Places to Explore St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix 2014
Vacation Guide to the U.S.Virgin Islands featuring, Duty Free Shopping, Dining, Water Sports, Tourist Activities and Accommodations.
Photo ÂŠ Don Hebert ÂŠ d. yurman 2013 The UniTed STaTeS Virgin iSlandS OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GOVERNMENT HOUSE Charlotte Amalie, V.i. 00802 340-774-0001 MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Welcome to the United States Virgin Islands! On behalf of the residents of the Territory, we invite you to explore our beautiful islands, immerse yourselves in our history and heritage, and meet our warm and friendly people. This United States territory is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, and we are so happy that your travels have brought you here for an unforgettable vacation. It will only take you a moment to realize that the Virgin Islands are blessed with an abundance of beauty and rich resources. These natural attractions appealed to early settlers and continue to enthrall modern-day visitors. Enjoy our pristine beaches; clear blue waters; rolling hills and majestic mountains; warm weather punctuated by cool, tropical breezes; and lush, colorful vegetation. Our climate of year-round balmy weather makes for an ideal outdoor lifestyle and relaxed existence. From golf to paddle boarding to simply soaking up the sun, there is always something fun to do. The beautiful beaches of the Virgin Islands are our family playgrounds, so please enjoy them. The history of the Virgin Islands cannot be ignored because it surrounds us. With a strong influence from Denmark, which owned the Territory until 1917, the historic districts of our main towns provide a glimpse into the past of 300 or 400 years ago. Stroll through Christiansted or Frederiksted on St. Croix or Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and gaze upon beautiful, stately buildings still in use today. St. John offers an equally compelling history to discover. Within the Virgin Islands National Park, hiking trails lead to the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins, the Danish School, pre-historic Taino rock carvings, and many more remnants of our plantation period. Any of these activities will bring you a new appreciation of the prominent place in history played by the Virgin Islands as the â€œnew worldâ€? opened for agriculture and trade. As you will quickly learn, the residents of the Virgin Islands will welcome you with sunny Caribbean hospitality. We are proud of our home and will willingly share our traditions with you. Sample our music, food, drinks, dance and laughter. With three carnivals and numerous other events and celebrations occurring throughout the year, Virgin Islanders are always ready for a good time! Be prepared to fall in love with the vibrant culture of a beautiful people. From the past to the present, the Virgin Islands offers the perfect combination of elements for any visitor. Whether your idea of an unforgettable vacation is total relaxation or non-stop activity, the Virgin Islands will fulfill every wish. With abundant recreational activities, outstanding dining and shopping experiences, and the freedoms enjoyed under the American flag, the United States Virgin Islands is your place to explore. Welcome to our islands, our home! John P. de Jongh, Jr. Governor Cecile R. de Jongh First Lady 4 2014 Edition PORSCHEDESIGN DESIGN PORSCHE Watch Watch for precision. precision. for Photo © Don Hebert A ST. THOMAS TRADITION Visit the largest linen store in North America! M r.TABLECLOTH,IN The #1 Linen Shop in the Caribbean C. MICROFIBER TABLECLOTHS Linen Look NO STAIN NO IRON A Must See! Beautiful Ladies’ Day-to-Night Maxi-Dresses Handmade Infant & Toddler Wear Placemats Runners TABLE OF CONTENTS Virgin Islands Welcome Getting to Know the Islands............... 14 Carnival................................................. 18 Weddings.............................................. 20 Island Pride Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Hannah Davis.......... 26 ST. THOMAS Sightseeing & Attractions Island Walking Tour............................. 30 Island Driving Tour.............................. 38 Car Rentals........................................... 52 Lost Art.................................................. 56 Shopping............................................... 58 Dining and Nightlife............................... 92 Land Sports......................................... 102 Beaches.............................................. 106 Water Sports....................................... 108 MAPS: St. Thomas Island............................48-49 Downtown and Havensight Mall......80-81 ST. JOHN Sightseeing & Attractions.................... 122 Coral Bay ........................................... 126 Virgin Islands National Park............... 128 Dining and Nightlife............................. 130 Shopping............................................. 132 Beaches.............................................. 134 Water Sports....................................... 133 Maps: Island and Cruz Bay................ 131 Continued on page 10. EVENING JACKETS STARTING AT $2995 Up to 5XL SMALL, THOUGHTFUL GIFTS Assorted Pima Cotton Lace Trim Nightgowns OUR ONLY LOCATION MAIL & ON-LINE ORDERS ACCEPTED (340) 774-4343 5180 Dronningens Gade, Ste 1 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I 00802 www.mrtablecloth-vi.com Welcome to the U.S. Virgin Islands! We’re excited you picked America’s Paradise as your getaway destination. Between the four main islands and dozens of smaller ones, there is a host of amazing things to see and do. From the peaceful rolling hills of St. Croix to bustling St. Thomas to the preserved tranquility of St. John and the quaint lifestyle of Water Island, you’ll truly be in paradise. We hope you will take advantage not only of the duty free shopping, delectable cuisine and luxury experience, but the natural beauty which each island radiates. We believe the Virgin Islands remain one of the most popular Caribbean destinations because of the vast beauty and our thriving and friendly culture. We know you will benefit from this valuable resource which offers suggestions of places to discover while you’re here. If you want to get the most out of your Caribbean experience, you came to the right place. Enjoy your stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands Sincerely, Lisa Hamilton Lisa Hamilton President USVI Hotel & Tourism Association 5126 Drakes Passage, Suite 11 Tel: 1-888-425-2682 Email: email@example.com www.ajantajewelers.com Continued from page 8. ST. CROIX Sightseeing & Attractions.................... 136 Beaches.............................................. 139 Velkommen! The Danish Connection.................... 140 Shopping ............................................ 141 Transportation .................................... 142 MAPS: Island and Christiansted..............142-143 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Tour of the Islands.............................. 144 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Spa Services......................................... 24 Water Island.......................................... 46 Little Islands.......................................... 47 Calendar of Events............................... 49 Taxi Rates............................................. 54 Ferry Schedules.................................. 119 Commuter Planes............................... 121 Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands....... 149 Places To Stay.................................... 150 Directory of Advertisers & Essential Information.................. 158 Great Saving Coupons .................................. Back of this book COVER PHOTO: DON HEBERT www.donhebert.com Photo location: Salomon Bay, St. John MORE MEDIA MARKETING, INC. PUBLICATIONS Bldg 1, Havensight Mall | St. Thomas 340.715.2547 firstname.lastname@example.org heartsonďŹ re.com Pick one up from convenient locations around the islands. I AM THE GOOD TIMES 31 Main St, St. Thomas Tel: 340-776-0794 Havensight Mall Bldg. 2, St. Thomas Tel: 340-776-0302 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.boolchand.com Aruba – Curaçao – St. Maarten – St. Thomas Nikon® is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation. ©2013 Nikon Inc. Letter from the Publishers Feel the beat. Feel the vibe. Sway to the intoxicating rhythm of the tropics! Welcome to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the harmonious blend of sun, surf and sea meld with a symphony of colorful sights, sounds and activities that are distinctly Caribbean. Voted the Best Visitor Publication in the U.S. Virgin Islands, we at Places to Explore St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix have compiled the best up-to-date information on activities, dining, shopping and accommodations to orchestrate the Left: Rita Jones; Right: Jennifer Sibilly perfect holiday. You may prefer the over-the-top energy of Carnival or the gentle crescendo of waves on the beach. Hear the silent song of days gone by at the many historical sites dotting the islands or enjoy the lively thrum of duty-free shopping. Answer the call of the sea with sailing, diving and other exciting water sports, then relax in the sunset to savor local and international cuisine. No matter what your idea of a memorable vacation, the U.S. Virgin Islands are playing your song! To guide your way, our directory of services is a convenient reference guide to carry with you throughout your travels, and the island and downtown maps make finding your favorite locales quick and easy. There are also fun facts and smart tips throughout our pages to help you make the most of your stay. During your visit, you’re sure to hear an island love song that will have you coming back again and again, and we’ll be here to welcome you on your return! Rita Jones and Jennifer Sibilly Rita Jones & Jennifer Sibilly PUBLISHERS MEDIA MARKETING, INC. 1000 Blackbeard’s Hill, Suite 7 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802 tel.: 340-774-0920 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mediamarketinginc.net www.viplacestoexplore.com www.stthomasdining.com ART DIRECTOR M. Alicia Ziff EDITOR Lori Abbotts ADVERTISING SERVICES Lisa Lawlor SALES REPRESENTATIVES Lynda MacLean, St. Thomas Tina Brown, St. John Susan Wall, St. Croix One Herald Plaza Miami, Florida 33132 www.discoverusvimagazine.com DISCLAIMER: Places To Explore St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix is published by Media Marketing, Inc. with offices at 1000 Blackbeard’s Hill, Suite 7, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802; tel.: 40-774-0920; fax: 340-774-3144; e-mail: email@example.com. Contents copyright ©2013 by Media Marketing, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. All prices and dates contained within Places To Explore St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix are subject to change without notice. Publisher assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited photographs or articles and may use them at the publisher’s discretion. Such materials are submitted at the risk of the photographer/author. Media Marketing is not responsible for any advertiser temporarily closing or going out of business, nor is Media Marketing responsible for any personal injury that may occur as a result of the inherent risks associated with any of the activities advertised in this publication. 12 2014 Edition Welcome to the United States Virgin Islands The U.S. Virgin Islands has always held special appeal for travelers throughout history. Swaying palms, sultry beaches and calm seas, not to mention great shopping and a rich cultural history, have lured many a legendary visitor, from Christopher Columbus to Blackbeard the pirate to modern-day presidents and celebrities. CLIMATE/RAINFALL Temperature is generally in the 80Fs during the day and mid 70Fs at night, slightly hotter in the summer. Average rainfall is between 38” and 45” per year. CURRENCY U.S. dollar. CUSTOMS & TAXES Up to $1,600 of merchandise may be purchased dutyfree by U.S. residents. Families may combine their totals. Those over 21 years of age may bring home 5 liters of liquor duty-free provided one is made in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 100 cigars of nonCuban origin and 5 cartons of cigarettes. There is a 10% hotel tax but no sales or luxury taxes. COMMUNICATIONS The area code for the U.S. Virgin Islands is 340. Stateside cell phones may work. Internet and calling stations are conveniently located. Getting to Know the Islands Photo of St. Thomas Harbor © Don Hebert SIZE St. Croix: 84 square miles, St. Thomas: 32 square miles, St. John: 19 square miles, Water Island: .76 square miles. LOCATION 40 miles east of Puerto Rico, 1,100 miles southeast of Miami and 1,500 miles from New York City, straddling the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea at latitude 18º 20 N, longitude 64º 50 W. CAPITAL Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. POPULATION 104,737 year-round residents (July 2013 estimate), with the majority split between St. Thomas and St. Croix. LANGUAGE The official language is English. Spanish and patois (PA-twah), a blend of Danish, Spanish, English, Portuguese and African, are also common. 14 2014 Edition PLE ASE SEE OUR PROMOTION IN THE OFFERS SECTION S I G N AT U R E C O L L E C T I O N Inspired by the beauty and power of the panther, Effy designs daring settings featuring diamonds and precious gemstones boldly set in 14k gold for unrivaled elegance. 36 DRONNINGENS GADE S T. T H O M A S , U S V I E F F YJ E W E L R Y. C O M 1.8 7 7. A S K .E F F Y New York Grand Cayman Grand Turk Alaska Aruba Bahamas Cozumel Curaรงao St. Thomas St. Kitts St. Lucia St. Maarten TIME ZONE Atlantic Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not recognized. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS U.S. citizens may enter with a valid identification such as a driver’s license. Non-U.S. visitors must show a valid passport and appropriate visa. A passport is required for all visits to neighboring islands such as the British Virgin Islands. GOVERNMENT The U.S. Virgin Islands is a self-governing unincorporated U.S. territory. Virgin Islanders are U.S. citizens, but cannot vote for the U.S. President. INCOME TAX Virgin Islanders pay U.S. income tax, though the monies collected stay in the Virgin Islands. VOLTAGE Standard 20-volt current. POSTAL SERVICE U.S. Postal Service. Federal Express, DHL and UPS are available, international rates may be charged. TIPPING 15% to 20% is customary. Some restaurants may automatically include a service charge for larger parties. DRIVING Driving is on the left. Visitors may drive with a valid U.S. driver’s license for up to 90 days. STREET NAMES Gada (pronounced Gah-da) is the Danish word for street. You will see both Danish and English street names, especially in the downtown areas. HEALTH CARE St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John have full service emergency facilities. St. Thomas is also home to the Charlotte Kimmelman Cancer Institute. DRINKING Legal drinking age is 18. Please remember to drink responsibly and keep hydrated with plenty of water. SMOKING Smoking is prohibited in restaurants and other public buildings. Bars may allow smoking outdoors, though it must be 20 feet from the entrance or any service area. PASSPORT REGULATIONS A driver’s license is all that is required to travel between the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, however boaters will undoubtedly cross into international waters and must pass through customs and immigration each time they do so. Don’t leave home without your passport! The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires all U.S. and Canadian citizens age 16 or older to present a valid WHTI-compliant document such as a passport, a U.S. passport card, a trusted traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST/EXPRES), permanent resident card or an enhanced driver’s license that denotes both identity and citizenship when entering the U.S. by land or sea. Those under the age of 16 may present a birth certificate or alternative proof of citizenship. All travelers must have a passport book for international air travel. Visit www.cbp.gov for more document regulation information and visa requirements for foreign travelers. LEARNING THE LINGO • The proper way to start any conversation is with “good morning” or “good afternoon.” “Good evening” is the greeting after the workday is done and “goodnight” is used after sun down, not as a farewell. • The common plural of any noun is not always the usual “s” at the end of the word. If you hear “look at the donkey dem,” that means there’s more than one! • If you’re asked for a hahd quaht, they need a “hard quarter” rather than two dimes and a nickel. • I gawn to come back simply means you’re leaving but will return soon. • “Limin” is the term used for relaxing, hanging out or just having a good time. 16 2014 Edition Seriously Built. The PENTAX ® . 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Main Street • Havensight Mall • Crown Bay ROY AL CARIBBEAN www.royalcaribbeanvi.com Available now for purchase through: St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands Tel: (340) 776-4110 Main Street • Havensight Mall • Crown Bay St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands Tel: (340) 776-4110 www.royalcaribbeanvi.com ROY AL CARIBBEAN ROY AL CARIBBEAN A Timeline History of the Virgin Islands 1500 BC late 1500s Islands inhabited by native Taino, Arawak and Carib Indians 1493 Christopher Columbus lands at Salt River, St. Croix 1625 Dutch and English settle on St. Croix 1650 France gains possession of St. Croix 1653 St. Croix deeded to the Knights of Malta 1665 French West Indian Company purchases St. Croix; St. Thomas colonized by Danish 1671 Danish West India Company receives charter to occupy St. Thomas 1672 Danes settle on St. John 1674 French government takes possession of St. Croix 1685 Danish West India Company signs treaty to allow slave trading on St. Thomas 1700s Sugar becomes major crop on St. Thomas 1718 Governor of St. Thomas takes possession of St. John 1733 Danish West India and Guinea Company purchases St. Croix from France; Slaves revolt on St. John 1754 Islands become a Danish royal colony, Christiansted made capital 1801 St. Croix captured by British for three months 1802 Danes abolish slave trade 1807 British re-occupy St. John for 8 years 1815 St. Thomas declared a free port 1819 Royal Mail Steam Packet Company moves to St. Thomas 1848 Slave revolt on St. Croix; Emancipation of slaves in the Danish West Indies 1871 Capital of Danish West Indies moves from Christiansted, St. Croix to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 1878 Labor uprising in Frederiksted, St. Croix 1917 St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix purchased by United States for $25 million 1918 St. Johnâ€™s Reef Bay factory closing ends sugar production 1927 Congress grants citizenship to U.S. Virgin Islanders 1931 U.S. Department of the Interior takes over from U.S. Navy as legislator of the U.S.V.I. 1936 Organic Act grants self-government to U.S.V.I. 1944 U.S buys Water Island for $10,000 1952 U.S.V.I. named an unincorporated U.S. territory 1956 Virgin Islands National Park established on St. John 1962 First commercial jet lands on St. Thomas 1968 U.S. Congress introduces Elective Governor Act 1970 First elected governor 1996 Water Island transferred to the U.S.V.I. territorial government 2001 The Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is created off St. John 2010 Captain Morgan Rum Distillery opened on St. Croix 2012 HOVENSA Oil Refinery on St. Croix closes after 45 years Photos ÂŠ Don Hebert 17 V irgin Islanders certainly raise the limbo bar during Carnival season! With glittering costumes, fantastical floats, pulsating music and frenzied dancing in the streets, Carnival is a colorful spectacle on a grand scale. Each island has its own Carnival style, but one thing remains the same: it’s always a fabulous party! Photo © Don Hebert It’s Carnival, Baby! St. Thomas Carnival April springs to life with Carnival festivities on St. Thomas. In its 62nd continuous year, the St. Thomas Carnival is a highly anticipated cultural tradition that spans a full month with fun activities for all ages. Enjoy boat races, toddler races, nightly live music, calypso and steel pans competitions, Carnival royalty pageants, a children’s parade and a pre-dawn J’Ouvert tramp. There’s a cultural fair with local food and drink, plus an amusement park for the kids and socializing for adults at the weeklong Carnival Village. The festivities culminate with the amazing Adults Parade, featuring one lively, show-stopping troupe after another. It was named one of the top ten Carnivals in the world by USA Today and was featured in the Discovery Channel HD’s “Fantastic Festivals of the World” television special. Literally thousands of revelers dance the downtown parade route in opulent costumes featuring feathered headdresses and glittering garb. Several troupes have participated since its inception, getting bigger and better each year. The celebration concludes with a fantastic fireworks display in Charlotte Amalie’s harbor. Visit www.vicarnival.com for schedules. 18 St. John Festival St. John celebrates both the Emancipation of Slaves in 1848 and U.S. Independence Day with a St. John Festival of their own. The action starts in June, with family friendly activities such as bicycle races, boat races, traditional games, tramps and cultural presentations. The Festival Village offers a week of authentic home cooking, drinks and nightly live music. The fête comes to a close with the big parade and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Visit www.stjohnfestival.com for more information. Photo © Cathleen A Clapper The Crucian Christmas Carnival Christmas takes a decidedly tropical twist on St. Croix with the Crucian Christmas Carnival, a time-honored island tradition. The Carnival begins in December, and activities are split between Christiansted and Frederiksted. Old-fashioned family values are celebrated with games, dances, races, a donkey derby, marathons, Carnival royalty, calypso competitions, live music, a J’Ouvert tramp and a food fair. The Carnival Village offers a full week of food, fun and live music. A children’s parade is followed by a spectacular adult parade and fireworks a day later, on Three Kings Day. Visit www.stxcarnival.com for details. CARNIVAL ALL YEAR You don’t have to visit during the Carnival season to enjoy a bit of the traditional festivities. Several resorts offer a Carnival night with an authentic West Indian buffet, local music, steel pan, mocko jumbies, limbo dancing and more. 19 Photo © Don Hebert The Perfect Match T 20 Weddings in the U.S. Virgin Islands he romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop to say “I do.” You may prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea. Whatever your dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding destinations in the Caribbean. Planning your wedding from afar doesn’t have to be difficult. There are several island wedding planners available to manage all the details. They can take care of arrangements for flowers, photography, videography, catering and more, and will often be able to help you with travel and accommodations for you and your guests. Many resorts have their own wedding planner and offer a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages. Marriage laws in the U.S. Virgin Islands are simple, but do take a bit of advance planning. FEES AND LICENSES There is a $100 application fee and a $100 marriage license fee. If this is a second marriage for one or both parties, you must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree from the courthouse from which it was issued or a certified death certificate. The Department of Tourism’s website www.visitusvi.com offers a downloadable application that you can mail in advance with a certified check or money order to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, P.O. Box 70, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00804. There is an 8-business day waiting period once the paperwork is received. Licenses must be picked up in person at the Courthouse with a picture ID. No blood test is required. Judges are available to perform civil ceremonies Monday through Friday by appointment only for an additional $400 fee. Contact the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands at 340774-6680 on St. Thomas or St. John and 340-778-9750 on St. Croix. • Cuts, Colors, Highlights • Styling, Keratin Treatments • Mens Cuts/Colors • Bridal Makeovers • Wedding Parties • Makeup Artistry • Airbrush Makeup • Eyelash Extensions • Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac • Waxing and so much more...! Luxury Services, Glamorous Treatment ...a Salon like Never Before Sugar and Spice Artistry Salon and Spa 340.776.LUXE Yacht Haven Grande sugarandspiceartistry.com Ask about our on-location services–We come to you! It is all About You Dear Customers and Friends, We Thank You for your continued loyalty and support. With your support, we are proud to announce the opening of our first store on the beautiful island of St. Thomas! ChoColate Color DiamonDs Blue DiamonDs natural alexanDrite tanzanite ST. THOMAS 38A Dronningens Gade St. Thomas, VI 00802 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.kaysfinejewelry.com Friend us on Facebook: Kfj Caribbean ST. THOMAS JOURNEYS SPA At Sugar Bay Resort 340-777-7100 x 2236 www.journeysspa.com Journeys Spa is located at the Sugar Bay Resort. Indulge yourself with one of their signature massages, body treatments, facials or visit Journeys full service hair salon that specializes in bridal up-dos and make-up. Journeys offers use of their amenities with all spa treatments, feel free to steam, sauna and relax (in our lounge or on our sundeck) before and after spa treatments. The Daily News voted them “Best Health Club” and “Best Spa” in 2011! FULL SERVICE SPA & SALON FITNESS CENTER 6500 Estate Smith Bay St. Thomas, VI 340.777.7100 ext. 2236 www.journeysspa.com balance on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or enjoy an energetic cardio workout with the SUP Circus, both held by Blue Water SUP Safaris at Secret Harbor Beach Resort on Saturday mornings. SPAS Take some time out to get pampered at a local spa! They offer luscious body treatments, wraps, facials, scrubs and more to help you look and feel your best. Many spas offer their own signature treatments and full or half-day combination packages. Soothing massages are available at the facility, at your private hotel room or villa and on the beach. While you’re there, treat yourself to a mani-pedi, hair styling and make-up at the salon. SPA SERVICES PERSONAL CARE If you run out of a personal hygiene, hair care or beauty products during your stay, don’t worry. There are plenty of grocery, convenience and drug stores with all of your favorite brands. There are also perfume, cosmetic and skin care retailers featuring top international names at duty-free prices. FITNESS Most resorts and many private spas include a fitness center with gym equipment, steam rooms, pools, changing facilities, classes and more. Visitors can purchase a daily, weekly or monthly pass. Start the day at beautiful Magens Bay or Hull Bay with a peaceful yoga session on the beach with Doreen Walsh (340) 514-3698. Yacht Haven Grande holds a free Zumba class every Saturday morning, plus Tai Chi on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For fitness on the water, combine Pilates and yoga with the added challenge of 24 2014 Edition YOGA ON THE BEACH Yoga on the sun-kissed sands is the perfect way to stretch and start the day. Sessions are regularly scheduled at many resorts, fitness and yoga centers. On St. Thomas enjoy early morning yoga at Magens Bay on Sunday mornings, and at Hull Bay on Mondays and Wednesdays with Doreen Walsh (340) 514-3698. On St. Croix, classes are held on the beach at Sand Castle on the Beach Resort on Saturdays and Hibiscus Beach Hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Schedules subject to change) Massages Facials Body Treatments Hair Services Nail Services Private Pool Deck Steam Rooms Showers Fitness Center Ladies, get your glitter and glamour on for Betsy’s Bar’s annual Princess Party! Held the Sunday of President’s Day weekend, this is a night to celebrate your femininity with a ladies-only party, dressed in whatever makes you feel like royalty. PRINCESS PARTY Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Level II www.lazulespausvi.com 340.715.6130 Hannah Davis Sports Illustrated Model S t. Thomas is home to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Hannah Davis. No stranger to a bikini, Davis was born and raised on St. Thomas. At 14 years old, she was photographed by a family friend– model scout, and fellow St. Thomian, Ginny Edwards Maxwell, who signed her to IMG Models. Davis was always athletic, and began playing tennis competitively at age 12. She played the Caribbean Tennis Circuit and was ranked no. 1 or no. 2 from the age of 12 until she graduated from Antilles School in 2008 and moved to New York City. Davis also played on the Antilles and USVI volleyball team. Her first big break in modeling came her first season, when Ralph Lauren cast her for his show in both New York and Milan. He soon after made her the face of his new fragrance, Ralph Rocks, which was inspired by her sun kissed, laid back island beauty. Since then, Davis has appeared in campaigns for American Eagle, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Bobbi Brown and in the Victoria’s Secret Catalog. She has appeared on the covers of Elle Mexico, FHM France and D Italy and in editorials for Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Self. Davis currently stars in the DirecTV commercials as the Genie. Her next big career break came when she was selected by Sports Illustrated to appear in the 2013 Swimsuit Issue. She was photographed in China, a first for the iconic magazine. Davis’ favorite activities when visiting her home include boating with her family in the USVI and BVI, snorkeling, hiking on St. John, and relaxing at Magen’s Bay. Photo credit. Antoine Verglas 26 2014 Edition Where Memories CELEBRATE THE MOMENTS THAT CONNECT YOU. Begin 9002 • Havensight Mall • Bldg 2 St. Thomas • VI 00802 340.776.8550 • email@example.com 15A Main St • St. Thomas • VI 00802 340.774.3672 • firstname.lastname@example.org One in eight players wins! Over $300,000 in cash prizes awarded monthly. Get your tickets for one of the oldest traditional lotteries in the U.S. Drawings twice a month for double the luck! Don’t need to be a V.I. resident to win. Results are posted online! 