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Table of Contents

VIRGIN ISLANDS WELCOME Getting to Know the Islands............ 14 History–Celebrating 100 Years........ 18 Island Pride–Alexander Hamilton... 24 Weddings.......................................... 26 Carnival........................................... 30 ST. THOMAS Attractions and Sightseeing Island Tour Attractions.................. 36 Downtown Walking Tour.............. 56 Calendar of Events.......................... 49 Car Rentals...................................... 52 Shopping.......................................... 62 Dining and Nightlife........................ 88 Water Sports.................................. 102 Beaches........................................... 107 Places To Stay .............................. 108 ST. THOMAS MAPS Island...........................................48-49 Downtown and Havensight........80-81 ST. JOHN Attractions & Sightseeing............... 116 Virgin Islands National Park.......... 118 Coral Bay....................................... 123 Beaches........................................... 124 Water Sports.................................. 125 Calendar of Events ...................... 127 Places To Stay ............................. 129 ST. JOHN MAPS Island and Cruz Bay...................... 128


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e know how precious your vacation time is, and we are thrilled you are spending it with us. Whether your plans are leading you on an adventure through the wilderness or to the cozy arms of a perfectly placed beach chair, you have come to the right place. Whether you are visiting with the family or enjoying a romantic getaway, we have just the itinerary for you. Each island boasts its own captivating personality, guaranteeing you an individually tailored vacation. With guests visiting our beautiful home from all over the world, we have taken it upon ourselves to provide a variety of unique activities in one magical place. Stimulate your pallet with local and international dining, fly through the trees with zip-lining excursions, sip locally-made smooth Cruzan Rums and Captain Morgan spiced rums, or simply find a spot to kick back on the sand at one of our many breathtaking beaches. What will you discover while you’re here? Use this informative resource to learn more about what each island has to offer and find your own treasure in America’s Paradise. Sincerely,

Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton President USVI Hotel & Tourism Association


ST. CROIX Attractions and Sightseeing........... 130 Velkommen! The Danish Connection.............. 134 Shopping ....................................... 137 Beaches........................................... 138 Dining............................................ 140 Things To Do................................. 142 Calendar of Events........................ 143 Places To Stay................................ 146 ST. CROIX MAPS Island and Christiansted.........144-145 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Tour of the Islands........................ 148 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Water Island..................................... 42 Historic Hassel Island...................... 45 Art Scene.......................................... 61 Taxi Rates........................................ 54 Commuter Planes.......................... 112 Ferry Schedules.............................. 113 Directory of Advertisers & Essential Information............... 152 Great Saving Coupons  ................................Back of this book   COVER PHOTO Photographer: Lee Lashley www.VisualArtCreations.com Location: St. Thomas Carnival Model: Xiara Lima Hugga Bunch Carnival Troupe More Media Marketing, Inc. Publications 2017

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Publisher’s Letter

Anniversaries are special milestones that many of you may be celebrating with a visit to our sunny shores, whether it’s day one for your wedding or 50 years past. Here in the U.S. Virgin Islands, we are commemorating an anniversary of our own. As we celebrate 100 years as an American territory, we encourage you to explore our islands, our culture and our rich history, interwoven with colorful sights, sounds and stories. L TO R: RITA JONES, 1953 AND JENNIFER SIBILLY, 1969 As a visitor, you are in legendary company, including Christopher Columbus, infamous pirates and countless celebrities, even a U.S. president or two. Follow their paths along our shimmering sands, our cool, clear waters and exotic tropical greenery. Explore the lives of those who have gone before at our many historical sites, or immerse yourself in today’s vibrant music, cultural and culinary scenes. And don’t forget to get in some duty-free shopping for a memento or two of your stay! Repeatedly voted the Best Visitor Publication in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Places to Explore St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix itself has a reputable history as your guide for all things Virgin Islands. Over the years, we have accumulated information on the best in shopping, dining and activities in one easy-to-read book. Scroll through our directory for any service you may need, and keep your island and downtown maps handy to find favorite attractions. With smart tips and fun facts, Places to Explore is all you’ll need to begin your island adventure. Carry it with you wherever you go, or visit www.viplacestoexplore.com for an up-to-date online version. From us to you, happy anniversary, and may your stay be filled with many wonderful moments to celebrate!

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Welcome

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ith a Caribbean vibe, an American groove and a rhythm all its own, the U.S. Virgin Islands marches to its own unique beat! With an intriguing blend of old and new, exhilarating and laid-back, cosmopolitan and au natural, you’ll find the perfect combination to enjoy the islands in your own time and at your own pace.

Getting to Know the Islands

Size St. Croix: 84 square miles, St. Thomas: 32 square miles, St. John: 19 square miles, Water Island: .76 square miles. Location Latitude 18º 20 N, longitude 64º 50 W, 40 miles east of Puerto Rico, 1,100 miles southeast of Miami and 1,500 miles from New York City, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Capital Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Population 103,574 year-round residents (July 2015 estimate). The majority live on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Virgin Islanders are a fusion of American, Caribbean, Danish, French, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Puerto Rican and more. Language The official language is English, but Spanish is common, as is patois (PAtwah), a blend of Danish, Spanish, English, Portuguese and African.

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Climate/Rainfall The average temperature is 80Fs during the day and mid 70Fs at night year round, with the summer slightly warmer. The average rainfall is approximately 40” per year. Currency U.S. dollars. Traveler’s checks and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs, U.S. and international banks are plentiful. Time Zone Atlantic Standard Time. Daylight Savings Time is not recognized. 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. Customs & Taxes U.S. residents may bring


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home up to $1,600 of merchandise dutyfree per person. Families can combine their duty free allowances for larger purchases. Those over 21 years of age are allowed five liters of liquor duty-free, provided one is made in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 100 cigars and 5 cartons of cigarettes. There is a 10% hotel tax but no sales or luxury taxes. Communications Check with your provider in advance to avoid roaming charges. Internet and calling stations are plentiful and many hotels and restaurants provide free WiFi. Voltage Standard American 120-volt current. Area Code 340 Postal Service U.S. Postal Service. Federal

Express, DHL and UPS are available. International rates may apply. Tipping 5% to 20% is customary. Driving is done on the left. Visitors may use a valid U.S. driver’s license for up to 90 days. Street Names Gada (pronounced Gah-da) is the Danish word for street. Many signs in the historic districts will include both Danish and English street names. Health Care Health care facilities are available on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. Dial 911 for emergencies. Drinking Legal drinking age is 18. Smoking is prohibited in restaurants and other public buildings. Smoking outside of bars must be 20 feet from any entrance or service area.

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or U.S. citizens, a driver’s license is all that is required to travel between the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Boaters, however, will undoubtedly cross into international waters and must pass through customs and immigration each time they do, so a passport would be required. U.S. citizens under the age of 16 may present a birth certificate or alternative proof of citizenship. All travelers must have a passport book for international travel. Visit www.cbp.gov for document regulation information and visa requirements for foreign travelers.

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For those who prefer the internet to paper, Places to Explore St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix is easy to access on your smart phone at www.viplacestoexplore.com. You’ll find the same great information on shopping, activities and attractions, dining, transportation, accommodations, services and more, as well as some terrific money-saving coupons. Foodies, find the Places to Eat map at www.stthomasdining.com. It features the best in island dining. For information on sailing and water sports, visit the U.S. Virgin Islands Marine Guide at www.vimarineguide.com.

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he U.S. Virgin Islands proudly waves the American flag today, but that flag is relatively new. Celebrating 100 years as an American territory in 2017, the islands have been claimed by several countries throughout their long history. This tranquil cluster of islands was first inhabited by stone age hunter-gatherers, and later by the peaceful Arawaks (or Tainos) and the fierce Carib Indians. Christopher Columbus landed on St. Croix in 1493 and named the islands Las Islas Virgenes after St. Ursula and her 11,000 virgins, opening the door for European expansion. The next century saw colonization by several countries, including the Spanish, French, English and Dutch. In the end, the Danish prevailed, and ruled the islands for close to 250 years. By the mid-1600s, St. Thomas became a hub of commerce and the slave trade because of its natural deep-water harbor. Meanwhile, colonies on St. John and St. Croix concentrated on agriculture, cultivating cotton, sugar cane and rum. Things ran more or less smoothly until the mid 1800s, when a succession of natural disasters combined with fierce agricultural competition, the abolition of slavery and new steamship technology plunged the islands into economic despair.

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The Long Road to the Centennial


1917-Virgin Islands Purchase left to right: Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, Danish Ambassador Constantine Brun, Rear Admiral James Harrison Oliver (Virgin Islands Governor from 1917-1919), Secretary of State Robert Lansing, Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo; Photo Library of Congress, Digital Collection

The long shadow of war brought the Virgin Islands to the attention of the United States at the turn of the century. Because of its position as a gateway to the Caribbean and its easy access to the U.S. mainland, it was considered an important military defense location for the U.S. Navy. During World War I, there was a rising German influence in the Caribbean and the Germans were hinting at taking the islands from Denmark by force. After repeated attempts at negotiation, Denmark sold the islands to the U.S. for $25 million, and the islands officially became the Virgin Islands of the United States of America on March 31, 1917. The funds for the purchase were exchanged in Washington, D.C. The fee was presented to the Danish Minister Constantin Brun by Secretary of State Robert Lansing in the form of a warrant, because the actual gold would weigh nearly 48 tons. It took less than 20 minutes for dispatches regarding the successful exchange to be sent to Commander Edwin T. Pollack of the U.S. Navy and then-Governor Henri Konow on St. Thomas. A formal ceremony during which the transfer documents were signed was held on the grounds of the military barracks, now the Legislature Building, with simultaneous ceremonies in Christiansted and Frederiksted on St. Croix. The Danish Dannebrog was officially lowered and replaced by the American Stars and Strips. Transfer Day, 1917, Raising of the Flag, Christiansted, St. Croix, Library of Congress, Digital Collection.


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Saying Goodbye

The purchase of the Virgin Islands in 2017 from Denmark was not celebrated as enthusiastically at the time as some may think. After 250 years of amiable rule, the Danish crown was well loved by many. Not all were in favor of the sale and most were ambiguous at best. A farewell service at the Reformed Dutch Church on February 18, 1917 was the only public celebration of the change of sovereignty. In his sermon during a wistful and somewhat anxious service, Reverend A.H. Leslie shared his hopes for the new rule. “What shall we wish of the rule, which succeeds that of this old sovereignty of Denmark with which for so long the destiny of this land and people has been knit? That the great outlines shall be preserved! That not one of the blessings and benefits of the past shall be lost! ... Let this be our prayer today—that the new flag shall stand for all those things which the old flag has stood: for justice and truth; for law; for knowledge and religion, ever true handmaids; for civil concord and goodwill between class and class, race and race; for the fear of God as an abiding possession through the length and breadth of these lands. Let that be our prayer this morning. May that prayer be abundantly answered.”

Becoming American

Teacher and students, Cruz Bay, St. John, National Museum of Denmark

Little changed in the territory immediately following the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the U.S. in 1917. It wasn’t until 1927 that most residents were granted U.S. citizenship. The Organic Act of 1937 allowed the creation of a senate, but the U.S. Navy and later the Department of the Interior retained control and appointed the governor. In 1970, Melvin H. Evans became the first elected governor of the territory, and in 1972 the first non-voting delegate to Congress was selected. Although U.S. citizens, Virgin Islands residents cannot vote for the president of the United States.

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Island Pride

Alexander Hamilton

FROM ISLAND YOUTH TO FOUNDING FATHER

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ine is an odd destiny.” So said Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s Founding Fathers, in 1802. He certainly had a valid point. Who could predict that an illegitimate orphan working in the Virgin Islands as a merchant clerk would rise to such spectacular fame in so short a time? Born on the British island of Nevis, Hamilton moved to St. Croix along with his family in 1765, at the age of eight. Within a year and a half, his father abandoned the family and his mother Rachel opened a small store out of their rented home on Company Street in Christiansted to support the family. Yellow fever claimed Rachel’s life in 1768, and Alexander and his brother James moved in with their cousin Peter Lytton, who committed suicide 17 months later, and uncle James Lytton, who died shortly after. A local merchant family then took the boys in, and, at the age of eleven, Hamilton went to work for the import-export firm of David Beekman and Nicholas Cruger, learning the ins and outs of international trade and foreign exchange. Recognizing his potential, his employer financed his move to New York for further education just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. The rest is, quite literally, history. By the age of 20, Hamilton was a chief staff aide to George Washington and his signature is on the U.S. Constitution. He was the founder of the nation’s financial system and became the first Secretary of the Treasury. He played a major role in the formation of the young nation until his death in 1804, a result of his infamous duel with Vice President Aaron Burr. The popularity of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has brought interest in the life and times of Alexander Hamilton back to the forefront. On St. Croix, the Christiansted National Historic Site includes many historic buildings that Hamilton frequented as a young man. Ask for a copy of the “Alexander Hamilton’s Christiansted” map at the visitor contact station at Fort Christianvaern to follow his footsteps on a self-guided tour. Above: Portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, Artist; Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Company Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-D4-10865]


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t’s not unusual to see a happy bride and groom in full wedding regalia strolling the beach or frolicking in the water. You may spot them exchanging vows on the bow of a luxury yacht out at sea. Some prefer to say “I do” in a lush tropical garden amid the sweet smell of frangipani, while others prefer the tradition of a historic church. They’ve even been known to marry underwater! The features that have made the islands such a popular honeymoon destination also make them the ideal spot to exchange vows as well. Planning a wedding from afar doesn’t have to be difficult. You can contact an island wedding planner online, and several resorts offer wedding/honeymoon packages that make planning your tropical wedding an island breeze. They’ll arrange

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florists, photographers, officiators, caterers, transportation, accommodations and more for you and your guests.

MARRIAGE FEES & LICENSES Your wedding planner can assist with the paperwork, but you’ll need to start a bit in advance. There is an 8-day waiting period before a license can be issued, though no blood test is required. Application and license fees total $200. Mail in advance with a certified check or money order to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, P.O. Box 70, St. Thomas, USVI 00804 or P.O. Box 929, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00821. If this is your second marriage, a certified copy of your divorce decree or a certified death certificate is required. Licenses must be picked up in person at the Courthouse


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The Art of Diamond Buying

he art of diamond buying is broken down by the 4Cs: carat weight, clarity, color and cut. Carat weight refers to the size of the stone, and looks can be deceiving, depending on the cut and the depth. The larger the surface area on the top of the stone, the bigger the diamond will appear to be. Clarity refers to the number of imperfections in the stone, something all diamonds have. You may be able to spot imperfections in lesser quality stones, but the better the diamond, the more minuscule they become. Color refers to the whiteness of the diamond, colorless being the higher grade and a pale yellow the lesser quality. Cut is the most important characteristic, what gives the diamond its sparkle. The way a stone reflects light depends on how it is faceted. Each of these elements factor into the value of a diamond, but only you can decide which of these qualities are the most important. In the end, the most important part of buying a diamond is your individual sense of style. Choose a shape that reflects your personal taste, such as round, oval, emerald, pear, marquise, heart and others, and a setting that matches your lifestyle. Are you more traditional or are you bold and adventurous? Retailers offer many choices. You can decide on a ring that is already set from a myriad of choices, such as a classic prong or bezel in white, yellow or rose gold or platinum, or you may want to opt for pairing a loose stone with the setting of your choice. Many jewelers will work with you to custom design your piece for something truly unique.

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Carnival

St. John • St. Croix St. Thomas celebrates its 65th Carnival ST. THOMAS CARNIVAL, ST. JOHN FESTIVAL AND CRUCIAN CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

Enter an explosion of color and culture, sights and sounds! Carnival is a festive island tradition that combines music, dance, pageantry and over-the-top glitz and glitter in a month of extravagant fun. Each island celebrates in its own unique way in keeping with their distinct personality. THE GYPSY TROUPE PHOTO © MARK D. WENNER ST. THOMAS CARNIVAL St. Thomas celebrates its 65th year of frolicking fun this April. The largest of the three celebrations, it has been named one of the top in the world by USA Today and Discovery Channel HD. Throughout the month, enjoy boat races, calypso and steel pan competitions, a cultural food fair, pageants and much more. During the last week of festivities, Carnival Village is open nightly with live music by local bands, amusement park rides and games, and local vendors offering local food and drinks. Thousands attend the Food, Arts & Crafts Fair in the park on Wednesday and dance in the streets in the pre-dawn J’Ouvert Tramp along the Waterfront Thusrday morning. The Childrens Parade on Friday leads up to Saturday’s all-day adult parade. ST. JOHN FESTIVAL Held throughout June and culminating on the Fourth of July, the St. John Festival commemorates both the Emancipation of Slaves in 1848 and U.S. Independence Day. It may be a smaller, more homespun event than those of its sister islands, but it’s just as festive. Family activities include bicycle races, boat races, traditional games, tramps and cultural presentations. The Festival Village features a week of live music and home cooking and the Festival Parade winds its way though Cruz Bay for a full afternoon of floupes, troupes, majorettes and marching bands. THE CRUCIAN CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL The Crucian Christmas Festival is a celebration of family and holiday traditions. Throughout December, enjoy events spanning the island, such as old-time games, dances, races, a donkey derby, marathons, Carnival royalty and calypso competitions, a J’Ouvert tramp and a food fair. The Adult Parade is held on Three Kings Day, and ends with a display of fireworks in the harbor. Visit www.vicarnivalschedule.com for schedules for all three Carnival events.

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s you can imagine, Carnival has changed a lot since its inception 65 years ago, evolving from a homespun celebration of culture to the spectacle it is today. No one knows that better than Carmen Sibilly, the very first Carnival Queen, crowned in 1952. Rather than the contest we see today, patterned after the Miss America pageant with competitions in swimsuit, eveningwear, talent and more, the first contest was a simple popularity contest, at 10 cents a vote. Young Carmen Nicholson was one of 10 contestants, and her King (a tradition that lasted only a handful of years), was a dashing young man she had never met before, Leo Sibilly, who had just returned from university.

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50 years later

“... it was such a wonderful feeling.”

One of Carmen’s favorite memories was her coronation. Ferried by boat in her lovely white ball gown with red feathers, she and Leo were met at the Coast Guard dock by the Community Band and thousands of cheering spectators. The coronation was held at Emancipation Park with Governor de Castro officiating. “Coming in by boat, with the drums rolling and the cheering, it was such a wonderful feeling,” Carmen said. On the parade route, the King and Queen rode in a festive horse-drawn cart. There were no tiaras to be found on the island, so their crowns were made of cardboard and fake jewels. “By the time we reached the Market, it poured, and the stones started to come off and down my dress,” she remembers. “The Duke of Iron (a local calypsonian) was there and made up a song right then: ‘Rain, Rain, Don’t’ Stop the Carnival.’” The Carnival fairytale didn’t end after the parade for Carmen and Leo. This King and Queen later went on to win another coveted title: that of Husband and Wife! LEFT PAGE, TOP: CARMEN SIBILLY AND SON, LEO SIBILLY II, PHOTO © LEE LASHLEY HISTORIC CARNIVAL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LEO AND CARMEN SIBILLY FAMILY

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“A DIAMOND IN THE RUM” The tropical isle of St. Croix was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. For all its natural beauty, he named the island “Santa Cruz” meaning Holy Cross. Years later, under the French flag, Santa Cruz was renamed St. Croix. Cruzan Rum, locally known as “The Rum of the Islands,” comes from St. Croix and the name Cruzan comes from the name of the local people of the island known as Crucians. Since the early 1800’s, the Nelthropp family has lived on the island and has been an integral part of this legendary island’s rich history. And for the last two hundred years, the island has not only left its mark on them, but also their rum. It is here that the family produces Cruzan Rum, thereby upholding the centuries-old tradition of crafting the finest Virgin Islands’ rum. Using only the purest, natural ingredients and processes, the Cruzan Rum Distillery has vastly improved on rums of the past. At Cruzan, every last drop of rum is brilliantly crafted to exceptional standards, using natural ingredients and a unique distillation process. Each stage of the process is closely monitored and controlled to ensure that every expression boasts remarkable taste and incredible flavor that shines through in every sip. Cruzan Rum consistently achieves the light, distinctive taste which has made it one of the fastest growing, premium rums in the world. Cruzan’s line of rums has grown to include Aged Dark, Aged Light, Aged 151 Proof and Black Strap, as well as 14 flavors, including the newest member of the flavor lineup, the very popular, Blueberry Lemonade. Cruzan also reintroduced its Estate Diamond Rums in Aged Light & Aged Dark. For rum connoisseurs, Cruzan Single Barrel is the world’s first single barrel rum and winner of a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition. Rounding out the portfolio is Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum, made with a unique blend of nine spices and Cruzan Velvet Cinn, which takes the naturally sweet flavor of rich dairy cream a step further by adding a robust and lingering taste of bakery cinnamon. Cruzan reminds you to take your time with this on-of-a-kind rum and appreciate 1 part Cruzan® Coconut Rum its smoothness and 1 part Cruzan® Mango Rum quality. Splash of pineapple juice So be sure to ask your bartender for a Cruzan Combine over ice and serve. Rum Drink, because in Skewer a pineapple wedge, the Virgin Islands a mango cube and a when we say “Rum” pineapple leaf for garnish. we mean Cruzan Rum!

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lthough you may have first been drawn in by the allure of beaches and duty-free shopping, there’s so much more to St. Thomas than sand, sea and shopping. From historic ruins to monolithic cruise ships, there are plenty of sights to see and activities to enjoy outside of Charlotte Amalie and inland past our sunny shores. As you head out to explore, don’t forget your Places to Explore island map to help you find your favorites.

EAST OF CHARLOTTE AMALIE

BUTTERFLY GARDEN is an enchanting botanical garden just off the Havensight

cruise ship dock fluttering with butterflies from around the world. An informative 25-minute tour highlights the life cycle of these fascinating creatures as they change from eggs to caterpillars to spectacular butterflies. BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE This hilltop resort was built amid the ruins of Frederik’s Fort, a Danish fortified tower built in 1689. YACHT HAVEN GRANDE A state-of-the-art mega yacht marina also features a boulevard of chic designer boutiques and cafés. PARADISE POINT Ride the tram 700 feet up the hillside for a panoramic harbor view, lunch, shopping and daily bird shows.

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WEST INDIAN COMPANY DOCK St. Thomas’ main cruise ship dock is one of the busiest in the Caribbean. HAVENSIGHT MALL & PORT OF $ALE Shop duty-free prices next to the cruise ship dock.

WEST OF CHARLOTTE AMALIE

FRENCHTOWN At the end of Charlotte

DAVID’S FUN TOURS Save Time & Money on Your Vacation

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MY AFFORDABLE ISLAND COMBO Sightseeing Tour & Historic Tour : : Photoshoot : : Visit a Local Farm : : Shopping : : Lunch : : Magens Bay Beach

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Visit My Website: www.DavidsFunTours.com Email: DavidsFunTours@yahoo.com

Amalie’s waterfront, this fishing community offers an array of great dining choices. FRENCH HERITAGE MUSEUM Old photographs, furniture and memorabilia tours Frenchtown’s history. CROWN BAY CENTER An open-air shopping plaza and a replica of an old sugar mill are at the island’s alternate cruise ship dock. UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS fully accredited university is known for its marine biology and coral research programs.

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Free WiFi

An a-MAZE-ing Island Experience!

FEATURING THE PLANT MAZE CHALLENGE.

340-776-0041 • Open 8:30am - 4:00pm In off season call for hours. Plantation Crown and Hawk Botanical Garden & Park Crown Mtn. Road (Rt. 33)

• Find us on Google Maps

Available for Weddings and Special Events. WEST OF CHARLOTTE AMALIE cont’d ETELMAN OBSERVATORY On the campus

of The University of the Virgin Islands, it boasts the only research-grade optical telescope in the Caribbean. REICHHOLD CENTER FOR THE ARTS An open-air amphitheater spotlights live local and international entertainment.

PLANTATION CROWN & HAWK BOTANICAL GARDEN Experience the Crown Moun-

tain Adventure through the grounds of an old sugar mill plantation with lush jungle trails, viewing decks, a waterfall, peacocks and other animals.

DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

MAGIC ICE St. Thomas’ hottest attraction is also its coolest! Experience the thrill of the chill at Magic Ice, a unique Caribbean-themed ice sculpture gallery rated the number one attraction on St. Thomas by Trip Advisor. Enjoy dramatically-lit sculptures of life-size figures from Caribbean history, sea creatures, furniture, a frozen slide and a shipwreck bar made entirely of ice. Visitors are provided warm

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THE MUST DO & SEE ATTRACTION! Fun for the whole family. • Scenic Sky Decks • 125’ Long Waterfall • Lush Garden Trails • Peacocks / Animals • Historic Sugar Mill • Hiking Trails • Gift Shop • Locally Made Items • Drink & Snack Bar Thousands of Tropical Plants and Pavillions for Relaxation.

