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woodranch July 22nd, 2005 06:34 PM

Water Shoes
Do my kids need them for the beaches in St.Thomas or St.Martin?

Donna July 22nd, 2005 06:38 PM

Re: Water Shoes
Hi Woodranch,
When I go to any beaches, I just wear some sandals, I'm sure any athletic shoe would also be fine, what ever the kids are comfortable wearing would be fine. If they already have water shoes, those too would be good, but I wouldn't go out and buy them just for going to the beach.

woodranch July 22nd, 2005 06:45 PM

Re: Water Shoes
Isn't there a lot of corral and pebbles in the water?

buffetfan2004 July 24th, 2005 09:57 PM

Re: Water Shoes
A definite pack item, I found the "ugly" black strap type sandals that resemble tires in my opinion work well too. Just make sure there is a back strap as flip flops come off.
I would go with the idea of the shoes perhaps making a one way trip--so much sand, and sometimes smell. Yes, there is definite coral and items to step on.
Don't forget boys dandals can fit girls and women for a cheaper price.

San Juan: Dorado beach: Embassy Suites Hotel beach: Gorgeous pool, extremely rocky and coral "man made cove area, not what I'd call a quality beach.

St. Thomas: Saphire beach--very nice, offered shade, some areas coral or rough ocean floor.

Antigua: Line? beach (across island from dock) nice sand, literally dropped off 50 feet from beach. No need for shoes.

St.Maarten: Orient beach---shoes needed for walk to beach, Atlantic side-waves etc, and optional clothing. Not the prettiest of the beaches we were at. We stayed at family end but some people still wandered "naked"

LisaK July 25th, 2005 12:17 PM

Re: Water Shoes
you will need some type of footwear to get to the beach, walk on the hot sand and you will also need some type of footwear on the ships decks. We love the Teva type water sandals ( LL Bean, Land's End are the same, much cheaper), flip flops work ok, as do canvas tennis sneakers. The beaches of St. Thomas are like silk.

Denise77 July 25th, 2005 12:50 PM

Re: Water Shoes
Are there any cute one's out there for guys and gals?

BAS July 25th, 2005 08:01 PM

Re: Water Shoes
I found cute ones that convert to slide ins by removing the back strap online at Dick's sporting goods store. ( something like that. they are made by Kodiak. Very comfy. :)

LisaK July 26th, 2005 09:42 AM

Re: Water Shoes
the ones from LL Bean and Lands End are cute, they have a couple of different styles and colors to choose from, even pink!

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