Hi folks. My usual stomping grounds are the Hawaii forums. I'm not knowlegeable about the USVI, so I need some advice. I'm trying to help my son plan a trip for himself and his 9 year old daughter(my grand-daughter). He is wanting to go to St. Croix this coming summer, for a week.
He has chosen the USVI for several reasons, including not having to have a passport. Not sure if he is open to considering St. Thomas or St. John.
He has looked at the Palms @ Pelican Bay and possibly the Bucaneer. The Palms looked to me like the reviews are more favorable.
Are there some other hotels any of you would recommend he take a look at?
Is it a better idea to rent a car just for the days he needs/wants it? I guess that would mean taking a cab from the airport to the hotel upon arrival, and getting the car later during his stay. Any ideas how much a cab is?
Do the car rental companies deliver cars to the hotels? Are the companies the usual U.S. companies?
Food....if he isn't eating at the hotel for all meals, will he have choices within driving distance, or even walking? Being U.S., will he find fast food choices for times when that's all they want?
The little I've looked, I've seen prices for air and hotel, leaving from Baltimore, in the ballpark of 3,000 dollars total for the two of them. I have no idea if this is good or not. To me it seems very high. But like I said, I have no clue about travel to St. Croix.
Sorry to throw out so many questions. Any help is appreciated very much. Thank you!