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Honeymoon in October 2007

by dezine Online Now Jul 31, 2006 at 9:23 AM

Hi Everyone!
My finace and I would like to go to St. John's for our honeymoon in October of 2007. I'm obviously planning ahead and am looking for moderately priced (not cheap and but also not high priced) accomodations for our trip. We love B&B's and I have read posts about a few on other sites. I would also love a smaller scale hotel- I have no desire to stay at the large resort style complexes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Friendliness and a clean room with A/C are a must! Thank you!

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  • RE: Honeymoon in October 2007

    by siennaz3 Online Now Jul 31, 2006 at 5:30 PM

    Check the internet for rentals in St. John. We rented a house from the owner for two weeks several years ago. The prices are all over the board, keep searching until you find what meets your needs.

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    RE: Honeymoon in October 2007

    by vanderlust Online Now Aug 1, 2006 at 7:58 AM

    Congratulations!
    You will fall in love with St. John. Here are a couple of places to check for information on St. John;
    http://www.stjohnusvi.com/
    http://www.usvi.net/usvi/stj.html
    http://www.st-john.com/

    You will find that many of the accomadations on the island are rentals, either condo's or houses and many Villas. Last time there we rented a house. Loved it. You can really get by without A/C in many locations. The nights are cool and breezy. Only time when we found a need for it were days spent inside which weren't many. We used the site below to find our rental.

    http://vivacations.com/

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  • RE: Honeymoon in October 2007

    by G8danegirl Online Now Nov 18, 2006 at 3:08 PM

    Please just be careful!!!! I mean not to scare you with my post, by I feel it important to share with anyone traveling to the islands. My husband and I were on our honeymoon in May, and we were staying at a private villa. Our second day into the honeymoon, we came back to the villa to be robbed at gunpoint, tied up, and blind-folded. By the grace of God, the people did not kill or seriously harm either of us. But, it was the most terrifying moment of our lives. I have done some research and have found that this type of crime has been occurring more frequently, and as the case with ours, being brushed under the carpet. So please, I hope you have a wonderful time, just be EVER vigilant and careful. I wish you a safe trip.

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    RE: RE: Honeymoon in October 2007

    by vanderlust Online Now Dec 1, 2006 at 6:43 AM

    Crime is a problem anywhere in the world you will travel. As far as crime and security, I have never had a problem on St. J. St. Thomas is a different story. Find the local newspaper online and read to see what kind of crime problems make it to print. Try this website and check out the Police Log section.
    http://www.stjohntradewindsnews.com/

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    RE: Honeymoon in October 2007

    by liquifly73 Online Now Feb 27, 2007 at 11:50 AM

    Hello, St. John is beautiful. I really loved Gallow's Point for accomodations. Its a short walk to Cruz Bay. I stayed there in October about 4 years ago and I did not run into another guest the whole time. The private condos are extremely well kept and clean and the staff is very friendly and helpfull. I would return there in a second. http://www.gallowspointresort.com/

    There is not really a beach to speak of at Gallows, but the best beaches on the island are not at the resorts (TRUNK BAY!) (HAWKSNEST!)

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  • Re: Honeymoon in October 2007

    by mimiworld Online Now Jul 30, 2007 at 9:02 AM

    http://www.estatelindholm.com/

    This is it. It's a B&B, located minutes from downtown - you could walk to town but it's a huge hill on the way back. Great views of St. Thomas and the rooms are very nice. You are going on the off season so the price will be at the lowest so you're in luck there.

    If you walk out of the B&B and turn left and walk less than 100 feet you'll be at the start of a trail that leads down to Solomon and Honeymoon beaches. Solomon is our favorite and in October you may find that you have it all to yourselves. The hike down takes about 15 minutes and Estate Lindholm has portable coolers and an ice machine so you can plan ahead and pack lunch, snacks and drinks and be prepared to spend all day.

    We stayed there for a short 5 day trip in Feb and every day we got up had breakfast, came back to the room, packed our cooler, and headed down to Solomon spent the day, came up around 4pm, showered took a little nap and then out to dinner.

    Lauren and Brian who own it will take great care of you. Also, FYI - to save some money you can check a cooler as luggage. Not too big mind you, but if you pack snacks, fruit bars, and sandwich meat and condiments you can go to one of the local grocery stores Starfish, Dolphin or Pine Peace (priced from expensive to least expensive) and pick up bread and some drinks and keep in your fridge in the room and then you've got B-fast and lunch covered every day! Grocery shopping on island is expensive b/c of the fees to boat everything over.

    If you want to go a little more upscale - then Caneel Bay. That's where we honeymooned and the beaches that you'll have easy acess to are wonderful. Keep in mind that the beaches on Caneel are part of National Park so you have access to them no matter where you stay, but only by boat. So you'll need to rent one of the little boats and go beach hopping for the day.

    Hope you have a great time.

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