340-774-2502 Tickets are available in front of any Lottery office, at MoneyGram locations, Ticket Caribana (Main Street), Udder Delight and Anna’s Market. 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ROULETTE. responsibly. facebook.com/theparrotclub www.sgvi.com • 340-776-4111 Charlotte Amalie Hotel 1829 © Don Hebert 99 Steps © Don Hebert Government House © Don Hebert Information Booth, A.H.Riise Mall © Don Hebert 30 A WALKING TOUR: CHARLOTTE AMALIE’S HISTORIC DISTRICT is the island’s premiere shopping area and historic district, combining two of the island’s most popular activities, all in one compact area that is easily toured on foot. Charlotte Amalie has a colorful and long Make the Walking history. In the 17th century, it was called Tap Tour part of your Haus, or Beer Hall, a rowdy trading post comFitness Routine while plete with pirates and buccaneers. As the seton St. Thomas. tlement grew, a proper town was established, Follow the Feet on named after the Danish queen, and you can the Places To Explore trace its history through distinct architectural Map, between pages styles spanning the centuries. The historic dis80-81 of this book, to trict features a 17th century fort, 18th century begin your Danish warehouses and19th century churchWalking Tour. es, all still in use, as well as modern-era buildings. It is now the busiest duty free port in the Caribbean. At the center of your Places To Explore guide, a map plots a walking tour of Charlotte Amalie, highlighting the town’s historic sights. Stop by the information booth on the Waterfront with any questions. Y ou may be tempted to spend your whole vacation on the beach, but St. Thomas has much more to offer. Travel the island to discover fascinating historical sites, breathtaking views, fun family activities and world-class duty-free shopping. FORT CHRISTIAN Your walking tour should start at Fort Christian. With its famous clock tower and imposing figure, it is the most easily recognizable landmark. The fort, named after the Danish King Christian V, has been in continuous use since 1680, as the seat of government, a jail, a church and a museum. This National Historic Landmark is currently undergoing massive renovations. Cross the street to the water side. 31 32 5332 Dronningens Gade, Suite #2 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802 1.800.653.3113 | www.artistic-jewelers.com 5332 Dronningens Gade, Suite #2 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802 1.800.653.3113 | www.artistic-jewelers.com 5186 Dronningens Gade • St. Thomas, VI 00802 Toll Free: 800-554-7274 • www.LuckyJewelers.com 33 Many of the islands’ sanctuaries are significant historic structures and true architectural gems. On St. Thomas, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cathedral, built in 1848, is known for its awe-inspiring mural paintings. The St. Thomas Reformed Church, with its massive neo-classical columns, houses the oldest congregation on St. Thomas, established in 1660. Frederick Lutheran Church, first built in 1793 as the official church of the Danish West Indies, features a traditional West Indian welcome arms staircase. The St. Thomas Photo © Don Hebert Synagogue, with its sand-covered floors, is the second oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. All are located in Charlotte Amalie’s historic district. Photo © Don Hebert PLACES OF WORSHIP LEGISLATURE BUILDING Across from the fort, on the water’s edge, the Legislature Building was originally used as barracks for the Danish Police. Built in 1828, it was the site of the historic transfer of the Virgin Islands from Denmark to the U.S. in 1917. Cross the street at the stoplight near the entrance to the Legislature’s courtyard. Grand Hotel from 1837 to 1975, the elegant Grand Galleria offers a collection of fine shops and offices. The opposite side of the Grand Galleria lines Main Street. Cross the street and head to the right. VENDOR’S PLAZA This colorful outdoor market is a favorite for souvenirs and mementoes, t-shirts, bags, fun fashion jewelry and more. Take a moment to enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie. Cross the parking lot behind Vendor’s Plaza. EMANCIPATION PARK An oasis of peace amid the active downtown area, Emancipation Park celebrates island history with a conch blower statue commemorating the emancipation of slaves in 1848 and the territory’s replica of the Liberty Bell. Cross the street behind Emancipation Park. FREDERICK EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Known for its traditional West Indian “welcome arms” staircase, bell tower and grand antique chandeliers. Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church, the official church of the Danish West Indies, is the oldest church building on St. Thomas and the second oldest Lutheran church building in the Western Hemisphere. The original sanctuary was built in 1793, refurbished in 1826 and again in 1870. Continue down the street and turn into the small street adjacent to Roosevelt Park. GRAND GALLERIA Known as the ST. THOMAS HISTORICAL TRUST MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP Knowledgeable historians will guide you through the collection of artifacts from the pirate and steam ships eras. Of particular interest are the late 1800s and early 20th 34 2014 Edition century old photographs. Return on Main Street back past Grand Galleria to Post Office Square. To the left is the Post Office. To the right is a small park. POST OFFICE View two floor-to-ceiling murals depicting island life by Saturday Evening Post artist Stevan Dohanos, dated 1936. To the left of the park, a short but steep road leads up Government Hill or, take the historic staircase built in 1871 along Garden Street, across from the Post Office. HOTEL 1829 Named after the year it was built, Hotel 1829 was originally the private home of wealthy French sea merchant Alexander Lavalette. His initials are incorporated in the balcony’s ironwork. It features Moroccan glazed tiles and an original Tiffany window. In the courtyard, a 20-foot high Caribbean and Baltic amber waterfall is the focal point at the entrance. Continue up the hill to the edge of the building. Many larger West Indian buildings feature a welcoming arms staircase. Flaring out at the base, these sweeping steps seem to welcome visitors with open arms. A great example of this architectural element is the Frederick Lutheran Evangelical Church in downtown Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and Government House on St. Croix. BLACKBEARD’S CASTLE Legends say Blackbeard’s Castle was the stronghold of the infamous pirate Edward Teach, but it was actually a watchtower built by the Danes in 1679, named Skytsborg. The property is now a popular hotel and tourist destination and a National Historic Landmark. Considered the Williamsburg of the Caribbean, several tours daily explore the tower, a collection of life-sized pirate statues, VIRGIN ISLAND ARCHITECTURE 99 STEPS is the most photographed staircase in the Caribbean. The steps (actually 103) were built with ballast from old Danish trade ships. Lined with colorful tropical foliage, it offers a lovely panoramic harbor view at the top. Visit the adjacent historic home museums, Crown House, Haagensen House and Villa Notman, showcasing authentic West Indian furnishings. Continue to the top of the 99 steps. BONES RUM Waterfront @ International Plaza St. Thomas 340-775-3071 www.facebook.com/BonesRum The majority of worldwide Rum production occurs in the Caribbean. Few places have a history soaked with Rum more than the Virgin Islands. BONES RUM is proudly produced on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands using a centuries-old recipe, small batch distilling and oak barrel aging. Visit their St. Thomas location on the Waterfront for more about the history of rum, and for tasty frozen drinks, logo gear, tees and caps. Smooth Rum for the Rough Seas. 2014 Edition 35 project on Kronprindsens Gade near Market Square, a site containing thousands of artifacts was discovered dating back 2,000 years. Digging down five feet, archeologists have uncovered a burned out building that housed tar and pitch, most likely used for ships, as well as a midden, or a dumping ground, from which they recovered hundreds of artifacts such as whelk shells, pottery fragments, stone tools, animal bones and other artifacts associated with a human settlement. The find provides an opportunity to learn about the lives of people indigenous to St. Thomas from the Saladoid period, dating from 500 B.C. to 545 A.D. They are believed to have migrated from the Orinoco River valley in South America and may be indirect ancestors of the Taino Indians that were native to the island when Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Virgin Islands. A similar but much smaller site was discovered in the 1980s during a construction project, but until this recent find, archeologists had no idea just how significant the area was to the Saladoid-era people. Artifacts will be stored at the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office. botanical gardens, house museums, the Rum Factory and souvenir shops. It finishes at Hotel 1829. Return to Government Hill at the base of the 99 Steps, turn left. Photo by Lori Abbotts UNEARTHING THE PAST During a water line construction GOVERNMENT HOUSE The grand and elegant Government House was originally built in 1867 for the Danish Colonial Council and is still in use as the governorâ€™s center of operations. The first two floors are open to the public, featuring historic artwork by Camille Pissarro and authentic West Indian furniture. An adjacent alley leads to the 7 Arches Museum, a restored 19th century Danish West Indian home with tours by the live-in owners. Return to Post Office Square. Continue for one block, then turn right on Nye Gade for two short blocks. ST. THOMAS SYNAGOGUE Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim, or the Congregation of Blessing, Peace and Loving Deeds, celebrates Sephardic tradition with sand-covered floors commemorating the Exile of the Jewish people from Egypt. It is both the second oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest in continuous use under the American flag. A National Historic Landmark, it was built in 1796 and rebuilt in 1833. Return to Main Street and turn right. MAIN STREET At the center of this busy port, Main Street itself is an interesting collage of historic buildings, most now used as duty free retail shops. The north side of the street is a sampling of classic 18th and 19th century West ch St. Thomas Reformed Chur ÂŠ Don Hebert ST. THOMAS REFORMED CHURCH The St. Thomas (Dutch) Reformed Church is home to the oldest congregation on St. Thomas, worshipping more than 350 continuous years. The massive classic revivalist columns are reminiscent of a Roman temple. The church is on the corner of Nye Gade and Crystal Gade. Head one block up the hill on Crystal Gade. 36 2014 Edition Indian buildings, including the Camille Pissarro Building, childhood home of the famous French impressionist. On the south side, joining Main Street with the Waterfront, old Danish warehouses made with ship ballast, stone, sand and molasses were used to transport goods to ships in the harbor. MARKET SQUARE At the far end of the historic district, the recently renovated Market Square was the center for ST. THOMAS SYNAGOGUE Crystal Gade 340-774-4312 www.synagogue.vi St. Thomasâ€™s historic Synagogue is a five-minute walk from downtown Charlotte Amalie. Renowned for its magnificent domed ceiling, hand-hewn mahogany pews, Baccarat chandeliers and sand floors, the Synagogue was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001. You are also invited to visit the adjacent Weibel Museum to learn about 215 years of Jewish life in St. Thomas. Their unique Judaica Shop carries Synagogue souvenirs and a large selection of fine handcrafted Jewish ceremonial art. the slave trading market. It is now used to sell local produce and spices on Saturday mornings. Continue down Main Street one block to complete your walking tour. SAINTS PETER & PAUL CATHEDRAL Constructed in 1806, the Cathedral contains a collection of ornate religious artwork by Belgian artists Father Leo Servais and Brother Ildephonsus. Return via the Waterfront. St. Thomas Synagogue Spiritual Home of the Jews of St. Thomas since 1796. Our Synagogue is one of the three National Historic Landmarks on St. Thomas and just a short walk from Main Street. Visit our adjacent Weibel Museum and Judaica Shop. Open: Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-4 pm, Fri. 9 am-3 pm Contact us at: email@example.com www.synagogue.vi Phone: 340-774-4312 Fax: 340-774-3249 Join us for Services: Fridays 6:30 pm Saturdays 10:30 am This architectual gem, restored in 2000, has all the original elements from its construction in 1833. Visit our Historic ST. THOMAS Photo © Don Hebert raveling outward from Charlotte Amalie, there’s plenty more to see and do. Full or half-day island tours are available from most taxis waiting on the Waterfront or Vendor’s Plaza. Those renting a vehicle can refer to the pullout island map in this guide for directions to the top island attractions. T East of Downtown BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE East of Charlotte Amalie, Bluebeard’s Castle Resort surrounds the ruins of Frederik’s Fort, a Danish fortified tower built in 1689. YACHT HAVEN GRANDE Follow the Waterfront east of Charlotte Amalie to find Yacht Haven Grande. This state-ofthe-art mega-yacht marina features an elegant promenade lined with designer boutiques and cafés. PARADISE POINT Hop on the tramway to climb 700 feet to Paradise Point, known for the best harbor view on St. Thomas. Dine in the casual open-air restaurant, browse the shops or hike the nature trail. WEST INDIAN COMPANY DOCK The West Indian Company Dock is one of the busiest cruise ship docks in the Caribbean, visited by some of the largest cruise ships in the world. Havensight Shopping Mall and the adjacent Port of $ale offer a relaxed shopping experience at the dock’s entrance. West of Downtown FRENCHTOWN Just to the west of Charlotte Amalie, Frenchtown is a sleepy fishing village settled by French immigrants from St. Bart’s in the 1800s. It’s known for its main road lined with popular restaurants, and local fishermen sell their fresh catch-of-the-day in the early mornings at the Quetel Fish Market. Visit Frenchtown Heritage Museum to see historic Frenchtown photographs, pottery and furniture. CROWN BAY CENTER A mile past Frenchtown is Crown Bay Center in Sub Base, with an alternate cruise ship dock. The spacious open-air plaza is filled with colorful kiosks, retail shops and a replica of an old sugar mill. A boardwalk connects the dock and shopping area to the adjacent Crown Bay Marina. UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Continue west past the airport to find the fully accredited University of the Virgin Islands. Its marine biology program is a major contributor to local coral reef conservation research. On the campus is one of the island’s most popular local beaches, Brewers Beach, and the Reichhold Center for the Arts, an open-air amphitheater featuring local and international performances. 38 2014 Edition The View From Above ZIPLINING For another unique way to fly, hang high above the treetops through St. Thomas’ tropical forest with Tree Limin’ Extreme (340) 7779477 www.ziplinestthomas.com, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ first zipline adventure. The 2 1/2 hour safety certified tour features eight aerial platforms and two skywalks with incredible island views, plus six exciting ziplines careening down the mountain, including the Yo-Yo, the only zipline of its kind in the Caribbean. East End TILLETT GARDENS Renowned silkscreen artist Jim Tillett converted this old Danish farm into an artists’ compound in a picturesque garden in 1959. Individual artist studios offer pottery, jewelry, candles, leatherwork, hand painted clothing and more. There is also a spa and the island’s sole community theater. Concerts and art festivals are held throughout the year. RED HOOK Adjacent to the St. John ferry, Red Hook is St. Thomas’ East End commercial hub. There are several retail shops, restaurants and businesses in this small but busy area. Many of the island’s sailing and sport fishing activities are based at the American Yacht Harbor Marina at its center. Coral World Ocean Park Adjacent to Coki Beach 340-775-1555 www.coralworldvi.com Voted top tourist attraction & eco-tourism in the V.I. Get up close and personal with the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life in a stunning setting. View life on a coral reef from the unique Undersea Observatory. Pet a shark, hand feed a stingray or a rainbow lorikeet! Add-ons include the Sea Lion Swim and Encounter Programs, SNUBA, Sea Trek Helmet Dive, Shark and Turtle Encounters, and Nautilus Semi-Submarine. Open daily 9:00am to 4:00pm. Summer schedule may vary. Please call to conﬁrm times. Butterﬂy Garden Located next to the Cruise Ship dock in Havensight 340-715-3366 www.butterﬂygardenvi.com Stroll through a lush tropical garden as exotic butterﬂies take ﬂight around you. Learn about their amazing life cycles during a guided tour. Wear bright colors to attract the butterﬂies to land on you. Double the fun and take a stroll through the outside botanical gardens showcasing a wide variety of local plants and butterﬂy species. Bring your camera! Open daily in season 8:30am - 4pm. May to October schedule may vary so call ahead. Watch Island-Showcase.com hly t n Mo ted a Upd vents lE a c Lo • Shopping • Dining/Nightlife • Watersports • Activities • Island Hints • Transportation The OFFICIAL Visitor's Information Video Program • Real Estate • History 340-776-0291 Continuous Programming on TV, Computers & Mobile Devices. PHANTASEA TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN 7D-5 Estate Lerkenlund Rt. 33 at Rt. 334 intersection 340-774-2916 www.stthomasbotanicalgarden.com Stroll through a lush two acre tropical botanical garden located 1100 feet above sea level on a mountain ridge in St. Thomas overlooking Magens Bay, St. John and the British Virgin Islands. The garden features over 1000 orchids, hundreds of bromeliads, numerous heliconias, palms and other tropical plants and trees located throughout the landscape with gazebos, decks, paths, steps and informative signs. Admission $10 Adults, $5 children. Open daily 9:00-5:00. Phantase hantasea tropical botanical Garden Over 1000 Orchids in the Landscape Hundreds of other Tropical Plants 340-774-2916 Rt. 33 St. Thomas, USVI www.stthomasbotanicalgarden.com Mid-Island SCENIC VIEWS Take your time while driving on St. Thomas. Every turn reveals yet another stunning vista and there are several overlooks to stop and appreciate the view along the way. Skyline Drive (Route 40) has a great hilltop view of the harbor. West on Route 40, Drakeâ€™s Seat is where Sir Francis Drake was reputed to watch for Spanish galleons, overlooking Magens Bay, the British Virgin Islands and Drakeâ€™s Passage. BEACON POINT At the eastern end of Skyline Drive, the observatory platform at Beacon Point has a lovely down island view. Stop by the gift shop for island souvenirs or enjoy a refreshing fruit daiquiri or snack. THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF ST. THOMAS After more than six years of fundraising and construction, the $8 million Humane Society of St. Thomas Animal Care Campus on Weymouth Rhymer Highway finally opened its doors in August of 2012. Beautifully landscaped with dog walk paths, dog runs and play areas, the facility includes cuttingedge sound- and odor-contained kennels, a cat cabana, an on-campus animal treatment center, an education center, an area for the Police K-9 unit, a bunny hutch, an iguana sanctuary, a livestock holding area and an animal boarding center. Visit www.hsstt.com for more information. ST. THOMAS & ST. JOHN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS SINCE 1962 St. Thomas Island Tour: See the North and South shores of the island, combined with shopping in Duty Free Charlotte Amalie. MONDAY - SATURDAY. St. John Island Tour: Combines touring through the National Park with lunch and a swim at Trunk Bay. TUESDAY - THURSDAY & SATURDAY. Enjoy our Two Most Popular Scenic Island Tours For Reservations: Contact your Resort Concierge or Call Us. www.tropictoursusvi.com 340-774-5674 THE ST. THOMAS REGIONAL LIBRARY Two decades in the making, the new Charles Wesley Turnbull Regional Library and Records Center near Tutu Park Mall opened its doors in the late spring of 2013. This $13 million project includes a 24,000 square-foot library as well as a 27,000 square-foot archive section for the preservation, digitalization and photo-duplication of historic documents. 2014 Edition 43 MOUNTAIN TOP Estate St. Peter 340-774-2400 www.mountaintopvi.com Welcome to the World Famous MountainTop, birthplace of the original Banana Daiquiri and the island’s first established major tourist attraction. From the highest point on St. Thomas (1547 feet), enjoy the breathtaking views of Magens Bay (rated one of the top ten beaches in the world) and 20 other islands and cays including St. John, Tortola and Jost Van Dyke. Sip a Banana Daiquiri, grab a snack and enjoy the best gifts, souvenir & clothing shopping on island. ST. PETER GREATHOUSE & BOTANICAL GARDENS St. Peter Mountain Road 340-774-4999 www.greathousevi.com Nestled in the volcanic peaks of St. Thomas, this breathtaking property was once part of the Plantation Saint Peter in the 1800s and is now home to a recently redesigned GreatHouse and Botanical Gardens. The 4-acre property presents unique photo opportunities, a newly created 400’ nature trail and amazing views of over 20 Caribbean islands and cays. Also home to the Caribbean inspired restaurant, Blue Orchid, part of one of the top catering companies in the world, accommodating from 15 to 1,000 guests in casual to elegant weddings, receptions and special events. 44 2014 Edition WATER ISLAND Water Island lies at the mouth of Charlotte Amalie’s Harbor, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ little sister. It is the epitome of a tropical paradise, ideal for those whose top vacation priority is peace and quiet. The Taino Indians had a settlement on the small 491.5-acre island more than 500 years ago. When the European settlers arrived, it was a popular stop for pirates to stock up on fresh water from its natural pools, just out of range of Ft. Christian’s cannon fire. The Dutch laid claim to Water Island in 1769 to grow cotton and graze livestock, but it was abandoned because of the loss of manpower resulting from the emancipation of slaves in 1848. The Danish East Asiatic Company took over in 1905. Although the U.S. purchased the Virgin Islands in 1917, Water Island was not part of the deal. It wasn’t until WWII that it was purchased for $10,000 for use by the U.S. military. After the war, the Department of the Interior took control, and immediately leased the island to developer Walter Phillips. He added a hotel, roads, homes, apartments and even a botanical garden. Honeymoon Beach was one of Phillips’ biggest accomplishments. He cleared the small rubble-filled beach, added sand and planted tropical foliage, transforming it into the stunning, expansive beach it is today. The glory days continued in 1965 with Edward McArdle, and the Water Isle Hotel and Beach Club reached 4-star status. Sadly, severe damage from Hurricane Hugo in 1989 forced its closure, returning the island once again to its sleepy state. Water Island officially became a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1996, but despite its close proximity to bustling St. Thomas, it retains it’s peaceful charm. There are less than 200 permanent residents. There are no stoplights, no gas stations, no shopping and few cars. There is a scattering of rental villas and an upscale eco-camp with tent-cottages for the island’s few visitors. Activities center on simply enjoying the environment, with hiking, snorkeling and an island bicycle tour. Honeymoon Beach remains the island’s social center. Quiet and almost deserted most days, it livens up on the weekends as the close-knit community comes together for picnic-style gourmet dinners on the sands, cocktails at one of two beach bars and frequent Sunday barbeques. There’s also movie night on the beach on Mondays. The Water Island Ferry, (340) 690-4159, runs several times daily between the dock at Phillips’ Landing and Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas. Photo © Don Hebert Music is in the air each February on Water Island! The Water Island Music Festival features several world-class classical performers each year. Concerts are held in the Randall family home for the rare chance of experiencing dynamic classical music in a very intimate setting. Visit www.water-island-music.com for more details. THE WATER ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL 46 LITTLE ISLANDS H alf a mile off the north coast of St. Thomas is Thatch Cay, one of the last privately owned undeveloped islands in the U. S. Virgin Islands. It is currently for sale! It is closest to Coki Beach. Inner and Outer Brass are easily visible from St. Thomas’ Hull Bay and/or Magens Bay. It’s a favorite local camping and kayaking spot. Also towards the north, Hans Lollick is easy to spot from Mahogany Run Golf Course, and Little Hans Lollick is hidden from view behind it. These islands are also for sale. The shallows between the two islands are filled with coral, sea plumes and fan feathers. Off the eastern tip of St. Thomas is Great St. James Island, and behind it, Little St. James. Both are privately owned. Not to be confused with St. Croix’s Buck Island Reef National Monument, there is another Buck Island just two miles south of St. Thomas. It is home to the Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge. Reefs and a shipwreck make this a popular site for diving and snorkeling. Hassel Island is nestled within Charlotte Amalie Harbor. There are tours held by the St. Thomas Historical Society as well as frequent kayak, hike & snorkel tours with V.I. Ecotours (340) 779-2155. The tour departs from the floating dock in Frenchtown’s marina to kayak past Danish and British ruins, Careening Cove and the Creque Marine Slipway, with a short hike to Fort Willoughby and Garrison House and a refreshing swim or guided snorkel. A hike up to Fort Shipley may be substituted for the paddle to Fort Willoughby. The hike is recommended for the physically fit. A five-hour tour includes a sack lunch. VI Ecotours sponsors programs of the Friends of the VI National Park and offers a free one-year membership to guests. Visit www.viecotours.com for details. Hans Lollick Photo © Don Hebert ns Creque Railway Rui Photo © Don Hebert Hassel Island Photo © Don Hebert 47 Performing Arts 35t h Anniversary PLEASE JOIN REICHHOLD CENTER FOR THE ARTS As We Celebrate 35 Years of Providing World-Class Entertainment in the Most Incredible Venue in the Caribbean! 