Expose your frighteningly pale skin in a suit, plop yourself upon a beach chair beside a good book and a large pina colada, look out towards the ocean and remain paralyzed there until the sun goes down!
Fondest memory: ummmm- doing that.
YOu have to try atleast some of the water sports when you're there. All of these activities can be found at the various resorts.
Fondest memory: Here are some to try:
scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, kayaking, biking - yeah they have those dorky ones with the big wheels that go in the water. The only thing I don't suggest is Jet Skiing. They're loud and they destroy the marine life.
Eat at the Elysian Resort buffet - Ceiling fans, one-man steel band and a definite 'Bogart Key Largo' ambience - you really feel fancy and can walk right out the side of the restaurant onto the sand, replete with palms trees!
Fondest memory: Hawknest Bay on St. John - bluest water you've ever seen-bluer than 'tidy-bowl'!
The view above Cruz bay on St. John - you can pull off the side of the road for photos as you look back on the bay.
Best of St.John: All the stunning beaches (Hawksnest, Solomon, Jumpy, Lameshur and Honeymoon) swimming, snorkeling, hiking the National Park's trails, camping at Cinnamon Bay Campground, a day trip to Joste Van Dyke to hear Foxy sing at his resturant, a drive to the East End to eat Vie's garlic chicken and Johnny cake and a beer at Woody's.
Fondest memory: Renting a villa in Coral Bay will a group of friends when I was in my 20's and feeling that we had discovered paradise.
What can one say about Paradise...I enjoy being awake when the sun rises and I love kicking back and enjoying sunsets.
I have always found the islands and what they have to offer a SPECTACULAR ENVIRONMENT for me.
Go to Coki Beach and Coral World. I had the best time at this beautiful beach and this Aquarium.
Fondest memory: St. Thomas has the nicest people and the best food. The fish is always fresh and the shopping tends to be cheap.
When I lived in St.Thomas the most important thing I learned was how different seperate areas of the island are. STAY IN RED HOOK! This is by far the nicest part of the island. You will avoid the overcrowded and run down area where the cruise ships dock, and there is still plenty to do. Red Hook is also where the 15 minute ferry ride to St.John leaves from. By the way...St.Thomas has more nightlife and shopping, but the preserved beaches and forest of St.John are far more beautiful.
Fondest memory: The best thing about the V.I. is the hospitality of the people. Everyone here realy enjoys life.
Here is a tip to keep the locals on your side. ALWAYS remember to say good morning, good afternoon, or good evening before starting a conversation,or it is considered exteemely insulting.
Our first trip we didn't have a lot of time since we had our wedding ceremony so we opted to go to the mountaintop and see the sights. We looked down on Meagan's Bay what a sight! Our second trip we went to Paradise Point and to St John. In November 1999 we did our shopping and then took the Kon Tiki Party boat. We had seen the people on this on our other trips so we really looked forward to the fun and adventures. What a great time!
Fondest memory: Jerry and I were married on board the cruise ship Sensation while in port at St Thomas so needless to say this is one of our favorites spots and it has wonderful memories. We love going back each time.
Snorkel at Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI. There is an underwater trail that guides you through the reef. It tells you about the tropical fish you are seeing as well as how the reef was formed. Very Cool!
Fondest memory: St. John is just beautiful! The island is 70% State Park, which has created an enormous amout of trails to hike in the forests, as well asd beaches to lounge on. Everything stops for sunsets, with so many great places to sit down, have a cocktail and watch the sun disappear in to the water!
Favorite thing: Eight wonderful years on St.John,wonderful native friends, warm and caring people. Remember to say 'okay' to everyone you meet or you will be treated as an outcast (until the 1940's every one on the island was related and it is impolite not to say 'okay'. Okay means: I'm okay are you okay. If you had never been to St. John, I would take you to Jumbie Bay (where the tourist never see) and let you see the sea turtles, nurse sharks, and all the super underwater display. Please do a night snorkle/dive you will never forget it.
Fondest memory: When we first arrived upon the island in 1988, we had contacted the local newspaper and obtained the name of a family who had a room to rent until we could find our own. From the moment we stepped off the ferry (which I was later to be the Capt of) we never felt like anything except family. The saddest time was the farewell dinner hosted in our honor as we were leaving the island. Good and sad.
Hang with the locals at Skinny Legs, on the Coral Bay side of town. The bartenders will become your friends, the wait staff your comrades and the locals your drinking buddies. We just started ending almost every evening there, and came close to being locals ourselves. You might even be able to get a free sailing trip, making new friends!
Fondest memory: I have not been to anywhere else in the Caribbean, but I cannot imagine any other place is as casual and relaxing. Makeup, hairdos and 'civilized' clothing are not a requirement. You can just sit back and relax for your whole visit. It is not overrun with people (most cruise ships stop in for a day at most). And in particular is not full of 'pretty people', for those who are a little self concious.
visit The Baths..My husband & I rented a car & drove to this popular site during October(which is a great time to visit).Although we werenot able to take fully explore these huge boulders because of the unusual high tides, it was still beautiful.
Fondest memory: My husband & I went here for our honeymoon & it was truly a dream vacation.The accomodations,food,service & recreations were first class.We definitely plan to go back for our 10th year anniversary.
Go snorkeling or scuba diving by charter boat or to St John Island.
Fondest memory: St. John Island was wonderful. Half of the island is a National Park, so it is relatively uncrowded and undeveloped, yet it is easily accessable from St. Thomas. We rented a jeep and drove all over the island stopping to swim and go snorkeling. I would love to go back and spend the entire week on this island.
Favorite thing: It's so beautiful there. If you like to take picture, there a lot of site you can some beautiful pictures because all there is so beautiful. The blue water, the great beach and the sun is very cool there. If you want to relax and to do a lot of things, this island is very interesting.
I STAYED A WEEK IN ST. THOMAS, ONE DAY AT ST. CROIX ON A SHIP,AND BEEN TO ST. JOHN, 2 TIMES.THIS PICTURE IS ST. THOMAS.
Fondest memory: I LIKE ST. JOHN THE BEST, GREAT BEACHES, AND SNORKEL ! TRUNK BAY, ST. JOHN IS THE BEST.
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