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  • dadto6's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 02:14 PM
    dadto6 replied to a thread spa day in St Barts Island Main Forum
    This past spring, Anita and I had a similar situtation develop when signing up for the Special which included massage and lunch. OH, but it did not include this and that when I inquired why the bill exceeded the advertisement. Left me feeling taken advantage of. As nice as the lunch was, will not return for other services. Too many other options for services. Reiterating, the food is very good.
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 02:10 PM
    Dennis replied to a thread spa day in St Barts Island Main Forum
    Where is this?
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 02:08 PM
    I've been for one Christmas only and one combo Christmas/NYE. Fun times but I'd never do it again. It's kind of a been there , done that deal. Lot's of activity and the holiday spirt abounds but so do the crowds. Make you resto ressies in advanced for anything above Select level dining. On Nikki Beach sunday. We planned to do it last Sunday but were informed that to rent a day bed, aside from the 50e each fee, there was a minimum 450e "bottle" fee. We would have spent more than 450e for the chairs, lunch and wine but they insist you get a bottle of something for use of the beds.
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  • didier's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 02:03 PM
    absolute best pedicure I have ever had. dda loved the massage also. we started at 11 a.m. to beat the rush. when I had called yesterday, they said 175 euros for a day pass, pedicure is 75 euros. after the pedicure was finished, I am being charged 105 euros, I said no that cannot be correct, it is 75 euros. the girl then said, but we put polish on your toenails. she said its 75 euros for the pedicure then 30 euros for polish, doesn't polish normally come with a pedicure? its regular polish, nothing special. I feel this is bad business practices. nothing was said when I was in the room getting the pedicure other than which polish would you like today. the lunch was beyond good, the new chef they have is amazing. dda had tuna sashimi for an appetizer, beef tataki for the main...
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  • didier's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 01:50 PM
    battery is now gone on the watch, hmm.......this may be challenging. can you believe the watch lasted so long in the water. I mean it was there overnight. how could it still work.
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  • Popeyeskid's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 01:32 PM
    Still missing those Maui Jim sunglasses in the waters of Flamands :)
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  • JEK's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 01:24 PM
    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/showthread.php/79746-Bleu
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  • SavinaP's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 12:40 PM
    Hello! Although this is our first time posting, the forums have been an invaluable resource to us. Thank you! We are now getting ready for our third (and longest) trip to the island within three years and our first during high season. We wanted to see if anyone had any tips/recommendations for travel during the holidays? Our previous trips were kept decidedly low-key. Most days are spent getting fresh baguettes and croissants to accompany the amazing French yogurts and cheeses, relaxing on the beach of the day, burgers at Le Select, evening strolls along the water in Gustavia and music and laughter at Baz Bar. We are planning to do much of the same during this trip plus a few other outings including hiking to Colombier, a possible Sunday at Nikki Beach, day pass at one of the...
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  • dadto6's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 11:01 AM
    I'm with you Kevin, exact same reason we did not dine at Galawa the last two trips. It proved to be too much of a pain to park near the harbor and find our way around all the plywood construction walls that blocked our typical walk path to Galawa. Sadly going to miss that place, thought we would go back as soon as the adjacent construction was finished up, guess not now :(
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  • Dennis's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 10:55 AM
    Just got back...like landed at midnight. Parking is worse than ever with all the construction being part of the problem. Our villa was the first driveway up the hill from the "Goose" and workers parked all along the side of the road and twice, we had to chase one from our clearly marked private drive. That said, we parked up on the curb many times in "town" for dinner, shopping, short errands, etc. The lot across from Pearl Beach was pretty full the 4 days we went there but we found parking each time.
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:48 AM
    Another thought- fly into Puerto Rico. The 50 minute flight to the island from SJU is not as bumpy or ‘harrowing’ as from SXM. The round trip cost is $1000 or a little more depending on time of year and when you purchase. You say you are super sensitive to waves. The ferry or private boat will most likely be miserable for you, even if you take dramamine etc. Please let us know what you do and how it was. Bon Voyage.
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:41 AM
    You are brave. I would be afraid to wire money into China to a company I did not know, even if recommended by a friend. Especially after what happened with Thomas Cook Agency. Glad it all worked out.
