Originally Posted by JstaRebel
I lived there for 5 years. I was working there, and NOT visiting. IT IS certifiably the most expensive island in the VI chain. Even more so than St. John. Fuel
is expensive, dock
space is outrageously expensive and food
is expensive. The country has a 15% GROSS RECEIPTS TAX that every business pays which is why it is expensive. We are sailing there on the 21st of Oct. and my wife and I are provisioning
so we won't have to pay those high prices. Now I do like that I can use my UHC insurance
card for medical
there which is why we are going for two weeks, but STT is expensive for everything except liquor and cigarettes. I find that so funny
We didn't actually stop in Anguilla
, so its nice to know that its cheaper than St. Thomas. We went directly from St. Thomas to Martinique
and were a little shocked at the prices there (with the exception of wine, cheese and some fish). We felt St. Thomas was quite a bit cheaper. However, that may have been due to the fact that we had friends living there that showed us where and how to shop.
Its interesting, in our travels the cheapest beer
we have ever found was in Florida
. This includes Mexico
, DR, Cuba
, and the island chain. No where could beat the prices we found in Florida
(18 pack for $9). $0.50USD a beer
is insanely cheap
Anyway.. Maybe we will see you down here next season!
As to the question about the DR. I do not know of any boatyards
in the DR that would be capable of hauling (let alone storing) a boat of that size. In PR, there are at least 4 yards capable of that.