Enjoy a BOTANICA BLAST! ...cold, refreshing Daquiri.

gear for their tour and a drink at the bar. www.magicice.vi

EAST END

CORAL WORLD Voted the “Best Attraction

on St. Thomas”, Coral World Ocean Park allows visitors to get up close and personal with the underwater world. Explore exhibits such as the Touch Pool, close encounters with turtles, sharks, sea lions and stingrays, aquariums, an underwater observatory and more for a full day of educational fun for the entire family. RED HOOK The East End’s commercial area, one of the island’s busiest marine centers and the location of the ferry dock for travel to and from St. John. AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR A mecca for sport fishing and charter vessels, the marina boasts several shops and restaurants.

MID-ISLAND

TILLETT GARDEN This cluster of

art studios in a garden setting was created by renowned silkscreen artist Jim Tillett.

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SKYLINE DRIVE (ROUTE 40) The scenic

overlook offers a great harbor view.

DRAKE’S SEAT Sir Francis Drake reportedly

watched for Spanish galleons at this hilltop overlook with a stunning panorama of Magens Bay. BEACON POINT Enjoy the lovely multiisland view with a fresh fruit daiquiri and a visit to the gift shop.

NORTHSIDE 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.

TREE LIMIN’ EXTREME COUPON ZIPLINE PARK 7406 Estate St. Peter Across From the Great House 340-777- ZIPS (9477) www.ZiplineStThomas.com

Soar through the rainforest on a 2 ½ hour zipline canopy tour. Take in the breathtaking views of Magen’s Bay and the BVI’s from 8 aerial platforms, fly high through the rainforest on six exhilarating ziplines and soak up the sun on our two incredible sky bridges as your ACCT trained guides lead you through this experience of a lifetime! The grand finale is the world famous Yo-Yo zip. It’s the only of its kind in the Caribbean!

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THE FOURTH VIRGIN

Water Island

Most think of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix when they name the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there’s actually a fourth: a tiny gem called Water Island. Because just yards of water separate the two, many assume it is just an extension of the larger island of St. Thomas, however, it is a world away when it comes to personality! Despite its proximity, Water Island has its own unique history. It was an indian settlement long before the Europeans took over. Fresh water pools that dotted the island were used to supply ships preparing for long voyages. For centuries, the land itself was used to graze cattle and grow cotton. In 1917 the United States bought St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix from Denmark, but Water Island remained in the hands of the East Asiatic Company. It was purchased separately in 1944 to protect the submarine base on St. Thomas during WWII. After the war, the land was leased to Walter Phillips, who constructed homes, roads and a hotel. From a rubble shore, he created what is now the expansive, soft sand Honeymoon Beach. Edward McArdle took over in 1965 and opened the four-star Water Isle Hotel and Beach Club, subsequently destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. In 1996, Water Island was finally recognized as the fourth U.S. Virgin Island. There are less than 200 full time residents and they like to keep it casual. Travel along the 2.5 mile island is done mostly by golf cart. A few rental villas and an eco-camp are available, but most visitors arrive by ferry for a day of hiking or relaxing on the beach. Weekends on Honeymoon Beach are a bit livelier, with a beach bar on either end and a laid-back party in between. 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

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We have been showing visitors a good time for over fifty years and strongly recommend our two "Gotta Do" tours. St. Thomas Island Tour: A sure fire way to see the highlights of St. Thomas. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, a great quick overlook with a stop in downtown Charlotte Amalie for lunch and shopping on your own. And the signature banana daiquiri at Mountain Top is complimentary! St. John Island Tour: The most complete and affordable way to see the spectacularly preserved nature of St. John. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, round-trip ferry tickets, full island tour including the cost of entry at the Park, snorkeling equipment for the famed Trunk Bay underwater trail and lunch! Just bring camera and sunscreen!

FIFTY YEARS OF EXPERTISE SAYS YOU GOTTA DO THESE TOURS! Call and ask for the Places To Explore Discount. 340-774-5674 • www.tropictoursusvi.com


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irectly across from Charlotte Amalie’s Waterfront, a stretch of green with glimpses of intriguing ruins is so close you can almost reach out and touch it. Is it part of St. Thomas? Is it a peninsula? An island? Yes, yes and depending on the year, yes. Once an outstretch of St. Thomas, historic Hassel Island is now a manmade island. Whether attached or not, Hassel Island played an important role in St. Thomas’ history. In the 1700s, “Hurricane Hole” was a popular coal and water station. The 1800s brought the British, who built strategic military structures such as Fort Shipley, Garrison House, Fort Willoughby and Cowell’s Battery. In the 1840s, the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company used it as a ship repair and a coaling station. Their Creque Marine Slipway is the oldest steam-operated marine railway still in existence. By 1864, cholera was rampant. Cutting off the peninsula increased circulation in the harbor to ease unsanitary conditions and Hassel Island was born. Now part of the Virgin Islands National Park, Hassel Island received a recent makeover. The St. Thomas Historical Trust, Friends of the National Park, government agencies and dedicated community members initiated a project to clear trails and restore historic sites. St. Thomas Historic Trust (340) 774-5541 conducts occasional walking tours of the island and V.I. Ecotours (340) 779-2155 (www.viecotours.com) offers kayak, hike and snorkel adventures from Frenchtown, St. Thomas. A trail map is available at www.hasselisland.org VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS COUPON HISTORIC HASSEL ISLAND Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures Tel: 340-779-2155 www.viecotours.com The Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure to Historic Hassel Island combines adventure, history, and exploration. Go back in time as you visit Danish and British colonial forts and ruins, Careening Cove, and the Creque Marine Railway. Kayak through the historic Charlotte Amalie Harbor and snorkel at a secluded beach over sunken shipwrecks. 5hr and 3hr tours. Reserve online: www. viecotours.com or call: (340) 779-2155. For 10% discount, use Promo Code: PLACES

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Fun and Games

TENNIS Most resorts offer tennis courts.

Public courts are available in Sub Base, St. Thomas, by the Cruz Bay fire station on St. John and at the Canegata Ball Park in Christiansted, St. Croix. HIKING 22 trails meander through the National Park on St. John. The best hiking on St. Croix can be found at the Salt River Bay National Park and Ecological Preserve. On St. Thomas hike the 1.5 mile Magens Bay Discovery Trail. GAMING Video gaming machines can be found at the majority of restaurants and bars on St. Thomas and St. John. On St. Croix, visit the Caravelle Hotel & Casino for a full array of slot machines or the Divi Carina Bay Casino for live action fun. SOUTHLAND GAMING of the VIRGIN ISLANDS Over 50 locations, including Crown Bay Gaming Center, St. Thomas and The Parrot Club at Wharfside Village, St. John 340-776-4111

WIN BIG JACKPOTS! Video Lottery is the hottest bet in gaming, offering Vegas-style action day and night. Whether in a luxurious resort, a beachfront hot spot, favorite local restaurant or any of the over 50 locations on St. Thomas and St. John, it’s sure to be exciting! Millions paid out. Blackjack, Keno, Poker, or whatever your game, the fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down–it only gets hotter!

VIRGIN ISLANDS TRADITIONAL LOTTERY GAME St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix 340-774-2502 www.winusvilottery.com

Take home more than a suntan! Buy a VI Lottery ticket for a chance to win the $175,000 grand prize, or one of the over $300,000 in cash prizes awarded monthly. You can check your numbers by visiting us at www.winusvilottery.com. With every dollar you spend, you will be helping Virgin Islands students, retirees and veterans. Don’t forget while you’re in the Virgin Islands to purchase your tickets and “...imagine the possibilities”.

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BIKING St. Croix enjoys expanses of flat

land perfect for cyclists. Because of the mountainous nature of St. Thomas and St. John, biking is recommended only for the seasoned athlete. CAMPING Tent sites, cottages and ecotents steps from the beach can be rented within the National Park at Cinnamon Bay Resort & Camp Ground. Eco-camping is available on Water Island and at Mount Victory on St. Croix. BASKETBALL The Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament is the largest sporting event on St. Thomas, featuring a full week of Men’s and Women’s Division I games at the University of the Virgin Islands. www. paradisejam.com. BOXING With legendary Julian Jackson, his sons Julius and John, and nephew Samuel Rogers calling St. Thomas home, St. Thomas is becoming the boxing capital of the Caribbean. Visit www.340boxing.com GOLF On St. Thomas, enjoy Mahogany Run Golf Course (340) 777-6006. St. Croix has the Buccaneer Golf Course (340) 712-2144, the Carambola Golf Club (340) 778-5638 and the Reef Golf Course (340) 773-8844. MAHOGANY RUN GOLF COURSE Mahogany Run COUPON 340-777-6006, 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 familyfriendly activities and events - even for nongolfers! 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 11am–9pm Tuesday through Sunday with Sunday Brunch from 10:30am–3pm. Both air-conditioned and outdoor dining available. 800-253-7103 or 340-777-6006.


What’s Happening on St. Thomas LAS VEGAS NIGHT Held in early December

at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef, the V.I. Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy’s annual Las Vegas Night is one of St. Thomas’ biggest nights of the year to dress up, see and be seen. Enjoy blackjack, craps and roulette at this casino-style event raising money for financial aid and scholarships. Chips are spent on auction items donated by the community.

KING OF THE WING Fast becoming one of the larger charity events of the year, the King of the Wing chicken wing competition is a great way to hang out at the beach, jam to some music and sample chicken wings of every variety imaginable from an expected 40 local entries. The event is held in July on Magens Bay Beach. Proceeds benefit a local charity. CHILI COOK-OFF Feel the island heat at

the 33nd annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cook-Off ! Held the third Sunday in August at Brewers Beach, the event typically draws more than 60 meat and veggie chili cooks as well as thousands of partiers for a fun afternoon of live music, chili and cold beer. All proceeds benefit local charities. www.vichili.com

CHOICE WIRELESS V.I. OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Professional and amateurs alike create quite a racket at the 11th annual Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament! Held in February over the President’s Day weekend at the St. Thomas Yacht Club, the U.S. Tennis Association sanctioned tournament features U.S. and the Caribbean players competing in twelve singles, doubles and mixed doubles divisions. Visit www.styc.club Check local listings for more event details.


2017 St. Thomas Calendar *

*Events subject to change without notice. Confirm date and location at the event website listed.

DECEMBER 2016

MARCH 2017

The Forum Prior-Jollek Hall Antillies School www.theforum.vi

The Forum, Prior-Jollek Hall Antilles School www.theforum.vi

2 L’amour de Loin–MET

JANUARY 2017

5 Don Giovani–MET The Forum Prior-Jollek Hall, Antillies School www.theforum.vi 15-16 Exhibition of Multi-Media Painting

artists Teri Jones Ronni Harris St. Thomas Gallery www.stthomasgallery.com 13 Harmony Zhu The Forum Prior-Jollek Hall Antilles School, St.Thomas www.theforum.vi

14 Joey Alexander 13 year-old phenom

Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com

27-28 St. Thomas Historical Trust Art Show

Yacht Haven Grande www.stthomashistoricaltrust.org

FEBRUARY 2017

2-4, 10-12, 17-18 Play it Again Sam Comedy, Tillett Gardens

Pistarckle Theater www.pistarckletheater.com 4 Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars The Forum, Prior-Jollek Hall Antilles School www.theforum.vi 9 A View From the Bridge

National Theatre Live HD

The Forum, Prior-Jollek Hall Antilles School www.theforum.vi 11 A Spiritual Festival

with Fred Hammond

Reichhold Center for the Arts www.reichholdcenter.com 12 Art Exhibition of Wood Turner artist Avelino Samuel Exhibition of Multi Media Collage: artist Aimee Trayser St. Thomas Gallery www.stthomasgallery.com

19 Annual Princess Party Betsy’s Bar, Frenchtown www.betsysbar.com

23 Nabucco–MET Live HD

The Forum, Prior-Jollek Hall Antilles School, St. Thomas www.theforum.vi

24 Centennial Concert Kick-Off 26 Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction MCM Center at Antilles School St. Thomas Hebrew Congregation www.synagogue.vi

12 Transfer Day Symposium

9 Romeo and Juliette–MET

11-12 Solo Art Exhibition of Oil Paintings artist Aphrodite St. Thomas Gallery www.stthomasgallery.com

16 Ensemble Schuman

The Forum Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School, St. Thomas www.theforum.vi

16-18, 24-26, 31 Working–Musical

Tillett Gardens Pistarckle Theater www.pistarckletheater.com

18 Centennial Cultural Expo

APRIL 2017

1 Working–Musical

Tillett Gardens Pistarckle Theater www.pistarckletheater.com 8 Spark The Forum Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School www.theforum.vi

13 La Traviata–MET

The Forum, Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School www.theforum.vi

26 Cultural Fair

Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com

Charlotte Amalie

JUNE 2017

3 King of the Wing Contest

www.facebook.com/alpinekow

11 Art Opening Caribbean Artographer artist Brooks Reid Brown, St. Thomas Gallery www.stthomasgallery.com

16-18 Father’s Day Celebration Weekend

Frenchtown Committee for the Betterment of Carenage

17 Centennial Arts & Crafts Fair

AUGUST 2017

4-6, 8 45th Annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament American Yacht

Harbor, Red Hook www.abmt.vi

9 4th Annual Chowder Challenge Red Hook Marlin Deck www.abmt.vi

20 33rd Annual Chili

Cook Off, Brewer’s Beach Texas Society of the Virgin Islands www.facebook.com/ Texas Society of the Virgin Islands

SEPTEMBER 2017

27 Roas-A-Time (J’Ouvert) Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com

22 Centennial Storytelling & Folklore

NOVEMBER 2017

28 Children’s Carnival Parade Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com

29 Adult Carnival Parade Charlotte Amalie www.vicarnival.com

MAY 2017

TBA Taste of Two Islands

Mark Marin Center Antilles School www.mwalters@wtjx.org

TBA Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament Men’s Division University of the Virgin Islands www.paradisejam.com

6 Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choi–A Choral Salute to the USVI Centennial 2017 Centennial Mass

TBA Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament Women’s Division

11-14, 19, & June 2 Catch and Keep–World Premiere

Jazz in the Park

Reichold Center For the Arts

Tillett Gardens Pistarckle Theater www.pistarckletheater.com

University of the Virgin Islands www.paradisejam.com

Roosevelt Park held in February, April, July and November. Check www.facebook.com/ ICMCjazz for dates.

www.vitransfercentennial.org/events.html

KEEP OUR ISLANDS CLEAN.

Use trash receptacles located throughout our islands.

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Celebrating 80 Years of Making the Virgin Islands a Better Place to WORK, LIVE, & PLAY! Get your Tickets from one of the oldest traditional lotteries in the United States! One in eight players wins! Over $300,000.00 in cash prizes awarded monthly!

You don't need to be a resident to win. Results are posted online! www.winusvilottery.com 340-774-2502

Vgin Islands Loery Turns 80!

“VI Lottery, Making the Virgin Islands a better place to Work, Live and Play”

In the U.S. Virgin Islands, you may just get lucky! Celebrating its 80th year, V.I.

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Lottery offers many opportunities to win big during your stay. Established in 1937 the V.I. Lottery is the oldest continuous lottery under the U.S. flag, which generates more than $18 million annually. Aside from being one of the top revenue producers in the territory, it is also one of the most philanthropic. Over 5 million dollars annually are reinvested into the Virgin Islands Community from the Department of Education, to Veterans Affairs, and countless local Nonprofit Organizations. V.I. Lottery’s Traditional Drawings pay out an average of $300,000 per drawing, with a grand prize of $175,000. Extra Ordinary Drawings have a first prize of $500,000. Buy a full sheet of tickets for the full prize or buy an individual ticket to share with other winning ticket holders. V.I. Lottery has also expanded to include Video Lottery Terminals and the national Powerball and Mega Millions, instant scratch-to-win tickets, and Caribbean Lottery’s Super Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, Keno and Lucky Pick. You’ll have no problem finding an opportunity to play and you don’t have to be here to win big; winning numbers are posted online. Traditional and Extra Ordinary Drawing tickets are sold by friendly local dealers island wide. www.winusvilottery.com


Come

with us.

It’s Vegas style action at Crown Bay Gaming Center on St. Thomas, The Parrot Club on St. John and over 50 other locations. Play video lottery, progressive jackpots, dance, dine, mingle and catch some live entertainment. The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down -

it just gets hotter! POKER. BLACKJACK. KENO. 777s. SUPER PICK LOTTO. DEUCES WILD. ROULETTE.

responsibly.

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Car Rentals

hether you’re here for a day or a week, a self-guided tour is a great way to explore the island. Compact cars, sedans, jeeps, SUVs and vans are all available for rent from familiar national car rental agencies. Be sure to book your car in advance, especially in the busy winter months. A current U.S. driver’s license is required and is valid for 90 days. Temporary permits are available for those with an international license. Driving is done on the left, so keep it slow and easy until you get the hang of it. Use your Places to Explore map Buckle up! for directions to major island destinations or ask your rental agency Watch for for a free detailed roadmap. Tommy Starfish Road Signs!

ALWAYS...

Remember, Drive on the Left in the USVI. No Cell phone use while Driving. It’s the Law!

SHARE THE ROAD

Driving on St. John means you will surely encounter a few donkeys or iguanas. Donkeys travel in groups and while most are friendly, some are not. Drive carefully and slowly around them, remember to share the road.

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TAXI RATES Taxi vans, open-air safari buses and air-conditioned sedans can be

found at all major destinations. Private pick up can easily be arranged for beach days or full or half day island tours. Larger taxis will often pick up several passengers at a time heading in the same direction. Registered vehicles display an official taxi license plate issued by the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission and are required to post the latest published fares in the cab. Request to see the official rate sheet. 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 are subject to change.

ST. THOMAS TAXI RATES* Destination From Charlotte Amalie Airport

Destination From Charlotte Amalie Airport

Airport $7 American Yacht Harbor $13 Blackbeard’s Castle $5 Bluebeard’s Castle $5 Bolongo Bay $10 Coki Beach $12 Compass Point $12 Cowpet Bay $15 Crown Bay $5 Drake’s Seat $7 Elysian Resort $15 Emerald Beach Resort $7 Frenchtown $4 Havensight $6 Hull Bay $12 Island Beachcomber $7 Lindberg Bay Hotel & Villas $7 Mafolie Hotel $8

Magens Bay Mahogany Run Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Morningstar Beach MountainTop Paradise Point Tramway Point Pleasant Resort Red Hook Reichhold Center Ritz Carlton Sapphire Beach Secret Harbour St. Thomas Yacht Club Sugar Bay Tillett Gardens Tutu Park Mall Windward Passage Hotel Yacht Haven Grande

$15 $8 $8 $12 $14 $14 $18 $5 $9 $18 $4 $7 $8 $15 $4 $4 $10

$10 $12 $10 $13 $8 $10 $8 $10 $11 $12 $9 $11 $13 $15 $13 $15 $7 $5 $15 $18 $13 $15 $15 $18 $15 $18 $13 $15 $9 $11 $9 $11 $4 $7 $4 $7

ST. JOHN TAXI RATES* Destination

Annaberg Plantation Bordeaux Mountain Caneel Bay Chocolate Hole Cinnamon Bay Coral Bay Francis Bay Gallows Point

From Cruz Bay

$13 $17 $6 $7 $9 $16 $13 $5

ST. CROIX TAXI RATES*

Destination From Airport/Christiansted/Frederiksted

Airport Buccaneer Hotel Cane Bay Carambola Beach Resort Caravelle Hotel Chenay Bay Beach Resort Christiansted Club St. Croix Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino Frederiksted Frederiksted Hotel Gallows Bay

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Destination

Hawksnest Hurricane Hole Leinster Bay Reef Bay Trail Head Salt Pond Trunk Bay Westin Resort

From Cruz Bay

$6 $19 $13 $9 $20 $8

$6

Destination From Airport/Christiansted/Frederiksted

Green Cay Marina Hibiscus Beach Hotel Hotel on the Cay Island Center King Christian Hotel St. Croix Yacht Club St. George Botanical Gardens Salt River Marina Sand Castle on the Beach Sunny Isle Shopping Center Tamarind Reef Hotel The Palms (Cormorant) Whim Plantation Museum

$18/$12/$27 $16/$10/$24 $16/-/$24 $12/$12/$20 $16/-/$24 $24/$18/$36 $12/$18/$12 $17/$22/$24 $12/$24/$8 $12/$12/$20 $21/$12/$30 $16/$10/$24 $12/$20/$10


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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

340-774-7457 Office: 340-774-4550

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istory takes its place of honor during the centennial of the 1917 transfer of the Danish West Indies to U.S. rule, and Charlotte Amalie is at the center of the islands’ fascinating and colorful story. From pirates to cruise ships, this historic capital has quite a tale to tell!

A Walking Tour of Charlotte Amalie

Charlotte Amalie wasn’t always the popular duty-free shopper’s haven it is today. During its days as a 17th century trading post, it was a haven of a very different sort. Called Tap Haus, or Beer Hall, it was a popular hangout for pirates and buccaneers. When the Danes settled the island, they renamed the town Amalienborg, or Charlotte Amalie, in honor of the Danish queen. Today it

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remains a testament to the resilience and determined nature of these settlers, their ancestors and today’s Virgin Islanders. The growth of 400 year-old Charlotte Amalie can be seen on every corner and in every doorway. Modern buildings lean against 18th and 19th century structures that have endured the centuries. The historic downtown district is also the main shopping district, with more than 400 stores lining its streets and passageways. Look for the footprints on your Places to Explore map to follow a unique walking tour of historic places to explore.

Charlotte Amalie Attractions

Legislature Building Originally a barracks for Danish troupes, it was here that the historic transfer of the Virgin


Charlotte Amalie A Walking Tour PHOTO © DON HEBERT

Islands from Denmark to the U.S. took place in 1917. Fort Christian The National Historic Landmark has been in continuous use since 1760. Vendor’s Plaza Ramble through this colorful outdoor market for souvenirs, t-shirts and other island memorabilia. Emancipation Park In the midst of downtown, this peaceful park features a conch shell blower statue commemorating the emancipation of slaves and the territory’s replica of the Liberty Bell. Grand Galleria Originally the Grand Hotel, built in 1837, this is now a collection of shops and offices. Virgin Islands Children’s Museum Located in Grand Galleria, the museum features interactive exhibits and activities for kids ages 2 to 12.

St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum and Gift Shop The museum showcases island artifacts and a collection of old photos from the 1800s and early 1900s. Post Office Floor-to-ceiling murals by Saturday Evening Post artist Stevan Dohanos depict island life, completed in 1936. Hotel 1829 Originally the private home of wealthy French sea merchant Alexander Lavalette, the hotel was named after the year it was built. 99 Steps Built with ballast from old Danish trade ships, these picturesque steps are the most photographed staircase in the Caribbean. Blackbeard’s Castle At the pinnacle of the 99 steps, the property includes Skytsborg tower (Blackbeard’s Castle), bronze and copper pirate statues and Villa Notman Centennial Edition

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and Haagensen House. Government House Built in 1867, the first two floors are open to the public. Main Street Dronningens Gade is lined with classic 18th and 19th century build-

ings and old Danish warehouses featuring incredible shopping. Camille Pissarro Building This Main Street building was the childhood home of the famous French impressionist.

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here’s no better way to get the full flavor of the islands than a visit to the local farmer’s market. You’ll find all sorts of exotic fruits and vegetables you won’t necessarily see at home, and you can stop for a friendly chat with local growers to pick up a tip or two on the best ways to cook them. Besides fresh from the farm organic produce, there are often aromatic local dishes to enjoy, baked goods, locally made products, arts and crafts. You’ll also find roadside vendors selling their latest crop daily. Because agriculture is one of island’s leading industries, you’ll find the most options on St. Croix. The two most popular are La Reine Farmer’s Market offering fruits, vegetables, herbs, potted plants and trees, local juices and more every Saturday and the V.I. Farmers Cooperative Farmer’s Market in Estate Grange, open Thursday through Saturday. The Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute features a webbased V.I. Locally Grown Market. Order produce and handmade products online at vi.locallygrown.net and it’s ready for pick up on Wednesdays at Estate Little La Grange on Mahogany Road. The largest farmer’s market on St. Thomas is on the west end of the island at Bordeaux Farmer’s Market, held on the second and last Sunday of the month, while Yacht Haven Grande holds theirs on the first and third Sundays of the month. Stop by historic Market Square in downtown Photo: Library of Congress, Digit Charlotte Amalie for produce al Collection and local plants every Saturday. For fresh fish, head to Gustave Quetel Fish Market in Frenchtown or the Joseph P. Bryan Fish Market outside Lionel Roberts Stadium on Saturday morning. Be sure to get there just after dawn for the best picks. For a full list of fresh produce markets visit www.vifresh.com

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The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum

At the discovery is the word of the day. Located in downtown Charlotte Amalie in the Grand Galleria, the museum is a place of wonder, encouraging children ages 2 through 12 to experiment with interactive exhibits focusing primarily on science and technology. Join the fun for the day or purchase a one-year family membership. For more information, visit www. vichildrensmuseum.org.

