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Hotel recommendation prior to charter #284069
06/08/2022 01:15 PM
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We will be arriving STT on a Thursday and will have 3 nights before we bored our boat on Tortola. I have a reservation at the Ritz; however, looking for recommendations on Tortola (or anywhere for that matter). Family of 4 (kids 9 & 11). My plan was to take a private water taxi from STT directly to our boat the morning of our charter. We arrive STT mid-morning so we are open to staying anywhere. Was looking at the Ritz, Westin on St. John or Sugar Mill on Tortola. We depart from Sopers Hole. Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284070
06/08/2022 01:29 PM
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St Johns... Rent a jeep one day and explore the island.


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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284071
06/08/2022 01:42 PM
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Depends on your budget. Little Dix Bay or Bitter End on Virgin Gorda might work for you.

Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284082
06/08/2022 02:48 PM
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If you're going to water taxi to Tortola. I'd stay on STJ; the Westin is a great choice...


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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #284084
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
If you're going to water taxi to Tortola. I'd stay on STJ; the Westin is a great choice...


I usually agree with Jason but not this time. The Westin is not a good choice in my opinion. The beach is not swimmable (often water quality issues) and is just so so anyway - it is a harbor after all. You really need a vehicle to get around the island to the beaches you want to be on. Jeeps are in short supply on island - if you do decide to stay on STJ book a jeep before your lodging. We really like Calichi at Picture Point - they don’t have a 7 night min stay. The pool is awesome and the views stunning. I wouldn’t stay at BEYC yet - not enough offerings for a land based stay in my opinion.

Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284094
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I would get right over to the BVI day 1 via water taxi if you are planning on using one anyway. At ages 9 and 11 you will want to be on a beach or as close as possible. Consider Cane Garden Bay on Tortola or Jost. Not straying too far from your charter base will keep everyone more relaxed.

Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284095
06/08/2022 04:30 PM
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Check out The Sugar Mill on Apple Bay., Tortola....my go to place for great food and pals have loved staying there..Then there is Jason's lovely complex " Coconut Breeze" on CGB that would be perfect..

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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284119
06/08/2022 07:50 PM
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If your budget includes the Ritz, perhaps an option would be a two bedroom at the Scrub Island Marriott. Great pool, couple of beach options and toys, boating adventures with Dive BVI out of the marina. Kids will enjoy.


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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: NoelHall] #284131
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With a high end budget there are a multitude of options in the BVI. Scrub is convenient for DYC charterers as it is their base but honestly isn’t all that special IMHO. Unless you want a cookie cutter resort experience, I would choose a unique place like Sugar Mill or splurge at Little Dix or, sigh, Guana.

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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284133
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Guana, I believe, only takes children during special weeks. Not sure about kids at Sugar Mill. That's why I was thinking Little Dix, or BEYC, depending on when OP is going. Another idea would be to charter a plane from STT to Anegada. Plenty to do with kids there.

Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284134
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Call the charter company and see if the boat is unhooked on some of the days prior. They might make you a really good deal to add a few days depending on bookings. 10 days is really needed in the BVI.

Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: GeorgeC1] #284175
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Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Call the charter company and see if the boat is unhooked on some of the days prior. They might make you a really good deal to add a few days depending on bookings. 10 days is really needed in the BVI.


Great points: If I have 3-6 days before or after your charter, i would give great bonus discounts because too short to book another charter.

The relaxation difference between 7 days and 10 days is incredible.


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Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: Deepcut] #284196
06/09/2022 08:54 PM
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thank you to those that all provided great recommendations. I reviewed all of them. I am really torn. Coconut Breeze Villas looks like it is booked up for months! Sugar Mill looks wonderful... Little Dix Bay looks stunning, but I do not think there will be much to do with the kids.

Huge thank to everyone on this forum! I have booked everything based on the recommendations from everyone here. Super excited to get on the water with Voyager. I have 1 or 2 more questions off topic; prob best I create another post. You all are so helpful!

Re: Hotel recommendation prior to charter [Re: sdrunner] #284197
06/09/2022 09:03 PM
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We enjoyed Myett's in Cane Garden Bay, right on the beach, cool room with a view of the bay, nice places to check out within a short walk, food and drink downstairs, nice people.


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