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WELCOME

TABLE of Contents WHAT'S INSIDE

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Kayaking Virgin Islands

Flower Basket Stuart Rames, from a 4th generation St. Croix, USVI family, works in pencil, pen and ink, and acrylic and mixed media. ramduff@live.com, 340-643-4199, Facebook, Artwork of Stuart Rames.

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Welcome

St. Thomas Dining

Welcome From the Governor...........................................................4 Greetings from the Commissioner of Tourism.......................................... 6 Letter from the Publisher............................................................................ 8 Travel Tips......................................................................................10 Helpful Information........................................................................12

Restaurants at a Glance ........................................................................62 St. Thomas Restaurants ........................................................................64 Local Foods............................................................................................69

Attractions & Activities

Welcome to St. John ............................................................................75 Getting Around .....................................................................................76 Car rental, taxi and ferry information 5 Best Things To Do...............................................................................77 Attractions & Activities...........................................................................78 Beaches ........................................................................................... 80-81 Shop Talk ...............................................................................................82 Cruz Bay Map ........................................................................................82 Mongoose Junction ..............................................................................83 Restaurants ............................................................................................84 Where to Stay ........................................................................................85 Island Map .............................................................................................85

10 Best Things To Do................................................................................ 16 Island Attractions & Activities................................................................... 18 Paradise for Adventure Seekers............................................................... 22 Watersports .............................................................................................. 24 Powerboat Rentals, Charters, Sportfishing, Daysail, Scuba St. Thomas Beaches.................................................................................. 34 Historic Walking Tour................................................................................ 40 Special Offers on Attractions & Activities.......................................87

Shopping Duty Free Allowances & Shopping Districts........................................... 42 Havensight Mall........................................................................................ 43 Shop Talk................................................................................................... 44 Locally Made............................................................................................. 50 Crown Bay Center..................................................................................... 52 Yacht Haven Grande................................................................................. 54 Special Shopping Offers!................................................................86

Entertainment & Events St. Thomas Entertainment, Nov / Dec .................................................... 55 Island Events, Nov / Dec ......................................................................... 56 St. John Entertainment, Nov / Dec ...............................................82

Maps St. Thomas Island.................................................................................36-37 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.............................................................38-39 Crown Bay Center .................................................................................... 52 Cruz Bay, St. John..................................................................................... 82 St. John Island........................................................................................... 85 Page 2  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

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Transportation St. Thomas Car Rentals .........................................................................70 Inter Island Ferry Schedules .................................................................72 St. Thomas Taxis Rates ..........................................................................74 St. John Taxis Rates ...............................................................................76

Of General Interest History of the Virgin Islands ..................................................................14 St. Thomas Beaches ..............................................................................34 Locally Made..........................................................................................50 St. John Beaches....................................................................................80 Cruise Ship Schedule ............................................................................90 St. Thomas Sky Watch...........................................................................92

Special Offer Coupons Shopping, Restaurants, Attractions & Activities .............................................................................................86

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WELCOME

LETTER from the Governor OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

Good Day and welcome to the United States Virgin Islands! Our people welcome you. We are a unique place to visit with a variety of islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island and dozens of small cays and islets. Each island is unique. Each offers distinct and memorable experiences. St. Croix is our largest island and we invite you to discover our historic towns; Christiansted and Frederiksted and discover the quaint shops and Danish Architecture. St Croix has wide open spaces, magnificent vistas and a unique culture. St. John is almost all National Park and perfectly preserved. It has sparkling turquoise bays and long, lazy beaches. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. St Thomas is the shopping center of the Caribbean with duty free shopping and a vibrant nightlife. Charlotte Amalie is the capital city of the United States Virgin Islands with its huge natural harbor, bustling port and vistas that will take your breath away. Try our underwater delights, bask on a beach, soak up some sunshine, sail into sunset or hike the trails. You can see why we call this "America’s Paradise." As the new Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, I assure you that we will do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. Our people are warm and friendly. We will welcome you in conversation. Don’t hesitate to ask people for directions or shopping tips. Our people are eager to help you enjoy your visit. I extend to you my warmest greetings and hope you enjoy your vacation in the United States Virgin Islands! Sincerely, Kenneth Mapp Governor

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ST. THOMAS + ST. JOHN THIS WEEK Vol. LVI • No. 5 MORRIS CARIBBEAN PUBLICATIONS

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WELCOME

LETTER from the Commissioner USVI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Welcome to the United States Virgin Islands! St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are each distinguished by unique and appealing personalities.  I invite you to discover the distinct and varied offerings of each of our islands. We are pleased that you are taking the time to visit St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where you can experience a mix of rich heritage and culture with exciting land and sea activities. Pastel buildings, historic fortresses and majestic churches can be seen in the charming towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted, while offshore some of the best scuba diving sites in the world await your exploration. Home to superb dining, an exciting nightlife and duty-free shopping, St. Thomas is the most cosmopolitan of our three islands. Our capital, Charlotte Amalie, is the most visited port in the Caribbean and boasts one of the most magnificent harbors in the world. Whether soaking up the sun on one of St. Thomas’ many beautiful beaches, shopping along the downtown waterfront, or visiting island attractions, you will find plenty to fill your days and nights on the island. If it is unspoiled beaches and a tranquil atmosphere you are seeking, then look no further than St. John. Enjoy snorkeling in the crystal blue water, or just relax on one of the world-renowned pristine beaches. Two-thirds of the island is a National Park, established in the 1950s with land donated by American financier Laurance Rockefeller.  Hike the trails or camp out under the stars in St. John’s lush, untainted environment. While each of the islands has its own personality, their proximity makes island hopping quick and easy. Whatever way you choose to spend your vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, it is sure to be memorable. Enjoy your stay! Sincerely,

Beverly Nicholson-Doty Commissioner of Tourism

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ANOTHER KIND OF NICE.

On your next trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, experience St. Croix. From our enticing food scene to our world–famous diving wall to our quiet beaches, our island offers unforgettable opportunities for adventure. Watch the sunset from a beach bar over our famous Cruzan rum cocktails. Dance with a Mocko Jumbie. Take a Catamaran to Buck Island. All we’re missing is you.

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WELCOME

LETTER from the Publisher MORRIS CARIBBEAN PUBLICATIONS

St. Thomas-St. John This Week, St. Croix This Week, St. Thomas In A Day

Here you are in America’s Paradise – the United States Virgin Islands. Wonderful things are in store for you as you experience all that the islands have to offer! As the Governor and Commission of Tourism have both touted, each island offers its own bounty and beauty. Whether you are seeking engaging duty-free shopping, water sports, fun in the sun (or shade), nightlife, wining and dining or tranquility and escape, it abounds here. All of it is framed by lush scenic landscapes unique to St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix and the other islands and cays as well as our famous Caribbean blue waters and inviting sandy beaches. During your stay, be sure to experience a true taste of the islands from our array of dining options ranging from burgers, wings and fresh seafood to melt-in-your mouth steaks and international cuisine. That can all be enjoyed with a variety of libations from locally made rums and brews to teas and smoothies. There’s something here for every taste. Of course, the people here make up the fabric and heart of island life and are friendly and welcoming. We embrace being one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean and we want your time here to be both enjoyable and memorable. So take a look through this magazine and you’ll get a good feel for all that the U.S. Virgin Islands have to offer. We share travel tips and other helpful information, a guide to the best things to do here as well as information on a vast array of attractions and activities, shopping, entertainment and events, dining, how to get around the islands, maps to guide you on your adventures and special offers and coupons from island merchants who stand ready to make your stay all that you want it to be. We’re sure that once you’ve spent time here in Paradise with us, that you will want to come back. Take a copy of our magazine home with you and visit us at VirginIslandsThisWeek.com for the latest information and to help plan your next trip back. Plus send us your Photos From Paradise for a chance to win prizes and perhaps be featured online and in our magazines. Enjoy your time here in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

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TRAVEL Tips

WHEN YOU’RE READY TO GO HOME

Federal and state partners of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hope that you have enjoyed your stay in the Virgin Islands. As you leave, keep in mind the following advice to help make your trip through the airport as efficient and comfortable as possible:

ARRIVE ON TIME. Remember to leave adequate time to

check baggage and move through security. Security measures in the Virgin Islands are unique. All passengers and crew traveling from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the continental United States and Puerto Rico must be cleared by officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine admissibility to the United States. Each individual must complete the CBP Declaration Form 6059B. Check with airlines for recommended arrival time.

HAVE THE FOLLOWING READY. Passengers should be

prepared to present their own boarding pass and a valid federal or state issued government ID, such as a valid driver’s license or passport with your name as it appears on your boarding pass. You will have to show these items twice. Once to CBP and the second time to TSA security personnel.

RISK BASED SECURITY. Passengers 12 and younger can

now leave their shoes on during security screening. Passengers 75 and older will undergo similar modified screening procedures to those 12 and under and will be able to leave on their shoes and a light jacket or outer wear when passing through security. Travelers and families of passengers with disabilities or medical conditions may call the TSA Cares helpline toll free at 855-787-2227, 72 hours prior to traveling with any questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

FISH AND WILDLIFE. In order to keep our islands beauti-

ful, we must protect our natural resources. The VI code prohibits the taking, catching, possessing, transporting or exporting of indigenous species. The prohibition also includes the removal of coral, sea shells, sand, and other native species, flora and fauna. Commercially caught legal size conch and whelk are the only shells that can be removed from the territory. Some of the items may also be considered prohibited based on TSA security protocol. Federal and state partners of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security remind travelers to be vigilant by reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement. If you see something, say something. The traveling public plays an important role in security.

FOR YOUR HEALTH — Recommended Medical Services HOSPITALS ROY L. SCHNEIDER HOSPITAL | 340-776-8311 ST. THOMAS MORRIS F. DECASTRO CLINIC | 340-776-6400 ST. JOHN MYRAH KEATING SMITH CLINIC | 340-693-8900 ST. JOHN

PHYSICIANS RED HOOK FAMILY PRACTICE | 340-775-2303 RED HOOK PLAZA, ST. TOMAS www.redhookfamilypractice.com YACHT HAVEN FAMILY PRACTICE | 340-776-1511 YACHT HAVEN GRANDE, ST. THOMAS www.redhookfamilypractice.com CRUZ BAY FAMILY PRACTICE | 340-776-6789 BOULON CENTER, ST. JOHN www.cruzbayfamilypractice.com 24 hour care available at three convenient locations for any problems that may occur. Walk-in or call for an appointment. Page 10  10  N NO O VV EE M MB B EE RR // D D EE C C EE M MB B EE RR 22 00 11 66 Page

PHARMACIES THE MEDICINE SHOPPE PHARMACY 340-776-1235 | 9004 HAVENSIGHT MALL STE D-F, ST THOMAS, VI 00802 Offering some of the best prices and widest selections on the island. This is your one-stop shop for Rx, OTC medications, medical supply/rentals, oxygen filling, support braces, pain medications, first aid, toiletries. We carry a wide variety of educational toys from Melissa & Doug & baby gear from Chicco’s. Also check out our Locally-made spices, sauces, candles and VI souvenirs.

OTHER SERVICES 24/7 FLIGHT REQUEST: Aero MD | 1-844-AEROMD1 8000 Nisky Center, Suite 1, St. Thomas On-island, providing life-saving care to those in need throughout the Caribbean. www.AreoMD.com DIVING EMERGENCIES: Recompression Chamber 340-693-6215 | Roy L. Schneider Hospital CHIROPRACTIC: Thrive Chiropractic | 340-774-3020 Royal Palms Professional Building, #105 OPTOMETRISTS: Island Eye Care | 340-779-2020 Red Hook Plaza, Suite 225 stjohneyecare@gmail.com www.virginislandsthisweek.com www.virginislandsthisweek.com


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HELPFUL Information

TRAVELING IN THE USVI

SIZE

BANKS. The following banks operate in the US Virgin

POPULATION

Banco Popular First Bank Virgin Islands Scotiabank

St. Thomas – 32 Square Miles St. John – 19 Square Miles St. Croix – 84 Square Miles

Islands:

St. Thomas has 52,000 residents St. John has 4,300 residents St. Croix has 54,000 residents

TAXATION. There is no sales tax in the Virgin Islands.

LANGUAGE. There are many West Indian dialects which

MAIL. The US Virgin Islands are a territory of the United

you may hear, most of them are predominantly English based. There are people from all over the Caribbean living here so If you don’t understand what has been said to you, politely ask for the person to repeat what they have said. Preface all questions and requests with a greeting first. Customarily, "Good Morning" or "Good Day" will get you prompt service and many smiles.

CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS. The currency of the US

Virgin Islands is the US Dollar. Major credit cards are accepted in almost all – but not all – establishments. Ask before you make a purchase or order food. ATM machines are located in banks and at other commercial locations. There is a freestanding ATM machine on the West Indian Company Cruise Ship Dock next to the Welcome Center.

Residents pay income tax to the USVI government. There are no state income taxes. States and therefore use the same postal system and US mail rates. You can mail an unlimited amount of locally purchased gifts back to the states but liquor and tobacco are excluded. These will not count in your total USVI Duty-Free allowance.

DRESS. We are more than just a beach destination and bath-

ing suits worn elsewhere, especially in the downtown areas, tends to offend the local residents. So, please, wear proper attire (no bare midriffs or chests) in town and public areas away from the beach.

PHONES. The Virgin Island area code is 340. There are Innovative public phones throughout the commercial areas. You can make calls just as you would in the United States using credit cards or by calling collect.

CELLPHONES. Your cell phone may work here as well.

Street Smarts Visitors should exercise the same safety precautions used when traveling anywhere else in the world. Lock your hotel door or car when you exit. Don’t answer the door in a hotel without verifying whom it is. Place all valuables in the hotel’s safe deposit box. Be aware of your surroundings, particularly after dark, and stay in well-lighted areas.

AT&T, Sprint and Innovative Wireless all have local service and will allow you to make calls based on your rate plan. Roaming may or may not incur additional charges. Check with your provider for specific rates and coverage.

ISLAND CREATURES. There are no dangerous snakes in

the VI, but you might want to pay attention to the invertebrates. Painful non-poisonous stings can be delivered by wasps, scorpions, and centipedes. If you are prone to allergies you may have similar reactions to various insect bites and stings.

PROBLEMS WHILE VISITING: EMERGENCY: 911 Information: 913


DEPARTMENT OF

TOURISM HELPLINE:

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

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History

of the Virgin Islands The U.S Territories (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix) and the British Virgin Islands (to the north and east) are among the most beautiful geographical areas in the world, blessed with powdery beaches and sun drenched weather. The islands lie in the path of soft tradewinds blowing direct from Portugal. Which perhaps accounts for the fact that “Santa Cruz” was among the first islands to be sighted by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage westward. He then sailed northeast, passing St Thomas, St John and Tortola and called them collectively Las Virgenes.

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Downtown Walking Tours Historical Hassel Island Tours FOR MUSEUM AND TOUR INFO Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie

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1493

Christopher Columbus lands at Salt River Bay in St. Croix

After his visit, the islands went back to sleep for more than a hundred and fifty years. They woke to find the flag of Denmark planted on St. Thomas, the French Tricolor on St. Croix and the Union Jack flapping over Tortola (where it still flies). The Arawak Indian population had disappeared. Denmark later claimed St. John, bought St. Croix and built the Danish West Indies into thriving sugar cane and trading islands. Slaves were imported early to work the growing number of sugar plantations. The islands were also used as a base for re-shipment of slaves to other areas.

1917

The U.S. buys the Danish West Indies for $300 an acre.

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After the Danish abolished slavery in 1848, planters began to abandon their estates and the population and economy dwindled. Threatened by German expansion during World War I, the U.S. bought the Danish West Indies (now the American Virgin Islands) on March 31, 1917. Even then the islands were expensive real estate – almost $300 an acre. In 1927, residents were granted U.S. citizenship. Until 1931, the islands were administered by the U.S. Navy. Then they were placed under the Department of the Interior with a Governor appointed by the President. A locally elected legislature (15 members from all three islands) has operated since 1852 but it wasn’t until 1970 that islanders could vote for their own Governor, and in 1972 a delegate to the U.S Congress. Though U.S. citizens, Virgin Island residents have no vote in national elections. Nor does the Virgin Islands' representative in Washington have a vote on the floor of the house.

KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL HISTORIC HASSEL ISLAND VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS • PHONE (340) 779-2155 Join us on a tour through history on Hassel Island in the Virgin Islands National Park! Visit Danish and British forts and ruins, Careening Cove, and the Creque Marine Railway. Snorkel over a shipwreck to a picturesque beach. Or choose our easy Boat & Hike tour and visit the sites by boat and on foot. Tours depart daily from the Frenchtown Marina. Book now at www.viecotours.com. Use promo code: STTWE

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Historical Postcard Collection Courtesy of Ron Lockhart.