St. Thomas Historical Trust protects the history and culture of St.

Thomas through preservation initiatives and community outreach. Three major projects are currently on the agenda. The Step Street Program concentrates on the unique historical step streets found in the downtown area. The famous 99 Steps is one of 45 within Charlotte Amalie, the Society aims to restore between three and five a year. The Fort Christian Task Force is charged with the restoration of the iconic Fort Christian, with its famed clock tower. The Hassel Island Committee is trusted with the conservation and stabilization of the island’s historic sites, clearing trails and conducting Photo: Library of Congress, Digital Collection tours. Visit the new downtown location of the St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum on Raadet’s Gade, featuring photographs, furniture and other memorabilia chronicalling the island’s past. Call ahead to sign up for a 1-hour guided walking tour of Charlotte Amalie’s historic district. (340) 774-5541 www.stthomsahistoricaltrust.org.

BONES RUM Waterfront, west of The Green House Restaurant 340-775-3071 bonesrum.com / 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, great logo merchandise, tropical frozen drinks and a unique “pour your own” rum bar experience. Smooth Rum for the Rough Seas.

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Historic Places of Worship

Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral This Roman Catholic cathedral is notable for its collection of ornate religious artwork, including more than 12 scenes from the Old and New Testaments depicted in murals on the cathedral’s ceiling. Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church was completed in 1793, the oldest church building on St. Thomas and the second oldest Lutheran Church building in the Western Hemisphere. It is known for its “welcoming arms” staircase and massive mahogany altar. The Memorial Moravian Church One of the last churches to be built in the town of Charlotte Amalie, it was completed in 1884 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Moravian Church mission to the Danish West Indies. Cathedral Church of All Saints The Episcopal Cathedral was built in 1848 in celebration of the end of slavery. It is made from stone quarried on the

island and gothic arched window frames are lined with yellow brick used as ballast aboard merchant ships. FREDERICK EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN © DON HEBERT

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HEBREW CONGREGATION SYNAGOGUE

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THE HEBREW CONGREGATION OF ST. THOMAS 2116 Crystal Gade 340-774-4312 www.synagogue.vi

The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas is a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive community composed of both permanent family members and seasonal members. Our Synagogue is the oldest in continuous use under the American flag and the second-oldest in the Western Hemisphere. We are located at the top of Synagogue Hill, in the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie. The Synagogue is just a short walk up Main Street. While visiting, don’t miss the adjacent Weibel Museum, where you can learn about the historic St. Thomas Jewish Community. In the courtyard, the Shop features fine, hand-crafted Judaica and Synagogue souvenirs.

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REFORMED CHURCH A beacon of hope & light in downtown Charlotte Amalie

Founded in 1660

Sunday 9 a.m. services are culturally & musically rich and diverse. Visit our historic Sanctuary

ST. THOMAS REFORMED CHURCH 5 Crystal Gade, at the corner of Crystal and Nye, Charlotte Amalie 340-776-8255 stthomasreformedchurch.org

STRC: a beacon of hope and light in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Founded in 1660, this historic church hosted the Transfer Day service in 1917, and was the home church of Edward Blyden, father of Pan-Africanism. Destroyed by fire, flood, and hurricane, the sanctuary with its All are welcome! towering pillars has been rebuilt each time, serving residents and visitors alike. Sunday 5 Crystal Gade, at the corner of services led by Pastor Jeffrey Neevel are Crystal and Nye, Charlotte Amalie (340) 776-8255 • stthomasreformedchurch.org culturally and musically rich & diverse. All are welcome! Open for tours Tuesdays – Thursdays, The STRC app is available in the App store in Mac and Android formats. 10am to 2pm, or by appointment.

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Visit our Historic Hebrew Congregation of

St. Thomas Synagogue The spiritual home of the Jews of St. Thomas since 1833. 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 to Visitors: Mon.-Thurs. 9am - 4pm, Fri. 9am - 3pm Contact us at: info@synagogue.vi www.synagogue.vi Phone: 340-774-4312 Fax: 340-774-3249 Join us for Services: Fridays 6:30pm This architectual gem, restored in 2000, has all the original elements from its construction in 1833.

Art on the Town

Hosted by Downtown Revitalization, Inc., Art on the Town is a gallery crawl through downtown Charlotte Amalie. Roam the marketplace of independent artists in Emancipation Park or visit downtown galleries that stay open for the evening. Get your Art Walk map stamped at every location for a free gift. For the next Art on the Town date, visit www.downtownrevitalizationinc.com.

Island Art

St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix all boast an assortment of solo artist studios and collection galleries featuring original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, carvings, glass, jewelry, photography and other mediums. Check local listings for gallery happenings and art walks. If you find that you’re island-inspired yourself, several studios and galleries offer classes, workshops and private lessons, and some resorts feature an artist-in-residence. Local art is not counted towards your duty-free allowance and makes an ideal memento of your stay, a unique gift to bring home for family and friends.

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any savvy shoppers have turned bargain hunting into a fine art, but you don’t need to hone your skills to get a good deal on St. Thomas. Even the most amateur shopper can enjoy great duty-free savings on jewelry, watches, electronics, perfumes, liquor, linens, crystal, collectibles, art and more. From handmade trinkets to designer and brand name collections, St. Thomas offers a broad range of quality merchandise to suit every taste. Plan on spending a full shopping day in downtown Charlotte Amalie. More than 400 shops and galleries can be found along the streets, passageways and alleys of this historic district. Start your shopping adventure with the coupons at the back of this guide or visit www.viplacestoexplore.com. You’ll find freebies and discounts on jewelry, souvenirs, electronics and some of the island’s best activities and tours.

Duty Free

Shopping in the U.S. Virgin Islands offers an extra allure: duty-free pricing! In a duty-free port, retailers are not charged taxes, or duty, for merchandise brought into the territory for re-sale. This allows them to offer their wares at lower duty-free prices, at a savings of between 5 and 60 percent, depending on the item. Even better, no sales or luxury taxes are charged, either. CONTINUED ON PAGE 66. COUPON

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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 while building lifelong relationships. They specialize in loose diamonds, colored diamonds and 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 PANDORA, Tacori, Levian, Fope, Simon G, Hidalgo, Soho, Belle Etoile, Lauren G Adams, Endless, Hook Bangles and Designer Watches from Fendi, Frederique Constant, Hermes, Bell & Ross, TechnoMarine, Oris, Luminox, Mido, U-Boat, Skagen, Guess, Mulco, Bering, Citizen and Seiko Watches. They also have a great collection of PreOwned Rolex watches. Looking for beautiful collectible pieces? Stop by to check out their Lladro Figurine Collection! They also have U.S Service centers to guarantee all your purchases. At Ballerina Jewelers they make every experience an unforgettable one!


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Duty Free Allowance

is the amount you are allowed to bring back without incurring additional duty. U.S. citizens have a $1,600 duty-free allowance per person, including children. Only $800 of these items may come from other Caribbean Basin countries. Purchases can be combined for family members. Additional items will be charged duty. Within the allowance, U.S. residents 21 years of age or older may bring home 5 liters of liquor, provided four were bought in the U.S. Virgin Islands and at least one is a product of the U.S. Virgin Islands. 1,000 cigarettes may be included, provided 800 were purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and up to 100 cigars. PHOTO © DON HEBERT

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.


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irgin Islands jewelry designer Sunil Mohanani knows most visitors are looking for gifts to take home for family and friends that won’t empty their wallets. At Get Charmed Factory Outlet, in the historic Landmark Building on Garden Street, he offers fun, affordable and whimsical charms, earrings and bracelets, “all the bling-bling without the cha-ching.” Growing up in his parents’ Main Street jewelry boutique, he saw the growing demand for high-quality fashion jewelry without the high-end price. Sunil’s original Sandals For Your Neck© flip-flop pendant line, on which he owns the U.S. copyright, appeals to travelers with hundreds of fanciful sandals, and he wholesales the popular line around the world. The charm selection grows continuously, and has branched out well beyond the original sandal. There are literally thousands of charms, including mermaids, divers, sailboats, palm trees, anchors, coki frogs, cruise ships, iguanas, starfish, hibiscus, turtles… the list is endless. Charms come in a variety of enamels, Swarovski crystals, inlaid opal, titanium and more. You can also get the iconic flip-flop in 14k gold with diamonds. The 10 Collection is a selection of mini pendants and an adorable set of four sandals on a chain is only $10, the perfect memento for anyone on your list. Get Charmed also offers a vast collection of mix-and-match beads made from glass, opal, lapis, crystal, lavender jade, onyx and other semi-precious stones. The V.I. Bling bracelet, made with a St. Thomas bead on spun silk strands, is popular with young and old alike. Receive a free St. Thomas bead with any $10 purchase. Because most of the jewelry at Get Charmed is assembled in house, you can enjoy jewelry that is uniquely you, made to order while you wait. They are an island leader in neckwear, with sterling silver chains, cords, leather, spun silk, crystal mesh and other options, all adjustable to fit your own personal style. Sunil is constantly looking for ways to offer fashion-forward jewelry at a reasonable price. You’ll find original stingray cuff bangles, mother-of-pearl jewelry, crystal watches, “sandpaper bracelets” that shine like pavé diamonds and more. Check out the new inlaid Larimar pieces as well. A must see collection… don’t miss it! FIND COUPONS FROM THESE RETAILERS AT THE BACK OF THIS BOOK. SHOPPING Ajanta Jewelers Alex and Ani Alpha Jewelers Artistic Jewelers Ballerina Jewelers Beverly’s/Caribana Boolchand’s Crocs Eden Jewelers Fresh Produce

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Get Charmed ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS Grand Jewelers Double Header House of Rajah Sport Fishing Local Color Mahogany Run Mr. Tablecloth Parasail Virgin Islands Orogold Cosmetics Tree Limin’ Extreme Kay’s Fine Jewelry V.I. Ecotours Regency Jewelers DINING Royal Caribbean Benito’s Burritos Silver World Pie Whole DON’T MISS THESE SPECIAL OFFERS.


Shopping Tips

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• The duty-free price of designer and brand name merchandise is set by the manufacturer, so the price will be the same no matter where you shop. In lieu of extra discounts, some stores will offer freebies such as jewelry rolls or camera bags. • Ask your salesperson for their card with a written quote. If you decide to buy, it’s easier to remember what you saw and where, and you have in writing the great deal you were offered. • Most retailers can have your ring or bracelet purchase sized the same day. Swing back by to pick it up or arrange to have it delivered to your hotel. • Some retailers will give an extra discount for cash sales. • Before buying jewelry or watches, ask to see any appraisals and merchandise guarantees. • Jewelers often have their own toll free customer service numbers. Call if you have any problems with your purchase or to have additional items shipped to you at the same duty free prices. • Keep you receipts. You’ll need them for Customs when you leave and as proof of purchase for insurance. • Locally made art and unset gemstones are not counted against your duty-free allowance. Buy as much as you please!

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ften the best treasures are those tucked away just out of sight. While shopping along Main Street, slip onto a side street, duck into an alleyway or peek into a passageway. There are dozens of boutiques, galleries and restaurants nestled like hidden gems between Main Street and the Waterfront. Turn onto Raadet’s Gade for great deals on jewelry, watches, linens and more. Royal Dane Mall’s historic Danish warehouses are filled with locally made gifts and some of the best West Indian cuisine on the island. Take a side trip through Trompeter Gade, A.H. Riise Alley, Drake’s Passage and Palm Passage for even more enticing galleries, boutiques and cafés.

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HOUSE OF RAJAH JEWELERS 5332 Raadets Gade, #19 COUPON 340-776-7770 www.houseofrajah.com

Celebrating their 43nd year in Business, owner George travels the World to find unbelievable Gems and Fine Jewelry at Values. With his wife, KC, and friendly staff they have been serving thousands of 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 Gems, Mallorca Pearls ($1/inch). Diamond Eternity Rings available in all carat weights and sizes in stock. Visit their New Dancing Diamond Corner starting at $99. We also carry Sophia by Design, Gabriel&Co Bridals, Canary Yellow Diamonds by Divina, Chamilia, Swarovski Crystal Beads, King Larimar, Mallorca Pearls. Citizen EcoDrive, Guess, Invicta, Roamer, Swiss Military, Luminox, Bering & we Sell, Buy and Trade Pre-Owned ROLEX watches with full warranty plus custom Rolex accessories (not affiliated with Rolex SA). Guaranteed worth the visit! Located in Raadets Gade, Downtown.


5332 Raadets Gade Ste. 19 | St. Thomas VI 00802-6903 1.800.316.3616 | www.houseofrajah.com


Waterfront Trading Co. Coffees, Teas, Spices, Hot Sauces & Candies

Caribbean Maps, Local Art, Prints, & Photos

Caribbean Toys, Books, Puzzles & Pirate Booty

Unique Handcrafted Gifts from St. Thomas, Down Island & the World

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Located on the waterfront, downtown next to the AH Riise Rolex building and in the AH Riise Mall alleyway on Main St.

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A Boutique Shopping Experience Quality, Comfort, Value and Superior Customer Service Fine Leather Shoes for Men & Women, Handbags, Clutches, Wallets, Cross Body Bags, and Fashion Jewelry Featuring ONEX, Pelle Moda, VanEli, Bruno Menegatti, Carrano, Johnston & Murphy, and many more brands.

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A unique array of clothing, gifts & accessories from across the globe. Look for brands such as Joseph Ribkoff Spartina Joe’s Jeans Chan Luu Peppermint Bay and more. Also featuring the work of many local clothing & jewelry designers. Palm Passage |Waterfront Waterfront Charlotte Charlotte Amalie Palm Passage Amalie| 340.714.5423 340.714.5423


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Visit our unique malls for

SHOPPING & VI HISTORY all in one place.

340.776.1900 www.Lockhart.com

Located between Main St. and the Waterfront in the heart of the Charlotte Amalie Historic District

Rt. 38 at Rt. 39, Weymouth Rhymer Hwy.

Boutique Jewelry Stores | Souvenirs Perfume | Local Arts & Goods | Bar

Movie Theatre | Cost U Less | Home Depot Restaurant | Gym | Pet Store

KFC | Pizza Hut | Beauty Barber | Day Spa | Home Decor Banking | MoneyGram

“Main Street” in the town of Red Hook on the east end of St. Thomas, convenient to the St. John ferry

Rt. 313 at Rt. 38, within walking distance of Havensight cruise ship dock

Prominently positioned at the head of Main Street in historic Charlotte Amalie Tanzanite International | Del Sol Cariloha| Children’s Museum Restaurant | Souvenirs

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Rt. 38 at Rt. 32, Mid-Island

Kmart | McDonald’s | Sprint Footlocker | Pharmacy | Furniture Shoes & Clothing | Optical Banking | Pediatrician | Beauty Barber | Spa | MoneyGram

Here at LOCKHART REALTY, INC., we’re proud of our Virgin Islands history! DRAKE’S PASSAGE, originally a shipping warehouse in the 1800’s, later followed by a department store, then emerged as a tourist shopping venue in 1968. www.drakespassagevi.com FT. MYLNER SHOPPING CENTER, built in 1966, was the first integrated shopping center on St. Thomas. www.fortmylnervi.com GRAND GALLERIA, formerly known as Grand Hotel, operated as a functioning hotel from 1840 to 1975. www.grandgalleriavi.com LOCKHART GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER opened in 1971 with the illustrious Woolworth as its cornerstone. www.lockhartgardensvi.com MARKET SQUARE EAST was developed to relocate Cost U Less and Caribbean Cinemas after they suffered significant damages during Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. www.marketsquareeast.com RED HOOK PLAZA, the aboriginal shopping center on St. Thomas’ East End, opened in 1978. www.redhookplazavi.com

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Tucked away in the Historic District of Charlotte Amalie, New Horizon Clothing is a cute little chic boutique carrying sizes 0-24 for women of all shapes. Special unique designs and local styles in T-shirts, Hats, Accessories, Handmade Italian Shoes, Leather Bags, Sterling Silver, Local Products, Swim Wear, Resort Wear one of a kind gifts and treasures. Voted Best of the V.I. 2010 to 2014. Sophistication Island style at its best. Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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any downtown retailers have satellite locations at Havensight Mall and Port of $ale by the West Indian Company cruise ship dock. When a cruise ship is docked at the terminal, Crown Bay Center's stores and kiosks open their doors for some great souvenirs, island styles, jewelry and liquor. Outside Charlotte Amalie, there are other great shopping opportunities as well. Stroll the promenade of Yacht Haven Grande, a mega yacht marina featuring top designer boutiques and dockside restaurants. On the other end of the island, Red Hook has a collection of unique shops with items not found elsewhere on island. Most resorts have their own gift shop and you’ll find t-shirt and souvenir stands at most island attractions. 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 offer cosmetics, perfume, liquor, fine tobacco, jewelry, clothing, designer eyewear, and more! The ROLEX BOUTIQUE at AH Riise is the Virgin Islands official Rolex dealer. 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!

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ARTISTIC JEWELERS 5332 Dronningens Gade, Suite #2 340-776-3299 www.artistic-jewelers.com

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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.

ALEX AND ANI 5124 Dronningens Gade, Suite 3 340-774-3636 www.alexandani.com

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ALEX AND ANI creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories. The brand has a passion for the well-being of our planet, our community, and our individual paths. ALEX AND ANI products are proudly designed and Made in America with Love. The St. Thomas Bangle captures the treasure trove of Caribbean history and culture, the lush landscape and the turquoise waters of the islands. Wear the St. Thomas Charm to touch the spirit of nature in the Virgin Islands.

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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. In addition to a full range of quality branded compact and DSLR cameras, lenses and accessories, binoculars and electronics by the likes of Beats, Bose, Canon, GoPro, JBL and Nikon, to name a few, Boolchand’s also features fine timepieces by Casio, Citizen, Fossil, Guess, and Ice amongst a host of other brands.

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BLISS JEWELERS Havensight Mall, Bldg. 1 340-715-BLIS (2547) blissjewelers@gmail.com

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 and Alex & Ani to name a few. They also carry a large selection of 14 & 18KT gold jewelry. Bliss Jewelers specialize in fine Swiss watches, representing Hamilton, Frederique Constant, Luminox, Michele, and many more. Bliss Jewelers also represents the only watch made in the USA, Shinola!

DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands - A.H.Riise Mall, Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay, Grand Galleria, and Marriott Frenchman’s Reef 340-776-5570 / 1-800-444-4025 Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Pier Park 284-541-8507 / 800-51-JEWEL www.diamondsinternational.com

Celebrated jeweler Diamonds International brings the most coveted timepieces and luxury goods to the Caribbean. Need a bit more temptation? Each Gift Collection purchase receives a free diamond pendant to sweeten the value. The Crown of Light, an exclusive premium diamond available only at Diamonds International is not to be missed. Ask for a personal preview of the stunning bridal jewelry, diamond studs, and complete jewelry collection.

EDEN LIVING 5135 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie 340-775-3366 edenlivingusvi@gmail.com

A wonderland of eclectic treasures to make your life a bit more perfect. Meet Nina White who curates this delightful assortment from home accessories like fun serving wear to unique clothing for the whole family. There are fair-traded crafts from Africa, Haiti and around the world, distinctive fashion jewelry, clocks and great gift items. You’ll find hand painted clothing, tiles and wall art by their resident artist, Janet Hutchinson, a master of textiles and ceramics who often works in the shop, plus creations by a bevy of other local and regional artists.

EDEN JEWELERS 5134 Dronningens Gade Ste. 1, Charlotte Amalie 340-777-3366 www.eden-jewelers.com

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The home of the Caribbean Sun, the exclusive and eclectic jewelry collection designed and handcrafted in the Caribbean, and other treasures like colored diamond jewelry, loose diamonds, natural gemstones and custom design jewelry. Eden offers aggressive pricing, great value and the personalized attention of owner Sunil Idnani, a G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist and wife Kanchan. Purchases made at Eden are backed by certified appraisals, highly personalized service, U.S. Service Centers and a life time warranty. Awarded the certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

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GRAND JEWELERS 5178 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2 340-776-8200 www.grandjewelers.com

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Established in 1982, with the mission to sell the highest quality jewelry at affordable prices, Grand Jewelers is the most reputable family owned store in the Caribbean. They take pride for serving families through generations and having a personal relationship with each of their customers. They offer an extensive selection of Loose Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Bands, Jewelry and Designer Collections. Grand Jewelers is also one of the selected few jewelers in the world to be an authorized Hearts On Fire retailer. Hearts On Fire is “the world’s most perfectly cut diamond” and stands alone in its beauty, sparkle and brilliance. Grand Jewelers also carries a wide range of watches from Porsche Design, Luminox, Citizen, Salvatore Ferragamo and Philip Stein. Each Philip Stein product contains a Natural Frequency disc, which acts like a tuned antenna harnessing the beneficial natural frequencies and channeling them to the body. FEEL THE POWER WITHIN. These watches are proven to improve your overall well being! Grand Jewelers invites you to have #TheGrandExperience whether you are on the island or anywhere in the world via our website and social media platforms!

KAY’S FINE JEWELRY 5195 Dronningens Gade, St. Thomas Aruba–St. Kitts–St. Maarten 340-714-7304 www.kaysfinejewelry.com

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“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.” Mention this ad for a free gift.

LITTLE SWITZERLAND & JEWELS ST. THOMAS Little Switzerland: Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay, Emancipation Park, Waterfront, The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, Mongoose Junction Jewels St. Thomas: Main Street, Crown Bay, The Ritz-Carlton 877-800-9998 www.littleswitzerland.com www.JewelsStThomas.com

For over 60 years, Little Switzerland and Jewels St. Thomas have established themselves as the authorities on Timepieces and Designer Jewelry in the US Virgin Islands. Patek Philippe, Cartier, Breitling, David Yurman, Omega, Tiffany & Co., TAG Heuer, Marco Bicego, John Hardy, Lagos, Michael Kors and Alex and Ani are a few of the exceptional brands they carry - all at duty free and tax free prices. Be sure to ask about their preferred zero interest financing, available on the spot for an effortless duty-free shopping experience, as well as their extended watch warranty and best price assurance guarantee.

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MR. TABLECLOTH 5180 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 1 340-774-4343 www.mrtablecloth-vi.com

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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 Havensight Mall Bldg 2, Suite B 5124 Dronningens Gade, Suite #1 340-776-8550 / 340-774-3672 pandora.stt@boolchand.com

World-renowned for its hand finished and contemporary jewelry at affordable prices, PANDORA creates, manufactures, and markets jewelry made from high-quality materials. Designed to inspire women to embrace the selfcreator within, PANDORA is a partner in helping to explore and craft a unique personal story to complement any style, every day. Visit PANDORA at two locations in St.Thomas: Havensight Mall & Dronningens Gade. Connect with them and join the conversation on Facebook/PandoraStThomas and Instagram @PANDORAstt.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN Main Street and at the Crown Bay Shopping Center 340-776-4110 www.royalcaribbeanvi.com

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The foremost store in the Virgin Islands with over 47 years in business, Royal Caribbean is known for luxury brandname watches and jewelry. Royal Caribbean offers a superb collection of Swiss, German and American handcrafted timepieces from world-famous manufactures including Cartier, Dior, IWC and Panerai and Shinola. At Royal Caribbean, you will be captivated by the most exquisite collection of Hearts on Fire, the world’s most perfectly cut diamond. Be dazzled by an 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, a vast selection of semi-precious pieces and the world-renowned Mikimoto cultured pearls. Royal Caribbean also has the two largest camera and electronic stores in the Virgin Islands. Get the latest in digital SLR cameras, point and shoot cameras, portable audio, binoculars and sunglasses from famous brands including, Costa del Mar, Gucci, Revo, Tom Ford and Vuarnet. Royal Caribbean offers huge savings in all categories and our knowledgeable sales associates will assist, making your selection more enjoyable. Mention this ad and receive a free gemstone.

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CROWN BAY CENTER 161-A Subbase 340-774-2132 www.CrownBayCenter.com

A regal shopping experience awaits you at the Crown Bay Center! Whether its souvenirs, apparel, fine jewelry, watches, liquor or perfume, you’ll find all the brands you ever dreamed of, all at great prices. Stroll through the seaside shops, stop by the free rum tasting booth and enjoy a sample of Virgin Islands locally produced rums or take a photo at the historic Sugar Mill. After shopping, visit the restaurants and bars for great food and drink, then try your luck with some friendly gaming entertainment.

