One Night in St Thomas

Old Apr 11th, 2003, 09:03 AM
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One Night in St Thomas

We are going to be in St John for a week (thanks to all the posters for the good information), but we will have one night in St Thomas before we depart. I am looking for a hotel suggestion that would be close to shopping and convienant to the airport. Any suggestions?

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Old Apr 11th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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Holiday Inn is close to shopping, ferry, airport. No beach.

More upscale: Marriott (Frenchman's Reef).

Nice beach adjacent to airport: Best Western Emerald Beach.
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Frenchman's Reef has its own little ferry that brings you across and leaves you right in the center of all the Charlotte Amalie shopping! Further from the airport, but very nice.
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2 Best Westerns close to airport - Emerald Beach Resort and Caribe Beach Resort. They are across the bay from each other at Lindbergh Bay. Neither is close to shopping altho town is just a short cab ride away. Emerald Beach is probably nicer, definitely a better beach, Caribe is not my definition of a "resort" but is just 2 blocks from the airport - you could walk - it's uphill from the airport but not bad. It was clean and had an included cold continental breakfast. In fact a cab from the airport to the Caribe is $3-5 dependent on the driver, but is literally 2 blocks. The Emerald is also walkable - probably closer to half a mile but a level, pretty walk along the bay and if I had to do it again, I'd consider the Emerald, altho the Caribe was less than $100.

Cab fares are supposed to be standardized and posted, but most drivers crank them up some - along the explanation is usually $1 a bag extra charge, or a extra charge to pick you up at a hotel. Can find cab fares online at
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if you use the fares at the site Tigerhawk posted, you'll be surprised to find that the taxi fares have gone up a year or more ago from what is listed there. There is also a charge for extra baggage beyond the customary one. For up-to-date informaton you can go to or
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