Cool Artifact Coins used from 1920's to 1950's to pay the coal carriers.

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Worlds best milkshakes! Stop at Famous Delight After your visit to Magen’s Bay Beach

The 10 Best things TO DO IN ST. THOMAS

View of Magens Bay from world famous Mountain Top. Photo courtesy of www.mountaintopvi.com

Magens Bay Beach If you’re visiting for a few days be sure to leave yourself at least a half day for relaxing and sunbathing on Magens Bay Beach. Noted as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by both Condé Nast and National Geographic it is a must see. Lots of things to do besides swimming and sunbathing like hiking the nature trail, kayaking, paddle boat and sailboat rentals. A nice bar and restaurant with a shop for chair rentals, suntan lotion, bathing suits and much more. And on your way back from the beach be sure to stop at Famous Delight (see arrow on photo above) for an intoxicating, tropical twist on the American milkshake.

Duty Free Shopping St. Thomas is widely known as the best shopping spot in the Caribbean and one of the ten top shopping areas in the world! Many duty-free bargains can be found at prices that are below stateside with no sales tax making it worth your while to spend one of your vacation days perusing the shops in downtown Charlotte Amalie, Havensight Mall, Red Hook, Crown Bay Center or Yacht Haven Grande. The duty-free allowance is $1,600 per person including children. So a family of four can take back $6,400 worth of duty-free purchases.

Taste of the Tropics It goes without saying that the various collection of restaurants on St. Thomas are in a "best" category all by themselves. We recommend that you venture outside the bounds of your hotel, guest house or villa to experience the wide variety of cuisines. From local kallaloo to authentic Italian dishes, fresh local fish and fungi to burgers -the variety is impressive. Red Hook on the East End of St. Thomas has at least 8 restaurants of various cuisines. Frenchtown has almost Page Page 16  16  N NO OV V EE M MB B EE RR // D D EE C C EE M MB B EE RR 22 00 11 66

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as many. Downtown has mostly restaurants serving lunch and a few that offer dinner. All menus are avaialble on our website! www.virginislandsthisweek.com/menus

Coral World Ocean Park & Undersea Observatory Their slogan “Get up close and personal“ couldn’t be more appropriate. See tons of marine life without ever getting wet. Learn about the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life in a stunning setting. View life on a coral reef from their unique underwater observatory. Visit the shark pool where you can pet a shark or hand feed a stingray. Visit with the Lorikeets which will flock to your arm when offered a cup of nectar. And if you don’t mind getting wet bring your bathing suit so you can swim with the sea lions or try a Sea Trek Helmet Dive. When you are ready to relax, have lunch at one of the restaurants and shop for a special souvenir at one of the unique gift shops. $5.00 from the Shark & Turtle Encounters go to rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Virgin Islands Ecotours Explore the best of the USVI with Virgin Islands Ecotours’ Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures in three unique locations. Watch for wildlife while paddling through St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon. Explore a rare geological blowhole and snorkel in a shallow, coral-fringed mangrove nursery. St. John’s tours offer all the beauty and thrills of paradise. Paddle in turquoise waters, hike tropical trails, and snorkel over coral reefs keeping your eyes peeled for sea turtles. History buffs love tours on historic Hassel Island and explore and learn about centuries’ old forts and ruins. Virgin Islands Ecotours also rents watersports equipment by the day or by the week with free delivery to your rental car, hotel, or to the beach of your choosing.

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Taste of the Tropics

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Drake’s Seat One of the island’s best view points, Drake’s Seat affords a panoramic picture of Magens Bay and the United States and British Virgin Islands strung out to the east. A popular stop on round-the-island taxi tours, this place can get crowded. If you visit in the late afternoon, the light is especially entrancing. Legend has it that British privateer Sir Francis Drake, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I, is said to have used this spot to spy on enemy ships of the Spanish Fleet passing through what is now called Drake’s Passage. There is no admission charge.

Mountain Top At an impressive height of 1,500 feet above sea level, Mountain Top offers a spectacular panoramic view of both the US and British Virgin Islands, a total of 20 islands in all. In fact, National Geographic has rated this view of Magens Bay as one of the 10 best views in the world. It features a casual shopping area for browsing and a bar which is home of the world famous Banana Daiquiri. Just breathtaking!

Best Things to Do IN ST. JOHN! See page 77

Virgin Islands Ecotours

Tree Limin’ Extreme 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! www.ziplinestthomas.com

Day trip to Other Islands Some of the fun things to do on surrounding islands include the Dolphin Discovery which takes place on the British Virgin Island of Tortola, just a ferry ride away. Reservations should be made in advance and tell them you are coming from St. Thomas. Your ferry ride will be included in the price. A passport is required for this trip. You will swim with the dolphins in protected, shallow waters. Other activities are: playing golf at the famous Carambola Golf course on St Croix (take the Seaplane over); Visiting the unusual rock formations called The Baths in Virgin Gorda; snorkeling or diving the “Wreck of the Rhone” in the British Virgin Islands.

Watersports! SNORKEL / SCUBA

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Being on the water enjoying the sun, sea and sand is one of the major reasons to visit the VI. There are dive shops which will take you to beautiful underwater dive sites. There are resort certification programs as well. Rent an underwater submersible Scooter which requires no diving experience at all.

POWERBOATING

Sizes from small 25’ to the luxurious 45’ Sea Ray motor yacht will provide you with drinks, lunch and snorkel gear.

SPORTFISHING

The Virgin Island waters hold many records for the largest fish ever caught. Marlin, shark, tuna, wahoo, dolphin are all found in these waters.

DAYSAILS The waters of the Virgin Islands are known as some of the best sailing waters in the world. Most sailing yachts leave from St. Thomas’ East End/Red Hook area. Most boats offer drinks, lunch, water toys, snorkel gear and instruction. Some St. John companies will come to St. Thomas and pick you up.

Drake's Seat

Mountain Top

Trips to Other Islands

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ATTRACTIONS & Activities THINGS TO DO IN THE USVI

Lots of fun things to do for all age levels and physical capabilities. Active pursuits span from land to sea, range from kid-friendly to adrenalin-pumping, and even low-key activities for fitness buffs. CAS CAY TOUR • V.I. ECOTOURS • 340-779-2155 A three hour, fun-packed adventure awaits you! Join our guides on a kayak through mangrove islands in protected, shallow waters. Explore Cas Cay Island, enjoy breathtaking views, marine tidal pools, and a rare geological blowhole. Snorkel in a coral-fringed nursery and be immersed in the vital and fascinating mangrove ecosystem. Night tours and stand up paddleboards offered too! Visit www.viecotours.com. Use promocode: STTWE. (Island map)

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Visit the sharks. Do the Limbo. Kayak. Hike. Explore. KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL HISTORIC HASSEL ISLAND– VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS • 340-779-2155 Join us on a tour through history on Hassel Island in the Virgin Islands National Park! Visit Danish and British forts and ruins, Careening Cove, and the Creque Marine Railway. Snorkel over a shipwreck to a picturesque beach. Or choose our easy Boat & Hike tour and visit the sites by boat and on foot. Tours depart daily from the Frenchtown Marina. Book now at www.viecotours.com. Use promocode: STTWE. (Island map)

CORAL WORLD OCEAN PARK • 340-775-1555 COKI POINT

Voted top attraction in the V.I. Get up close and personal with the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life in a stunning setting. View life on a coral reef from the unique Undersea Observatory. Pet a shark, hand feed a stingray or a rainbow lorikeet! Add-ons include brand new Sea Lion Splash, Sea Trek Helmet Dive, Shark & Turtle Encounters, Snuba, Nautilus Semi-Sub. Open daily 9:00am to 4:00pm, November - April. Closed on non-cruise ship days (except holiday weekends). Summer schedule may vary. (Island map)

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Turtle Snorkel or Night Kayak Adventure

“This was the highlight of our family vacation... whether you’re 3 years old or 73 years old, you’ll love it!”

★★★★★ This excursion will leave your friends and family buzzing with excitement for days!

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TO DO LIST SHOPPING

ATTRACTIONS & Activities THINGS TO DO IN THE USVI

There’s more to enjoy in the Virgin Islands than sun, sand and shopping! Active pursuits span from land to sea, range from kid-friendly to adrenalin-pumping for fitness buffs.

ISLAND TOURS

Join others on a Safari Bus for a 2 hour island tour $40. Most taxis offer island tours. See taxi list on page 78.

PLANTATION CROWN & HAWK BOTANICAL GARDEN • 776-0041 A visit to this brand new attraction 1500’ above town offers a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Caribbean and Atlantic. Trails wander through 5.5 acres of lush rain forest, loaded with displays of tropical flora and fauna. You’ll find orchids, heliconias, cacti, bromeliads, bamboo, palms, ferns and more, all marked with signs for easy identification. Discover the Red Footed Turtle habitat, hermit crabs and peacocks. A great family activity. Gift shop, food and tropical beverages are available at the main pavilion. Open 8:30am until 4pm. www.plantationbotanicalgarden.com

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here’s more to enjoy in the Virgin Islands than sun, sand and shopping! Active pursuits span from land, air and sea, ranging from kid-friendly to adrenalin-pumping, and even low-key activities for fitness buffs.

plore the protected waters of this mile-wide bay located on the northern side of St. Thomas. Or, take a guided kayak trip with VI Ecotours (340) 779-2155. These aquatic adventures include a swim, snorkel and paddle of either St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon or Hassel Island in the town harbor. You can also experience the glow in see through kayaks, retrofitted with LED lights with Night Kayak Tours (340) 774-2992. And don’t forget to visit the lush, tropical garden at Plantation Crown & Hawk Botanical Garden (340) 776-0041, located 1500 feet above the harbor of St. Thomas.

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Paradise for the Adventure Seeker Stay Fit

Just looking to stay in shape? Take a paddleboarding fitness class or excursion with Bluewater SUP Safaris, or attend free Zumba classes on Saturday mornings at Yacht Haven Grande (340) 775-8900. The MCM Center at Antilles School offers Reebok CrossFit Training facilities for use by locals and visitors alike.

Air, Land and Sea

Try a tour with an eagle’s eye view! Flying Fish Aviation Seaplane Tours (340) 514-1680 will take you for an exilliarating aerial tour of the various islands. Leaves from the waterfront, downtown. For a different kind of flight try one of St Thomas’ newest thrill rides Skydive Virgin Islands (340) 277-3925. Tandem skydiving is undeniably the most remarkable way to experience skydiving for the first time. Whether you jump the west side beaches of St. Croix, Free-Fall over the sacred mangrove coves of St. Thomas, or fly over the many cays of the majestic British Virgin Islands, Skydive Virgin Islands is here to make your dreams become a reality or fly over the water with St. Thomas Flyboarding (340) 514-8654 where you will be safely propelled into the air on jet streams of water. They are located in Lindberg Bay near the airport. Under the sea, explore the over two dozen wrecks and reefs that surround St. Thomas and St. John. Local scuba dive companies such as St. Thomas Diving Club (340) 7762381and Coki Beach Dive (340) 775-4220 offer one and two tank boat dives as well as multi-dive packages. The St. Thomas Historical Trust (340) 774-5541 leads regular Come fly with us! hikes to Hassel Island, where you can see a 19th century Flying Fish Aviation fort, signal tower and marine railway. Play a round of golf at Seaplane Tours Mahogany Run Golf Course, where presidents Clinton and 340-514-1680 Obama have putted. Tennis www.flyingfishseaplanes.com courts in Subbase, St. Thomas,

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FUN & SUN SHOPPING

A DAY ON THE WATER POWERBOAT RENTALS & CHARTERS

Powerboat rentals run the gamut from small one-engine dinghies to larger fully staffed power yachts. Have fun!

Fun on the water for the entire family!

CARIBBEAN BLUE BOAT CHARTERS 340-690-BLUE (2583) • EAST END ST. THOMAS AFFORDABLE Private Charter with Captain. Our 36ft Marlins provide a stylish, comfortable ride for up to 12. Snorkel with Turtles! Go Island, Beach or Bar hopping. Visit the Baths on Virgin Gorda, Soggy $ Bar on Jost Van Dyke, Willy T's Pirate Ship, Rum distillery on Tortola, Trunk & Cinnamon beach - St. John! Have memories for a lifetime! Onboard: cooler, snorkel gear, restroom & 12 speaker audio.

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A DAY ON THE WATER POWERBOAT RENTALS & CHARTERS

Sailing with Liberty makes guests feel right at home.

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n December of 2005, Captain Ryan and his wife Mumfy set sail on their 44-foot Bruce Roberts ketch from the Chesapeake Bay and headed towards the Virgin Islands. When they arrived, they were awestruck by the beauty of the islands and the consistently favorable winds. After cruising down island to Trinidad as well as through the Bahamas and up and down the east coast to New England, they can say with confidence that sailing the Virgin Islands is the most incredible sailing they’ve experienced. The couple found themselves taking frequent day sails to St. John and the surrounding cays and private islands to go snorkeling, have lunch aboard, and enjoy a pleasant sail back to their home port in Red Hook, St. Thomas. Therefore, it made sense to include visitors on their sailing trips so that they, too, could enjoy this tropical paradise from the water. “I love meeting

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new people, so every day we take people sailing, it’s like having new friends over for lunch, and snorkeling. It’s so much fun!” says First Mate Mumfy. “I’m the more adventurous one of this team, and I love to cook and bake new things. I also love exploring all the undersea wildlife. We have two little girls, so when I’m not sailing on a charter, I’m helping them learn about our amazing natural world here. Ryan’s been a sailor all his life, so his sailing skills and safety-mindedness are always right on target. He watches the weather religiously, too.” Sail with Liberty has a reputation for making guests feel right at home. Captain Ryan has an easy sense of humor, and he always seems to find something in common with those he meets. Mumfy’s gourmet home cooking is always a welcome treat on charters, and you won’t find a more refreshing “Pum Runch” on the island. Welcome aboard!

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Private Full Day Charter

7 days and 7 ways to experience the best of the Virgin Islands on the sea! Choose your favorites and play in the natural beauty of St. Thomas, St. John & the BVI 1 TURTLE DISCOVERY & BUCK ISLAND SHIPWRECK—ST. THOMAS ◆

A Wildlife Adventure! Swim with the turtles, snorkel a shipwreck, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the Frenchtown classic; Hook, Line & SInker, go tubing and snorkel some more at Christmas Cove — Tuesday Full Day/Thursday I/2 day

2 THE ULTIMATE PARTY DAY—JOST VAN DYKE ◆ 3 DISCOVER PIRATE’S BOOTY ON TREASURE ◆ ISLAND—NORMAN ISLAND, BVI Foxy’s, White Bay, Sandy Spit, Taboo and the Bubbling Pools— Monday

Live the Pirate’s life for a day, snorkel the Indians, visit the floating pirate ship The Willy T, explore the Pirate’s of the Caribbean Treasure Island Caves, have lunch at Pirate’s Bight and chill on the beach— Wednesday

Swim with the Turtles

Up Close and Friendly with Foxy

Banana Boat Chilling

4 VIRGIN GORDA AND THE BATHS, BVI ◆

Done the right way, spend time walking through and snorkeling the Baths, lunch at Cooper Island, more snorkeling by the Indians or the caves of Norman Island—Friday

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5 EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY & HISTORY OF ◆ ST. JOHN FROM THE SEA

Get to know St. John! Snorkel in National Park waters not accessible by land, have lunch at famous Caneel Bay Resort, sail the fabulous North Shore beaches or weather permitting, circumnavigate St. John and see its full beauty—Sunday

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Sunset sail with totally open bar & delicious appetizers • Dinner in Cruz Bay at Ocean 362 with an awesome dinner and dessert by Chef Shaun Brian and the best view of the twinkling lights of St. Thomas—Thursday Night

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A DAY ON THE WATER ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

Explore Beaches, Islands, Reefs and Cays on Your Own or on a fun Charter ST. THOMAS BOAT RENTAL 340-227-5144 • ST. THOMAS / ST. JOHN

Home of the $99 gas guarantee. We offer the best deal on the island with our brand new revolutionary custom built 32' ocean power catamaran. The most fuel efficient power boat in the Virgin Islands! We have boats ranging from $399 to $750 to fit anyone's style. Ask about our $350 per couple special. Stthomasboatrental.Com

WISH UPON A STAR CHARTERS 631-946-9292 • ST. JOHN Spend your ultimate vacation day on M/Y Cinnamon Bay with 7 exciting adventures. Trips on the historical yacht formerly owned by Lawrence D. Rockefeller include snorkel gear, open bar, appetizers, plus much more. Look for our weekly specials on www.MotorYachtCinnamonBay.com and check out our 5-Star Rating on Trip Advisor. Call today to book 631-946-9292/340-643-9292 or email cinnamon78@icloud.com.

