Viewing the Islands from the Water
Posted on: 2009-10-13 17:24:22

Sir Gordon Black

Everyone says the same thing, and it is quite accurate. If you really want to enjoy the Caribbean, do it from a charter,on the water, where the views are wonderful and the pleasure is all yours. There are many different kinds of charters - variety that will match you taste, interests and budget. The charters range from about $200 to up to $2000, depending on what you are getting. The least expensive and the least flexible are the large group c...

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Welcome to LABAL St. Thomas Beachfront Villas

Villa Eau Claire is five bedrooms, four bathrooms, north side villa directly on the beach of Magens Bay. With Eau Claire, guests can rent one of two condos, each with two bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 guests or a large studio with kitchenette and deck, sleeping up to three guests. At the same time, you can rent a three bedroom and three bathroom configuration, with a full kitchen and kitchenette, sleeping up to 6 or 7 people or you can rent the entire villa with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens and a kitchenette, sleeping up to 10 persons. Each of these five alternatives is located to the right. Villa Eau Claire is directly on Magen Bay, the premier bay in the Virgin Islands, with the finest beach anywhere. The property has its own pocket sandy beach, with a private large deck, equipped with a shower for our guests and seating for up to six.

St. Thomas is a US territory; more easily reached than any other Island in the US or British Virgin Islands. Direct flights reach the Island from every major city in the eastern half of the United States. For people in Europe, flights go through one of the entry way cities in the Eastern United States, or through St. Martin on San Juan, Puerto Rico. If you arrive from a United States airport, you will go through customs when you leave. For US citizens, you can use a picture drivers license, but passports are preferred and you must have a birth certificate or passport for children.

Eau Claire is in Peterborg, on Magens Bay on the North Side, which is the premier bay and beach in all of the Virgin Islands. Magens Bay is a three mile long, one mile wide finger of very calm water stretching out to the Atlantic Ocean to the North. The Bay bottom is sand, with few rocks and no coral at all, and it is shallow enough to walk from the villa to the beach or north along the shore, in knee deep perfectly clean water.

Villa Eau Claire is located on Peterborg Road, in the center of the Island on the North Side. The road is three miles long, and the premier walking and jogging road on St. Thomas, with Pecora Point on the end of the road, which is a principle tourist attraction because of its views and rocky coastline. Because of its central location, the Villa is about 15 minutes from Charlotte Amalie, where most of the stores are located, 15 minutes from the East End, where the ferries go to St. John, and about 20 minutes to the airport. There are several restaurants within five minutes of the villa and the Mahogany Run Golf Course is only seven minutes away. Grocery Shopping and K-Mart are located in Tutu, about 15 minutes from the house, and the movie theater is located on the way to Tutu.

You should be aware that power outages are very common on St. Thomas and the other Islands, sometimes happening several times a week, for prolonged periods. Villa Eau Claire is equipped with a powerful and quiet, 27K generator, with an automatic changeover switch that takes over after 15 seconds with no power. When you rent a condo, you must ask about this because the power is part of what you pay your rent for. If your rental does not have a generator, you should expect to be without your computer, television, hot water and even air-conditioning for periods of time, and it is not convenient.

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