2013-2014 SEASON PERFORMANCES usic plays an important role in Virgin Islands culture, and you’ll likely find action most nights of the week. Jam to the calypso, salsa, reggae and steel pan that the islands are known for, as well as rock, blues, jazz, and even classical. Many bars have live music and DJs, and will occasionally bring in stateside bands. Jazz Under The Stars is a favorite monthly event in Frederiksted, St. Croix. Live action featuring international acts is found at the 1,200-seat amphitheater at Reichhold Center for the Arts (340) 6931559 on St. Thomas. The venue offers performances by well-known musicians, dance troupes, orchestras, children’s shows and pageants. Community theaters such as Pistarckle Theater on St. Thomas and Caribbean Community Theater on St. Croix spotlight local talent in dramas, comedies and musicals. Check local newspaper listings for schedules. M in the Virgin Islands COMMON CLICK CLACK MOO Arts Alive TUCK & PATTI INVINCIBLE MJ BEBEL GILBERTO DENYCE GRAVES MAXI PRIEST FOR TICKETS CALL (340) 693-1559 OR ONLINE WWW.REICHHOLDCENTER.COM Located on St. Thomas directly across from Brewers Beach near UVI Campus 5 minutes from Cyril E. King airport – Free Parking The courtyard of Tillett Gardens makes the perfect backdrop for the Tillett Foundation’s Arts Alive events. Hosting two arts & crafts festivals per year and the Concerts in the Garden series showcases artists performing classical, blues, jazz, bluegrass, Cajun and more. Past artists have included names such as Dave Bromberg, the Ahn Trio, Sara Lee Guthrie and The Kennedys. Visit www.tillettfoundation.org for schedules. St. Thomas Calendar JANUARY 11 Film: “Digital Darma” and discussion: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 11 Common (actor, poet, musician): Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com 16 The Met Live in HD: Falstaff: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 17 Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole: Tillett Gardens Pistarckle Theater www.pistarckletheater.com 31 David Bromberg: Tillett Gardens www.tillettfoundation.org FEBRUARY 6 Speaker: Bryan Stevenson: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 9 Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School St. Thomas Hebrew Congregation www.synagogue.vi 12 Benjamon Beilman: Tillett Gardens www.tillettfoundation.org 14 Bebel Gilbeto (Brazilian, Bossa Nova): Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com 16 Annual Princess Party: Betsy’s Bar, Frenchtown www.betsysbar.com 20 The Met Live in HD: Rusalka: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 22 Surati Classic Indian Dance – A Touch of Bollywood: Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com 28-Mar 1 Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type (Family Series): Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com MARCH 3 SHEL (pop, folk): Tillett Gardens www.tillettfoundation.org 15 Trio Arbos from Festival Casals: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 22 Voices of Inspiration: A Joyful Musical Journey Through Time (Family Series): Reichhold Center for the Arts, www.reichholdcenter.com 28 Dar Williams (pop, folk): Tillett Gardens www.tillettfoundation.org 28-30 St. Thomas International Regatta: St. Thomas Yacht Club www.styc.net APRIL 10 The Met Live in HD: La Boheme: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 12 Miro Quartet: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 30 Cultural Fair: Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com MAY 1 Roas-A-Time (J’Ouvert): Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com 2 Children’s Carnival Parade: Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com 3 Adult Carnival Parade: Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com 5 The Met Live in HD: Cosi Fan Tutte: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi 10 Tuck & Patti (rich vocals and acoustic guitar): Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com 13, 21-May 28 Film Festival: Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi Continued on page 50 CALENDAR OF EVENTS RISING STARS St. Thomas’ pride and joy, the Rising Stars Steel Orchestra raises the bar for steel pan music, playing not only calypso, but also pop and classical selections. Sponsored by the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the organization promotes and encourages education through musicianship. They have performed throughout the U.S., Japan and Taiwan and were featured on Good Morning America. Photo © Louis Ible, Jr. Rising Stars performing at the Emancipation Park Band Shell, November 2012. 49 MAY cont’d 23-26 Puerto Rico Heineken Regatta www.heinekenregattapr.com 24 Maxi Priest (reggae, R & B fusion): Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com JUNE 13-15 Father’s Day Celebration Weekend: Frenchtown Committee for the Betterment of Carenage 21-22 Relay for Life: Charlotte Amalie High School track www.facebook.com/ RelayForLifeStThomas JULY 6 July Open Kids Tournament: Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club www.vigfc.com 9-11 July Open Marlin Tournament: Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club www.vigfc.com 13 Bastille Day Kingfish Fishing Tournament: Northside Sport Fishing Club www.facebook.com/ NorthsideSportfishingClub MADE IN THE V.I. AUGUST 7-11 The 42nd Annual USVI “Boy Scout” Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament: www.abmt.com 17 The 30th Annual Chili Cook Off: Brewer’s Beach Texas Society of the Virgin Islands www.facebook.com/TexasSociety oftheVirginIslands OCTOBER 19 October Sunday Beach Jam: Magens Bay NOVEMBER 8 Taste of Two Islands: Marriot Frenchman’s Reef firstname.lastname@example.org 21-24 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament Men’s Division: University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas www.paradisejam.com 27-29 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament Women’s Division: University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas www.paradisejam.com DECEMBER 12 Miracle on Main Street & Lighted Boat Parade: Downtown Charlotte Amalie Events subject to change without notice. Confirm date and location with the event sponsor. St. Thomas Calendar continued Rum balls and rum cakes are a great way to share a taste of the tropics with friends and family. These locally made sweets can be found at most souvenir shops and are packaged properly, so you’ll have no problems bringing them back home. The Caribbean is known for its hot sauces, originally created to liven up bland but filling starches. Each hot sauce has its own unique flavor and there are hundreds to choose from, whether you prefer sweet and mild or flaming hot. Try Jerome’s or Gladys’ from St. Thomas or Miss Anna’s, made on St. Croix. Rum is the drink of the islands, and you’ll find the prices are irresistible. Although Cruzan Rum and Captain Morgan are by far the most popular rums in the Virgin Islands, several other local companies sell their own labels made with their own recipes, though not all are actually produced here. You might also want to sip a refreshing ale or root beer from St. John Brewers to chase away the heat. Bay Rum, not to be confused with the alcoholic beverage, has been a centuries-long tradition in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where it was first produced. This fragrance made from the aromatic oil of the West Indian bay tree found on St. John and distilled with rum and water on St. Thomas, is considered the best in the world. It has a pleasant, clean smell and was historically used to cool down a fever, massage sore muscles and relieve headaches. Bottles of St. Johns Bay Rum comes attractively packaged in hand woven palm fronds. Photo © Don Hebert 50 2014 Edition JANUARY 22-26 The 4th Annual Love City Live!: www.experiencelovecitylive.com FEBRUARY 1 Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Annual Gala: www.friendsvinp.org 22 The 18th Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race Festival: www.8tuffmiles.com St. John Calendar 27-28 St. John Folklife Festival: Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins Friends of the V.I. National Park www.friendsvinp.org APRIL 18-19 Earth Day Fair and Reef Fest: Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park www.friendsvinp.org MAY 25 The 11th Annual Beach-toBeach Power Swim: Maho Beach Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park www.friendsvinp.org JULY 4 St. John’s Festival Parade: www.stjfestival.com CALENDAR OF EVENTS Events subject to change without notice. Confirm date and location with the event sponsor. My Virgin Islands is the official free smart phone app with all you need to know about the U.S. Virgin Islands. Get on the spot information about beaches, restaurants, hotels, services, events, attractions, taxi rates and more. DECEMBER 2013 26 The 60th Crucian Christmas Carnival Village Opening: Frederiksted www.stxcarnival.com 31 New Year’s Eve, Old Year’s Night Fireworks: Trellis Bay St. Croix Calendar AGRIFEST 2014: 43rd Annual St. Croix Agriculture & Food Fair: Agricultural Fairgrounds www.viagrifest.org 21-23 Orchid Society Show: University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall MARCH 21-Apr 5 “Duck Hunter Shoots Angels”: Christiansted Caribbean Community Theatre www.cct.vi APRIL 19 15th Annual Golden Hook Dolphin Tournament: Golden Hook Fishing Club www.fishstx.com 6, 8-12 St. Croix Food and Wine Experience/ Taste of St. Croix: www.stcroixfoodandwine.com MAY 2-17 “Crowns”: Christiansted, Caribbean Community Theatre www.cct.vi 4 Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Race: www.stcroixtriathalon.com JUNE 13-28 “La Gringa”: Christiansted Caribbean Community Theater www.cct.vi 28 The 1st Annual Kingfish Tournament: Golden Hook Fishing Club www.fishstx.com OCTOBER 4-5 15th Annual Golden Guy/Gal Reel Challenge: Golden Hook Fishing Club www.fishstx.com JANUARY 3 Crucian Carnival Children’s Parade: Frederiksted www.stxcarnival.com 4 Crucian Carnival Adult’s Parade: Frederiksted www.stxcarnival.com 26 St. Croix Scenic 50 Marathon: Christiansted www.stcroix50.com FEBRUARY 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 “Rent”: Christiansted, Caribbean Community Theatre www.cct.vi Events subject to change without notice. Confirm date and location with the event sponsor. 2014 PHASES OF THE MOON Photo © Don Hebert NEW MOON January 1 January 30 March 1 March 30 April 29 May 28 June 27 July 26 August 25 September 24 October 23 November 22 December 22 Moon Calendar information was obtained from the U.S. Naval Observatory website (http://aa.usno.navy.mil) FIRST QUARTER January 8 February 6 March 8 April 7 May 7 June 5 July 5 August 4 September 2 October 1 October 31 November 29 December 28 FULL MOON January 16 February 14 March 16 April 15 May 14 June 13 July 12 August 10 September 9 October 8 November 6 December 6 LAST QUARTER January 24 February 22 March 24 April 22 May 21 June 19 July 19 August 17 September 16 October 15 November 14 December 14 2014 Edition 51 Transportation CAR RENTALS 52 Photo © Ramunas Bruzas CAR RENTAL If your vacation style tends more towards spontaneous exploration and spur-ofthe-moment adventure on the road less traveled, renting a vehicle is your best option. It is advisable to book your vehicle on line in advance with one of several national and local agencies, especially during the busy winter months. Compact cars, SUVs, jeeps, sedans and minivans can be rented on a daily or weekly basis. A U.S. driver’s license is valid for 90 days. Temporary permits are available at the time of rental for those with an international license. Although the Watch for Tommy Always Buckle vehicles are American, with steering up! Starfish Road Signs! on the left, driving is done on the left as well, so be extra cautious when making turns. Use your Places to Explore island map for directions to major attractions No Cell phone use or ask your rental agency for a free dewhile Driving! tailed roadmap. It's The Law! THRIFTY CAR RENTAL By the airport 340-776-1500 www.thrifty.com Welcome to paradise! Thrifty invites you to enjoy the adventure of exploring all the VI in the comfort of their large variety of brand new models including sedans, sport soft top jeeps and large SUVs. They have the one that meet your needs. Discover the beauty of St. Thomas and escape to the peace of St. John (conditions apply). Great deals, outstanding service, free shuttle from the airport, ports, and some hotels. Call them today. DOLLAR RENT A CAR By the airport 340-774-0111 www.dollar.com Welcome to the islands. Dollar invites you to experience everything there is to experience in the comfort of their brand new models. They models have New Sedans, Jeeps, SUV’s, full size and luxury cars to meet all your needs. Discover the beauty Great rates of St. Thomas, and escape to the peace of St. JohnFree (conditions apply). pick ups The best service, the best deals, free shuttle from/to the airport, ports, and some hotels.•Call right now for the 340-776-1500 787-253-2525 St. Puerto Rico best deal inThomas town. www.thrifty.com New models Great rates Free pick ups Always Low Prices on SUVs, Cars & Minivans at Dollar Rent a Car! 340-776-1500 • 787-253-2525 St. Thomas Puerto Rico www.thrifty.com 2014 Edition 340-774-0111 www.dollar.com TAXIS You may not feel comfortable driving on the left on unfamiliar roads. With more than 500 registered taxis in the U.S. Virgin Islands, there’s no shortage of taxi vans, open-air safari buses and air-conditioned sedans ready and waiting to take you where you want to go, though you will often find yourself sharing your ride with others going in your general direction. Taxi stands are stationed at all major island destinations, and private pick up can be arranged wherever you are. Many are available for half-day and full day island tours. Registered vehicles display an official TP license plate or a Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission sticker and are required to post the latest published fares in the cab. Unregistered “Gypsy cabs” are also available at your own risk, so be sure to establish the fare before your trip. DISCLAIMER: *Rates are standard fares for one passenger. Additional luggage, radio-call and late-night pick up charges apply. Rates subject to change without notice. TAXI RATES 54 ST. THOMAS TAXI RATES* Destination From Charlotte Amalie Airport Destination From Charlotte Amalie Airport Airport $7 American Yacht Harbor $13 $15 Blackbeard’s Castle $5 $8 Bluebeard’s Castle $5 $8 Bolongo Bay $10 $12 Coki Beach $12 $14 Compass Point $12 $14 Cowpet Bay $15 $18 Crown Bay $5 $5 Drake’s Seat $7 $9 Elysian Resort $15 $18 Frenchtown $4 $7 Havensight $6 $8 Holiday Inn $4 $7 Hull Bay $12 $15 Mafolie $8 $10 Magens Bay Mahogany Run Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Morningstar Beach Paradise Point Tramway Point Pleasant Resort Red Hook Reichhold Center Ritz Carlton Sapphire Beach Secret Harbour St. Thomas Yacht Club Tillett Gardens Tutu Park Mall Sugar Bay Resort Yacht Haven Grande $10 $10 $8 $8 $9 $13 $13 $7 $15 $13 $15 $15 $9 $9 $13 $4 $12 $13 $10 $10 $11 $15 $15 $5 $18 $15 $18 $18 $11 $11 $15 $7 ST. JOHN TAXI RATES* Destination From Cruz Bay Destination From Cruz Bay Annaberg Plantation Bordeaux Mountain Caneel Bay Chocolate Hole Cinnamon Bay Coral Bay Francis Bay Gallows Point $13 $17 $6 $7 $9 $16 $13 $5 Hawksnest $6 Hurricane Hole $19 Leinster Bay $13 Maho Bay Campground $13 Reef Bay Trail Head $9 Salt Pond $20 Trunk Bay $8 Westin Resort $6 Destination From Airport/Christiansted/Frederiksted Destination From Airport/Christiansted/Frederiksted ST. CROIX TAXI RATES* Airport -/$16/$17 Buccaneer Hotel $20/$9/$24 Cane Bay $20/$24/$26 Carambola Beach Resort $20/$30/$27 Caravelle Hotel $16/-/$24 Chenay Bay Beach Resort $21/$15/$27 Christiansted $16/-/$24 Club St. Croix $16/$8/$24 Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino $24/$18/$36 Frederiksted $12/$24/Frederiksted Hotel $12/$24/Gallows Bay $17/$6/$26 Green Cay Marina $18/$12/$27 Hibiscus Beach Hotel $16/$10/$24 Hotel on the Cay $16/-/$24 Hovensa $12/$12/$20 Island Center $12/$12/$20 King Christian Hotel $16/-/$24 St. Croix Yacht Club $24/$18/$36 St. George Botanical Gardens $12/$18/$12 Salt River Marina $17/$22/$24 Sand Castle on the Beach $12/$24/$8 Sunny Isle Shopping Center $12/$12/$20 Tamarind Reef Hotel $21/$12/$30 The Palms (Cormorant) $16/$10/$24 Whim Plantation Museum $12/$20/$10 2014 Edition L E W to the U.S. Virgin Islands M O E C Call V.I. Taxi, the territory’s largest and longest operating taxi association, for taxi service and sightseeing tours during your stay on St. Thomas or St. John • Island Tours • Taxi Service • Airport Transfers Call Dispatch: 340-774-7457 Office: 340-774-4550 ‘Driving happy people to beautiful places since 1942’ www.vitaxi.com LOCAL ARTS & CRAFTS PHOTO © WATER CANDY PHOTO © V.I. NOW PHOTO © V.I. NOW LOST ARTS Before these traditional crafts fade into obscurity, you may want to pick up a souvenir of tropical days gone by! Tyre palm brooms are a very old tradition in the Virgin Islands. Palm fronds are cut, stripped and dried, which can take up to a week, before being woven into distinct shapes and fastened to a birch-berry handle. Some are meant for cleaning, while others used for an old African custom to celebrate nuptials. Broom making demonstrations are held at Annaberg Plantation on St. John. Palm frond hats seem to be the quintessential accessory in the tropics. Weavers frequent Coki Beach and Lindberg Bay, and can often custom weave your hat during your time at the beach. Enjoy them while you are here, but be forewarned that these mementos can only be brought home if they are painted or treated in some way. If you ﬁnd yourself in Frenchtown, ask around for Miss Lelell. This diminutive grande dame can be seen hand weaving ribbons or palm fronds while visiting throughout the area. She makes lovely coin purses, bags, placemats and more with intricate, colorful weaves. MISS LELELL PHOTO © LORI ABBOTTS Island Proud. Island Made. • Unique hand made cloth dolls • "Island Girls" with clippies, ribbons, hair pic & natural happy hair for stylin' • Traditional "School Uniform" & cultural "Mocko Jumbie" dolls Kool Kidz, St. Thomas • Kulcha Shoppe, St. Croix We deliver! Order online! Or pick up at: 340-643-6587 • www.karibbeankidsvi.com 56 2014 Edition PHOTO © V.I. NOW PHOTO © KARIBBEAN KIDS PHOTO © V.I. NOW ART CLASSES d k” VoteArtwosrP l s Reader oll ca Lo ew t N s ly e “B I Dai eV in Th • • • Jewelry Gifts Decor The sweetest little shop for local art! 340-643-5579 • www.h2ocandy.com Route 38 in Tillett Gardens • St. Thomas,VI Visiting artists can enjoy an art class to capture the essence of the islands on canvas. At St. Croix’s Buccaneer Hotel, watercolor classes by artist in residence Jane Aken are led on the Great House Terrace. St. John’s Caneel Bay Resort offers classes by their artist in residence, Gail Livy. Contact each resort for schedule information. PHOTO COURTESY OF WATER CANDY 2014 Edition 57 Photo © Don Hebert Shopping s one of the largest duty-free ports in the Caribbean, St. Thomas offers a vast selection of luxury items for every taste and budget. Choose from brand name items, designer lines, discount merchandise and unique handmade creations. You’ll find great deals on jewelry, watches, electronics, perfumes, liquor, linens, crystal, collectibles and art, as well as fun souvenirs, t-shirts, beachwear and other mementos. Most stores offer guarantees and toll-free customer service for larger ticket items. There are several shopping opportunities during your stay on St. Thomas. Plan a full day in downtown Charlotte Amalie’s historic shopping district, spanning Main Street to the Waterfront. For some leisurely shopping, visit the Havensight Mall and Port of $ale adjoining the West Indian Company’s cruise ship dock or the Crown Bay Center at the Crown Bay dock. You’ll find outlets for many of the Main Street stores with merchandise at the same low prices. If you’re looking for top international designer names, stroll the lovely grounds at Yacht Haven Grande’s mega yacht marina for the best in fashions, handbags, jewelry and more. On the East End, Red Hook has some unique shops in or near American Yacht Harbor. Major attractions and resorts offer logo gear and souvenirs. Most stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays with visiting cruise ships. Visit www.viplacestoexplore.com for some great coupon discounts. COUPON Look for the coupon logo to see what retailer has something special waiting for you in their store. Visit the coupon section in the back of this book to find out. A 58 2014 Edition Take her breath away. Sterling silver charms from $25 AUTHORIZED PANDORA DEALER 5176 Dronningens Gade Suite 2 St. Thomas, USVI 00802 1.800.722.4455 â€˘ 340.777.1118 email@example.com www.ballerina-jewelers.com DIAMONDS Are Forever. 5180 & 5176 Dronnigens Gade St. Thomas, USVI 00802 Toll free 1.800.722.4455 Phone 340.776.3701 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ballerina-jewelers.com Fleur de Lis, Jardin by Belle Ă‰toile ÂŠ 2013 belleetoilejewelry.com 5176 Dronnigens Gade, Ste. 2 St.Thomas, USVI 00802 Toll free 1.800.722.4455 PH # 340.777.1118 email@example.com Website: www.ballerina-jewelers.com BALLERINA JEWELERS 5180 Dronningens Gade, Suite 3 800-722-4455 www.ballerina-jewelers.com COUPON Ballerina Jewelers is an established family owned and operated business, one of the most trusted and respected jewelers in the Caribbean committed to providing their clients a unique personalized shopping experience over two decades. They specialize in loose diamonds, colored diamonds and a vibrant range of gemstones. Besides bringing you the latest styles that are their own unique designs, they carry a dazzling selection of elegant & exquisite jewelry from designers like Tacori, Levian, Pandora, Hidalgo, Belle Etoile, Larimar, Hook Bangles and Designer Watches from Frederique Constant, Pre-Owned Rolex, Bell & Ross, Oris, Luminox, Skagen, Citizen and Fruitz. Stop by to check out their latest addition, the Lladro Figurine Collection. They have two U. S. Service centers to guarantee all your purchases. At Ballerina Jewelers they make every experience a memory! IDY LLIC In a demonstration of technical and artistic mastery, Lladr贸 recreates the beauty of one of the most characteristic creatures of the Caribbean. A heartfelt tribute which will always recall the best of times. A porcelain handcrafted at the Lladr贸 workshops in Valencia - Spain. Sea turtles 36 x 44 cm Free shipping available Ask for details 5176, Dronningens Gade, Suite 2 St. Thomas, USVI 00802 Tel. 3407771118 (toll free 800-722-4455) firstname.lastname@example.org www.ballerina-jewelers.com Are you a chocolate lover? Over 60 Varieties of Chocolates... ...Buttercream, ganache, caramel, Bailey’s, truffles, lollipops, chocolate covered pretzels, sugar free & much more!! THE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY A.H. Riise Mall Downtown Charlotte Amalie 340-777-5247 www.thebelgianchocolatefactory.com Are you a chocolate lover? At the Belgian Chocolate Factory, you will be greeted with the rich aroma of chocolate as you watch while the chocolate maker prepares the chocolates fresh each day. Each chocolate is handmade using traditional methods and filled with a variety of specially prepared ingredients. Also available are lollipops, truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, ice cream treats, frozen chocolate covered bananas and other great seasonal treats. Chocolate is the perfect way to bring a “taste” of paradise home! Chocolates are handmade in the shop! Downtown Charlotte Amalie, st. Thomas UsVi Most stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as Sundays with visiting cruise ships. ALPHA JEWELERS COUPON 7A Main Street, Suite 3 Tel: 340 -779-1071 www.alpha-jewelers.com “Come as Strangers, Leave as Friends,” is the motto at Alpha Jewelers. Sonny & Nikita, owners, have been in the fine jewelry business for over 20 years. They provide personalized care, custom designing, excellent customer service and great deals. Specializes in Diamonds, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Tanzanite and Semi-Precious gemstone jewelry. Stop by to learn about the new colored diamond collection called “Chocolate Covered Strawberry.” “Alpha Jewelers your Friendly Caribbean Jewelers” Toll Free: (877) 425-7425, Email: email@example.com. REGENCY JEWELERS COUPON 18 Main Street 340-776-5481 Family owned and operated for 28 years, brothers Andy and Larry Khiani offer two stores in one at Regency Jewelers. Upfront you’ll find unique jewelry and a pearl boutique with hundreds of pearls, designs and colors. Pearls run from the very affordable to pearl and diamond combinations for something really special. Behind the jewelry is a designer Silver boutique with a significant collection of pieces at good prices and resort wear perfect for beaching and the island lifestyle. Now Located at A.H. Riise MALL! www.thebelgianchocolatefactory.com 340-777-5247 JEWELERS & GIFT SHOP 18 Main St., St St. Th Thomas, USVI • (340) 776 776-5481 5481 GOLD-DIAMONDSPRECIOUS STONES-SILVER UP TO 70% OFF FROM OUR SUPER SAVER CORNER: 3 T-SHIRTS 3 CAPS 3 SHOT GLASSES 2 BEACH BAGS MAGNET-KEYCHAINS $15 $10 $1 $5 $10 Look for Coupons in the back of this book! FREE Om Pendant with this ad! 64 2014 Edition www.caribbeansurf.net HAVENSIGHT MALL 776-4540 • RED HOOK 774-3583 THE VIRGIN ISLANDS’ ONLY OFFICIAL BILLABONG STORE 5120 MAIN STREET • 774-4010 • www.caribbeansurf.net TAX-FREE SAVINGS! 2 (340) 774-2 80 / (340 the Father of Impressionism, was born in 1830 in the Main Street family home in downtown Charlotte Amalie, now the Camille Pissarro Gallery. CAMILLE PISSARRO Shopping Models, Aimee Scardina and Lucas Warford, Wardrobe courtesy of, photo © Don Hebert. 66 2014 Edition FREE TOTE BAG! 0) 774-318 LOCAL COLOR Waterfront, Downtown Charlotte Amalie and Havensight Mall 340-774-2280 | 340-774-3182 firstname.lastname@example.org If you are looking for the HIGHEST QUALITY T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Resort Wear for both ladies and men, look no further than LOCAL COLOR. Visit one of their 2 convenient locations; either on the Waterfront in Downtown Charlotte Amalie or Havensight Mall, to find fun and fashionable Tropical Clothing, Accessories, comfy CROCS shoes and the ever so hip KIPLING bags and luggage. Donâ€™t forget to ask for a FREE TOTE BAG with your purchase of $35 or more. Downtown 340-774-2280, Havensight 340-774-3182. 2 2014 Edition 67 DYNASTY DAZZLERS COUPON JEWELERS Main Street & Havensight Mall 340-774-6520 www.dynastydazzlers.com Dynasty Dazzlers is a family owned business that has served millions of satisfied customers since 1975. Owners-designers Raj and Vandy Mohanani see to it that every client gets special attention that is second to none. It is no wonder that their customers rave about their experience and return repeatedly. Come see for yourself the quality and value that other jewelers cannot offer. Dynasty Dazzlers has a vast selection of GIA certified loose diamonds, as well as gem quality Tanzanite and other rare precious color stones. Donâ€™t miss their amazing watch collection including Marc By Marc Jacobs, Guess, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Skagen, Citizen, Seiko as well as mint conditioned pre-owned Rolex watches. 68 2014 Edition UNSTOPPABLE Fueled by light. Any light. A watch that never needs a battery. Be Precise. Be Powerful. Be UNSTOPPABLE. World Time A•T Atomic Clock Synchronization for Superior Accuracy World Time in 26 Time Zones 43mm ©2013 Citizen Watch Company citizenwatch.com 5571 Dronningens Gade Suite 2 • St. Thomas, USVI 00802 Phone: (340) 776-5665 / (340) 776-0565 E-Mail: email@example.com 13-COA-0462 Paradise Jewelers_r2.indd 1 Savvy Shopping • 11/4/13 5:08 PM If • The duty-free prices for brand name • merchandise are set by the manufacturer, and are the same wherever you go. Although they can’t change the price on brand name merchandise, retailers will often entice customers with value-added gifts such as a t-shirt, jewelry roll or camera case. Be sure to ask for a business card with the sales person’s name, item description and price. It will be easier for you to find them again later among the many Main Street shops and will ensure your quoted price. Ask if there is a discount for cash. Many reputable retailers will have a toll free customer service number, offer guarantees and appraisals, and can ship additional items to you later at the same duty-free prices. • • you stop for a drink or bite to eat while shopping, be sure to check your bill carefully. Some bars and restaurants add an automatic gratuity. Save your receipts. You’ll need to produce them for Customs on the way home. • • 2014 Edition 69 Hand Painted Bohemian Glassware Custom Bead Jewelry Larimar Beads Hundreds of Beads to Choose From Hand Blown Glass Murano Glass Seaglass Rum Bottle Table Lamps Design your own Jewelry BEADS• JEWELRY• GLASS We Ship Everywhere! Royal Dane Mall Downtown Charlotte Amalie 340-244-2125 | 340-244-1853 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: laskabead.com BULOVA PRECISIONIST CHRONOGRAPH THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED CHRONOGRAPH WITH A CONTINUOUSLY SWEEPING SECOND HAND CHAMPLAIN COLLECTION 5571 Dronningens Gade Suite 2 St. Thomas, USVI 00802 (340)-776-5665 / (340)-776-0565 E-mail: email@example.com s a duty-free port, the U.S. Virgin Islands does not charge retailers duty on imported merchandise coming into the territory for resale, and that savings is passed on with duty-free pricing. Savings can reach from 5% to 60% depending on the item. In addition, there is no sales tax, so the sticker price is the actual price you pay. Your duty-free allowance is the amount of merchandise each U.S. resident is allowed to bring back into the U.S., $1,600 in merchandise every 30 days, before incurring additional duty. Know your prices back home. You may still save on items over your limit even with the additional duty. Duty-free allowances refer to children as well (excluding alcohol and cigarettes), and families can pool their allowances together to save on higher ticket items. U.S residents over the age of 21 are allowed 5 liters of liquor, providing one is made in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They may also take home up to 100 cigars not of Cuban origin and 5 cartons of cigarettes, though you cannot exceed your allowance on tobacco. Loose gemstones and art made in the U.S. Virgin Islands are exempt from duty. The duty allowance from elsewhere in the Caribbean is $800 with only one liter of duty-free alcohol. Photo ÂŠ Don Hebert A Duty-Free & Duty Free Allowance 2014 Edition 71 DELIGHTFUL DETOURS Photo © Don Hebert ith so many side-by-side shops, you may be tempted to stick to shopping on Main Street, but you’d be missing out on so much more! Don’t hesitate to take a detour into one of the interesting alleyways, side streets and passageways connecting Main Street to the Waterfront for a shopping experience you won’t want to miss. Turn onto streets such as Raadets’ Gade for a selection of lovely jewelry, linens and more. Explore Royal Dane Mall, a maze of unique shops in old Danish warehouses lining charming stone walkways. Picturesque shopping alleys such as Trompeter Gade, A.H. Riise Alley, Drake’s Passage, Palm Passage and International Plaza connect Main Street to the Waterfront with one-of-a-kind galleries, cafés, designer boutiques and shops filled with handcrafted jewelry, collectibles, fashions and other tempting items. COUPON Look for the coupon logo to see what retailer has something special waiting for you in their store. Visit the coupon section in the back of this book to find out. W 72 2014 Edition Br o w n C o l o r e d D I A MON D S N A T U R A L HOUSE OF RAJAH JEWELERS 5332 Raadets Gade COUPON 340-776-7770 www.houseofrajah.com Celebrating