OROGOLD COSMETICS 5316 Yacht Haven Grande, Suite 103 340-474-9524 www.orogoldcosmetics.com

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OROGOLD Cosmetics has dedicated its existence to creating and providing customers all over the world with a set of advanced skin care products and collections that help them deal with their skin issues and tackle the signs of aging at the same time. OROGOLD offers its customers with the right products, the right knowledge and the most suitable tips and tricks to help them create that perfect skin care routine in order to allow them to look more beautiful and younger.

THE SHOPS AT YACHT HAVEN GRANDE Long Bay Road, Charlotte Amalie 340-775-8200 www.shopsatyhg.com

Escape from the bustling downtown St. Thomas scene at The Shops at Yacht Haven Grande, a beautiful outdoor galleria. Shop duty-free at boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, BCBG, Everything But Water, Orogold and more. Enjoy cocktails and waterfront dining from casual to haute cuisine. Treat yourself to a day at the spa or salon. Stay active with free fitness activities like yoga or Zumba®. The Shops at Yacht Haven Grande–Your island experience starts here! PHOTO © DON HEBERT

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Dining in Historic Charlotte Amalie COCONUTS BAR & GRILL Downtown, Charlotte Amalie 340-774-0099 www.coconutsvi.com

One of the oldest Downtown bar and grills that has been a favorite of locals for years. This is also the home of the Backstreet Bushwacker, and you haven’t lived until you’ve tried one (or two)! Specialties include: Finger Foods, Tortilla Wraps, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Ultra-Thin Crust Pizza, Seafood and Daily Specials. Opened Monday—Saturday 10AM– 4PM. Stop by today!

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Gladys’ Café Excellent Caribbean Cuisine

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GLADYS’ CAFÉ Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie 340-774-6604 www.GladysCafe.com

The N.Y. Times recommended Gladys’ Café serves excellent Caribbean cuisine in a cozy setting, rich in atmosphere with its mahogany bar and native stone walls. Local specialties include conch and fungi, roti, oxtail, mutton stew and their famous Bloody Marys. The good, standard breakfast is the best value in town. Lunch offerings feature various sandwiches, salads, and fresh seafood with the hot chicken salad a favorite. Don’t forget fresh fruit smoothies. Gladys’ own hot sauce is available for purchase and shipped worldwide.

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Islands kitchen from sweet and subdued to scorching hot. Some restaurants make their own, or pick some up at any grocery, souvenir shop or roadside stand.

Downtown, at Blyden Terminal Tasty Traditional Local Cuisine

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PETITE PUMP ROOM Water’s Edge Downtown Charlotte Amalie 340-776-2976 www.petitepumproom.com

Join us at our water’s edge bar and restaurant with views of the beautiful Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Indulge in our famous Painkiller or Mango Mojito, fresh seafood caught by our local fisherman, conch fritters, stewed chicken, and American food favorites. Conveniently located near the ferries and seaplane, it’s also a great place to stop by for a quick drink or bite prior to departure. Celebrating 46 years, the Pump Room is preferred by islanders and visitors for its authentic local food and great friendly service. Open 7am-5:30pm.


PASTA GO GO Royal Dane Mall, just off the Waterfront 340-775-4646 www.pasta-go-go.com

Pasta Go Go is the hidden gem of the downtown dining scene. This European café offers gourmet pasta, sandwiches and salads made fresh daily. Known for their full-service espresso bar and in-house bakery, Pasta Go Go is popular among locals for breakfast and lunch. Pasta and sandwiches are $8. The café features a contemporary design and a cozy, shaded patio for dining. Delivery service available.

Dumb bread Sweet and dense, dumb bread has been an island tradition since the plantation era, often made with shredded coconut. It is named after the method of cooking in a Dutch oven, which in colonial times was called a “dum.” Johnnycake is another Virgin

pasta salads panini espresso bar breakfast lunch royal dane mall charlotte amalie (just off the waterfront behind Harley ari Davidson)

Islands staple. This individual-sized fried bread is eaten at any meal of the day or on its own as a tasty snack. It was originally called a Journeycake because it is easy to travel with. PHOTO © DON HEBERT

VIRGIN ISLANDS ICE CREAM COMPANY A.H. Riise, Main Street 340-693-0165 virginislandsicecreamcompany.com

The superb cool taste of ice cream hits the spot on a hot, hot day! Have a taste of the tropics with island flavors such as coconut or pineapple. Try their homemade sorbets and cones! Offerings include traditional parlor treats such as sundaes, banana splits, and floats. Located in A.H. Riise, near Calypso Café, on Main Street. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ virginislandsicecreamcompany

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Waterside Dining at Crown Bay Marina TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB Crown Bay Marina 340-776-1595 www.ticklesdocksidepub.com

Tickles Dockside Pub, a casual dining spot on the water in Crown Bay Marina, where locals and visitors gather to enjoy the open-air atmosphere. Open 365 days a year serving local and national favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything from comfort foods to steaks and seafood at moderate prices. Listen to weekly live entertainment while enjoying your favorite frozen drink at the full service bar. Tickles Dockside Pub is Kid-Friendly. Major credit cards.

Beer A handful of Virgin Islands restaurants feature their own microbrewery selections on tap. St. John Brewers features a great selection of award-winning tropical ales such as Mango Pale Ale and Island Summer Ale, available at most local groceries and bars. On St. Thomas, stop by the Frenchtown Brewing Company’s 3-barrel nanobrewery for a tour and a taste of house favorites and seasonal brews. You’ll find their beers on tap at several local restaurants.

Food and Fun in Frenchtown COUPON

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In the Heart of Frenchtown, St. Thomas, USVI

Creative International Dining Featuring locally caught seafood, fresh salads, pasta, and schnitzel. Try our 100% certified Angus Beef cooked to perfection.

Monday-Friday 11:30am-4pm & Dinner 5pm-10pm Saturday & Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm & Dinner 5pm-10pm Reservations Recommended

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Hand-Stretched Brick Oven Pizza! Wide Selection of Belgian Beers Fresh Pastas & Cool Salads House Made Sausage Fresh, Local Ingrediants Gluten Free Pizza Lunch: 10am-3pm, Monday - Friday Dinner: 5pm-10pm Every Night

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Located at St. Peter Great house

The New Blue Orchid Fresh, globally inspired cuisine 1,200 feet above one of the top ten beaches in the world, Magens Bay

Enjoy the islands' new favorite brunch. Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. Also serving delectable pizza, take-out or dine-in. Coined "The Best Pizza on the island".

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Located at Mahogany Run

The perfect blend of historic ambiance and refined hospitality!

Voted #1 Restaurant on St. Thomas by U.S. Today!

340-777-6277 www.OldStoneFarmhouse.com

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savory selections in the Havensight Area

GREAT WALL Chinese Cuisine Thinking Chinese food? Go to the locals’ favorite family restaurant. Proudly serving St. Thomas since 1990. Located at the Cruise Ship Dock, Havensight Shopping Mall Building #3, St. Thomas USVI

340-776-3566 | GreatWallvi.com

At Benito’s Burritos, we hold ourselves to the highest standards to provide our guests with quality and consistency.

We provide delicious Mexican food while using the freshest ingredients.

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Keeping it Authentic in Vitraco Park

Rancho Latino

An authentic Latin restaurant that serves every customer as if they were family.

One of the most affordable restaurants around with everything from burgers to steaks to authentic Latin specialties including roast pork and Mofongo. Air conditioned with colorful tile tables, Cana bar and salsa & meringue music playing in true Latin hospitality.

Open Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm & Sunday, 11am-9pm

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READY FOR A HOME COOKED MEAL? Come celebrate 40 years of great food, cold drinks and memories!

Still serving up a great selection of traditional dishes and unique creations with a side of sassy help! Try our Famous Breakfast Menu!

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Food Truck Fête

Downtown Revitalization Inc.’s Food Truck Fête gathers the best of St. Thomas’ food truck vendors in downtown Charlotte Amalie for a night of feasting! Be sure to cast your vote for the People’s Choice award. Enjoy live music and shop at Main Street retailers that remain open for the evening. Visit www.downtownrevitalizationinc.com for the next Food Truck Fete date. PHOTOS © MEDIA MARKETING, INC.

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Beachside Delectables at Bolongo Bay IGGIES BEACH BAR & GRILL On Bolongo Bay 340-693-2600 www.iggiesbeachbar.com

There’s always something going on at Iggies! St. Thomas’ favorite beach bar is famous for seafood, burgers, and BBQ. Wednesday it’s the Cruzan Carnival Extravaganza, karaoke on Thursday and great local bands all weekend long, plus monthly Full Moon party. Open 7 days–11am to Midnight and drinks until…

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THE LOBSTER GRILLE On Bolongo Bay 340-775-1800 www.lobstergrille.com

Where the “Surf Meets the Turf” on beautiful Bolongo Bay. Specializing in Caribbean lobster–by the pound or in tantalizing specials created by the chef each evening. Fresh fish, sensational steaks, and delectable homemade desserts round out this mouth-watering menu. Enjoy a lively happy hour at the poolside bar with cool ocean views–a true island experience. Dinner served 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Reservations recommended.

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Enjoy the View South of Charlotte Amalie FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT 5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas 340-776-8500 Frenchmansreefmarriott.com

Choose from six restaurants and bars, take in magnificent ocean views, dive into a breathtaking infinity pool, enjoy amenities such as Spa, tennis courts, health club and private beach access. The on-site Adventure Center offers unique experiences such as night kayaking, snorkel tours and SUP yoga on the water. There is something for everyone at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. Let the adventure begin!

Cruzan® Mojito INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Parts Cruzan® Aged Light 1 Part Simple Syrup Juice of 1-2 limes as needed 10–15 fresh spearmint leaves Soda water Mixing Instructions In a tall highball glass muddle mint with lime juice and simple syrup (you want to muddle just enough to bruise the leaves to release the oils and not tear them). Add crushed ice and rum then stir ensuring that the leaves are distributed all throughout the cocktail. Top up with crushed ice, add soda, and stir one more time. Garnish with a sprig of mint. RECIPE AND PHOTO COURTESY OF CRUZAN RUM

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CUP-N-KETTLE TEAHOUSE Atop Paradise Cove, 2 GA Ridge Road, Estate Ridge Road 340-998-7405 www.cupnkettle.com

Cup-N-Kettle, the Virgin Island’s first tea house, nestled atop Paradise Cove, offers a wide selection of teas coupled with their exquisite tea-ware collection; dating back to 1918. During service, guests enjoy a history of their vintage tea-ware. Drink offerings include coffee, lemongrass iced teas, mango, banana and seasonal smoothies. They also serve soups, salads, sandwiches, scrumptious pastries and High Tea (by appointment). Come sip “Tea by the Sea” and experience why CupN-Kettle maintains great ratings and an Award of Excellence.

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There’s no better way to get the full flavor of the islands than a visit to the local farmer’s market. You’ll find all sorts of exotic fruits and vegetables you won’t necessarily see at home, and you can stop for a friendly chat with local growers to pick up a tip or two on the best ways to cook them. Besides fresh from the farm organic produce, there are often aromatic local dishes to enjoy, baked goods, locally made products, arts and crafts. You’ll also find roadside vendors selling their latest crop daily. The largest farmer’s market on St. Thomas is on the west end of the island at Bordeaux Farmer’s Market, held on the second and last Sunday of the month, while Yacht Haven Grande holds theirs on the first and third Sundays of the month. Stop by historic Market Square in downtown Charlotte Amalie for produce and local plants every Saturday. For fresh fish, head to Gustave Quetel Fish Market in Frenchtown or the Joseph P. Bryan Fish Market outside Lionel Roberts Stadium on Saturday morning. Be sure to get there just after dawn for the best picks. For a full list of fresh produce markets visit www.vifresh.com

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CARIBBEAN SALOON American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook 340-775-7060 www.CaribbeanSaloon.com

A fun, casual atmosphere with a Caribbean flair! The Caribbean Saloon overlooks the American Yacht Harbor marina and St. John for a beautiful harbor view. Join them for lunch or dinner seven days a week and enjoy the signature steaks, pastas, seafood and more, with an extensive late night menu. Sports fans will enjoy the large screen TV’s in air-conditioned comfort. DJ, live music and large late night menu.

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Meat Paté Photo and recipe courtesy of www.virginislandsrecipes.com

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PASTRY: 4 cups Flour 4 tbs Unsalted butter 1/2 tsp Salt

2 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp sugar 1 cup Water

DIRECTIONS FOR THE PASTRY: Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Cut in shortening with knives or pastry blender. Add water slowly to form a soft dough. Knead gently on a floured board for a few minutes. Cover and let rest for about 10 minutes. Shape into small balls, roll out and cut into circles desired for the pate. INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING: 1 Garlic clove (minced) 1 lb Lean ground beef 1 Hot pepper (finely chopped) 1 Sweet green pepper (finely chopped) 1/4 cup Tomato paste 1 Onion (finely chopped) 1/4 tsp Oregano 1 Celery stalk (finely chopped) 1 tsp Kitchen Bouquet 1 tbs Parsley (minced) Oil for frying (optional – may also bake) 2 tbs Butter DIRECTIONS FOR THE FILLING: Sauté the meat in the butter until brown. Add remaining ingredients and cook for a few minutes longer. If the filling seems very dry add a little water. Let cool down before using. Place filling on each circle of dough, leaving edge bare, moisten edge with water. Turn over and seal meat inside dough by pressing moist edges together with fork. Fry in oil or bake, until dough is golden brown.

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Best Gourmet Market in the Virgin Islands YACHT PROVISIONS Open 7am-10pm Two Locations!

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For Provision Orders, Fax 340-693-0256 or Email Provisions@MoesVI.com www.MoesVI.com


Water Sports St.Thomas

PHOTO © DON HEBERT

FISHING Wahoo, dolphin, grouper, snapper and tuna are abundant in local

waters and there are numerous fishing vessels available for hire. Ask your captain about making arrangements in advance to have your catch cooked at a local restaurant. Several big gamefishing world records have been set in the area and fishing tournaments are held throughout the year, such as the renowned U.S.V.I. Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament.

BOATING AND SAILING Boats of every kind are readily available for tours and

charters of any length. Rent a small powerboat for the day, join a group tour on a half-day, full day or sunset sail, or charter a sailboat for an extended voyage. Most tours provide snorkel gear and often include lunch and refreshments.

PARASAILING Take a ride up high with an exhilarating parasail. Relax and ride the gentle tradewinds or opt for a thrill seeking bounce across the waves. Don’t forget your camera. The view from above is a spectacular photo op. Check with your concierge, charter company or water sports center for bookings. DIVING, SNORKELING AND OTHER UNDERWATER EXPLORATIONS Dive the mysterious deep or snorkel the colorful shallows. Snorkeling and diving equipment can be found for rent or purchase at any water sports center or dive shop, and many offer both SNUBA and SCUBA lessons and tours. Walk the ocean floor with Coral World Marine Park’s Sea Trek helmet dive or take a fast paced ride on a Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter.

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KAYAKING Get a close-up look at protected mangroves and lagoons and their

interwoven ecosystems of island plants, wildlife and fisheries. A kayak tour can take you to places not accessible by other boats. Rent a kayak at a water sports center or sign up for a group tour. V.I. Ecotours (340) 779-2155 offers combination kayaking, hiking and snorkeling packages on St. Thomas, St. John and Hassel Island. They also provide kayaks, snorkel gear, SUPs, floats and beach chairs for rent with free delivery on a daily or weekly basis. Tours are available at the Salt River National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve on St. Croix, and open-sea kayaking can be found on St. John.

BOARD SPORTS If it skims the water, you’ll find it! Boogie boards are an inex-

pensive alternative for youngsters in the safer shallows. Stand-up paddleboards can be a leisurely glide or a real workout for the ambitious. Surfing is best between November and March, at Hull Bay on St. Thomas, Reef Bay on St. John, Sprat Bay on Water Island and Judith’s Fancy on St. Croix, with swells of 6 to 8 feet. Steady tradewinds make Sapphire Beach and Morning Star Beach on St. Thomas and Divi Carina Bay on St. Croix ideal for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Equipment rentals and lessons are available. For a unique boarding experience, try a jetpack or flyboard on water-propelled boosters.

JET SKIS AND WAVERUNNERS For a powerhouse romp on the sea, race at exhilarating speeds with a Jet Ski or WaveRunner. Single and double-seaters can be rented by the half hour on St. Thomas and St. Croix, but are prohibited in National Park waters.

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COUPON

Visit the coupon section in the back of this book to find out what this retailer has waiting for you.

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 Shop” in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 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. 2017

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RED HOOK DIVE CENTER and WATERSPORTS SHOP American Yacht Harbor 340-777-3483 redhookdivecenter.com

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Enjoy underwater St. Thomas with divers eager to share their love of the ocean with you. Try the Discover Scuba experience, explore on a morning or afternoon dive with expert instructors, or get your PADI Certification. Snorkelers welcome! Private group and family charters available. Need snorkel or dive equipment? Rent or buy in the happy gift shop steps from the ferry dock and charter boats! Come see why they earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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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 perperson 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.

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.”

SUNSCREEN PROTECTION

The chemical oxybenzone, an ingredient found in over 3,500 sunscreen products worldwide, has toxic effects on coral reproduction and exacerbates coral bleaching. Some sunscreens also contain other chemicals known to contribute to coral bleaching such as butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor. Waterproof sunscreen is more likely to stay on your skin in and out of the water. Try to find one that uses natural mineral ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide, or choose one that is labeled biodegradable, such as eco-friendly Badger, Tropical Sands, SmartShield and Coral Safe brands. Visit www.ewg.org the Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen guide for a comprehensive list.

RECOMMENDED ON

Stormy Petrel and Pirate’s Penny Tours

Stormy Petrel / Pirate’s Penny British Virgin Islands Charters

340-775-7990

www.piratespenny.com cbcboat@islands.vi Customized Private Charters Available

HEAVENLY DAYS On Bolongo Bay 340-775-1800 www.heavenlydaysvi.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, paddle boards and windsurfers are available for rent.

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VILOCITY BOAT RENTALS St. Thomas/St. John 340-677-0739 www.viboatrentals.com

snorkeling, bars, restaurants

Captain’s Guarantee Fun! Fun! Fun!

From remote locations, snorkel spots, caves and hikes, to the more popular bars, restaurants and landmarks; let Vilocity help you design your ultimate day on the water. Their 31 foot power boats are wide, roomy, stable in high seas, economical and inspected to carry up to 12 passengers. Featuring built in coolers, a plug in for your music, shower, and a large Bimini top for shade. Snorkel gear, water noodles, bottled water and ice provided.

PHOTO © DON HEBERT

VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS MANGROVE LAGOON, ST. THOMAS Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures Tel: 340-779-2155 COUPON www.viecotours.com

Explore the Mangrove Lagoon with our Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure in St. Thomas. The adventure starts by kayaking past many small islands, then a 10-minute hike to tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a unique geological blowhole. Catch a hermit crab race and snorkel an underwater trail in a mangrove nursery leading to an old shipwreck site. Join our 5-hour (with lunch), 3-hour, 2 1⁄2-hour, Sunset Bird Tour or Night Kayak Tours! Book online: www.viecotours.com. For 10% discount, use Promo Code: PLACES.

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St. Thomas Beaches dive shop gift shop chair rental

water sports equipment rentals music

lifeguard

picnic tables

BOLONGO BEACH

resort

food

& beverages

games

restrooms/changing facilities

parking snorkeling

surfing

windsurfing

MAGENS BAY

Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: West, near the campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: North side at the end of Route 35. $5 entrance for non-resident adults/$2 entrance for adult residents (age 13 and over), free entrance for all children 12 and under, elderly, handicapped and some summer student programs, $2 car parking, covered shed rentals $100, family and senior monthly passes available.

COKI BEACH

GREAT BAY

Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: South side at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort. BREWER’S BAY

Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: Northeast next to Coral World Marine Park. HULL BAY Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North side, west of Magens Bay.

Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: East end at Ritz Carlton Club. SAPPHIRE BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: East end at Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. SECRET HARBOR

LINDBERGH BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Poor Location: West end on Airport Road at Island Beachcomber Resort and Emerald Beach Resort.

Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: East End at Secret Harbor Beach Resort SMITH BAY PARK (LINDQUIST BEACH)

MORNING STAR BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: South side at Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort.

Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: East end between Pavilions and Pools Resort and Sapphire Beach Resort. $5 entrance fee for nonresidents, $2 for residents, $2 car parking LINDQUIST BEACH PHOTO © DON HEBERT

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

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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.

ST. THOMAS ACCOMMODATIONS

BOLONGO BAY BEACH RESORT | www.bolongobay.com

Southside, Bolongo Bay, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-775-1800 Family owned and managed for 40 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.

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.

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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 6 restaurants and bars and 4 swimming pools. Frenchman’s promises an unparalleled Caribbean vacation.

LINDBERGH BAY HOTEL and VILLAS | www.lindberghbayhotelandvillas.com 8075 Lindbergh Bay St. Thomas | Tel: 800-792-2742 All rooms feature a private balcony, flat screen TV, ocean views, A/C, and free wifi. Enjoy our open-air restaurant and bar, Oceanside Bistro. We offer two pools, relaxing beach deck, and shuttle to our sister property, Emerald Beach Resort. Choose from a wide variety of rooms and suites to create your perfect Caribbean vacation. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable hotel for your business trip, or a romantic getaway for your wedding, look no further than Lindbergh Bay Hotel and Villas.

PARADISE COVE | Paradisecovevirginislands.com 2GA Ridge Rd, Estate Nazareth St. Thomas | Tel: 340-626-0860

Located on the East End: Plan your relaxing vacation or event at Paradise Cove. Let the stunning turquoise Caribbean water, boats under full sail, views of St. Croix and French Cap sooth your soul and recharge your life. Fully furnished studies & cottages, with spectacular views awaits you. On site pool & sun deck, close proximity to white sandy beaches. Welcome friendly and informed staff. The perfect vacation getaway for families and honeymooners alike. Perfect place for groups; planning business, spiritual or health retreats. Email: paradisecoveusvi@gmail.com

PARADISE PROPERTIES | paradiseproperties@vipowernet.net 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.

SECRET HARBOUR BEACH RESORT | www.SecretHarbourVI.com East End, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-775-6550

Boutique resort w/pristine Caribbean blue water and a tranquil, uncrowded swimming beach features 48 beachfront condominiums + 2 ADA rooms. Ideal for families, couples, watersport vacations & weddings. Privately owned units are beautifully furnished suites in studio, 1 or 2-bedroom layouts w/fully equipped kitchens; private patio/balcony & daily housekeeping. Amenities: 2 restaurants, concierge w/watersport rentals & excursion boats, PADI dive center, pool, tennis, fitness, massage, gifts & free Wi-Fi. Book direct using resort website, Facebook or phone for special discounts.

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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 Magens Bay, close to top restaurants, hiking, golf and surrounded by wildlife and natural beauty. Wedding and reunion groups welcome. Do a 3-D walkthrough at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=vKLKhoZKVxc

SUGAR BAY RESORT AND SPA | www.sugarbayresortandspa.com 6500 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas | Tel: 340-777-7100 Perched mountainside surrounded by breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. The resort features 297 renovated rooms, a secluded beach with an array of water sports and recreational equipment; three inter—connecting freshwater pools with a waterfall and grotto; tennis, onsite spa; state-of-the-art fitness center, and a comprehensive schedule of daily activities. Various restaurants, coffee shop, poolside grill and multiple bars that offer a diverse dining experience.

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. For Centennial Special Rates go to: www.WindWardPassage.com, use Promo Code Cen100.

