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OK where would you go for 3-5 days anguilla or st john?

OK where would you go for 3-5 days anguilla or st john?

Oct 16th, 2002, 10:40 AM
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OK where would you go for 3-5 days anguilla or st john?

I have been going back and forth with where to go, my gf and I are looking for relaxation, IM more the exploring type and at times can become restless. The occasional water activities do help me pass the time, but I also like lounging around getting some sun and having a drink. Looking for a balance that will keep us open to options, but beauty and a new place (never been to anguilla, but visited st john for one day and went to trunk bay) is also tempting, can someone who has been to both places give us some advice.
Oct 18th, 2002, 09:59 AM
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St. John, if your adventurous and like hiking and exploring beautiful beaches. St. John is the place.

Another St. John advocate!!!
Oct 20th, 2002, 09:29 AM
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Gotta agree about St. John. If you become restless at times, Anguilla is NOT would I recommend for you. Anguilla has gorgeous beaches; too laid back in comparison, tho.

The day trip you had to Trunk Bay is not enough to make your decision by. Take your passports and head out to the Brit. VI while staying in St. John.

You can also visit St. Croix, which has more historic things. Did you go to Buck Island? while in the USVI? There's another place.

Hope this helps.

Oct 20th, 2002, 10:59 AM
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Depends to some degree on the kind of beach you prefer. St. John beaches generally back up to tropical forest and have lots of natural shade (like Trunk Bay). Anguilla is a drier, flatter island. The beaches are wider/longer and more open with shade usually provided by resort palapas as opposed to trees. Anguilla's landscape is less beautiful but many think its beaches are better. St. John probably has more to do off the beach.
Oct 23rd, 2002, 07:41 AM
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By all means choose. The last thing we want happening is for Anguilla is to be overrun with too many tourists and the ills they bring. Next thing you know, Anguilla will be getting discos and casinos and cruise ships just like USVI.

If you don't like to relax, dance to real calypso and reggae (preferring American pop music), friendly locals, good diving and snorkeling, fine beaches (even during high season you can find a secluded beach), and low crime rates, then definitely avoid Anguilla
Oct 23rd, 2002, 05:04 PM
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Anguilla has many great fine dining options in addition to many great choices for beachfront accomodations. We found St. John sorely lacking in those 2 areas. Also St. John is overrun with the types who lug their coolers of frozen foods on the plane to save a few bucks, if you know what I mean.
Oct 23rd, 2002, 05:30 PM
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I think what Glora's really trying to say is that Anguilla is ridiculously expensive, while St. John is only moderately so. I disagree about a lack of dining opportunities on St. John. Unless you're staying for 3 weeks you should have no problem finding a variety of very good restaurants. In particular, I'd recommend Asolare, Chateaux Bordeaux, Paradiso, Stone Terrace, La Tapa, The Lime Inn and Cafe Wahoo. There are many others as well.
Oct 23rd, 2002, 08:13 PM
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Actually Julie, you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a great time in Anguilla. Here's an example:

Room or apartment in a guest house: $80
Car: $45 + $12 user fee (they call it a license)
Breakfast: $15
Lunch: $10
Dinner w/drinks: $60
Dancing later: no cover or minumum

You call that ridiculously expensive?
Oct 24th, 2002, 02:34 AM
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Anguilla and St. John were both places that many lugged the coolers because of the lack of markets and food choice. Since they have both grown dramatically with tourist population the number of stores and variety of food stuffs has increased so that the need for taking food has decreased on both. Limited beachfront accomodations on St. John and definitely better and many more choices for dining on Anguilla.

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