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V.I. Answer Desk: Yacht Haven Grande Closing Earlier

Up until recently, Yacht Haven Grande was the late-night place to be on St. Thomas. From elegant to casual, the restaurants and bars on the property attract a cross section of island residents with some of them partying into the wee hours.

But recently, the gated entrance to the parking area has been closed to the general public at 10 p.m. and establishments have been closing up about 11. The change prompted a question from Source reader Rab Musa who wanted to know why things are different and whether the earlier closing time is temporary.

“I guess (the reason is) just the noise for people on their boats and in their condominiums,” said a representative in the YHG office, who declined to give his name. Management has been receiving complaints, he said.

The YHG marina is currently home to dozens of high-end yachts and their passengers and crews. Like the condominiums on the property, the boats are close to restaurants and bars.

Will the early closing be permanent? “Yes, it will be,” he said, or at least “permanent” for season.

Typically, the luxury yachts that winter on St. Thomas move to more northern climes in the summer and the marina is near-empty. So the idea of later hours in the summer “may still be up for discussion,” the representative said.

General manager Eric Toth was not in the office and did not respond to an email seeking more information.

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