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British Virgin Islands
10 minutes ago
Great report. We chartered “Dream Machine” in the past from CYOA. Well maintained boat with some nice extras like the water maker. Look forward to being back down in the island next years for another charter. Be safe everyone.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
35 minutes ago
I don't understand the above post.....
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Yesterday at 04:13 PM
WINAIR
SCHEDULE UPDATE
Saba & St. Eustatius
Due to continued restrictions imposed, flights to Saba and St. Eustatius from St. Maarten are deferred until further notice. Please contact our sales office for further information.
Charters are still possible to these islands with proper approval from the islands governments. Please send your charter request to charters@fly-winair.com.
Thank you.
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Yesterday at 02:30 PM
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Nude Resorts, Beaches and Cruises
Yesterday at 02:07 PM
I belong to a few Couples groups on face book and presently at CSS there are 22 visitors. They opened July 1. I would indeed recommend looking at the Jamaican web sight for up to date travel information as it seems to change daily. As of this morning....travelers who have had the covid test 72 hours before arriving in Jamaica are not being tested at the airport...however...folks arriving from hot spot states are being tested. It sounds confusing to me. Those who test positive will be sent to a Government quarantine at the expense of the positive person. That sounds scary. https://www.visitjamaica.com/?fbclid=IwAR3wLyWLc3wJ5Sxan0XKq60xo-py4m5594t-XTRuPUdWwCBk06Wmqinf7BA

Steve and I have been to almost every resort in Mexico and Jamaica that offers c/o or nude beach facilities. Of all of them....couples San Souci is our favorite. It is not...nor will it ever be...St. Martin....But if St. Martin is not an option...it is a very nice option. It will not be a perfect fit for everyone. It is not a perfect fit for me...but it is very nice.

I am booked for a road trip to New England in September. I will not go if I am required to quarantine and right now...things are not looking good for me. I can cancel up to 2 weeks before the trip and get all of my deposits back for the Bed and Breakfasts we have booked.

I am also booked on a Tauck Antarctica expedition in December. Again...things are not looking good for me. I will not cancel...I will wait for Tauck to pull the plug because I don't want to lose my money. But I can wait....I am not in a rush to cancel.

I was on a regent cruise in February and March. One of our ports closed because of covid 19. The entire time we were sailing...we kept praying we could get back home. It is very possible that you could be detained at your expense in a foreign country if flights are cancelled. You have to ask yourself...is the trip worth this possibility and can I afford it.

Things are so uncertain regarding travel right now. I don't think at this particular time...I would take the risk. I hope things improve for the USA...but I have doubts that it will happen.
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Yesterday at 02:01 PM
OK, I know there is not much actual travel news to talk about, but all these endless posts talking about Corona stats, and other general posts just about Corona are getting really old. I know I am guilty of it too. But please, let's try to stay on topic and discuss what the original post is about. Thanks..
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Yesterday at 01:55 PM
You know, I am guilty of it too, but these endless posts about corona stats are just mind numbing. From now on, please comment directly on the topic, or don't post.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 12:51 PM
Do we really even know what the actual GDP of the BVI is? there is a payroll tax but no corporate income tax. In general it is fairly hard to find reliable economic data for non independent islands. I know I've put in an effort in the past to find good reliable economic data.
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Yesterday at 03:20 AM
I believe it came in no passengers but was repatriation flight going back to France.
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Yesterday at 01:20 AM
American connects via USA hubs when they are flying to Canada in normal times.
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07/02/2020 10:38 PM
No Canadian airlines connect in the USA , going to SXM, if you are coming from Western Canada you will connect in Toronto or Montreal.
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British Virgin Islands
07/02/2020 06:53 PM
Good plan sailing the U.S.V.I, and also very interesting sailing to St. Croix.......somehow, there is always a plan B.

We are only familiar with St. John, and St. Thomas in a very minor way, and so it would be all new anchorages for us......St. Croix , we need to investigate, but what a great idea.

We are still a bit gun shy with the Covid 19, and probably would hold of until 2021, in our may / early june usual time frames.

We pretty much stay clear of the caribbean in hurricane season.... and do take note of September Remember....end of October all over. and for
right now, we are sitting on our okoles, rum in hand, kicked back in Pussers bosuns pants, no shirt, and singing along with Jimmy Buffet....Oh,and my fave rum glass is one of those pussers tumblers with the BVI imprinted, like a chart.

Also, we are staying positive for the BVI to also open up and be back to sailing, sunshine, and rumming.

Again, thanks for the scoops on the U.S.V.I and St. Croix.

Great winds, and good times.

Denny and Erica
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
07/02/2020 06:51 PM
Yes Westjet, Air Canada and Sunwing for sure, maybe Air Transat as well
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British Virgin Islands
07/02/2020 02:09 PM
At the moment probably but in the past at least a few from Montreal and several times a week from Toronto - I am thinking Sept or October
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
07/01/2020 08:33 PM
No, these are pretty common in the aviation community.
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General Caribbean
07/01/2020 05:57 PM
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US VI and Puerto Rico
07/01/2020 05:03 PM
laugh I never knew what the airport designation was for Anegada! smile
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
07/01/2020 04:12 PM
OK, not addressed to anyone in particular, but as our 'voice of reason' has stated, everyone needs to take a deep breath and chill. I am closing this thread and will open another one, in which CIVIL comments will reign..
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07/01/2020 04:08 PM
OK, and NONE of this has anything to do with the original topic. This one is done.
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07/01/2020 03:21 PM
Great question. With many of us having our favorite Hotel , Restaurant businesses etc that we Frequent I too wonder who can survive. I had been in contact with many or our sxm business friends over the past 3 months Even the longest operating and strongest are suffering and in danger of closure or bankruptcy. Unfortunately until the Island opens to foreign tourism it will only get worse as they were almost totally dependent on tourist. This by far is worse than any hurricane as loss of income insurance for the few that can afford doesn’t apply to pandemic. No real government assistance for business and mostly limited lip service help for employees. With a hurricane at least some have insurance coverage and those payments to start rebuilding which keeps employment going with a light at the end of the Tunnel. . Only a few lucky ones On island have savings or retirement accounts , those are the generally the ones crying when they talk about opening the airport. Most have to work to survive. Damn if you do Damn if you don’t. Labor Laws are very anti-employer And very pro employee and many employees almost socialist expecting free everything from government to employer. As Government wakes up and sees no tourists taxes etc coming in snd the dutch gov more and more not willing to help and finally applying logical conditions I think you will see the local government more interested in opening the economy again. Notice how government Ministers and the few employees that are working freak out when you talk about a pay cut or Vacation cut when they should be thankful to even have a job. When the island opens those that care about their island friends need to return ASAP and spend money 💰! For those that had to postpone the SXM trip let the hotel keep the room deposit as a credit for future visits or book cars and hotels now for your fall or winter trip....things like that really help. Hopefully when we return are favorite places are still in business.
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General Caribbean
07/01/2020 02:52 PM
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Nude Resorts, Beaches and Cruises
07/01/2020 02:38 PM
Yes, he was a gentleman to the core.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
06/30/2020 02:56 PM
Invest 96L has fallen apart and is no longer being monitored.
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06/30/2020 01:21 PM
Press conference has supposedly been moved to 2:30 this afternoon, according to Island 92.
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Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Mexico
06/29/2020 11:43 PM
Staying Orange through July 5...
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