A powerboat charter can be the best day of your vacation! Photo courtesy of Wish Upon A Star Charters.

Explore The British Virgin Islands

SAIL. SNORKEL. EXPLORE!

Sea More private charters

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USVI-BVI Trips Full & Half Day Sunset Sails

EXPLORE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS BVIs • Norman Island • Caves & Indians Cooper Island • Jost Van Dyke US Waters • St. Thomas • St. John

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Experience the Heights of Luxury at Sea Level

Discover the refreshing and invigorating activity of being out on the water. There are several ways to do this. Rent yourself a small runabout, or charter yourself and guests a luxurious yacht. The decision will be based on your preferences and budget.

Enjoy a true, all inclusive luxury excursion on your Yacht, with gourmet breakfast and lunch, professional crew and fantastic itinerary. • Rated “Excellent by Tripadvisor” • Recommended by Foders Guide • Voted Best Powerboat Rental by VI Residents

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BAD KITTY CHARTERS | 340-777-7245 • RED HOOK / ST. JOHN 4 ISLANDS, 5 STOPS! See the BEST of the BVI on fast, comfortable Bad Kitty. Stops at Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, then "The Baths" for dramatic rock formations; Cooper Island for lunch; world-class snorkeling near Norman Island (Indians, Caves or similar); and a final stop at White Bay (Soggy Dollar Bar), Jost Van Dyke. Continental breakfast, open bar after snorkel, and gear included. This will be the Best day of your vacation! www.calypsovi.com. (Red Hook, Cruz Bay map)

SEA MORE CHARTERS | 340-693-7328 • ST THOMAS / ST JOHN SEE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS in STYLE! Take a private charter on Sea More, a 42' luxury cruiser. Let our experienced crew help you plan the perfect day in the USVI or BVI. Relax on a secluded beach, snorkel remote reefs, or visit island bars - enjoy the beautiful islands at your pace. Explore Norman Island (ie. Willy T, Caves, Indians) and Jost Van Dyke (White Bay, Soggy Dollar Bar). Continental breakfast, open bar after snorkel, and gear included. www. stjohninformation.com (Red Hook, Cruz Bay map)

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Treat yourself Luxury Excursion aboard a 45’ Sea Ray. Itineraries Treat yourselftotoa atrue true luxury excursion aboard 45’ Sea Ray in with space for Virgin Islands. Feast on a includeadestinations theample US and British dining, lounging, and tanning. French style continental breakfast,Carefully gourmet lunch with lobster étouffée, selected itineraries destinations chilled prawns, roastinclude beef, turkey, tropical fruit, homemade desserts, in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Feast open bar with wine, champagne and drinks. Snorkel, swim, relax. Allow on our French style continental breakfast, us to infuse Magic into your vacation. Create a Moment so special gourmet lunch with lobster ettouffe, tropithatfruit, it will last a lifetime. Rated “Excellent” cal and open bar with vintage wines by TripAdvisor members. Recommended Fodor’sthe Guide and voted Best Powerboat Rental and champagne.bySnorkel impressive Indians, Waterlemon Cay and Companybeautiful by VI residents. (Red Hook) the Baths at Virgin Gorda. Allow us to infuse MAGIC into your vacation. Create a MOMENT that will last a lifetime.

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NAUTI NYMPH | 340-775-5066 • AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR, WESTIN ST. JOHN

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This large company offersexperienced brand Nymph. As rental the largest and most rental company in the new model Fountains fromof 25 U.S.V.I., they offer only top the to line29vessels that are unsurpassed foot center console or Cuddy cabins. in their standard of safety, comfort and performance. 29’ to 31’ The state of the art vessels have deepFountain center consoles, 26’ and 28’ World Cat Catamarans, and 30’ V hulls and are equipped with reliEverglades all powered Yamaha able, fuel-efficient 200bytoreliable 400 hp singleand Evinrude engines. Coast Guard fully equipped. Rated “Excellent” by TripAdvisor 29 or twinapproved Mercuryand and Yamaha engines. 3/6/07 11:50 AM PageSightseeing, 1 Members. Recommended Fodor’swaterGuide and voted Best Powerboat snorkeling, by fishing, horse 3/6/07 11:52 AM Page 1 skiing, — trips bythrough the U.S Rental Company VI residents. (Red and Hook) British Virgin Islands — the options are Experience the thrill in this power boater’s paradise. There are countless. All boats are fully equipped and feature many extras. They www.virginislandsthisweek.com N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6   Page 29 many charters avaialble at American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook, on can be rented with or without captain. St. Thomas’ east end. Photo by Jake France


FUN & SUN SHOPPING

A DAY ON THE WATER POWERBOAT RENTALS & CHARTERS

SERENA SEA CHARTERS • 340-514-9627 907-738-6498 • CORAL BAY, ST. JOHN

Serena Sea is proud to offer one the best & most unique boating experiences in the VI's! She is a classic 1950’s wooden cruiser offering 1/2 day charters with 2 snorkel stops. Serena Sea is a gorgeous boat & meticulously maintained. On our charters we love taking our guests to explore the magic of the mangroves in protected Hurricane Hole & to close cays or reefs outside of Coral Harbor. SerenaSeaTours@gmail.com

Get in and under water, you'll have the time of your life!

VI “ROCK-ON” CHARTERS 888-613-3009 • ST.THOMAS/ST. JOHN

Personalized Excursions and Southern Hos­ pitality. Experience our majestic islands and pristine waters with Capt. Scott aboard our 31’ luxury Sea Ray powerboat, “Rock On.” Swim and snorkel with colorful fish and turtles, and relax your worries away at premier beaches, exclusive cays and island bars in the US and British Virgin Islands. Comfy seating, plenty of sun or shade. The BEST half or full day of your vacation! Each excur­sion includes drinks, snacks, snorkel gear, and floatation boards with view-glass. Perfect for all ages.

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PLEASE NOTE: In many instances, charter boats and day-sails based on St. Thomas will gladly pick up guests on the island of St. John and vice versa. Be sure to check out the St. John section in this issue for additional information on exciting activities.

SERENA SEA CHARTERS Classic 1950’s wooden cruiser offering 1/2 day charters with 2 snorkel stops.

Proud to offer one the best & most unique boating experiences in the Virgin Islands!

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Sportfishing

ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

Sportfishing companies offer half, three-quarter and full day charters; both inshore and offshore. Inshore offers many rock structures which attract fish within five miles from shore. Offshore, the south drop is seven miles and the north drop 20 miles; you could be fishing in 25 minutes. The boats can take a maximum of six passengers or you may want the boat to yourself and catch all of the fish! Set your own best personal or world wide record in our Caribbean waters.

Fishing is a year round activity in our beautiful azure waters where many world records have been set. Have some reel fun here in the Virgin Islands! Photo courtesy of Mixed Bag Sportfishing.

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Daysail

ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

Escape to another world with the wind in your sails and adventure in your dreams! Yachting vacations are a dream come true for those who choose to explore the Virgin Islands by sailing from one spectacular island to another.

DAYSAIL FANTASY | 340-775-5652 • AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR Join Captain Pam with a maximum of just six guests on her modern Pearson sloop for an exhilarating sail in the protected waters of the beautiful St. John National Park and surrounding cays. Fishing, sailing, amazing snorkeling, beachcombing, swimming with endangered sea turtles and a deliciously prepared hot lunch in the shaded cockpit. Open bar & Jimmy Buffet tunes. Snorkel gear, special floats and instruction make it easy for all ages. $140 per person all inclusive. www.daysailfantasy.com Email: info@daysailfantasy.com Voted Best Daysail St. Thomas 5 Years, Recommended By Trip Advisor, Frommers & Fodors. (Red Hook)

CALYPSO CATAMARAN CHARTERS | 340-777-SAIL • RED HOOK • ST.JOHN

SAIL WITH LIBERTY | 340-690-4404 • RED HOOK

VOTED BEST CHARTER BOAT 2014! This fun 40' cat offers full-day sail/snorkel trips to the BVI or USVI. Snorkel, then sail to Jost Van Dyke, BVI (White Bay); or sail in USVI to 3 snorkel stops include Waterlemon Cay on St John. Full day trips include continental breakfast, open bar after snorkeling and gear. Half-day trips and sunset sails offered. Private charters welcome. Call about our 10-YR Anniversary Special! Departs from Cruz Bay and Red Hook. www.calypsovi.com (Red Hook, Cruz Bay map)

Liberty welcomes you aboard for a day of sailing and snorkeling the spectacular reefs, anchorages, and cays of St. Thomas and St. John. Capt. Ryan offers a fun-filled day complete with a light breakfast, delicious hot lunch, refreshing drinks, shaded cockpit, spacious decks, great snorkel gear, and a swim platform for safe, easy water entry and exit. “Recommended” by TripAdvisor. Check out our video and info at sailwithliberty.com (Red Hook, Cruz Bay map)

Fury Charters Rated #1 on TripAdvisor! www.usvisailing.com

St. Thomas Sailing with Fury Charters Sail St. Thomas and experience the Caribbean like you never have before! Sailing aboard Fury with our professional crew and superior service will ensure this awesome adventure will be the highlight of your vacation.

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Private sails available! 1/2 Day Snorkel/Sail departs at 8:30am and 12:30pm daily. Trip includes all snorkel gear, open bar and light snacks. Large shaded cockpit and a fresh water shower will insure that you will sail in comfort. Real sailing on a classic sailing yacht! Accommodates up to 25 guests for larger groups. Sunset Sail available upon request. Centrally Located/Free Parking!

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SCUBA

ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

Explore the Underwater Beauty of the Virgin Islands For a quick overview of the nearby dive sites, look at the dive flag symbol on the St. Thomas and St. John island maps.

B.O.S.S. UNDERWATER ADVENTURE

Experience the ultimate thrill of your life with your own personal underwater scooter! The B.O.S.S. will allow you to view the marvels of the sea with no diving experience necessary. Explore the brilliant undersea world where you will enjoy a guided tour of the stunning colorful fish and tropical reefs of the Caribbean. Join the friendly, professional staff of Aqua Adventures for a truly unforgettable experience!

The underwater world is so cool, get in, go under. Photo courtesy of Cruz Bay Watersports.

ST. THOMAS DIVING CLUB

Dive with the local experts! You will enjoy small group diving and personal service from a crew that is dedicated to the safety and enjoyment of everyone that comes aboard. We are a PADI 5-STAR Center offering daily AM and PM boat dives. Snorkelers welcome on afternoon trips. Located at Bolongo Bay Resort next to Iggies.

COKI DIVE CENTER • 340-775-4220

The oldest continually owned dive shop on St. Thomas, diving since 1989. With the island's best beach dive, it's perfect for the beginner diver and diverse enough for the advanced diver. Two live coral reefs make for an excellent night dive also. Our 6 passenger dive boat takes small dive groups on reefs only minutes away. Scuba quality snorkel rentals. A 5-star PADI Dive Center, located at Coral World, just after Coki Beach.

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Located on Coki Point right before Coral World Ocean Park, this white sand beach with crystal clear water offers excellent snorkeling and diving. Beachside restaurants serve picnic fare including burgers, sandwiches and some local dishes. There is a dive shop, jet ski rental and several vendors renting snorkel gear, beach chairs and floats. (#3 on map)

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Located on the south shore of the island at the Bolongo Beach Resort, this beach offers a variety of watersports and beach toy rentals. There is a restaurant and bar right on beach. (#1 on map)

You will find it just past the Univeristy of the Virgin Islands going west on Route 30. Brewer’s Bay is a local family favorite for weekend picnics and gatherings. Visitors can relax in the shallow waters or sunbathe on the wide shore. On weekends there tends to be a lot of activity and loud local music! (#2 on map)

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4. HULL BAY A favorite northside beach for local families and surfers. It offers the best surfing on St. Thomas when there is a north swell but the locals are very protective so be aware. Hull Bay Hideaway restaurant and bar is located just behind the beach. Try out their fish tacoes. Located on the northside. Plenty of parking. (#4 on map)

5. LINDBERGH BAY Named after the famous aviator who landed nearby in 1928, this tranquil bay is flanked by three hotels, palm trees and sea grapes that line the shore. Located on the airport road. (#5 on map) www.virginislandsthisweek.com www.virginislandsthisweek.com


6. LINDQUIST BEACH

9. SAPPHIRE BEACH

One of St. Thomas’s most virginal and pristine beach, Lindquist Beach is situated on the east end of the island. The water is crystal-clear and typically calm. The left side of the beach is great for snorkeling. Owned by the Virgin Islands government it is well maintained and kept clean. There are a few picnic tables but get there early! (#6 on map)

The sapphire-blue waters here are great for snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing and more. The beach is located on the east end at Sapphire Beach Resort. (#9 on map)

12. VESSUP BEACH

A local favorite on the weekends for parties with loud music. Good time to go is during the week when it is very empty and peaceful. There is a watersports hut there that rents out sailboats, SUPs (Stand Up Paddle Boards), windsurfers and other fun water toys. The long stretch of beach is great for taking a leisurely stroll and the water is nice for swimming. (#12 on map)

10. SECRET HARBOUR BEACH

7. MAGEN’S BAY This beautiful one-mile stretch of beach is St. Thomas’ most favorite and famous beach and is a public park. The water is usually very calm in this heart-shaped protected bay. Beach chairs and floats are available for rent and burgers, pizzas and other snacks can be found at the snack bar. Picnic tables located all along the beach. Lifeguards are on duty. (#7 on map)

A calm, quiet beach located at Secret Harbour Beach Resort, this beach has a floating swim platform and beach chairs available for rent. There is a dive company right on the beach. Also a restaurant and bar. (#10 on map)

13. DOROTHEA BEACH This is a very natural beach...no ammenities, bars or restaurants. The Dorothea condominiums are located there in the flat area behind the beach. Being a northside beach it can be rough during the winter with some big swells and currents that can push you towards the rocks. There is some great snorkeling there. (#13 on map)

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8. MORNING STAR BEACH Located at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Resort, this beach offers a restaurant and bar, watersports rentals and a scenic view of the cruise ships coming in and out of the harbor. (#8 on map) www.virginislandsthisweek.com www.virginislandsthisweek.com

There is often a bit of gentle surf on this beach. It is a bit rocky as you enter the water so tread carefully. Limetree is usually very quiet with not too many people around. There is a watersports hut but it isn’t always open so bring your own snorkel gear. (#11 on map)

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21. Mongoose Junction.............................Cruz Bay 22. Stone Art Gallery..............................Town Map 23. St Johns Fragrance Company.......................K-5 24. St Thomas Food Tours............... See ad page 51 25. The Pearl Lady..................................Town Map 26. Sloop Jones..................................St. John Map 27. Trident Jewels & Time.......................Town Map 28. Yacht Haven Grande.................................... L-5 REAL ESTATE & VILLAS 1. Hillcrest Guesthouse.............................St. John

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HISTORIC WALKING TOUR 1 LEGISLATURE BUILDING Originally a barracks for Danish troops, dating back to 1874. 2 FORT CHRISTIAN This National Historic Landmark was completed by Danish settlers in 1680. Built originally to protect the colony from hostile marauders, It has housed a jail, a governor’s residence, a place of worship, and a police station. Currently under renovation. 3 EMANCIPATION GARDENS Commemorates the emancipation of slaves by Danish Governor Peter von Scholten on July 3, 1848 4 GRAND GALLERIA In 1841, this unique structure opened as the Grand Hotel. It remained a popular place for vacationers to stay until 1975. 5 FREDERICK LUTHERAN CHURCH Established in 1666, the same year Erik Smidt took formal possession of St. Thomas in the name of the Danish West India Company. The present building rebuilt in1826. 6 SEVEN ARCHES MUSEUM Once a Danish craftsman’s residence, it was built in the 19th century featuring a total of seven arches to support the staircase. 7 GOVERNMENT HOUSE This is the official residence of the Governor of the Virgin Islands. The building was constructed by the Danish Colonial Council between the years 1865 and 1867.

