It was the other way around when we were ordering. Optum had them in stock and Emed didn't. In an earlier post, I mentioned waiting until closer to departure to order just in case something changed with trip plans. However, with some websites running out, it may just make sense to buy when you can as long as they won't expire before you're supposed to leave.
We went to La Playa twice last week. Food was good. When we spent the day at the beach they did charge for beach chairs even though we were having lunch. That seemed to be the norm at all of the beach clubs we visited. Second time at LaPlaya we had a table up off the beach and they were the only restaurant all week that asked for our vax cards for dining. We also visited Wai Plage and Coco. Coco was my favorite meal. DH and DD loved the poke bowls at LaPlaya though.
That's OK, Carol. I was trying to figure it out as well, and my best guess was also that maybe it was some fancy new villa at the end of Beacon Hill, since we have been away for two years. I must admit to not having spent that much time observing the Sonesta Maho or the Ocean Point building, so now I know! LOL!!
I'll second Manpot's west end of Little Apple Bay is great. The area off of Bomba's (is it even there?) is also good when the swell is down and there's no surfing. Frenchman's Cay, go to the resort, park by the tennis courts, and enter thru their beach area, go to the left, you can go around the point and exit on their little pier. Keep in mind, the last time I was there was 2017 so the hurricane may have changed some things. The other end of the island, Long Bay East has great snorkeling at the west end. Josiah's Bay go out to the right and follow the coast. Back to west end, at Smugglers the reef right there is pretty beat, by there's still plenty of fish around on a good day. If you head towards the point to the right there's a lot of interesting areas. God, I miss Tortola. Can't wait to get back.
Our resort RCI points are refundable/insured. Our JetBlue tixx can cancel at anytime w/o penalty w/ full refund.
Half our party is vax w/boost, one kid vax, no boost and the other no vax (That all sounds like a Starbucks order...LOL.) but both had c19 in Nov.
So I was debating trip insurance & COVAC Global piqued our interest bc if we did get a positive test before our return flight to the US, could get home in a few days as opposed to 10 quarantine. This appealed to me as Im in healthcare and in my state, can return to work if symptom free within 5 days. Otherwise it seems that trip insurance stands to refund non refundable costs.
BUT.....COVAC GLOBAL changed its MO, as I suspected it would with the holiday surge. Their model did not seem sustainable...https://thepointsguy.com/news/covac-global-issues/ and of course people abused the system.
Im going to tinker on insuremytrip but is there other insurance I should be looking at as far as we test positive there besides the mandatory SXXM insure?
Thanks everybody for the insight. I know this conversation has been had numerous times on this board over the years and I know it all boils down to personal preference but hearing everyone's opinions has been super helpful. Appreciate it!!!
Thanks MI....that's what I have been reading as well. Good news is that there are some decent properties on that list....so now I'm okay with the 'what if'....particularly since I can work from anywhere.
Know that many on the ship will head to CGB..if you get your own taxi he might take you to Brewer's or a less crowded beach. Getting back and forth to VG might be a bit of a rush but worth it if you can co ordinate the ferry..
Thanks for the report, I am familiar with most of the restaurants you mentioned, and have the same opinons, especially as to Ocean 82 and JC at La Villa. Did you have dessert at Oceans 82. Last year they had a pastry chef that was off the charts - made a lemon dessert that looked identical to a real lemon, and we are looking forward to going back there in February. BTW, the place you stayed at looks very nice.
OH! yes! we had that lemon last year and it was the highlight of the trip. Can't wait for our return. Hope the chef is still there.
Yes I had that amazing lemon dessert in December 2021! I can't believe I forgot to add that to my trip report!