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syzygy
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March 10, 2010 12:33 am  

I signed on here several months ago with the full intent to attempt to relocate on St. Croix with a possible pest control business start up. But me and my lovely wife have decided to stay put for now. Seems the distance from family is just to much to consider. They still need us even though they are all grown. 😉

But the good news is that we have decided to make a visit there anyhow. Tired of the looking at pictures and reading of paradise from a distance. So it is now time to get close and personal about it. And who knows maybe do some soul searching while there. So this will be more of a vacation then a PMV. But we are so excited just the same. So next month we are gonna go for it. Having not been there before we are all ears for any advice in regards to hotels, car rentals, activities, ect. Been looking at all those sites from travel companies. You know the Orbitz, travel advisor, and on, and on, and on. Of course we want the most bang for the buck we can get. Don't we all. So if anybody has a pointer or two we would be most appreciative.

Thank You All. And hope for a sunny April so we can get a much needed tan at least. 😎


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stephyjh
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March 10, 2010 3:30 am  

When I came here for a visit before moving here, I stayed at Sand Castles on the Beach. It's nothing fancy, no plasma TV or hot tub, but it's right on the beach, and the room is super-comfortable. It was also the least expensive choice at the time I came (August of last year).


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March 10, 2010 9:17 am  

Good morning syzygy,

Good for you for doing a full consideration of your family's needs before making the move. For direction on your vacation plans, click the tab at the top of this page that says "VI Now" and visit the message boards there (you have to sign up separately for an account to post there) for vacation advice.

Good luck to you!


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RockyDock
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March 10, 2010 5:11 pm  

You can click on the link: Visit Travel Message Board at the top-right of this page to go directly to the vacation message board. I've sent you a PM.


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syzygy
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March 15, 2010 11:21 am  

Just found some time this morning to jump online for the first time since posting. Sometimes I get online daily while other times I get to busy with life in general. This has been one of those other times. LOL.
Anyhow thank everyone for your responses and advice. They were most helpful and encouraging. We are so looking forward to getting to know the island on a personal level. And who knows. Maybe make some plans for a future in living there.

Hugs all around
JJ


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billd
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March 16, 2010 7:06 pm  

I think you need to do a little of both so that you get a better understanding of life down here. I would take a quick look at some living places, look at the price of cars and food. Go to Cost You Less or Plaza extra with a list of stuff that you normally eat. Get a price list and understand what it costs down here. For example tiolet paper is about a dollar a roll, give or take a little. Milk is around 7 a gallon. But nyou can get it for less on sale, but not often. So take a look at what you spend and see how it would impact you. We pay about 33 cents a kilowatt down here. How much do you spend? So take one day out of your vacation and look around. I would suggest that you do it on a Friday or a Saturday. One day after the Island Trader comes out.

As far as where to stay that depends on what you want. The east end has most of the hotels but you can stay in town but it is perhaps not as safe. We own units on Sapphire Beach at Crystal Cove. You might want to consider it as it is on one of the best beaches. But you can stay at Bolongo or Secret Harbor or the Wyndam. These are great locations. Also, I would suggest that you rent a car. If you want to see the island then don't see what you can get to by taxi or safari. Lastly you should stay away from easter or the week after. There are more people down here at that time.

There are several locations that offer rooms. Go to VRBO.com for more info. There you can rent from owners at locations all over the island.

Just some thoughts.


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kateraid
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March 17, 2010 9:20 pm  

I completely agree with billd - renting a car is a must! You'll get a better feel for the island and have the ability to do things on a whim, instead of based around when you can grab transportation. Happy travels!

-Kate


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