their 40th year in business, owner George and his friendly staff have been serving shoppers with unbelievable savings of 60% off certified diamonds–including rare diamonds in a variety of colors. Select one of their custom design ring mounts and watch them set your gem within same day. Fine Tanzanites, Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, Semi Precious, Mallorca Pearls ($1/inch). Diamond Eternity Rings available in all carat weights and sizes in stock. Visit their New Diamond Corner starting at $149. Citizen EcoDrive, Guess, Invicta, Elysee, Nautica, Skagen, Victory & Pre-Owned Rolex watches with full warranty plus custom accessories (not affiliated with Rolex SA). Guaranteed worth the visit! ou won’t have to exceed your luggage weight limit. Wellpacked shipped items can also lessen the risk of breakage in transit. Most retailers will be happy to ship your purchases to your home, where they will safely await your return. Insured Regular, Priority and Express Mail cost the same as shipping from state to state. DHL, Fed Ex and UPS are also available. International rates may apply. You may mail $100 of merchandise to yourself per day without incurring duty, though you must declare these purchases to Customs as part of your allowance. www.cbp.gov for further details. Y Shipping 74 2014 Edition Two-Time MVP Two-Time Quarterback Two-Time Champion MVP Two-Time Champion Quarterback UNSTOPPABLE UNSTOPPABLE Eli Manning and his Citizen Eco-Drive. Eli Manning and his Citizen Eco-Drive. Fueled by light. Any light. Fueled by light. Anyneeds light. a battery. A watch that never A watch that never needs a battery. Be Precise. Be Powerful. Precise. Be Be UNSTOPPABLE. Powerful. Be Be UNSTOPPABLE. ©2013 Citizen Watch Company ©2013 Citizen Watch Company Eli Manning World Time A•T Limited Edition Eli Manning World Time A•T Atomic Clock Synchronization Limited Edition for Superior Accuracy Atomic Clock Synchronization World Time in 26 Time Zones for Superior Accuracy World Time in 26 Time 43mm Zones Discover the Technology Discover the Technology 43mm citizenwatch.com CitizenEcoDrive citizenwatch.com CitizenEcoDrive 5332 Raadets Gade #19 • 1-340-776-7770 5332 Raadets Gade #19 1-800-316-3616 • 1-340-776-7770 1-800-316-3616 www.houseofrajah.com www.houseofrajah.com “Up to your neck in fun!” That’s the motto of Virgin Islands jewelry designer Sunil Mohanani, known around the world as the Sandal Man. With a multitude of fanciful charms, pendants, bracelets and more, Sunil offers “all the bling without the cha-ching” at Get Charmed Factory Outlet. Raised in his family’s jewelry boutique, Chalet D’or, he began designing his own fashion jewelry, realizing the growing need for a high quality look without the high quality price. His parents retired after 44 years, and Sunil took the opportunity to focus on this popular line with the Get Charmed Factory Outlet, an enchanting array of islandinspired designs. Located in the historic Landmark Building on Garden Street at the base of Government Hill, Get Charmed is a hidden treasure just steps from Main Street. It all started with a flip-flop, the iconic symbol of tropical fun. Sunil’s original Sandals For Your Neck are now wholesaled worldwide, and he owns the U.S. copyright on the design. The selection now includes thousands of charms, including mermaids, butterflies, seahorses, sailboats and countless others in a variety of enamels, Swarovski crystals and inlaid opal. The latest designs include 3D pineapples, hermit crabs, cruise ships and inlaid, multi-colored opal hibiscus and iguanas. Get Charmed is the ideal spot to pick up those affordable, quality mementos. Don’t miss the 10 Collection, a range of mini pendants and a trendy set of four sandals on a chain for $10. Sunil is constantly experimenting with new techniques. You’ll find a collection of stingray cuff bangles, as well as crystals encased in a hand woven mesh necklace, a stunning pave crystal collection, crystal watches and more. The latest hit is the V.I. Bling bracelet, made with a St. Thomas bead on spun silk strands. Wear some island attitude with Sandals for your Neck! brings a little bit of country to the Virgin Islands! This Texas singer, songwriter, and lawyer! – living on St. Thomas mixes folk, country and Americana musical styles in an intoxicating blend on her first album, Fingernail Moon, released in 2013. For more details, visit www.sarahsmithsings.com. SARAH SMITH 76 2014 Edition World’s ﬁnest gems, meet Sterling Silver. Sterling Silver, meet world’s ﬁnest gems. Tanzanite T i m e l e s s p r i c e l e s s m a d e a f f o r d a b l e . n o w R a a d e t s G a d e w w w. D e s t i n a t i o n S t T h o m a s . c o m The Art Scene Artists of all kinds use island beauty as inspiration and island culture as their muse. Their artistic expression takes many forms, from art and music to dance and theater. Satisfy your senses by experiencing island life through the eyes, ears and voices of the islands’ artistic community! St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix all enjoy a vibrant art scene. Art galleries showcasing solo artists and collections are found throughout the islands. Look for pottery, paintings, wood sculptures, glass work, jewelry and other handcrafted items. Christiansted, St. Croix combines a gallery crawl with music, food, and fun during its monthly Art Thursday. Check local newspaper listings for schedules. For more information on Local Arts and Crafts see ad on page 56-57. Painting “Cafe” by Jonna White. 2014 Edition 77 Duty Free Shopping St Thomas Style AH Riise Mall 37 Main Street • Waterfront 340-777-2222 www.ahriise.com Located in a series of beautifully restored 19th century Danish warehouses in downtown Charlotte Amalie, the shops at AH Riise offers cosmetics, perfume, liquor, fine tobacco, jewelry, clothing, designer eyewear, and more! AH Riise-ROLEX is the US Virgin Islands official Rolex retailer. For your shopping convenience, A.H. Riise Mall offers two restaurants, Café Amici, an open air Italian bistro and Calypso Café sandwich and coffee shop. AH Riise Mall, Premier Shopping and Old World Charm! COUPON Look for the coupon logo to see which retailer has something special waiting for you in their store. Visit the coupon section in the back of this book to find out. 80 2014 Edition BU Bli Ca Ca Du L Dy D Ro E B C D A F BUILDING 1 Bliss Jewelers Caribana Captain’s Corner Duty Free St. Thomas Liquor and Perfume Dynasty Dazzlers Duty Free Shops Royal Caribbean BUILDING 2 Boolchand’s Diamonds International Duty Free St. Thomas Perfume and Cosmetics Jewels St. Thomas Little Switzerland Pandora St. Thomas BUILDING 3 Caribbean Surf Delly Deck Restaurant Moxie Marketing (Island Showcase on Channel 4) BUILDING 6 Captain’s Corner BUILDING 7 Scotiabank Local Color United States Post Office BUILDING 8 (Port of Sale) *Havensight is home to many Nola’s Boutique other great stores & restaurants. Southland Gaming Look for the Play Button .... BUILDING 9 Beni Iguana’s Sushi Bar & Restaurant OTHER LOCATIONS Butterfly Gardens ................A Biz Rentals ........................B Budget Rent A Car ...............A Hooters ............................D Señor Frogs .......................A The Information Booth/ The Welcome Center .......... F 3 4 0 7 7 7 78 9 5 9 1 0 0 PO RT O F S A LE , SU ITE 1 MO N DA Y- SA TU RDAY 1 0 AM-5 PM AJANTA JEWELERS COUPON 5126 Drakes Passage, Suite 11 888-425-2682 www.ajantajewelers.com Established in the Caribbean for over thirty years, Ajanta Jewelers is the most reputable family owned jeweler. They offer an extensive selection of loose diamonds and colored diamonds in natural fancy yellow, black, champagne and blue. They also carry a fine selection of gemstones like Tanzanite, Alexandrite and Ammolite by the Sea. “Your Peace of Mind Guaranteed” is Ajanta’s main goal. They stand by all US laws and are members of the Chamber Of Commerce and Better Business Bureau. ARTISTIC JEWELERS COUPON 5332 Dronningens Gade, Suite #2 340-776-3299 www.artistic-jewelers.com Artistic Jewelers is a family owned and operated business since 1977. Every aspect of this stunningly mesmeric store commemorates its name. The unique store design is as enticing as its exquisite handmade jewelry and originally crafted pieces. In addition to their eclectic selection of jewelry Artistic also encourages you to come view their collection of designer jewelry and watches. The sales team thrives to anticipate, identify, and ensure your entire customer service needs are met guaranteeing a memorable shopping experience. Make sure to visit their sister store - LUCKY JEWELERS 5186 Dronningens Gade - 340-776-2049. www.luckyjewelers.com. BLISS JEWELERS Havensight Mall, Bldg. 1 340-715-BLIS (2547) firstname.lastname@example.org A must see jewelry and watch boutique located in Havensight Mall. Bliss Jewelers is family owned and has had ties to St. Thomas for over 40 years. They carry the finest jewelry offering Hearts On Fire, Hidalgo, and Alex & Ani to name a few, and specialize in fine Swiss watches, representing Hamilton, Frederique Constant, Luminox, and Techno Marine and many more. Bliss Jewelers also represents the only watch made in the USA, Shinola! BOOLCHAND’S COUPON 31 Main Street, Havensight Mall Bldg 2 340-776-0794/0302 email@example.com Established in 1930 and with family-run locations on Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Boolchand’s has been voted one of the best duty-free stores in the Caribbean (Caribbean Travel & Life). In addition to quality branded cameras, binoculars and electronics by Apple, Beats, Bose, Canon, Nikon, Samsung and Sony, to name a few, Boolchand’s also features fine diamond, coloredstone and gold jewelry, PANDORA jewelry, and timepieces by Casio, Citizen, Fossil, Guess, Ice, Invicta, Marc Jacobs, Skagen, Seiko and Toy Watch, amongst a host of other brands. 82 2014 Edition CARDOW JEWELERS COUPON 3 locations: Main Street Crown Bay, St. Thomas Airport 1-800-CARDOWS www.cardow.com The Flag Ship jeweler of the Virgin Islands since 1954, Cardow, the trusted source for jewelry, offers the largest selection of fine, high quality jewelry in the world and watches at savings of 40-60% off US retail prices. Cardow delivers unbeatable values and savings: sourcing precious stones directly from the mines and buying jewelry worldwide. There’s something for everyone, stop in today to see the Island Watch collection exclusively at Cardow. CARIBANA/BEVERLY’S COUPON Main Street – Havensight Mall – Waterfront 340-774-3075 www.beverlys-jewelry.com Caribana stores are the largest Gift and Souvenir stores on St. Thomas. With three locations - Main Street, Havensight Mall, and Waterfront - you will find a large variety of moderately priced souvenirs, gifts, & jewelry. Caribana also has a large Duty Free Liquor & Tobacco department, tropical clothing boutique, swimwear, and everything for the beach. Come in to see the exclusive St. Thomas Larimar Bead set in sterling silver, made to fit on all brands of bead bracelets. DYNASTY DAZZLERS JEWELRY | WATCHES | PERFUME | LIQUOR COUPON Main Street & Havensight Mall 340-774-6520 www.dynastydazzlers.com Dynasty Dazzlers has everything you’ve ever dreamed of from exquisite jewelry and watches, designer fragrances and the finest liquor brands. This family owned business has served millions of satisfied customers for over three decades. Choose from a vast selection of GIA certified diamonds as well as gem quality tanzanites and other precious color stones. Equally impressive are their affordable branded watch collections including Marc By Marc Jacobs, Guess, Fossil, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Nautica, Skagen, Citizen, Seiko and mint conditioned pre-owned Rolex watches at exceptional savings! See the largest collection of designer fragrances in St.Thomas, including Chanel, Bvlgari, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Lancome and Armani all at 20% off stateside prices and no sales tax. And don’t forget to stock your bar with the finest liquor brands from around the world. Dynasty Dazzlers has the largest selection of Caribbean rums and spirits plus hard to find specialties at 40-50% savings. Don’t Forget Save the bathing suit for the beach. Although acceptable in many beach bars and resort shops, bathing suits are frowned upon downtown, and can even get you fined. 2014 Edition 83 DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL A.H. Riise Mall • Main Street Grand Galleria • Waterfront Havensight Mall • Crown Bay Yacht Haven Grande • Marriott Frenchman’s Reef 340-776-5570 www.diamondsinternational.com Diamonds International, the premier jewelry retailer in the Caribbean, has been setting the standard for excellence in diamond jewelry for over 25 years. Diamonds International features an extensive selection of loose stones, designer jewelry, and one-of-a-kind settings. They are known for their excellent customer service and knowledgeable, friendly sales staff. Choose from their exclusive jewelry and brilliant diamonds to bring home your piece of the Caribbean. DUTY FREE ST. THOMAS COUPON A.H. Riise Mall Main Street Havensight • Crown Bay 800-524-2037 www.dfstthomas.com Duty Free St. Thomas, offers the world’s finest names in perfumes, skincare, cosmetics, liquor, and tobacco. Home to the island’s only boutiques for MAC, Chanel, Swarovski and Swatch. Duty Free St. Thomas also exclusively offers Sisley, La’Prairie, Shiseido, L’Occitane, Creed, and Bond No. 9 to name a few. Duty Free St. Thomas … Island Shopping at its Finest. All purchases guaranteed. EFFY JEWELRY COUPON 36 Dronningens Gade 340-776-3339 Effyjewelry.com Inspired by trends from around the globe, Effy designs bold, stylish fine jewelry collections for anyone in search of a unique look for that memorable gift or keepsake. From the Caribbean to Alaska and beyond, for over 30 years, this family-owned-and-operated New York City business has built a loyal clientele and a strong reputation. Each stunning piece of Effy Jewelry comes with a limited lifetime guarantee. 84 2014 Edition EDEN JEWELERS Main Street and Drake’s Passage, Charlotte Amalie 340-777-3366 firstname.lastname@example.org A little store with a lot of treasures! Brimming with colored diamond jewelry, loose diamonds, natural gemstones and custom design jewelry this unpretentious jewelry store is family owned and operated by a GIA Graduate Gemologist, Sunil Idnani, and his wife Kanchan. The couple strives to make each sale special. Eden Jewelers offers a lifetime warranty, exceptional customer service, a U.S. Service Center, and complete value. Two locations, one on Main Street across from Cartier and the second in Drake’s Passage, a two-minute detour from Main Street. COUPON GRAND JEWELERS COUPON 5178 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2 340-776-8200 www.grandjewelers.com Established in the Caribbean for over thirty years, Grand Jewelers is the most reputable family owned fine jewelry and watch store in the Caribbean. Their personalized service and attention to detail has led to thousands of loyal customers who visit the store year after year. The store was recently expanded to offer their customers a truly unique shopping experience. They offer an extensive selection of loose diamonds in all shapes and sizes. Feel free to choose a diamond and one of their latest designed settings to create the piece of your dreams. Not to be missed is their impressive selection of natural colored diamonds. The diamonds range in color from beautiful natural fancy yellow diamonds to blue, black, pink, and chocolate diamonds. New for this year is beautiful jewelry designed by Charles Garnier from Paris. The pieces are all made from sterling silver and overlaid in a beautiful white, yellow, and rose rhodium finish, which is both affordable and stylish. Also not to be missed is their watch collection which ranges from Swiss manufactured Porsche Design, Toy Watch, Citizen, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Oficina del Tempo. Grand Jewelers invites you to have your GRANDEST shopping experience on the island. KAY’S FINE JEWELRY COUPON 38A Dronningens Gade, St. Thomas Aruba – St. Kitts – St. Maarten 340-227-4281 www.kaysfinejewelry.com “Luxury with a Family Touch”. As a family owned business, Kay’s Fine Jewelry is proud to have instilled a strong culture of excellence in customer service and care in each and every one of their jewelry and watch boutiques. In all of the boutiques Kay’s has a large selection of Diamond, Color Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Ammolite & Emerald. They also carry many exotic gemstones, such as Alexandrite & Paraiba Tourmaline. Be sure to stop in to experience “Luxury with a Family Touch.” 2014 Edition 85 LITTLE SWITZERLAND & JEWELS ST. THOMAS Little Switzerland: Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay, Emancipation Park, Waterfront, The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, Mongoose Junction, The Westin Jewels St. Thomas: Main Street, Crown Bay, The Ritz-Carlton 888-527-4473 www.littleswitzerland.com; www.jewelsonline.com Little Switzerland and Jewels St. Thomas, over the past decades, have established themselves as the authorities on Timepieces and Designer Jewelry in the US Virgin Islands. Patek Philippe, Breitling, David Yurman, Omega, Tiffany & Co., TAG Heuer, John Hardy and Michael Kors are a few of the exceptional brands they carry- all at duty free prices. Be sure to ask about their interest-free preferred financing offers, available on the spot for an effortless duty-free shopping experience, as well as their extended watch warranty and price guarantees. MR. TABLECLOTH COUPON 5180 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 1 340-774-4343 www.mrtablecloth-vi.com Loyal MR.TABLECLOTH customers have been shopping here for over 35 years. MR.TABLECLOTH specializes in NOIRON, STAIN RESISTANT tablecloths, which look and feel like linen- in any size you require. Peruse our impressive line of Jeannie jackets, starting at $29.95, M-5XL. We also carry soft pima cotton nightgowns and day to night Maxi dresses. Our children’s corner has hand smocked dresses and other clothing items. A pleasant experience awaits you. Mail and web orders accepted. PANDORA ST. THOMAS 15A Main Street Havensight Mall Bldg 2 340-774-3672/776-8550 email@example.com PANDORA is world-renowned in the fine jewelry industry for its high-quality, handcrafted design. PANDORA’s affordable luxury collections inspire women to embrace their individuality with romantic and feminine pieces that capture life’s unforgettable moments. These collections include customizable charm bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces made from sterling silver and gold with handset precious gemstones, as well as watches with Swiss movement and sapphire crystal. To view the PANDORA collection and build your first bracelet (or add to an existing one), visit 15A Main Street or Havensight Mall today. A new world of jewelry awaits. 86 2014 Edition CASTAWAYS BOUTIQUE & TROPICAL CLOTHING COMPANY COUPON Sugar Bay Resort & Spa 340-779-8807 Castaways Boutique & Tropical Clothing Company at Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, just a few minutes from Red Hook, has a brand new look…and it’s gorgeous! With Castaways expanded selection of beach and swimwear, as well as a tremendous selection of gift items, there’s no need to travel downtown for your shopping. And to top it off, Castaways has swimwear for the entire family, with women and children swimwear at 50% off the original price!! And get a “free” sarong-wrap. Boutique & Tropical Clothing Co. S w im we a r Be ach we a r If we do n’t h ave i t ... yo u do n’t ne e d i t ! Ba r we a r ! ... and o f c o u rse In the Lobby, Sugar Bay Resort 340.779.8807 Visit the coupon section in the back of this book to find out which retailers have something special waiting for you. COUPON Tell us what you think, we're listening. To rate your Island Vacation, go to www.visitusvi.com/survey. Cruise ship passengers go to visitusvi.com cruisesurvey. As a bonus, you'll be entered for a chance to win a return trip to the United States Virgin Islands. Coupon Retailers are: Ajanta Jewelers Alpha Jewelers Artistic Jewelers Ballerina Jewelers Beverly’s Boolchand’s Captain’s Corner Cardow Jewelers Castaways Duty Free St. Thomas Dynasty Dazzlers Eden Jewelers Effy Jewelry Fresh Produce Get Charmed Goldmine Grand Jewelers House of Rajah Jewelers Kay’s Fine Jewelry Mr. Tablecloth Regency Jewelers Royal Caribbean Royal Destination Silver World More Great Coupon offers: Double Header Sportfishing Mahogany Run Tree Limin’ Extreme Virgin Islands EcoTours 2014 Edition 87 3 PIECE PEARL SET NECKLACE, BRACELET, EARRINGS $39.95 3 for $100.00 3 Piece Set $89.95 $69.95 FREE Pendant $19.95 GET A GEMSTONE NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE TRADE IN YOUR GEMSTONE FOR A BIRTHSTONE Mention This Ad. If the best is what you want, please visit.. Ring $29.95 Earrings $39.95 * While Supplies Last. ROYAL CARIBBEAN COUPON Main Street, Havensight, Crown Bay 340-776-4110 www.royalcaribbeanvi.com One of the foremost stores in the Virgin Islands with over 45 years in business, Royal Caribbean is known for its brand-name watches and jewelry. Royal Caribbean offers a superb collection of Swiss, German and American handcrafted timepieces featuring world-famous brands such as A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Breguet, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Corum, de Grisogono, Dior, Ebel, Giuliano Mazzuoli, Glashütte Original, Gucci, Hamilton, IWC, Michele, Montblanc, Movado, Panerai, Philip Stein, Piaget, Rado, Raymond Weil, Roger Dubuis, Shinola, Tissot, and Vacheron Constantin. Fashion-conscious and trend-savvy shoppers can select from brands such as Fruitz by Philip Stein, Guess, Luminox, Mulco, Seiko, TechnoMarine and TW Steel. At Royal Caribbean, you will be captivated by the most exquisite collection of Hearts on Fire, the world’s most perfectly cut diamond. Come in and see our outstanding collection of fancy yellow, pink, blue, chocolate and white diamonds. Royal Caribbean has the finest Platinum, 14kt and 18kt gold set jewelry, the largest selection of Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Tanzanite jewelry and a vast selection of semi-precious pieces. Perfect for that special someone are the world-renowned Mikimoto cultured pearls. Pamper yourself with designer brands such as Angelique de Paris, Breuning, Judith Ripka, Marahlago, Rebecca and the world famous Caribbean Hook Bangle by The Hook Company. Also available is a wide assortment of everything Montblanc and pens by A.T. Cross. Royal Caribbean also has the three largest camera and electronic stores in the Virgin Islands. Come in and get the latest in digital SLR cameras, point and shoot cameras, portable audio and binoculars. An authorized dealer for top brands such as Canon, GoPro, Fuji, Nikon, Leica, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic and Sony, Royal Caribbean also carries Beats, Skullcandy and Sennheiser headphones and earbuds. Royal Caribbean continues to offer huge savings in all categories. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you, making your selection more enjoyable. Customers receive a free five-function digital watch with a $50 purchase. Royal Caribbean is located on Main Street, Havensight Mall, and at Crown Bay. 88 2014 Edition WHILE ON ST. THOMAS, VISIT THESE UNIQUE SHOPPING CENTERS • More than a dozen unique boutique jewelry stores under one roof • Located between Main St. and the Waterfront • Stroll in air conditioned comfort amid the artwork of celebrated artist Jonna White • Perfume • Bath & Body • Resort Wear • Electronics • Souvenirs 31 Main Street in the heart of the Historic District. Start your shopping tour of historic Charlotte Amalie at the head of Main Street. • Tanzanite International • Cariloha • Ammolite Gallery • Del Sol • Jen’s Island Cafe & Deli Look for G g on your Downtown Map Look for D g on your Downtown Map Within walking distance of the main cruise ship dock. • Kmart • McDonalds • Footlocker • Sterling Optical • Sprint • Banco Popular (ATM) • China Express • Drug Farm Pharmacy • Furniture Inn • If the Shoe Fits • Options Day Spa • Dilly D’Alley Boutique • Emmons Watch Repair • Gold Design • Triple J’s Barbershop • Guardian Insurance • Relaxing Beauty • Commoloco • Ophthalmologist • Pediatrician Look for LG g on your Island Map 340.776.1900 LOCKHART REALTY, INC. 340-776-1900 www.lockhart.com Lockhart Realty Shopping Centers offer a wide variety of businesses providing luxury to convenience and necessity. DRAKES PASSAGE: Jewelry, Electronics, Perfume, Clothing, Gifts, Bar, Bath & Body BUCCANEER MALL: Salon, Radio Shack, Hooters, Subway, Insurance, Legal Service GRAND GALLERIA: Tanzanite International, Ammolite Gallery, Del Sol, Cariloha, Restaurant RED HOOK PLAZA: Banking, Insurance, Restaurants, Pharmacy, Décor, Mail Service, Medical, Veterinary, Secretarial, Clothing, Video Lottery, Spa MARKET SQUARE EAST: Home Depot, Cost U Less, Movies, Restaurant, Gym FORT MYLNER: Banking, Décor, Restaurants, Barber, Home Improvement, Furniture, Convenience Store, Auto Parts, Spa, Cellphones LOCKHART GARDENS: Kmart, Furniture, Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry Design, Optical, Banking, Sprint, Pharmacy, Barber, Financing, McDonald’s, Spa, Restaurant, Medical Red Hook Plaza and American Yacht Harbor Photo © Don Hebert 89 Land Sports erpetual summer weather makes the U.S. Virgin Islands ideal not only for sailing and water sports, but for all sorts of exciting land-based activities, too! Golfers have some great greens to try on both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Mahogany Run Golf Course (340) 777-6006 ext. 1 on St. Thomas, was designed by George and Tom Fazio, a par-70, 18-hole course featuring the famous Devil’s Triangle. St. Croix boasts the award-winning Robert Trent Jones-designed 70-par course at the Carambola Golf Club (340) 778-5638 and the par-70 course Buccaneer Golf Course (340) 712-2144 designed by PGA professional Bob Joyce. 9-hole courses can be found at The Reef Golf Course on St. Croix (340) 773-8844 and at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus. P Photo © Don Hebert Tennis courts can be found at most resorts, complete with pro shops and lessons. Public courts in Sub Base, St. Thomas and by the Cruz Bay fire station on St. John are available on a first come basis. Camping enthusiasts do not have to travel with all of their gear. Cinnamon Bay Camp Grounds (340) 776-6330 www.cinnamonbay.com offers bare or tented sights as well as fully-equipped screened cottages. There’s also eco-camping available on Water Island and St. Croix’s east end. TENNIS ANYONE? CAMPING MAHOGANY RUN GOLF COURSE COUPON Mahogany Run 340-777-6250, ext. 1 www.mahoganyrungolf.com Mahogany Run Golf Course - a Fazio design - provides an exciting and challenging golf experience with spectacular vistas, abundant flora and fauna and many family-friendly activities and events - even for non-golfers! The public course and Gift Shop and Boutique, complete with brand new premium rentals, are open daily. Their “Best Steak” award-winning and locals favorite restaurant, The Grille, is open from 11:00AM-9:00PM Tuesday through Sunday and offers both air-conditioned and outdoor dining. 800-253-7103 or 340-777-6006. 102 2014 Edition Salt River Bay, St. Croix © Don Hebert The great outdoors holds endless possibilities for hiking, biking and exploring. Discover the many historic sights and ruins throughout the islands or take a walking tour of the historic districts of downtown Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted or Frederiksted. Hike the trails through the tropical forests of the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, join a group hike through the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve on St. Croix or walk St. Thomas’ 1.5-mile Magens Bay Discovery Trail down to Magens Bay Beach. Biking is best on St. Croix, but mountain bikers might enjoy the rugged challenge of biking the Park on St. John. Water Island also features a biking tour of the island’s forts and railroad ruins, ending with a refreshing swim at Honeymoon Beach. Horseback Riding You can also opt for a gallop on the beach or through the rainforest on horseback. The Cinema Should you encounter a bit of liquid sunshine, you can always catch a first-run movie at air-conditioned theaters on St. Thomas and St. Croix. THE ST. CROIX HIKING ASSOCIATION hosts scheduled group hikes, selfguided hikes, guest lectures and field trips to introduce residents and guests alike to the island’s natural, cultural and environmental history while encouraging preservation. The group also organizes a yearly summer trip for members to explore the nature, history, culture and agriculture of other Caribbean islands. Visit www.stcroixhiking.org for schedule of events. THE VIRGIN ISLANDS PACE RUNNERS This very active group organizes several running events throughout the year, including the V.I. National Cross-Country Championships and road races such as the St. Croix Marathon, the St. Croix Scenic 50 Mile Race, the V.I. 10K Championship and more, visit www.virginislandspace.org. Photo © Amalie Parrott with an active schedule! Recognized in 1992 by FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football), they have several adult teams on St. Thomas and St. Croix, youth school leagues and a grass roots youth program, making soccer the third most popular sport in the islands. A new soccer stadium on St. Croix is scheduled for completion in mid 2015. Visit the USVI Soccer Association, Inc. Facebook page or call 719-9707 for more information on scheduled events. SOCCER The USVI Soccer Association is on the ball 104 2014 Edition atching the game can be as exciting as being on the field or in the arena. U.S. Virgin Islands athletes are active, with sporting events all year round, so take your seat in the bleachers and have a ball! Softball There are several local softball fields that host league softball games as well as one or two pick up games and Little League. This summer sport is played year round. Check local listings for schedules. Boxing St. Thomas is earning its reputation as the Boxing Capital of the Caribbean. It is home of boxing greats such as Emile Griffith and Julian “The Hawk” Jackson, as well as up and coming boxers such as brothers Julius and John Jackson and their cousin Samuel Rogers. Visit www.340boxing.com for ringside seats at the next big Boxing in Paradise event. Basketball November is devoted to basketball fans, with the Basketball Travelers, Inc.’s annual Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament. This lively championship is held at the University of the Virgin Islands, and is the largest sporting event on St. Thomas, drawing thousands of spectators. Top national college basketball teams compete in both men’s and women’s Division I games during this nationally televised weeklong competition. Many of the participating teams often place in the NCAA’s Final Four. For tournament information, visit www.paradisejam.com. Photo © Basketball Travelers Horse Races St. Croix’s Randolph “Doc” James Race Track (340) 713-7228 and the Clinton E. Phipps Race Track (340) 774-0255 often feature music, dancing, food stands and betting on race day. The annual Johnny Walker VI Triple Crown Classic features races on St. Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola. To get a piece of the action, there are off track betting establishments as well. Visit www.horseracevi. com or www.wtjx/horseracing.com for live streams of the race. W SPECTATOR SPORTS Laverne Jones-Ferrette from St. Croix is a sprinter specializing in 100 and 200 meter racing. Among other accomplishments, she participated in both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She won silver in the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games and represented the territory in the 2007 Pan American Games. She holds all of the U.S. Virgin Islands records for sprint events from 60 to 400 meters. Native St. Thomian Tabarie Henry specializes in the 400-meter sprint, with an impressive career. He set national records in 2008 and again in 2009. At Texas A & M University, he was a national champion in 2010 and 2011. Henry competed in the 2008 and 2013 Olympic Games, took fourth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany and silver in 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. 2014 Edition TRACK ATHLETES 105 St. Thomas’ Best Beaches dive shop • water sports equipment rentals • • food & beverages • • • parking games grilling allowed restrooms • gift shop • • lifeguard music • public picnic tables resort snorkeling • surfing windsurfing BOLONGO BEACH MAGENS BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Poor Location: North side at the end of Route 35. $4 entrance for non-resident adults/$2 entrance for adult residents (age 13 and over), free entrance for BREWER’S BAY all children 12 and under, elderly, handicapped and some summer student Snorkeling Conditions: Fair programs, $2 car parking, covered Location: West end, near the University shed rentals $100, family and senior of the Virgin Islands campus. monthly passes available. Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: South side at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. COKI BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: Northeast next to Coral World Marine Park. GREAT BAY MORNING STAR BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: South side at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. SAPPHIRE BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: East end at Ritz Carlton Club. Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: East end at Sapphire Beach HULL BAY Resort & Marina. Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North side, west of Magens Bay. LINDBERGH BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Poor Location: West end on Airport Road at Island Beachcomber Resort and Emerald Beach Resort. SMITH BAY PARK (LINQUIST BEACH) Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: East end between Pavilions and Pools Resort and Sapphire Beach Resort. $2 entrance fee on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION from the Foundation for Environmental Education, attest that beaches have safe water, clean sand and play an educational role in the community. www.blueflagusvi.org 106 2014 Edition Beach Day Checklist Hat Sunglasses Waterproof sunscreen Towel Drinking water Insect repellent T • he sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To avoid a painful sunburn, plan your beach time before or after these times. During your day at the beach, leave your jewelry at home. The tropical heat • tends to cause swelling of hands and fingers. The sudden coolness of the water can reverse that swelling, and jewelry can easily slip off. • Lather up! Even on a cloudy day, be sure to apply waterproof sunscreen with an SPF rating of 15 or more, especially on the beach. Wear a hat to protect your exposed scalp. Y • ou’ll likely be tempted to indulge in a cocktail or two on the beach. Avoid dehydration by making every other drink a refreshing glass of water. • Sunrise and sunset bring out the mosquitoes and sand flies, known as No-SeeUms. If you don’t have insect repellent at hand, rub a bit of gin on your skin for temporary relief. Background Photo © idreamphoto Alert and watchful visitors in February and March may just get a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse of a majestic whale tail breeching the waters between St. Thomas and St. John. These magnificent creatures travel to South America each year to mate, passing through the islands on their return, often with calves in tow. The endangered humpback whale, up to 60 feet long and weighing up to 65 tons, is often spotted northeast of Coki Point on St. Thomas, near North Drop, Congo and Lovango Cays and southwest of St. John. To protect these incredible mammals, humans and watercraft are required to stay at least 100 yards away. Boaters should put their engine in neutral and allow the whale to pass. Contact the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John at eastvi.org for information on their annual whale watching excursions. WHALE WATCHING 2014 Edition 107 Water Sports Photo ÂŠ Don Hebert 108 Boating and Sailing Rent a small recreational craft to explore near the shore, or choose a bareboat or fully crewed yacht to venture to open waters and neighboring islands. There are many half-day and full-day sails to choose from, many including snorkeling and beach time. Parasailing Wisk along the wind and waves with an exhilarating parasail. The island view is spectacular. Enjoy a relaxing soar from high above or opt for a thrill seeking wet and wild bounce across the waves. Board Sports Between boogie boards, wake boards, surfboards, kiteboards, stand-up paddleboards and windsurfers, everyone can enjoy a skim across the swells. Pick up an inexpensive boogie board for the kids to safely play in the shallows. Stand-up paddleboards are available for rent at some beaches. November through March is surfing season, with swells of 6 to 8 feet at favorite surf spots such as Hull Bay on St. Thomas, Reef Bay on the north side of St. John, Sprat Bay on Water Island and Judithâ€™s Fancy on St. Croix. Tradewinds are constant, so windsurfing and kiteboarding are always an option. Try Sapphire Beach and Morning Star Beach on St. Thomas and Divi Carina Bay on St. Croix for the best conditions. Equipment, rentals, tours and lessons are available. Kayaking Kayaks can be rented at many water sports centers, some right on the beach. Group tours with V.I. Ecotours (340) 779-2155 on St. Thomas feature combination kayaking, hiking and snorkeling packages through the Marine Sanctuary and Mangrove Lagoon, Cas Cay, Caneel Bay on St. John and Hassel Island, led by knowledgeable guides to make the experience educational as well as fun. Tours are also available at the Salt River National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve on St. Croix, and open-sea and shoreline kayaking is available on St. John. Photo © Don Hebert Fishing Both beginners and experienced anglers will find fishing to be one of the highlights of their trip. Wahoo, dolphin, grouper, snapper and tuna are all found in abundance. Fishing tournaments are held throughout the year. Catch and release tournaments for big game such as kingfish and marlin, including the prestigious U.S.V.I. Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, draw international attention, and several world records have been set in local waters. Jet Skis and WaveRunners Enjoy the stimulating thrill of speed with a ride on a Motorized Personal Water Craft (PWC) such as Jet Skis and WaveRunners. Single and double-seaters are available for rent by the half hour on St. Thomas and St. Croix, but are prohibited in National Park waters. To add to the excitement, try one of the newest sports in the islands with a jetpack or BLUE REEF WATERSPORTS Located in Red Hook and at Havensight Cruise Ship Docks 340-626-7609 www.bluereefwatersports.com Are you looking for adventure and ready to have a total blast? Well get ready, because Blue Reef Watersports is sure to be the highlight of your vacation. Parasailing from 800ft above St. Thomas is an amazing and breathtakingly beautiful experience. Reservations are strongly recommended. flyboard adventure. Hover, flip, fly, dip or dive on Water-propelled boosters powered by Jet Skis. Diving, Snorkeling and Other Underwater Explorations Excellent snorkeling spots are plentiful, many near the shoreline in shallower waters. Discover vivid reefs teeming with colorful fish, underwater grottos, plunging walls and mysterious shipwrecks just beneath the surface. St. Croix is particularly noted for its plentiful and diverse dive sites. Diving, SCUBA and SNUBA tours and equipment are available at water sports centers and dive shops throughout the islands. For a unique underwater experience, try a fast-paced Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter (BOB) or walk the ocean floor with Coral World Marine Park’s Sea Trek guided helmet dive adventure, considered one of the best in the world. OCEAN SURFARI American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook 800-358-5808 www.oceansurfari.com The newest and most modern sport fishing company in the Virgin Islands. Equipped with a fleet of custom Buddy Davis boats that will suit all your needs. Based out of St. Thomas’ American Yacht Harbor and just a short distance from the famous North Drop. Let their experienced crew take you fishing in one of the best places in the world. 110 2014 Edition The Blue Flag Programme In a worldwide environmental protection effort, the international non-profit Foundation for Environmental Education encourages the sustainable development of beaches and marinas with their prestigious Blue Flag Programme. These voluntary eco-labels are awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict criteria in water quality, environmental education and information, safety, services and environmental management. Blue Flags are awarded one season at a time to ensure the continued standards of excellence. Since 1987, the Blue Flag Programme has grown to include 3,850 beaches and marinas in 46 countries. The Blue Flag International Jury consists of environmental specialists and members of life-saving and coastal conservation organizations. The U.S. Virgin Islands now boasts five Blue Flag beaches and two Blue Flag marinas. For more information visit www.blueflag.org Beaches Cinnamon Bay Beach, St. John Trunk Bay, St. John Great Bay/Bluebeardâ€™s Beach, St. Thomas Lindberg Bay Beach/Emerald Beach Resort, St. Thomas The Palms at Pelican Cove, St. Croix Marinas Crown Bay Marina, St. Thomas Green Cay Marina, St. Croix DOUBLE HEADER SPORTFISHING Sapphire Beach Marina COUPON 340-777-7317 www.doubleheadersportfishing.net Double Header’s fleet of three boats will take you on a half, three quarter or full day fishing adventure. They do inshore or offshore trips, specializing in live bait fishing, which increases the catch ratio. They catch all of the local species and can target monster shark trips. If you want to team up with others to share the expense, ask about their party mix trips. Double Header also picks up in St. John. MIXED BAG SPORTFISHING St. John/St. Thomas 340-513-0389, 340-776-6730 www.sportfishingstjohn.com Highlight your vacation with the Sportfishing experience of a lifetime. A day with Mixed Bag or Mixed Bag II is a MUST. Specializing in LIVE BAIT, Captain Robert Richards and his crew offer year-round Offshore & Inshore Sportfishing. Offshore species include Marlin, Dorado, Tuna & Wahoo. Inshore action offers opportunities to catch Snapper, King Fish, Jacks, Shark and more. Whether you are a novice or seasoned angler, your expectations will be exceeded. Pickups in St. John/St. Thomas. SPORTFISHING Half Day • Full Day • 3/4 Trips 340-513-0389 • 340-776-6730 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sportfishingstjohn.com LOOK FOR MixedBag-Places to Explore 2014.indd 1 IS THE OCEAN YOUR SECOND HOME? U.S.V.I. MARINE GUIDE 9/9/13 5:03 PM FOR INFORMATION ON ALL THINGS NAUTICAL. Found at convenient locations around the islands. 112 2014 Edition STORMY PETREL/PIRATE’S PENNY BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CHARTERS Pick up on St. Thomas and St. John 340-775-7990 www.piratespenny.com Join our fun and experienced crew on your choice of two spectacular BVI adventures or book a private charter and they’ll help you create your own adventure. Their per-person trips take you to snorkel and explore the natural wonders of the Baths on Virgin Gorda, lunch at Cooper Island Beach Club and in the afternoon, snorkel a remote reef or sip a painkiller at the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. Complimentary open bar, snorkel gear, floats and fresh water rinse. To insure your comfort and enjoyment, they limit the trips to only 12 guests. Pick up your free copy of the Places to Eat Maps for more details on the islands’ dining, nighttime and entertainment. STORMY PETREL & PIRATE’S PENNY BVI Island Hopping Limit 12 Passengers “These boats offer the perfect balance of sun, shade, speed, comfort, luxury and utility. They aren’t crowded tour boats or stuffy yachts.” RECOMMENDED ON Stormy Petrel / Pirate’s Penny British Virgin Islands Charters www.piratespenny.com email@example.com PTEAT PROMO Stormy Petrel and Pirate’s Penny Tours 340-775-7990 Customized Private Charters Available EACH BOAT IS FULLY EQUIPPED WITH FUEL EFFICIENT TWIN FOUR STROKE YAMAHA ENGINES, FRESH WATER SHOWERS, RADIOS AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT. HEAVENLY DAYS On Bolongo Bay 340-775-1800 www.bolongobay.com The Heavenly Days is a custom-built 53’ catamaran available to visitors who appreciate first class excursions at affordable prices. Don’t miss our ‘Swim with Turtles’ half-day snorkel trip to Buck Island; snorkel gear, light snacks, and cold drinks included. Sip champagne during a 2-hour sunset cruise through Charlotte Amalie harbor or enjoy a leisurely day sail to St. John with open bar and buffet lunch included. Also available for private charters and weddings. Back at the beach - kayaks, Sunfish sailboats and windsurfers are available for rent. 114 2014 Edition OATS ! BAREB 2 people Up to 1 RE PEOPLE, 7 OR MO A PER BOAT. $50 EXTR RENTALS & CHARTERS Experience the Caribbean first class, aboard one of our 40’-52’ luxury yachts. New Model Power Boat Rentals 31’-40’, extra wide to ensure a smooth ride. All have bathrooms, fresh water showers & stereos, CD players and double canopies for plenty of shade. Snorkel Gear and Cooler with Ice INCLUDED! TUBI NG ER WAT I K S Pa Sail DO le UP d d Attaches easily W to any paddle U.S. Virgin Islands UP Fun Ss ory! s e c c A www.taloo-ard.com firstname.lastname@example.org 951-252-3667 SNORKELING TIPS 1. Take off your jewelry. 2. Defog your mask. 3. Wear your mask strap high on the back of your head. 4. Clear your snorkel by blowing forcefully into the snorkel. N 5. Watch where you walk. 6. Swim gently. 7. Look but donâ€™t touch. 8. Never reach into a hole or crevice. 9. Wear waterproof sunscreen or a t-shirt. 10. Always use the buddy system! 116 2014 Edition CHARTER BOAT CENTER Red Hook, next to the Ferry Dock 340-775-7990 www.charterboat.vi Your free personalized service connecting you with an extensive selection of chartering options throughout the Virgin Islands. Whether you are looking to explore the luminous grottos at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, hook a blue marlin at the infamous North Drop, or simply sail off into the sunset, their charter specialists are dedicated to match you with the perfect day. THE CHARTER BOAT CENTER The One Call Charter Reservation Service Let our FREE personalized service help you choose from an extensive collection of chartering options. Sailing BVI Trips Sportfishing Power Boats Snorkeling Trips Day Charters Dinner Cruises Week Charters Call 340-775-7990 email@example.com www.charterboat.vi Located Dockside American Yacht Harbor Red Hook, St. Thomas PROTECT OUR ISLANDS Thanks to the Reef Ecology Foundation the precious coral reefs continue to thrive in the Virgin Islands. Visit their website at www reefecologyfoundation.org for more information and the location of REF sponsored moorings. PIRATE BAY CHARTERS Sapphire Beach Resort, East End 340-690-6015 firstname.lastname@example.org Relax on one of Pirate Bay Chartersâ€™ powerboats and spend the whole day snorkeling, fishing, sightseeing or just hanging out at one of the many getaways. Swim with the endangered Green Sea Turtles at Buck Island, snorkel the Caves at Norman Island or hit White Bay on Jost Van Dyke for the biggest party on the beach. The most economical way to see it all; only $390 plus fuel, the captain and all snorkel and fishing gear is free! 2014 Edition 117 PADI Diving Facility and Complete Watersports Center Located on beautiful Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas 340-777-5255 • 866-434-8346 toll free www.diveinusvi.com DIVE IN! Sapphire Beach 340-777-5255 www.diveinusvi.com The DIVE IN! facilities on beautiful Sapphire Beach await you. All levels of scuba from beginner through Dive Master are offered. Daily scuba and snorkeling trips depart from the marina to the outer cays surrounding St. Thomas and St. John. The beach offers activities such as volleyball, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle boards, or just relaxing with a cool beverage. Open 8 am to 5 pm every day. Check them out! Bring the whole family and DIVE IN! ST. THOMAS DIVING CLUB Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 340-776-2381 www.stthomasdivingclub.com Dive with the local experts! PADI 5 STAR St. Thomas Diving Club has been voted “Best Dive Operator” in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Enjoy small group diving and personal service from a crew that is dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of everyone that comes aboard. Boat diving seven days a week, their morning and afternoon trips visit two sites. Beginner Discover Scuba Diving classes available. Snorkelers welcome on afternoon trips. Located at Bolongo Resort. Diving In Call (340) 776-2381 or visit www.stthomasdivingclub.com. St. Thomas Diving Club offers some helpful tips to make the most of your diving adventure in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1. Bring your C card with you and check your gear to be sure it is in good working order. Keep your logbook current. 2. New divers will need to take lessons. If you have a medical condition, get a note from your doctor saying you are fit. Sign up for a buoyancy class if you need help in that area. 3. Listen to your dive guides. They are very familiar with local waters and conditions and are there to ensure your dive is safe and enjoyable. Your dive guides “serve” you, so don’t forget gratuities! 4. Most reputable dive centers do not allow the taking of coral, shells or lobster from the dive sites. Please respect the environment! 5. Make advance reservations to prevent disappointment. Photo © Amalie Parrott 118 2014 Edition FERRY SERVICE between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John run on an hourly basis, while ferries from downtown Charlotte Amalie to St. John run three times a day. Car ferries are also available between Red Hook and Cruz Bay. Several companies offer trips between St. Thomas, Tortola and other British Virgin Islands. Ferries generally leave on time, so be sure to plan accordingly and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to catch the last ferry of the day. Don’t forget your passport if you are visiting the British Virgin Islands. SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FERRY SCHEDULES ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN FERRY SCHEDULE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND VARLACK VENTURES (340) 776-6282 From: Red Hook To: Cruz Bay Departures: Daily. 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., then hourly from 8 a.m. to midnight Fare (Adult/Child under 12): One way, $7/$1 Non-residents One way, $6/$1 V.I. residents $4/piece for luggage/boxes From: Cruz Bay To: Red Hook Departures: Daily. Hourly from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fare (Adult/Child under 12): One way, $7/$1 Non-residents One way, $6/$1 V.I. residents $4/piece for luggage/boxes From: Charlotte Amalie To: Cruz Bay Departures: Daily. 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m Fare (Adult/Child under 12): One way, $13/$3.50 Non-residents One way, $12/$3.50 V.I. residents $4/piece for luggage/boxes From: Cruz Bay To: Charlotte Amalie Departures: Daily. 8:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 3:45 p.m. Fare (Adult/Child under 12): One way, $13/$3.50 Non-residents One way, $12/$3.50 V.I. residents $4/piece for luggage/boxes BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS FERRIES Call for detailed information on departures and fares. SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES St. Thomas (340) 775-7292 Tortola (284) 495-4495 or (284) 494-4454 www.bviferryservices.com NATIVE SON INC. St. Thomas (340) 774-8685 West End, Tortola (284) 495-4617 Road Town, Tortola www.nativesonferry.com INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (ST. JOHN ONLY) St. John (340) 776-6597 Tortola (284) 495-4166 www.interislandboatservices.vi SPEEDY’S Tel: (284) 495-5240 www.speedysbvi.com DOLPHIN SHUTTLE (340) 774-2628 www.dolphinshuttle.com Valid passports and applicable visas are required for all BVI ferry passengers. Don’t Forget Your Passport! 2014 Edition 119 The Island Standard for over 30 years! The smoothest-safest-fastest Inter-Island Transportation in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Meet and Greet, Airport to Dock. Ask about custom day trips. DOHM’S WATER TAXI (The Original Water Taxi) 100 Estate Nazareth, 340-775-6501 www.watertaxi-vi.com HASSLE-FREE 340-775-6501 www.watertaxi-vi.com email@example.com Dohm’s Water Taxi is a Private Water Taxi that will take you directly to your destination at the time of your choosing. “Meet and Greet” service at the airport will also be arranged. Operating inter-island, you can travel to most of the U.S. or British Virgin Islands, or for an entire day touring the Virgin Islands. You’ll travel in comfort, on one of three custombuilt, wave piercing catamaran powerboats. With Dolphin, you don't just stop for an hour or two at Jost Van Dyke..... you get to stay there all day long! Join us for the entire day at one of the very best beaches in the Caribbean. Visit World famous Foxy's and the Soggy Dollar Bar while taking in some sun, sea, and scenery while relaxing in the white sands. Dolphin Water Taxi CAR FERRY SERVICES Available between (Red Hook) St. Thomas and (Enighed Pond) St. John. Call for rates and schedules. BOYSON, INC. (340) 776-6294 LOVE CITY (340) 779-4000 PRIVATE BOAT SERVICES DOHM’S WATER TAXI (340) 775-6501 www.watertaxi-vi.com This private service takes you to your specified destination in most areas of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (except St. Croix and Anegada). DOLPHIN SHUTTLE WATER TAXI (340) 774-2628 $110pp round trip, plus customs fees. Reservations required. 340-774-2628 www.dolphinshuttle.com 6100 Red Hook Quarters, St Thomas 00802 www.dolphinshuttle.com After Hour Service Available. WATER ISLAND FERRY (340) 690-4159 SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES ON ISLAND CONCIERGE & FERRY SERVICE 340-775-7292 / 340-776-5494 EXPLORE the “greater” Virgin Islands. Experience the peaceful serenity of Virgin Gorda or the quiet beauty of Anegada. Adventures await you on Jost Van Dyke while outdoor life and culture on St. Croix is astounding. Enjoy the romantic legends on Tortola or become familiar with dutyfree shopping on St. Thomas. Discover the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. For more information call the Island Magic Crew – (340) 775-7292. Online at www.bviferryservices.com. 120 COMMUTER PLANES Many island destinations are just a short If your plans include visiting flight away by commuter plane. Daily the British Virgin Islands flights are scheduled between the U.S. VirDon’t Forget Your Passport! gin Islands and the British Virgin Islands, Vieques, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and other islands. 35 daily seaplane flights are scheduled for quick trips between St. Thomas and St. Croix, and private sunset seaplane tour flights are available. You can also hop aboard a private charter plane or book a helicopter flight for a private tour. SEA FLIGHT - For the People 340-714-3000 www.seaflightvi.com Sea Flight is an exotic and fun charter service. Amphibious means there is nowhere they cannot go safely. Sea Flight flies a fleet of Cessna Caravans each with 9 large leather seats, cool A/C…watch a movie in the quiet cabin while you fly to your destination. Travel in luxury while sightseeing throughout the islands. You can even use the plane for fishing and deep sea diving. Sea Flight also offers economical daily flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. Private charters are available for all Caribbean islands. COMMUTER PLANES Cessna Amphibious Caravan SEA FLIGHT Modern Leather Seats • Quiet Cabin • Cool Air Conditioning Call 340-714-3000 4 4 www.seaflightvi.com or 340-719-3300 for Reservations $80 one way daily flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. Charters available for all Caribbean islands, fishing & sightseeing. More takeoffs. (Now, that’s a departure.) Fly when you want to, not when you have to. We give you more flights to choose from. Just another reason we’re the local favorite. Book online today. Virgin Gorda San Juan Culebra Tortola St. Thomas St. Croix Anguilla Mayaguez Vieques Nevis Puerto Rico Your wings in the Caribbean. capeair.com 1-800-CAPEAIR St. John Cruz Bay Photo © Don Hebert m Ione Sprave Museu , Inc. © Media Marketing National Park Visitor Center © Lori Abbots rott Photo © Amalie Par On St. John two churches are of particular note. In Cruz Bay, the Nazareth Lutheran Church was founded in 1720, one of the oldest churches in the Caribbean. The Emmaus Moravian Church overlooking Coral Bay, built in 1782, is a fine example of Moravian architectural style. The adjacent cemetery dates back to the 18th century. PLACES OF WORSHIP 122 xplore the historic ruins and ancient petroglyphs, stroll the shady lanes for some lovely island inspired gifts or frolic in the tranquil sea. No matter what your plans for the day, St. John is sure to be one of the fondest memories of your trip! Cruising Cruz Bay Just a FLAVORS OF ST. JOHN quick ferry ride from St. Thomas, Each November St. John chefs Cruz Bay is the epicenter of St. sharpen their knives and creativity John’s business and social life. to compete at the annual Flavors of Nicknamed “Love City,” it is St. John. The evening is filled with a delightful little town with a music on the beach, dancing and friendly laid-back attitude and a the island’s best food. This St. John colorful array of restaurants and Rotary fundraiser is usually held at shops, a charming place to spend the Westin St. John. the morning before heading off to the National Park. Just steps from the ferry dock, take a right to find Wharfside Village and Galleria Beach Shops overlooking the beach for some lunch, video gaming, a cool cocktail and unique handmade island-inspired jewelry and gifts. Circle around to the left to visit Raintree Court and Lemon Tree Mall before returning to the park at the town’s center. Be sure to note the historic Nazareth Lutheran Church, established in 1720 and still in use today. Towards the opposite end of the park, stop by the tourist center for information on activities and tours. As you head north of the town center, The Lumberyard offers more shops and services, and the picturesque Mongoose Junction is a garden-style maze of lovely boutiques, galleries and eateries. Cross the street to visit the Virgin Islands National Park’s Visitors Center at the park’s entrance. E 123 Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum Just outside Cruz Bay, the island’s library is a restored plantation home built in 1757, a member of the National Register of Historic Places. Its museum features photographs, documents and artifacts from the Indian and colonial eras of St. John’s history. Bordeaux Mountain At the crest of Centerline Road, Bordeaux Mountain affords a stunning panoramic view of Coral Bay and outlying islands from the highest point of St. John, at 1,277 feet. Enjoy the view and shop for colorful hand made souvenirs and art. Ivan Jadan Museum Ivan Jadan, the greatest Russian tenor of the twentieth century, spent much of his later life on St. John. The museum showcases his life and career with recordings, documents, photos and memorabilia. Fredriksdal Just off the main road of the Annaberg area, Fredriksdal features the remains of an estate house, including an oven, a well, a horse mill and more, built in the 1730s. A trail across the road leads to a wellpreserved stone bridge. Annaberg School Down a wellmaintained trail off North Shore Road is Annaberg School, also known as Mary Point School, one of the Caribbean’s oldest public school houses. Built in 1856, the partially restored building is an ideal example of Danish colonial architecture with a gorgeous view of Mary’s Point, Leinster Bay and Tortola. Catherineberg Visible from Centerline Road, the Catherineberg ruins are a fascinating tour of colonial St. John. Built in 1718, they include an old sugar factory and rum still, an old stone warehouse and a restored windmill. Caterineberg Mill © Don Hebert BONES RUM Waterfront @ International Plaza St. Thomas 340-775-3071 www.facebook.com/BonesRum The majority of worldwide Rum production occurs in the Caribbean. Few places have a history soaked with Rum more than the Virgin Islands. BONES RUM is proudly produced on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands using a centuries-old recipe, small batch distilling and oak barrel aging. Visit their St. Thomas location on the Waterfront for more about the history of rum, and for tasty frozen drinks, logo gear, tees and caps. Smooth Rum for the Rough Seas. 124 2014 Edition BRINGING YOU OUR BEST You can look forward to a refreshed look, and always to a refreshing stay. The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is undergoing a $50 million renovation including enhancements to the resort’s quarter-acre swimming pool, meetings space, watersports area, tennis courts, Westin®WORKOUT fitness center, dockside check-in, spa, Westin airport lounge and dining amenities. Please come and explore our freshly upgraded resort and experience the ultimate Caribbean retreat. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A RESERVATION, CALL 340-693-8000 ©2013 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SPG, Preferred Guest, Westin and their logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. For full terms & conditions visit westinresortstjohn.com 125 owards St. John’s east end, Coral Bay is the last stop on the way to nowhere, and that’s the way this community of easy-going sailors, boat builders, artists and free spirits like it. Although a casual little cluster today, Coral Bay was once the center of activity on St. John because of its natural deep harbor. Although it does have an abundance of beautiful coral, that’s not where it got its name. St. John’s first permanent Danish settlement and livestock keep was established here, and the name refers to krall, the Danish word for corral. You can still see a few remnants of that first settlement. The Fort Frederiksvaern ruins on Fortberg peninsula jutting out of Coral Bay was completed in the early 1720s. It was the site of a bloody slave revolt in 1733. The historic Emmaus Moravian Church, built in 1782, is still in use today. Coral Bay is a sleepy little seaside village with more donkeys, goats and roosters on the road than cars. The eclectic collection 8 TUFF MILE of restaurants, bars and shops make a fun and ROAD RACE laid-back stop on your St. John tour. Stop by The annual 8 Tuff Miles Road the clothing studio of artist Sloop Jones, the Race, beginning in Cruz Bay Cocoloba shopping complex and the infamous and ending in Coral Bay. The Skinny Legs Bar and Restaurant, the center of 2014 event is scheduled for Coral Bay’s social activity. February 22. Coral Bay T Coral Bay Photo © Don Hebert Aerial of St.John © Don Hebert V.I.E.R.S. 126 CONSERVATION In 1966, the Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station (VIERS) was established at Lameshur Bay, St. John to provide activities and scientific research for those interested in environmental education. This remote camp provides guest rooms for overnight visitors as well as classrooms, a library and a marine science laboratory. During the summer, VIERS offers eco-camps, a science camp and a ranger-in-training camp to teach youngsters of all ages about the importance of the environment, visit www.islands.org/viers/ for more information, E.A.S.T. The Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John (EAST) is an organization committed to educating the community about environmental concerns. They are affiliated with the Virgin Islands Conservation Society and the National Wildlife Federation. EAST sponsors exploratory hikes, snorkeling trips, workshops and beach clean-ups, as well as a popular whale watching tour during peak whale season, February through March. For scheduled events visit www.eastvi.org. The “other” town on St. John. A quirky, quiet opposite of bustling Cruz Bay. Plenty of Parking! The Tastiest Caribbean Food in the Virgin Islands! Open 8am -8pm 340-244-8583 Triangle at Coral Bay, St. John www.ekaete-pinkcorner.com LOVE CITY MINI MART St. John - Coral Bay Open 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tel.: 340-693-5790 Cell: 340-643-0010 • 340-626-3676 All Your Basic Needs Liquor, Beer, Wine, Food, Fruits, Frozen Vegetables, Ice Cream and a lot more. -ATM- PICKLES in PARADISE DELI in CORAL BAY Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner 6am - 7pm First Right in Coral Bay 340-693-5140 POTTERY in PARADISE Local Art & Pottery at Pickles Deli 340-514-6594 732-997-9049 firstname.lastname@example.org NDSPREE I W 340-779-4982 C OBAY, ST. JOHN VACORAL AY RAL B CATIO www.skinnylegs.com N HOMES FAMILY FRIENDLY BAR AND GRILL RESTAURANTS & BARS | SHOPPING | LOCAL ART Windspree-Places to Explore OVAL 2014.indd 1 WATER SPORTS | VACATION VILLA RENTALS & MUCH MORE! 8/30/13 2:41 PM The Virgin Islands National Park I n 1956, philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller sought to preserve the natural beauty of the island by gifting the federal government with 5,000 acres of land to be used as a National Park. Today, the park now spans over two-thirds of the island, as well as Hassel Island in Charlotte Amalie’s harbor, the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, and 12,708 acres of submerged land, coral reefs and mangrove habitats. It is the only Biosphere Reserve in the Lesser Antilles. NATIONAL PARK VISITORS CENTER 340-776-6201 is located within walking distance of the ferry terminal in Cruz Bay, at the entrance to the park. You can find toys, books and park souvenirs to commemorate your visit and an exhibit featuring St. John’s history and ecology. The Visitors Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pick up a Junior Ranger workbook for a fun educational activity for kids visiting the park or visit www.nps. gov/webrangers/ for virtual trails and educational games. Aerial of Annaberg Ruins © Don Hebert PARK ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: Bird Watching Nature Walks and Hikes The Petroglyphs Water Sports Activities Tours and Demonstrations An Evening Program Annaberg Ruins Tour © Don Hebert Petroglyphs © Don Hebert 128 FRIENDS OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK a group devoted to the preservation and protection of the park’s natural and cultural resources. They have initiated several crucial efforts such as trail maintenance, coral research, historic site restorations and summer eco-camps. They sponsor the cultural demonstration and the annual Folklife Festival at the Annaberg ruins and organize coastal clean-ups, the Beach-ToBeach Power Swim, an Earth Day Fair and a Reef Fest. Visit their Virgin Islands National Park Archeological Lab at Cinnamon Bay to see recently discovered artifacts and learn about the island’s archeological history. You can help support their efforts by visiting their gift shop in Mongoose Junction or donating online at www.friendsvinp.org. Leinster Bay, St. John © Jo Ann Snover ANNABERG or Anna’s Mountain, was St. John’s largest sugar producer between 1796 and 1808. Located in the Virgin Islands National Park, the Annaberg Historic Trail offers a compelling glimpse of plantation-era life. The quarter-mile walk passes through the ruins of old slaves’ quarters, a horse mill, a boiling house, a still house and a 38-foot tall windmill, which provided wind power to turn the massive mill rollers. Annaberg Ruins © Don Hebert 129 THE FISH TRAP RESTAURANT & SEAFOOD MARKET Next door to the Catholic Church in Cruz Bay 340-693-9994 www.thefishtrap.com Nestled in downtown Cruz Bay for over 20 years, with the largest selection of fresh seafood, The Fish Trap’s family setting has become a landmark to St John. The Chef serves up salads, steaks, lobster, pasta, burgers and a wide variety of seafood in a tropical outdoor setting. They also offer indoor air-conditioned dining and big screen TV for the game you don’t want to miss. Early bird specials and ½ price drinks before 6:00pm. DINING AND NIGHTLIFE LOVE CITY LIVE Indulge in the ultimate extended weekend of beach, boats, sun, rum and live reggae at Love City Live, January 22-26, 2014 in Cruz Bay. Get into the vibe with international reggae artists that have included Steel Pulse, Third World and others. For more information visit www.experiencelovecitylive.com. The St. John Arts and Music Festival highlights artists of all kinds in an 11-day event held each February. Enjoy free daytime and evening concerts in Cruz Bay, food fairs, craft displays and special presentations. The event funds scholarships for community youths. Visit www.stjohnartsfestival.org for information. TM ST. JOHN ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 130 2014 Edition CORAL BAY DIRECTORY (See ad on page 127.) ACCOMMODATIONS Concordia Eco-Resort Windspree Vacation Homes ART GALLERY Maho Bay Clay Works RESTAURANTS/DELI Aqua Bistro Ekaele Pink Corner Pickles in Paradise Skinny Legs Bar & Grill MINI MART Love City Mini Mart OTHER SERVICES MONGOOSE JUNCTION.... A RAINTREE COURT........... B WHARFSIDE VILLAGE...... C DOCKSIDE MALL............ D ACCOMMODATIONS Caneel Bay Resort.................. 1 Cimmaron St. John (Office Location–The Lumberyard).... 2 Cinnamon Bay Campground...... 3 Gallows Point Resort............... 4 Grande Bay Residence Club...... 5 The Westin St. John Resort & Villas............................ 6 Connections * Locations listed are within proximity. St. John Taxi Rates Listed on page 54. SHOPPING OTHER SERVICES Little Switzerland................A, 6 Love City Beach Shop.............. 7 Cruz Bay Watersports (The Lumberyard and Westin) ..................................2, 6 Stormy Petrel / Pirate’s Penny... 8 Virgin Islands Ecotours Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures (Caneel Bay)...................... 1 WATER SPORTS Connections (Cruz Bay and Coral Bay)......10 Cruz Bay Family Practice (Boulon Center).................11 GAMING ON ST. JOHN The Parrot Club..................... C Virgin Islands Lottery (Office Location-The Lumberyard)..... 2 ACTIVITIES / ATTRACTIONS Bones Rum RESTAURANTS The Fish Trap Restaurant & Seafood Market............... B The Westin St. John Resort & Villas................... 6 BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION from the Foundation for Environmental Education, attest that beaches have safe water, clean sand and play an educational role in the community. www.blueflagusvi.org 131 t. John has always been a creative haven, inspiring artisans and artists with its natural beauty, and you’ll see the products of that inspiration throughout the charming little shops of Cruz Bay. Laid-back and easy, each reflects the imaginative spirit of the island in its own unique way. You’ll certainly find brand name merchandise while shopping, but handcrafted, one-of-a-kind treasures will be your favorite island purchases. Just steps from the ferry dock, whimsical boutiques line shady lanes with local art, spices, beachwear, jewelry and gifts. Colorful Wharfside Village and Galleria Beach Shops to the right of the ferry terminal overlook the beach, featuring retailers and seaside eateries. A short walk north of Cruz Bay, visit the delightful labyrinth of shops in a peaceful garden setting at Mongoose Junction. As you explore the island, you’ll find more shopping in outlying areas. A quick 2-minute drive from Cruz Bay is the Marketplace, a collection of shops, services and sundries. Stop at the top of Bordeaux Mountain for vibrant island art and souvenirs. In Coral Bay, you’ll find the Cocoloba complex as well as fun island-style shops at the famous Skinny Legs bar and restaurant. Handcrafted Treasures S Above: Marketplace © Media Marketing, Inc. Right: Wharfside Village © Lori Abbotts THE CUTEST SHOP IN CRUZ BAY Clothing, Swim Suits, Shoes, Hats & Beach Toys Located across from Rhumb Lines Restaurant 340-776-4202 Also visit our sister shop in Wharfside Village–212 Boutique Exclusively Featuring BLUE CHAIR BAY™ KENNY CHESNEY INSPIRED BRAND CLOTHING LOVE CITY BEACH SHOP Located in the heart of Cruz Bay St. John across from Rhumb Lines Restaurant 340-776-4202 email@example.com Join them in the most colorful shop in Cruz Bay and discover the locals’ favorite island style clothing, swimsuits, shoes, hats, beach toys and gifts. Pick up a coverup for the beach or a casual dress, wrap, or men’s clothing perfect for fun and relaxing. VISIT THEIR SISTER SHOP, 212 BOUTIQUE, AT WHARFSIDE VILLAGE for island fancy men’s and women’s clothing. Exclusively Featuring BLUE CHAIR BAY™ Premium Quality Clothing Co., KENNY CHESNEY INSPIRED BRAND CLOTHING. 132 2014 Edition Photo © Don Hebert Sea Sports T here are so many ways to play in St. John’s beautiful turquoise sea! Relax with a float in the calm shallows, explore Trunk Bay’s famous snorkel trail, dive the depths or spend an energetic afternoon windsurfing. Equipment for rent, lessons and tours are available at the many dive shops and watersports centers on island. V.I. Ecotours’ Honeymoon Hut on Honeymoon Beach offers day passes, providing full day use of snorkel equipment, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, floats, lockers, beach chairs and more. Charter boats are plentiful for a serene day sail or an exciting fishing adventure, and you may be able to arrange for pick up at a seaside St. Thomas resort. Visit the information booths in Cruz Bay and Mongoose Junction for tour suggestions or talk to your concierge for bookings. 2014 Edition 133 dive shop St. John’s Best Beaches • water sports equipment rentals • food & beverages • • • games Photo © Don Hebert grilling allowed restrooms • gift shop • • lifeguard • • music parking • public picnic tables resort snorkeling surfing windsurfing HONEYMOON BEACH & SALOMON BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: Northwest. Take the Lind Point Trail from the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay Also Available: Day pass for use of all water sports equipment, lockers, bathrooms and beach chairs at Honeymoon Hut $49 adults/ $10 children 12 and under HAWKSNEST Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: Off Northshore Road in the National Park. JUMBIE BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: Off Northshore Road in the National Park. TRUNK BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent, snorkeling trail $4 entry fee, 16 and under free Location: Off Northshore Road in the National Park. CINNAMON BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Very Good Location: Off Northshore Road in the National Park. MAHO BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: Off Northshore Road in the National Park. FRANCIS BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: In the National Park. Take Northshore Road, head towards Annaberg Sugar Mill. Take left at the dead end. LEINSTER BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: In the National Park. Take Northshore Road to the Annaberg Sugar Mill. SALT POND BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: Southeast off Route 107. GREAT CRUZ BAY Photo © Don Hebert Snorkeling Conditions: Poor Location: Southwest at the Westin Resort. BEACH-TO-BEACH POWER SWIM Sponsored by the Friends of the National Park, the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim features three challenging open-water courses in the waters of the Virgin Islands National Park. The swim is held each year on Memorial Day weekend. BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION from the Foundation for Environmental Education, attest that beaches have safe water, clean sand and play an educational role in the community. www.blueflagusvi.org 134 CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS CO. Cruz Bay and Westin Resort St. John 340-776-6234 www.CruzBayWatersports.com Celebrating 31 years in business, Cruz Bay Watersports has evolved into the most diversified watersports company in the Virgin Islands, offering daysails, sunset sails, scuba, snorkeling, wave runner tours, dinghy rentals, parasailing and two retail locations. British Virgin Island excursions are their specialty. Visit The Baths on Virgin Gorda and the Caves on Norman Island, aboard the custom 60’ express cruiser, Island Time, or sail to Jost Van Dyke aboard the 60’ catamaran, Island Spirit, to visit Foxy’s and White Bay. WAGAPALOOZA The Animal Center of St. John’s fun Wagapalooza dog show lets canines of all shapes and sizes show off their talents, including categories such as best costume, an agility course and a handlers’ competition. Held in May, it’s a great event for the entire family, and is the main fundraiser for the animal shelter. 2014 Edition 135 St. Croix Christiansted Aerial Photo © Don Hebert Point Udall © Lori Abbotts Whim Plantation © Don Hebert Divi Carina Casino © Carol Lee St. Croix features several historic churches. The restored Lord God of Sabbath Lutheran Church, now the Steeple Museum, and the Holy Cross Catholic Church were originally built in the 1700s, as was the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Frederiksted. PLACES OF WORSHIP 136 iscover a time gone by in historic towns and plantation museums, take a drive through the rolling grasslands, hike through a lush tropical rainforest or explore the depths of colorful coral reefs. From day to day, depending on where you are on the island of St. Croix, you can have a vastly different vacation experience, making each day of your stay a unique memory. Often called the Big Island, St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has the distinction of being Christopher Columbus’ first stop in the New World in 1493 and has flown seven different flags since. Its multifaceted history is reflected in the island’s unique culture and traditions. The natural harbor on St. Croix’s north shore made it an important seaport in the 1700s. The town of Christiansted was built along its shores and became the island’s center of trade, business and government. You’ll see many of the original colonial buildings at the Christiansted National Historic Site, and Christiansted’s streets are flanked by important historical churches and colonial West Indian-style buildings that are still in use today. Government House, built in 1747 on lower King Street, features a traditional welcoming arms staircase and reproductions of furniture from the original merchant’s house, a gift from the Danish government. When it’s time for lunch, a stroll along the boardwalk, with its bobbing boats and seaside eateries, is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike. On the western shore of the island is the charming town of Frederiksted, with its own distinctive history. It was the first to salute the U.S. flag from foreign soil in 1776 and it earned its nickname of Freedom City when Danish Governor Peter Von Scholten announced the proclamation of the emancipation of slaves here in 1848. Frederiksted is also dotted with colonial churches and historic sites, particularly in the Market Place. Visit the Frederiksted Pier cruise ship dock, Clock Tower Plaza across the street and the adjacent outdoor vendors market to pick up some fun souvenirs and sarongs. Just past the market, take a tour of Fort Frederik a National Historic Landmark, built in 1752. OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST Whim Plantation Museum is an authentic Danish sugar estate dating from the 1700s, with an elegantly furnished great house and sugar factory ruins. A museum store offers a large selection of West Indian crafts, furniture, prints and souvenirs. It often holds candlelit classical concerts, crafts festivals and other activities. There are several other plantation house museums throughout the island showcasing colonial life. The Lawaetz Family Museum is an 18th century estate house, ruins and garden. The Estate Little Princess plantation was built in 1749 by Governor Frederik Moth. Historical tours are offered of its ruins, windmill and great house. Estate La Grange features a marketplace in a historic rum factory and sugar plantation. Estate Mount Washington is the island’s best-preserved sugar plantation, built in the early 1700s. Self-guided tours of the 13-acre property are welcome, but the private residence is not open to the public. D 137 The rum tradition is best exemplified by the Cruzan Estate Diamond Rum Distillery, first built in 1760. Tour the modern state-of-the-art distillery as well as the ruins of the original sugar mill and plantation. The second largest selling rum brand in the world, Captain Morgan is produced on St. Croix. Their new Captain Morgan’s Visitor Center features artifacts and displays from the early rum industry, tours, interactive learning screens, a bar and a merchandise shop. On the far east end of St. Croix, Divi Carina Bay Casino is the only casino in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Enjoy video gaming, table games and Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments. Just north of Frederiksted is St. Croix’s stunning 15-acre Tropical Rainforest. Several trails meandering through the lush greenery make a fun day of hiking. Don’t miss a visit to the Domino Club to toast their worldfamous (non-alcoholic) beer drinking pigs! Point Udall marks the easternmost point in the United States. The striking monument overlooks seaside cliffs with an incredible view. The Very Long Baseline Array telescope can be seen on the way. Linked with nine other telescopes throughout the U.S., as far away as Hawaii, it is part of the world’s largest dedicated full-time astronomical instrument. Fort Christiansvaern Photo © Don Hebert ST. GEORGE VILLAGE BOTANICAL GARDEN Serene and peaceful, the St. George Village Botanical Garden brings nature and history together in one delightful St. Croix experience. Just off Queen Mary Highway, the recently refurbished 16-acre estate features more than 1,500 native and exotic species of foliage in themed gardens amid the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar plantation. It is listed twice in the National Registry of Historic Sites, for both the plantation and the Amerindian settlement it overlaps, dating back 2,000 years. The St. George Village hosts several events, hands-on workshops, story hours and educational presentations throughout the year, as well as plant sales, art shows and a summer mango festival. Visit www.sgvbg.org for more information. ll Photo © Susan Wa St. George Village 138 St. Croix’ Best Beaches dive shop • water sports equipment rentals • food parking & beverages • • games grilling allowed picnic tables • gift shop • music • public restrooms surfing resort • showers • snorkeling • • windsurfing BUCK ISLAND-TURTLE BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent, snorkel trail Location: Northeastern shore. Accessible by boat only. Snorkel Trail. CANE BAY BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: North Shore Road (Route 80). CHENAY BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North Shore, east of Christiansted. CRAMER’S PARK Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North Shore, far East End. TAMARIND REEF BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: Tamarind Reef Resort, east of Christiansted on Route 82. THE PALMS AT PELICAN COVE Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North shore, short drive west of Christiansted PROTESTANT CAY Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: A short ferry ride from Christiansted, home of Hotel on the Cay RAINBOW BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Fair to Good Location: Western shore, north of Frederiksted. REEF BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: Approximately 7 miles east of Christiansted at the Teague Bay and Reef Beach entrance across from the Reef Condominiums. BUCCANEER BEACHES Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: 3 beaches east of Christiansted at The Buccaneer Hotel, $4.00 charge for use of beach for non-resort guests. Photo © Don Hebert The best snorkeling you’ll find is at the Buck Island Reef National Monument. Two-thirds of this uninhabited island is surrounded by coral reefs, creating a calm lagoon that makes an underwater trail and a great spot for swimmers, kids and beginner snorkelers. The island is a haven for endangered brown pelicans and is a nesting area for three species of sea turtles. Turtle Beach has been named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by National Geographic. BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION from the Foundation for Environmental Education, attest that beaches have safe water, clean sand and play an educational role in the community. www.blueflagusvi.org BUCK ISLAND 139 FOR YOUR INFORMATION The Danish Connection With more than 400 years of mutual history, U.S. Virgin Islanders still enjoy a close relationship with their Danish cousins. You’ll find many streets, towns, forts and historic sites with distinctly Danish names, and many prominent island families are Danish in origin. St. Thomas and St. Croix host chapters of the Friends of Denmark Society and the Danes reciprocate with a West Indies Society. The groups work together to plan trips, promote concerts and cultural events and assist with historic research. Plans are underway by the Department of Tourism and other government departments to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Transfer Day, commemorating the purchase of the Virgin Islands from Denmark by the United States in 1917 Non-Stop from Denmark Because of close cultural ties with the U.S. Virgin Islands, Danish travelers have always comprised the islands’ largest international tourism market, particularly on St. Croix. New comprehensive fall and summer promotional programs organized by the Department of Tourism and weekly charter flight service from Denmark to St. Croix have boosted Scandinavian visitor arrivals 129 percent since 2011, with more than 16,900 visitors annually. Preserving Our Islands The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation group worldwide. In 2013, they hosted the inaugural Caribbean Summit. Business and world leaders committed $64 million to the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, the largest coordinated multi-national conservation initiative in the region. The organization takes direct action, as well. Their U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Restoration Program is making a positive impact on local elkhorn and staghorn coral populations. Four coral nurseries have been established in waters surrounding St. Thomas and St. Croix. More than 3,000 corals have been raised and more than 1,000 coral fragments have been transplanted to local reefs to assist in their recovery. The St. Croix local government is developing a Salt River Bay Marine Research Center. The center will support marine research, education programs for university students as well as programs for younger local students and an archeological field school highlighting Caribbean Studies. SEA The St. Croix Enviormental Association is a grass roots organization of more than 500 members dedicated to the protection, conservation and advocacy of St. Croix’s natural resources. SEA’s programs and activities continue to expand. They offer educational visits to public schools, an Eco-Fair, summer programs, snorkel clinics and a mobile Environmental Learning Lab with microscopes, biological sampling tools, reference books and prepared modules. A series of adult and family activities includes farm tours, hikes, visits to the endangered bird rehabilitation program, stargazing and shorebird watches. SEA also manages conservation projects such as the Southgate Coastal Reserve, upland forests and the fringing coral reef system. For a listing of current programs events or to register, visit www.stcroixenvironmental.org. 140 2014 Edition Shopping FOR YOUR INFORMATION You’ll find a trove of charming treasures while roaming Christiansted’s quaint alleys, historic streets and breezy boardwalk. Explore the many unique galleries, shops and boutiques filled with terrific duty-free items such as art, fashions, home décor, handmade soaps, natural skin care products, electronics, watches, handmade jewelry and more. Be sure to bring home a signature St. Croix hook bracelet, a great memento of your island visit. Frederiksted has its own collection of interesting little shops, as well as a colorful open-air vendor’s market by the Frederiksted Pier, a fun place to pick up souvenirs, beachwear and sarongs. Most resorts and attractions have their own gift shops, and you’ll find sundries and practical items at shopping areas such as Sunny Isle Shopping Center. Salt River Bay National Historic Park The area has been the focus of archeological exploration and research since 1880. Remnants of every major period of human habitation on the island have been found, including evidence of all three South American potterymaking cultures: the Igneri, Taino, and Carib. Its ancient ceremonial ball court is the only one found in the Lesser Antilles. Continuing through history, it was Christopher Columbus’ first stop on his famous journey in 1493. Among the colonial ruins throughout the park, the triangular earthwork of Fort Salé, built in the 1600s, is the only one of its kind remaining in the West Indies. Several eco-tour companies are available for tours and the St. Croix Environmental Association, www.stxenvironmental. org, offers guided hikes in the park on a request basis. Art On St. Croix, those who appreciate a full palette of artistic expression can make it an evening out during Art Thursday, held once a month from November through June. Christiansted’s array of galleries remains open throughout the evening, as well as retail shops and eateries, for a lovely art stroll through the historic downtown area. Original paintings, jewelry, photography, fine carpentry, fabric arts, ceramics, furniture, glass and much more by both local and island-inspired artists feature a wide variety of styles and interpretations. Visit www.artthursday.com for a list of participants, dates and map. Those visiting in March will enjoy the St. George Village Botanical Garden’s spring Art in the Garden, a unique take on a traditional garden party. The annual event combines an art sale, flower exhibits, plant sale and fun activities for all ages. BOMBA JUNIE ALLICK One of St. Croix’s most iconic shell blowers, also known for his beautiful signature conch shell pieces. His one of a kind sculptures reflect his Crucian heritage and the mystery of the Caribbean Sea. www.kriegercreativegroup.com/sculpture-junie-bomba. 