8 99 STEPS One of several ‘step-streets’ built by the Danes to solve the problem of getting around the town’s hilly terrain. The bricks were brought from Denmark as ballasts in the holds of trade ships. Walk to the top (actually 103 steps) and you will find yourself near the foot of more stairs leading to Blackbeard’s Castle. 9 HAAGENSEN HOUSE A restored home built in the early 1800s by island entrepreneur Hans Haagensen. The salons and chambers are furnished with period antiques. 10 BLACKBEARD’S CASTLE Also located just above 99 steps is this Danish watch tower built in the late 1600’s. The view from the tower offered a perfect vantage point to spot enemy ships entering the harbor. 11 CROWN HOUSE Built in the middle of the 18th century, this stately home was the residence of two past VI governors. It is now a private residence. 12 HOTEL 1829 This structure offers an ideal example of classic island architecture. It was built as a townhouse for a French sea captain and now serves as an exclusive in-town hotel. 13 POST OFFICE SQUARE A full service United States post office is located within the strategically located building that marks the beginning of “Main Street.”

14 ST. THOMAS REFORMED CHURCH Not only is this the oldest congregation in the Virgin Islands; it is also the longest standing denomination with a continuous ministry in the United States. 15 ST. THOMAS SYNAGOGUE This National Historic Landmark is the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere. The original synagogue was built by Sephardic Jews in 1796 and was rebuilt in 1833. 16 ST THOMAS HISTORICAL TRUST MUSEUM - RAADETS GADE Learn about the island’s history, culture and architecture through displays of artifacts and photographs. See the collection of colonial West Indian furniture. Sign up and take our guided Downtown Walking Tour or our Historical Hassel Island Tour. You can also call the Historical Trust office (340)774-5541.

17 MARKET SQUARE People come here from all over the island to sell fresh fruit, fish, sauces, and vegetables. Traditionally, the busiest market day is Saturday; vendors arrive hours before dawn.

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Cool colorful shirts from Local Color, Havensight Mall and Downtown St. Thomas

Yacht Yacht Haven Haven Grande Grande St. St. Thomas’ Thomas’ prestigious prestigious shopping shopping area area located located within within walking walking distance from Havensight Mall. Enjoy upscale shops, distance from Havensight Mall. Enjoy upscale shops, plenty plenty of of parking parking and and nice nice places places to to eat. eat. Complimentary Complimentary luggage luggage check check at at their their Welcome Welcome Center Center 9am 9am until until 5pm 5pm Monday, Monday, through through FriFriday. Pick up special offer and discount information. day. Pick up special offer and discount information.

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Tahitian black pearls on natural leather from The Pearl Lady, Downtown St. Thomas

Classic Neverfull from Louis Vuitton, Yacht Haven Grande

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“The Duty-Free allowance for US citizens is $1600...

LITTLE SWITZERLAND | 888-527-4473 www.littleswitzerland.com Defining Luxury Across the Caribbean for 60 years, Little Switzerland is one of the world’s most trusted duty-free retailers with a reputation for luxury and service. Thirty-three stores across the Caribbean offer an unprecedented showcase of the most desired The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet collections of respected names in fine jewelry and time pieces at duty-free and tax free values. Shopping at Little Switzerland is a must when visiting the Caribbean. Be sure to ask about Little Switzerland's preferred credit with no interest options available on the spot for an effortless dutyfree shopping experience.

Twice as much as any other Caribbean locations!"

Billabong GET YOUR Maaji SURFSTYLE ON. Nixon Dakine Amuse RVCA Roxy Vissla Oakley Quiksilver Volcom Havensight Mall 340-776-4540 Red Hook, East End 340-774-3583 Olukai Shop Online! Reef

Tanzanite International, the Caribbean's premiere tanzanite retailer, has been raising the bar of excellence in luxury goods for over 10 years. Featuring exclusive luxury tanzanite brands only available at Tanzanite International, they also offer a wide array of loose tanzanite, designer jewelry, and couture settings. Discover why they are known for their excellent customer service and knowledgeable, friendly sales staff. Find the piece you've always dreamt about at Tanzanite International. (Town map)

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THE VIRGIN ISLANDS’ ONLY OFFICIAL BILLABONG STORE

5120 Main Street • 340.774.4010

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TANZANITE INTERNATIONAL | 340-774-2116 MAIN STREET

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HOUSE OF RAJAH JEWELERS | 340-776-7770 5332 RAADETS GADE #19 Celebrating 41 years in Business, owners George and KC travel the world to find gems and fine jewelry at unbelievable values. They offer: 60% off certified diamonds, custom design ring mounts set the same day, diamond eternity rings in all carat weights, a Diamond Corner starting at $99, and brands by: Sophia by George and KC. Design, Gabriel&Co., Yellow Diamonds by Divina, Chamilia, Mallorca Pearls ($1/inch), Citizen EcoDrive, Guess, Invicta, Roamer, Swiss Military & Pre-Owned Rolex watches with full warranty (not affiliated with Rolex SA).

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EXQUISITE JEWELRY AND FINE TIME PIECES St. Maarten (3 locations) 53A, 56 Front Street, Philipsburg & 6 Harbour Point Village Tel: 1 (721) 542 4399 Fax: 1 (721) 542 6135 infosxm@ballerina-jewelers.com St. Thomas (2 locations) 5180 & 5176 Dronningens Gade Tel: 1 340 776 3701 Fax: 1 340 776 1329 infostt@ballerina-jewelers.com www.ballerina-jewelers.com

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DAVID YURMAN BOUTIQUE BY JEWELS TEL: 888-527-4473 • ST. THOMAS • MAIN STREET The custom designed David Yurman Boutique by Jewels located on Main Street, St. Thomas, features the largest selection and latest styles of David Yuman found anywhere in the world. www.jewelsonline.com

DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL | 340-774-2184 MAIN STREET • AH RIISE MALL • HAVENSIGHT • CROWN BAY MARRIOTT FRENCHMAN’S REEF The premier jewelry retailer in the Caribbean, Diamonds International, has been offering top-notch diamond jewelry for a quarter century with an extensive array of loose stones, designer brands, and one-of-a-kind settings. Lauded for their excellent customer service and expertise, the friendly sales staff will help you select that perfect piece of jewelry to bring home from the Caribbean.

DI WATCH AND DESIGN | 340-774-2185 MAIN STREET Diamonds International Watch & Design leads the Caribbean in bringing the latest and most coveted timepieces to the region for over 10 years. Top world-class watch brands are all conveniently displayed under one roof, so you can compare and contrast each one, and find the perfect watch for you at unrivaled Duty Free values. (Town map)

EDEN JEWELERS | 340-777-3366 | MAIN STREET Brimming with colored and white diamonds, natural gemstones and designer jewelry, this little jewelry store has a lot to offer! Owned and operated by G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist Sunil Idnani and his wife Kanchan. Eden is located on Main Street. Eden offers a lifetime warranty, U.S. Service Center, great quality and competitive pricing. Take home the Destination St. Thomas sterling silver Larimar bead sold exclusively at Eden and/or the Caribbean Sun Necklace. Page 46  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

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Souvenirs made in the Virgin Islands and Gift Shopping Whether shopping on Main Street, at Havensight, Yacht Haven Grande or Crown Bay Center, you will find quite a few stores selling souvenirs and gift items. T-Shirts, locally made art, crafts and candies, postcards, Christmas decorations and lots of other Virgin Islands mementos are available to take home as special gifts for family and friends. Anything made in the Vrgin Islands will be exempt from your $1600 Duty Free allowance. THE PEARL LADY | 340-774-5875 NEXT TO FORT CHRISTIAN Visit St. Thomas’ newest hidden treasure, “The Pearl Lady.” This unique, elegant store offers a full selection of Japanese Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian and Freshwater Cultured Pearls in both classic and contemporary styles. A full range of gorgeous Pearl jewelry awaits you including rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and clasps. Also offered, for your existing necklaces, is a restringing and redesign service. Located in The Professional Building next to Fort Christian in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

TRADEWINDS GALLERIA | 340-775-5595 RED HOOK Visit Tradewinds Galleria for a unique shopping experience.  Here you will find the largest selection of Hook Bracelets in the islands.  The Caribbean Bracelet Company is known for the highest quality bracelets and TWG carries over 30 of their styles, including Dolphins, Turtles, Larimar, Mermaids, Anchors, Fish Hooks, hammered, and many more.  You will also find The Hook Company’s Titanium bracelets, including the Black Ti series.  Along with other fine jewelry, TWG carries a nice selection of sunglasses, Clothing and Beach Gear, including brands Sea Specs, Ocean, Hook&Tackle, Weekender, Tormenter. ** Mention this ad for a free gift **

TRIDENT JEWELS AND TIME | 340-776-7152 Trident Jewels & Time, the store with exquisite jewelry, extraordinary timepieces and a vast collection of loose Certified (GIA and EGL) diamonds ranging from 1 to 15 carats! See their variety of fancy colored diamonds, yellow, pink, blue, black or champagne. Authorized retailer for some of the most prestigious watch brands: Harry Winston, Ulysse Nardin, Franck Muller, Bell & Ross, Maurice LaCriox, Oris, Hamilton, Mido, Frederique Constant, Ball, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors. (Town map) Page 48  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

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513312 Dronningens Gade, Main Street Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, USVI, 00802 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 00802-6935 1.800.232.6229

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Locally Made

(above) Meet Nina White, left, store director and Janet Hutchinson, right, resident artist at Eden Living, Main Street, Downtown.

& Locally Loved Here’s our list of favorite locally made items with deep roots in the Virgin Islands. Snatch them up!

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1. CRUZAN RUM

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Since 1760 Cruzan Rum has been made in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Using all natural ingredients, including rainwater, the rum is made in a single barrel process resulting in a smooth exceptionally flavored rum. Their newest addition are the "flavored" rums.

GOODS TH AT A R E M A DE IN T H E V IR G IN IS LA N D S ARE EXEM PT FROM Y O U R DUTY FREE A LL O WA N CE OF $1600.

2. SLOOP JONES COLLECTION

340-779-4001 • CORAL BAY, ST. JOHN Sloop Jones’s hand painted clothing embodies the best of the Caribbean - the colors, natural beauty, quirky characters and laid back vibe. Come visit us on the East End and mention this ad for a special free gift, you’re sure to be enchanted on your visit!

3. CARAVAN GALLERY

340.779.4566 MONGOOSE JUNCTION, ST. JOHN Look no further for affordable and fine jewelry in a wide range of unique styles. Find original designs by Tom Krall, Daniel Benson and Whealan Massicot, who makes the original St John Hook Bracelet exclusively for this gallery. Satisfied customers return every year to this museum-like setting. Located upstairs at Mongoose Junction. www.caravangallery.com

4. MADE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS 340-776-7822 • DRAKE'S PASSAGE DOWNTOWN, ST.THOMAS

Talented island artisans sell their handcrafted products in this beautiful little shop... Spices, batik, leather, jewelry, photography, artwork, ceramics, fragrances, handmade clothing, all natural body care products and more. Located in the heart of the shopping district across from Rum Island Pub & its famous Husband Day Care (TM).

5. ISLAND GIRL COLLECTION

340-344-1314 • AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR, RED HOOK, ST. THOMAS Are you an Island Girl? Well why not tell the world! Purchase your Locally Designed Island Girl Necklace and Earrings while you are visiting our beautiful Island! They are said to be great conversation pieces on island as well as throughout the US & Caribbean! Made With Stainless Steel.

Locally made arts and crafts make thoughtful gifts and great souvenirs!

6. EDEN LIVING

340-775-3366 • 5135 DRONNINGENS GADE, ST. THOMAS Vivid color bursts forth in this unique Main Street boutique. It is filled with handmade artisan creations ranging from home wares, sculpture, clocks, ceramics, wall art, jewelry, wood carvings, clothing, accessories and more. Located downtown just two doors down from Eden Jewelers, home of the locally made Caribbean Sun necklace.

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7. ST THOMAS FOOD TOURS 340-642-1995

St Thomas’ premier cultural food tours offer historical tours with a delicious twist. Enjoy local food from a diverse range of food eateries, set within historic neighborhoods with an experienced tour guide. Learn about our rich culture and the delicious foods authentic to the island. This is a unique St Thomas experience! Find us at www.stthomasfoodtours.com

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8. ST JOHNS FRAGERANCE COMPANY 340-774-2166 • 9011 HAVENSIGHT MALL, WAREHOUSE #1, ST. THOMAS

In the 1830s natural bay leaf oils, lime essence and local spices were artfully blended together to create extraordinary West Indian fragrances. Our award winning, world renown scents like Bay Rum, West Indian Lime, and Virgin Island Spice are still handcrafted in our small batch factory on St. Thomas today. We invite you to celebrate centuries of West Indian tradition by joining us on a factory tour, open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

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Crown Bay Center Your first & last stop in a first class destination

JE WELRY • BEACHWEAR • ELECTRONICS • PERFUMES • SOUVENIRS & MORE!

Great Shopping, Fantastic Selection, Friendly Gaming, Fabulous Food, Great Prices... Great Times.

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ISLAND Entertainment

To add your entertainment, email: entertainment@virginislandsthisweek.com

See St. John Entertainment listings on page 82.

NOTE: "Island style" holiday arrangement are made last minute! Be sure to call your favorite resort, restaurant or club to get their celebration schedule.

STEEL PAN AND CALYPSO

PIANO

GUITAR, KEYBOARD, VARIETY

Cruzan Beach Club at Sunset Grille

Banana Tree/Cabana Bar, Bluebeard’s Castle,

Big Kahuna, Veterans Drive, Charlotte Amalie,

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BANDS AND DANCING

774-1600, Sun 6:30 to 9 (Dennis Frett) Northside Bistro, Northside, 775-5098 Mon and Tues 6:30 to 9:30 (Louis Taylor) Wed 6:30 to 9:30 (Paul Dirks-guitar) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Winnie Van Phillips on guitar), Fri 6:30 to 9:30 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans) Sat 7 to 10 (Louis Taylor-piano, Rhett Simmons-bass) Manor House Restaurant, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, 777-7100, Mon and Sat 7 to 9:30 (Freddie Rabuse, piano and vocals)

Caribbean Saloon, Red Hook, 775-7060

CARIBBEAN SHOWS

Secret Harbour Beach Resort 714-STRG (7874) Mon, Wed, Fri 3:30 to 6:30

Northside Bistro

Northside, 775-5098, Fri 6:30 to 9:30 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans)

Caribbean Fusion Restaurant

Emerald Beach Resort, 777-8800 Fri 7 to 10 (Aben Marrero on Steel Pan)

...................................... Fri 11 pm to 4 am Karaoke (Hector), Sat 10 pm to 4 am (DJ Rob) Occasional live music.

Crown Bay Gaming & Sports Lounge

Crown Bay Marina, 715-5300 Fri 10 to 2 (Top Notch Band) Duffy’s Love Shack, Red Hook, 779-2080 Dancing under the stars nightly from 9:30 pm until... Fatty's, Red Hook, 777-4275 Karaoke. Call for schedule Fat Turtle, Yacht Haven Grande, 775-8FAT Fri 10 until (DJ Pete), Sat 8 to 11 Karaoke (Tommy Bronx) Grande Cru, Yacht Haven Grande, 774-7263 Wed 6 to 8 pm (live entertainment) Hull Bay Hideaway, Hull Bay, 777-1898 Sunday Funday 5 pm (the best in live local and visiting bands) Call for schedule. Iggies Beach Bar & Grill, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 693-2600, LIVE MUSIC 7 nights a week See also Guitar, Keyboards, Variety Section Latitude 18, Vessup Bay, 777-4552 Many nights, 7 pm, call for info. 11/16 and 11/30 Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats.

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove

Sunset Poolside Bar & Grill, 693-4800, Every night but Wednesday, 6 to 8, (Tues, Tim West Band) Mon 6:30- 6:45 (fire dancing by Flights of Fire) Melt, American Yacht Harbor, 714-7874 Fri 4 to 7 pm (live music) — call for details. Off The Grid, Tillett Gardens, Tillett Gardens, check us out on facebook! Live music most nights, including visiting bands. Fri 8 to 11 (John Gazi), Wed 8 to 11, (John Hodges), Thu 8 to 11 (Whiskey Pistols) Melt, American Yacht Harbor, 714-STRG (7874), DJ every Wed., Live Music every Friday 7 pm-2 am Paradise Point, Havensight, Top of the Tram 777-4540, Wed 6 to 9 (Top Notch Band) The Tap & Still, Redhook 244-2577. Fri 6 to 9 (Barefoot Davis). Call for additional music schedule.

The Tap & Still, Havensight, 244-2577, Tues 4pm Barefoot Davis. Call for additional music schedule. Virgin's Haven, Havensight dock, 777-3300 Virgin Sundays 4 to 10 pm $7 admission (top local soca bands)

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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 775-1800 Wed 7 to 10 Carnival Night and Limbo Show with West Indian buffet.

