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Just Grabbed St. Thomas

Discussion in 'Caribbean Timesharing' started by classiclincoln, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. classiclincoln

    classiclincoln TUG Member

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    Was checking out what was on II just before we placed our exchange for next winter and saw an efficiency at Bluebeard's Beach Club the second week of December. So, we're going to be there for our anniversary. Never been there and pointers for the island and car rental will be appreciated.

    Great trip right before we head to Aruba for the winter. :banana:

    Thanks!
     
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    We actually just cancelled our trip when we received the following e-mail from RCI:

    The staff at BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE has notified us that the Virgin Islands is implementing The 'Environmental/Infrastructure Impact Fee' which goes into effect on May 1, 2017and will require RCI inbounds, to pay a $25.00 per day fee or $175 per week. The bill requires that this fee be collected upon check- in by SPM Resorts -Virgin Island, LLC..
     
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    Take a day trip to St. John. Look at the Marriott forum. One TUGGER had a last minute trip to Marriott Frenchman's Cove. Lots of suggestions there.
     
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    We've been owners at BBBC for awhile. Great beach, swim up pool bar, restaurant, dive shack, and store. Take a day trip on the car ferry to St John or a day cruise to the BVI (need passport). We normally rent a car from Avis. It's $100 less if you take a cab from the airport and pickup the car from Seabourne.
     
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    Never been to the island, so $175 per week is no biggie.
     
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    Thanks for the tips so far. What is the link to the Marriott Forum?

    Also, any restaurant ideas would be great.
     
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    As for restaurants we like Oceana in Frenchtown, Room with a View at the Castle, and the Old Stone Farmhouse. We've been to Fish Tales in Red Hook the last couple of times and liked it.
     
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    We will be staying at Bluebeards Beach Club next month and are keeping an eye on this thread for pointers and recommendations as well. I booked a car through Paradise car rental. They matched the price I was quoted from Avis so I thought I'd give them a shot. Local company that seems to get good reviews. Will let you know how our experience is with them after we return.

    Mark
     
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    When we picked up our car at the airport, the best advise from the rental counter I got was "DRIVE ON THE LEFT AND HONK YOUR HORN.....ALOT". Had no problems was there for 2 wks. it was a hoot.....
     
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    Just got back from St. Thomas. Used Paradise Car Rental. Very nice service, and I would use again.
     
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    Great to know. Just finalized things with them today and received confirmation.

    Mark
     
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    Good info, thanks.

    Looking forward to your experience with Paradise.
     
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    The new restaurant at BBC called Lanai has been a big hit with resort guests and locals alike. Great Food, lunch and dinner - nice bar crowd and a beautiful location. There is also a pool bar and small shop onsite that serves breakfast and lunch. For a "fancy meal" we like Havana Blue at the Marriott Morningstar Resort. Good seafood at Mimi's Seaside Bistro http://mimsseaside.com - they have an all you can eat shrimp night. Happy Hour we enjoy Fat Turtle at Yacht Haven Grand, and the SandBar, also at the Marriott.
     

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