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1 hour ago The Pub [by megamania]
Read on here that The Pub was closed for renovations,or whatever and was supposed to open April 1.....does anyone have any updates on how things are going? I realize that some targets are hard to meet on island time, lol,,,,but just curious. We arrive tomorrow and are on the island for a's hoping things are going well......Oh how I have missed SXM,,,,cannot wait.
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1 hour ago Excited to plan our trip & a question [by ETvacation]
We stumbled upon this forum a couple of weeks ago while doing some research in anticipation of our first trip in late May. Since then, I have been following along every couple of days. Thanks everyone for posting information on restaurants, beaches, etc. You all make it very easy for planners to figure out their game plan ahead of time! I do have one question. Does anyone know of a local fisherman who might take / allow us to join for fishing from pier or land (for a fee)? Hubby loves fishing for sport and has done deep sea fishing so was looking for something a little different to try. We will be spending time in Simpson’s Bay and Grand Case. Thanks in advance for any information.

We are very very excited for this first trip!
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2 hours ago So good to see this happening. [by Carol_Hill]
Free spay and neuter program
Glad someone is stepping up to help fund this project!!
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3 hours ago Day 1 [by JohnandBev]
Wife and I arrived yesterday WestJet non stop from Toronto – 1st trip back in 4 yrs, 9th in total.

For de-planing, here are new ramps that zig zag for deplaning, easy to use, but you still get bussed to the terminal. Fairly easy thru security. Got luggage and then joined stopped line to go through another check. No lines, just a mass crowd funneling past one person. Needs some improvement.

Wilfred Brooks was waiting, always glad to see his smiling face. Leisurely drive! To Orient Village. Jeanie of ShopnDrop had done her magic and supplies as ordered and in the fridge were cold drinks – yeah. All squared away, drinks and snack at Yellow Sub. They have music 6 days a wk starting at 8.

Off the bed early and now about to go for my beach walk. Great looking day. Here for about 3 wks.
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4 hours ago Full Moon Party at Trellis [by Andiamo]
We’re heading down in May and finally have the opportunity to join the festivities at Trellis for the full moon party. For boat charters - when does everyone typically get to Trellis? Wondering if we need to get there a day early to have a mooring or if we’re good to show up that day. Not sure how well the mornings across the way at Marina Cay are maintained. If we’re good to show up that day then it gives us some extra time to explore the other islands, but on the other hand we don’t want to miss a mooring for the night of the full moon party.
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12 hours ago Skip Jacks....Never Again [by Whale Tail]
After a lazy pool day at Flamingo the daily question came up "What do you want for dinner" my usual answer is I don't know. So I said let's go to Pineapple Pete"s. The food is reasonably priced and has a variety of items on the menu. But they are closed on Tuesdays, so I said let's drive down Welfare Road and pick a restaurant. When we got to Skip Jacks there was parking out front and I said this will work even though we dined there a few years ago and were not impressed but what the heck, give them a second chance. The parking attendant guided us into our spot, thank you very much. Without reservations the hostess said no problem and we were promptly seated and drink orders were taken and delivered. The server gave us a few minutes after our drinks were served and came back to take our order. I ordered escargot for an appetizer and the market priced filet mignon served medium and my wife just ordered her entree of shrimp linguine. At the time of ordering we ordered our second drinks while the table next to us was seated. Twenty minutes later we were still waiting for our drinks so my wife went up to the hostess area and saw our waiter come out of the kitchen and reminded him of our drink order which he then looked after. When he brought our drinks he said our entree would be out shortly as the chef was preparing my filet as ordered?? Meanwhile the table beside us that was seated after us was enjoying their entree. Our order arrived and my wife's linguine was very good, my filet was WELL done, she said send it back, at this point I said I've been here long enough and ate a few pieces. When the waiter came over to ask how everything was I picked up the filet between my fingers and said "you called this medium", he said there's no pink. The manager came over to hear my complaint and took $20 off my entree. When the bill arrived they added the 15% service charge (my pet peeve) and that's all they got. On the way out the hostess asked us how everything was so I told her, she was very sympathetic and I mentioned that I didn't add a tip because of the 15% service charge to which she said the servers don't see any of that 15% and that goes straight to the owner in the States. Sorry for venting but it needed to be said.
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13 hours ago PHX-VIJ [by Boulderboy]
Does anyone know what the best route from PHX to Virgin gorda is for next Fall. My grandkids and son want to go.
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14 hours ago West Jet 2017 close call recreation [by barryvabeach]
There is a 737 pilot that posts on Youtube on airplane topics. Quite often it is based on the official report of an accident or incident, and he usually goes into much more detail than you would get on the news. This is a recent post he did on the WestJet 737 that got very close to the ocean attemping a landing at Sint Maarten during a heary rain storm in 2017, before they did a go around. The animations and explanations are quite good.

Youtube MentourPilot

BTW, while most of his posts are about accidents, he is usually pretty clear that air travel is extremely safe and you normally need a number of things to go wrong to have a bad outcome.
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Yesterday at 11:53 PM Marina near the airport [by VI Fun!]
I was wondering which marina is recommended for over night to be close to the Beef Island airport. We have a few crew members that need to fly home before our charter is complete. I can't find much information about Penn's Landing or JY Harbour View Marina. I welcome other recommendations as well. I was hoping to be at a marina where our crew can easily catch a cab for a short ride to the airport in the morning. It would be good to have some provisioning close by to restock for our remaining days.
Thank you!
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Yesterday at 09:52 PM Day 5 on island [by eilandmens]
Went to La Sucriere for chocolate almond croissants, regular croissants and pain au chocolat. Yummy. No we didn’t eat them all! Went to Orient for beach time. Not crowded. Water was clear of Sarragasum though beach was not . Breezes were perfect. G and T on the patio. Went to Isola. Parking was so changed since last year -a lot of gated parking lots ; no parking on street next to Isola . Red Piano lot is gated. I had to do the valet parking at Hollywood casino. My wife had the fettuccine bolognese with extra meat balls. She loved it. I had the Parmesan crusted Veal Chop which was good. Lost $10 dollars at casino. We are not high rollers.
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