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    Re: Jimny vs Ignis; Auto vs. Manual?

    We did rent a mini once. Still prefer the Jimny, but really I don't care what I have as long as it's beat up. No new rental for me please!
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    Re: Jimny vs Ignis; Auto vs. Manual?

    On two of our first three visits to the island we rented a soft top manual Jimny and absolutely loved it!(the first visit we rented a Smart car--I don't recommend it) Unfortunately the soft tops are...
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    Re: lightning round...

    From 2006-2009 my wife and I visited the Grand Lido Braco in Jamaica and made many great friends. This resort was known for it's "au natural" side and we very much enjoyed the beach/pool sans...
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    Re: Car Rental Ideas

    I've always had great luck with Turbe.

    http://www.turbe-car-rental.com/
  5. Re: After st barts can you really go anywhere else?

    A friend of mine has a cottage on six mile lake and we go up every spring/summer to golf the many great courses in that area. Love Charlevoix Country Club (both the golf and the restaurant). Also a...
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    Re: First trip to St Barts in July

    Great to see another IU alum on the forum! Class of '94 here.

    I love the pizza at La Santoise in Corosol. Others will say L'Isoletta or Les Bananiers. I've never had it at Les Bananiers , but...
  7. Thread: May visit 2019

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    Re: May visit 2019

    How is the foilage/vegetation at VDD coming along after the hurricane? It looked pretty damaged in the summer of 2018 when we visited Flamands. We truly loved staying there and loved the privacy...
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    Re: SXM Airport Situation 11-10-18

    It must just be the time of year....I didn't find the temporary conditions too bad this past summer in SXM. We flew in/out on Wednesdays though so I'm sure that also makes a great difference. I...
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    Re: Beach Chairs and 1 1/2 hours!

    You can rent beach chairs (the small seat type-- not lounger type) from the surf shop in Lorient (I can't remember the name at the moment) just up from Le Piment. I believe when I rented them this...
  10. Re: SXM airport....any current, first-hand information

    We flew in and back on a weekday (Tuesday) into SXM and it was a breeze. On our trip down our SB Commuter flight was supposed to take off at 3:15 but everyone was there so they whisked us through...
  11. Thread: Getting to SBH

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    Re: Getting to SBH

    Is JFK really that bad? We cleared customs this past spring break (FLL) using the mobile passport app on my phone and it was a breeze. The lines were super long, but we didn't have to wait in any...
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    Portable beach chais/cooler rental

    My wife and I will be making another trip to SBH in July and this year we are staying at TiMorne rather than a villa. I've checked with the hotel and they do not have any portable beach chairs or a...
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    Re: VC Photoshoot - May 2018 edition

    I'm interested in the tin, not the champagne. That would look great on my outdoor bar! Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll be some left in July.
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    Re: Report from Flamands

    Glad to see VDD is back in operation. Kim and I had a wonderful stay there two years ago. Hopefully soon all the vegetation is back giving the villa the privacy we enjoyed. Have a great remaining...
  15. Thread: St Barths now?

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    Re: St Barths now?

    As long as Le Select is open in July when we are there, we will be good!
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    Re: July air to SXM booked

    July 3-6 in SBH
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    Re: July air to SXM booked

    Fingers crossed in July that it all goes off as planned!
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    Re: July air to SXM booked

    A few years ago I would have agreed, however, we really fell in love with Anguilla last year and now we are torn between our first love (SBH) and our new love (AXA) so this year we do both! We are...
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    July air to SXM booked

    Just booked air fare tonight for a trip this July. Not sure where we are going to stay yet as we are going to split time between SBH and AXA (we really liked it last summer). I wish we could do 10...
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    Re: Soft Top Jimny Rental

    Thanks. I'll check them out for my mini July trip!
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    Soft Top Jimny Rental

    I have a soft place in my heart for the soft top jimny. We used to get one from Turbe, however, they no longer have any. Does anyone know a company that still rents these?
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    Re: NFL Playoff Games - 25 Quarter

    Not this fan! As a diehard Vikings fan from the time I can remember (mid 70s) the fans of the Vikings have suffered terrible defeats (77 hail mary against the 'Boys, 87 1 yard short against the...
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    Re: Photos of the St. Jean beach bars

    My wife and I visited Anguilla this past July and really liked it. We stayed on Sandy Ground in an apartment above Roy's and it was great. At the time there were at least 6 bars on that stretch of...
  24. Thread: Hideaway open?

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    Re: Hideaway open?

    Tim,

    Kevin was right on with the directions. I found it easier to park on what I would call the "main road" and simply walk up the road/alley to the pizza place. Parking is very limited (it's...
  25. Thread: Hideaway open?

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    Re: Hideaway open?

    LaSaintoise (sp?) pizza is superb! It was so good that on our last visit we ate it two times!!
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    Re: IRMA-Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:30am EST

    i follow a few Anguilla groups on Facebook. Most hotels have some damage, nothing totally destroyed hotel wise. I know that the Pumphouse (Sandy Ground)is destroyed, Tratorria (ShoalBay West) is...
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    Re: A Sunny Place for Shady People

    The Green Parrot in Key West also uses that slogan on their website as well as on some of their TShirts.
  28. Re: A question for "insider" contributors to the fotum

    We have visited once per year since 2011 (skipping 2015) and this year we did Anguilla instead so we'll go back to St Barths next summer....so short answer looks to be every other year from now on...
  29. Thread: SXM-SBH Flights

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    Re: SXM-SBH Flights

    1:45 is plenty of time between flights (presuming you are carry on only).
  30. Thread: Beach Chairs?

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    Re: Beach Chairs?

    And I'm guessing that he (the dog) can't read the signs as well. I love the picture, but I also love dogs, so.....
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    Re: Why here? Why then?

    Same here, I was exactly 20 AND I hadn't even been on an airplane in 1990!
  32. Re: Hi again, Feeling really indecisive about not only villa, but location. Last y

    I've finally uploaded my photos of Villa VDD from our June '16 trip. I took several around the villa and inside for anyone thinking of renting. It's a great villa with a great location. We loved...
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    Re: First Time...suggestions on villas?

    On our first trip to SBH we rented direct from owner Villa Case Du Roy. Nice villa, great price and centrally located near the airport, Gustavia, etc. It fits your budget for sure. Several others...
  34. Thread: Anguilla to SBH

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    Re: Anguilla to SBH

    Thanks for the link Peter. We decided to book at the sister property of Mead's Bay Village called Solaire. Currently they have 4 villas (3 are available for bookings, one is unfinished). They are...
  35. Thread: Anguilla to SBH

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    Re: Anguilla to SBH

    Booked air to sxm tonight for 6/28-7/5. We are again thinking of Anguilla, this time for the whole week with a day trip to SBH on Tuesday 7/4. We really liked villa VDD last year on Flamands so we...
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