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Wyndham St. Thomas (Margaritaville)

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Has anyone heard any updates about Wyndham St. Thomas that's supposed to open next month? I wasn't sure if any of the people that's booked there have received a welcome e-mail like most resorts.

We are scheduled to go there in October in a one bedroom presidential reserve. I can tell the rooms are going to be nice, but I'd like to know about the water activities, the restaurant and bar, and anything else that might be at the resort.
 

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Please report back to us on you finding after the trip...
 

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I am also anxiously awaiting more information on Margaritavilla. Please post pictures, review, etc. I am hoping there will be some sort of grand opening special in 2016 :)
 

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Thanks for the info...62 Studios & 8 presidential Suites, is gonna make it difficult to reserve.

What exactly is a Presidential Suite?

Can anyone comment on how the beach is at the resort?

Thank you

262 conversion condos will follow within the next ~3 years. First wave is the beachfront units.
 

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Thanks for the info...62 Studios & 8 presidential Suites, is gonna make it difficult to reserve.

What exactly is a Presidential Suite?

Can anyone comment on how the beach is at the resort?

Thank you

No wonder I could only ever see studios available.
 

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Thanks for the info...62 Studios & 8 presidential Suites, is gonna make it difficult to reserve.

What exactly is a Presidential Suite?

Can anyone comment on how the beach is at the resort?

Thank you

With so few Presidential units, apparently we had a stroke of luck to reserve a 1-BR Presidential Reserve for next winter. The website “Unit Information” only shows the Studios and 1, 2, and 3-BR Presidential units. The Presidential Suite reference must be just the newspaper’s description.
 

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With so few Presidential units, apparently we had a stroke of luck to reserve a 1-BR Presidential Reserve for next winter. The website “Unit Information” only shows the Studios and 1, 2, and 3-BR Presidential units. The Presidential Suite reference must be just the newspaper’s description.

I read "Presidential Suites" as any presidential units, whether they are 1, 2, or 3 BR.
 

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Anyone know if there are extra fees/taxes associated w/the new Margaritaville in STT? Anyone familiar with Norma W. Chou ?, has offered us a rental for next winter here.
 
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Anyone know if there are extra fees/taxes associated w/the new Margaritaville in STT? Anyone familiar with Norma W. Chou ?, has offered us a rental for next winter here.

I called about a month ago to find out about the power/energy fees, they tried calling but they stated the phone wasn't in service yet, so they didn't have any info.
 

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We had a Wyndham "update" today and I was told that this resort is only available to members with VIP status. Can anyone tell me if this is true? I never trust what I am told by Wyndham sales persons.
 

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We had a Wyndham "update" today and I was told that this resort is only available to members with VIP status. Can anyone tell me if this is true? I never trust what I am told by Wyndham sales persons.

I heard because the unit count is so limited right now, they would like to give preferred status to MV and VIP members, then members at large for any remaining intervals.
 

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We have a reservation for an ocean view studio deluxe there in December. Does anyone know what the options might be for getting around if we don't want to rent a car?
 

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We had a Wyndham "update" today and I was told that this resort is only available to members with VIP status. Can anyone tell me if this is true? I never trust what I am told by Wyndham sales persons.


It's true, its only available to VIP's NOW. Last month they closed the bug that would allow regular members to book at Margaritaville St. Thomas and Puerto Rico. Luckily, I booked 2 rooms at Puerto Rico, and a Studio in St. Thomas for my paents. For St. Thomas I purchased via Ron. So there's always a way.
 

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Last March I was able to book in Puerto Rico too. Without any problem.

I never knew that certain properties were off limit to non VIP members. I thought that if you saved up enough points you could book anywhere. Is this a new rule that they put in place?
 

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It's true, its only available to VIP's NOW. Last month they closed the bug that would allow regular members to book at Margaritaville St. Thomas and Puerto Rico. Luckily, I booked 2 rooms at Puerto Rico, and a Studio in St. Thomas for my paents. For St. Thomas I purchased via Ron. So there's always a way.

Awwww they closed the wormhole :(
 

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We have a reservation for an ocean view studio deluxe there in December. Does anyone know what the options might be for getting around if we don't want to rent a car?

Taxis are plentiful.
They charge per person
They are usually open air with benches on the back of pick up trucks. Very easy in and off. In STT, they charge per passenger and per piece of luggage. All taxi fares are regulated by the government and are posted.
 

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We are going end of February anyone know taxo rates?

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I know you asked taxi rates but I did note the following on their page:

This resort offers the Margaritaville Pre-arrival Form to start your vacation sooner. Register up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Round trip shuttle transportation available for $40 per person. Payments automatically post to unit resort folio.
 

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Thank you for the taxi links.

Our welcome letter included a link to fill out the pre-arrival form.

"Start your vacation sooner by completing the Margaritaville Pre-arrival Form (https://www.wyndhamvopromotions.com/mvc/) so that you can jump right in for fun in the sun."

One of the questions on the form was whether we wanted to use the shuttle to the resort. It is $20 per person to the resort, $40 round trip.
 

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Has anyone returned from Wyndham St. Thomas? The only pictures I've seen are of the pool...nothing of the rooms besides the design plans.
 
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