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  1. Re: Photo from my other island wins a contest

    Love this shot! However it's missing from your St Barth XL book ;)
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    Re: My First Visit Recap

    Glad to hear you had a great trip! If you don't mind me asking, where did you go on the half day catamaran? Just trying to get ideas for our upcoming trip in March. And was the snorkeling at one...
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    Re: La CrÍperie Has New Owners

    Hopefully Le Creperie itself is still same/similar. We used to go there for breakfast & mimosas almost everyday! We'll miss being greeted by Jean-Noel, wish him and his family the best.. also wish...
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    Re: Favorite Past and Present

    Is brunch at Le Gaiac / Le Toiny also a relic of the past now? Seems to many changes since we've last been there!
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    Re: Barts Closing

    Good to hear it's a hit but now another thing I'll miss is Manu's duck & seared foie gras! I'll never forget our last dinner there, my rental car wasn't starting but he took a moment and helped me...
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    Re: Barts Closing

    Vietnam is closed for good??? Last time we went to St Barths was 2015.. went to Vietnam for dinner twice! It was the first time I've had Vietnamese food and probably the best! Very sad... was...
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    Re: Les Bananiers Is Back Today, 7/5

    Their Banana rum is pretty damn good too! I still have the bottle and used it for homemade coquito. Last villa we stayed at was a few minutes walk away.. that may have been the best villa stay thus...
  8. Re: Has anyone had any experiences with HomeAway/VRBO/AirBnB ?

    Thanks for all the feedback!

    Just found out we'll be in St. Barths during the Bucket Regatta... perhaps why many of places are booked. Interesting finds on AirBnB I must say. Also found some...
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    Re: St. Martin

    Nice to read you had a good time in SXM! It was the first Caribbean island I've gone to back in the day with an old friend of mine. I've also been there solo as well with no problems. The last...
  10. Has anyone had any experiences with HomeAway/VRBO/AirBnB ?

    Going back to St. Barths in March and was wondering if anyone has had a good (or bad) experience using HomeAway/VRBO or AirBnB? I won't be wiring money to anyone.. but do feel more secure with...
  11. Re: After st barts can you really go anywhere else?

    I reckon it would depend on their ages... Like someone already responded, every island is different. Try comparing to St Barths and you may be disappointed. They also have villa rentals &...
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    I also want to add that I believe a good...

    I also want to add that I believe a good restaurant/restauranteur or host is probably more flattered that you liked everything so much that you should return to them, especially in the limited time...
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    Thank you for the good advice! Will definitely...

    Thank you for the good advice! Will definitely do. They should put this topic in the timeless tips! =]
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    A ha! So pourboire is tip in the traditional...

    A ha! So pourboire is tip in the traditional sense, where as servis compris is service charge included in the bill.

    I will follow the 10-15% guideline next time, thanks!

    I have also found a...
  15. Wow, awesome find! I have bookmarked that one,...

    Wow, awesome find! I have bookmarked that one, thanks!
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    Restaurant Tipping Tips

    What's the deal with tipping in restaurants?

    I've seen opposing views on tripadvisor. With one saying it's okay not to tip as you are in France, another person saying to round up to nearest 10...
  17. Getting a guide to piscines naturelles / natural pools in Toiny?

    Hello,

    We visited the natural pool by Grand Fond during our last visit (albeit the waters were a little rough), and we were told about the natural pool near Toiny, but a guide would be suggested...
  18. I take that back, just seen it on youtube & it...

    I take that back, just seen it on youtube & it looks like it would take off like a kite!!
  19. I think beach shade it is! Thanks FYI!

    I think beach shade it is! Thanks FYI!
  20. Thanks, I will check that out if I end up not...

    Thanks, I will check that out if I end up not bringing something that fits in the luggage!
  21. Rental Beach Umbrellas / Vendome Guide 2013

    Hello everyone,

    I hope someone who has taken home a copy of the Vendome Guide 2013 can help me. Or if they know of any beach umbrella rental possibilities.

    Was recently in St. Barth at the end...
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