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Just back from the SVI #20753
06/19/2013 10:33 AM
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Arlington, TX USA
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Just back from the SVI, and let me tell you what... IT WAS GREAT!

There will be a travel report forthcoming, but I wanted to post to say how much fun we had!

Several folks told us that the SVI's were like the BVI's 30 years ago. I can get that. Several places we went were totally our own. No other people. Very cool!

Can't believe I'm home. Bummer!

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Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: monkey_feet] #20754
06/19/2013 01:08 PM
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Awesome!
We're headed there in a little over a month!

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Twanger] #20755
06/19/2013 01:11 PM
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Awesome! Are you guys going to charter?

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: monkey_feet] #20756
06/19/2013 01:36 PM
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Yes. We'll be on Sarah Sue, a Lavezzi 40/4 from CYOA.

We took Sarah Sue to the SVI two years ago, so it should be just like old-times!

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Twanger] #20757
06/19/2013 08:37 PM
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us too, arrive July 10, we get to see you and Barb again Walt? too cool, dinner at Mamacitas

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20758
06/19/2013 11:11 PM
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Looking forward to the trip report. We're going in December.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20759
06/20/2013 09:40 AM
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us too, arrive July 10, we get to see you and Barb again Walt? too cool, dinner at Mamacitas


That would be cool Evan - we're there in late July. I thought I'd heard that Mamacita's was closed, but the Dingy Dock was rocking it out.

Our loose schedule is to hit Culabrita for 2 days, then Esperanza on Vieques for 2 days, then on to Green Beach for a night, then 2 nights at Puerto Del Ray, back to Culebra (somewhere!) and then back to the USVI.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Twanger] #20760
06/20/2013 12:05 PM
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I thought Mamacitas bought the Dinghy Dock and moved the operation. In our opinion the Dinghy Dock was not very good. We dry dock at Nanny Cay August 1.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20761
06/20/2013 12:09 PM
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That could be right Evan, I'm certainly not in the know about the details.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Twanger] #20762
06/23/2013 04:14 PM
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Arlington, TX
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Mamasitas was open when we were there last week. We were so excited to find out they were open! They said they were closed for renovations?? We had a fantastic dinner there!

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Mrs_Monkey_Feet] #20763
06/23/2013 05:11 PM
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in the old location or where the Dinghy Dock use to be?

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20764
06/24/2013 09:49 AM
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Old location.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: ericlut] #20765
06/24/2013 10:31 AM
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Yikes! Reminds me of a game with cups and a red-ball... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />

We'll find it!

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Twanger] #20766
06/25/2013 11:10 AM
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Maybe I can clear up the confusion. I was on Culebra over New Years and in May. Both restaurants have changed management/ownership. The managers and crew that used to run Mamacita's now run Dinghy Dock. A new owner has re-opened Mamacita's. I haven't tried the new Mamacita's yet, but dined twice at DD where the menu is enhanced with small plates offerings, and found them terrific. Also, look into Zaco's Tacos. Gourmet Mexican fare. I believe they might be closed for a few days as the owners (also ex-Mamacita's) are in the states for a visit. Brunch at Vibra Verde is worth your time, and if Susie's is re-opened in its new location by the time you arrive, it is your 'fine dining' option. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Dougie] #20767
06/25/2013 12:25 PM
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I knew there was something going on, last we heard Mamacitas was closing and relocating to the DD. We love Susies and always make that a must stop in Culebra.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20768
07/04/2013 01:53 PM
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Okay, Susie's is up and running, as of yesterday, July 3rd. It is located on the road to Zoni, right where the road makes its first sharp right turn. Can't miss it. Unfortunately not dinghy accessible, but other transportation options exist, including Publicos and taxis.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Dougie] #20769
07/04/2013 03:34 PM
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seriously, public transportation it's like 200 yards off the dock, over the Dewey Bridge and make a right. Pretty decent grocery store there as well.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20770
07/04/2013 03:35 PM
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P.S. you can dinghy to the fuel dock, across from Mamacitas, and its right there.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20771
07/05/2013 12:49 PM
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P.S. you can dinghy to the fuel dock, across from Mamacitas, and its right there.


That's the OLD Susie's. She just moved inland and debuted on the 3rd.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Dougie] #20772
07/05/2013 05:38 PM
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where is she now? We love her food.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sail2wind] #20773
07/05/2013 09:19 PM
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Stupid question I am sure but SVI stands for which islands?

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sxmsandbum] #20774
07/05/2013 09:25 PM
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Spanish Virgin Islands.
Puerto Rico.
Culebra.
Vieques.

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: Twanger] #20775
07/05/2013 09:48 PM
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Thanks for the clarification...

Re: Just back from the SVI [Re: sxmsandbum] #20776
07/06/2013 10:06 PM
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Susie's new place is on the road to Playa Zoni. From town, where the dinghy docks are, head toward the airport. Just before the airport, after you pass Carlos' Jeep rental on the left bear right. Her new place is a mile or two on the left. Ask in town or grab a cab.


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