thanks Kuki - I did the priceline - going price for 3-star 314, so went down 20 2.5 star - still couldn't meet. I eventually ended with an airport for $150. That's ok - they have free shuttle from airport to hotel and also to the port, so that takes care of any shuttle/cab costs - I think it works out.
Snorklr - glad you are going - is this first or are you a dedicated cruiser? This will be my eighth - leaving April 30 on the Valor. ---- 29 days to go! As of April 1
Liberty Cruise - I haven't been to Antigua or Tortola before so these are new to me - I"ll have plenty of time to research since it is only 9 months, 5 days til we cruise as of April 1
Last year I was in St. Thomas and took in a day sail with five others - it was a wonderful day - I'm thinking of booking that again when in St. Thomas.