ST. THOMAS HOTELS BELLAVISTA SCOTT HOTEL www.bellavistascotthotel.com 340-714-5500 BLUEBEARD’S BEACH CLUB www.bluebeards-beachclub.com 340-776-4770 866-722-0073 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE www.spmresorts.com 340-774-1600 BOLONGO BAY BEACH RESORT www.bolongobay.com 340-775-1800 800-524-4746 BUNKER HILL HOTEL www.bunkerhillhotel.com 340-774-8056 ELYSIAN BEACH RESORT www.elysianbeachresort.net 340-775-1000 800-438-6493 EMERALD BEACH RESORT www.emeraldbeach.com 340-777-8800 800-233-4936

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FLAMBOYANT ON THE BAY RESORT & VILLAS mcshelby@magenspoint.com 340-777-6000 FRENCHMAN’S COVE MARRIOTT www.marriott.com 340-693-4800 FRENCHMAN’S REEF MARRIOTT & MORNING STAR BEACH RESORT www.frenchmansreefmarriott.com 340-776-8500 800-828-0745 ISLAND BEACHCOMBER HOTEL www.islandbeachcomber.net 340-774-5250 LINDBERGH BAY HOTEL & VILLAS www.lindberghbayhotelandvillas.com 340-774-2525 800-792-2742 MAFOLIE HOTEL www.mafolie.com 340-774-2790 800-225-7035 MARGARITAVILLE VACATION CLUB BY WYNDHAM www.margaritaville.com 340-775-8300


ST. THOMAS HOTELS PAVILIONS AND POOLS HOTEL www.pavilionsandpools.com 340-718-9150 POINT PLEASANT RESORT www.pointpleasantresort.com 340-775-7200 888-619-4010 THE RITZ-CARLTON, ST. THOMAS www.ritzcarlton.com 340-775-3333 THE RITZ-CARLTON CLUB www.ritzcarlton.com 340-775-3333 SAPPHIRE BEACH RESORT & MARINA www.antillesresorts.com 340-775-2600 800-524-2025 SECRET HARBOUR BEACH RESORT www.secretharbourvi.com 340-775-6550 SUGAR BAY RESORT AND SPA www.sugarbayresortandspa.com 340-777-7100 866-237-3267 WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL www.windwardpassage.com 340-774-5200

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 855-473-4733 ISLAND VIEW GUEST HOUSE www.islandviewstthomas.com 340-774-4270 800-524-2023 MILLER MANOR HOTEL & GUEST HOUSE www.millermanor.com 340-344-0068 888-229-0762 SUNSET GARDENS reservations@sunsetgardensguesthouse.com 340-344-2556

ST. THOMAS CAMPSITES VIRGIN ISLANDS CAMPGROUND LOCATED ON WATER ISLAND

www.virginislandscampground.com 340-776-5488 877-502-7225

ST. THOMAS CONDOMINIUMS, VACATION HOMES & VILLAS CALYPSO REALTY, P.C. www.CalypsoRealty.com 340-774-1620 800-747-4858 CARIB BEACH VILLAS www.caribbeachvillas-vi.com 800-233-4936 COLDWELL BANKER STOUT REALTY www.coldwellbankerstt.com 340-776-7653 LEEWARD ISLANDS VILLAS/VIRGIN ISLANDS www.leewardislandsvillas.com 813-388-8995 MCLAUGHLIN ANDERSON VACATION RENTALS LTD. www.mclaughlinanderson.com 340-776-0635 800-537-6246 PARADISE COVE COTTAGES www.paradisecovevirginislands.com 340-626-0860 PARADISE PROPERTIES www.paradisepropertiesvi.com 340-775-0111 800-524-2038 SECRET HARBOUR VILLAS, LLC www.secretharbourvillasvi.com 340-775-6000 SERENDIPITY VILLA www.serendipityusvi.com 340-227-4779 VILLA FRATELLI CRESTA randykdoty@gmail.com 340-514-9441 VILLA MARBELLA LUXURY SUITES www.villamarbellasuites.com 340-643-2692

Looking for a Realtor? Refer to the Advertisers’ Directory in this guide.

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ISLAND HOPPING

Larger airlines don’t always provide service between smaller Caribbean islands. Commuter flights are regularly scheduled between the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Vieques, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and other destinations. For travel between St. Thomas and St. Croix, seaplane flights are offered several times daily. For more remote destinations or to book a private tour, charter planes and helicopter services are also available.

Traveling to the British Virgin Islands? Don’t forget your Passport.

SEA FLIGHT

Modern Cessna Amphibious Caravan

Leather Seats • Quiet Cabin • Cool Air Conditioning

$90 one way daily flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. Charters available for all Caribbean islands, fishing & sightseeing. St. Thomas: 340-714-3000, 340-714-3003 or 340-771-5101 St. Croix: 340-719-3300, 340-277-8057 or 340-422-5084 seaflightvi.com

SEA FLIGHT–For the People St. Thomas: 340-714-300 340-714-3003/340-771-5101 St. Croix: 340-719-3300 340-277-8057/340-422-5084 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 $90 one way daily flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix. Private charters are available for all Caribbean islands.

We fly around you. While other airlines make you fly around their schedule, we give you more than 100 flights to choose from each day. Enjoy easy connections in San Juan, too. Just sit back, relax, you’re there.

Virgin Gorda

St. Thomas

Mayagüez

San Juan

Tortola

Culebra

Vieques St. Croix

Seasonal route.

Enjoy the ride.

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ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN FERRY SCHEDULE*

If your final destination is St. John or if you’re planning a day trip, hourly passenger ferries run between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John and several trips are scheduled daily from Charlotte Amalie.

*All times and rates are subject to change without notice. Call in advance for more information.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND VARLACK VENTURES (340) 776-6282 From Red Hook To Cruz Bay

Departures: Daily. 5:30 a.m. (weekdays only), 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., then hourly from 8 a.m. to midnight Fare (Adult/Child under 12): One way non-residents, $7/$1; One way V.I. residents, $6/$1; $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 non-residents, $7/$1; One way V.I. residents, $6/$1; $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 non-residents, $13/$3.50; One way V.I. residents, $12/$3; $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 non-residents, $13/$3.50; One way V.I. residents, $12/$3; $4/piece for luggage/boxes

ST. THOMAS-ST. JOHN CAR FERRIES*

Car ferries offer service between the two islands. There is an additional Port Authority port fee of $3 for cars, small and medium SUVs and motorcycles and $4 for large SUVs, pick-up trucks and vans, collected at the Red Hook Ferry Dock. Please arrive 25 minutes before scheduled departure. ST. THOMAS-ST.CROIX (QE4)** LOVE CITY CAR FERRY (CAPTAIN VIC) ** Service is scheduled to begin (340) 779-4000 sometime during 2017. www.lovecitycarferries.com From Red Hook to Cruz Bay

Departures: 7 a.m. (weekdays only, no holidays), 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. Fare: $35 one way, $50 round trip From Cruz Bay to Red Hook

Departures: 6:15 a.m. (weekdays only, no holidays), 8 a.m., 10 p.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m. Fares: $35 one way, $50 round trip

From Gallows Bay, St. Croix to Charlotte Amalie Waterfront

Departures: 7 a.m., 1 p.m. Fare: $50 one way

From Charlotte Amalie Waterfront to Gallows Bay, St. Croix

Departures: 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. Fare: $50 one way PHOTO © MEDIA MARKETING, INC.

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PRIVATE WATER TAXI SERVICE, JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY*

For on demand or after hours service, water taxis can take you wherever you need to go, including a charter boat, smaller islands or on a private tour. WATER ISLAND FERRY (340) 690-4159

DOHM’S WATER TAXI (340) 775-6501 www.virginislandswatertaxi.com www.dohmswatertaxi.com

From Crown Bay, St. Thomas To Water Island

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI On Demand and After Hours Service (340) 774-2628 www.oceandreamswatertaxi.com

*All times and rates are subject to change without notice. Call in advance for more information.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND FERRIES*

Call for detailed information on departures and fares. ROAD TOWN FAST FERRY (284) 494-2323 www.tortolafastferry.com SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES (TORTOLA FAST FERRY) Road Town (284) 495-4454 or West End (284) 494-4495 www.bviferryservices.com

The Island Standard for over 30 years!

NATIVE SON INC. West End (284) 495-4617 Road Town (284) 494-5674 www.nativesonferry.com INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (284) 495-4166 www.interislandboatservices.vi SPEEDY’S (284) 495-5235 www. bviferries.com PETER ISLAND FERRY (For resort guests only) Tel: (284) 495-2000 www.peterisland.com

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI CHARTERS & BOAT RENTALS • Evening Water Taxi To The BVI

The smoothest-safest-fastest

HASSLE-FREE

Inter-Island Transportation in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Meet and Greet, Airport to Dock. Ask about custom day trips.

340-775-6501

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• Day Trips To Jost Van Dyke

Missing the last public ferry? Call us!

340-774-2628

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NATIVE SON Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook, St Thomas & Road Town and West End, Tortola 340-774-8685 USVI / 284-495-4617 BVI www.nativesonferry.com

Native Son is the only ferry company in the Virgin Islands providing scheduled service to and from Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook on St. Thomas and Road Town and West End on Tortola. They offer many convenient and affordable choices to help you travel between the USVI and the BVI. Native Son invites you on one of their high speed vessels in airconditioned comfort, or you can sit outside on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular view throughout your journey. PHOTO Š DON HEBERT

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iety.org W.stjohnhistoricalsoc PHOTO COURTESY OF WW H. H. Knight PHOTO © Dr. George

Jack Delano photographer. Cruz Bay dock, st. John, usvi. Dec, 1941. the Library of Congress digital collections

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t. John is best known for its stunning shores, calm clear waters and abundance of natural beauty, but when it’s time to take a break from the sun and sand, the island offers plenty to see and do for a unique vacation experience. St. John has been inhabited as early as 770 BC but it wasn’t until the early 1700s that permanent European settlements were established. The island was claimed first by the British and then the Danes, encouraged by the profits to be made from the cultivation of sugar cane. By the end of the century, 109 cotton and sugar plantations were in operation. However, the abolishment of slavery in 1848 left plantation owners without a labor force and the competition of cheaper beet sugar plunged the island into a downward

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spiral. Half the population left the island and the economy was reduced to simple subsistence farming. Nothing much changed when the U.S. purchased the island along with St. Thomas and St. Croix in 1917, and it wasn’t until the 1930s that visitors started taking notice of St. John’s exceptional natural beauty. Lawrence Rockefeller donated a large portion of land in 1956 to create the Virgin Islands National Park and the park became the island’s focal point. Tourism is now the island’s major industry.

Cruz Bay

A quick 20-minute ferry ride from St. Thomas, Cruz Bay is St. John’s hub of activity. Directly across from the ferry dock is a park that serves as the center of the town. Be sure to notice the conch shell blower statue commemorating the


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emancipation of slaves. Surrounding the park, take a stroll through colorful clusters of shops and charming eateries such as Wharfside Village, Galleria Beach Shops, Raintree Court and Lemon Tree Mall. Directly across from the park is historic Nazareth Lutheran Church, established in 1720 and still in use today. Follow the road to the left of the park to find the National Park Visitors Center (340) 776-6201, the entrance to the Virgin Islands National Park. On the way, stop for a fresh tropical fruit smoothie or visit more shops at the Lumberyard and beautiful Mongoose Junction, a collection of boutiques, galleries and cafés in a picturesque garden setting.

Points of Interest

Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum A restored plantation home just outside

Cruz Bay exhibits documents, artifacts and photographs, from the Indian and colonial eras. Catherineberg Ruins The historic ruins, featuring a sugar factory, rum still, stone warehouse and restored windmill, were originally built in 1718. Fredriksdal Ruins The 18th century ruins include the remains of an estate house, including an oven, a well, a horse mill and more. Annaberg School One of the Caribbean’s oldest public school houses was built in1856. Peace Hill Ruins A 10-minute hike off Northshore Road, the old sugar mill tower sits on a grassy scenic overlook. Tektite Underwater Habitat Museum Project Tektite at Lameshur Bay was an underwater habitat research project conducted by NASA in 1969 and 1970. Centennial Edition

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hilanthropist Lawrence Rockefeller would be proud. When he donated just over 5,000 acres of land on St. John to the Virgin Islands in 1956 to create a national park, he had no idea that it would expand to include more than half the island, as well as 12,708 acres of submerged land, coral reefs and mangroves off the north shore, the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument off the south shore and Hassel Island in Charlotte Amalie’s harbor! The Virgin Islands National Park features the best tropical nature has to offer. Its diverse geography allows visitors to experience several distinct adventures, featuring dense forests, dry scrublands, sandy beaches and an exotic underwater world full of sea life. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy throughout the park. Stop by the National Park Visitors Center (340) 776-6201 at the entrance in Cruz Bay to discover all of your fun-filled options. Pick up a free hiking trail or bird watching map, or sign up for one of many ranger-guided tours, snorkeling expeditions, shore walks, demonstrations and other activities scheduled throughout the week. A number of park beaches provide water toys, small sailboats, windsurfers, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more for rent. Several tour operators offer sailing and snorkeling excursions within park waters. Visit www.nps.gov/viis/index.htm for more park information

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park celebrates 28 years of preserving and protecting the park’s natural, historical and cultural resources. With more than 3,000 members from the USVI, 50 states and 10 foreign countries, this highly active non-profit organization has made a huge impact on the park and St. John as a whole. ThePHOTO Friends interact with the © MEDIA MARKETING, INC. community with events such as cultural demonstrations at the Annaberg Plantation ruins, an annual Folk Life Festival and an Earth Day Fair and Reef Fest. There are educational Eco, Science and Ranger-in-Training Camps, and a yearly seminar series features a broad range of interests, including kayaking tours, full moon hikes, art classes and much more. Support the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park by visiting their gift shop in Mongoose Junction or become a member online at www.friendsvinp.org.

THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT & VILLAS Great Cruz Bay, St. John 340-693-8000 www.westin.com/stjohnvillas

A perfect place for a relaxing family vacation, romantic getaway or team retreat in function space, voted, “the Best on St John.” Whatever the reason for the visit this island retreat brings signature Westin amenities and activities from watersports to tennis and spa treatments to gourmet dining. Studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas feature fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette and spacious living areas; all nestled into a tropical paradise at the edge of Great Cruz Bay.

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Vacations Enhanced The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is a refreshing home away from home at a world-class resort. Enhance your St. John experience when you vacation in a stylish studio, one-, two- or three-bedroom villa with just-like-home amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, living and dining areas, and washer and dryer in each villa. Resort fees include Internet access, non-motorized watersports and parking. Discover the villa vacation difference at westin.com/stjohnvillas.

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Hiking the Park

iking is by far the most popular land based activity in the Virgin Islands National Park. Twenty-two trails offer a large array of hiking options, from leisurely strolls for the beginner to full day explorations for the more avid explorer. The National Park Visitors Center provides free trail maps and several ranger-guided tours. Lind Point Trail is ideal for hikers with limited time. Starting at the Visitors Center in Cruz Bay, the 1.1-mile trail winds around Lind Point to the Lind Point Battery Overlook and continues with paths to Honeymoon Beach, Caneel Bay and Solomon Bay. Reef Bay Trail, the park’s highlight, is a more difficult backcountry trail. It descends 937 feet from the Centerline Road trailhead to sea level in just over two miles. Explore the remains of four different sugar estates, including the Reef Bay Plantation ruins. Be sure to take the detour onto Petroglyph Trail to discover the mysterious petroglyphs, rock carvings surrounding pools of water and a small waterfall. The Cinnamon Bay Self-Guided Trail is a less arduous hike. Handicapped-accessible wooden ramps make it the perfect choice for young families or those with handicaps. The half-mile path through sugar plantation ruins starts across from the exit of Cinnamon Bay’s campground and there are markers to explain the various points of interest. Salt Pond Trail is an easy quarter of a Island Green Living mile from the beach, where you can stroll along the shore or take a refreshing dip. At Association of St. John ethink, reduce, reuse, rethe end of the beach, the steeper Ram’s cycle. Zero waste is the aim Head Trail begins, a 1-mile trail that crests of the Island Green Living at 200 feet with a stunning view. HIKING THE REEF BAY TRAIL PHOTO © DON HEBERT Association of St. John, a group dedicated to creating sustainable green tourism and low impact island living. The group promotes responsible business practices, green construction/design and sustainable development with programs such as their Green Building and Green Villa certificate programs, a ReSource Depot to repurpose and reuse building materials, a Preserve St. John recycling initiative, community outreach and youth education. Visit www.iglavi.org for more details.

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OCEAN 362…the pleasure of waterfront, locavore dining at Gallows Point Resort. This exceptional restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy the bounty of the Virgin Islands with the backdrop of beautiful sunsets and glittering night-time views of the St. Thomas skyline. OCEAN 362 brings true island-to-table dining to St John. Their thoughtfully sourced menu is a mix of the latest taste trends punctuated by the essence of time-honored Caribbean fare. Chef Shaun Brian, born and raised on St. John, has a true love of the culture, cooking, and concerns of his island. His menu boasts local line-caught fish, Caribbean lobster. Farm fresh ingredients are sourced from local organic growers, grown on-property, and even foraged by the Chef himself. Expect to find hand-made pasta, fresh ceviche, and Chef Shaun Brian’s signature “Oysters Roc’d”, an inventive play on Rockefeller featuring Brie. OCEAN 362 aims for a laid back ambiance coupled with professional table service, and their rustic-chic décor is in keeping with the warm friendly atmosphere. Start your evening at the bar upstairs with one of their signature libations, and one of the best sunset views on St. John. The menu changes regularly, and there’s even an inspired children’s menu that will introduce new flavors to budding gourmets. The bar at Ocean 362 opens at 5:00PM and the dining room begins serving at 5:30PM. They’re open seven evenings a week including all major holidays.

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You’ll definitely feel the burn during the 2017 annual 8 Tuff Miles foot race, held Saturday, February 25, The 8.375-mile course starts in Cruz Bay and climbs 999 feet up Bordeaux Mountain before descending down to Coral Bay. More than 1,000 runners and walkers participate, www.8tuffmiles.com. Awards are given in several age group and gender categories.

St. John Trail Race

This technically challenging race starts in Cruz Bay and stretches to the other end of the island in Coral Bay, using the trails of the National Park, including Maho Bay Beach, Reef Bay Trail and Leinster Bay Trail. The 13.5-mile race is a rugged one, with three 800-foot ascents from beach to peak. The maximum race time is 3.5 hours. Visit www.stjohntrailrace.com to register or for more information.

Music Festivals Love City Live, January 26 – 29, celebrates the reggae roots of the islands. The festival features a VIP reception and an upscale tropical dance party on the beach. A Saturday night Reggae at the Ruins concert at Estate Susannaberg presents live reggae, local food and drink and local crafts. A Sunday powerboat party heads to Pirate’s Bight on Norman Island, British Virgin Islands for a full day mega beach party at www.lovecitylivellc.com

Love City Country Music Festival, www.lovecitycountrymusicfest.com is in its third year. Held in May, the festival includes a beach party at Soggy Dollar Bar in the BVI, two nights of concerts featuring stateside headliners such as chart-topping Jerrod Niemann and Grammy-nominated Pat Green and satellite stages in Cruz Bay throughout the weekend. Above Photo courtesy of Love city Live! LLC, photo by Imran Stephens

St. John Arts Festival

In February, The St. John Arts Festival, www.stjohnartsfestival.org celebrates the people of St. John through music, dance and the arts. The 5-day event in Cruz Bay’s central park includes quadrille dancing, steel pan, gospel, traditional island foods, arts and crafts and more.

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Chaotic Kayak Race

A fundraiser for Team River Runner’s Wounded Veterans program, the CSM Robert Gallagher Memorial Chaotic Kayak Race, www.chaotickayak.com, held on Oppenheimer Beach in July, raises money to bring wounded veterans and their spouses to St. John for a healing weeklong stay each November. Live music, beer tents, food and kayak races make this a fun day on the beach.


Nestled along a picturesque harbor on the far end of St. John, Coral Bay was rated number 4 by the New York Times for best places to go in 2016, the epitome of calm and carefree island living. There’s only one road leading from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay. When you hit “The Triangle” you’ll know you’ve arrived. Drive slowly: Although most residents are sailors, boat builders and artists, several donkeys, goats and roosters also call the town home and make liberal use of the road! The two-footed residents can often be found at the renowned Skinny Legs, a fun little bar and restaurant with a funky assortment of shops that is the center of social life. Across from the Triangle is the Cocolobo shopping complex featuring unique art, gifts, clothing and jewelry. The natural harbor is the focus of Coral Bay and has been since the 16th century, when the island’s first Danish livestock keep was established here. The name comes from the Danish krall, or corral. You’ll see evidence of their settlement in the ruins of Fort Frederiksvaern, built in 1717, site of the 1733 slave revolt, and the Emmaus Moravian Church, built in 1782 and still in use today. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMM AUS

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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. BACKGROUND PHOTO OF HAWKSNEST BEACH © DON HEBERT

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limited) ( Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent, snorkeling trail Location: Off Northshore Road in the National Park. Also Available: $5 entry fee, under 16 years of age free. Annual passes available.


In the Water There are so many ways to enjoy the water, from a lazy day of floating near the shore to exhilarating windsurfing adventures. Explore with a snorkel tour, hop aboard a sailboat or surf the waves. Don’t bother bringing your own equipment. It’s easy to purchase or rent. Dive shops and beachside sports shacks offer a variety of water toys, sports equipment, tours, lessons and dive certification. There are many charter boats available for group or private sails and fishing expeditions, and many arrange for pick-up at your St. John hotel. Information booths in Cruz Bay and Mongoose Junction can set up your tour or talk to your concierge for bookings. 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.

BAD KITTY, SEA MORE and CALYPSO CHARTERS St. John / Red Hook 340-777-7245 / 340-693-7328 340-714-7800 www.calypsovi.com

4 Islands 5 Stops. “BEST OF THE VIRGINS” on Bad Kitty. Includes top destinations in the BVI: Virgin Gorda, Baths, Cooper, Norman & Jost Van Dyke Islands. Enjoy sailing and snorkeling on Calypso catamaran: choose full day to Jost Van Dyke (Foxy’s and Soggy Dollar Bar) or around St John. Customize your own private trip in the USVI or BVI on M/V Sea More. Explore 12 St John beaches on your own with Full & Half day dinghy rentals.

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CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS CO. Cruz Bay and Westin Resort St. John 340-776-6234/776-6040 www.CruzBayWatersports.com

Celebrating 33 years of operation, Cruz Bay Watersports is the premier company for a fun-filled day on the water in the Virgin Islands! With a diverse fleet of catamarans and motor vessels they offer trips to the British Virgin Islands cruising to the famous Baths of Virgin Gorda, day sails to Foxy’s & White Bay on Jost van Dyke, sunset sails, daily SCUBA diving and PADI instruction, snorkeling, dingy rentals, and two retail locations with a wide variety of unique souvenirs and rental gear. Email info@stjohnspecialties.com and let their complimentary concierge service plan your private charter or event from groups of 12 to 100 guests. PHOTO Š DON HEBERT

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Join a guided 3-hour or 5-hour (with lunch) Kayak, Hike & Snorkel adventure in St. John at Caneel Bay. Voted BEST IN THE VI. Or enjoy Honeymoon Beach with an All Day Pass. Includes: snorkel gear, chaise lounge, floats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, & lockers for only $49 per adult/ $10 per child. NEW: Hike & Snorkel Adventure to Annaberg Plantation & Waterlemon Cay. Reserve online: www.viecotours.com or call: (340) 779-2155. For 10% discount, use Promo Code: PLACES.

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28 13th Annual Beach-toBeach Power Swim

2 Centennial Cultural Expo 24-26 St. John Blues Blowout 31Centennial Parade

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18 Earth Day Fair Cruz Bay

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23-24 St. John Folklife Festival Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins, St. John Friends of the V.I. National Park www.friendsvinp.org

25 21st Annual St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race Festival Cruz Bay www.8tuffmiles.com

MARCH 2017

1 Centennial Arts and Crafts Fair 4 St. John Festival Parade

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park www.friendsvinp.org

MAY 2017

TBA Love City Country Music Festival Island-wide

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NOVEMBER 2017

4 Centennial Storytelling & Folklore

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ST. JOHN ACCOMMODATIONS

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.westin.com/stjohnvillas Great Cruz Bay, St. John | Tel: 340-693-8000 A perfect place for a relaxing family vacation, romantic getaway or team retreat in function space, voted, “the Best on St John.” Whatever the reason for the visit this island retreat brings signature Westin amenities and activities from watersports to tennis and spa treatments to gourmet dining. Studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas feature fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette and spacious living areas; all nestled into a tropical paradise at the edge of Great Cruz Bay.

ST. JOHN HOTELS

CANEEL BAY www.caneelbay.com 340-776-6111 855-226-3358 THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT & VILLAS www.westin.com/stjohnvillas 340-693-8000 866-627-7073

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GALLOWS POINT RESORT ST. JOHN www.gallowspointresort.com 340-776-6434 800-323-7229 GRANDE BAY RESORT www.grandebayresort.com 340-693-4600 ISLAND GETAWAYS www.islandgetawaysinc.com 340-693-7676 888-693-7676 SEA SHORE ALLURE www.seashoreallure.com 340-779-2800 855-779-2800 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 SUITE ST. JOHN VILLAS www.suitestjohn.com 340-779-4486 800-348-8444 VACATION VISTAS www.vacationvistas.com 340-776-6462 VIVA! VILLAS, INC. www.vivacations.com 340-779-4250 888-856-4601 WINDSPREE VACATION HOMES www.windspree.com 340-693-5423 888-742-0357

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CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND www.cinnamonbayresort.com 669-999-8784 CONCORDIA ECO-RESORT www.concordiaeco-resort.com 340-693-5855 800-392-9004

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t. Croix was first inhabited more than 2,000 years ago by the Arawak Indians, but it was the hostile Carib Indians that met Christopher Columbus when he dropped anchor at Salt River in 1493. The Dutch, English and a handful of French Protestants were the first European settlers, arriving around 1625. They coexisted for a short time–until the Dutch governor killed the English governor, then was killed himself in retaliation. For the rest of the 17th century, there was a succession of power plays, skirmishes and battles. The island changed hands several times, ruled in turns by the English, the Spanish, the Knights of Malta, the French, and finally the Danish, who joined St. Croix with St. Thomas and St. John to form a royal colony. Due to sugar and rum production and the island’s participation in the slave trade, an era of incredible growth ensued, and St. Croix became one of the wealthiest islands in the West Indies.

