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  • Things to Know- St. John

    A few things that I didn't quite realize when we were booking this trip which may be helpful:* The water is not purified so you cannot drink tap water. My boyfriend and I went through around 9 gallons of water in a week. * The island pretty much shuts down in September. The locals/homeowners use this time to make repairs to their homes, boats,...

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  • Sun and snorkeling

    Snorkeling around the island (Quai) off Cinnamon Bay, St Johns (but don't stay there if it's buggy) or snorkeling off Saphire Beach St. Thomas. The snorkeling around the island off Cinnamon Bay, was unreal. Thousands of fish (you'd feel like you were snorkeling through a blizzard of tiny silversides, large green turtles with gentle eyes allowing...

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  • Iguana Hiding

    Make sure you check any plant before you touch it! If you look closely, you will see an iguana hiding in there :)

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  • Do not feed the iguanas!

    You will see signs like this all over the island, on the beach and at restaurants. I took this picture on the terrace of one of the Red Hook restaurants that we had dinner at.

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  • beauty and the beast

    I loved the tropical plants and flowersBeaches were very beautiful. I was there in the summer in the 1970's. Very hot, but not unbearable. Lots of poverty there though and our motel room was broken into while we were in it - nothing taken though or any injuries

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  • Westin St. John....Just don't.

    Take them back to slap their travel agent silly for booking a trip to The Westin- St. John! Dirty, run- down, over priced, and full of gloids from other planets, or at least they seem so. Just NOT a good value or appealing resort at all. Leaving The Westin.

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  • Spectacular Vistas

    Mountainous islands sprout from expansive sapphire waters like great bulges of green fuzz rimmed by the most minuscule sliver of white-sanded beach. This was among the vistas I experienced after flinging open the door to my villa's balcony and gazing out upon the remarkable landscape before me: sunbathed crags struck violently by foamy waves,...

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  • Kathy's Fancy

    When I stayed I found a place that had a bar be que every Sunday right on a coconut palm lined beach, 'Kathy's Fancy". I wonder if they still do that now? It was great, swim and eat, rest under a palm tree, very nice. There are many as I returned yearly for a long time. I guess watching the Rashtamen cutting coconuts from the tall palm trees at...

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  • Largest Island

    St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands about 80 square miles. A fun place to visit with many different aspects to the island. Old historical buildings and new hotels, beautiful beaches and a lot of sail boats. I stayed there in 1982 for several months with my family. It was nice, and a wonderful place to take a family to visit.

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  • OffshoreBar,ShipwreckTavern,MeagansBay,neltyberg!

    New Years at Foxies BVI.The nice thing about living in the VI is the boat trips to other Islands: Sandy Key, Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda...You can walk around the entire Island of Sandy Key in Five minutes, Jump Naked of the "Willy T" and recieve a free tee shirt, Go visit with Foxie on Jost Van Dyke at New Years for the wildest...

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  • bottleofdoom's General Tip

    The sunsets at sea are spectacular. Photos really cannot capture the feeling you get when you witness the sun going down firsthand while on the stern or bow of a ship.

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  • !!

    Dancing on the ship was fun while it was rocking back & forth. Fortunately, all the old people were on a different part of the ship that night, so we got to take over the Nightclub. The DJ played all my cd's I brought down from my cabin. We got to dance to Iggy Pop while the ship swayed back and forth!! The waiters brought us Greyhounds and I...

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  • Trunk Bay is a gorgeous...

    Trunk Bay is a gorgeous expanse of white sand beach that you usually have to get toby a bus tour. There is an underwater snorkel trail that you can follow that's kind oflike a hiking trail with markers and explanations. I think it's one of the largest in the carribean.

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  • Dive the reefs with Dive...

    Dive the reefs with Dive Experience Dive Shop in Christensted. They are the ultimate in diving resources as far as I'm concerned. My first night dive. I miss my mother-in-law the most since she live on island and I live stateside.

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  • spend time in the National...

    spend time in the National Park. Start at the visitor center in Cruz Bay and get advice from the ranger or volunteer there. If you are on a cruise ship, your time is too limited but do see Trunk Bay and snorkel the underwater trail. You really need to spend a week to experience the wonders of the park and St John. The friendly people...but...

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  • See Meagan's Bay, St. Thomas -...

    See Meagan's Bay, St. Thomas - The most beautiful place with crystal clear water that I've ever seen! Take a Catamaran from St. Martin - SO much fun! Rent a car and explore St. Croix. And take a boat to Trunk Bay, St. John. Everything is so beautiful! The clearest, most sparkling water and terrific beaches. The Catamaran was terrific. The crew was...

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  • Go to Meagan's Bay on St....

    Go to Meagan's Bay on St. Thomas. We also stopped at Drake's Seat where there's a fabulous view of the ocean and island. St. John has this great beach at Trunk Bay for swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling. One of the most fun things we did was to rent a car and just drive around St. Croix. It was such fun just being on our own and seeing what we...

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  • I did not travel the Island...

    I did not travel the Island very much. I spent most of my time on the beach. I had a fantastic time. There was a small group of us that stayed on the same beach for a couple of days. We stayed outside and slept in hammocks. The picture I have added was of Tortola. If you look in the tree you can see one of our little clan chasing the ever elusive...

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  • Visit 'The Baths' on Virgin...

    Visit 'The Baths' on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands look like their U.S. counterpart, but have a much more relaxed feel. Virgin Gorda is particularly beautiful with its almost desert like terrain being unexpected in the Caribbean. One end of the island holds a mass of monolithic boulders jumbled together into the...

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  • Spend some time on Saint John!...

