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Re: Moving to St Croix

speee1dy
June 05, 2016 06:11PM

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I thought the bar at the marina moved to mill harbor.

Re: Moving to St Croix

Gator's Mom
June 05, 2016 07:11PM

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Does STX have safari taxis that do certain routes like in STT?


I was just on STX. I actually saw TWO public buses running down Centerline.

Making stops and picking up people.



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Re: Moving to St Croix

ms411
June 05, 2016 07:17PM

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All the islands have VITRAN buses. Limited routes and schedules for the most part.

Re: Moving to St Croix

Gator's Mom
June 06, 2016 06:19AM

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ms411
All the islands have VITRAN buses. Limited routes and schedules for the most part.


But VITRAN could be available to those without cars but with time and patience to get to K-Mart and West Plaza Extra from Frederiksted.

Re: Moving to St Croix

ms411
June 06, 2016 06:30AM

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"Could be available"? I don't get what you mean. It is available.

Re: Moving to St Croix

AandA2VI
June 07, 2016 11:38PM

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No nightlife or shopping in fsted. Csted is your best bet but good luck finding a place there. I don't know how anyone could live here without a car. I would be miserable and feel so trapped. Nothing is really close here and taxis aren't gonna take u to explore the beaches, dude.

STX especially west IS way more rustic than STT. STT has a much healthier economy and that means more money. Better infrastructure (arguably). I've lived on both islands and STT is more.... upscale. Totally not the right word but all I can think of at the moment. Not to mention like only 23 ships for STX next year?? Yikes.

I think cruzaniron is right and gallows bay would be your best bet but I think you'll be pretty miserable without a car to explore. Is anything in gallows bay even open past 8pm?? If you're looking to party I HIGHLY suggest more research (your initial research is totally off base anyways) STT and finding a room share in red hook. Everything u need on one road. Food, booze, huge marina with cheap trips to the BVIs, the STJ ferry, groceries stores and a lot of fun. If I was 20s and single that's where I'd be for sure. Sorry you can't even come close to comparing night life of STX with STT. Although lost dog in fsted is super fun!



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Re: Moving to St Croix

Scubadoo
June 08, 2016 12:44AM

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AandA2VI
Nothing is really close here and taxis aren't gonna take u to explore the beaches, dude.

Is anything in gallows bay even open past 8pm??

Taxis may drop you off at the beach but good luck getting them to come back for a pickup, beaches at the resorts being the exception. Well actually that's a good number of beaches.

The market closes at 8, No Bones and Maria's are open later, as well as probably the bar at the end of the market building, I forget the name. Don't know that I'd really want to be doing a lot of walking around there and up to the condos later in the evening. It's kind of creepy.

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CruzanIron
June 08, 2016 05:03AM

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You can easily walk to the beaches at Altoona Lagoon.

Re: Moving to St Croix

East Ender
June 08, 2016 07:41AM

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I think you should look into a condo on Sapphire Beach St Thomas. While you can't walk to multiple restaurants, you can take the safari to Red Hook and live on a beach.

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CruzanIron
June 08, 2016 07:47AM

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Scubadoo
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AandA2VI
Nothing is really close here and taxis aren't gonna take u to explore the beaches, dude.

Is anything in gallows bay even open past 8pm??

Taxis may drop you off at the beach but good luck getting them to come back for a pickup, beaches at the resorts being the exception. Well actually that's a good number of beaches.

The market closes at 8, No Bones and Maria's are open later, as well as probably the bar at the end of the market building, I forget the name. Don't know that I'd really want to be doing a lot of walking around there and up to the condos later in the evening. It's kind of creepy.

You also have Sai Gon Deli and Sharkey's in Gallow Bay - all in less than 30 minutes walk fro the condo's.

Re: Moving to St Croix

Scubadoo
June 08, 2016 07:51AM

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Sharkey's, that's the bar at the end of the market building, I wasn't sure of the name.

