Windjammer Info./advice Requested

Feb 17th, 2004, 10:02 AM
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Windjammer Info./advice Requested

Hi,
I will be vacationing on my honeymoon in early March at the windjammer. We are looking forward to a great vaction. I have read many things on this site already, but I am hoping to receive some general opinions and suggestions.
-anything at/or near windjammer that is a "must do" or "must avoid"?
-do they upgrade rooms if available?
-What might be a price range on 2 meals , two appetizers, 4 drinks/bottle of wine?at windjammer? in local town? I have read it can be pricey,and have seen various thoughts on the meal plans.All opinions are appreciated.
-Any highly reccomended excursions? hot spring opinions?
-Should we bring our own snorkel gear, or is there enough to go around? we are not snorkel "pros"
-any feedback on the massage/spa aspects of windjammer?
Well, I guess that covers it all(unless someone can think of anything else). Thank you so much for your time and help.
Michael
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Feb 17th, 2004, 11:55 AM
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Michael,

I spent a week at Windjammer a couple of years ago. It was great. As far as meals go there are a number of different options. You can buy an all-inclusive plan, american plan, or what we did is buy the plan for breakfasts and 5 dinners. It made the price predicatable and gave us some flexibility during the day. The "villas" are great but having to call to get picked up in the golf cart gets a little tiring, most of the time we just walked down the hill.

Must do - boat trip to the rain forest and sulphur spring. You should try to book space on the fast speed boat, but the sail boat was fun but a little slow. We also went on the sunset cruise. It was great. The snokeling is alright but not like other spots in the Carribean. We went into "town" a couple of times. Good restaurants but fully priced. Read: ignore prices and have a great time.

Stuff to avoid. The theme nights at the hotel are a little cheesey. If you don't get a table near the front you will have trouble seeing anything. Shopping in town was dominated by T-shirt shops and other souvenirs. Buy some and move on.

The local open air market is fun and we had some great local food sitting at a big communal table in a little alley way. Very fun and authentic.

If you want any other info. Just ask.
Steve
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Feb 18th, 2004, 07:51 AM
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I will try to answer a few more questions. We were at the Windjammer last March, loved it and in fact are going back this June. But when we asked for an upgrade they wanted to charge us $100 extra per night. To us it was not worth it. I believe you can buy the all-inclusive plan for just 3-4 days which is what we plan to do in June, then eat out locally the other evenings. Dining out (at a nice restaurant) can be expensive both at the resort and in town. We are not pro snorkelers either but plan to buy and bring our own for the next trip. When we took the day cruise to the Pitons and volcano, there was not enough snorkeling gear for everyone. I had several treatments at the spa and thought they were fantastic but a bit pricey, again depending on what prices you are used to at home.
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Feb 18th, 2004, 10:58 AM
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FYI: Lots of biting bugs and no A/C in the rooms. The mosquito net around the bed is there for a reason. We left after one night.
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Feb 18th, 2004, 12:31 PM
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in response to the no AC--the bedrooms are enclosed and airconditioned. We had a villa and the bedroom was fine. Do a search on the Caribbean board for Windjammer Landing and you'll find lots of entries. One area that looked really nice and we didn't discover until to late was the Rodney Bay area. Only about a 5 min drive from Windjammer. Lots of shops and restaurants and a beautiful marina. Driving is difficult, so you'll probably hire taxis. We found the minimum round trip from the resort and back was about $10.
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Feb 19th, 2004, 07:30 AM
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Thank you all for your quick, inciseful response.
As we are from NYC, we are accostomed(unfortunately) to pricey meals and cabs. But knowing that the town is no more expensive than the resort, that will lead us into town for dinner occasionally. And it is nice to know we can opt off the all inclusive for a few days.
Here is a specific question. Since the meal plan is 85 per day/per person; on the days that I plan on eating dinner at t
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Feb 19th, 2004, 07:40 AM
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Thank you all for your quick, inciseful response.
As we are from NYC, we are accostomed(unfortunately) to pricey meals and cabs. But knowing that the town is no more expensive than the resort, that will lead us into town for dinner occasionally. And it is nice to know we can opt off the all inclusive for a few days.
Here is a specific question. Since the meal plan is 85 per day/per person, 170 for us as a couple; On the days that I plan on eating dinner at the resort, am I just better off doing all-inclusive, since a dinner for 2, plus our other meal(or meals) would total more than the $170?
My assumption is we will be eating at least 2 meals a day, maybe a 3rd meal, but probably a snack. Will that total more than $170. Since we are honeymooning, most of our actual meals will be served , as opposed to do-it yourself that I have seen some families do.
Also, any specific suggestions for a restaraunt or two in town?
And any suggestions for a place for entertainment? Dancing? Band?
Thanks so Much again
If anyone prefers to email me directly, feel free.
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