    Spend some time on Saint John! Take the either the Red Hook ferry from the east end of St Thomas or the down town ferry not far from Saint Thomas' airport.Live your life 'slowly'...sleep late, eat well, go to the beach, have a great dinner, and stay up late. I really enjoyed the tropical paradise and beaches. Warm pristine water gently laps at...

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  • In St. John, rent a car and...

    In St. John, rent a car and snorkel gear for a day, drive to the the most beautiful beaches you'll ever see and frolic in the crystal blue waters of Cinnamon Bay, Trunk Bay, and Waterlemon Cay. I really enjoyed snorkeling in the waters of Cinnamon Bay. The water was very warm and serene and had excellent visibility. Can you see the turtle in this...

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  • lucretia319's General Tip

    Day sailing trip with Captain Neil Newhard of the 'Hirondelle.' He told the best stories. My b-friend, Chuck, and another sailor, Eileen, are enjoying the relaxing ride toward Jost Van Dyke of the British Virgin Islands.

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  • Like I said in the intro, you...

    Like I said in the intro, you must travel through the islands. There is so much to see, and you can't possibly see it all at one island. last year I spent my Spring Break with my best friend Josh on St. Thomas. We stayed in a beautiful house, and then went to Tortola for a couple days and stayed in another beautiful house. Then back to St. Thomas...

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  • Go to St. Thomas island and...

    Go to St. Thomas island and see the most beautiful beach in the world-Magens Bay. The best view you can get is on the mountaintop, which claims to be the spot where banana daiquiris were created. There you can enjoy the unbelievable, spectacular view of Magens Bay 1,500 feet below, that you can't see anywhere else. I loved Virgin Islands a lot....

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  • A view of St Thomas island...

    A view of St Thomas island (USA) and the capital Charlotte Amalie...populated place and definitevely not the best of the Virgin islands...but since the main airport is here..good chance to show up here...

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  • Look at my...

    Look at my nickname...dreamworld........well those islands are MY DREAMWORLD !!!It's paradise, it's over everything I could imagine...it's the best place I've ever been, talking about pure nature beauty.Well apart water sports or shopping, there's not much to do or to visit...but don't go to Virgin Islands for that. This place is made to relax and...

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  • Just relax! Everything all...

    Just relax! Everything all over the Virgin Islands is geared towards you having a good time. They are excited about your being there, and you will have a wonderful time. Without a doubt, my favorite part of my Virgin Islands experience was my mother and cousin's birthday party. There are excellent facilities on this small island to help prepare a...

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  • Sit under my favorite Tamarind...

    Sit under my favorite Tamarind tree. While it is hot in the sun, you can almost get a chill under 'my' tree. The beautiful scenery

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  • As you fly into ST. Thomas,...

    As you fly into ST. Thomas, this is what you'll see. Just below the big cloud is the airport and to the right a little is the capital city of Charlotte Amalie.

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  • Dive the 'West Wall' of Salt...

    Dive the 'West Wall' of Salt River Canyon (St. Croix). It's a great blend of geology and wildlife! If you don't dive, snorkelling at Buck Island was a great half-day trip!! Being in the bathwater warm ocean (84F)!

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  • canmill's General Tip

    St. thomas is a mountainous island, so all of the houses and buildings are just propped up on the mountain side. The orange roofs add to the luster of the green hills.

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  • I am an artist so I absolutely...

    I am an artist so I absolutely loved St. Thomas. All along the shopping area are little art galleries and shops. I saw a sign along the road that said birthplace of Pissarro. Of course I was intrigued, because he studied with Van Gogh. I walked up probably 5 flights of winding stairs and then it was finally in view. It was a quaint little house...

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  • canmill's General Tip

    The water is so beautiful! These scaned photographs do it no justice. The water is an Emerald Green color and the harbors ar filled with sail boats.

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  • This is a picture for my guest...

    This is a picture for my guest book. I DID NOT TAKE IT! It is from a free wallpaper web site! Isn't it pretty, though?

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  • Look at the view we really...

    Look at the view we really had, without the zoom lense. (To the left is me looking decidely unglamorous.) We were very high up. Truly, to take a car tour of the island, from the high points to the lowest beaches, is well worth the scary roads. Was it ever beautiful!!!

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  • I stayed on the island of St....

    I stayed on the island of St. Croix, which I was quickly advised on arrival required that one pay attention to personal security especially when walking on the roads at night. I have to say (perhaps I was just lucky), that the people were among the most friendly and hospitable I have met. I went to some very remote parts of the island and into some...

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  • Local island shops feature...

    Local island shops feature unique one-of-a-kind items. At this little shop on Jost Van Dyke we bought Christmas ornaments made from seashells. Every time I decorate my tree, I think of friendly natives and warm island breezes.

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  • Expose your frighteningly pale...

    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! ummmm- doing that.

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  • YOu have to try atleast some...

    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. 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...

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  • Eat at the Elysian Resort...

    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! Hawknest Bay on St. John - bluest water you've ever seen-bluer than 'tidy-bowl'!The view above Cruz bay on St. John - you...

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  • Best of St.John: All the...

    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...

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  • S_J_Miller's General Tip

    Naturally every now and then we have to experience Mother Nature at her best.This is the cloudy scene. The world revolves...

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  • S_J_Miller's General Tip

    Hawks Nest Mill was also an interesting place to visit.I always seem to find peace and harmony whenever I travel.I wonder if this makes me a great traveler?

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  • S_J_Miller's General Tip

    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.

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  • Go to Coki Beach and Coral...

    Go to Coki Beach and Coral World. I had the best time at this beautiful beach and this Aquarium. St. Thomas has the nicest people and the best food. The fish is always fresh and the shopping tends to be cheap.

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