Helpful Items to Bring on a St. John Vacation Jenn Manes January 27, 2023 Uncategorized 14 Comments Add some of the items below to your St. John packing list. –> Click here to read the story on ExploreSTJ.com. Post navigation Previous Previous post: The Refinery – a New Bar in Cruz Bay – is Open!Next Next post: Going Home: Navigating the St. Thomas Airport 14 Comments Terence Cady January 27, 2023 at 9:38 am Reply That Neso tent that you suggested…looks like the anchor lines are spread out so far that they will block beach traffic, especially where beaches are narrow. SF January 27, 2023 at 10:59 am Reply You just set them back farther not right by the water. They work great! Especially the 4 pole kind Kasia January 27, 2023 at 4:40 pm Reply You can make the lines shorter .Works great . jpindahaus January 27, 2023 at 11:02 am Reply Another option is the Shibumi shade. It may take up less footprint and still provide sufficient shade. Jane Doolittle January 27, 2023 at 11:13 am Reply Sponsored FLEXTAILGEAR Tiny Pump Portable Air Pump Ultra-Mini Air Pump with 1300mAh Battery USB Rechargeable to Inflate Deflate for Pool Floats Air Bed Air Mattress Swimming Ring Vacuum Storage Bags (Grey) This is a great pump for the noodles and other inflatable floats. Love your island tidbits!! Dorene Radke January 27, 2023 at 12:43 pm Reply We have a Neso tent and took it on our trip to St John two weeks ago. We have been visitors to St John for over 30 years and knew that shade on the beaches are at a premium. We found that on the majority of beaches (exceptions Trunk and Cinnamon) there simply is not enough beach to put the tents up and still allow others to walk by without stepping over the lines. We also observed several coming to the beaches and pitching their Neso tents right in front of others in such a way that it blocked their view and access to the water. So many people now just seem to not think of others. We will not bring our Neso tent again and I highly disagree with your recommendation on here that visitors should bring one. Marketta+Orrico January 28, 2023 at 10:54 am Reply Cinnamon has plenty of space to set up a tent, if you walk further up on to the righthand side of the beach. i am not a tent person, love the sun, but have seen these tents set up on Cinnamon. Molly January 30, 2023 at 8:48 pm Reply I agree with Dorene about the Neso shade, in terms of some people not being considerate of where they set theirs up. I did buy one and plan to bring it, but hope we’ll be able to set up far enough back and not disrupt others. It’s a tough call, especially coming with some who are very sensitive to sun and need to be as careful as possible in the sun. Teresa January 28, 2023 at 6:56 pm Reply You have a typo on the reef safe sunblock law…it was 2020, not 2022. 1) sell, offer for sale, or distribute, after March 30, 2020. in the Virgin Islands any sunscreen product that contains oxybenzone, octoerylene or octinoxate including, but not limited to, lotions, pastes, balms, serums, or ointments: (2) import, after September 30, 2019, into the Virgin Islands for sale any sunscreen product that contains oxybenzone, octocrylene or octinoxate including, but not limited to, lotions, pastes, balms, serums, or ointments; or (3) use or possess, after March 30, 2020, while in the Virgin Islands, any sunscreen products that contains oxybenzone, octoerylene or octinoxate including, but not limited to, lotions, pastes, balms, serums, or ointments. https://www.legvi.org/billtracking/ShowPDF.aspx?num=8185&type=Act Dee Palmer February 1, 2023 at 6:17 pm Reply Thanks so much Jenn! Very helpful!Esp. the baby oil tip! This is my first time responding to your suggestion list. Aren’t aerosol sunscreens prohibited? Susan February 2, 2023 at 10:11 am Reply This is a helpful list. I can confirm that noodles are $14 at Maho Bay. I just purchased a couple in January (we were there for three weeks so it was well worth the money). I would recommend that visitors bring along as much food and supplies as possible. We brought coffee, hard cheese, snacks, spices, peanut butter, kleenex, etc. Virtually anything you can fit in your luggage will save you lots of money on the island. Bill February 4, 2023 at 9:33 am Reply You know there are many other places besides Amazon to buy these things. Gina February 4, 2023 at 1:37 pm Reply We bring camp chairs that collapse. Only weigh 2lbs and don’t take up much space. Get the ones with wide “sand” feet. Great for the beach or for waiting on sunset at Ram head! I also have a “pop up” beach tent. Only weighs 5 lbs and uses sand bags for anchoring. Easily big enough for 2 adults + Michelle February 4, 2023 at 9:45 pm Reply We’re the $14 noodle purchasers-hahaha!! We ended up leaving them at Cinnamon Bay for other campers. We will be bringing the inflatables on our next visit. 😂 Michelle Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.