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boatjunkie
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Virgin Gorda Villa/Irma advise
      #1745967 - 09/14/17 11:14 AM (73.29.66.97)

Hi,

Some of you know Julie and I are scheduled to arrive VG on November 2nd via STT. This will be our 1st long land based stay in a Mahoe Bay villa. We have 4 other couples joining us that have never been to BVI and are traveling from Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas. They are not the seaworthy type and I finally convinced them to see natures little secret after years of showing them photos and videos of the BVI from our sailing trips.

We have not canceled anything yet...I have seen sat images of Mahoe Bay and looks like all the roofs are intact. They must be recent images since all the foliage is brown and the pools are brown, not the bright blue.

Am I nuts for thinking/hoping that VG will be up and ready for us by November 2nd? I dont want to cancel however I dont want to disappoint new visitors and dont want to come across as being selfish knowing the state of the BVI's. If it was just Julie and I and we could get there to help in November we would. Reading that volunteers and workers are getting turned away etc if not belongers etc.. Hoping that soon people will be able to visit and help.

Any advise?

Steve

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BEERMAN
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Re: Virgin Gorda Villa/Irma advise [Re: boatjunkie]
      #1746095 - 09/14/17 04:54 PM (108.45.108.124)

November 2nd is only 7 weeks away. Speaking from the gut of course, they won't be ready for you. You have shown your friends beautiful pictures, they won't see that in 7 weeks. I traveled to St John 6 months after Hugo, which pales in comparison, and the damage was still everywhere. I know you will be ready, I will be too, but we would be looking to make contact with friends to see what we can do, your friends will want a vacation. Maybe consider Guadalupe with day trips to the Le Saintes, its beautiful there. Our friend just came over, they sailed with us on Mardi Gras a couple years ago and twice in villas on St John, she said "we need to plan to go back, they need us to come back"...I said absolutely we will.

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Will_L
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Re: Virgin Gorda Villa/Irma advise [Re: boatjunkie]
      #1746097 - 09/14/17 05:13 PM (67.45.114.198)

For much of the island I would guess electricity might well be a problem 7 weeks from now. Perhaps it has a generator but that will require a lot of fuel a I don't know what the contract says about cancellations but I love that island, own property there and would not suggest anyone vacation then based on what I know now. Here we are better than a week after and the streets look a lot the same ..basic food and water is in short supply along with everything else, there quite possibly will not be a single restaurant open by first of November. Have you been able to talk with the owner or agen you booked through and know condition of house?

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boatjunkie
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Re: Virgin Gorda Villa/Irma advise [Re: Will_L]
      #1746101 - 09/14/17 05:44 PM (73.29.66.97)

Thanks, appreciate the feedback. I will see if we cant put something together quickly here in the East.. going to be tuff. Irma took most of the good spots out.. Maybe look at the Bahamas..
As for the owner/agent... they have bigger problems now then me calling to ask for a refund at this time. I am not worried

Again, thanks for the feedback, i guess I was in denial.

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Winterstale
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Re: Virgin Gorda Villa/Irma advise [Re: boatjunkie]
      #1746667 - 09/17/17 10:05 PM (64.134.238.51)

We were supposed to be there 11/8-11/13....

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