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The economy took a sharp nosedive when cheaper beet sugar caused a decline in sugarcane exports and Governor General Peter von Scholten abolished slavery in 1848. The latter half of the 1800s was filled with change and rebellion before the purchase of the colony by the U.S. in 1917. It wasn’t until the 1950s that St. Croix started to see any significant economic improvements. Although agriculture still plays a major role in the island’s economy, tourism is now the leading industry, its beautiful beaches and balmy seas taking center stage.

Christiansted

Christiansted enjoys a natural harbor, and has been an important seaport since the 1700s. It was at one time the colony’s capital city and is filled with colonial buildings and churches. Be sure to visit the Christiansted National Historic Site and Government House, built in 1747, with its grand welcoming arms staircase.


Frederiksted has also earned its place in history. It was here that the emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in 1848. There are several colonial sites to visit throughout the town, such as Fort Frederik, built in 1752, just steps from the modern day Frederiksted Pier cruise ship dock.

Other Points of Interest

Whim Plantation Museum This authentic Danish sugar estate great house and factory ruins date back to the 1700s. The Lawaetz Family Museum An18th century estate house, ruins and a garden. Estate Little Princess Historical tours are offered of ruins, a windmill and the great house. Estate La Grange Visit the marketplace in a historic rum factory and sugar plantation. Estate Mount Washington Self-guided tours of this 13-acre property are available, the island’s best-preserved sugar plantation, built in the early 1700s.

ruzan Rum Distillery World-renowned C state-of-the-art rum distillery, as well as the ruins, of the original sugar mill and plantation built in 1760. Captain Morgan’s Visitor Center Displays from the early rum industry, tours, interactive learning screens, a bar and a shop at the Captain Morgan rum distillery. Tropical Rainforest The 15-acre rainforest north of Frederiksted features several trails for a day of hiking. Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve Coral reefs, a submarine canyon, mangroves, wildlife, ruins and Columbus’ landing spot make this St. Croix’s top attraction. Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino and Hotel Caravelle offer video gaming, table games and poker tournaments. Point Udall A striking monument marks the easternmost point in the United States.

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The Christiansted National Historic Site

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long the waterfront, the 7-acre Christiansted National Historic Site includes five preserved structures exemplifying the Danish way of life from the mid 1700s until the island’s transfer to the U.S. in 1917. Visit www.nps.gov/chri/planyourvisit for a National Park Service self-guided tour brochure. Fort Christiansvaern, built in 1749, guards storehouse, town hall, hospital and school. the waterfront, protecting the town from The Scale House was erected in 1856 pirates, privateers and slave uprisings, to regulate trade. Imports and exports, though not a single cannon was ever shot. particularly rum and sugar, were inspected It is the best preserved of the 5 remaining and weighed in the scale room. Danish forts in the West Indies. Used at The Danish West India & Guinea Company times as a police station, a courthouse and Warehouse, built in 1749, served as for religious services, it is now a museum the company’s offices and storerooms. The yard was the site of slave auctions. featuring military exhibits. The Steeple Building was the island’s first Founding father Alexander Hamilton Lutheran church, built in 1753. The worked here as a young man. 1796 steeple became a landmark for The Customs House built in 1841 and mariners entering the harbor. When the contained the government’s offices to congregation moved in 1831, it served a collect taxes on imports and exports for the variety of functions, including a bakery, crown. The post office was located upstairs. PHOTO © DON HEBERT

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enmark has played a prominent role in Virgin Islands history and the two retain close ties today. Colonization by the Danes started in 1665, and by 1754, the islands were named a Danish royal colony, with Christiansted as the original capital. It remained so until 1917, when the islands were purchased by the United States for $25 million. Though U.S. Virgin Islanders this year commemorate 100 years of the transfer to U.S. rule, the Danish influence can easily be recognized throughout the islands. Many streets, towns, neighborhoods, forts and other historic sites have Danish names, and Danish surnames are common among island families. The Friends of Denmark Society is active in keeping the friendship between Denmark and the U.S. Virgin Islands alive. Chapters are found on both St. Thomas and St. Croix, likewise, a

West Indies Society was formed in Denmark. Trips between the two alternate, with host members welcoming their Danish or West Indian friends into their homes. The organizations also work together to promote concerts, plan cultural events and assist each other with historic research. Photos: Library of Congress, Digital Collection


As you stroll thru the streets of Christiansted head towards the boardwalk and you’ll find the unique shops of King’s Alley Walk. You’ll find beautiful, handmade jewelry at Chaney Chicks along with other up-cycled gifts and art. Then all Skallywags are called to Barefoot Pirate Rum Ball Shack where you can relax and rejuvenate with snow cones, with or without rum, delicious homemade ice cream, hot dogs, cotton candy and much more. If that’s not enough, follow the signs to Barefoot Pirate Grab & Go where you can grab a fresh sandwich, sweet treat or a signature pirate t-shirt and other pirate treasures. Oops, you dropped your phone in the water, iTekPlanet is the place for all your electronic needs. Then when your afternoon of shopping is complete head to You are Here for the best pizza in the Caribbean.

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Stop by our new

Grab and Go Shop • Pirate Souvenirs • Sun Glasses & Sun Block • Snacks & Sandwiches

...and more!

Off the Boardwalk in Kings Alley Open every day but Tuesday, 8am-8pm. Sundays 8am-6pm.

340-244-6599 • www.barefootpiratesnowballs.com

Shopping

All of Your Mobile Devices Accessories, Unlocking, Buy, Sell, Trade, LCD/Touchscreen Repairs, Fully Assembly Replacements, Camera/Speaker & More... www.itekplanetwireless.com | 340 773-ITEK | 707-315-9501 55 Kings Alley, Suite 1D, Christiansted

Chaney Chicks Island Gifts

&

Beautifully wire-wrapped jewelry from the beaches of St Croix. Christiansted, Kings Alley just steps from the boardwalk 770-910-5469 ChaneyChicks@gmail.com

New Orleans-style Snow Balls • Over 25 flavors to choose • Add a shot of Cruzan Rum

from!

to make a rum ball.

Breakfast • Lunch • Coffee Bar & a view of Christiansted Harbor. Off the Boardwalk in Kings Alley Open every day but Tuesday, 8am-8pm. Sundays 8am-6pm.

340-244-6599 • www.barefootpiratesnowballs.com

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Great Food! Great Fun! Great Times!

Home of the “Best Pizza” in the Caribbean! In Kings Alley just off the Boardwalk

Christiansted

340-713-0246 BACKGROUND AND ABOVE, KING’S ALLEY WALK PHOTOS © DON HEBERT

www.yahstx.com

Bring in this ad for a FREE Cruzan Rum drink (with food purchase)

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History and Nature, a St. Croix Legacy Buck Island Reef National Monument Just outside Christiansted’s harbor is one of St. Croix’s most popular swimming and snorkeling spots. Buck Island Reef National Monument features an underwater marked trail exploring the eastern tip of an elkhorn coral barrier reef teeming with more than 250 species of colorful fish. On land, Turtle Beach has been considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by National Geographic, and the island is a nesting ground for endangered Leatherback, Hawksbill and green turtles. Buck Island is only accessible by tour boat or private boat. There are no facilities on Buck Island, so be sure to bring your own water and snacks or join an excursion that includes a lunch stop on St. Croix. Visit www.nps.gov/buis for information.

St. George Village Botanical Garden Nature and history intertwine during a visit to the St. George Village Botanical Garden. More than 1,500 native and exotic species of plants, spread throughout the 16-acre estate. Discover the ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar plantation and a 2,000-year old Amerindian settlement, both registered with the National Registry of Historic Sites. Themed gardens highlight the cultural and historical value of the plants as food, medicine, fiber, color dyes, and building materials. More than 5,000 dried and pressed indigenous plant specimens are found in the Herbarium Collection and the historic collection includes artifacts from the pre-Columbian and plantation eras and 500plus volumes on Caribbean flora and history. Events are held in the St. George Village, such as workshops and educational presentations, plant sales, art shows, a summer mango festival and an Earth Day EcoFair, visit www.sgvbg.org. for information.

Whim Museum St. Croix’s sole remaining 18th century sugar plantation, the Whim Museum offers an intimate perspective on daily colonial life. Visit the restored great house, slave quarters, mill and factory complex. In the central yard, an interactive living museum sponsored by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and The St. Croix Landmarks Society, includes presentations of calypso music, basketweaving, shell carvings, mat weaving, candy making, local cooking demonstrations, baking and more, using traditional methods passed on through the generations. A cultural tradition-bearer certification for youths was also initiated as part of the living museum program, passing knowledge of cultural preservation and historic interpretation from local elders to local youths. Visit www.stcroixlandmarks.com for more information. PHOTOS © DON HEBERT


Shopping in the charming boutiques of historic downtown Christiansted and

Frederiksted is irresisitible. Explore quaint shops and galleries featuring an appealing selection of fashions, beachwear, souvenirs, handmade soaps and skin care, handcrafted jewelry and stunning local art. Christiansted’s boardwalk is the place to go for a leisurely shopping stroll or to relax at a seaside café. Adjacent to Frederiksted’s cruise ship pier, ramble through the colorful town for fun souvenirs. For day-to-day items, there’s Gallow’s Bay and Sunny Isle Shopping Center, and most resorts and attractions offer their own gift shop.

JOYIA INSPIRATIONAL JEWELRY Queen Cross Street, Christiansted 340-713-4JOY (4569) www.joyiajewelry.com

Joyia Inspirational Jewelry invites you to their family operated studio where they handcraft jewelry using silver, gold, and precious stones. Set your intention with free engraving which allows you to customize your Joyia jewelry with an inspirational word, name, or date. Check out their collection of one-of-a-kind antique spoon jewelry. Jump on the trend of mixing metals with their stackable rings and bangles. Friend them on Facebook! Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Silver & Gold Fine Jewelry

SB JEWELERS Sunny Isle Shopping Center 340-778-3111

Located in the Sunny Isle Shopping Center, SB Jewelers has been your trusted jeweler since 1986. Let the friendly staff help you find the perfect hand crafted hook bracelet in silver, gold, or titanium. They have a great selection of watches, colored gemstones, and beautiful diamonds to fit any budget. SB Jewelers also has a large selection of both Virgin Islands and St. Croix charms. Stop by to find the ideal gift with their large selection of souvenirs. SB Jewelers, your one stop gift shop.

PERFECTION JEWELERS Sunny Isle Shopping Center 340-778-4653 www.perfectionjewelers.com

Your trusted duty free shop for all your jewelry and gift needs. Family owned for 25 years, they’re your island jeweler with the best selection and prices of 14kt gold jewelry, the largest selection of chains, pendants, earrings, gemstones, wedding bands, and the widest selection of handmade hook bracelets. They proudly carry fashionable timepieces such as Seiko, Pulsar, Giorgio Milano and many more. Perfection also has the largest fragrance and Ray Ban sunglass collection on island. Perfection, where luxury and artistry meet.

S B Jewelers Since 1986

Sunny Isle Shopping Center, St. Croix | 340-778-3111

PERFECTI N JEWELERS Where Luxury & Artistry Meet

The best service and highest quality merchandise at the most competitive prices.

Gold | Silver | Gemstones | Watches Chains | Accessories | Fragrances 21 & 22 Sunny Isle Shopping Center Christiansted, St. Croix 340-778-4653|www.perfectionjewelers.com

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St. Croix’s Beaches dive shop gift shop chair rental

water sports equipment rentals music

lifeguard

picnic tables

resort

food

parking snorkeling

& beverages

games

restrooms/changing facilities surfing

windsurfing

BUCK ISLAND-TURTLE BEACH

FREDERIKSTED BEACH

Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent, snorkel trail Location: Northeastern shore, Accessible by boat only

Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: (also known as Fort Frederick Beach) Just north of the Frederiksted Pier

BUCCANEER BEACHES

PELICAN COVE BEACH

Snorkeling Conditions: Fair Location: 3 beaches east of Christiansted at the Buccanneer Hotel. Nominal charge for parking on resort property for non-resort guests

( for hotel guest use only) Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North shore at the Palms at Pelican Cove Resort

CANE BAY BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: North Shore Road (Route 80) CRAMER’S PARK

PROTESTANT CAY Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: A short ferry ride from Christiansted, home of Hotel on the Cay RAINBOW BEACH

Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: North Shore, far East End DAVIS BAY BEACH ( for hotel guest use only) Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: (also known as Carambola Beach) Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort 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

Water Sports

Snorkeling Conditions: Good Location: Western shore, north of Frederiksted TAMARIND REEF BEACH Snorkeling Conditions: Excellent Location: Tamarind Reef Resort, east of Christiansted on Route 82

You’ll run out of vacation days well before you run out of beaches on St. Croix, and there’s plenty of action under and over the waves. The best way to combine sand and sea is with a full-day or half-day sail, stopping in remote bays and some of the top spots for snorkelling and sunbathing. Diving is another of the island’s most popular pastimes, delving the depths of grottos, wrecks, piers and walls. Both kayaking and standup paddle-boarding are ideal for beginners, or go for some excitement with a jet ski tour, flyboarding and even hang gliding to the beach. If total relaxation is your goal, several beaches offer beach chair, umbrella and water toy rentals.

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Tamarind Reef & Green Cay Marina has it all. Voted one of the top beaches on St. Croix, beachgoers can enjoy watersports such as snorkeling and paddle boarding. For the more adventurous, kayak to Green Cay Wildlife Refuge which is a 14 acre refuge established in 1977 to protect the endangered St. Croix ground lizard. Thirty thousand conch shells buried under this volcanic island tells us of the islands human use. Before you head out to the refuge, fuel up at The New Deep End Bar where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 365 days a year. Want something more exciting? Take a fishing adventure on Forever & Always where you get to keep your catch! After a day of fun, relax at The Galleon known for their beautiful marina view and delicious culinary cuisine.

Water Sports

Quit Wishing - Go Fishing! Keep Your Catch! Licensed Captains Offshore & Near-shore Fishing Professional CHARTERS Guides

340-244-1335 • www.fishingstcroix.com Green Cay Marina • Tamarind Reef Resort

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Great Food, Great Fun and voted #1 Entertaining Bar on St. Croix! Happy Hour

Daily 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

718-7071

OPEN

365

DAYS

On the Beach at the Tamarind Reef Resort

ON THE WATERFRONT AT GREEN CAY MARINA Photo © Susan Wall

THE GALLEON

Enjoy marina sunset dining on our new outdoor deck.

ABOVE: GREEN CAY MARINA PHOTOS © DON HEBERT

Open 7 nights a Week | Sunday Brunch Happy Hour 4-6pm | 340-718-9948

BACKGROUND: TAMARIND REEF BEACH PHOTO © DON HEBERT

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on St. Croix is all about farm-to-table freshness. Enjoy the robust flavors of fresh local ingredients in creative cuisine that spans the culinary gamut, from a simple burger to a four-course dinner by world-renowned chefs. Try local dishes with international style or global cuisine with a Caribbean twist. From humble roadside stands to breezy boardwalk cafes and upscale resort eateries, dining on St. Croix is a unique experience. LA REINE CHICKEN SHACK Rte. 75 Off Centerline Rd. in La Reine 340-778-5717

The Best Barbeque on St. Croix! Its great taste comes from a special seasoning and slow roasting over a coal filled open pit. Enjoy BBQ chicken, ribs, steak, pork chops, meatloaf, conch, fish, and traditional sides like mac-n-cheese, rice and beans, and the BEST Johnny Cakes. Fresh whole roasted pork every Saturday, along with a full bar. Experience true island culture with the hospitable staff and friendly patrons, making this outdoor restaurant one of a kind. Open 7 days a week.

YOU ARE HERE BAR & GRILLE In Kings Alley, Off the Boardwalk, Christiansted 340-713-0246 www.yahstx.com

The atmosphere at You Are Here is unique, fun, and upbeat merging local and continental culture. Owner, Andrew Havanchak, moved to St. Croix six years ago, fell in love, and decided to build on it! Known for the “Best Pizza” in the Caribbean, their menu also offers food that is both quick and savory. Enjoy the free WiFi and power strip at the bar for plug-ins. It is home of the largest World Map on island so you’ll always know where You Are... when You Are Here!

St. Croix Food and Wine Experience

WWW.VISUALARTCREATIONS.COM

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Taste of St. Croix gathers more than 50 of the island’s best local caterers, chefs, vendors, specialty chefs, baristas and bartenders in a culinary competition showcasing exceptional local talent. Held in April at the Divi Carina Bay Resort, it is the highlight of the weeklong St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, featuring tastings, gourmet dinners, demonstrations and more, and is considered one of the finest international food and wine events by Forbes Traveler. www.StCroixFoodandWine.com.


Provisioning

PHOTO COURTESY OF PLAZA EXTRA EAST

PLAZA EXTRA EAST 340-778-6240 Peter’s Rest www.plazaextraeast.com

Great Price. Right Value. With great low prices, Plaza Extra East features thousands of your favorite grocery store brands as well as foreign specialty foods, bulk packaged items, a full service bakery, deli, and prime meat counter. Plaza offers a large produce section featuring fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, including locally grown items. In addition to a wide selection of wine and spirits, Plaza Extra East is also home to Doctors Choice Pharmacy. Conveniently located in Peter’s Rest.

SEASIDE MARKET & DELI 2001 Estate Mt. Welcome, Christiansted 340-719-9393 www.seasidemarketstx.com

St. Croix’s only gourmet market! With a full service bakery and deli, Seaside offers madeto-order sandwiches, fresh breads, deli meats, and a variety of sweet treats. Shop Seaside for a huge selection of wines, gourmet cheeses, specialty food items, and the freshest meat and seafood on island. Hungry now? Seaside features a variety of convenient, ready-made foods including a fresh soup and salad bar, and a buffet featuring hot entrees and sides. Enjoy a large selection of fresh produce, including local selections, and your favorite coffee drinks, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies. PHOTO COURTESY OF SEASIDE MARKET DELI

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Things to Do on St. Croix SUNSET JAZZ Bring your blanket or lawn chair and settle in for a lovely two-hour concert on Frederiksted’s waterfront with Sunset Jazz and More. Held the third Friday of the month, the free concerts feature jazz as well as quelbe jazz fusion, Motown and big band tunes, all with a gorgeous Caribbean sunset as the backdrop. Facebook page: SunSetJazzInFrederiksted. Head to Christiansted on the last Friday of the month for the free Jazz in the Park on the lawn of Fort Christianvaern featuring local and international jazz musicians. A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES Pack a picnic and enjoy the show! St. Croix Movies at the Fort features a free family friendly movie on the last Saturday of the month, held on the lawns of Ft. Christianvaern, Christiansted. Facebook page: StCroixMoviesAtTheFort CRAB RACES An old island tradition, Tito and Sue’s soldier crab races provide lots of sporting fun for the entire family, from the official starting kazoo to the cheers at the finish line. Pick and name your crab and see how he fairs against the other crabby competitors! Races are held around 5 p.m. Mondays on the Christiansted Boardwalk, Wednesdays at the Divi Carina Bay Resort and Fridays at the Deep End Bar & Grill. AGRICULTURAL FAIR Agrifest, the largest agricultural fair in the territory, is held each February on the Fairgrounds in Estate Lower Love. The three-day event includes a farmers market, plant sales, tasty local dishes, agricultural exhibit, locally made crafts and more. Live music is featured all day and kids can enjoy donkey cart rides, horse rides and lots of fun games www.viagrifest.org. TRIATHLON The 29th annual Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, held in May, is on the bucket list for many triathlon athletes. Known as “Beauty and the Beast,” this scenic course includes a 1.24-mile swim, a 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile run. To slay the “Beast,” bikers must overcome a brutal 600-foot bike climb. A shorter Caribbean Sprint offers Beauty without the Beast. www.vitf.org JUMP UPS Part block party and part street fair, quarterly Jump Ups keep the Carnival going throughout the year in Christiansted! Sponsored by the Christiansted Restaurant and Retailers Association, the town comes alive for a vibrant night of local food, drinks, street vendors, music, dancing and mocko jumbies. Stores and restaurants remain open late for a full night of partying. Facebook page: CRRA–Christiansted Retail & Restaurant Association HAMILTON MUSEUM The Georgian-style house is a reconstruction of his original home, built in 1680 and destroyed during a mid-19th earthquake. Alexander Hamilton lived on St. Croix between 1765 and 1772 (age 8-15). Hamilton’s mother Rachael died in 1768. Hamilton worked as a mercantile clerk. The firms partners provided Hamilton with funds to attend college on the North American mainland. He left St. Croix in 1772, before the Revolutionary War.

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Rachael Fawcett Levine (1736-1768) tombstone, St.Croix Photo © Don Hebert


2017 St. Croix Calendar *

*Events subject to change without notice. Confirm date and location at the event website listed.

JANUARY 2017

APRIL 2017

www.stxcarnival.com

Caribbean Community Theatre www.cct.vi

6 Crucian Christmas Carnival Children’s Parade Frederiksted 7 Crucian Christmas Carnival Adult’s Parade Frederiksted

JULY 2017

Mar 24-25; 1, 7-8 The Art of Dining

6 A Taste of St. Croix

www.stxcarnival.com

www.atasteofstcroix.com

22 8th Annual St. Croix Scenic 50 Marathon Christiansted

7-10 St. Croix Food and Wine Experience

www.stcroix50.com

www.stxfoodandwine.com

FEBRUARY 2017

30 Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, a Choral Salute to the USVI Centennial 2017

10-11,17-18, 24-25 Into the Wood Caribbean

Community Theatre www.cct.vi

11-13 AGRIFEST 2016

45th Annual St. Croix Agriculture & Food Fair Agricultural Fairgrounds www.viagrifest.org

17 Centennial Concert Kick-Off

Christiansted

MAY 2017

OCTOBER 2017

7 Centennial Storytelling & Folklore Christiansted

DECEMBER 2017

29 Centennial Closing Ceremonies Sunset Jazz in the Park

5-6, 12-13, 19-20 One Slight Hitch

Jazz in the Park Christiansted

www.stcroixtriathlon.com

Frederiksted

MARCH 2017

JUNE 2017

Christiansted www.stpatricksdayparadestcroixvi. com

Association for Caribbean Archeology Congress Divi Carina Bay Resort

7 Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Race

Caribbean Community Theatre www.cct.vi

17 Centennial Expo Christiansted 18 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

3 Centennial Arts and Crafts Fair Frederiksted 24-29 St. Croix Archeology Society 27th International

9-10, 16-17, 23-14 Eclipsed

Caribbean Community Theatre www.cct.vi

Frederiksted, third Friday of every month last Friday of every month

KEEP OUR ISLANDS CLEAN. Use trash receptacles located throughout our islands.

30 Copenhagen Brass Ensemble Island Center for the Performing Arts

www.vitransfercentennial.org/events.html

The Art Scene

Frederiksted Flags Photo © Don Hebert

Leave it to St. Croix to find another great excuse for a party! Art appreciation is a favorite pastime on the island, and there are many local artists, galleries and studios overflowing with island-inspired paintings, ceramics, photography, glass, fine carpentry, fabric arts, handcrafted jewelry and much more. Frederiksted: The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts The Center showcases several exhibits throughout the year, and offers classes, performances, discussions and an artist in residence program. Visit their waterfront galleries or stop by the gift shop for their annual Island Art & Soul calendar. Visit www.cmcarts.org for more information. Christiansted: Art Thursday Gallery Walk On the third Thursday of the month, November through May, artists open their galleries and studios from 5-8 pm in Christiansted to share their talent and creative designs. Many will feature a new exhibit or guest artists. Enjoy lively music and complimentary refreshments as you stroll through town and discover beautiful paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and other fine crafts by established and emerging artists. Visit www.artthursdaystcroix.com for more information.

