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Help? Air Condition in August? Is it necessary?

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Help? Air Condition in August? Is it necessary?


We visited St.John last year in August and we had a fully air conditioned villa. It seemed necessary. We are having a hard time finding one this year and trying to determine whether we can survive with just air conditioning in the bedroom. The villa we are looking at would be fifty feet from the water...

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1. Re: Help? Air Condition in August? Is it necessary?

I think it just depends on what you are used to. We went to St. John at the end of May and just had AC in the bedroom. It was pretty unbearable in the late afternoon and evening as we didn't get much of a breeze at all. I think having it fully airconditioned would just make it much more comfortable and enjoyable. After being at the beach all day and in the sun, coming back to a cool villa to relax would be the best! Next time we go to St. John I will only get a fully air conditioned villa.

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2. Re: Help? Air Condition in August? Is it necessary?

Whether a/c is "needed" or not is a pretty individual thing. Some folks are fine with just fans (remember that people did live on STJ for a long time before a/c and that even now people stay at Maho, Cinnamon and Concordia). Some are happy just having it in a bedroom. Others are miserable unless the whole house has it. But since you were there last August and found it necessary, you'll probably feel the same this August.

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3. Re: Help? Air Condition in August? Is it necessary?

Air also depends on where you're staying. I've stayed in Catherineburg many times and several times above Coral Bay and never wanted air. The one time we stayed on Great Cruz Bay we needed it because the afternoon sun beats on you.

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