2014 Edition 141 Who do they think they y are? Hertz? Dependable Reliable Affordable Henry E. Rohlsen Airport St. Croix www.rentacarstcroix.com 888-248-4261 HERTZ Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix 1-888-248-4261; 340-778-9744 www.rentacarstcroix.com Hertz provides top quality at low rates. With more than 30 years experience, competitive rates, and convenient locations & delivery service, Hertz lets you spend more time enjoying St. Croix. Choose from their modern fleet of Jeeps, cars, SUVs, and vehicles for larger groups. Enjoy unlimited miles, free delivery service, and friendly, efficient service. Contact them and ask about specials and current rates. Looking for service? Hertz delivers. St. Croix Island Map Directory ACCOMMODATIONS The Buccaneer Hotel..........1 Chenay Bay Beach Resort....2 Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Spa...............3 The Palms at Pelican Cove..4 Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa...............5 Tamarind Reef Hotel..........6 AIRLINES Cape Air .............(Airport) 7 Sea Flight............(Airport) 7 GROCERY STORES Pueblo Supermarket...... A, C Hams Bluff Hams Bay 78 63 TRANSPORTATION Hertz..................(Airport) 7 OTHER SERVICES Cruzan Rum Distillery.........8 Virgin Islands Lottery Office Locations.......... 9, B St. Croix Taxi Rates Listed on page 54. LOCATION KEYS GOLDEN ROCK................ A SUNNY ISLE................... B VILLA LA REINE............... C Pick up a Places to Eat St. Croix Map for some great dining and nightlife suggestions. Calling all Foodies! Getting Your Gourmet On is Easy. 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Just four miles northeast of St. John, the beautiful British Virgin Islands (BVI) is just a quick ferry, boat or plane ride away. More than 60 islands, green mountain covered islets and cays seem to spring forth from the crystal clear waters, a majestic and untamed sight. Start your exploration of the four main islands on Tortola (Spanish for turtle dove), the BVI hub for transportation, business, marine services and government. Road Town, the capital, may seem laid-back, but it’s actually an international port catering to tourism, the marine industry, cruise ships and offshore finance. Charming Main Street is lined with shops and galleries in colorful West Indian-style buildings trimmed with gingerbread. Stop by the Old Administration Building’s museum, the Virgin Islands Folk Museum, the 1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum and the J.R. Neale Botanical Gardens featuring a miniature rainforest, specialty gardens, tropical birds and the rare red-legged tortoise. Beyond Road Town, historical sites and other points of interest make for a fascinating island tour. Be sure to visit Fort Burt, Fort Recovery, the Mount Healthy Windmill, Sage Mountain National Park, the North Shore Shell Museum, Joshua’s Bay Plantation and Callwood’s Rum Distillery. There are several excellent beaches to enjoy. A visit to Dolphin Discovery to swim with these magnificent creatures is an unforgettable experience. N 145 The Baths © Don Hebert Virgin Gorda (the Fat Virgin) is known for The Baths. These natural rocks form dramatic grottos, tidal pools, tunnels and arches. Many tour operators offer hiking, swimming and snorkeling tours. You may also enjoy the 400-year old Coppermine Point ruins, the observation tower above the trees on Gorda Peak and the Spanish ruins at Little Fort National Park. If you’re looking to let loose and do a bit of partying, Jost Van Dyke, known as the barefoot island, is the place to kick off your flip-flops. Great Harbour’s beach is lined with lively small beach bars and restaurants. Foxy’s Tamarind Bar throws an annual New Years Eve party that is rated one of the top ten in the world. At White Bay, you’ll find the Soggy Dollar Bar, creator of the original Painkiller drink. Anegada (the Drowned Island) is off the beaten path. Just 28 feet above sea level at its highest point, this coral atoll is surrounded by coral reefs scattered with more than 300 shipwrecks. The 18-mile long Horseshoe Reef is the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean and the fourth largest worldwide. Seclusion and relaxation are the main attractions. Be sure to visit the ancient Arawak Indian conch burial ground on the east end and the nature trail at Bones Bight. A WORLD Unspoilt Caribbean paradise. Unforgettable relaxation. Turquoise seas, white sandy beaches, hidden coves, swaying palm trees, tropical fragrances, pastel colors, but best of all - nobody around. Could paradise be any better? An archipelago of 60 close islands and cays, each one will weave its special magic as you island-hop between them. And wherever you go, you will receive a warm welcome from the islanders delighted to introduce you to our particular brand of Caribbean music, food and drink. And to share with you our little bit of heaven. AWAY FROM EVERYDAY LIFE DOLPHIN DISCOVERY TORTOLA LTD. Prospect Reef Resort 284-494-7675 www.dolphindiscovery.com Make your dreams come true! The breathtaking and intimate discovery of swimming and playing with the dolphins in the ocean is exhilarating! The dolphins perform unique behaviors creating magical memories. The programs are designed to give the guests the best possible insight to the intelligence and abilities of these amazing mammals, ensuring that you enjoy the experience of a lifetime! Make one of the interactive dolphin programs the highlight of your vacation! Exploring by sea is the BVIâ€™s most popular activity. Vessels of every type are available for day sails, snorkeling tours and extended charters. There are countless smaller islands to discover, many home to elite resorts, such as Peter, Scrub and Guana Islands. BVI diving is considered some of the best in the world, and no dive is complete without a tour of the HMS Wreck of the Rhone, ideal for all experience levels. Hull of the Rhone ÂŠ O bcampbell65 2014 Edition 147 HERITAGE INN & BANANAKEET CAFE | www.heritageinnbvi.com Windy Hill, Carrot Bay, Tortola, BVI | Tel: 284-494-5842 Comfortable, apartment-like suites fully equipped inviting you to a getaway you will never regret. Listen to the waves lapping on the shore below while enjoying a cocktail on your balcony at the Heritage Inn & BananaKeet Cafe. You will be perched in seclusion on Windy Hill with amazing views of the surrounding vistas and sunsets that will highlight your vacation, undoubtedly. Spend Memorial Day weekend at a 3-day concert on the sands of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world at the annual BVI Music Festival! Cane Garden Bay comes alive with beach parties and live music, featuring a full range of musical styles from local talent and international headliners such as Glen Washington and Claudette Peters. A shuttle is available from the Road Town Central Administration Complex. Visit www.bvimusicfestival.com for more information. BVI MUSIC FEST Getting There Travel to the BVI from St. Thomas or St. John is fast, easy and convenient. A ferry trip takes about an hour and several are scheduled daily. Smaller planes can land at Tortola’s Beef Island Airport as well. Once on Tortola, travelers can continue on to smaller islands by ferry. Passport SUMMER SIZZLE BVI July brings the summer heat to the British Virgin Islands with Summer Sizzle BVI, the ultimate fashion destination event for the territory. This over-the-top weekend includes designer fashions, parties, charity events, island tours and sailing excursions, and is attended by international celebrities, designers, models, media, industry executives and buyers. Visit www.summersizzlebvi.com for more information. Bona fide visitors to the British Virgin Islands may be granted entry for up to one month at the ports of entry. They must produce a return or ongoing ticket, evidence of adequate means of support and pre-arranged accommodations during their stay. Longer stays require an extension. U.S. and Canadian citizens must show a valid passport. Other nationalities may require a visa. For more information regarding visa requirements, contact: B.V.I. Tourist Board: (284) 494-3134 The Immigration Department: 284) 494-3471 284) 494-3701 ext. 4700 Or the nearest British Embassy. Departure Tax (Per Person) $20.00 leaving by air. $15.00 leaving by sea. Anthem: “God Save the Queen” Flag: Union Jack Flower: Oleander Bird: Turtle Dove (Zenaida Aurta) Tree: White Cedar BVI NATIONAL FACTS: 148 2014 Edition I Moving to the U.S. Virgin Islands sland life has it’s own unique culture and charisma, but you’ll find it very similar to everyday life back home. U.S. laws, banking, currency, internet, communications and services make it easy to adjust. Tax incentives can be an enticement for relocating your business as well. Those with families have their choice of public and private schools, and there are plenty of after school activities to participate in. Adults can also find much to perk their interests, with community, religious, sports and special interest groups, and of course, the many outdoor activities on land or sea. There are several reputable realtors on island to help you find a place to call home, whether it’s renting an apartment or buying a house. A shipping company can provide container services for vessels, cars and personal belongings, as well as roll on/roll off service for cars. Many relocating to the islands prefer to use a moving company with convenient door-to-door international service. They will take care of all the paperwork necessary for your move. For smaller items, you may want to consider shipping by U.S. Mail. Whether using a delivery, shipping or moving company, be patient. Your belongings will often take up to 3 weeks to arrive. Please refer to the directory in this guide for businesses and services to help facilitate your move. Photo © Don Hebert 2014 Edition 149 The perfect home away from home differs from person to person and the U.S. Virgin Islands can accommodate them all! A listing of popular resorts, guesthouses and vacation homes is included in this guide or contact the U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association at (340) 774-6835 or at www.virgin-islands-hotels.com. PHOTO © DON HEBERT ST. THOMAS ACCOMMODATIONS BELLAVISTA SCOTT HOTEL | www.bellavistascotthotel.com Havensight Area, St.Thomas | Tel: 340-714-5500 Comfort with a condominium concept...that's the Bellavista Scott Hotel. All of the units are completely furnished including a fully equipped kitchen. Located just minutes from Havensight Cruise ship dock and 2 1/2 miles from downtown Charlotte Amalie, home of the most outstanding shopping experience in the Caribbean. Bellavista Scott Hotel caters to the needs of the business executive, or a full family on vacation. BEST WESTERN CARIB BEACH RESORT | www.caribbeachresort.com 70-C Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas | Tel: 800-792-2742 Featuring a new Mediterranean restaurant, Ocean Side Bistro. Completely renovated 100% ocean front rooms, with private balcony, A/C, free wifi, and flat screen TV. Free daily shuttle to our sister property Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort. BEST WESTERN PLUS EMERALD BEACH RESORT | www.emeraldbeach.com 8070 Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas | Tel: 800-233-4936 100% Beach Front Rooms. Experience St. Thomas’ best kept secret. Lounge under lush palms, wade in Lindbergh Bay’s cool waters, take a dip in the waterfall pool, or enjoy waterfront dining at the Caribbean Fusion Restaurant. Exercise facilities onsite, along with wedding services and meeting accommodations. All rooms are equipped with complimentary high speed internet, refrigerators, coffee makers, A/C, safes, flat screen TV’s, private balcony, and a breathtaking ocean view. 150 2014 Edition ST. THOMAS ACCOMMODATIONS BOLONGO BAY BEACH RESORT | www.bolongobay.com Southside, Bolongo Bay, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-775-1800 Family owned and managed for 35 years, Bolongo is known for its’ friendly, attentive service and relaxed, tropical atmosphere. Just 65 ocean view rooms nestled along a 1,000 ft. palm-lined beach with complimentary non-motorized water sports and Scuba lesson. Enjoy dining at two popular restaurants - the Lobster Grille featuring fresh seafood, lobster and steaks or Iggies with a casual beach-fare menu and the weekly Carnival & Limbo Show. All Inclusive or room-only plans available. BUNKER HILL HOTEL | www.bunkerhillhotel.com 2307 Commandant Gade, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-774-8056 A unique, small, affordable, clean Bed & Breakfast Inn located in the Historic District area of Charlotte Amalie. Come and enjoy the serene and comfortable accommodations. From the balconies and common areas enjoy a breathtaking view of the downtown harbor and surrounding hillsides, littered with charming 17th century Danish architecture including the Governor's Mansion. Just a few minutes walking distance to many points of interest. FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT St. Thomas | Tel: 340-776-8500 | www.frenchmansreefmarriott.com Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort provides guests with casually-sophisticated accommodations overlooking a secluded beach and the Caribbean’s most beautiful natural harbor, Charlotte Amalie. With 478 hotel rooms and surrounded by Caribbean waters, the hotel provides luxury accommodations in an exclusive setting. With 4 restaurants, 6 bars and 4 swimming pools. Frenchman’s promises an unparalleled Caribbean vacation. PARADISE COVE | www.paradisecovevirginislands.com 2GA Ridge Road, Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-626-0860 East End Location: Cottages, Condos, and Studios ranging from $80 per night and up. Private balconies with unrestricted Ocean view to the South, on a clear day St. Croix is visible. Walking distance to beach, Coffee Spot with Wifi, Gazebo, Nature Hike to Ocean, Swimming Pool w/BBQ, a 50 person capacity multi-function room for Weddings/Conference/Reception. Free Red Hook ferry dock pick up service. Peaceful, Romantic, Secluded; the perfect vacation getaway for families or honeymooners. PARADISE PROPERTIES | www.paradisepropertiesvi.com Sapphire Village & Crystal Cove Villas, East End | Tel: 800-524-2038 Discover the freedom and privacy of condo vacations in St. Thomas. Choose the best locations - 1 & 2 bedroom units at beachfront Crystal Cove Villas or studio and 1- bedroom units at Sapphire Village, perched hillside overlooking the ocean and marina. All condos feature fully equipped kitchens, pools, tennis & access to beautiful beaches. Amenities within Sapphire Beach Resort include water sports, restaurants, entertainment and white sand beach. 2014 Edition 151 ST. THOMAS ACCOMMODATIONS SECRET HARBOUR BEACH RESORT | www.SecretHarbourVI.com East End, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-775-6550 Luxury condominium resort w/pristine Caribbean blue water & sandy treelined beach. Beautifully furnished studio, 1&2-bedroom suites w/fully equipped kitchens, private patio/balcony, 2 restaurants, PADI dive shop w/excursion boats, watersports, sailing, pool, tennis, fitness, gift shop, Wi-Fi, ATM & spa. Boutique resort features 73 privately owned beachfront or oceanview condominiums – better than hotel rooms – on a tranquil swimming/snorkeling beach. Ideal for families, couples, vacations & weddings. Onsite wedding coordinator! SERENDIPITY VILLA | www.serendipityusvi.com Peterborg, St Thomas, U.S.V.I. | Tel: 340-227-4779 A private waterfront villa rental in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Thomas. It offers a peaceful haven with stunning views of the British Virgin Islands and Hans Lollik. Floor to ceiling windows and full ocean panoramas from every single room. Luxurious accommodations and total tranquility. 7+ bedrooms, 7+ baths, for 6-20 guests, WIFI, pool, 4 minutes to Magen’s, close to top restaurants, hiking, golf and surrounded by wildlife and natural beauty. Wedding and reunion groups welcome. SUGAR BAY RESORT AND SPA | www.sugarbayresortandspa.com 6500 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-777-7100 Perched mountainside, its 294 guestrooms are surrounded by breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. Guests enjoy a secluded beach with an array of water sports and recreational equipment; three interconnecting freshwater pools with a waterfall and grotto; tennis complex; onsite spa; state-of-the-art fitness center, mini-golf; and a comprehensive schedule of daily activities. Various restaurants and lounges cater to a variety of tastes, from traditional Caribbean fare to casual bistro and Italian dining. THE WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL | www.windwardpassage.com Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-774-5200 This charming hotel is centrally located in the heart of St. Thomas directly across the street from the Charlotte Amalie Harbor where the Seaplane and inter-island ferry terminals are located. The hotel is a block away from the duty free shops and restaurants of the downtown area. The hotel is comprised of 150 rooms and junior suites that surround a central courtyard. All rooms feature air conditioning, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, cable TV, hair dryer and free wireless internet. ST. THOMAS HOTELS Bellavista Scott Hotel www.bellavistascotthotel.com 340-714-5500 Best Western Carib Beach Resort www.caribbeachresort.com 340-774-2525 800-792-2742 Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort www.emeraldbeach.com 340-777-8800 800-233-4936 Bluebeard’s Beach Club www.bluebeards-beachclub.com 340-776-4770 800-438-6493 Bluebeard’s Castle www.bluebeards-castle.com 340-774-1600 866-323-0450 Bolongo Bay Beach Club www.bolongobay.com 340-775-1800 800-524-4746 Bunker Hill Hotel www.bunkerhillhotel.com 340-774-8056 152 2014 Edition ST. THOMAS HOTELS ELYSIAN BEACH RESORT www.elysianbeachresort.net 340-775-1000 800-438-6493 FRENCHMAN’S COVE MARRIOTT www.marriott.com 340-693-4800 FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT www.frenchmansreefmarriott.com 340-776-8500 800-228-9290 ISLAND BEACHCOMBER HOTEL www.islandbeachcomber.net 340-774-5250 MAFOLIE HOTEL www.mafolie.com 340-774-2790 800-225-7035 PAVILIONS AND POOLS HOTEL www.pavilionsandpools.com 340-775-6110 800-524-2001 POINT PLEASANT RESORT www.pointpleasantresort.com 340-775-7200 800-524-2300 THE RITZ-CARLTON, ST. THOMAS www.ritzcarlton.com 340-775-3333 800-241-3333 THE RITZ CARLTON CLUB www.ritzcarlton.com 340-775-3333 888-856-4407 SAPPHIRE BEACH RESORT & MARINA www.antillesresorts.com 340-775-6100 800-874-7897 SECRET HARBOUR BEACH CONDOMINIUM RESORT www.SecretHarbourVI.com 340-775-6550 800-524-2250 SUGAR BAY RESORT & SPA www.sugarbayresortandspa.com 340-777-7100 800-927-7100 WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL www.windwardpassage.com 340-774-5200 800-524-7389 ST. THOMAS GUEST HOUSES, INNS AT HOME IN THE TROPICS www.athomeinthetropics.com 340-777-9857 CRYSTAL PALACE www.crystalpalaceusvi.com 340-777-2277 866-502-2277 GALLEON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST INN www.galleonhouse.com 340-774-6952 800-524-2052 THE GREEN IGUANA HOTEL www.thegreeniguana.com 340-776-7654 855-448-2621 THE INN AT VILLA OLGA www.villa-olga-inn.com 340-715-0900 800-524-4746 ISLAND VIEW GUEST HOUSE www.islandviewstthomas.com 340-774-4270 800-524-2023 MILLER MANOR HOTEL & GUEST HOUSE www.millermanor.com 340-774-1535 888-229-0762 ST. THOMAS CONDOMINIUMS, VACATION HOMES & VILLAS CALYPSO REALTY, P.C. www.CalypsoRealty.com 340-774-1620 800-747-4858 COLDWELL BANKER STOUT REALTY www.coldwellbankerstt.com 340-776-7653 888-809-8784 HARBOR HOUSE VILLA firstname.lastname@example.org 340-2626-0860 340-244-7565 MCLAUGHLIN ANDERSON LUXURY VILLAS www.mclaughlinanderson.com 340-776-0635 800-537-6246 PARADISE COVE RESORT www.paradisecovevirginislands.com 340-626-0860 340-715-2683 PARADISE PROPERTIES www.paradisepropertiesvi.com 340-775-0111 800-524-2038 SERENDIPITY VILLA www.serendipityusvi.com 340-227-4779 815-550-8660 VILLA MARBELLA LUXURY SUITES www.villamarbellasuites.com 340-643-2692 ST. THOMAS CAMPSITES VIRGIN ISLANDS CAMPGROUND LOCATED ON WATER ISLAND www.virginislandscampground.com 340-776-5488 877-502-7225 between St. Thomas & St. John is easy. Just a 20 minute ferry ride. See schedule on page 119. ISLAND HOPPING 2014 Edition 153 ST. JOHN ACCOMMODATIONS CIMMARON ST. JOHN | www.cimmaronstjohn.com Cruz Bay, St. John; Tel: 340-715-2666 Contact Cimmaron St. John to find the perfect home, villa, or condo for your vacation on St. John. Private accommodations range from affordable to luxurious and are fully equipped and pristinely maintained. Their unsurpassed guest services include assisting you with island activities – boat trips, snorkel/dive trips, hiking, catering/provisioning, golf, kayaking – to complete your stay on the beautiful resort island of St. John. CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND | www.cinnamonbay.com Cinnamon Bay, St. John | Tel: 340-776-6330 Cinnamon Bay Campground provides a safe, secure and tranquil getaway. Situated next to the longest beach on St. John V.I. in the heart of the Virgin Island National Park. Perfect for couples or the entire family with restaurant, store, beach equipment rentals and close to the local nightlife in Cruz Bay. $32 Bare Site. $67-$93 Fully Equipped Tent. $81-$163 Fully Equipped Cottage. Per night, plus tax. Prices subject to change. CONCORDIA ECO-RESORT | www.concordiaeco-resort.com Salt Pond Bay, St. John | Tel: 340-693-5855 Experience St. John's best kept secret for stunning Caribbean views, tranquility, dining, yoga, and friendly staff. Surrounded by the VI National Park, the variety of Eco-Studios and Eco-Tent cabins are perched like tree houses along the open hillside. Picture Yourself Here: Sunrise on Your Private Deck, Relaxing Massage, Lounging Poolside, Snorkeling from White Sand Beaches, Hiking the Trails of Salt Pond and Ram Head, Breakfast, Dinner and Sunday Brunch at Cafe Concordia. Everyone is Welcome! GALLOWS POINT RESORT | www.gallowspointresort.com St. John | Tel: 800-323-7229 Nestled on a tropical peninsula, surrounded by the blue pristine waters of the Caribbean, Gallows Point Resort offers your choice of 50 one-bedroom suites. Upper suites have a loft bedroom and balcony and lower suites have a sunken living room and patio. All suites offer king beds, full kitchens, dining and living areas, air conditioning and many other room amenities. Quiet and intimate yet conveniently located to Cruz Bay’s restaurants and shopping. THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT & VILLAS | www.westinresortstjohn.com Great Cruz Bay, St. John | Tel: 340-693-8000 You can look forward to a refreshed look, and always to a refreshing stay. The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is undergoing a $50 million renovation including enhancements to all of the resort’s amenities. Please come and explore our freshly upgraded resort and experience the ultimate Caribbean retreat. 154 2014 Edition ST. JOHN HOTELS CANEEL BAY www.caneelbay.com 340-776-6111 855-226-3358 THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT & VILLAS www.westinresortstjohn.com 340-693-8000 888-627-7206 ST. JOHN CONDOMINIUMS, VACATION HOMES & VILLAS GALLOWS POINT RESORT ST. JOHN www.gallowspointresort.com 340-776-6434 800-323-7229 GRANDE BAY RESIDENCE CLUB www.grandebayresort.com 340-693-4665 HARMONY STUDIOS www.maho.org 340-776-6226 800-392-9004 ISLAND GETAWAYS www.islandgetawaysinc.com 340-693-7676 888-693-7676 LAVENDER HILL SUITES www.lavenderhill.net 340-776-6969 800-975-5001 SEAVIEW HOMES www.seaviewhomes.com 340-776-6805 888-625-2963 SERENDIP VACATION CONDOMINIUMS www.serendipstjohn.com 340-776-6646 888-800-6445 ST. JOHN ULTIMATE VILLAS www.stjohnultimatevillas.com 340-776-4703 888-851-7588 STAR VILLAS www.starvillas.com 340-776-6704 SUITE ST. JOHN VILLAS www.suitestjohn.com 340-779-4486 800-348-8444 VACATION VISTAS www.vacationvistas.com 340-776-6462 VIVA! VI VACATIONS & VILLAS www.vivacations.com 340-779-4250 888-856-4601 WINDSPREE VACATION HOMES www.windspree.com 340-693-5423 888-742-0357 ST. JOHN GUEST HOUSES, INNS ESTATE LINDHOLM www.estatelindholm.com 340-776-6121 800-322-6335 THE INN AT TAMARIND COURT www.tamarindcourt.com 340-776-6378 800-221-1637 ST. JOHN INN www.stjohninn.com 340-693-8688 ST. JOHN CONDOMINIUMS, VACATION HOMES & VILLAS ARTISTIC VILLAS www.artisticvillas.com 340-776-6420 800-253-7107 CAREFREE GETAWAYS www.carefreegetaways.com 340-779-4070 888-643-6002 CARIBBEAN VILLAS & RESORTS www.caribbeanvilla.com 340-776-6152 800-338-0987 CATERED TO VACATION HOMES www.cateredto.com 340-776-6641 800-424-6641 CIMMARON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT www.cimmaronstjohn.com 340-715-2666 COCONUT COAST VILLAS www.coconutcoast.com 340-693-9100 800-858-7989 DESTINATION ST. JOHN www.destinationstjohn.com 340-779-4647 800-562-1901 ECO SERENDIB VILLA & SPA www.ecoserendib.com 215-830-8300 ESTATE ZOOTENVAAL www.estatezootenvaal.com 340-776-6321 ST. JOHN CAMPSITES CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND www.cinnamonbay.com 340-776-6330 800-539-9998 CONCORDIA ECO-RESORT www.concordiaeco-resort.com 340-693-5855 800-392-9004 It’s Ofﬁcial! THE OFFICIAL FLAG The U.S. Virgin Islands shows its unique personality through its territorial symbols. THE OFFICIAL ANTHEM The Virgin Islands ﬂag is a modiﬁed version of the Great Seal on the back of the American dollar bill, adopted in 1921. The eagle holds three arrows in one talon, representing St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. “The Virgin Islands March” was composed in the 1920s by native Virgin Islander Alton Adams, Sr., the ﬁrst black Bandmaster in the United States Navy. THE OFFICIAL MOTTO “United in Pride & Hope” For more fun facts about Virgin Islands history and culture, visit www.vihistory.com. 2014 Edition 155 ST. CROIX ACCOMMODATIONS HOLGER DANSKE HOTEL | www.holgerhotel.com 1200 King Cross Street, Christiansted | Tel: 340-773-3600 Conveniently located on the boardwalk in the heart of historic Christiansted. The award-winning restaurant and pool deck overlook the picturesque harbor where fishing, snorkeling, scuba and sailing are at your doorstep. The beach is just a short ferry ride away. Room amenities include AC, Satellite TV, WiFi, in-room safe, refrigerator and microwave or kitchenette, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board, and large balcony. THE PALMS AT PELICAN COVE | www.PalmsPelicanCove.com 4126 La Grande Princesse, Christiansted | Tel: 800-548-4460 Are you looking for a get-away that allows you to relax, unwind and feel like you are at your very own beach home? At The Palms at Pelican Cove, our friendly staff has a shared goal to help every guest transform from island visitor to welcomed friend. Our 40 beach front guest rooms are designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. "Blue Flag Beach", a Top Choice on Trip Advisor, award-winning restaurant and modern amenities. TAMARIND REEF RESORT & SPA + GREEN CAY MARINA 5001 Tamarind Reef, St Croix | Tel: 800-619-0014 | www.TamarindReefResort.com This quiet oasis on the beach is tranquility in paradise. Guests swim, snorkel, kayak, play tennis, enjoy massages, relax in hammocks, and conduct business via WIFI. All 39 rooms are beachfront with private patio/balcony and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Includes casual and ďŹ ne dining restaurants; pool; 4 tennis courts; spa (massage/hair/nails); fitness center; meeting venue, and 154-slip marina with sailing, motor, fishing & diving charters. Perfect for couples, families, business travelers, and weddings. St. Croix Hotels, Resorts and Villas Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River www.arawakbaysaltriver.co.vi 340-772-1684 877-261-5385 The Buccaneer www.thebuccaneer.com 340-712-2100 800-255-3881 Cane bay cottages www.canebayscuba.com 340-718-9913 800-338-3843 Caribbean breeze www.caribbeanbreezecondo.com 340-690-1463 877-265-4343 Carringtons Inn www.carringtonsinn.com 340-713-0508 877-658-0508 Chenay Bay Beach Resort www.chenaybay.com 340-773-2918 866-226-8677 Club St. Croix www.clubstcroix.com 340-718-9150 800-524-2025 Colony cove www.colonycove.com 340-718-9150 800-524-2025 Company House Hotel www.companyhousehotel.com 340-773-1377 Cottages by the Sea www.caribbeancottages.com 340-772-0495 800-323-7252 cruzan classic #7 Granard www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/caribbean/usvisty-croix/southeast-shore 