Old November 28th, 2014, 08:41 AM
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Question Walking to Charlotte Amalie

We will soon be in St. Thomas and SXM. I remember there is a nice path past the yacht club to Phillipsburg, but have never walked between Havensight Pier an C.A. Is this reasonable or should we stick with a jungle taxi?

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Old November 28th, 2014, 11:51 AM
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We have been to St. Thomas many times and I see people walking there and back all the time. It looks to be a pretty good walk from the pier. I always take the taxi because it gets very hot at times there. But if you are up to the task I say go for it. Enjoy.

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Old November 28th, 2014, 01:05 PM
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I agree with Seadog. It's quite a while (about a mile) and it can be hot at times, so it depends on you.

Two things; don't shop at Havensight Mall - prices are higher and they are less willing to negotiate compared to downtown. Also, if you walk outside the gated area and hail a taxi, the prices are usually better since those coming inside the gated area have to pay a fee for the privilege, so this is passed along in the form of higher prices.

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Old November 28th, 2014, 08:40 PM
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I would not suggest this unless you are fit....walking on these narrow sidewalks filled with people, streets clogged with cars and people, add in the heat, and why bother..lol

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Old January 10th, 2015, 11:36 AM
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It's a short walk between Havensight and Charlotte Amalie; we've done it many times. You can cut through the yacht club--look for the signs--and you'll be there in no time. - Musing About Cruising
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