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    I would go with the Christopher day pass as well,...

    I would go with the Christopher day pass as well, as it is more than just 1 hour at spa. It is like staying in a cute, small resort, juste for 1 day. Expensive, but worth it ... if you pick a sunny...
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    I like Sea Memory. Great selection, never had a...

    I like Sea Memory. Great selection, never had a problem with them. A bit expensive, though.
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    I agree, the only minor issue will be gas. There...

    I agree, the only minor issue will be gas. There can be long queues on bank holidays. If this is your first day, your rental car should have plenty enough to get you around the island for 3 days at...
  4. Wow, is that picture by Antoine Heckley for real?...

    Wow, is that picture by Antoine Heckley for real? I'm sorry, but large cruise ships are monstrosities that should be kept at bay. Smaller cruise ships are OK, but the gigantic ones? And I am pretty...
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    How about bringing your own drink and sit near...

    How about bringing your own drink and sit near the big rock (rôcher des amoureux) at Pointe Milou
  6. Thread: Umbrella?

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    Doesn't supermarket Marché U stock sun umbrellas...

    Doesn't supermarket Marché U stock sun umbrellas now?
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    Yes, Les Mouettes is nice. Now, with a bigger...

    Yes, Les Mouettes is nice. Now, with a bigger budget, Hotel Christopher is nice for young couple. Both places would require a car.
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    Are they all blond males? Maybe the Sweded are...

    Are they all blond males? Maybe the Sweded are finally taking back the island from the hands of the French?
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    Hard to help you with this one, ERZ.The best...

    Hard to help you with this one, ERZ.The best cocktails are at the fancier places.Now, there are nice places like La Gloriette on the lagoon where you can have you feet in the sand and enjoy lunch in...
  10. Thread: Bank transfer

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    As a French villa owner with 1 property on VRBO...

    As a French villa owner with 1 property on VRBO (no the St Barts one, but one in Bali), I know that wiring money can be scary to Americans, while it is the normal way in France.I agree that you...
  11. Thread: Bagetelle ?

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    I agree, lovely view for this French bistrot...

    I agree, lovely view for this French bistrot restaurant.
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    I agree that you should hurry in Charlotte,...

    I agree that you should hurry in Charlotte, especially if you have kids in tow!
  13. Any update on the situation?

    Any update on the situation?
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    Does the little fish market in Lorient, at the...

    Does the little fish market in Lorient, at the foot of Camaruche, ever sell lobster? Anyone knows?
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    Santa Fé? I don't know why, but I have been...

    Santa Fé? I don't know why, but I have been attracted to the place. Maybe I should be more curious next April when I am back on the island.
  16. I really had not realized that my Americans...

    I really had not realized that my Americans friends were the "real" Diet Coke that much! Funny thread to read, I really the parts of organizing a black market and about hoarding the goods. ;-)
  17. Anybody knows what the food is like there?...

    Anybody knows what the food is like there? Caribbean meals?
  18. Thread: September

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    Ellen is right, it's really quiet in...

    Ellen is right, it's really quiet in September.Now, it could be a great occasion to spend special time with your loved ones ;-)Or finally read the books that you've always wanted to read!
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    I agree on Gouverneur and Saline. Note that...

    I agree on Gouverneur and Saline. Note that Saline used to have a "straight" end and a "gay" end, but it changed a couple of years. Anyway, nobody really cares. Do think about putting sun lotion all...
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    How about hotel Les Mouettes in Lorient? It is...

    How about hotel Les Mouettes in Lorient? It is great for kids.
  21. Thread: Do Brazil

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    I agree that lunch is better as you can enjoy the...

    I agree that lunch is better as you can enjoy the view during day time. It is very dark at night. In Gustavia, I would pick restaurants facing the port.
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    Eating in is a great way to save money, I do it...

    Eating in is a great way to save money, I do it all time when in St Barts. my tip: If you shop at the main supermarket, called Super U, try to buy their own food label (called ... U). The quality is...
  23. Thread: Carl Gustaf

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    Yes, it is very unfortunate, but the Carl Gustaf...

    Yes, it is very unfortunate, but the Carl Gustaf is closed. I must say that I did not really like the new decoration, but the view was great for sunset cocktails.Does Le Bonito offer cocktails too,...
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    Well, I would add my own twitter account to this...

    Well, I would add my own twitter account to this list ;-)It is @saintbarthcom . Look at the list of the accounts that I am following, you will get a lot of good suggestions on who else to follow.
  25. I would say Ramatuelle, the quieter village with...

    I would say Ramatuelle, the quieter village with lots of villas, near St Tropez. St Tropez in the summer is like St Barts in late December, but Ramatuelle is lovely / sleepy like St Barts is the rest...
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    One thing to consider that AirBnb can be a...

    One thing to consider that AirBnb can be a solution for you: you can rent one of the bedrooms during the high season, while you are there. This way, you get some revenues. There is a high demand for...
  27. Thread: Who is "Tom"?

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    Yes, Tom for Thomas. Very simple explanation.​

    Yes, Tom for Thomas. Very simple explanation.​
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    I agree with everyone else: From March to June,...

    I agree with everyone else: From March to June, there are fewer people, the temperature (and the sea) is warmer than in high season, and the island is lovely. The name of the game is really for you...
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    I have never stayed in Villa KAI either, but the...

    I have never stayed in Villa KAI either, but the location is nice to enjoy this more quiet side of St Barts. The villa is location on a promontory overlooking Flamands beach, but what I really like...
  30. Thread: Day passes

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    Yes, if you book early lunch at either La...

    Yes, if you book early lunch at either La Gloriette or Le Guanahani, you can enjoy the chairs & lounges for free. Make sure to bring towels and a beach bad to claim your chairs.
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    ​I agree with DS that beach umbrellas can fly...

    ​I agree with DS that beach umbrellas can fly away easily, especially on Saline beach. I've seen a case where the umbrella landed on an unsuspecting lady several feet away and she was not happy! (but...
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    Hello George,I think that Anakao has 2 bedrooms,...

    Hello George,I think that Anakao has 2 bedrooms, while Fleur de Cactus has 3. How many bedrooms do you need?
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    If you walk in the hills above Saline or near...

    If you walk in the hills above Saline or near Grand Fond, you can see plenty of goats. And yes, you can actually eat goat meat in restaurants in St Barts. However, they are mostly served in Creole...
  34. Hello Nova, I love coming to St Barts after...

    Hello Nova, I love coming to St Barts after January, as villa rental prices are much lower, restaurants are not so booked, less traffic in Gustavia. March is a very nice month. Also, as the sea gets...
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