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:38 AM
    That is downright strange. Glad you spotted the discrepancies in the store and pointed them out. Make sure your conversations with your cc company is in writing- orally you have no record. Send in writing ‘in follow up to our phone conversations with name of person ,the two 1100 charges are wrong at name of merchant on such and such a date and time. Also make sure you have any names and numbers of people at cc you have spoken with as well as at the store. Take photos of the receipts in dispute.This may seem like overkill but it helps in these situations.
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:31 AM
    Years ago, I lost my gold necklace and gold coin in the waters off the pier of Villa D’Este in Lake Como when diving in. If you find them, let me know.
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:29 AM
    My guess then is the parking issue was a major determinant in the restaurant’s demise. Sorry to see a spot people liked go by the ‘wayside.’
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  • Cwater's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:23 AM
    Cheryl and I would welcome that info
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  • mjm120's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:07 AM
    In 2016, we stayed at Emeraude Plage our first night. This week we had lunch at Le Barthelemy. Other than location, Emeraude Plage was just fine. In our opinion, it was not a special place. It was rather old (even the bar) and just adequately maintained. Le Barthelemy is absolutely beautiful. If they can bring some of that to the Emeraude Plage location, it would be an improvement.
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 09:00 AM
    Where will Didier eat lunch now? Enquiring minds want to know, LOL! The construction for the new restaurant behind Galawa had kept me away. When I could park along the harbor and walk up one block, Galawa was convenient. Once that side street was closed for construction, getting to Galawa became more of a PITA.
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  • didier's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:41 AM
    yes they replaced pipiri palace, loved that place also.
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  • didier's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:39 AM
    sure andy, will look on my next vacation there....lol however it may end up in shell beach waters, and if it does will call ya..
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  • didier's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:38 AM
    yes thanks Kevin, I looked this up myself, perhaps the owner is still sleeping and will do this later. even if he uses the map, is it really that exact? I am apple watch ignorant since I don't own one nor do I have a smart phone. my cell phone cost me 35 euros and barely takes a photo, but I am good with that. too much technology in the world.
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  • Koops's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:37 AM
    Just as you enter Gustavia.... check your receipts. Very nice kitchen/home store with knives, plates, etc. My better half purchased a nice kitchen knife for around €29,00. At checkout she received a cc receipt for 1100,00. The lady was all alarmed & after 10 minutes & conference with 3 other ladies behind the counter she was given a credit.... but during this she was charged another 1100,00. 2200,00€ for a 29€ knife. After a few days the “ pending” charge was changed to purchase. A call to our cc company cleared up the first inept charge & we have to wait for the 2nd 1100,00 to go to purchase to clear it up. We will keep you posted. Probably a mistake but with many tourists coming in for the day, wonder how many people loose $ here
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:37 AM
    Kevin/ JEK/Dennis/ Andy/Ellen/ Eddy- I believe you know more about the island than any of us- What are your thoughts about putting together a parking map of where the lots are, the legal places to park- streets etc. all say in green maybe and in red the illegal places to park. An explanation of the manual clock the rental companies give you, the pay parking lots downtown etc. A comment on the legality and where, if at all, a vehicle can have two wheels on the curb. Tips on parking at specific restaurants such as Santa Fe, Shellona, Maya’s, Eden Rock... I believe Manypany, Barthelemy, Cheval Blanc and othere require valet parking? Nikki valet I think is 20 Euros up front? Where are the pay lots and theirpricing? Tips for parking at the Supermarche and in the St. Jean area... What are...
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:14 AM
    Didn’t Galawa replace Pipiri in the same location? If so, that is a nice spot.
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:12 AM
    Very nice sleigh and elves!
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  • stbartshopper's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:11 AM
    Diana- You have been promoted to head up the SBH Lost and Found Department with a big salary!LOL!
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  • KevinS's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:01 AM
    I think that the person who lost the watch may be the one who has to do the work here. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207024
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  • andynap's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 07:53 AM
    Diana- I lost my college ring many years ago in the ocean off of Avalon, NJ. Can you come here to find it?
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  • Hawke's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 07:36 AM
    You are a good detective.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 07:32 AM
    Kevin, I am in awe of how you get this restaurant and other local Shopping stops all put together for forum followers. Thank you to the moon and back!
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