest? Thank you.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2001, 04:43 PM
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Karen
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Not Jim! Caneel definitely! Great site at Turtle Bay Estate House too! Hard to pick one at Caneel ... there are seven and each with its very own "personality!"
 
Old Jun 4th, 2001, 09:45 AM
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The Turtle Bay Estate House at Caneel Bay would be a beautiful place to have your wedding ceremony. The house has a pretty terrace that overlooks the Turtle Bay beach and water.
 

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