Firstly, St Thomas is a beautiful island and we were looking forward to our tour. It was rubbish.
Where do I start? Put on wrong open sided bus at dock, changed bus, into town, shouted at by Sunny to be back at exactly 11.45. We all were, but Sunny Liston's bus was not - plenty of other buses though. After 15 minutes standing in hot sun we were directed up the hill where the bus was. Gigi expected us to believe her story that police did not permit her to park where we had been told to wait. Funny that, other buses could stop, not a policeman nor policewomen in sight.
Set off at break neck speed with her shouting over loud music, the microphone broken so this shouting was even more irritating. The only information given to us about St Thomas was its size and population. This is an island famous for its pirate history, nothing at all about this was mentioned. We passed a castle, several cannons and other interesting looking places but all this was ignored. The tour was not informative, instead we had to listen to her terrible voice singing to age-old soca tunes such as 'Follow the Leader' telling us to sing along with her and do the actions which was also very irritating.
The final part of this so called tour was a beach trip. We were asked which beach we wanted to go to. We were on a tour because we didn't know the island, yet she asked us which beach we wanted to go to. She took us to Sapphire Beach and so an even worse experience awaited us. The driving was horrendous and dangerous. Sapphire Beach is a decaying resort on the Atlantic side of the island which makes for rough sea and wind. It was run down, shabby and expensive (although there were only rusty sunbeds at $7 each to rent and a shack selling overpriced beer and rum punch with no seating facilities or shade). We were hungry but there was nowhere we could get anything to eat. We asked why she had brought us to this beach and we received a torrent of abuse which doesn't merit repeating here, suffice to say that part of her inane reply, before Sunny himself flew into a racist tirade, was that she didn't make the beach ------ err I sort of know that Gigi, but you did bring us there, didn't you.
We got our own taxi home shortly after this. If you go to St Thomas, make sure you either have an informed tour guide who respects your right to life, or better still, stay on the ship or have a drink at the the very nice bar right where you get off the boat - the American who works there redeemed our opinion of the island.
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