Margaritaville Restaurant

Smith Bay, 775-8310 Sun 4 to 6 (local vendors), 6 to 9 (Calypso band, Fire Show, Limbo)

Sangria’s Beachside Bistro,

Elysian Beach Resort, 714-STRG (7874), Monday 7-10PM, Calypso Band, Fire Show, Limbo, Local Vendors

Sugar Bay Resort and Spa

Smith Bay, 777-7100, Thurs 6 to 10, (Live steel pan, limbo show, local vendors)

DAYTIME MUSIC

...................................... Caribbean Fish Market, Elysian Resort, 714-7874, Sun 11 to 2 pm (live music)

Dinghy’s Beach Bar and Grill

Honeymoon Beach, Water Island 727-504-0268 Sun 1 to 4 (Call for schedule)

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove

Poolside Bar and Grill, 693-4800 Sun 9:30 to 11:30 (live with brunch, Freddie Rabuse on piano)

JAZZ

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Yacht Haven Grande, 714-3566 Sun 4 to 7 pm (Louis Taylor and Friends)

Fresh Bistro, Yacht Haven Grande, 777-2747

Sat 6 to 9 (Danny Silber, Channing Griggs Jazz Ensemble) Grande Cru, Yacht Haven Grande, 774-7263 Wed 5:30 to 8:30 (Jazz and Broadway tunes) Northside Bistro, Northside, 775-5098 Sat 7 to 10 (Louis Taylor-piano, Rhett Simmons-bass) Tavern On The Waterfront 776-4328, Fridays 7 to 10 Open for players to sit in. Hosted by Shelley.

...................................... St. Thomas, 775-9289, Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30 pm (the best live island music)

Caribbean Saloon, Red Hook, 775-7060

Special live concerts. Please call for details. Fri 11:00 Karaoke with Hector. BIG screens! Coco Joe's, Marriott Morningstar Beach Resort, 776-8500, Thurs 7 to 9:30 (Barefoot Davis Band) Sat 7 to 9:30 (DJ)

Dinghy’s Beach Bar and Grill

Honeymoon Beach, Water Island 727 504-0268 Sun 2:30, Tues 7pm Trivia Night, Pirate-themed Full Moon Party monthly. Dog House Pub, Havensight, 998-8341 Wed 7:30 (Get Lucky Trivia) Thu 7 to 11 (Trippin’ Thursday with Live Music TBA) Fri 10 to 2 (Ladies Night-free drinks)

Iggies Beach Bar & Grill

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 693-2600 Mon 7:30 to 10:30 (Whiskey Pistols) Tue 7:30 to 10:30 (TBD) Wed 7 to 10 Carnival Night and Limbo show, Thu 8 to 11 Karaoke with Tommy Bronx, Fri 8 to 11 (Lourdes and the Switch) Sat 8 to 11 (Jah Souljahs reggae band) Sun 7:30 to 10:30 (Tim West Duo). Call for info on Bands in Sand special concerts Latitude 18, Vessup Bay, 777-4552 Many nights, 7 pm, call for info. 11/16 and 11/30 Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats Margaritaville Restaurant, Smith Bay, 775-8310, Live music nightly 6 to 9. Mon (Why Not?), Wed (Lourdes and the Switch), Thu (Brent & Preston), Fri (Tim West Band), Sat (Jason Jones)

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove

Sunset Poolside Bar & Grill, 693-4800 
 Live music 6 to 8 every night but Wed. Mon 7:30 Fire show with Flights of Fire Molly Molones, Red Hook, 775-1270 Live music and sports nightly. Call for schedule. Northside Bistro, Northside, 775-5098 Mon and Tues 6:30 to 9:30 (Louis Taylor) Wed 6:30 to 9:30 (Paul Dirks-guitar) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Winnie Van Phillips on guitar), Fri 6:30 to 9:30 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans) Sat 7 to 10 (Louis Taylor-piano, Rhett Simmons-bass) Rum Shandy Cabana Bar, Frenchtown, 775-RUM1, Mon 9 to 12 (Open Mike Night) Fri 9 to 12 (live reggae). Last Sat each month End of Month Party (live music). Sand Bar at Havana Blue, MorningStar Beach at Frenchman’s Reef Resort, 715-7263, Live music and DJ's. Call for info.

Smoking Rooster Cruzan Rum Garden Havensight Mall, 715-2625 Wed 7pm (live music). Call for info

Tickles Dockside Pub

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EVENTS! St. Thomas & St. John NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2016

Daily 8:30AM – 4:00 PM PLANTATION CROWN AND HAWK BOTANICAL GARDEN 2-A Estate Crown and Hawk , Route 33 Paradise Found! Explore this unique hilltop garden set amongst a historic sugar plantation estate. Thousands of tropical plants form lush jungle trails featuring a 125’ long waterfall, viewing sky decks, peacocks, fish, and turtles. Giftshop, beverage and snack bar and plant maze challenge….an aMAZEing place, fun for the whole family! Cost $18.00 adults, $10.00 children, under 5 free. Call 340-776-0041

EveryWeek MUSEUM TOUR St. Thomas Historical Trust, Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Small, but Packed with antique furniture, art, maps, marine artifacts and photos that tell the fascinating history of St. Thomas. Open Monday through Friday and cruise ship days on weekend. For info, call (340) 774-5541 MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS THRU DECEMBER 15, 9 AM - 3:30 PM REEF BAY HIKE Meet at National Park Visitors Center, Cruz Bay, St. John Board a shuttle to the head of the trail to enjoy a ranger-led hike down the approximately 3-mile long Reef Bay Trail & travel by boat back to Cruz Bay. Bring water, sunblock, bug spray, sturdy walking/hiking shoes & a snack or lunch. Book reservations at the Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction. Cost: $40 pp. Max: 31 hikers. For information & reservations, call (340) 779-8700 MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, 10 AM-2 PM ANNABERG HISTORIC SITE CULTURAL DEMONSTRATIONS Annaberg Ruins, Leinster Bay, St. John The subsistence lifestyle is presented with gardening skills as demonstrated by native St. Johnians. A walk around the ruins Page 56  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

MUSEUM TOUR St. Thomas Historical Trust, Raadets Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Come in and explore the fascinating history of St. Thomas. View antique furniture, art, maps, marine artifacts, photos and more! See details on this page.

allows visualization of the colonial "sugar" era. No fee. Call (340) 779-8700 or (340) 776-6201 ext. 238 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 10AM 1PM FRENCH HERITAGE MUSEUM Frenchtown, St. Thomas, next to Joseph Aubain Ballpark Get a glimpse into the past of this picturesque fishing village at this quaint little museum. Admission is free, but visitors' contributions help defray operational costs and keep this non-profit alive. For information or to book tours outside of regular hours call (340) 714-2583 MONDAYS, SUNSET FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT HEIDI'S HONEYMOON GRILL Honeymoon Beach, Water Island Catch the ferry next to Tickles Dockside Pub, Crown Bay, St. Thomas. Round trip fare is $10, but the movie is free! Refreshments are available, so bring cash (and don't forget the bug spray)! For info and schedule call(340) 777-5288. MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS, 6-7 PM FREE TAI CHI Yacht Haven Grande, in front of Louis Vuitton, St. Thomas Enjoy this rejuvenating physical activity!

Donations for instructor appreciated. For information, call (340) 774-9500 TUESDAYS, 10:30 - 11:30 AM WATERS EDGE WALK Leinster Bay Trailhead, across from the Annaberg parking lot, St. John Explore the wildlife and habitat of the area between the sea and the shore, as you learn about the many ways seagrass inhabitants hide and defend themselves. This hands-on activity is appropriate for the whole family. Water shoes are helpful. Free.. For information & reservations, call (340) 779-8700 TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS, 10 AM - 5 PM, SUNDAYS, 11 AM - 5 PM, CLOSED MONDAYS AND DECEMBER 24 - 26 V.I. CHILDREN'S MUSEUM Grand Galleria Hotel, 2nd Floor, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas VICM is a non-profit place of beauty, joy and wonder, offering a large variety of interactive exhibits with a primary focus on science and technology. Check out the "They Thought They Were Crazy" exhibit, dedicated to historical inventions that changed all of mankind, or walk through the rainbow xylophone in the "Music and Light Spectacular"-- just two of the interacwww.virginislandsthisweek.com


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Annaberg Historic Site Cultural Demonstrations. Monday & Tuesdays, 10 AM - 2 PM, Annaberg Ruins, Leinster Bay, St. John.

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tive exhibits. What will you discover today? Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 free with one paying adult. Call (340) 643-0366, or visit www.vichildrensmuseum.org. WEDNESDAYS THRU DECEMBER 21, 10 AM- 2 PM VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK CINNAMON BAY EDUCATION CTR. Cinnamon Bay Beach, St. John Take a guided tour of the Educational Center and Archaeology Laboratory at Cinnamon Bay. The center may also be open from 9:00 to 5:00 on week days if the archaeologist and interns are working in the laboratory. Free.. For info, call (340) 715-8580 THURSDAYS, 6-7 AM, TUESDAYS, 6 PM FREE YOGA CLASS Yacht Haven Grande, next to Gucci, St. Thomas Donations for instructor appreciated. For information, call (340) 774 9500 THURSDAYS, 6-7 PM SATURDAYS, 9-10 AM FREE ZUMBA CLASS Yacht Haven Grande, in front of Louis Vuitton, St. Thomas Learn how to Zumba! It’s a great way to get some healthful exercise. Bring drinking water. Donations for instructor appreciated. For info, call (340) 774-9500 www.virginislandsthisweek.com

FRIDAYS THRU NOVEMBER 25, 7:30 - 9AM DISCOVER BIRD WATCHING Francis Bay trailhead, St. John The location of this program is the best overall place to see birds on St. John. It is excellent for viewing migratory and native species. Free. For information and reservations, call (340) 779-8700 FRIDAYS (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS), 9 - 10 AM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE WALKING TOUR Historical Trust Headquarters, Norre Gade just in from Roosevelt Park, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas The St. Thomas Historical Trust offers these guided walks that offers a look back in time. Call for reservations and cost info at least 24 hours in advance, as walks are not scheduled without reservations. For info, call (340) 643-6782 or (340) 774-5541 FRIDAYS, 4 - 7 PM FAMILY GAME NIGHT Yacht Haven Grande, next to Fat Turtle, St. Thomas Fun for kids of all ages. For information, call (340) 774-9500 FRIDAYS, SUNSET MOVIE NIGHT Susannaberg Ruins, off Centerline Road, St. John

This cool popup "theater" happens every Friday, weather permitting, around dark. From Cruz Bay, pass Paradise Lumber and a small dirt road on the left, then go down the next driveway on the left. Look for the huge lawn where the screen is set up. Bring your own blanket and snacks. Cost: $10pp, to benefit the Susannaberg Historical Foundation. FRIDAYS, 8-10 PM FREE QUADRILLE DANCE LESSONS WITH THE MUNGO NILES CULTURAL DANCERS Emancipation Garden, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas The oldest dance group on St. Thomas invites you to learn the traditional VI dance, the Quadrille, in this historic park. For information, call (340) 998-4238 or email mungoniles@yahoo.com EVERY FIRST FRIDAY, 10 PM - 2 AM WORLD WIDE WEST PRESENTS FIRST FRIDAY GROOVE Yacht Haven Grande, Former Havana Nines, St. Thomas With DJ Kuntry. For information, call (340) 774-9500 SECOND SATURDAY, 9AM-3PM ART EXCHANGE: THE ARTISAN'S AND FARMER'S MARKET Buddha Sushi, Estate Frydenhoj, St. Thomas Arts, crafts and fresh produce offered by the artisans and farmers themselves. For information, call (340) 513-7462 or email osaze72@yahoo.com EVERY FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY, 10 AM-5 PM FARMER’S MARKET Esplanade, Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas For information, call (340) 774-9500 EVERY SECOND AND LAST SUNDAY, 10 AM-2 PM FARMER’S MARKET Bordeaux Market, St. Thomas For information, call (340) 774-4204 or (340) 244-4644 Continued on next page

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November 2016 » WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 - 5 St. Thomas Fall Yacht Show Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas The VI Charter Yacht League's 42nd edition of their Fall yacht show. Yachts are not open to viewing by the public, however visitors are welcome to visit the marina complex to dine and shop with the backdrop of some of the most magnificent crewed charter yachts that base out of the Virgin Islands. For information, call (340) 774-3944 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 5:30-10 PM Jazz in the Park Roosevelt Park, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Listen to headline Jazz performers in historic Charlotte Amalie. There will also be vendors offering food and drinks and arts and crafts; a Kid Zone activity area with face painting, tattoos and balloon art; art walk and cultural area; and health expo. Free. For information, call (340) 777-1302 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 6:30 AM -10:30 AM Montessori to Magens Bay 8-Mile Walk/Run Montessori School, St. Thomas This 4th annual event is a great run-walk for the whole family. Be competitive or make it a social event. Bring your bathing suit for a swim after this walk/run hosted by the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners. Cost: $30 adults; $15 Youth (12 years and under). For information, call (340) 777-8183 or visit www.m2mroadrace.com SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 9 AM Paddle in the Park SUP Race Maho Bay, St. John A standup paddleboard race celebrating the beaches and waters of the VI Natonal Park. Choose the 1-mile, 3-mile or 5.5-mile course in this 3rd annual paddle hosted by the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park. Special category in the short course for kids 12 years old and younger. NOTE: Advance registration only. Adults $70, or Page 58  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

Jazz in the Park, Friday, November 4, 5:30-10 PM, Roosevelt Park, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Listen to headline Jazz performers in historic Charlotte Amalie.

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$85 for late registration November 5. Youth (under 18) $35, or $40 for late registration. For information and to register, call (340) 779-4940 or visit www.friendsvinp.org THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 6-10 PM 12th Annual Taste of Two Islands: From Farm To Table Mark C. Marin Center, Antilles School, St. Thomas Come enjoy the flavors of chefs from St. Thomas and St. John along with wonderful wines-- and support Public Television at the same time! Cost: $50 in advance; $55 at the door. For info, call (340) 774-6255, ext. 246 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Veterans Day in the Park Trunk Bay, St. John No fees for the day in celebration of our veterans! For information, call (340) 776-6201 ext.238 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 3PM, 4th Annual St. John Rib Cook Off Coral Bay Ball Field, St. John Up to 15 competitors will vie for this year's title of St. John's Best Ribs. Enjoy live music, raffles, games and plenty of RIBS! Proceeds benefit the all-volunteer non-profit St. John Rescue. For information, email stjohnrescue@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 8 PM The Forum Presents – Cuarteto Latinoamericano String Quartet Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School, St. Thomas Acclaimed for its performances of the standard string quartet repertoire and the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet for more than 30 years, the Cuarteto Latinamericano has a discography of over 70 recordings and has received a Latin Grammy Award, Chamber Music America/ASCAP's Most Adventurous Programming Award three times and the Mexican Music Critics Association Award. Cost: $20; Teachers: $10; Students free with Student ID. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www.instantseats.com. For information, call (340) 228-4777 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Wahoo Wind-Up Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, Red Hook, St. Thomas Great prizes are awarded for the winners of this last tournament of the year hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club. For information, call (340) 775-9144 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 5:30-8:30 PM Antique, Folk, Contemporary Art Show Mango Tango Art Gallery, Raphune Hill, Rt. 38, St. Thomas www.virginislandsthisweek.com


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Homer Bryant and the Bryant Youth Professionals, Saturday, November 26, 7 PM at the Reichhold Center For The Arts, St. Thomas See details in this section.

Featuring African artifacts and Haitian folk art surrounding the debut of figurative emerging artist Neen Reynolds. Live music and light refreshments. For more information call (340) 777-3060 FRIDAY-MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18-21 Paradise Jam Men's College Basketball Tournament University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas Watch exciting men’s basketball action. The eight NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams participating in the 17th annual event include Creighton, Loyola University Chicago, North Carolina State, Oral Roberts, Ole Miss, Montana, St. Joseph's, and Washington State.  Check brackets online for matchups and game times at paradisejam. com.  For information, call: (340) 693-1056 SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 & 20, 10 AM-5 PM St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Reichhold Center Grounds, St. Thomas Buy local produce, prepared foods and crafts at this celebration of our culture and agriculture. Come out for the food and drink competitions, informational displays on gardening, composting and tree grafting , and a livestock area showcasing some www.virginislandsthisweek.com

of the territory's prized and unique animals. Entertainment will include music by DJ Ubba and Ah We Band, with dancing by the St. Thomas Heritage Dancers. Children's games will be held daily from 12:30 to 5pm. Cost: $3 adults; $1 for children under 12 years. For info, call (340) 693-1080 THURSDAY-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - 26 Paradise Jam Women's College Basketball Tournament University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas Watch exciting women’s basketball action. The eight NCAA division I women’s basketball teams participating in the 17th annual event include North Carolina State, Kansas State, LSU, UTEP, Winthrop, Florida State, Gonzaga, and Michigan. Check brackets online for matchups and game times at paradisejam.com. For info, call: (340) 693-1056 FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 & 26 35th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Coral Bay, St. John Two days of great racing starting the Friday after Thanksgiving-- and two nights of parties with live music at Skinny Legs Bar and Grille! All classes of boats are welcome to enter the Thanksgiving Regatta at Coral Bay, where the U.S. Virgin Islands boast worldrenowned Caribbean island-hopping sailing.

