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Which island ?

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I would like to poll everyone on which island has overall the nicest / most white sand beaches and dive spots . After all I've read it seems that STX may be the best overall due to lower rents and more pleasant than the rest but I don't know for this for sure . I want to be where I can find and make good friends (and enjoy all water sports ) I will be buying a boat and will need a boat driver and a good location for skiing / boarding . Just doing my homework till my funding comes in . Got to fill those suitcases with $100. bills ! Thanks ahead for any comments. Rob

Topic starter Posted : November 19, 2012 1:53 am
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You want beaches or low rent? As far as beaches go you will get all sorts of responses. Coming from me I would say St John first, then St Thomas and finally St Croix. A lot of it is personal preference.

Posted : November 19, 2012 2:56 am
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There are very few places to keep a boat on STJ and no skiing allowed in NPS waters there - there are a lot more destinations close by to boat to from STT or STJ, not so much from STX. Rents on STT are not that much different overall than STX - reasonable places can be found on both islands.
Reading the forum back 3-6 months is good homework.

Posted : November 19, 2012 5:09 am
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Coming from the Gulf coast of Florida, I can tell you that there are NO white sand beaches on either St John or St Thomas, BUT there are gorgeous beaches here. Santa Maria, Secret Harbour, Sandy Bay and Mermaid's Chair, Linquist -- all really beautiful beaches! Then there's St John, something like 3/4 of the island is a National Park. Oppenheimer, Denis, Jumbie, Maho, Lameshur -- beaches so amazing that they will blow your mind. Personally, I feel like St Thomas has the best of everything. It is somewhat less expensive to live here than St John, but has some out of the way beaches, plenty of things to do, including island hop! Live on STT and play on STJ 😎 Plus, as someone above said, you are close enough to be able to visit the BVIs easily.

Posted : November 19, 2012 3:01 pm
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