Re: Moving to St Croix

LoveUSVI
June 22, 2016 06:22AM

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Posts: 29

Although not mentioned yet, you may want to consider St. John. I will let the people who live there to advise you on the availability of condos in Cruz Bay that could meet your criteria for walking access to restaurants, groceries, etc. From Cruz Bay you can also get taxis easily to access some of the beaches (for the rest you will need to rent a car).

In general, you will find STT to be more expensive than STX and STJ more expensive than STT.

Have fun in your adventure on the Virgin Islands!

Re: Moving to St Croix

edeluv
June 22, 2016 11:51AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 48

Good information,

I hadn't considered St John because it was the smallest of the islands(and I mistakenly believed the size of the island meant more amenities) and therefore I thought the quietest, with few options for dining/bars etc. However based on your suggestion I looked and it may be the place for me, since my primary criteria is walk-ability to amenities, beach etc.

Thank you.

Re: Moving to St Croix

OldTart
June 22, 2016 12:18PM

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If the island is optional then you should also look at St Thomas. There are term rentals available at, for instance, Sapphire Village which may suit you perfectly. A beautiful beach, a bar/restaurant on site, pools, and the $1 safari bus goes along the main road for easy access into Red Hook where stores, bars and restaurants are located and also the main interisland ferry terminal if you want to take day trips to St John or the BVI.. The safaris only go in one direction so to get back to Sapphire you would do a circular route but that will also take you by Tutu Park Mall where KMart, the Plaza Extra supermarket, fast food places and numerous other stores are located.

Re: Moving to St Croix

edeluv
June 22, 2016 02:24PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 48

Thank you,

This sounds like the experience I had hoped to have.

I'm learning more every day. What I think I may do is stay a week on all three islands and get a feeling for which one I can navigate the best for my sojourn.

I'm feeling much more hopeful now that I can have options and I'm getting excited as my date approaches.

Again Thank you for taking the time.

Re: Moving to St Croix

OldTart
June 22, 2016 03:13PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Just a suggestion but no need to spend a week on St John. From the East end of STT you're only a 15 minute ferry ride away and can so easily take a couple of day trips over there to scout out possibilities, particularly since with your need to be within walking distance of everything you'll be confined to the Cruz Bay area which is where the ferry terminal is located.

Re: Moving to St Croix

edeluv
June 22, 2016 03:24PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 48

Oh I'm thinking then perhaps I should just book my stay for St. Thomas, fly there instead of St. Croix since the reaction about my not being able to get beach and restaurant walk ability was strongest there and just do day trips from St Thomas to John and Croix. That's a good plan and it doesn't include me hauling suitcases on ferries. Nice.

Thanks.

Re: Moving to St Croix

OldTart
June 22, 2016 03:29PM

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A day trip to STX is a little more tricky as it's 40 miles away from STT/STJ. However, the new ferry should be operational soon ($50 round trip as I recall) and if you keep an eye out on the Seaborne flights you can pick up some deals on return flights.

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CruzanIron
June 22, 2016 04:16PM

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OldTart
A day trip to STX is a little more tricky as it's 40 miles away from STT/STJ. However, the new ferry should be operational soon ($50 round trip as I recall) and if you keep an eye out on the Seaborne flights you can pick up some deals on return flights.

$50.00 one way.

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Re: Moving to St Croix

OldTart
June 22, 2016 04:36PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Thanks - as soon as I finished posting I thought it didn't sound right!

Re: Moving to St Croix

speee1dy
June 23, 2016 10:47AM

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50 round trip sounds better though

Re: Moving to St Croix

Alana33
June 23, 2016 11:54AM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Takes longer to get to STX by boat.
Seaplane may cost more but 15 -20 min flight, more time on island.
STX also larger than STT. May want to plan a 10 day PMV and spend 2-3 days in STX and split time on STT with STJ as you can take a rental car over on the barge. Be sure to ask rental car company if they allow this as some don't. Budget and Dependable Car do allow it.

Re: Moving to St Croix

OldTart
June 23, 2016 12:01PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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The only agency which doesn't allow its vehicles to go to STJ is Hertz, whether for a day trip or an extended stay.

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