The event is sponsored by the Coral Bay Yacht Club and benefits St. John's Kids and the Sea's (KATS) learn-to-sail program. For information, call (340) 779-4994 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 7 PM Homer Bryant and the Bryant Youth Professionals Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Join VI Council on the Arts and the Reichhold Center for the Arts in welcoming home St. Thomas native Homer Hans Bryant and his Bryant Youth Professionals Dance Company. Former principal dancer with the world-renowned Dance Theater of Harlem , his professional credits span from command performance for the royal families of Norway and England, to the motion picture The Wiz with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Homer is a former member of Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief's Chicago City Ballet. His teaching and training experience includes working with Canada's mesmerizing Cirque Du Soleil productions of Mystere, Alegria, and Saltimbanco. For info and tickets, call (340) 693-1550

December 2016 » THURSDAY - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 - 4 8th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR) Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas The CAMR is known for bringing some of the best international match racing talent, from America's Cup veterans to current world champions, to sail in the scenic and challenging Charlotte Amalie harbor. These teams will put their skills to the test in fast-paced highly-competitive sailing action, with fabulous viewing from the bustling downtown waterfront apron. Free. For information, call (340) 775-6320 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 8 PM Now Playing… The Nutcracker Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas The perennial Christmas favorite. On Christmas Eve, a little girl dreams herself into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Cost: $20, $30, $40. For information, call (340) 775-7877 N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6   Page 59


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 5-10 PM Evening in the Courtyard Party Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John This annual holiday open house features a shopping and dining celebration with a fashion show, live music, food, wine, discounts and gifts — and you could win a shopping spree. Sponsored by the Mongoose Junction Merchants Association. Admission is free. Dress is Island Fancy. For information, call (340) 774-8175 STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT EVENT AFTER THE NEW YEAR! Downtown Revitalization's Art on the Town Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Enjoy Art on the Town's art walk in historic downtown Charlotte Amalie and explore our community's rich artistic culture. The walk will wind up and down the streets and alleys to the more than 30 participating destinations including gallery openings, shopping venues, artists in Emancipation Garden and restaurants with "Starving Artist" specials. Convenient parking will be allowed on the waterfront apron, and a shuttle will circle downtown for those who get tired and need a lift to the next venue. Maps for the art walk will be available online at https://www.facebook.com/DRIStThomas/ For information, call (340) 777-6363. SATURDAY- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 4, 7 PM -2 AM 47th Annual Las Vegas Night Fundraiser Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort, St. Thomas Welcome to VI Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy's signature fund raising event! Put on your formal clothes and enjoy food, fun, music and gambling for auction money — plus live and silent auctions. Have a great glam night out while supporting VIMSIA's student financial assistance programs. Call for info and ticket price: (340) 775-6360 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9 AM St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Shoot Out Mahogany Run Golf Course, St. Thomas The fun kicks off at this four-person scramble with a shotgun start. For information, call (340) 777-6250 Page 60  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

Evening In The Courtyard Party, Friday, December 2, 5-10 PM, Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John Don't miss this annual holiday open house . See details on this page.

CALL FOR EVENT DATE Christmas Tree Lighting Havensight Mall, St. Thomas The tree lighting kicks off the festivities that include the arrival of jolly old Santa with gifts for the kids, entertainment by St. Thomas’ top professional bands, steel pan bands, Mocko Jumbies, local dance groups and carolers, and local foods as well as arts and crafts vendors. All stores will be open until 9 p.m. For information, call (340) 774-1780 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7 PM The Forum Presents – The National Theatre Live HD One Man, 2 Guvnors Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School, St. Thomas Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from the host of the Late Late Show, James Corden, this uproarious show was a runaway hit both in London's West End and on Broadway. Cost: $20; Teachers: $10; Students free with Student ID. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www.instantseats.com. For information, call (340) 228-4777

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 5:30-8:30 PM The Holiday Gift and Art Show Mango Tango Art Gallery, Raphune Hill Rt. 38, St. Thomas Featuring new paintings by W. B. Thompson, wood sculpture and ceramics by Courtney Devonish, small works by the gallery's artists, and global crafts. Live music and light refreshments. Call (340) 777-3060 FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 & 10, 8 PM, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2 PM Now Playing… The Nutcracker Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas The perennial Christmas favorite. On Christmas Eve, a little girl dreams herself into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Cost: $20, $30, $40. Call (340) 7757877 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 3 - 8PM Art Opening Gallery St. Thomas, Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Handcrafted works by jewelry artist Elizabeth Pfordresher-La Place, a favorite artist at Gallery St. Thomas, and abstract artist Tracy Monsanto in her first show with the www.virginislandsthisweek.com


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Miracle on Main Street and Lighted Boat Parade, Friday, December 16, 6 PM, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

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gallery. For information, call (340) 777-6363 or email art@gallerystthomas.com SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 9 PM Annual All Island Holiday Party Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John Come celebrate at the biggest holiday party on St. John! There will be a great band, plentiful hors d'eouvres, and cash bars. Adults only and island fancy attire, please. For information, call (340) 774-8175 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 7 PM Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra's Annual Christmas Concert Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Come out for an island-festive evening under the stars to experience our Rising Stars. Hear your favorite holiday tunes like you've never heard them before — by an entire orchestra of steel pans played by this amazing group of talented young Virgin Islanders, whose motto is, "Nothing is so complicated that it cannot be simplified by hard work." For ticket information, call (340) 774-6680 or (340) 774-7067 www.virginislandsthisweek.com

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 6 PM Miracle on Main Street and Lighted Boat Parade Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas Enjoy this massive downtown block party-or should we say "blocks"? Emancipation Garden, several blocks on Main Street, and several more along the waterfront will be brightly lit and full of people drawn to the sights and sounds of Christmastime on St. Thomas. Stores that usually close at 5 pm will be open with shopping, drink and food specials, soca bands and steel pan bands, and majorettes strutting their stuff. Grab a beverage of your choice (yes, you can carry it out!) and get a good spot on the waterfront apron to see the festive, fun and funny lighted boat parade. Or, if crowds aren't for you, join the crew at Tickles Dockside Bar in Crown Bay Marina, where many of the lighted boats start and end the parade. Call (340) 776-0100 FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 & 17, 8 PM, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2 PM Now Playing… The Nutcracker Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas The perennial Christmas favorite. On Christmas Eve, a little girl dreams herself into a fan-

tastic world where toys become larger than life. Cost: $20, $30, $40. Call (340) 775-7877 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 7:30 AM Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run Magens Bay, St. Thomas Join in this run hosted by the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners. Entry fee: $5. For information, call (340) 775-6373 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, NOON The Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra's Downtown Holiday Concert Post Office Square, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Hear your favorite holiday tunes like you've never heard them before — played on steel pan by some of the young members of this orchestra, whose motto is, "Nothing is so complicated that it cannot be simplified by hard work." Free, but donations are welcome. For information, call (340) 774-6680 or (340) 774-7067 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 6 AM Challenge of the Carols Emancipation Garden, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas After a night of caroling round the island, choirs join to show off their volume and vitality in a sunrise Christmas morning spectacular show of sound. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, NOON The Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra's Downtown Holiday Concert Post Office Square, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Hear your favorite holiday tunes like you've never heard them before — played on steel pan by some of the young members of this orchestra, whose motto is, "Nothing is so complicated that it cannot be simplified by hard work." A beautiful local holiday tradition. Free, but donations are welcome. For information, call (340) 774-6680 or (340) 774-7067 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 4:30 PM Kwanzaa 7K (4.3 miles) and 2 Mile Run/Walk University of the VI Soccer Field, St. Thomas Join in this run hosted by the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners. Entry fee: $5 Adult, $1 Youth. For info, call (340) 777-8183 or email rwatlington@earthlink.ne N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6   Page 61


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Blue Orchid at The Greathouse St. Peter Mountain Rd , 340-774-4999 Island Style dining

Atlantic Seafood Airport Road , 340-774-1533 “Paté´” with beef, conch, saltfish or chicken

Hull Bay Hideaway Hull Bay, 340-777-1898 American Fare, burgers

Caribbean Fusion Beachfront Emerald Beach Hotel, 340-777-8800 Beachfront, American and West Indian cuisine.

Magens Bay Pizzeria Magens Bay Beach, 340-777-6270 Pizza, salads, burgers

The Palms Emerald Beach Hotel, 340-777-8800 Beachfront, American and West Indian cuisine.

North Side Bistro Hull Bay Road, 340-775-5098 Grouper, Caribbean lobster, steaks, pastas

Walker’s By The Sea Lindberg Bay, 777-5633, Local, Caribbean food

Old Stone Farmhouse Mahogany Run, 340-777-6277 Old Stone Farmhouse is an award winning, fine dining restaurant. Built in the late 1700s, this restaurant offers one of the most romantic and elegant dinner settings anywhere. Old Stone Farmhouse changes their menu seasonally to keep things fresh and exciting. The Courtyard at Old Stone is open MondayFriday with tapas style menu and live music. Sibs Mtn Bar & Restaurant Rte 33 – Mafolie, 340-774-8967 Burgers, barbecued ribs, chicken and beer The Grille at Mahogany Run Mahogany Run, 340-777-6006 Fresh seafood entrées, reservations required The Courtyard @ Old Stone Farmhouse Mahogany Run, 340-777-6277 Tapas

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Thirteen Rte 33 – Crown Mtn Rd, 340-774-6800 Creative dishes of seafood, lamb, beef

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Sub Base Tickle’s Dockside Pub Crown Bay Marina, 340-776-1595 American style pub food

Victor’s New Hideout Sub Base, 340-776-9379 Local restaurant with authentic Caribbean foods Monday - Sat Sunday Brunch 10-2 •

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Alexander’s Bella Blu Frenchtown, 340-774-4349 Weiner Schnitzel, Italian, Continental dishes.

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Betsy's Bar Frenchtown, 340-774-9347 Only late night breakfast that's full with flavor. Enkai Gregorie Channel, 340-774-6254 Serving artisanal sushi, dinner and drinks Epernay Bistro & Wine Bar Frenchtown, 340-774-5348 International fusion Frenchtown Deli Frenchtown, 340-776-7211 Serving deli food all day Hook, Line & Sinker Frenchtown, 340-776-9708 Creative American & Caribbean Cuisine

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Oceana Restaurant Frenchtown 340-774-4262 Dine in an atmosphere of Island Elegance on the Seaside Patio of an Historic Estate House. Innovative Global Cuisine.... Rum Shandy Frenchtown, 340-775-7861 Serving sandwiches, fish, burgers, tacos. The Pie Hole Frenchtown, 340-642-5074 Traditional Neopolitan pies made in a brick oven

Downtown Amalia Café Palm Passage, 340-714-7373 Spanish favorites. Big Kahuna Rum Shack Downtown Waterfront, 340-775-9289 Enjoy our Harbor view, Ocean breeze & Outside seating. Open Daily 8:30a -10p. B,L,D American/Beach Cuisine. Salads, Burgers, Wraps, Pizza, Tacos/Nachos, Steak, Chicken and Fish. Home of the fresh squeezed CRUSH DRINKS, Fruit Infused “LOVE JUICE” and FROZEN Rum Drinks. Family Friendly, Live Music, Sports. Voted Excellent on Trip Advisor. www.bigkahunavi.com Bumpa’s Town Waterfront, 340-777-8100 Sandwiches, cheese steaks, lemonade Burger Maxx Waterfront, 340-244-4192 Home of the Fat Albert. Voted Best Hamburger and food after midnight of the VI 2015. Café Amici A.H. Riise Alley, 340-714-7874 Salads, pizza, sandwiches and pastas

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Coconuts Bar & Grill Downtown, 340-774-0099 One of the oldest Downtown bar and grills. 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 and Seafood. Open Mon – Sat 10AM – 4PM. Cuzzin’s Caribbean Restaurant & Bar Back Street, 340-777-4711 Fish, conch, and lobster, stews and curries. E’s Garden Teahouse Garden Street, 340-776-2577 Exotic & local teas, sandwiches, pastries, liquor. Glady’s Café Royal Dane Mall, 340-774-6604 Local foods, sandwiches, steaks, hot sauces. Jen’s Island Café & Deli Emancipation Park, 340-777-4611 Lobster & shrimp quesadillas, roti, fritters Natural Livity, Kulcha Shop & Juice Bar Downtown, 340-715-1992 Vegan, vegetarian B, L, D, juice bar. Pasta Go Go Waterfront, 340-775-4646 Dine in or take out Pasta Dishes Petit Pump Room Town Ferry Terminal, 340-776-2976 Tropical drinks, seafood, Caribbean Room With A View Bluebeard’s Castle, 340-774-2377 Fresh fish, pasta, vegetarian, steaks Sabroso Downtown, Anna's Fancy, 340-626-9054 Contemporary Caribbean cuisine Sugarcane Grille Bunker Hill Hotel, 340-776-8056 Upscale Caribbean cuisine with an island twist. Tavern on the Waterfront Waterfront, 340-776-4328 Caribbean, Continental, European and Polish The Greenhouse Waterfront, 340-774-7998 The number one seller of certified angus beef Trenchtown Rock Jamaican Bar & Rest. Back Street, 340-774-1996 Featuring Jamaican specialties. Virgilios Off Main Street, 693-0428 Authentic Italian dishes.

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Banana Tree Grille Bluebeard’s Castle, 340-776-4050 Steakhouse, lobster and seafood. Love Livin’ Above town 340-344-4300 Situated at Pilgrims’ Terrace overlooking the harbor, serving vegan cuisine, home grown juices, teas and wine; Catering. Mafolie Restaurant Rte. 33, above town 340-774-2790 Amazing panorama view.

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Yacht Haven Grande Fat Turtle Yacht Haven Grande, 340-714-3566 Indulging in award winning wings, stone floor pizza, amazing cocktails and a vibrant view of the marina at Yacht Haven Grande.

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Discover what the locals have known for nearly 36 years: Delly Deck is THE place to have THE best breakfast or lunch on the island.

Fresh Bistro Yacht haven Grande 340-777-2747 Mediterranean style Bistro. Sit on the patio and enjoy Lunch...Dinner... Sunday Brunch. Grande Cru Yacht haven Grande 340-774-7263 Waterfront with Trendy.... Sexy Cocktails... Cutting Edge New World Cuisine.

Havensight Barefoot Buddha Havensight, 340-777-3668 Handmade healthy superfoods Beni Iguana’s Sushi Bar On the WICO Dock, 340-777-8744 Sushi served in a high tech atmosphere Delly Deck Havensight Mall, 340-776-9943 Hearty home-style food. It’s the closest thing to a “diner” that you’ll find here in the Virgin Islands. Great Wall Havensight Mall, 340-776-3566 Classic Chinese cuisine & Sushi Mojo’s Port of Sale Mall, 340-775-6656 Tropical tiki bar Pizza Amore Al Cohen’s Mall, 340-774-2822 A popular St. Thomas pizzeria, Havensight Mall Señor Frog’s Havensight Mall, 340-777-FROG (Across from Gate 4, West Indian Co. dock) Mexican & American fare. Great tropical drinks. Open only on Havensight ship days. www.senorfrogs.com • FB • Youtube • Twitter

Shipwreck Tavern Rte. 30, 340-777-1293 They were voted “Best Burger of the VI”

Southside/Frenchman’s Bay Coco Joe’s Morningstar Beach, 340-776-8500 Grilled Food HAVANA BLUE Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach Club, 340-715-BLUE (2583), havanabluerestaurant.com The cool vibes of Cuba are shaken with the refreshing energy of the Tropics to create what we call ‘Experiential Dining.’ Sip Mango Mojitos at sunset, then savor culinary artistry under a blanket of open stars. Enjoy dishes such as Lobster Tostadas, Ancho Filet, Miso – Lemongrass Sea Bass and Diablo Chocó Fondanté. “Top 5 Beachside Restaurants in the Caribbean,” – Caribbean Travel & Life. Fodor’s Choice. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. (Island map) SandBar Oceanfront at Morning Star Beach Club, 340-715-SAND (7263), sandbarvi.com Savor Latin inspired Caribbean fare at the ultimate beachfront grill and tropical chic sports lounge! This exclusive open-air venue features a white Italian Carrera marble bar, set against an oceanfront backdrop of cool blue waves. Sip fresh Pain Killas, and savor a variety of dishes such as Las Palmas Tacos, Mojito Skirt Steak, SB Signature Burger and Lobster a la Plancha. Enjoy Signature à la Carte Brunch, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2pm, with an unlimited Mimosa & Bloody Mary bar. Happy Hour specials served daily from 5pm-7pm. Sunset Bar & Grill Frenchman’s Reef, 340-776-8500 Caribbean and American favorites

Mon-Sat 7am-4pm and Sun 8am-3pm. Try the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Turkey, Blueberry Pancakes, a Breakfast Burrito or for lunch, try the Chicken Cheese Steak, Cancun Salad or our Daily Lunch Special!

