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MauritiusDiver
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Provisioning Budget BVI

Me and some mates are off to the BVI to sail Feb of next year and I am looking into all the aspects of the trip to see what the total cost will be for each person. I have only the provisioning section left to estimate, so here is my question. How much will a week of food cost 8 guys? I know there are many factors that go into this answer. But seeing as we are not looking for gourmet meals and that we will probably spend most of our time with simple food like pasta and grilling, I think we decided not to do a provisioning plan (which I think comes to like $180 per person for all meals or something) and rather just go to the grocery store the night before we set sail. Are groceries comparable to the U.S. in price, will we get everything we need from the local Tortola supermarkets (or are there items that we might need to order from Bobby's?), and finally is there a magic daily $ value that we can use to estimate per person? Any advice at all would be great. Thanks
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