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Me Jan 24th, 2002 06:10 AM

I once ordered a Becks at a bar in Cruz Bay, but they brought me a Heineken...

to_the Jan 25th, 2002 11:17 PM

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aaa Jan 26th, 2002 11:36 PM

You might try the archives on usvi-on-line.com. If you search their archives for topics like "crime" "break-ins" etc you will come up with lots of people's worst experinces. The same can be said for most other islands on caribbean-on-line.com. That's a good way to see the worst case scenarios and gauge one island against another. Also search for "St. Thomas Crime" or "Crime in USVI" here on fodors.com for lots of info.

Leslie Jan 27th, 2002 08:40 AM

We spent 3 nights on St. Thomas and a week on St. John about a year ago. On St. Thomas we stayed in a suite arrangement on a beach and in St. John we rented a great house overlooking Hawksnest Bay in the national park.<BR><BR>St. John was wonderful and much lusher than St. Thomas. It is a much more upscale island, as one resident indicated St. John has the luxury of not having to provide the infrastructure for the two islands (e.g. dumps, jails, major transportation hubs, etc.)<BR><BR>The worst experience on St. John was the foodstores. Since we were cooking, we brought some food over from St. Thomas which we had bought at a nice, large foodstore. St. John had only small stores with astronomical prices and often outdated or poor quality foods. <BR><BR>The worst experience on St. Thomas was jellyfish and unexpected poverty levels. The beaches and scenery are much inferior to St. John. <BR><BR>Snorkeling was fantastic on St. John and not bad on St. Thomas

Anon Jan 27th, 2002 09:00 AM

I rented a house in the natl park and was eaten alive by mosquitos (repellent did not work on these bloodsuckers), literally had 40 bites by the time I got home!! Also had flying roaches (they looked like roaches and flew!!) in our house not to mention the rat (??) droppings we found all over the house.We never saw the critters so who knows what it really was and also a beetle in the pool the size of a hamster (thank god it was dead when i saw it!!<BR>We had rented in other areas in the island and never had any of these problems so it might just be the fact that we were in the middle of the park.<BR>All in all though I would not hesitate to go back it is a magnificent island with great beaches, food and people!!!

pete Jan 30th, 2002 08:36 PM

Leslie, which house did you rent overlooking Hawksnest on St. John? Thanks.

pete Jan 30th, 2002 08:39 PM

forgot to add my worst experience on St. John. I got sunburned and couldn't cool off because Woody's wasn't air-conditioned. Attempted to cool-off from the inside out with frozen drinks. Self-inflicted, so probably doesn't count.


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