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Bacardi is distributed by West Indies Company. Please drink responsibly.

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Kokopellis Cost-U-Less Shopping Ctr, 340-715-5280 Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine Margaritaville Restaurant Smith Bay, St. Thomas 340-775-8310 It wouldn’t be paradise without our Margaritaville® Restaurant serving up islandinspired food with a twist, including that juicy cheeseburger in paradise. As evening begins, watch the setting sun while you share stories and laughter around the fire pit. Tiki bars, songs from St. Somewhere and tropical breezes — it doesn’t get any better than this. (Island map)

Buddha Bar Rte 32, 340-714-3474 Great rolls and grilled Japanese entrees.

Southside/ Bolongo Mim’s Seafood Bistro Watergate Condos, 340-775-2081 Mim’s has one of the most romantic seaside settings on Island. One of the longest running restaurants, doing business for over 22 years. Mim’s is famous for seafood, especially Local LOBSTER. Lobster in coconut curry cream sauce, baked or stuffed are favorites. The Seafood bisque is amazing! Thursday nights are ALL U CAN EAT SHRIMP. Dinner nightly 6 to 10pm. AX, MC, VISA (Island map) Iggies Beach Bar & Grill Bolongo Bay, 340-693-2600 There’s always something going on at Iggies! St. Thomas’ favorite beach bar is famous for live music, cool coctails and great food. Every Wednesday it’s the Cruzan Carnival Night-Limbo Show, on Sunday kick back with sports on the TVs and All You Can Eat BBQ, hang out after happy hour for nightly live entertainment. Winner of the reader’s choice award Best Beach Bar 2012 by Caribbean Travel and Life magazine. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days - 11:30 am-11pm and cocktails until... (Island map) The Lobster Grille Bolongo Bay Beach Club, 340-775-1800 Where the ‘Surf Meets the Turf’ on beautiful Bolongo Bay. Delicious Caribbean lobster – by the pound or in tantalizing specials created by the chef each evening. Fresh fish, steaks, and homemade desserts round out this mouthwatering menu. Enjoy a lively happy hour poolside 4 – 6pm. Dinner served 6 – 9:30pm, Breakfast & lunch 7 days 7:30am – 2:30pm. Reservations recommended. VISA, MC and AX (Island map)

Caribbean Fish Market Elysian Beach Resort, East End, St. Thomas 340-714-STRG (7874) www.CaribbeanFishMarketVI.com Within walking distance of the Ritz Carlton, the allure of beachside dining and cool breezes of Cowpet Bay bring locals and visitors alike to enjoy the freshest seafood served on island. The sounds of the piano bar mixed with superior service creates an ambiance that makes it clear that Caribbean Fish Market deserves the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence it receives every year. Dinner daily 5pm-10pm. Happy Hour 5pm-7pm. Sunday Brunch 8am-2pm with Bottomless Mimosas and live music. Reservations recommended. Carigas Island Café Independent Boat Yard, 340-779-8935 Standard fare, burgers etc. Cup-N-Kettle Teahouse, Restaurant Estate Ridge Rd, 998-7405 Wide selection of teas with exquisite tea-ware Cruzan Beach Club Secret Harbor, 340-714-7874 Ahi nachos, pizzas, salads Latitude 18 Vessup Lane, Vessup Beach, 340-777-4552 Authentic Caribbean cuisine, roti, burgers, steaks, ribs, shrimp, tuna, vegetarian, vegan and more! PiZZA Pi Christmas Cove, 340-643-4674 Pick up a pizza on your way back from a day on the water Ritz Carlton Great Bay / Ritz Carlton, 340-693-3816 2 restaurants to choose from Sangria’s Beachside Bistro Elysian Beach Resort, 340-714-7874 Conch fritters, wings, pizzas, toasted subs, fish, chicken & salads Zest Frozen Yogurt and Coffee Ritz Carlton, 340-714-7874 Breakfast, frozen yogurt, coffee, and desserts.

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IT’S OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU! We at Moe’s Fresh Market strive to exceed customer’s expectations as we hold customer service and quality standards as our number one goal! Our standards stem from the idea that shopping should be pleasant. We emphasize quality products, along with quality service.

■ The Freshest Produce on island ■ The Best Meat on island with Certified Angus Beef and Grass Fed Beef ■ The Best Selection of Wines you will find on island with a variety that leaves you coming back for more! ■ The Best Quality Subs you will find in the Caribbean STONEHOUSE CELLARS MEATS DELI PRODUCE ORGANIC MARLEY COFFEE BAR PROVISIONS GROCERY MOE’S FRESH MARKET TEAM

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Sunset Grille Secret Harbour Beach Resort, East End, St. Thomas 340-714-STRG (7874) www.SunsetGrilleVI.com Casual, yet fine dining with a romantic beachfront ambiance. Plates designed with the freshest local fish and the best cuts of meat ensure that Sunset Grille can satisfy even the most sophisticated of palates. For a more private setting, the Wine Room provides dedicated service for up to 15 guests and the same superior menu as the dining room. Or enjoy a private Romantic Beachfront Dining experience right on the beach. Dinner daily 5:30pm-10pm. Reservations recommended.

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Homemade Pasta, Fresh Seafood & Local Ingredients. Classic Italian dishes are comprised of only the highest quality ingredients, including local line-caught fish and the now famous Osso Bucco Milanese, its flavor and tenderness only exceeded by the excellence in wine we offer. Dinner daily 5pm-10pm. Happy Hour 5pm-7pm. Reservations recommended. RAW Sushi & Sake Bar Red Hook, 340-773-7874 Hip atmosphere for some sushi and sake Saki House Red Hook, 340-776-3388 There is a treasure trove of deliciousness just inside this simple looking eatery. Look for the sign that says “Sushi Thai” at the Red Hook Plaza. The menu is packed with Asian favorites from Sushi, to Thai and Korean dishes. Thai favorites like red or yellow curries, Pad Thai, Lettuce Wraps and Japanese Miso Salmon and Chicken Udon. The menu is full of authentically prepared dishes. Enjoy your meal with a wide variety of sakes or Asian beers.

Fish Tails Bar & Grill Red Hook, 340-714-3188 Locally caught fish, straight from the dock

Señor Frog’s Red Hook, 340-714-3764 Mexican & American fare. Great tropical drinks! www.senorfrogs.com FB • Youtube • Twitter

Melt American Yacht harbor, 340-714-7874 Sandwiches, burrito bowls, tacos & salads

Senõr Pizza Red Hook, 340-775-3030 Pizza only available for take out

Molly Molone’s Irish Yacht Pub American Yacht Harbor, 340-775-1270 Irish pub fare, local seafood, steaks.

Texas Pit BBQ Red Hook, 340-776-9579 Texas style BBQ’d ribs and chicken to take out.

Pesce Italian American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook, St. Thomas 340-714-STRG (7874) www.PesceVI.com

XO Bistro Red Hook, 340-779-2069 Gourmet foods paired with fine wines

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Roti: The real definition of roti is a tortilla-type flat bread. However, most folks offering roti sell it as a complete sandwich where the thin bread is wrapped around a curried meat, seafood or vegetable filling.

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Bullfoot Soup: This soupy stew is made with, you guessed it, bull’s feet. A medley of vegetables like peas and carrots as well as ‘provisions’, which are root vegetables such as yams, sweet potatoes and white potatoes, float in a spicy rich broth along with the meaty feet. Fish & Fungi: Firm-fleshed fish such as red snapper or Old Wife, is boiled or pan-fried and served whole (locals says the eyes are the best part) in a Creole sauce flecked with savory green herbs. The fish sides up to a mix of cornmeal, water and butter that are cooked and hand-stirred into a side dish the consistency of creamy mashed potatoes. This duo is considered the Virgin Islands’ national dish.

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Pate: Pates are made from a flaky white flour dough that encloses a hot pepper-spiked mixture of ground beef, conch, salted codfish or vegetables. The dough is wrapped around the filling turnover fashion, and then deep fat fried. Caribbean lobster: Unlike its North American cousin, this shellfish has no claws. Most of the meat is in the tail. Lobster tail is served split and grilled with melted garlic butter or the meat is mixed into rice or soup. Conch in Butter Sauce: Meat from this marine mollusk can be tough. But, sliced thin and pressure cooked, its melt-in-your-mouth tender and a real treat when served swimming in a rich butter sauce chock-full of sliced onions. Kallaloo: Spinach, okra and local native greens are the base for this thick soupy stew. Conch, crab, fish, salt beef or smoked pig tail added for extra gusto. Customarily this dish is served with a heaping helping of fungi.

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Goat Water: Goat meat is this thick brown stew’s main ingredient. It’s a rib-sticking robust-tasting dish that is often enjoyed as a breakfast food. Dumb Bread: This rich round loaf is dubbed for the very clever way in which it’s made. The white flour dough, often sweetened with shredded coconut, is placed into a skillet and set over hot coals. More hot coals are placed over the skillet’s lid to cook the bread from above and below until it’s toasty brown. Dumb bread is usually cut in pie-shaped wedges, split in the middle and filled with cheddar cheese. Whelks & Rice: A real delicacy, these large marine snails are sizzled in garlic butter and folded into fluffy white rice. Johnny Cakes: These hand-sized rounds of fried bread are sold by themselves as a snack or with a fried chicken leg for a light lunch. Conch in Butter Sauce:

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In the Virgin Islands, remember stay left and you’ll always be right! Whether renting a vehicle or simply crossing a street, it is vital to remember that traffic in the USVI always flows from the left-hand side of the road. Speed limits are 35 MPH in the country and 20 MPH in town, unless otherwise posted. The first thing to remember is that you drive on the left-hand side of the road; the second is that it’s hard to get lost for long. This narrow emerald dot on the world map is only thirteen miles long and no point on the island is more than thirty minutes (traffic permitting) from Charlotte Amalie, the

main town, which climbs picturesquely up the hills of the main harbor midway on the island’s south shore. Black and white signs are spotted along the country roads indicating route number and direction in which you are ­going. Our road map is keyed to these routes and also to the road names.

If you would like to do some sightseeing, our local taxi services are very knowledgable and can guide you to our many points of interest.

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. Just sit back, relax, you’re there.

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Rentals Car & Taxis For visitors who do not want to do their own driving, there is a large taxicab fleet. Fares are from point to point (see Taxi section), but a set fee can be arranged for a tour. “Safari” bus tours are arranged by local travel agencies. Need specialized wheelchair or disability transport?

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GETTING AROUND

FERRY Schedules

BETWEEN ST. THOMAS, ST. JOHN, ST. CROIX AND PUERTO RICO

FERRY TO ST JOHN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (340) 776-6282 VARLACK VENTURES (340) 776-6412

RED HOOK, St. Thomas to CRUZ BAY, St. John $7.00 one way, children under twelve $1.00 15 to 20 minute ride. $4.00 per bag fee. Cash only.

Leaving Red Hook

Monday: first boat 5:30 am (then same as Tues-Sun) Tues - Sun: 6:30 am, 7:30 am and 8:00 am, then hourly until Midnight

Leaving Cruz Bay Every hour from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas to CRUZ BAY, St. John $13.00 one way; $3.50 children. 45 minute ride. $4.00 per bag fee. Cash only. Leaving Charlotte Amalie Mon - Sun: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm Leaving Cruz Bay Mon - Sun: 8:45 am, 11:15 am & 3:45 pm

PRIVATE WATER TAXI

DOHM’S CATAMARAN (340-775-6501) DOLPHIN WATER TAXI (340-774-2628)

to St. John, the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda

ST. JOHN CAR FERRY RED HOOK, St. Thomas to Enighed Pond, ST. JOHN BOYSON, INC. (340) 776-6294, LOVE CITY (340) 779-4000 Round trip from $42-$50 – One way $27-$30 Depends on Carrier (plus Port Authority Fee)

Cash only. *Credit card when office is open, please call.

Be there at least 25 mins before. If you buy a round trip ticket you must return with the same Company. Check your boat’s return schedule or buy a one way ticket so it doesn’t matter which boat you return on.

Leaving Red Hook, St. Thomas

Mon-Sat: 6:15 am until 7:00 pm.Every Half Hour Sundays: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Every Half Hour

Leaving Cruz Bay, St. John Mon-Sat: 6:15, 7:00–7:00 pm Every Half Hour Sundays: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm Every Half Hour

FRENCHMAN’S REEF

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Waterfront to MARRIOTT FRENCHMAN’S REEF

Shopping ferry $7 adults; $4 children (3-12 years); 2 years and under Free. Mon–Sat ferry departs from the hotel every 30 minutes, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm – departs from the waterfront every 30 minutes, between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Sunday ferry is hourly from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

FERRY TO PUERTO RICO

ST. JOHN / ST. THOMAS to PUERTO RICO TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (340) 776-6282

One Way $100 - Round trip $125. 2 hour trip. Cash only. Between Cruz Bay, St. John, Charlotte Amalie, and Fajardo, Puerto Rico. This service leaves sporadically and unpredictably. You can try calling the phone number above to see if there is anything on the dates you require.

FERRY TO ST. CROIX V.I. SEATRANS (340) 776-5494

Temporarily not in service

You will need to use the inter island airlines to get to St. Croix: Charlotte Amalie Harbor to Christiansted Harbor: SEABORNE AIRLINES tel: (340) 773-6442 St. Thomas Airport to St Croix Airport: CAPE AIR tel: (800) CAPE-AIR SEAFLIGHT tel: (340) 714-3000 NO PASSPORTS NEEDED BETWEEN ST.THOMAS – ST CROIX – ST JOHN & PUERTO RICO

FERRY TO WATER ISLAND Leaving Crown Bay, St. Thomas

Mon-Sun: 6:30 am until 9:00 pm. Aprox. every Hour. 25 min. travel time. Adults $5, Kids (2-11) $3 Call to confirm time. Water Island Ferry (340) 690-4159

Connecting the USVI to the BVI for over 35 years.

Check-In Time 30 mins Prior to Departure Betweenfrom Red Hook & West Tortola Schedule Tortola toEnd, St. Thomas

DepartsDeparting Red HookFrom Arriving Departs End Time To West Schedule 7:45am Road Town 6:00AM Red6:00am Hook (RT) Daily 6:45am 11:45am 6:45AM West End Red8:30am Hook Daily 3:15pm 8:30AM West End Red Hook Daily 12:30pm 5:00pm 4:00pm 9:30AM Road Town Charlotte Amalie Daily 10:00AM West End Charlotte Amalie Daily Between Charlotte Amalie & Tortola MONDAY 12:30PM West End - SATURDAY Red Hook Daily Depart 4:00PM West End RedDeparts Hook Tortola Daily Charlotte Amalie 6:30am** 5:00PM Road Town Charlotte Amalie(RT) Sat. Only 9:30am (RT) 8:25am** West End Charlotte 5:30PM Amalie Sat. Only 1:30pm

2:45pm** (RT)

Schedule from St. Thomas Tortola 5:00pmto (RT) 2:30pm

(Sat only)

7:00am 7:45AM West End(WE) Daily 4:00pm** Red Hook 4:30pm**Charlotte Amalie W10:00am 8:30AM End & RT(WE) Sun. Only 3:10pm** (WE) 5:00pm** Red Hook 11:45AM West End Daily 5:30pm (WE) (Sat only) 2:30PM Charlotte Amalie W End & RT Mon - Fri SUNDAY 1:30PM Charlotte Amalie W End & RT Sat. Only Depart Charlotte Amalie Departs Tortola (WE) 1:45PM Charlotte Amalie W End & RT Sun. Only 8:00am 9:30am 2:30PM End & RT Sat. Only 1:45pm Charlotte Amalie W3:50pm** 2:45PM End- Road & RT Town Sun. Only 2:45pm Charlotte Amalie W(RT) 3:15PM Red Hook West 4:00 pm (WE) -End West End Daily ** Check 5:30 pm 5:00PM Red Hook West End &Availability RT Daily

Prices & Schedule Subject to Change

NATIVE SON,Inc.

