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Trip Planning

My cousin and I have recently decided to continue our tour of the Caribbean with St Kitts. I think we're going to try to stay at Timothy's and buy a package that includes breakfast, one dinner and some outings. It includes the train ride, a rainforest hike and a day on a catamaran with lunch on Nevis. It also includes our transportation to and from the airport. From what I understand, Timothy's is walking distance to "the strip." We enjoy going out and exploring the local culture to include trying not to eat anything that we could get in the US, chain restaurants. Is this the best place to stay for two girls on a moderate budget? Has anyone else bought one of these packages? Will we need a rental for the week or can we get by getting a rental for one or two days while we are there? Is there a rental company nearby?

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1. Re: Trip Planning

Ok, maybe this will help.

Timothy Beach Resort is located on Frigate bay, a stones through from "the strip" which is a stretch of beach with a series of different beach bars. It's also a 10 to 15 minute walk across the golf course to the Marriott Resort and Casino, as well as several other restaurants, a wine shop, a convenience store and a few other shops. The proximity of these restaurants/shops to Timothy Beach make it a good place to stay but you'll still need transportation to visit any of the other main points of interest around the island (that is if you decide you want to venture "off resort" or out of the Frigate Bay Area.

FYI - the only "chain restaurants" on the island are a Subway Sandwich Shop, a Dominos Pizza and a KFC - all located in Basseterre about a 10 to 12 minute drive from Frigate Bay. so all other restaurants around the island will afford you the opportunity to sample local cuisine (as well as the normal "tourist staples" like hamburgers, grilled lobster, fresh fish, etc.).

Whether or not you rent a car for one or two days or for your entire stay is purely a personal decision. It will all depend on how often you plan on leaving the resort and the immediate Frigate Bay area and how much of the island you wish to explore. If it helps almost all of the major points of interest are nowhere near the Frigate Bay area.

Taxis are your only other viable means of transportation around the island and while they are convenient they will get pricey. As a rule of thumb you can expect two or more round trips a day in a taxi to almost anywhere on the island will cost you more than daily cost of a rental car. There are no rental companies at Frigate Bay (the nearest rental office is at the Marriott Hotel) but some companies may deliver a rental car to the resort if you make the request - this is not always the case and depends upon numerous factors so it's impossible to give you a precise answer.

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2. Re: Trip Planning

We have stayed at Timothy Beach 3x and love it. It is a great spot for you I believe as it is walking distance to great places for drinks and dinner. There was also a small grocery store and liquor store close by. The outings you have chosen sound fantstic! I hope you enjoy your trip....we have our fingers crossed to get back to Timothy Beach Resort for the Mr. X's, snorkeling, PJ's and all the other good fun!

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Timothy Beach is an excellent choice if you are on a budget.

Be sure to visit Spice Mill Restaurant on beautiful Cockleshell Beach.

To Caribheart, PJ's recently closed.

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I am sorry - WHAT? oh no...is there a specific reason why or is it just the life span of a restaurant? That is so sad. Is there anything in its place? What other places have closed? Oh so sad....

Thx for the update!

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PJ's closed??? Oh no!! Anyone know why?

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After many years of having a successful restaurant, the owners of PJ's have decided to close and get some R&R.

A new restaurant called Bangkok is in its place.

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Thanks. We are going back next month after a 5 year break and really are sorry not to have PJ's - they have been there since our first visit in 1997. We'll check out the new place but will miss those yummy calzones and the good pizza.

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I am pleased for the owners they are lovely and RnR is well deserved!!

It is sad for everyone else to lose such a great spot...it was a great atmosphere...pizza super yummy...location I will miss it!

How is the new spot?

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9. Re: Trip Planning

The new restaurant, Bangkok, serves mostly Indian food with a few other items. It is more of a sports bar with many tv's.

For delicious pizza visit Spice Mill Restaurant on beautiful Cockleshell Beach.

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10. Re: Trip Planning

Great to know thanks! I am always suprised by sports bars in the Caribbean...but I guess locals need a place to go and watch the game just like we do up here in Canada or the States...if you live with extraordinary beauty on your island every day you can take a couple of hours off to drink beers and watch some games!