Pre StS Shailor interaction is a great idea. Continue commenting here, below any post (see all comments on the right). I've created a Grenadines StS event page on Facebook for those who prefer to interact through that medium: http://www.facebook.com/events/400770539952242/
Yep, cabs are spendy on French Martinique. The charter base offers in house transfer from airport to boats but they are not much cheaper. You can book base transfers in advance by email here:
firstname.lastname@example.org Tell them you are with Latitudes & Attitudes. Give them your flight info and they will meet you as you exit the airport.
The base info is below. Contact them only for transfer and quick questions. They do not know which boat you are on. Please do not ask them. After Questionaires, you will get a skipper and they will know which boat you are on. We will all be chillin' at the base when you get there (it sounds like a nice base). We do not board the boats until 5:30pm on 5 May. If you are the impatient type, don't arrive early.
There's no base in St. Vin so we will all be sharing cabs from our finish point at Blue Lagoon Marina to hotels or the airport. It's a little cheaper there (English).
St Vincent Room deal is down at the bottom of this post.
Martinique - I mentioned before, the St. Luce area on Martinique is in a good spot between the airport and the marina Le Marin. The webpage to book rooms in any of the three St. Luce area hotels:
I found this link which has those rooms but with breakfast:
Captain Bitchin has booked rooms at the Hotel Panoramic in the Tres Toilettes area. What's that? Oh ya, I mean the TROIS-ILETS. It's not on the road to the marina but it looks nice:
Good after noon Mr Bitchin.
Thank you for your interest in Hotel Panoramic.
We do have rooms available from the 4th to the 5th may and from the 15th to the 16th may 2012.
Our price rate for rooms for that period are:
· 90€ per room with 3 Adults , (a quadruple room will not be possible )
· 70€ per room for 2 Adults
· We will be pleased in offering you your morning breakfast .
As regarding a taxi , we can order one for you that will come and fetch you at the airport and bring you back also at a price of 60€.
If you wish to make a firm booking we will need 30% of the total amount of your stay , either by communication a credit card number via telephone on the 05126.96.36.199 or you may send a check to :
65 IMPASSE DE CALIFORNIE
97232 LE LAMENTIN
We will be pleased to assist you any way we can to make this trip as comfortable and easy for you , don’t hesitate to contact us .
I am staying at this simple little place close to the marina - about $150 a night.
From Shailors Paul and Janet Newell:
St Luce and Les Trois Islets are nice areas, and there are several good hotels in those areas.
Janet and I booked into L'Imperatrice, which is actually in Fort De France. We are all set.
And as they say in Martinique, Au Revoir, Mon Ami !
We closed the deal with the Cobblestone Inn in St. Vincent.
They offered us "10% ... off the standard room rate ... equivalent to US$82.50 inclusive of taxes per night per room". You can call or book online. If you call, tell them "Lats & Atts discount". Online type "Lats & Atts discount" in the comment section and your balance will be adjusted.
You can check them out here: www.thecobblestoneinn.com
Tripadvisor reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/
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The Cobblestone Inn
Kingstown St. Vincent,