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British Virgin Islands
4 minutes ago
I would never cut it closer than 90minutes - and I am a Delta traveler with significant status.

The 11:30 is cutting it way too close. It will likely take at least 30 minutes to get through customs and retrieve your bags in CA (minimum). That would put you into the airport an hour before your flight and it is Easter Monday - peak travel period. Even the 10am is pushing it IMHO.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
27 minutes ago
Whale Tail--as far as the service charge, if a restaurant adds the 15%, that's all we tip, and I don't make a comment about it to anyone at the restaurant. That's probably a lie that the server doesn't get any of the money, but to me, it doesn't matter. The servers are not indentured servants. They don't have to work there if the conditions are not good.

I do agree with the others who said not go to the Skipjacks for a steak (or pasta, for that matter). They did take something off the bill, so at least there is that.

Overall, we all have a limited amount of time on island and it is disappointing to not have a good experience. Hopefully your next dining experience will be much better!
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British Virgin Islands
53 minutes ago
The last time we did this we woke up super early in the morning the day of and went over to Trellis. There were a couple balls available but they filled up quickly.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
57 minutes ago
I find this conversation very interesting. For many years, my husband and I vacationed in SXM, sometimes twice a year. It was the one place we kept going back to. When he passed away, about 5 years ago now, I stopped thinking of SXM as a vacation spot as I was not sure I would enjoy the island as much on my own. I'm not sure I would feel safe travelling around the island and wonder if I would feel comfortable renting a car or if I would uses taxis.

I think I could stay somewhere like Maho (we stayed there many times) as the all-inclusive plan would eliminate the need to move around too much. But travelling any distance alone at night would be a definite no-no.

I suspect that solo travel might be easier for a man than a woman, especially as I am getting on in years (in my 70's)
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
When we were there in January, there was still pressure at the concierge desk to sign up for the “update” meeting. We had to stop there to get parking pass. They also gave us the raffle tickets for the manager's party (not tickets to attend, but for the raffle). We also vigorously decline to sign up, but get hard sell every time. I think this time their incentive was $100 restaurant credit, but not worth wasting my time on vacation.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
1 hour ago
I agree, just wondered if anyone knew when they will open again, or how the changes, etc were going. Maybe they will meet April 1 re-opening, maybe not??
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago
I love this!!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
2 hours ago

With regard to fishing charters, I've never done one, but I hear people say good things about Taylor Made Charters. You can google them for contact info.

And for future reference, it is "SIMPSON" Bay (singular), not Simpson's Bay.

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St. Maarten - St. Martin
3 hours ago
Sounds like a lovely beginning to your trip. I wish ALL planes had the ramp for deplaning. Usually we get one when we come on AA from Miami.

Enjoy your trip!
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British Virgin Islands
3 hours ago
Originally Posted by jphart
Originally Posted by duckfat
We have (AFAIK) 4 Starlinks running on Anegada. It's a game-changer for the BVI.

I am upgrading my infrastructure to handle the speed of the Starlink unit. It routinely runs at over 150 Mbps. My house network is the weak link.

Check out mesh units. I switched to Google WiFi Mesh router and remote points and it tremendously increased speed and range of home network.

I have Tp-Link mesh. My network is complex, and the mesh network is connected through a switch that I am upgrading to gigabit.
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British Virgin Islands
4 hours ago
As currently scheduled that AA flight to EIS departs MIA at 10:27 AM. That would require either a redeye out of PHX or an overnight in MIA. Of course, with this being a new service, AA may alter the schedule as gather more data.

The AA flight (MIA - EIS) is showing up in Google flights re-starting November 16, 2023.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
6 hours ago
Originally Posted by cruzer

Never heard of Chez Ginnette, but it looks like a place for us to try out. BTW, bar is bass, and, if I'm not mistaken, related to grouper in a taxonomic sense. The prices certainly look attractive, and they seem to have good reviews. Thanks for the info.

This fish was thinner than grouper and the skin softer. But whatever it was, it was delicious enough we might do a second visit in the same stay here, which is not usual for us.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
13 hours ago
Thanks for posting the link - really well done! I watched this from my balcony at Royal Islander. I'd gone upstairs because of the rain. Thought they were going in the drink frown

Interesting to see the animation point out that they thought the white roof of the Maho was the runway due to poor visibility. Explains how they got in that predicament.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
14 hours ago
Well that's not good.
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British Virgin Islands
15 hours ago
We stayed at the Scrub Island marina to pick up and drop off guests several years ago. Arriving they just walked from the airport terminal to the ferry dock (~800') and then jumped on the Scrub ferry for the five minute ride over. Just the opposite for departing. Not sure if that is still an option but might be worth looking into. They do have a nice store for stocking up on a few things, though maybe a little expensive.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 11:32 PM
I don't think so. Guy is supposed to be coming back though. You could try his old e-mail:
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 07:23 PM
One day in early March we could actually just make out Antigua to the left of St Kitts. a stretch of clear weather for 3-4 days.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 06:23 PM
Thunderstorms in Houston are for the most part an afternoon issue. If you are leaving ORD to connect in IAH and can make the last ferry in STT storms should be a non issue. You will be out of IAH by 11 am no suspect.
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 04:08 PM
OK thanks
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Southern Caribbean
Yesterday at 03:56 PM
Can't help you with provisioning selection but make sure you stock up on Piton Beer !!!
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St. Maarten - St. Martin
Yesterday at 03:09 PM
I mentioned this also a couple of weeks ago and at the time the waves were reaching the small concrete wall. I had not brought my phone with me so no pics then but as you say the drop was steeper.
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Yesterday at 03:01 PM
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Yesterday at 02:59 PM
I'm surprised they charge the owners.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 01:27 PM
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Thank you for the compliment.
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British Virgin Islands
Yesterday at 12:12 PM
We gave up on Cooper early season last year. Aside from the sunset it really isn’t anything special - we have had better meals at many other establishments. Backwinding and the issues Breeze describes above. We were out on deck at 3 am last January putting out fenders (with a short leash) as there were monster boats nearby swinging ridiculously close to us. The move to more and more cats in the 50-58 foot range makes many of these fields, especially Cooper, far less than optimal. At least for us. I see a Voyage coming in and cringe if there is an open ball near me. We are choosing locations where we can be on the hook and away from the craziness.
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