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Photo courtesy of Tamarind Reef Resort & Spa

ST. CROIX ACCOMMODATIONS

CARIBBEAN BREEZE APARTMENTS AND VACATION HOMES

53 Prince St., Frederiksted | Tel: 340-227-9853 caribbeanbreezevacationsstcroix.com Beautifully restored Historic Danish Building in Frederiksted, only blocks from the beautiful west end beaches and spectacular SCUBA Diving off the pier. Half acre secure, gated courtyard with new swimming pool. Six all new completely remodeled studio and one bedroom units with full kitchens. Wifi, Dishnet or Netflix, LED Hi-Def TV’s, memory foam mattresses, fully furnished kitchens, linens and towels. Rates starting from $100/night. Owner operated and live onsite.

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, FREE WiFi, in-room safe, refrigerator and microwave or kitchenette, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board, and large balcony.

TAMARIND REEF RESORT, SPA & GREEN CAY MARINA 5001 Tamarind Reef, St. Croix | Tel: 800-619-0014 www.TamarindReefResort.com This intimate 40-room property (all with ocean view and private patio/ balcony) features full amenities including a sparkling pool, numerous water sports, fitness center, tennis, award-winning restaurants and spa. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage on the beach, snorkel along one of the best reefs in the Virgin Islands or kayak to Green Cay. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the 154-slip marina with boating charters footsteps away. Perfect for couples, families, executives and weddings.

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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 APARTMENTS AND VACATION HOMES www.caribbeanbreezevacationsstcroix.com 340-227-9853 CARRINGTONS INN www.stcroix-carringtonsinn.com 877-784-6835 CHENAY BAY BEACH RESORT www.chenaybay.com 340-718-2918 CLUB ST. CROIX www.clubstcroix.com 340-718-4800 800-524-2025 COLONY COVE www.colonycove.com 340-718-1965 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/usvist-croix/southeast-shore 340-332-2682 CRUZAN SANDS VILLA www.cruzansands.com 972-747-7575 DISCOVERY GROVE www.discoverygrovestx.com 340-642-8322 DIVI CARINA BAY RESORT & CASINO www.divicarina.com 340-773-9700 877-773-9700 FREDERIKSTED HOTEL www.frederikstedhotel.com 340-772-0500 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 855-654-0301 HOTEL ST. CROIX www.hotel-st-croix.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 MILL HARBOUR CONDOMINIUMS www.millharbourstcroix.com 800-351-3301 MT. VICTORY ECO CAMP www.mtvictorycamp.com 340-201-7983 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 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 www.tamarindreefresort.com 340-718-4455 800-619-0014 THE WAVES AT CANE BAY www.canebaystcroix.com 340-718-1815 VACATION ST. CROIX www.vacationstcroix.com 340-718-0361 877-788-0361 VILLA DAWN www.villadawn.com 303-888-7288

Explore the Virgin Islands Go to www.VInow.com Where to Stay What to Do Dining Guide Shopping

Activities Beach Guide Transportation and More!

Plan your visit with the Best VI Website.

*VInow was voted Best V.I. Website in 2016 DN Readers Poll

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The

British Virgin Islands PHOTO © JASON HUBERT

I

f you think life in the USVI is relaxed and carefree, just wait until you visit the British Virgin Islands (BVI), where the term laid-back is taken to an entirely new level! Just a hop, skip and a jump to the east, you’ll find our easy-going English cousins, so close it’s hard to believe it’s a whole different country. The BVI is made up of a cluster of more than 60 volcanic islands, islets and cays, most uninhabited and accessible only by boat. This lack of development retains the pristine beauty of these lush and green islands, emeralds tossed among brilliant blue waters.

TORTOLA is the BVI’s capital and the center for business, government and culture. Road Town, nestled along the horseshoe-shaped Road Harbour on the island’s south coast, is known for upscale tourism, offshore banking and marine activities. Main Street’s shops with traditional West Indian red tin roofs and colorful Victorian gingerbread trim are complimented by historically significant buildings, giving the town an appealing charm. Stroll through Wickhams’ Cay, the location of the cruise ship dock and many water sports activities, the Crafts Alive Village, and other great shops and cafés.

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ROAD TOWN ATTRACTIONS:

• Old Administration Building • Virgin Islands Folk Museum • Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum • J.R. O’Neale Botanical Gardens • Tortola Pier Park • Road Town Cruise Ship Dock has gotten quite a facelift! Lengthened and widened to accommodate two cruise ships at a time, the dock is now 1,039 feet long and 60 feet wide, with an additional 273 feet of mooring space. The new Tortola Pier Park adjacent to the dock features more than 54 retail stores with locally made and brand name merchadise, several restaurants, a boardwalk and more.


OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

• Fort Burt • Fort Recovery • Mount Healthy Windmill • Joshiah’s Bay Plantation • Callwood’s Rum Distillery • Virgin Islands Maritime Museum • Dolphin Discovery • North Shore Shell Museum VIRGIN GORDA boasts the islands’ top attraction. A trip to The Baths should top every visitor’s must-do list. Between Spring Bay and Devil’s Bay, huge granite boulders up to 40 feet long form a mysterious maze of grottos, tidal pools, tunnels and arches, the favorite spot for swimming, snorkeling and exploring. Also visit the Spanish ruins of Little Fort National Park, the Cornish ruins of the Copper Mines, the observation tower at Gorda Peak, and enjoy Spanish Town’s local cuisine, shops and arts. JOST VAN DYKE is named after a former

pirate, it’s claim to fame is Great Harbour,

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renowned among the boating set as the place to party. A string of beach bars and rum shacks spread along the shore, ending with the world famous Foxy’s Tamarind Bar, known for one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in the world. White Bay is the other party spot, home of the Soggy Dollar Bar and the original Painkiller drink. ANEGADA’S major attraction is relaxation, the getaway of getaways. More than 300

shipwrecks dot the 18-mile long Horseshoe Reef, the largest barrier coral reef in the Caribbean and the fourth largest worldwide. On land, the highest point is 28 feet and there are 16 miles of tranquil sandy beaches. The island is replete with Roseate flamingos, wild orchids and nesting areas for endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles. An ancient Arawak Indian conch burial ground lies on the east end.

BVI Passport Requirements U.S. visitors must produce a passport valid for six months. Citizens of other nationalities may also require a visa. Entry into the BVI for one month may be granted with proof of a return or ongoing ticket, evidence of adequate means of support and prearranged accommodations during their stay. Visitors wishing to stay longer must apply for an extension. Contact the Immigration Department (284) 494-3471 ext. 4700 for visa requirements.

Things to Do in the BVI

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival One of the biggest events held in the BVI is the annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, March 27 through April 2, 2017. This full week of regattas, demonstrations and plenty of partying attracts up to 100 yachts each year. Visit www.bvispringregatta.org for information. Summer Sizzle The 9th annual Summer Sizzle BVI held in July, has become a major fashion and lifestyle event attended by top designers and models, international media, industry executives, buyers and other VIPs. Four days of elite parties, island tours and more culminate on the Glamour fashion show finale. Visit www.summersizzlebvi.com for more information. BVI Food Fête The month of November is dedicated to culinary celebrations throughout the BVI. Cooking competitions, tastings, bar crawls and other events such as the Anegada Lobster Festival feature the best in creative Caribbean flavors from top local chefs. Visit www.bvifoodfete.com for information. PHOTO © DON HEBERT

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DOLPHIN DISCOVERY TORTOLA Prospect Reef Resort 284-494-7675

Make your dreams of Swimming with Dolphins come true! The breathtaking and intimate discovery of swimming and playing with the dolphins in their natural environment 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! © Dennis Sabo | Dreamstime.com

The Wreck of the Rhone

The site that tops every diver’s list of BVI’s spectacular dive sites is the Wreck of the Rhone Marine Park. The 310-foot iron sailsteamer sank in 1867 with 125 people onboard. The wreck lies in two main parts, submerged 20 to 80 feet in the water. Its chain is still wrapped around the same coral head that caused the wreck, and divers and snorkelers can explore the remains of decking, parts of the rigging, the steam engine, and the 15-foot, 3,000-pound propeller, all home to an abundance of colorful sea life. The ship’s anchor broke away outside Great Harbour, Peter Island, the second portion of the park.

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ADVERTISING SERVICES DIRECTORY OF& ESSENTIAL DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM HELPLINE:

St. Croix: 340-772-0357 | St. John: 340-776-6450 | St. Thomas & Water Island: 340-774-8784

ST. THOMAS ACCOMMODATIONS

EMERALD BEACH RESORT

800-233-4936

BOLONGO BAY BEACH RESORT

340-775-1800

8070 Lindbergh Bay www.emeraldbeach.com On Bolongo Bay www.bolongobay.com

FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT 340-776-8500 5 Estate Bakkeroe Frenchmansreefmarriott.com

ISLAND VIEW GUEST HOUSE

340-774-4270

Above Crown Bay Marina islandviewstthomas.com

LINDBERGH BAY HOTEL and VILLAS 800-792-2742 8075 Lindbergh Bay www.lindberghbayhotelandvillas.com

PARADISE COVE

340-626-0860

PARADISE PROPERTIES

800-524-2038

2GA Ridge Road, Estate Nazareth Paradisecovevirginislands.com

Sapphire Village & Crystal Cove Villas, East End www.paradisepropertiesvi.com www.crystalcovevi.net

SECRET HARBOUR BEACH CONDOMINIUM RESORT

340-775-6550

SERENDIPITY VILLA

340-227-4779

East End www.SecretHarbourVI.com Peterborg, Northside www.serendipityusvi.com

SUGAR BAY RESORT AND SPA

340-777-7100

THE WINDWARD PASSAGE HOTEL

340-774-5200

6500 Estate Smith Bay, East End www.sugarbayresortandspa.com Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie www.windwardpassage.com

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS

BIZ RENTALS

340-774-5840

BONES RUM

340-775-3071

BUTTERFLY GARDEN

340-715-3366

Across from Main Havensight Gate www.rentamotion.com | www.jetskivi.com

Waterfront, west of The Green House Restaurant bonesrum.com | facebook.com/bonesrum 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

THE HEBREW CONGREGATION OF ST. THOMAS

340-774-4312

Adjacent to Coki Beach, East End www.coralworldvi.com 2116 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.synagogue.vi

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MAGIC ICE 340-422-6000

Downtown Charlotte Amalie next to Pizza Hut MOUNTAIN TOP

340-774-2400

3A-18 Estate St. Peter Mountain Road, Northside www.mountaintopvi.com

PLANTATION CROWN and HAWK BOTANICAL GARDEN & PARK 340-776-0041 On Crown Mountain Road, Route 33 www.villabotanica.com

ST. THOMAS FOOD TOURS

340-642-1995

19 Crown Bay www.stthomasfoodtours.com

ZIPLINE-TREE LIMIN’ EXTREME 340-777-ZIPS(9477)

7406 Estate St. Peter, by the Great House www.ZiplineStThomas.com

AIRLINES

CAPE AIR

Cyril E. King Airport www.capeair.com

1-800-CAPEAIR

AIRLINES / CHARTER SERVICES

SEA FLIGHT

St. Thomas & St. Croix seaflightvi.com

340-714-3000

ARTS, CRAFTS & HOME DECOR

EDEN LIVING

340-775-3366

5134 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie edenlivingusvi@gmail.com

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

REICHHOLD CENTER FOR THE ARTS 340-693-1559 Across from Brewers Beach near UVI Campus www.reichholdcenter.com

ATM

VI-ATM RETAIL ATM PROVIDER

Over 50 locations on St. Thomas and St. John SAFE & SECURE

ATTORNEYS

MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, ESQ.

340-513-9884

michaelfitzsimmonspc@gmail.com


BOAT CHARTERS

STORMY PETREL/PIRATES PENNY

340-775-7990

Red Hook, next to the Ferry Dock www.piratespenny.com

CAMERAS/ELECTRONICS

BOOLCHAND’S

340-776-0302

ROYAL CARIBBEAN

340-776-4110

Havensight Mall Bldg 2, Suite C www.boolchand.com

Main Street, 5178 Dronningens Gade (33 Main St) and Crown Bay www.royalcaribbeanvi.com

CAR RENTALS

BUDGET RENT A CAR

Call for Free Pickup on St. Thomas www.budgetstt.com

800-626-4516

Around the Corner from the St. Thomas Airport www.discountcar.vi

DOLLAR RENT A CAR 340-776-1500 By the Airport www.dollarstt.com

FIRST RENT A CAR

340-776-3730

Across from the Airport www.firstrentacarstthomas.com

CHOCOLATE GIFTS & TREATS

THE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY 340-777-5247 A.H. Riise Mall, Hibiscus Alley, Charlotte Amalie www.thebelgianchocolatefactory.com

CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES

ST. THOMAS REFORMED CHURCH

340-776-8255

5 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie stthomasreformedchurch.org

2116 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.synagogue.vi

340-774-4312

CIGAR LOUNGE & SHOP

CARIBBEAN HAVEN HOUSE OF CIGARS

6785 Estate Smith Bay chhct1@gmail.com

340-775-2442

CIVIC & GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURISM U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION

340-714-5423

LOCAL COLOR

340-774-2280

NEW HORIZON CLOTHING

340-774-8452

SIX FIFETEEN COUTURE

340-715-7297

Palm Passage, Waterfront Charlotte Amalie

Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie and Havensight Mall LocalColorVI.com Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie East End Galleria, Red Hook www.sixfifteenvi.com

COFFEE CAFES

LATTES IN PARADISE

340-776-0100 340-774-8784

UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

340-776-1620

www.uvi.edu

CUSTOM EMBROIDERY, MONOGRAMMING & SILKSCREENING INSCRIPTIONS 340-776-8262

Across from Havensight Mall www.companycasuals.com/inscriptions

DIVE CENTERS

RED HOOK DIVE CENTER

340-777-3483

ST. THOMAS DIVING CLUB

340-776-2381

American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook redhookdivecenter.com Bolongo Bay Beach Resort www.stthomasdivingclub.com

DIVING EMERGENCIES

RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER ROY L. SCHNEIDER HOSPITAL

340-693-6215

NATIVE SON FERRY

340-774-8685

FERRIES

Veteran’s Drive, Charlotte Amalie & Red Hook www.nativesonferry.com

SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES

340-775-7292

Veteran’s Drive, Charlotte Amalie www.bviferryservices.com

FRAGRANCES/COSMETICS

A.H. RIISE MALL

340-777-2222

OROGOLD COSMETICS

340-474-9524

37 Main Street, Waterfront www.ahriise.com

5316 Yacht Haven Grande, Suite 103 www.orogoldcosmetics.com

340-774-6835

CLOTHING & RESORT WEAR

CARIBBEAN

HAVEN

CELIA’S BOUTIQUE 340-775-0077

CROCS

340-776-0300

FRESH PRODUCE

340-774-0807

Caribbean Haven House of Cigars Come feel at home in our cigar lounge.

Bldg. next to Red Hook Ferry Terminal, East End cdecarroll@gmail.com Havensight Mall, Building 2, Suite B www.boolchand.com

928-607-6575

Coffee Bar, Smoothies, & Lite Fare Facing the water! 1st Floor @ AYH, Red Hook www.Lattes.vi

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

DISCOUNT CAR RENTAL 340-776-4858

THE HEBREW CONGREGATION OF ST. THOMAS

LA GAB

HOUSE OF CIGARS and TOBACCO

340.775.2442 6785 Estate Smith Bay, St. Thomas

A.H. Riise Mall, Downtown Charlotte Amalie Facebook: @FreshProduceVI

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GAMING

SOUTHLAND GAMING of the VI

340-776-4111

Over 50 locations including Crown Bay Gaming Center

GOLF COURSES

MAHOGANY RUN GOLF COURSE Mahogany Run www.mahoganyrungolf.com

800-253-7103

GROCERY STORES

GET CHARMED

340-775-6381

GRAND JEWELERS

340-776-8200

HOUSE OF RAJAH JEWELERS

340-776-7770

Garden Street in Charlotte Amalie, Crown Bay & STT Airport Lounge www.sandalsforyourneck.com

5178 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie www.grandjewelers.com 5332 Raadets Gade, #19, Charlotte Amalie www.houseofrajah.com

MOE’S FRESH MARKET

340-693-0254

JEWELS ST. THOMAS

877-800-9998

PLAZA EXTRA TUTU

340-775-5646

KAY’S FINE JEWELRY

340-714-7304

LITTLE SWITZERLAND

877-800-9998

LUCKY JEWELERS

800-554-7274

PANDORA ST. THOMAS

340-774-3672

The Galleria, Red Hook & Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie www.MoesVI.com 4605 TuTu Park Mall, Suite 200

HOSPITALS

ROY L. SCHNEIDER HOSPITAL CHARLOTTE KIMELMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

340-776-8311 340-775-5433

ICE CREAM PARLORS & YOGURT SHOPS

VIRGIN ISLANDS ICE CREAM COMPANY

340-693-0165

A.H. Riise, Main Street virginislandsicecreamcompany.com

GYM & FITNESS CLUB

VI PLATINUM FITNESS & NUTRITION CLUB 340-693-0348

Havensight Mall, On Cruise Ship Dock usviplatinumfitness.com

JEWELRY/WATCHES

A.H. RIISE MALL

340-777-2222

37 Main Street, Waterfront www.ahriise.com

AJANTA JEWELERS

888-425-2682

ALEX AND ANI BOUTIQUE

340-774-3636

ALPHA JEWELERS

877-4-Alpha-J

ARTISTIC JEWELERS

340-776-3299

BALLERINA JEWELERS

800-722-4455

BEVERLY’S

800-307-7662

5126 Drakes Passage, Suite 11 www.ajantajewelers.com 5124 Dronnigens Gade, Suite 3 www.alexandani.com

5176 Dronningens Gade (7A Main Street), Ste 3 www.alpha-jewelers.com

5332 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 2, Charlotte Amalie www.artistic-jewelers.com

5180 & 5176 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.ballerina-jewelers.com 5129 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.beverlys-jewelry.com

BLISS JEWELERS

Havensight Mall, Building 1 blissjewelers@gmail.com

340-715-BLIS(2547) 340-776-0794

DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL

340-776-5570

EDEN JEWELERS

340-777-3366

A.H.Riise Mall, Main Street, Havensight Mall, Crown Bay, Grand Galleria, and Marriott Frenchman’s Reef www.DiamondsInternational.com

5134 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 1, Charlotte Amalie www.eden-jewelers.com

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5195 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.kaysfinejewelry.com

Main Street, Havensight, Crown Bay, Waterfront, Emancipation Park, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef www.LittleSwitzerland.com 5186 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie www.LuckyJewelers.com Havensight Mall Bldg 2, Suite B and 5124 Dronningens Gade, Suite #1 pandora.stt@boolchand.com

PEARL LADY 340-774-5875

St. Thomas’ finest selection of Cultured Pearls The Professional Bldg., next to Fort Christian The.Pearl.Lady.1@gmail.com REGENCY JEWELERS

340-776-5482

ROYAL CARIBBEAN

340-776-4110

SILVER WORLD

340-774-3030

18 Main Street, Charlotte Amalie

Main Street, 5178 Dronningens Gade (33 Main St) and Crown Bay www.royalcaribbeanvi.com Royal Dane Mall, Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie rhymes9@msn.com

LINENS

MR. TABLECLOTH 340-774-4343

5180 Dronningens Gade, Ste. 1 Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.mrtablecloth-vi.com A.H. RIISE MALL

LIQUOR

37 Main Street, Waterfront www.ahriise.com

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340-777-2222

LOCAL ARTS, JEWELRY & CRAFTS

SHAKA-MAN-ZULA

BOOLCHAND’S

Havensight Mall Bldg 2, Suite C www.boolchand.com

Main Street, Crown Bay, The Ritz-Carlton www.JewelsStThomas.com

33 Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie shakazuluvi.jewelrycaribbean.com

LOTTERY

VIRGIN ISLANDS LOTTERY

Charlotte Amalie www.winusvilottery.com

340-514-9280

340-774-2502


MEDICAL FACILITIES

RED HOOK FAMILY PRACTICE

Red Hook Plaza www.redhookfamilypractice.com

CALL 911

340-775-2303

FOR POLICE, FIRE OR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

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

VIRGIN ISLANDS ORTHOPAEDICS/ ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY

340-714-2845

YACHT HAVEN FAMILY PRACTICE

340-776-1511

9149 Estate Thomas, Paragon Medical Bldg, Ste 104 www.viortho.com Yacht Haven Grande www.redhookfamilypractice.com

MEDICAL FACILITIES: CHIROPRACTIC

CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER

340-774-4346

Havensight Mall, Suite 304 Dr. Kevin Lenahan & Dr. Lisa A. Yanni Chiropractichealthcentervi.com

PURE’LY PAWS

PET SUPPLIES

East End Galleria, Red Hook www.purelypaws.com

340-715-PAWS

RED HOOK FAMILY PRACTICE Red Hook Plaza, St. Thomas Tel.: 340-775-2303 YACHT HAVEN FAMILY PRACTICE Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas Tel.: 340-776-1511 CRUZ BAY FAMILY PRACTICE Boulon Center, St. John Tel.: 340-776-6789

Full Service Medical Center. 24 hour on call service 888-391-3993

PHOTOGRAPHERS

DON HEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY

340-642-5539

Stateside trained staff in emergency medicine and family practice.

Available throughout the Virgin Islands www.donhebert.com

REAL ESTATE

CALYPSO REALTY 340-774-1620 or 800-747-4858

Sales, Rentals and Property Management www.CalypsoRealty.com

RESTAURANTS BANANA TREE GRILLE 340-776-4050

Steakhouse, Seafood, Sweets, Wine, Martinis Bluebeard’s Castle www.bananatreegrille.com BELLA BLU

340-774-4349

BENI IGUANA’S SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT

340-77-SUSHI

Creative International Dining Frenchtown Bellabludining.com

Sushi On the Cruise Ship Dock, Havensight Mall www.BeniIguanas.com

BENITO’S BURRITOS 340-227-6848

Taqueria Style Burritos, Tacos & Nachos Al Cohen’s Mall, Havensight benitosburritos.com

Call for an appointment at one of our locations. www.redhookfamilypractice.com BETSY’S BAR

340-774-9347

BIG KAHUNA RUM SHACK

340-775-9289

BLUE ORCHID

340-774-4999

BUMPA’S

340-776-5674

CARIBBEAN FUSION

340-777-8800

CARIBBEAN SALOON

340-775-7060

COCONUTS BAR & GRILL

340-774-0099

Steaks, Seafood, Pasta, Burgers & Sandwiches Frenchtown Pizza, Sliders, Wraps & Burgers On the Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie www.bigkahunavi.com

Fresh, Globally Inspired Cuisine St. Peter Estate Great House and Botanical Gardens www.BlueOrchidVI.com

Great Casual Food On the Waterfront, 5190 Dronningen’s Gade, Ste.1 The Best of Cultural Cuisines Emerald Beach Resort www.emeraldbeach.com

Steaks, Seafood, Pasta, Signature Sandwiches American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.CaribbeanSaloon.com Nachos, Burgers, Pizza, Salads, Seafood 10 Main Street, Charlotte Amalie www.coconutsvi.com

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CUP-N-KETTLE TEAHOUSE

340-998-7405

PASTA GO GO

340-775-4646

DE COAL POT

340-777-2625

PETITE PUMP ROOM

340-776-2976

DELLY DECK RESTAURANT

340-776-9943

PIE WHOLE

340-642-5074

DUFFY’S LOVE SHACK

340-779-2080

PIZZA AMORÉ

340-774-2822

FISH TAILS BAR & GRILL and SUSHI BAR

RANCHO LATINO

340-774-8909

340-714-3188

RUM SHANDY

340-775-7861

SBARRO

340-777-4992

SIDE STREET PUB

340-775-5131

THE SMOKING ROOSTER BBQ

340-715-2625

SOS COFFEE & BAR

340-776-4767

SUBWAY

340-777-7400

SUSHI HUT

340-775-7874

TICKLES DOCKSIDE PUB

340-776-1595

TRENCHTOWN ROCK

340-774-1996

VIRGILIO’S

340-776-4920

XO BISTRO

340-779-2069

Wide selection of teas, soups, salads, sandwiches Atop Paradise Cove, 2 GA Ridge Road, East End www.cupnkettle.com Award Winning Authentic Caribbean Cuisine 19F Smith Bay Rd., Unit 3 www.decoalpot.com American, Deli Havensight Mall www.dellydeckrestaurant.com

Tropical Theme Park of Frozen Drinks Red Hook Plaza, East End www.duff ysloveshack.com Fresh Seafood & Raw Bar Red Hook, next to the Ferry Dock www.fishtailsvi.com

FRENCHMAN’S REEF & MORNING STAR MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT RESTAURANTS 340-776-8500 Aqua Terra Restaurant & Lounge, Havana Blue, Sunset Grill & Bar, Coco Joe’s, SandBar, Rum Bar Frenchmansreefmarriott.com

FRENCHTOWN DELI

Deli, Coffee Bar & Breakfast Frenchtown Facebook: FrenchtownDeli

GLADYS’ CAFÉ

Caribbean Cuisine Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie www.GladysCafe.com

