There's an interesting thread at TripAdvisor. It was kicked off by Sunny-in-Salem who said she usually sends flippers and snorkel gear in a package ahead of her arrival. She wondered what other people sent.
light of airline baggage charges and the fact there are at least four
fairly-stocked grocery stores in Cruz Bay, shipping sundries no longer
as useful as it was five or 10 years ago. Nonetheless, there are lots
of things people do pack and send ahead of time.
Tinkerbelldee includes shampoo, bath gel, sunscreen, coffee, granola bars. nuts and Pringles. Bluewater43 reminded folks to put items in Ziplock bags to prevent leaks as well as damage from humidity and ants.
post argued for shipping food items ahead. "I am fully aware that they
sell it on island," she wrote. "I am also familiar with the prices and
I choose not to pay them when I can avoid it. I just like to choose how
I spend my vacation money. If I had a larger budget, I would not
bother, but mine is limited and I like to save where I can. It is not
for everyone but works for me. Just sayin'."
If you want to send a package ahead, Connections in Cruz Bay will hold a box for your pickup. Click here for details on package receive services. The Mail Center
at the Marketplace also used to accept packages, at least when we owned
it. I don't know about now because the Web site we used is not
- Here's the TripAdvisor thread: http://www.tripadvisor.com/members-forums/sunny-in-salem