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  1. Thread: Global Entry

    by Valerie
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    Re: Global Entry

    I did mine on arrival at IAD. It worked great from the standpoint of no appointment needed and no special trip to the airport. They did however make me wait in the regular immigration line and then...
  2. Re: After st barts can you really go anywhere else?

    We actually just took our first trip to Turks & Caicos this past November. We were looking for an island that fared well in the hurricanes, was easy to get to on AA miles and a bit more budget...
  3. Trip Report: 13-20 April 2019 Les Voiles de St. Barth

    We have just returned from out fifth visit to our favorite island and it was quite the memorable vacation! To arrive we flew in through SJU on Tradewind and I have to say it was a lovely experience!...
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    Re: SXM Transit News

    Unfortunately sometimes a weekend is all that works. Traveling during the week burns an extra vacation day which we prefer not do. Better to save it for another trip!
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    Re: SXM Transit News

    We just came through on Saturday and it was a miserable experience. The regular line to check in with AA was horribly backed up and I am sure probably at least 20 to 30 minutes to check in. We were...
  6. Re: Conde Nast- 2019 World's Best New Hotels- Manapany

    We had lunch there on our trip last week and it was fantastic! All five of us loved our meals (my beef ribs were amazing-perfectly cooked and seasoned). A beautiful property as well!
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    Re: Forum gathering April 19

    We had a lovely time! Thanks to Ellen for coordinating (I enjoyed meeting you last night and chatting for a bit as well!) and Wimco for hosting the first round. The first photo above is my friend...
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    Re: Forum gathering April 19

    We will be there, 6 people total. Frank and I along with four friends! So excited to meet others on the forum!
  9. Re: I'm a lot worried about my Delta connection (1h) as I am flying in from Toronto.

    If you do have to clear customs and immigration download the Mobile Passport app. In most cases it is just as fast as Global Entry (sometimes faster). It is only at select airports but ATL is one of...
  10. Thread: Nikki Beach

    by Valerie
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    Re: Nikki Beach

    We range in age from late 30's to 50's and your description is exactly what I'm looking for Jeanette!
  11. Thread: Nikki Beach

    by Valerie
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    Re: Nikki Beach

    Ok I just submitted a request to move to 12:30! Thank you both!
  12. Thread: Nikki Beach

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    Re: Nikki Beach

    Y'all have me second guessing our Sunday 3:30 reservation! We have never been to Nikki before and will have a group of 5 or 6. I don't want total craziness and it being so loud we can't talk! Should...
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    Re: The New Lil'Rock Opens in St. Jean Beach

    I sent them an email a couple days ago to inquire about chair cost and they replied that it is 35 Euro for one lounge chair/towel included.
  14. Thread: Nikki Beach

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    Re: Nikki Beach

    We just did our reservations with SBP for our April visit and we had to select between a 12:30 or 3:30 time.
  15. Re: Victoria Opens - Used to be Buccaneer, etc. in Gustavia

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  16. Re: Victoria Opens - Used to be Buccaneer, etc. in Gustavia

    I'm excited to dine there next month! We're planning either breakfast or cocktails. They sent me the breakfast menu and it looks quite reasonable with some nice options!

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    Re: When we fell in love with St. Barths

    Our discovery of SBH was very much by chance and much more recently. My now husband was on a business trip and was reading the USA Today that had been delivered to his hotel room. He saw an article...
  18. Thread: Air Fare costs

    by Valerie
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    Re: Air Fare costs

    We fly from the DC area as well and our tickets were horrible for this trip! On our other trips we have always been able to use miles but this time we are traveling the week before Easter so miles...
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    Re: April? Who is in town?

    Frank and I would love to attend on the 19th as well! We've met forum members out and about but we have never been able to attend one of the get togethers in the past. Our friends Barry, Penny, and...
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    Re: April? Who is in town?

    My husband and I will be there with friends for Les Voiles April 13-20. Can't wait!
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    Re: AA Schedule changes again for SXM via CLT

    A friend traveling with us in April had the same thing happen. We are all on AA heading home and our flight SXM to CLT was moved 2 hours later. My friend got bumped to a flight 2 hours later from CLT...
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    Re: Winair-United Checked Bags

    Kevin, that is what I'm counting on since we have one reservation all the way through. It was nice to be able to book it that way. I'm not too concerned though since we have long layover. I'm...
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    Re: Winair-United Checked Bags

    Andy, are you asking about booking United and Tradewind together? Believe it or not the reason we're using them in April is because it was actually almost the exact same cost as doing our usual...
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    Re: Winair-United Checked Bags

    I know it won't help for this trip but you can book directly through to SBH on United by going through SJU on Tradewind. We're doing this for the first time in April.
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    Re: Half Day Catamaran Trip

    Do let us know if you need that winter escape from CA! I have actually heard from another forum member and we now have a group of 9 so Arnaud will be opening a day for us!

    And I think I would...
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    Re: Half Day Catamaran Trip

    Thanks Izzy! We actually did look into a couple of the charters but our dates were set in stone so it didn't work out. We don't arrive until the 13th so we miss training days and then we have to...
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    Re: Half Day Catamaran Trip

    Jeff, I loved reading your trip reports! Our group consists of sailors so everyone wants to be on the water to watch. Of course the biggest issue is they are going to wish they were out there...
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    Re: Half Day Catamaran Trip

    I sent an email to Arnaud and he said they do not usually have a boat trip during Les Voiles but with a minimum of 8 people he will open one. We're a group of 5 so I'm hoping we'll be able to do it....
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    Re: Quartier General Lunch January 7th

    I love your plan! We're looking to do many of the lunch specials as well. We loved the lunch special at Wall House-so good and such a good price! With it no longer an option it sounds like Quarter...
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    Re: Restaurant Selection Help

    Thank you all again! It will definitely be a task to narrow down our selections!
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    Re: Half Day Catamaran Trip

    I've always thought the bucket trips sounded so fun! I'm hoping there is something similar offered during Les Voiles! Off to send an email...
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    Re: Restaurant Selection Help

    Oh thank you all so much! These suggestions help greatly! And Kevin thank you for clearing up my confusion with Quarter General. I know for sure that is one we want to visit. One of our friends dined...
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    Restaurant Selection Help

    Now that we are past the holidays we're in full planning mode for our first vacation to St. Barth in 5.5 years (98 days out)! We're heading to the island with several friends during Les Voiles and...
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    Les Voiles de St. Barth 2019

    We are finally returning to St. Barth for the first time since 2013 and we're coming during Les Voiles. Now that our villa and airfare are booked I just can't contain my excitement! We'll also being...
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    Re: Feedback on Paris Perfect?

    This may be a bit late (I just started visiting the forum again as we are planning a SBH trip) but we used Paris Perfect in Nov 2015. At the time they had briefly changed their name to Paris Made...
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