THE GREAT WALL RESTAURANT

340-776-7211

340-774-6604

340-776-3566

Chinese Cuisine At the Cruise Ship Dock, Havensight Mall, Bldg 3 GreatWallvi.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

HOOK, LINE & SINKER

340-776-9708

IGGIES BEACH BAR & GRILL

340-693-2600

JEN’S ISLAND CAFÉ AND DELI

340-777-4611

THE LOBSTER GRILLE

340-775-1800

MAFOLIE RESTAURANT

340-774-2790

Southwestern, Mexican, Seafood Hibiscus Alley, Charlotte Amalie American and Seafood Frenchtown www.hooklineandsinkervi.com Seafood, Burgers, and BBQ Bolongo Bay www.iggiesbeachbar.com

American, Local Cuisine Grand Hotel, Charlotte Amalie www.jensdeli.com Steaks, Lobster, Fresh Fish Bolongo Bay www.lobstergrille.com

European Café and Coffee Bar Royal Dane Mall, Just Off the Waterfront www.pasta-go-go.com

Local & American Cuisine Water’s Edge, Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.petitepumproom.com

Fresh Handmade Pizzas, Pastas, Cool Salads Frenchtown www.piewholepizza.com Al Cohen’s Mall, Havensight www.pizzaamorestthomas.com Authentic Latin Specialties Vitraco Park American Frenchtown www.rumshandy.com

Italian Pizzaria & Local Cuisine In Petrus Plaza, 47E Kronprindscens Gade Frozen Drinks, Cold Beer & Lunch Menu 5130 Trompeters Gade at Creques Alley

Traditional Smokehouse BBQ, Local Rums & Brew Havensight Mall www.smokingrooster.com International, Farm to Table, Homegrown 42 Frydenhoj, East End www.soscoffeeandbar.com

Sandwiches, Breakfast, Pizzas, Cookies, Catering Red Hook, Tutu Park Mall, Havensight & Nisky Center www.subway.com Japanese Caribbean Fusion Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie sushihut2016@gmail.com American Caribbean Cuisine Crown Bay Marina, Sub Base www.TicklesDocksidePub.com

Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Back Street, Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.trenchtownrock.net Authentic Italian Cuisine Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.virgiliosvi.com Wine Bar & Bistro Red Hook Plaza, Red Hook www.xobistro.net

SHOES & ACCESSORIES

Seafood, Steaks, Local Caribbean Cuisine Mafolie Hill, above Charlotte Amalie www.mafolie.com

THE SHOE TREE

Historic Ambiance and Refined Hospitality Mahogany Run Tennis Village, Northside www.oldstonefarmhouse.com

CROWN BAY CENTER

OLD STONE FARMHOUSE

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340-777-6277

340-774-3900

On the Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie Facebook: shoetreevirginisles

SHOPPING MALLS

340-774-2132

161-A Subbase, West of Charlotte Amalie www.CrownBayCenter.com


340-776-1900

SPORTFISHING

FORT MYLNER

340-776-1900

DOUBLE HEADER SPORTFISHING 340-777-7317

GRAND GALLERIA

340-776-1900

HAVENSIGHT MALL

340-777-5313

LOCKHART GARDENS

340-776-1900

MARKET SQUARE EAST

340-776-1900

DRAKE’S PASSAGE

Charlotte Amalie www.drakespassagevi.com Tutu Area www.fortmylnervi.com Charlotte Amalie www.grandgalleriavi.com 9002 Havensight Mall, Suite 13 www.havensightmall.com Cruise Ship Dock Area www.lockhartgardensvi.com Mid-Island; Route 38 at 39 www.marketsquareeast.com

RED HOOK PLAZA

Red Hook www.redhookplazavi.com

340-776-1900

THE SHOPS at YACHT HAVEN GRANDE 340-775-8200 Long Bay Road, Charlotte Amalie www.shopsatyhg.com

SIGHTSEEING / TOURS

Sapphire Beach Marina, East End www.doubleheadersportfishing.net

MARLIN PRINCE

340-693-5929

MIXED BAG

340-513-0389

American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.marlinprince.com St. Thomas & St. John www.sportfishingstjohn.com

SUNGLASSES

ROYAL CARIBBEAN

TATTOO STUDIOS

SALT OF THE EARTH TATTOO & ART STUDIO 340-776-8288 Royal Dane Mall, Charlotte Amalie saltoftheearthtattoo.com

TAXI SERVICE

CARIBBEAN TRAVEL/TROPIC TOURS 340-774-1855 The Guardian Bldg, Havensight, St. Thomas www.tropictoursusvi.com

DAVID’S FUN TOURS

340-201-9226

ST. THOMAS FOOD TOURS

340-642-1995

TIM’S TOURS

340-626-8300

Green House, Charlotte Amalie www.DavidsFunTours.com 19 Crown Bay www.stthomasfoodtours.com

Emancipation Garden, Charlotte Amalie timothysimeima@yahoo.com

SNORKELING GEAR

RED HOOK DIVE CENTER 340-777-3483

340-776-4110

Main Street, 5178 Dronningens Gade (33 Main St) and Crown Bay www.royalcaribbeanvi.com

RAFI’S CERTIFIED TAXI & TOUR GUIDE 340-690-4066 Throughout St. Thomas rafi’stours@yahoo.com

V.I. TAXI ASSOCIATION TOURS & TRAVEL www.vitaxi.com

340-774-7457

VISITOR INFORMATION

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

St. Croix, St. John & St. Thomas VISITUSVI.com

WATER SPORTS

800-372-USVI

American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook redhookdivecenter.com

BOLONGO BAY WATERSPORTS

340-775-1800

SOUVENIRS, T-SHIRTS, GIFTS

HEAVENLY DAYS CATAMARAN

340-775-1800

JOST BOAT

340-244-2116

CARIBANA

340-774-3075

WATERFRONT TRADING CO.

340-244-4164

Main Street – Havensight Mall – Waterfront www.beverlys-jewelry.com

Downtown on the Waterfront, next to AH Riise Rolex and in the AH Riise alleyway facebook.com/waterfronttrading

SPAS

Bolongo Bay Beach www.HeavenlyDaysvi.com

Compass Point Marina www.jostboatvirginislands.com

KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL ADVENTURES VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS 340-779-2155 St. Thomas / St. John / Hassel Island www.viecotours.com

PRANA SPA 340-776-7899

Yacht Haven Grande or Bluebeard’s Castle www.spausvi.com

SPA & SALON SERVICES

SUGAR AND SPICE SALON SPA

Bolongo Bay Beach www.bolongobay.com

KAYAK & SUP WEEKLY RENTAL VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS 340-779-2155 Free Delivery to your Yacht or Villa www.viecotours.com

340-776-5893

5332 Yacht Haven Grande, Space #2 www.sugarandspicesalonspa.com

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PARASAIL VIRGIN ISLANDS 340-227-8303 Sapphire Beach Marina www.parasailvirginislands.com

PRIVATEER CHARTERS

888-727-0793

Slip N8, Sapphire Beach Marina, East End wwwprivateercharters.com

VILOCITY BOAT RENTALS 340-677-0739

Schnitzel Haus Marina, Across from Buddha Bar Sushi, East End www.viboatrentals.com

WATER TAXIS DOHM’S WATER TAXI 340-775-6501

6501 Red Hook Plaza, Suite 201 virginislandswatertaxi.com

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI 340-774-2628

Serving the entire BVI www.dolphinshuttle.com

WEDDINGS

JOY YOUR DREAM WEDDINGS

340-776-8500

VILLA BOTANICA at PLANTATION CROWN and HAWK BOTANICAL GARDEN 340-513-1243 On Crown Mt. Road, Route 33 www.villabotanica.com

WEDDINGS THE ISLAND WAY

340-777-6505

www.weddingstheislandway.com

ST. JOHN ACCOMMODATIONS

Coral Bay, St. John www.windspree.com

340-693-5423

GALLOWS POINT RESORT 800-323-7229 Cruz Bay, St. John www.gallowspointresort.com

THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT & VILLAS

Great Cruz Bay www.westin.com/stjohnvillas

ATTORNEYS

MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, ESQ.

340-693-8000

HOSPITALS

340-513-9884

BOAT CHARTERS

STORMY PETREL/PIRATES PENNY

340-775-7990

VI National Park Visitor Center Dock, Cruz Bay www.piratespenny.com

Centennial Edition

340-776-4111

MORRIS F. DECASTRO CLINIC MYRAH KEATING SMITH CLINIC

340-776-6400 340-693-8900

LITTLE SWITZERLAND

877-800-9998

JEWELRY/WATCHES

Mongoose Junction www.LittleSwitzerland.com

LOTTERY

VIRGIN ISLANDS LOTTERY

Cruz Bay www.winusvilottery.com

CONNECTIONS

MAIL SERVICES

Cruz Bay and Coral Bay connections@islands.vi

340-776-6676

340-776-6922

MEDICAL FACILITIES

CRUZ BAY FAMILY PRACTICE

Boulon Center, Cruz Bay www.cruzbayfamilypractice.com

AQUA BISTRO

RESTAURANTS

Seaside Bar & Bistro Coccoloba Plaza, Coral Bay www.aquabistrostjohn.com The Best of Everything on St. John! Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay www.beachbarstjohn.com

LEMONGRASS RESTAURANT and BAR

340-776-6789

340-776-5336

340-777-4220

340-693-8000, ext. 1761

Seaside Dining in an Open Air Setting The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Great Cruz Bay www.westin.com/stjohnvillas

OCEAN 362 340-776-0001

Island to Table, Modern, Caribbean, Rustic Gallows Point Resort Cruz Bay www.ocean362.com THE TAP ROOM/ST. JOHN BREWERS 340-715-7775 Local Brewery & Daily Specials 2nd Floor, Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay www.stjohnbrewers.com

WATER SPORTS

BAD KITTY, SEA MORE & CALYPSO CHARTERS

340-777-7245

CRABBY’S WATERSPORTS

340-714-2415

CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS CO.

340-776-6234

St. John / Red Hook www.calypsovi.com

Waterfront, Route 107, Coral Bay www.crabbyswatersports.com Cruz Bay and Westin Resort St. John www.CruzBayWatersports.com

michaelfitzsimmonspc@gmail.com

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Over 50 locations including The Parrot Club at Wharfside Village

THE BEACH BAR & BOWERY

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort www.VirginIslandDreamWeddings.com

CORAL BAY’S WINDSPREE VACATION HOMES

GAMING

SOUTHLAND GAMING of the VI

KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL ADVENTURES VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS 340-779-2155 St. Thomas / St. John / Hassel Island www.viecotours.com


ST. CROIX ACCOMMODATIONS

CARIBBEAN BREEZE APARTMENTS AND VACATION HOMES 340-227-9853 53 Prince St., Frederiksted caribbeanbreezevacationsstcroix.com

HOLGER DANSKE HOTEL

340-773-3600

TAMARIND REEF RESORT, SPA & MARINA

800-619-0014

1200 King Cross Street, Christiansted www.holgerhotel.com 3 miles East of Christiansted www.TamarindReefResort.com

AIRLINES

CAPE AIR

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport www.capeair.com

1-800-CAPEAIR

AIRLINES / CHARTER SERVICES

340-719-3300

St. Croix & St. Thomas seaflightvi.com

ATTORNEYS

340-513-9884

CELL PHONE REPAIRS

55 King St #1d, Christiansted www.itekplanetwireless.com

340-773-4835

www.uvi.edu

CRUZAN RUM

DISTILLERY

www.cruzanrum.com

VIRGIN ISLANDS SLEEP CENTER

340-777-SLEEP(7533)

ACE ROTI SHOP

RESTAURANTS

340-719-ROTI (7684)

Indian Caribbean Curry Dishes 10 Castle Coakley, Christiansted acerotishop@yahoo.com

340-244-6599

BEACH SIDE CAFE at SAND CASTLE ON THE BEACH

340-772-1266

THE BLUE MOON

340-772-2222

340-244-6599 770-910-5469

Christiansted, Kings Alley, steps from the boardwalk ChaneyChicks@gmail.com

GROCERY STORES

PLAZA EXTRA EAST

340-778-6240

PLAZA EXTRA WEST SUPERSTORE

340-719-1870 340-719-9393

2001 Estate Mt. Welcome, Christiansted www.seasidemarketstx.com

340-778-6311

JEWELRY/WATCHES

JOYIA INSPIRATIONAL JEWELRY

340-692-5000

4423 Estate Mary’s Fancy, Christiansted www.viortho.com

BAREFOOT PIRATE SNOW and RUM BALL SHACK

Off the boardwalk in Kings Alley, Christiansted www.barefootpiratesnowballs.com

HOSPITALS

VIRGIN ISLANDS ORTHOPAEDICS/ ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY

340-692-2280

GIFT SHOPS & SOUVENIRS

JUAN F. LUIS HOSPITAL

340-773-8881

340-719-5896

BAREFOOT PIRATE GRAB and GO

SEASIDE MARKET & DELI

MEDICAL FACILITIES

VIRGIN ISLANDS EAR, NOSE & THROAT

BALTER

340-778-6311

#14 Plessen, Frederiksted office@plazaextrawest.com

340-772-2025 340-778-6360

Frederiksted Sunny Isle www.winusvilottery.com

340-778-9200

JUAN F. LUIS HOSPITAL

Peter’s Rest www.plazaextraeast.com

LOTTERY

VIRGIN ISLANDS LOTTERY

340-692-6283

DIVING EMERGENCIES

CHANEY CHICKS & ISLAND GIFTS

340-778-3111

Sunny Isle Shopping Center

ANGRY NATE’S BOATHOUSE & SEAFOOD EMPORIUM

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

SB JEWELERS

Beeston Hill Medical Center, Suite 8 www.sleepvi.com

michaelfitzsimmonspc@gmail.com

ITEK PLANET WIRELESS

340-778-4653

Sunny Isle Shopping Center www.perfectionjewelers.com

Beeston Hill Medical Center, Suite 8 www.entvi.com

SEA FLIGHT

MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, ESQ.

PERFECTION JEWELERS

340-713-4JOY(4569)

2220 Queen Cross Street, Christiansted wwwjoyiajewelry.com

Fresh Local Lobster & Fish, Steaks, Pasta On the Christiansted Boardwalk www.angrynates.com West Indian Contemporary Cuisine 39A Queen Cross Street, Christiansted www.balterstx.com

Snowballs, Rum Balls, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Bar Off the boardwalk in Kings Alley, Christiansted www.barefootpiratesnowballs.com Outstanding-Views, Food, Beverages & Service Sand Castle on the Beach, Frederiksted www.beachsidecafestx.com Dining with an Eclectic Cajun Flair 7 Strand Street, Frederiksted www.bluemoonstcroix.com

BLUE WATER TERRACE

340-692-BLUE(2583)

Earthly Cuisine, Hints of Venus! East End www.bluewaterterrace.com

BREW STX

340-719-6339

THE BUCCANEER

340-712-2100

CHEESEBURGERS IN AMERICA’S PARADISE

340-718-1118

CULTURED PELICAN

340-773-3333

American Fare with Locally Brewed Beer On the Boardwalk, downtown Christiansted

American Regional Cuisine with Caribbean Flair The Terrace, The Lounge, The Mermaid www.TheBuccaneer.com

Burgers & American Fare East End Road at Southgate, Christiansted www.facebook.com/CheeseburgersInAmericasParadise Home Style Italian Cuisine Coakley Bay Condos, East End www.culturedpelican.com

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THE DEEP END BAR & GRILL

340-718-7071

Burgers, Steaks, Seafood, Salads, Desert On the Beach at the Tamarind Reef Resort

THE GALLEON

340-718-9948

J&V DINER

340-773-3463

JOE’S BAR & GRILLE

340-692-2020

LA REINE CHICKEN SHACK

340-778-5717

Pacific Rim/Caribbean with a French Touch On the Waterfront at Green Cay Marina www.thegalleonstcroix.com Diner #49 Castle Coakley www.jvdiner.com

WIRELESS DEVICES & REPAIRS

ITEK PLANET

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS CALL 999

FOR POLICE, FIRE OR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Italian, Seafood, Steaks & Local Dishes Sunny Isle Annex, near WAPA, Christiansted Caribbean, Best BBQ on St. Croix Rt. 75 Off Centerline Rd., La Reine

340 773-ITEK

55 Kings Alley, Suite 1D, Christiansted www.itekplanetwireless.com

AIRLINES

CAPE AIR

284-495-2100

LUNCHERIA

340-773-4247

Beef Island Airport, Tortola www.capeair.com

NO BONES CAFE

340-773-2128

BVI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & HOTEL ASSOCIATION

284-494-3514

NATIVE SON FERRY

284-495-4617

Mexican 2111 Company St, Christiansted

CIVIC & PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Seafood, Steaks and Sandwiches Chandler’s Wharf, Gallows Bay, Christiansted www.facebook.com/NoBonesSTX

POLLY’S AT THE PIER

340-719-9434

American Cafe #3 Strand Street, Frederiksted www.facebook.com/pollysatthepier

RENAISSANCE ST. CROIX CARAMBOLA BEACH RESORT & SPA 340-778-3800 Continental Cuisine with Caribbean Flair Flamboyant Beach Bar, Saman Restaurant renaissancestcroix.com

RUM RUNNERS STEAKS & SEAFOOD

SEASIDE MARKET & DELI

340-719-9393

SHUPE’S ON THE BOARDWALK

340-773-3400

SUBWAY

340-718-7373

Prepared Sandwiches, Salad & Soup Bar 2001 Estate Mt. Welcome, Christiansted www.seasidemarketstx.com

Burger Joint, Hand Cut Fries On the Boardwalk, downtown Christiansted

Sandwiches, Breakfast, Pizzas, Cookies, Catering Golden Rock-Christiansted, Sunny Isle Shopping Center and Fredericksted www.subway.com

THALI INDIAN GRILL

340-226-3349

TULLIES PIZZA

340-713-8856

YOU ARE HERE BAR & GRILLE

340-713-0246

Authentic Indian Restaurant 6299 Estate Peters Rest, Christiansted www.thaliindiangrill.com

Pizza, Pasta, Salads, Wraps & Smoothies Sunny Isle Shopping Center, Christiansted Facebook: Tullies Pizza Best Pizza in the Caribbean! King’s Alley, Christiansted www.yahstx.com

SPECIALTY SHOPS

SWEET BITES CAKE SHOP

340-227-7898

Unique Cakes, Pastries, Treats & Smoothies 314 King Street, Suite #1, Frederiksted www.sweetbitesusvi.com

SPORTFISHING

FOREVER & ALWAYS CHARTERS

340-244-1335

Green Cay Marina, Tamarind Reef Resort www.fishingstcroix.com

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Road Town, Tortola & West End www.nativesonferry.com

SMITH’S FERRY SERVICES

Centennial Edition

340-775-7292

Veteran’s Drive, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas www.bviferryservices.com

HELICOPTER TOURS

ANTILLES HELICOPTER SERVICES Tortola Airport fly@ahs-vi.com

340-773-6585

Steaks, Seafood, Paninis, Sunsets & Cocktails On the Waterfront in Downtown Christiansted www.rumrunnersstcroix.com

FERRIES

HOSPITALS

284-441-7335

PEEBLES HOSPITAL

284-494-3497

DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL

284-541-8507

LITTLE SWITZERLAND

877-800-9998

JEWELRY/WATCHES

Pier Park, Tortola www.DiamondsInternational.com Tortola Pier Park www.LittleSwitzerland.com

VIRGIN ISLAND SEARCH & RESCUE

VISAR

284-494-4357

VISITOR INFORMATION

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS TOURIST BOARD

284-494-3134

Road Town, Tortola www.bvitourism.com | info@bvitourism.com

WATER ADVENTURES

DOLPHIN DISCOVERY TORTOLA Prospect Reef, Resort Tortola www.dolphindiscovery.com

284-494-7675

WATER TAXIS

DOHM’S WATER TAXI 340-775-6501

6501 Red Hook Plaza, Suite 201 St. Thomas, USVI virginislandswatertaxi.com

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI 340-774-2628

Serving the entire BVI www.dolphinshuttle.com


* Big Guy Burrito must be purchased at regular price. One coupon per guest.*

Great Food Fast, Not Fast Food. Order Online

benitosburritos.com

Al Cohen’s Mall Havensight, St. Thomas

Call Ahead

RESTAURANTS

Receive a FREE Well Drink with the purchase of a Big Guy Burrito!

340.227.6848

10% OFF your pizza, pasta or salad

with the purchase of any craft beer. 1 coupon per customer

DINE IN or TAKE-OUT 340-642-5074 ACTIVITIES

FREE T-SHIRT! Home of the World Famous Devil’s Triangle Spend $100 in soft goods merchandise and receive a Free T-shirt! 340-777-6006 • (US) 800-253-7103 • www.mahoganyrungolf.com Located on the Northside of St. Thomas, near Magens Bay Coupons | Centennial Edition


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PARASAILING

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Parasail Virgin Islands 9AM ight direct booking only 340-227-8303 www.parasailvirginislands.com

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KAYAK & STAND UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

Daily & Weekly Rentals on St.Thomas & St. John

Free Delivery with over $145 Rental

Book online and save 10%! Use promo code: PLACES

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SHOPPING

$99.00

Hook Bracelet Special

5126 Drakes Passage, Suite 11 St. Thomas, USVI 888-425-2682 www.ajantajewelers.com

C O M M E M O R AT E YO U R V I S I T W I T H T H E E XC LU S I V E S T. T H O M A S C H A R M , I N C LU D E D I N T H I S

A M E R I C A’ S PA R A D I S E S T AC K R E TA I L VA LU E $ 1 0 8

5124 DRONNINGENS GADE | SUITE 3 ST. THOMAS, VI 00802 | 340.774.3636

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Present this coupon and receive a

FREE Embroidered Souvenir Cap with any purchase of $99 or more. While supplies last.

5176 Dronningens Gade, Ste 3, Saint Thomas, VI 00802 Toll Free 1-877-4-Alpha-J • www.alpha-jewelers.com Present this coupon to receive a

FREE Commemorative St. Thomas Collectors Coin Collect your coin and take $50 off when you spend $149 or more.

While supplies last.

5176 Dronningens Gade, Ste 3, Saint Thomas, VI 00802 Toll Free 1-877-4-Alpha-J • www.alpha-jewelers.com Coupons | Centennial Edition


SHOPPING

Virgin Bling SPECIAL! Usually $69.00

PRESENT THIS COUPON and it’s yours for $50.00 5332 Dronningens Gade, Suite #2 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 800-653-3113 • www.artistic-jewelers.com

PRESENT THIS COUPON FOR A 5332 Dronningens Gade, Suite #2 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 800-653-3113 • www.artistic-jewelers.com

5186 Dronningens Gade St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 800-554-7274 • www.luckyjewelers.com

FREE GIFT

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! To receive your free gift, you must get this coupon stamped at Lucky Jewelers, then pick up your free gift at Artistic Jewelers. One per family. Must present your cabin/room key.

Exclusive offer $ 89 each

5180 & 5176 Dronningens Gade, St.Thomas VI 00802 (340) 777-1118 . (800) 722-4455 ballerinajewelers@gmail.com www.ballerina-jewelers.com

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SHOPPING

WITH A PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE

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SHOPPING

The Original Sandals Brand

Accept No Imitations

15

$

(Chain not included)

All the Beach Gear You Need...

Sandals for your Neck

Beautiful Hand Painted, Enamel Sandals Decorated with Genuine Crystals. • 2329 Commandant Gade (Garden Street), Downtown Crown Bay • STT Airport Lounge

www.sandalsforyourneck.com

Receive

FREE Tanzanite Studs with any Purchase

5178 Dronningens Gade, Suite 2 | St. Thomas, USVI 00802 888.90.GRAND | 340.776.8200 info@grandjewelers.com | www.grandjewelers.com

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SHOPPING 340-774-3030 • rhymes9@msn.com Royal Dane Mall (on the Waterfront, next to Big Kahuna Bar) • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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SHOPPING

18 Main St., St. Thomas, USVI • (340) 776-5481

PEARL STUDS Assorted Colors

$4.95

MAJORCA PEARLS

NECKLACES & BRACELETS

$1per inch

Offer good while supplies last.

Offer good while supplies last.

$70 Good as Cash

towards every $100 spent. (That means 70% off!!)

On Selected Diamond, Emerald, Ruby and Tanzanite Jewelry. Applies to jewelry pieces in the sale case only. Not combinable with other discounts.

Mallorca Spanish Pearls 3 piece set

(Necklace, Bracelet, & Earrings)

$39.95 with coupon or

Buy 3 Sets for $100 Reg $59.95 each set

While supplies last. Not combinable with other discounts.

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