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Old 10-10-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: orange county
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what's the best hotel to stay at on st. johns?
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:55 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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St. John(s) with an "s" is a BVI - are you talking about St. John in the USVI? If you are, there are no "hotels" per se. There are some small inns, but nothing like what statesiders imagine on the hotel end. Lots of private residences for rent. High rent. This is a gazillion dollar island that is absolutely breathtaking - most of it is federal park donated by Rockefeller.

I'll bust on up here assuming that you are talking about the USVI....if you are looking for hotels you will have to stay on St. Thomas and ride the ferry across to St. John. It's just a short ride. I can tell you of a couple of the small inns if you'd like, but I'm not sure where you're really talking about!
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:01 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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St Johns is the capital of Antigua which is not a British Virgin Island. There are two large hotel resorts on St John, USVI and they are the Westin and Caneel Bay. The Westin is more family-oriented and has a man-made beach while Caneel has several beautiful beaches on its property. They're quite different from each other and if you research both you can decide which would suit you better.

Alternatively, if you're looking for "rustic" both Maho Bay Campgrounds and Cinammon Bay Campgrounds have basic accomodations available in beautiful surroundings.

You can find a lot of information (and comments on forums) about all of them at Virgin Islands Now, TripAdvisor and Virgin Islands On-Line.

St John is a beautiful island and is, As Sam I Am noted, only a ten minute ferry ride from the more bustling St Thomas. Hope this helps. Cheers!
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:13 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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St Johns is the capital of Antigua which is not a British Virgin Island. There are two large hotel resorts on St John, USVI and they are the Westin and Caneel Bay. The Westin is more family-oriented and has a man-made beach while Caneel has several beautiful beaches on its property. They're quite different from each other and if you research both you can decide which would suit you better.

Alternatively, if you're looking for "rustic" both Maho Bay Campgrounds and Cinammon Bay Campgrounds have basic accomodations available in beautiful surroundings.

You can find a lot of information (and comments on forums) about all of them at Virgin Islands Now, TripAdvisor and Virgin Islands On-Line.

St John is a beautiful island and is, As Sam I Am noted, only a ten minute ferry ride from the more bustling St Thomas. Hope this helps. Cheers!

Wow - my embarrassment should be felt to the islands! I honestly thought Antigua was a BVI - and completely forgot Westin and Caneel...got caught up in St. John versus St. Johns and lost my mind.

Cat, listen to STT Resident...and I slink back to my hole....
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: orange county
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thanx to you both so much. hoping to go there soon.
heard only good news about the island. winter is coming and i think i found a place to hibernate. brrr...
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:06 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Cat: Any more quesions, please feel free to ask. My dear friend SamIAm will respond depending upon early morning coffee intake and/or the daily doseage of Prozac. Oh darn, mea culpa, I just toadally forgot about that other med - hey, Sam, the one that makes you think that Antigua's in the BVI?

Dear people - fear not, Sam and I be cool, no worries. Cheers!
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:51 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Cat: Any more quesions, please feel free to ask. My dear friend SamIAm will respond depending upon early morning coffee intake and/or the daily doseage of Prozac. Oh darn, mea culpa, I just toadally forgot about that other med - hey, Sam, the one that makes you think that Antigua's in the BVI?

Dear people - fear not, Sam and I be cool, no worries. Cheers!
Take your own meds, STT Res - it would not be medication that makes me answer inappropriately and inaccurately - it would be the utter confusion of taking care of 7 dogs, 5 crazy surgeons, 1 food motivated husband, and two starving lawyer/lawyer wanna-bes. And the proverbial partridge in a pear tree...I'm sure he's around here too, I just haven't located him yet! However, you are correct on one front - my caffeine intake and my ability to answer in a coherent manner are directly related.

To the OP - there is no way to describe the beauty of St. John, although I hear tell a lot of folks think it's getting almost too busy. If you have the funds and don't mind being out from under the U.S. flag, Virgin Gorda and Tortola are great to visit. I will step out on a limb and say I know for a fact those are BVIs. If you do go to St. John, I would highly recommend going to
The Baths on Gorda and going to Jost Van Dyke, home of the world famous Foxy's. Take plenty of insect repellant, though - the no-see-ums almost carried us away on STJ and on Jost. Try to find a place higher in the hills with a good breeze - that will help a lot. We were on the south side of St. John and at sundown the buggies got a little impressive.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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St. John(s) with an "s" is a BVI - are you talking about St. John in the USVI? If you are, there are no "hotels" per se. There are some small inns, but nothing like what statesiders imagine on the hotel end. Lots of private residences for rent. High rent. This is a gazillion dollar island that is absolutely breathtaking - most of it is federal park donated by Rockefeller.

I'll bust on up here assuming that you are talking about the USVI....if you are looking for hotels you will have to stay on St. Thomas and ride the ferry across to St. John. It's just a short ride. I can tell you of a couple of the small inns if you'd like, but I'm not sure where you're really talking about!
Caneel Bay is a popular hotel/resort on St. John. I didn't stay there since I hate resorts but I went in a checked the place out and it was very nice.

There is also the Westin, pretty much the same as Caneel in terms of amenities. Has a great pool as well but who needs a pool when you can swim in the ocean?

When I go to St. John I either rent a villa or camp out.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Default St John's VI

I'm having difficulty trying to locate new post for St Thomas- St John's VI I'm headed to St john's this week and next week 1/29-2/9 for a get away from the cold and a visit with my son who works on St John's. I'm traveling alone and trying to find out where I show go when I arrive(places to eat, drink. and relax. I have a room at the westin St John's thru my son but since he's mostly working evenings I need to get out(I'm thinking there's only cruz bay but where do any of you suggest. I'm in my 50's and enjoy eating ,drinking. exploring, historical, and the water- I just don't want to sit on the beach all day everyday(even though it beats being in Connecticut in the snow) Any idea's???? Mac from Ct bmcalarney48@hotmail.com
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:24 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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First, do make sure that you're going to St John and not St John's. If your son is working on St John's in Antigua then you won't find him on St John in the USVI! Sorry, couldn't resist.

You'll find St John very easy to get around and once you get there will have no trouble getting all the info you need to ensure that your visit is spectacular in every way. If you have access to a car there you can bounce around from beach to beach - if not you'll have to rely on taxis. There are plenty of eating and drinking spots of all kinds, there are a couple of good hiking spots (the Reef Bay Trail has a guided tour with the National Park) and you should definitely plan on getting out on the water for a day sail. The concierge desk at the Westin will have all the info you need.

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your stay away from the Connecticut cold! Cheers!
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