Where to stay for single in St. John?

Aug 5th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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Where to stay for single in St. John?

Hi. I'm taking a much needed vacation to the U.S. Virgin Islands in mid August and need suggestions for 2 nights in St. John. I'll be staying alone (female) and would like a place that's not too expensive. Are there any single rental places that families rent or other non-resorty places around?
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Aug 5th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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There are a couple of places in and around Cruz Bay. For 2 nights, it is probably only possible to do one of the "inns" such as Garden-By-The-Sea, Estate Lindholm, or budget places like St. John Inn or Tamarind Court Inn. Of the later two, I would go with Tamarind. Both are pretty basic in facilities, but for 2 nights it's okay. It's very hot right now and I would make sure wherever you go it has good a/c.
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Aug 5th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, I will check into those. Also, will I need a car for all of these, or would it be easy enough to get around on foot or by taxi?
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Aug 5th, 2006, 03:15 PM
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forget estate lindholm completely...there's major construction going on and is on top of a steep hill ...

Tamarind is safer at night. Forget St John Inn.

Garden by sea is OK-great location- but is at bottom of steep hill---good exeercise though

Hillcrest is up a hill too but the walk from Cruz Bay going past Gallwos Point resort is easier and only 2 more minutes then going straight up the hill to hillcrest...

just walk around Cruz bay...take vitran bus out to coral bay...
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Aug 5th, 2006, 07:03 PM
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I agree forget the St John Inn.

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Aug 6th, 2006, 06:14 AM
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If you need a car, there are plenty of rental places right in Cruz Bay. C&C, O'Connor's,Denzil's, etc. At the passenger ferry port (where I suspect you'll be coming in) there will be information. Many of these rental places are a quick walk from the ferry. I would seach on the web for contact info. The prices are all about the same and this is low season, so I don't think you'll have a problem if you wait until you get there. As Publisher says, you can also just take taxis or the local bus system for the 2 days, or just rent a car for one day.
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Aug 7th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! Looks like I'll be booking a room at the Tamarind (a little less pricey than the Garden by the Sea.

Would anyone also be able to recommend a good sailing trip that's available to different islands? I tried looking for liveaboards, but I guess only charters are offered for those. Any suggestions would be great!
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Aug 7th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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Many people have enjoyed New Horizons II which packs four islands into one day trip. There are also many other such day trips offered. With only 2 nights though, you may be quite busy enough exploring St. John.
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Aug 9th, 2006, 02:53 PM
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Good choice in Tamarind, skimoore. My sister travels to St J on her own ad has stayed there several times. Safe and conveniernt to town. Plus, they have good food (including bkfast) at their restaurant.
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