340-332-2682 Cruzan sands villa www.cruzansands.com 927-747-7575 DISCOVERY GROVE www.discoverygrovestx.com 340-642-8322 Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino www.diviresorts.com 340-773-9700 877-773-9700 156 2014 Edition ST. CROIX HOTELS, RESORTS AND VILLAS FREDERIKSTED HOTEL www.frederikstedhotel.com 340-772-0500 800-595-9519 HIBISCUS BEACH RESORT www.hibiscusbeachresort.com 340-718-4042 800-442-0121 HOLGER DANSKE HOTEL www.holgerhotel.com 340-773-3600 877-465-4373 HOTEL CARAVELLE www.hotelcaravelle.com 340-773-0687 800-524-0410 HOTEL ON THE CAY www.hotelonthecay.com 340-773-2035 800-524-2035 HOTEL ST. CROIX www.clubcomanche.com 340-773-0210 877-773-0210 KINGS ALLEY HOTEL 340-773-0103 800-843-3574 KING CHRISTIAN HOTEL www.kingchristian.com 340-773-6330 800-524-2012 LONGFORD HIDEAWAY www.longfordhideaway.com 340-773-2386 MILL HARBOUR CONDOMINIUMS www.millharbourstcroix.com 800-351-3301 MT. VICTORY ECO CAMP www.mtvictorycamp.com 340-772-1651 866-772-1651 NORTHSIDE VALLEY www.northsidevalley.net 340-772-0558 PALMS AT PELICAN COVE www.palmspelicancove.com 340-718-8920 800-548-4460 RENAISSANCE ST. CROIX CARAMBOLA BEACH RESORT & SPA www.carambolabeach.com 340-778-3800 SAND CASTLE ON THE BEACH RESORT www.sandcastleonthebeach.com 340-772-1205 800-524-2018 SUGAR BEACH CONDO RESORT www.sugarbeachstcroix.com 340-718-5345 800-524-2049 TAMARIND REEF RESORT, SPA & MARINA www.TamarindReefResort.com 340-718-4455 800-619-0014 THE WAVES AT CANE BAY www.canebaystcroix.com 340-778-1805 800-545-0603 VACATION ST. CROIX www.vacationstcroix.com 340-718-0361 877-788-0361 VILLA DAWN www.villadawn.com 340-690-1463 877-265-4343 For realtor contact information, refer to the Advertisers Directory in the back of this guide. At Your Fingertips CHECK US OUT ONLINE! Go online to visit: Follow Us on Facebook: www.viplacestoexplore.com PLACES TO EAT MAPS presents St. Thomas Dining St. Croix Dining An Online Foodies Guide to Local Eateries www.stthomasdining.com www.stcroixvidining.com www.vimarineguide.com Explore with: I PA D , IPHONE, TABL ET, NOOK, KINDLE , S MARTPH ON E, P C 2014 Edition 157 DIRECTORY of Advertising & Essential Services CALL 911 FOR POLICE, FIRE OR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. MOUNTAIN TOP 340-774-2400 3A-18 Estate St. Peter Mountain Road, Northside www.mountaintopvi.com ST. THOMAS ACCOMMODATIONS BELLAVISTA SCOTT HOTEL 340-714-5500 Havensight Area www.bellavistascotthotel.com BEST WESTERN CARIB BEACH RESORT 340-774-2525 70-C Lindbergh Bay www.caribbeachresort.com BEST WESTERN PLUS EMERALD BEACH RESORT 340-777-8800 8070 Lindbergh Bay www.emeraldbeach.com BOLONGO BAY BEACH RESORT 340-775-1800 On Bolongo Bay www.bolongobay.com BUNKER HILL HOTEL 340-774-8056 2307 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.bunkerhillhotel.com ELLICK REAL ESTATE RENTALS 340-690-2775 Hull Bay email@example.com FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT 340-776-8500 5 Estate Bakkeroe www.frenchmansreefmarriott.com ISLAND VIEW GUEST HOUSE 340-774-4270 Above Crown Bay Marina www.islandviewstthomas.com PARADISE COVE 340-626-0860 2GA Ridge Road, Estate Nazareth, East End www.paradisecovevirginislands.com PARADISE PROPERTIES 800-524-2038 Sapphire Village & Crystal Cove Villas, East End www.paradisepropertiesvi.com / www.crystalcovevi.net SECRET HARBOUR BEACH RESORT 340-775-6550 East End www.SecretHarbourVI.com SERENDIPITY VILLA 340-227-4779 Peterborg, Northside www.serendipityusvi.com SUGAR BAY RESORT and SPA 340-777-7100 6500 Estate Smith Bay, East End www.sugarbayresortandspa.com THE WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL 340-774-5200 Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie www.windwardpassage.com PHANTASEA TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN 340-774-2916 7D-5 Estate Lerkenlund, Rt. 33 at Rt. 334 www.stthomasbotanicalgarden.com ST. PETER GREAT HOUSE & BOTANICAL GARDENS 340-774-4999 2A St. Peter Mountain Road, Northside www.greathousevi.com ST. THOMAS SYNAGOGUE 340-774-4312 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.synagogue.vi ZIPLINE-TREE LIMIN' EXTREME 340-777-ZIPS(9477) 7406 Estate St. Peter Mtn. Road, Northside www.ZiplineStThomas.com AIR AMBULANCE/EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE MASA-MEDICAL AIR SERVICES ASSN. 340-777-8580 4000 Rhymer Highway www.MASAASSIST.com AIRLINES CAPE AIR Cyril E. King Airport www.capeair.com 1-800-CAPEAIR AIRLINES / CHARTER SERVICES SEA FLIGHT St. Thomas & St. Croix www.seaﬂightvi.com 340-714-3000 ART GALLERIES BAMBINI / SWANE ARTS GALLERY 340-514-1200 Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie bambiniarts.com / ellenswane.com GALLERY SAINT THOMAS 340-777-6363 Palm Passage, Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.gallerystthomas.com ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ATM LOCATIONS BIZ RENTALS 340-774-5840 Across from Main Havensight Gate www.rentamotion.com | www.jetskivi.com BONES RUM 340-775-3071 Waterfront @ International Plaza, St Thomas www.bonesrum.com | www.facebook.com/BonesRum BUTTERFLY GARDEN 340-715-3366 Cruise Ship Dock, Havensight www.butterﬂygardenvi.com CARIBBEAN TRAVEL/TROPIC TOURS 340-774-1855 The Guardian Bldg, Havensight, St. Thomas www.tropictoursusvi.com CORAL WORLD OCEAN PARK 340-775-1555 Adjacent to Coki Beach, East End www.coralworldvi.com REICHHOLD CENTER FOR THE ARTS 340-693-1559 Across from Brewers Beach near UVI Campus www.reichholdcenter.com SCOTIABANK Waterfront, Downtown Charlotte Amalie Havensight Branch on the Cruise Ship Dock Central, Tutu Mall Red Hook Branch at East End Plaza Nisky Center Altona Branch The Fruit Bowl, Wheatley Center www.usvi.scotiabank.com ATTORNEYS MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, ESQ. 340-513-9884 michaelﬁtzsimmonspc@gmail.com ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY 158 BEADS & GLASSWARE LAKSA BEADS, JEWELRY, GLASS 340-244-2125 Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie www.laskabead.com CAMERAS/ELECTRONICS BOOLCHAND'S 340-776-0302 31 Main Street & Havensight Mall Bldg 2 www.boolchand.com ROYAL CARIBBEAN 340-776-4110 Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay www.royalcaribbeanvi.com FRESH PRODUCE 340-774-0807 A.H. Riise Mall, Downtown Charlotte Amalie LOCAL COLOR 340-774-2280 Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie and Havensight Mall firstname.lastname@example.org NOLA'S BOUTIQUE 340-777-7895 9100 Port of Sale, Suite 1 SIX FIFETEEN COUTURE 340-715-7297 East End Galleria, Red Hook www.sixﬁfteenvi.com COFFEE CAFES CAR RENTALS BUDGET RENT A CAR 800-626-4516 Harwood Highway, Cyril E. King Airport, West Indian Cruise Ship Dock, Sapphire Beach Hotel www.budgetstt.com DISCOUNT CAR RENTAL 340-776-4858 Around the corner from the St. Thomas Airport www.discountcar.vi DOLLAR RENT A CAR 340-774-0111 Across from the airport www.dollar.com FIRST RENT A CAR 340-776-3730 Across from the Airport & Havensight Dock www.ﬁrstrentacarstthomas.com THRIFTY CAR RENTAL 340-776-1500 Across from the airport www.thrifty.com LATTES IN PARADISE 724-331-6520 Coffee Bar, Smoothies, & Lite Fare Marlin Deck @ American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.lattesinparadise.com COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS www.uvi.edu 340-778-1620 340-777-5255 340-776-2381 DIVE CENTERS DIVE IN! Sapphire Beach, East End www.diveinusvi.com ST. THOMAS DIVING CLUB Bolongo Bay Beach Resort www.stthomasdivingclub.com DIVING EMERGENCIES CHILDREN'S APPAREL & ACCESSORIES CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES ST. THOMAS SYNAGOGUE Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.synagogue.vi CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURISM U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION KOOL KIDZ 340-714-3242 Yacht Haven Grande, Across from Grande Cru email@example.com 340-774-4312 RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER ROY L. SCHNEIDER HOSPITAL 340-693-6215 EXPRESS SERVICE: INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC Cyril E. King Airport Cargo Zone #70 Lindberg Bay Cargo Section, St. Thomas www.dhl-us.com DHL EXPRESS USA INC. 800-CALL DHL (225-5345) CIVIC & GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS 340-776-0100 340-774-8784 340-774-6835 FERRIES CLOTHING & RESORT WEAR CELIA'S BOUTIQUE 340-775-0077 SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES 340-775-7292 Veteran’s Drive, Charlotte Amalie www.bviferryservices.com FRAGRANCES/COSMETICS Next to Red Hook Ferry Entrance, East End firstname.lastname@example.org A.H. RIISE MALL 340-777-2222 37 Main Street, Waterfront www.ahriise.com DUTY FREE ST. THOMAS 800-524-2037 A.H. Riise Mall Main Street, Havensight, Crown Bay www.dfstthomas.com DYNASTY DAZZLERS DUTY FREE SHOPS 340-774-6520 Main Street and Havensight Mall www.dynastydazzlers.com GAMING SOUTHLAND GAMING of the VI Over 50 locations including Crown Bay Gaming Center www.sgvi.com 340-776-4111 GOLF COURSES MAHOGANY RUN GOLF COURSE 800-253-7103 Mahogany Run www.mahoganyrungolf.com GROCERY STORES PLAZA EXTRA SUPERMARKET Tutu Park Mall, East End www.PlazaExtra.com PUEBLO SUPERMARKET Long Bay and Sub Base 340-775-5646 340-774-4200 159 ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY HOMECARE AGENCIES NIGHTINGALE WINGS 340-715-5333 Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie www.viwings.com 340-776-8311 340-775-5433 JEWELS 'N' STYLE 340-777-9447 Toll Free: 1-888-90STYLE (907-8953) 5157 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie email@example.com HOSPITALS ROY L. SCHNEIDER HOSPITAL CHARLOTTE KIMELMAN CANCER INSTITUTE JEWELRY/WATCHES A.H. RIISE MALL 340-777-2222 37 Main Street, Waterfront www.ahriise.com AJANTA JEWELERS 888-425-2682 5126 Drakes Passage, Suite 11 www.ajantajewelers.com ALPHA JEWELERS 877-4-Alpha-J 5176 Dronningens Gade Ste 3 www.alpha-jewelers.com ARTISTIC JEWELERS 340-776-3299 5332 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 2, Charlotte Amalie www.artistic-jewelers.com BALLERINA JEWELERS 800-722-4455 5180 & 5176 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.ballerina-jewelers.com BEVERLY'S 340-774-3075 Main Street www.beverlys-jewelry.com BLISS JEWELERS 340-715-BLIS(2547) Havensight Mall, Building 1 firstname.lastname@example.org BOOLCHAND'S 340-776-0794 31 Main Street & Havensight Mall Bldg 2 www.boolchand.com CARDOW JEWELERS 800-CARDOWS Main Street, Crown Bay, St. Thomas Airport www.cardow.com DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL 340-776-5570 Main Street, Havensight Mall, A.H. Riise Mall, Waterfront, Grand Galleria, Crown Bay, Yacht Haven Grande, Marriott Frenchman's Reef www.DiamondsInternational.com DYNASTY DAZZLERS DUTY FREE SHOPS 340-774-6520 Main Street and Havensight Mall www.dynastydazzlers.com EDEN JEWELERS 340-777-3366 Main Street and Drake’s Passage, Charlotte Amalie email@example.com EFFY JEWELERS 340-776-3339 36 Dronningens Gade www.effyjewelers.com GET CHARMED 340-775-6381 Garden Street in Charlotte Amalie, Crown Bay & STT Airport Lounge www.sandalsforyourneck.com GOLD MINE 340-776-9199 5176 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 4, Charlotte Amalie www.goldminevi.net GRAND JEWELERS 340-776-8200 5178 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie www.grandjewelers.com HOUSE OF RAJAH JEWELERS 340-776-7770 5332 Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.houseofrajah.com JEWELS ST. THOMAS 888-527-4473 Main Street, Crown Bay, Ritz-Carlton www.jewelsonline.com KAY'S FINE JEWELRY 340-227-4281 38A Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.kaysﬁnejewelry.com LITTLE SWITZERLAND 888-527-4473 Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay, Emancipation Park, Waterfront, The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef www.littleswitzerland.com LUCKY JEWELERS 800-554-7274 5186 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.LuckyJewelers.com PANDORA ST. THOMAS 340-774-3672 15A Main Street & Havensight Mall Bldg 2 www.pandora.net PARADISE JEWELERS 340-776-5665 5571 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie firstname.lastname@example.org REGENCY JEWELERS 340-776-5482 18 Main Street, Charlotte Amalie ROYAL CARIBBEAN 340-776-4110 Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay www.royalcaribbeanvi.com ROYAL DESTINATION 340-774-2110 5332 Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.DestinationsStThomas.com SILVER WORLD 340-774-3030 Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie email@example.com LINENS MR. TABLECLOTH 340-774-4343 5180 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 1, Charlotte Amalie www.mrtablecloth-vi.com LIQUOR A.H. RIISE MALL 340-777-2222 37 Main Street, Waterfront www.ahriise.com CARIBBEAN HOST 340-776-4000 Cyril E. King Airport www.caribbeanhostvi.com DUTY FREE ST. THOMAS 800-524-2037 A.H. Riise Mall Main Street, Havensight, Crown Bay www.dfstthomas.com DYNASTY DAZZLERS DUTY FREE SHOPS 340-774-6520 Main Street and Havensight Mall www.dynastydazzlers.com LOCAL ARTS & CRAFTS KARRIBEAN KIDS 340-643-6587 Delivery for St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix www.karibbeankidsvi.com WATER CANDY 340-643-5579 Route 38 in Tillett Gardens www.h2ocandy.com LOTTERY VIRGIN ISLANDS LOTTERY Charlotte Amalie www.winusvilottery.com 340-774-2502 MEDICAL FACILITIES DERMATOLOGY & WELLNESS CENTER, LLC 340-776-2544 9150 Estate Thomas, Suite 106 VI Medical Foundation Building www.viskin.com ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY 160 PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 340-776-2529 9602 Estate Thomas, Suite 4A www.errolajamesmd.com RED HOOK FAMILY PRACTICE 340-775-2303 Red Hook Plaza www.redhookfamilypractice.com ST. THOMAS SLEEP CENTER 340-777-SLEEP(7533) Paragon Medical Bldg. #305; Behind the Hospital www.sleepvi.com VIRGIN ISLANDS EAR, NOSE & THROAT & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY 340-774-8881 Paragon Medical Bldg. #308; Behind the Hospital www.entvi.com YACHT HAVEN FAMILY PRACTICE 340-776-1511 Yacht Haven Grande www.redhookfamilypractice.com OPHTHALMOLOGISTS LASER VISION INSTITUTES OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS 340-774-3003 Dr. Byron Biscoe, Nisky Center, #19B www.virgin-eyes.com REAL ESTATE AMERICA'S CARIBBEAN REALTY 340-514-5671 St. Thomas www.americascaribbeanrealty.com ANN PICARD REALTY 251-543-6400 / 340-715-3389 U.S. Virgin Islands Pannpicard@aol.com BLUE WATER REALTY 340-779-4600 3D Estate Mandahl; 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 133, Box 310, St. Thomas, VI 00802 marshamaynes.com/jackiemarin.com CALYPSO REALTY 340-774-1620/800-747-4858 Havensight Area www.CalypsoRealty.com RESTAURANTS BANANA TREE GRILLE 340-776-4050 RED HOOK FAMILY PRACTICE Red Hook Plaza, St. Thomas www.redhookfamilypractice.com Tel.: 340-775-2303 YACHT HAVEN FAMILY PRACTICE Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas www.redhookfamilypractice.com Tel.: 340-776-1511 CRUZ BAY FAMILY PRACTICE Boulon Center, St. John www.cruzbayfamilypractice.com Tel.: 340-776-6789 Steakhouse, Seafood, Sweets, Wine, Martinis Bluebeard's Castle www.bananatreegrille.com available at three convenient locations for any problems that may occur during your holiday. Stateside trained staff in emergency medicine and family practice. Walk-in or call for an appointment. Twenty-four hour medical care PET SUPPLIES HOW 'BOUT YOUR PET 340-777-1130 PURE’LY PAWS East End Galleria, Red Hook www.purelypaws.com Yacht Haven Grande www.howboutyourpet.com 340-715-PAWS PHOTOGRAPHERS DON HEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY 340-777-6484 Available throughout the Virgin Islands www.donhebert.com BELLA BLU 340-774-4349 Creative International Dining Frenchtown www.bellabludining.com BENI IGUANA’S SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT 340-77-SUSHI Sushi On the Cruise Ship Dock, Havensight Mall www.BeniIguanas.com THE BLUE ORCHID 340-774-4999 Caribbean Inspired Dining St. Peter Great House, 3A-18 Estate St. Peter www.blueorchidvi.com CARIBBEAN FUSION 340-777-8800 Brings together the best of Cultural Cuisines Best Western Plus Emerald Beach Resort www.emeraldbeach.com CARIBBEAN SALOON 340-775-7060 Steaks, Seafood, Pasta American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.CaribbeanSaloon.com COCONUTS BAR & GRILL 340-774-0099 Nachos, Burgers, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches 10 Main Street, Charlotte Amalie www.coconutsvi.com DA LIME IN DA COCONUT 340-777-9477 Serving Over 30 Caribbean Rums Havensight Entrance to Yacht Haven Grande www.ziplinestthomas.com/dalime.html DELLY DECK RESTAURANT 340-776-9943 American, Deli Havensight Mall www.dellydeckrestaurant.com DUFFY'S LOVE SHACK 340-779-2080 Tropical Theme Park of Frozen Drinks Red Hook Plaza, East End www.duffysloveshack.com ENKAI SUSHI BAR 340-774-MAKI(6254) Delicate, Extravagant or Classic Sushi Gregory East Marina behind Frenchtown www.enkaisushi.com ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY 161 FAT TURTLE 340-714-3566 Seafood, Creative Sandwiches, Great Pizzas Yacht Haven Grande www.fat-turtle.com OCEANA RESTAURANT 340-774-4262 Innovative, Global Cuisine with Seafood Emphasis FISH TAILS 340-714-3188 Villa Olga, Frenchtown www.oceanavi.com Fresh Seafood & Raw Bar Next to the Red Hook Ferry, Red Hook www.ﬁshtailsvi.com FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT RESTAURANTS 340-776-8500 Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill & Lounge, Sunset Grill & Bar, RumBar, Coco Joe’s, Havana Blue, SandBar www.frenchmansreefmarriott.com FRESH BISTRO 340-777-2747 Green Market Inspired Cuisine Yacht Haven Grande www.freshbistrovi.com GLADYS’ CAFÉ 340-774-6604 Caribbean Cuisine Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie www.GladysCafe.com GRANDE CRU RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 340-774-7263 Cutting-Edge New World Cuisine Yacht Haven Grande www.grandecruvi.com THE GRILLE 340-777-6250 ext. 1241 Hand Cut Steaks, Fresh Seafood and Light Fare Mahogany Run Golf Course www.mahoganyrungolf.com GREENGO'S CARIBBEAN CANTINA 340-714-8282 Southwestern, Mexican, Seafood Hibiscus Alley, Charlotte Amalie HAVANA BLUE 340.715.BLUE Latin America meets the Paciﬁc Rim Ocean Front at Morning Star Beach Club www.havanabluerestaurant.com HOOTERS 340-693-WING Wings, Seafood, Burgers Buccaneer Mall, Havensight www.hooters.to IGGIES BEACH BAR & GRILL 340-693-2600 Steamed Crab Legs, Burgers, and BBQ Bolongo Bay www.iggiesbeachbar.com JEN’S ISLAND CAFÉ AND DELI 340-777-4611 Native Foods and Deli Grand Hotel, Charlotte Amalie www.jensdeli.com KOKOPELLI CAFÉ 340-715-5280 Home Style Cooking with Fresh Ingredients Market Square East, 4406 Weymouth Ryhmer Hwy www.KokopelliCafe.vi THE LOBSTER GRILLE 340-775-1800 Steaks, Lobster, Fresh Fish Bolongo Bay www.lobstergrille.com MAFOLIE RESTAURANT 340-774-2790 Seafood, Steaks, Nightly Specials Mafolie Hill, above Charlotte Amalie www.mafolie.com OLD STONE FARMHOUSE 340-777-6277 Steakhouse & Seafood House Mahogany Run, Northside www.oldstonefarmhouse.com PASTA GO GO 340-775-4646 European Café and Coffee Bar Royal Dane Mall, Just Off the Waterfront www.pasta-go-go.com PIE WHOLE 340-642-5074 Fresh Handmade Pizzas, Pastas, Cool Salads Frenchtown www.piewholepizza.com PETITE PUMP ROOM 340-776-2976 Local & American Cuisine Water's Edge, Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.petitepumproom.com RANCHO LATINO 340-774-8909 Authentic Latin Specialties Vitraco Park REVELRY 340-774-7253 Seafood, Steak & Sushi Red Hook, East End www.revelryvi.com ROOM WITH A VIEW RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 340-774-2377 Continental, International & Regionally-Inspired Cuisine Bluebeard’s Castle Resort www.roomwithaviewvi.com RUM ISLAND PUB 340-690-0054 Home to 25+ Caribbean Rums Drake's Passage, Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie firstname.lastname@example.org SANDBAR at HAVANA BLUE 340.715.SAND Tapas Cuisine & Island Cocktails Ocean Front at Morning Star Beach Club www.havanabluerestaurant.com/sandbar SEÑOR FROGS 340-714-3764 American & Mexican Cuisine American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.senorfrogs.com SIDE STREET PUB 340-775-5131 Frozen Drinks, Cold Beer & Lunch Menu 5130 Trompeters Gade at Creques Alley SIMPLY ITALIAN 340-77 SAUCE (777-2823) Italian Cuisine Magen's Point Resort, Northside www.simplyitalianvi.com TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB 340-776-1595 American Caribbean Cuisine Crown Bay Marina, Sub Base www.TicklesDocksidePub.com TRENCHTOWN ROCK 340-774-1996 Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Back Street, Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.trenchtownrock.net SHOPPING MALLS BUCCANEER MALL Havensight www.lockhart.com DRAKE’S PASSAGE Charlotte Amalie www.lockhart.com FORT MYLNER Tutu Area www.lockhart.com GRAND GALLERIA Charlotte Amalie www.lockhart.com 340-776-1900 340-776-1900 340-776-1900 340-776-1900 ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY 162 HAVENSIGHT MALL 9002 Havensight Mall, Suite 13 www.havensightmall.com LOCKHART GARDENS Cruise Ship Dock Area www.lockhart.com MARKET SQUARE EAST Mid-Island; Route 38 at 39 www.lockhart.com RED HOOK PLAZA Red Hook www.lockhart.com 340-777-5313 340-776-1900 340-776-1900 340-776-1900 MIXED BAG 340-513-0389 American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook, St. Thomas & Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Great Cruz Bay www.sportﬁshingstjohn.com OCEAN SURFARI 800-358-5808 American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.oceansurfari.com SURF SHOPS SIGHTSEEING/ TOURS CARIBBEAN TRAVEL/TROPIC TOURS 340-774-1855 The Guardian Bldg, Havensight, St. Thomas www.tropictoursusvi.com TIM’S TOURS 340-626-8300 Emancipation Garden, Charlotte Amalie email@example.com BILLABONG 340-774-4010 5120 Main Street, Charlotte Amalie www.caribbeansurf.net CARIBBEAN SURF CO. 340-776-4540 Havensight Mall and Red Hook www.caribbeansurf.net TAXI SERVICE JOE'S ISLAND TOURS & TAXI SERVICE 340-513-0527 Island Wide www.JoesIslandTours.com SOUVENIRS, T-SHIRTS, GIFTS THE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY 340-777-5247 A.H. Riise Mall, Charlotte Amalie www.thebelgianchocolatefactory.com CAPTAIN’S CORNER 340-774-4370 Waterfront, Havensight Bldg. I & Bldg. VI www.captainscornervi.com CARIBANA 340-774-3075 Main Street – Havensight Mall – Waterfront www.beverlys-jewelry.com CASTAWAYS BOUTIQUE 340-779-8807 In the Lobby, Sugar Bay Resort, East End RAFI'S CERTIFIED TAXI & TOUR GUIDE 340-643-5648 Throughout St. Thomas V.I. TAXI ASSOCIATION www.vitaxi.com ISLAND SHOWCASE Island-Showcase.com 340-774-7457 340-776-0291 VISITOR INFORMATION WATER SPORTS AWESOME POWERBOAT RENTALS 340-779-2717 SPA & FITNESS CENTERS PRANA SPA 340-776-7899 Red Hook, P Dock, American Yacht Harbor firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNEYS SPA 340-777-7100 x2236 Sugar Bay Resort, East End www.journeysspa.com Yacht Haven Grande & Bluebeard's Castle www.spausvi.com East End Plaza, Across from Red Hook Ferry www.synergyvi.com SYNERGY FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER 340-714-2348 SPA & SALON SERVICES LAZULE SEA SPA and SALON 340-715-6130 SUGAR AND SPICE ARTISTRY LUXE SALON 5330 Yacht Haven Grande www.sugarandspiceartistry.com Marriott Frenchman's Reef - Level II www.lazulespausvi.com 340-776-LUXE BLUE REEF WATERSPORTS 340-626-7609 Red Hook & Havensight Cruise Ship Docks www.bluereefwatersports.com BOLONGO BAY WATERSPORTS 340-775-1800 Bolongo Bay Beach www.bolongobay.com CHARTER BOAT CENTER 340-775-7990 Red Hook, next to the Ferry Dock www.charterboat.vi HEAVENLY DAYS CATAMARAN 340-775-1800 Bolongo Bay Beach www.bolongobay.com INDEPENDENT SEA TOURS 340-344-6397 St.Thomas & St. John www.independentseatours.com ISLAND SOL 340-643-2251 The Ritz-Carlton, 6900 Great Bay, East End www.islandsol.vi KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL ADVENTURES VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS 340-779-2155 St. Thomas / St. John / Hassel Island www.viecotours.com OVER THE LINE CHARTERS 340-513-1285 SPORTFISHING East End www.OTLcharters.com DOUBLE HEADER 340-777-7317 Sapphire Beach Marina, East End www.doubleheadersportﬁshing.net MARLIN PRINCE 340-693-5929 American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.marlinprince.com PIRATE BAY CHARTERS 340-690-6015 Sapphire Beach Resort, East End email@example.com 163 ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY PIRATES PARADISE ADVENTURES 855-550-8728 Sapphire Beach Marina, East End www.PiratesParadiseAdventures.com PRIVATEER CHARTERS 888-727-0793 Slip N8, Sapphire Beach Marina, East End wwwprivateercharters.com SEE & SKI POWERBOATS 340-775-6265 A-Dock, American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.seeski.com STORMY PETREL/PIRATES PENNY 340-775-7990 Red Hook, next to the Ferry Dock www.piratespenny.com, www.stormypetrelvi.com TA'LOO-ARD PADDLESAIL 951-252-3667 Throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands www.taloo-ard.com MAHO BAY CLAY WORKS 340-514-6594 At Pickles in Paradise Deli, Coral Bay firstname.lastname@example.org ATM LOCATIONS ATTORNEYS SCOTIABANK The Marketplace, Cruz Bay www.usvi.scotiabank.com MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, ESQ. 340-513-9884 michaelﬁtzsimmonspc@gmail.com CAMP GROUNDS CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND Cinnamon Bay www.cinnamonbay.com 340-776-6330 VILOCITY BOAT RENTALS 340-677-0739 CLOTHING & RESORT WEAR GAMING Schnitzel Haus Marina, Across from Buddha Bar Sushi, East End www.viboatrentals.com LOVE CITY BEACH SHOP 340-776-4202 Cruz Bay, across from Rhumb Lines Restaurant email@example.com SOUTHLAND GAMING of the VI 340-776-4111 Over 50 locations including The Parrot Club at Wharfside Village www.sgvi.com WATERS EDGE SPORTS 340-998-8433 Sapphire Beach Marina, East End www.stthomasboatrentals.com WATER TAXIS HOSPITALS DOHM’S WATER TAXI 6501 Red Hook Plaza, Suite 201 www.watertaxi-vi.com DOLPHIN WATER TAXI 6100 Red Hook Quarters www.dolphinshuttle.com 340-775-6501 340-774-2628 MORRIS F. DECASTRO CLINIC MYRAH KEATING SMITH CLINIC JEWELRY/WATCHES LOTTERY 340-776-6400 340-693-8900 WEDDINGS LITTLE SWITZERLAND 877-800-9998 Mongoose Junction & The Westin St. John www.LittleSwitzerland.com VIRGIN ISLANDS LOTTERY Cruz Bay www.winusvilottery.com 340-776-6676 JOY YOUR DREAM WEDDINGS 340-776-8500 Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort www.VirginIslandsDreamWeddings.com PARADISE COVE COTTAGES 340-626-0860 2GA Ridge Road, Estate Nazareth, East End www.paradisecovevirginislands.com WEDDINGS THE ISLAND WAY 340-777-6505 www.weddingstheislandway.com MAIL SERVICES CONNECTIONS Cruz Bay and Coral Bay firstname.lastname@example.org 340-776-6922 MEDICAL FACILITIES MINI MARTS ST. JOHN ACCOMMODATIONS CIMMARON ST. JOHN Cruz Bay www.cimmaronstjohn.com CONCORDIA ECO-RESORT Salt Pond Bay www.concordiaeco-resort.com CORAL BAY’S WINDSPREE VACATION HOMES Coral Bay, St. John www.windspree.com GALLOWS POINT RESORT St. John THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT & VILLAS Great Cruz Bay www.westinresortstjohn.com 340-715-2666 340-693-5855 CRUZ BAY FAMILY PRACTICE 340-776-6789 Boulon Center, Cruz Bay www.cruzbayfamilypractice.com LOVE CITY MINI MART First Right in Coral Bay 340-693-5790 RESTAURANTS 420 TO CENTER SPORTS BAR & GRILL 214-336-2512 Hearty, Affordable Pub Fare 420 Cruz Bay Rd., Across from Wharfside Village www.420stjohn.wordpress.com AQUA BISTRO 340-776-5336 Seaside Bar & Bistro Coccoloba Plaza, Coral Bay www.aquabistrostjohn.com BEACH CAFÉ 340-693-8000, ext. 1761 Seaside Dining in an Open Air Setting The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Great Cruz Bay www.westinresortstjohn.com CAFE CONCORDIA 340-693-5855 American, Caribbean, Seafood Concordia Eco-Resort, Salt Pond Bay www.concordiaeco-resort.com EKAETE PINK CORNER 340-693-5855 The Tastiest Caribbean Food in the Virgin Islands Triangle at Coral Bay www.ekaete-pinkcorner.com 888-742-0357 800-323-7229 340-693-8000 ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS ART GALLERIES BONES RUM 340-775-3071 Waterfront @ International Plaza, St Thomas www.bonesrum.com | www.facebook.com/BonesRum BAJO EL SÖL GALLERY Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay www.bajoelsolgallery.com ADVERTISERS DIRECTORY 340-693-7070 164 THE FISH TRAP RESTAURANT 340-693-9994 & SEAFOOD MARKET Largest Selection of Fresh Seafood Next door to the Catholic Church, Cruz Bay JUJU'S PLACE at SPUTNIK 340-775-7373 American, Caribbean, Award Winning Roti Route 107, Coral Bay AIRLINES / CHARTER SERVICES SEA FLIGHT St. Croix & St. Thomas www.seaﬂightvi.com 340-714-3000 ATM LOCATIONS LIME INN 340-779-4199 Fresh Local Seafood 1 Block from Cruz Bay Ferry Dock www.limeinn.com SCOTIABANK Christiansted Frederiksted Sunny Isle Branch Schooner Bay Marketplace www.usvi.scotiabank.com ATTORNEYS PICKLES IN PARADISE 340-693-5140 Deli offering Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Take Out Coral Bay SKINNY LEGS 340-779-4982 Family Friendly Bar and Grill Coral Bay www.skinnylegs.com MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, ESQ. 340-513-9884 michaelﬁtzsimmonspc@gmail.com CAR RENTALS BUDGET RENT A CAR 340-778-9636 SPORTFISHING MIXED BAG 340-513-0389 Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Great Cruz Bay & American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook, St. Thomas www.sportﬁshingstjohn.com Henry E. 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LUIS HOSPITAL WINE & CIGARS ISLAND CORK 340-228-2090 Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay www.islandcork.com EXPRESS SERVICE: INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC DHL EXPRESS USA INC. 800-CALL DHL(225-5345) Cyril E. King Airport Cargo Zone #70 Lindberg Bay Cargo Section, St. Thomas www.dhl-us.com GROCERY STORES HOSPITALS LOTTERY ST. CROIX ACCOMMODATIONS HOLGER DANSKE HOTEL 340-773-3600 1200 King Cross Street, Christiansted www.holgerhotel.com PUEBLO SUPERMARKET Golden Rock and Villa LaReine JUAN F. 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