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STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI #179356
01/01/2019 05:27 PM
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For Many years , about 35 , we have bare boat sailed the BVI.....always flew in thru puerto rico, overnight and then flew into beef island airport,Tortola.

This next trip in may 2019, we are planning on flying into to STT.....( from LAX, thru MIA to STT ) and then ferry to Road Harbor, Tortola the next day.. Need a decent overt night hotel room within walking or easy taxi ride to the ferry terminal in Charlote amalie .

Two people, just something nice and clean and not undergoing re construction.

Price range , reasonable $ 150 to $ 200.00 per night . Arr : STT, 1:30 pm, may 12 th . for overnight.

Any suggestion from the USVI experts out there ?

Thank you,

Denny and Erica

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Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #179358
01/01/2019 05:55 PM
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We have started using Emerald Beach, right by the STT airport for our last night and it is a short taxi ride to the ferry terminal. Windward Passage is right across the
street from the ferry dock, but their prices went way up on us in a strange way. The first and only time we stayed there booking through booking services was very
high, but a direct phone call got the room to something like $129., which was fine. But after that booking services and direct phone calls were way up near $300.
We call Emerald Beach direct and get a decent price, plus it is right on a nice beach. Nice room, bar, restaurant. So, we have re-booked for May. Good luck and
have fun.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #179370
01/01/2019 07:56 PM
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Olga's Fancy in Frenchtown. Just a short stroll to a handful of restaurants and bars, and a little further to the ferry terminal. Clean rooms and reasonable rates, and a great little pool.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: bvislandsfan] #179373
01/01/2019 08:59 PM
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I've never stayed there, but the website for Olga's Fancy looks very cool! The one problem for me personally is that apparently there are a lot of stairs. The location is great though. Otherwise, I'm personally familiar with the Crystal Palace, an old time STT gem with a lovely view out over the harbor and a great host! Also Mafolie, which has a STUNNING view out over the harbor and also features a restaurant onsite. Have also stayed at Windward Passage, which was OK, but apparently they want a lot of money for it now. For $150 or so, a good deal, but for the reported $300, no freaking way..


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Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #179380
01/01/2019 10:47 PM
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look into The Green Iguana -- just above town, clean, very well run and comfortable. Definitely affordable too.

http://www.thegreeniguana.com/

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #179381
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Emerald Beach is probably your best bet. On the beach, restaurant, bar, everything close. Stayed there a while back and liked it, no complaints Good service,

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #179393
01/02/2019 08:53 AM
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I stayed at Windward Passage a couple of weeks ago and paid $149. Not sure where the $300 rate is coming from.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #179395
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I second the opinion of Olga's Fancy. Stayed there recently and loved the convenience. We were there for the last night after a bareboat charter and will do it again. The restaurants in Frenchtown were great. Candy the owner was very accommodating. We did not find the stairs a problem.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: marisol] #179401
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Marisol--I've had TWO knee replacements, so right now, stairs are an issue for me. But as I said, otherwise, the place looks great!


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Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: marisol] #179421
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Sorry Carol. I didn't know about your knee replacements. That would certainly be an issue!

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: marisol] #179445
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No problem, just pointing it out, for anyone else that it might be an issue.


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Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: LocalSailor] #180109
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Originally Posted by LocalSailor
look into The Green Iguana -- just above town, clean, very well run and comfortable. Definitely affordable too.

http://www.thegreeniguana.com/



2nd this hotel.


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #180286
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We stayed at the Green Iguana for two night prior to a Caneel trip four years ago. It was very clean, icy AC and management was delightful.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #180294
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I'm not a shill for Windward Passage but I know they recently renovated 50 rooms. New FFE and laminate floors, paint, etc in the rooms. They still have rooms offline from Irma damage but on the whole the property looks great. Call the hotel for accurate rates. If you are looking for a location close to the ferry terminal this is it. If you are looking for an island feel goes elsewhere.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #180437
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Thank to you all,

Great recommendations, and will get together with Admiral Erica, and explore every one of your suggestions.

We know zip about St. Thomas, so this trip will be a very new experience .

At this time, we are talking a couple of days on St. Thomas, and have to explore what to see and do,

That will be whole new thread, as I will do some research first and select what feels good to us, and then ask opinions.

Mahalo nui loa

Denny and Erica

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #181977
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Olga’s Fancy.

Re: STT hotel for night, then ferry to BVI [Re: captdennyj] #183659
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Emerald Beach gets our vote..we too have see the Windward Passage go waaay up. The rooms there are nice but the layout of the Windward Passge is awful and the bar doesnt open til 5! The bar at Emerald Beach is really nice with Tyler the friendly barkeep. The restaurant food is decent and the rooms are very nice IMHO. Call them direct to get the right price..but they do add service and tax.


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