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Good Friday & Easter Information #84263
01/28/2016 05:32 PM
01/28/2016 05:32 PM
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Welp, I've gone and done it. I've booked a charter for Easter week <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Joy.gif" alt="" />

I have some concerns about the end of the charter. As it's currently scheduled, our charter ends on Easter Sunday. Due to the holiday, will we have any difficulty getting from the Voyage base to EIS? Will the airport still be at full function? Are there any other difficulties that some have experienced on that holiday?

We're also planning to be in the JVD/CGB area on Good Friday. Do many places typically close? Where is a good location for that day?

Thanks in advance for any advice or tips. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by Dirichlet; 01/28/2016 05:33 PM.

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Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Dirichlet] #84264
01/28/2016 06:01 PM
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Good Friday in the BVI's..no booze sold until 6 pm..stock up!!!!!

Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Manpot] #84265
01/28/2016 10:02 PM
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Good Friday in the BVI's..no booze sold until 6 pm..stock up!!!!!

That's a priceless bit of knowledge right there! Thank you Mal!


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Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Manpot] #84266
01/29/2016 08:07 AM
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Good Friday in the BVI's..no booze sold until 6 pm..stock up!!!!!
<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />

Important indeed. Any restrictions on buying alcohol on Easter Sunday or Monday?



Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: ski2play] #84267
01/29/2016 08:42 AM
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Nope just Good Friday..all bars, restaurants and stores til 6.

Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Manpot] #84268
01/29/2016 09:22 AM
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You will have no trouble arranging a taxi to EIS, just ask your charter company to have one waiting at a certain time (Book in advance!)
Almost ALL restaurants will be open, I would not worry about that.
Last year, in Sopers Hole, at the supermarket, I believe they were still selling alcohol to tourists, just not to the locals.
All in all, it is not too disruptive.. Enjoy your trip!


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Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: letsgosailing] #84269
01/29/2016 09:28 AM
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I've been at places on JVD and Virgin Gorda that seem to ignore the Good Friday rule. We could still order drinks at the bar with no questions asked.


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Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Orange_Burst] #84270
01/29/2016 06:12 PM
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That has not worked on Tortola believe me..

Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information #84271
01/29/2016 07:15 PM
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Was at White Bay last year for Good Friday and they were not serving alcohol there at the Soggy Dollar, did not try any of the other places. Actually thought it was neat that Good Friday was respected

Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: whaler18] #84272
01/29/2016 07:47 PM
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Norman Island - Pirates and the Willy T were open and serving when we arrived on a Good Friday a couple of years ago. Riteway was pretty crazy Thursday night with lots of locals stocking up for the weekend. But very well stocked even by 8pm.


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Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: jphart] #84273
01/29/2016 08:15 PM
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We wiil be there 03/12-03/27....Hope to see you around


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Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: Sandsailsun] #84274
01/29/2016 09:44 PM
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Easter Sunday we've seen no alcohol sales until noon - obviously not a big problem unless you are at the supermarket stocking up. Otherwise things seemed to function normally.

I would think the Easter Monday would be a tougher day to travel.

Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: RonP] #84275
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I would think the Easter Monday would be a tougher day to travel.


why? That is our travel home day!!! What should I be concerned about?...
Besides the hangover from being in BVI for 2 weeks <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: Sandsailsun] #84276
01/30/2016 11:06 AM
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Well, I'm not saying you'll actually have any problem travelling. Just that it seemed that a lot more places were closed on the Easter Mondays than Sundays when we've been there for both. It's a few years since I was there for one, but it seemed like in Roadtown you could lay down in the street that Monday and not have much of a problem. Kind of a ghost town.

Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: RonP] #84277
01/31/2016 07:33 AM
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Glad to hear that we should be able to provision on Tortola on Sunday if we go that route. Waiting to hear back from the furniture lady if we are meeting on Monday in STT. If yes, we will probably provision in STT and go straight to Jost. Not long now. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" />



Re: Good Friday &amp; Easter Information [Re: jphart] #84278
03/30/2017 05:47 AM
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No alcohol meaning no beer as well, correct?

Oops - old thread...

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Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Manpot] #84279
03/31/2017 03:00 PM
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Years ago, my buddy and I pulled into Key West at about 11:15 on a Sunday morning. First bar we headed to (Willy T's) politely informed us that the blue laws prohibited alcohol sales before noon on Sundays. So, we sat, sipped coffee, and, at exactly 12:00PM, requested two shots of Sambuca to kick off the day.

If you wanna see a repeat of that adventure, look for me at 5:59 next Friday at the Elm.

Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Tpchandler9] #84280
03/31/2017 03:59 PM
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We had to wait until 6PM on our first Good Friday in Tortola, learned from that

Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: Tpchandler9] #84281
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Years ago, my buddy and I pulled into Key West at about 11:15 on a Sunday morning. First bar we headed to (Willy T's) politely informed us that the blue laws prohibited alcohol sales before noon on Sundays. So, we sat, sipped coffee, and, at exactly 12:00PM, requested two shots of Sambuca to kick off the day.

If you wanna see a repeat of that adventure, look for me at 5:59 next Friday at the Elm.


Next Friday isn't Good Friday.

Re: Good Friday & Easter Information [Re: tradewinds] #84282
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Tpchandler9 said:
Years ago, my buddy and I pulled into Key West at about 11:15 on a Sunday morning. First bar we headed to (Willy T's) politely informed us that the blue laws prohibited alcohol sales before noon on Sundays. So, we sat, sipped coffee, and, at exactly 12:00PM, requested two shots of Sambuca to kick off the day.

If you wanna see a repeat of that adventure, look for me at 5:59 next Friday at the Elm.


Next Friday isn't Good Friday.



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