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Golf carts?

Postby awardb » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:09 am

I just read on another forum that, after parking at Caneel, they're offering $5 golf cart rides to Honeymoon Beach? Can anyone verify that?
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Re: Golf carts?

Postby hoosierdaddy » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:01 pm

We were there in March and it was up and running. We still walked in with our chairs and cooler and towels and bags. Maybe we should have spent the $5?
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Re: Golf carts?

Postby RicksFormula » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:49 pm

it may be for the increased cruise ship groups they are allowing at Honeymoon? We were there in April and had a nice spot with some room to spare in the middle of Honeymoon and around 11:00am they arrived and it looked like a Florida beach for about 3 hours with lounge chairs lined up all along the beach.
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Re: Golf carts?

Postby awardb » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:02 pm

Maybe we should check the cruise ship schedule before we go to Honeymoon, same as we do for Trunk Bay. Good to know....
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Re: Golf carts?

Postby ColoradoMom » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:28 am

We walked to Honeymoon and then used the golf cart ride on the way back. We were tired!!!
It's $5 per person and was totally worth it!


Of note: an older gentleman off a snorkel boat was drifting and raising his arm, yelling, "hey!!!". We would have raced to him immediately if he'd raised both arms and yelled help, we weren't really sure if he was just calling to a friend perhaps, but we still swam out to him and sure enough he needed rescuing. Beach employees arrived and towed him to shore by boat. Someone mentioned that 5 people have drowned at Honeymoon this year!
The snorkelers all have snorkel vests on, but they are the type you must self-inflate. I can only imagine that is pretty difficult to do if you are already panicking!

So if someone feels like they need a vest, perhaps a pool noodle would be better. Pass the word and be careful people :)
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Re: Golf carts?

Postby GidgetPicklebrain » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:36 am

We used it. There were three of us, the guy validated our parking even though it was only $15, not $20 - but then we paid another $15 to ride back. On a hot day with a bad knee, it was worth it.
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Re: Golf carts?

Postby kklay » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:03 pm

I love Honeymoon beach and I used to enjoy the walk but with the ruts, rocks, etc. it is too hard on my knees and my husband has some heart issues so the golf cart is so nice and enables us to get to my favorite beach! We have one couple who will be with us on STJ this Fall and they haven't been there before (their last visit was I think November of 2003) so I know they will see some changes on the island but are so looking forward to the trip!
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