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FERRY Schedules

TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR FOLLOWING TRIPS (Birth Certificate with photo ID for Children under 16, Passport Book or Passport Card for 16+yrs old)

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas to TORTOLA, BVI

RED HOOK/ST. JOHN to WEST END,Tortola

SMITH’S FERRY (775-7292), NATIVE SON, INC. (340-774-8685), ROAD TOWN FAST FERRY (340-777-2800)

INTER ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

Between the Marine Terminal on Charlotte Amalie waterfront and Tortola, BVI. RT $55-60 depending on carrier + tax. (West End, 45 mins., Roadtown, 1 hrour) Important: Please note that port fees, security fees, and departure taxes are not included in the cost of your tickets. Presently, port fees are $10 from St. Thomas to Tortola. Fees from Tortola to St. Thomas are $20. Fees are subject to change.

Ferries stopping at West End are marked “W” Those indicated by “R” go to Roadtown Leaving Charlotte Amalie 8:00 am (Sun) ........ W/R 8:25 am (Daily**) ... W/R 8:30 am (Mon–Sat) ..... R 8:30 am (Sun) ........ W/R

2:45 pm (Sun) ........ W/R 3:30 pm (Daily) ...... W/R 4:00 pm (Daily**) ... W/R 4:15 pm (Daily) ........... R

8:55 am (Mon–Sat) ... W/R

4:30 pm (Daily**) .. W/R

10:45 am (Sun) ........W/R

5:00 pm (Daily**) ... W/R

11:15 am (Sun) .......W/R

5:30 pm (Sun**) ..... W/R

12:00 pm (Daily) ......... R 12:15 pm (Mon) .... W/R

5:30 pm (Daily) ........... R

12:45 pm (Mon) .... W/R 1:30 pm (Daily) ...... W/R 1:45 pm (Sun) ........ W/R 2:00 pm (Mon–Sat) ... W/R 2:30 pm (Daily) ...... W/R

** Seasonal

All ferry schedules & prices are subject to change. CALL TO CONFIRM!

Leaving Roadtown

Leaving West End

6:15 am (Mon–Sat) 6:30 am (Daily**) 6:45 am (Mon–Sat) 7:00 am (Mon–Fri) 8:45 am (Sun) 9:00 am (Sat & Sun) 9:30 am (Daily) 9:45 am (Mon–Sat) 10:00 am (Mon–Sat) 11:35 am (Mon–Sat) 12:00 pm (Sat & Sun) 2:00 pm (Daily) 2:30 pm (Daily) 2:45 pm (Daily**) 3:15 pm (Sun**)

7:00 am (Daily**) 7:30 am (Mon–Sat) 9:15 am (Sun) 9:30 am (Sun) 10:00 am (Daily) 10:30 am (Mon–Sat) 12:00 pm (Daily) 12:30 pm (Daily) 2:30 pm (Daily) 3:00 pm (Daily**) 3:30 pm (Mon–Fri) 3:45 pm (Daily) 3:50 pm (Sun**) 4:05 pm (Sun) 5:30 pm (Sat) 5:45 pm (Sat) 6:00 pm (Sat)

5:30 pm (Sat)

RED HOOK, STT to WEST END, Tortola BVI

Between Red Hook / St. John and West End RT $55 - Kids $45 + $28 BVI depart tax + fees (30 mins) Departs Red Hook / St. John 7:15 am / Non-Stop 8:00 am / 8:30 am 11:00 am / 11:30 am 2:45 pm / 3:30 pm 4:00 pm / 4:30 pm 4:30 pm / 5:00 pm 4:30 pm / Non-Stop

West End

Mon–Sun Mon–Sun Mon–Sun. M, T, W, T, Sat Sunday Friday

8:00 am 9:15 am 12:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm

M, T, W, T, Sat

REDHOOK/ST. JOHN to JOST VAN DYKE INTER ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

RT $80.- Kids $60 + $28 BVI depart tax + fees Mon, Tue, Weds & Sat

Departs Red Hook

Departs St. John

Departs Jost Van Dyke

Departs St. John

Departs Jost Van Dyke

9:15 am 8:30 am 4:00 pm 2:20 pm Fridays & Sundays 4:30 pm (Sun) 4:00 pm (Sun)

8:00 am 2:45 pm

Departs Red Hook 8:00 am 2:00 pm (Fri)

8:30 am 2:20 pm (Fri)

9:15 am 3:00 pm (Fri) 5:30 pm (Sun)

RED HOOK, HOOK, ST. ST. JOHN JOHN to to VIRGIN VIRGIN GORDA, GORDA, BVI BVI RED

NATIVE SON, INC. (340) 774-8685

INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597

Between Red Hook and West End (30 mins) Daily

Round trip $90 - Kids $70 +$28 tax + fees (same day travel) Thursday and Sunday only

Leaving: Red Hook

Leaving Red Hook

Leaving West End

7:45 am 11:45 am 3:15 pm 5:00 pm

6:00 am (RT) 6:45 am 8:30 am 12:30 pm 3:15 pm (RT-Sun/Seasonal) 4:00 pm

8:00 am

Cruz Bay 8:30 am

Virgin Gorda 3:00 pm

RED HOOK, HOOK, ST. ST. JOHN JOHN to to ANEGADA, ANEGADA, BVI BVI RED INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340) 776-6597 Round trip $135 - Kids $90 +$28 tax + fees (same day travel) 1st Sunday of month (by reservation only)

Leaving: Red Hook 7:30 am

St. John 8:00 am

Virgin Gorda 4:00 pm

BOYSON, INC PROTECT THE SEA AROUND YOU It took hundreds of years to grow our beautiful reefs. It takes only a moment to destroy them. Taking live coral and sponge ruins the scenic beauty for others (and for the marine life!). It is also against the law. This is a lovely part of the world; please help us keep it that way.

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Inter-Island Barge Service DAILY SCHEDULE

Depart St. John

Depart St. Thomas

Every Hour on the Half Hour:

Every Hour on the Half Hour:

6:00am, 7:00am 7:30am - 5:30pm 6:00pm

6:30am - 6:30pm

First Departure On Sundays: at 7:30am at 7:00am

(340)776-6294

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GETTING AROUND

TAXI Information ST. THOMAS

If you would like to do some sightseeing, our local taxi services are very knowledgable and can guide you to our many points of interest. ST. THOMAS:    These taxi rates to and from the Airport

and town were obtained from the Taxi ­­­­Com­mission and have been approved by the Virgin Islands’ Legislature. Look only for those taxis which carry a dome light and the letters TP on their license plate (other taxis are not officially licensed and these rates may not apply). If you have a complaint about your taxi service be sure to get the license plate number and call this magazine at 340-774-2500. Many taxis carry 8 to 12 passengers in vans and only these multi-destination vans service the Airport. The charge for a taxi exclusively for yourself for a trip from the Airport to Red Hook is $90 for up to 4 passengers total, each additional passenger over 4 is $15. each. For exclusive transport within the Town limits it is $55 for up to 4 passengers, and $7.00 for each additional passenger.

HOURLY RATES: Per Hour

Sedan/Van (1-4 passengers).....................................................$40.00 Van/Safari (14 pax max) ............................................................$55.00 Safari...........................................................................................$80.00 Rates for additional passengers will be negotiated between taxi operator and passenger(s) Rates listed are for one passenger. Parentheses indicate the rate paid by EACH passenger if there is MORE THAN ONE travelling to the same destination. From June 1 to Sept 1; a $1 per passenger surcharge will be added. There is a $2 per bag charge for luggage. $4 per bag for bags larger than 20 x 30 inches.

ST. THOMAS TAXI SERVICES East End.......................................................................... 775-6974 Ever Ready Tours & Taxi................................................ 473-7445 Independent Taxi........................................................... 775-1006 Islander Taxi.................................................................... 774-4077 St. Thomas Taxi Association......................................... 774-0394 Sunflower Bliss............................................................... 777-7343 V.I. Taxi Radio Dispatch................................................. 774-7457 V.I. Taxi Association........................................................ 774-4550 Wheatley Taxi Service & Tours...................................... 775-1959

SIGHTSEEING TOURS by TAXI Tour 1 (2 Hours Long) Per Person One Passenger.........................................................................$50.00 Two or More Passengers, each...............................................$25.00 Tour 2 (3 Hours Long) One Passenger.........................................................................$60.00 Two or More Passengers, each...............................................$30.00 Page 74  N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6

TO & FROM AIRPORT

Town to: Airport to: (1 pass.) (2+ pass. each) (1 pass.) (2+ pass. each)

Airport Terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 (6.00) – – American Yacht Harbor. . . . . . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Anchorage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 (10.00) 18.00 (12.00) Blackbeard’s Castle. . . . . . . . . . 5.00 (4.00) 8.00 (7.00) Bluebeard’s Castle. . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 (4.00) 8.00 (7.00) Bolongo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 (8.00) 12.00 (9.00) Carib Beach Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 (6.00) 4.00 (4.00) Coki Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 (9.00) 14.00 (10.00) Compass Point. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 (9.00) 14.00 (10.00) Coral World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 (9.00) 14.00 (10.00) Cowpet Bay Village . . . . . . . . 15.00 (10.00) 18.00 (12.00) Crown Bay Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00 (4.00) 5.00 (4.00) Drake’s Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.00 (5.00) 9.00 (7.00) Elysian Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 (10.00) 18.00 (12.00) Emerald Beach Hotel . . . . . . . . 7.00 (6.00) 4.00 (4.00) Four Winds (Tutu) . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00 (7.00) 11.00 (8.00) Frenchtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 (4.00) 7.00 (6.00) Havensight Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 (5.00) 8.00 (7.00) Hull Bay Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 (8.00) 15.00 (10.00) Island Beachcomber. . . . . . . . . 7.00 (6.00) 4.00 (4.00) Island View Guest House . . . . . 9.00 (7.00) 8.00 (6.00) Lindbergh Bay Beach . . . . . . . . 7.00 (6.00) 4.00 (4.00) Mafolie Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.00 (6.00) 10.00 (8.00) Magens Bay Beach. . . . . . . . . 10.00 (8.00) 12.00 (10.00) Magens Point Resort. . . . . . . . 10.00 (7.00) 12.00 (9.00) Mahogany Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.00 (8.00) 13.00 (10.00) Marriott Frenchman’s Reef. . . . 8.00 (6.00) 10.00 (8.00) Morning Star Beach. . . . . . . . . . 9.00 (8.00) 10.00 (8.00) Mountain Top. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.00 (8.00) 12.00 (9.00) National Park Dock. . . . . . . . . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Paradise Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.00 (7.00) 11.00 (9.00) Paradise Point Tramway . . . . . . 6.00 (5.00) 8.00 (9.00) Pavillions and Pools. . . . . . . . . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Point Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Red Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Ritz Carlton St. Thomas. . . . . 15.00 (10.00) 18.00 (12.00) St. Thomas Yacht Club . . . . . . 15.00 (11.00) 18.00 (12.00) Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Seaborne Seaplane. . . . . . . . . . 4.00 (4.00) 7.00 (6.00) Secret Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 (10.00) 18.00 (12.00) Sugar Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.00 (10.00) 15.00 (11.00) Windward Passage . . . . . . . . . . 4.00 (4.00) 7.00 (6.00) Yacht Haven Grande. . . . . . . . . 4.00 (4.00) 7.00 (6.00)

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ST. JOHN SHOPPING

WELCOME to St. John!

A GUIDE FOR VACATIONERS IN-THE-KNOW

THE GEM OF the u.s. virgin islands Courtesy of Caneel Bay Resort.

Come enjoy the ecological wonders that beautiful St John has to offer. While the other US Virgin Islands may hustle and bustle, St. John is a laid-back bit of Caribbean paradise. Two-thirds of the island was donated in 1956 to the United States by Laurance Rockefeller for use as a National Park. The result of his generosity created an unspoiled get-away offering tranquil beaches, sleepy lagoons, underwater coral gardens, scenic roads, well-maintained walking trails, lush foliage and fascinating plantation ruins. Just three miles from St. Thomas, the island of St. John is not only scenic, but populated by a number of independent free spirits. “Love City” – as it is affectionately called – is home to artists, artisans and others who value its unique tropical setting. You’ll find St. Johnians open, friendly, quick to lend a hand and very much in love with their island. The quaint streets and walkways of Cruz Bay will guide you through a mecca of artisans’ shops, stores, galleries and fine dining establishments for all tastes. A short walk across from the ferry dock brings you to Mongoose Junction. Plan to spend time at Mongoose Junction with great shopping for jewelry, resort wear and hand-made gifts in an area bursting with one-of-a-kind shops, casual or fine dining.

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Ecotourism in St John is an exciting and adventurous way for people of all ages and experience levels to learn about the environment. Virgin Islands Ecotours offers two unforgettable possibilities: a Hike & Snorkel of Lind Point and Caneel Bay’s Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventure. The knowledgeable Nature Guides promote the appreciation, care and protection of the environment. The quality of information given combined with the amazing scenery above and below the water, makes these experiences truly memorable. Take a ride to the other end of St. John on Route 10 and you will find yourself sightseeing along the meandering road that leads to Coral Bay. During the 8-mile trip, you may spot a deer, a donkey, an iguana or a mongoose. Once known as Cruz Bay’s quiet little sister, Coral Bay is coming into her own as others have discovered the charm and beauty of this outpost. Artists, salty sailors and characters from around the globe reside here and have many a tall tale to tell the willing visitor. Grab a seat at a local bar or restaurant, kick back and the entertainment comes free. Quaint and charming treasures can be found in Coral Bay. Snorkeling in waters

Laurance Rockefeller at Caneel Bay, 1950’s. Courtesy of Caneel Bay archives

along the pristine untouched beaches is truly a thrill. Locals are friendly and eager to point you towards their favorite secret hideaways. You’ll find Coral Bay the “get-away-from-itall” side of St. John. Don’t miss it. During your travels, you will want to take time to visit the National Park and its natural charms. The St. John Tourism Bureau in Cruz Bay offers a full complement of brochures, maps, flyers and 4-color posters free for the asking. Visit the Visitors Center at the National Park dock and you’ll discover a wide variety of activities, including self-guided walking tours and a unique snorkel tour. Whether you plan to shop, dine, tour, swim, snorkel, hike or simply stroll among the unique shops you are sure to find St. John offers everything you envisioned in a Caribbean paradise. Visit, and enjoy…Love City is easy to love. N NO O VV EE M M BB EE RR // D D EE C C EE M M BB EE RR 22 00 11 66    Page Page 75 75


ST. JOHN SHOPPING

GETTING Around

TAXI RATES & FERRY SCHEDULES

Scott Beach, St. John.

PASSENGER FERRY SCHEDULE Departure schedules can be subject to change or c­ ancellation. Call ahead to check.

RED HOOK — ST. JOHN BETWEEN RED HOOK and CRUZ BAY: $6 one way, children under twelve $1 — 15 to 20 minute ride. Transportation S ­ ervices (340-776-6282) or Varlack Ventures (340-776-6412). DAILY. Leaving Red Hook Leaving Cruz Bay 6:30 am and 7:30 am Hourly 6 am to 11 pm Then hourly 8 am to midnight * ($2.50 bag fee) FROM RED HOOK. DOHM’S CATAMARAN power boats take you almost anywhere - St. John, the British Virgins Islands. Reserve. (340-775-6501).

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — ST. JOHN BETWEEN CHARLOTTE AMALIE WATERFRONT and CRUZ BAY: $12 one way, children under 12 $3.50 — 45 minute ride. Transportation ­Services (340776-6282) or Varlack Ventures (340-776-6412). DAILY. Leaving Charlotte Amalie Leaving Cruz Bay 10:00 am 1:00 pm 8:45 am 11.:15 am 5:30 pm 3:45 pm

CONNECTIONS 340-776-6922 / 340-779-4994 • CRUZ BAY / CORAL BAY Pick up your copy of St. Thomas St. John This Week at Connections, your on-island communications center. Stop in for tourist information; sailing and fishing charters; Internet access; long distance calls; Western Union; fax, photocopying and secretarial services. Cruz Bay St. John: phone: 340-776-6922, FAX: 340-776-6902. Coral Bay phone: 340-7794994, FAX: 340-776-6136.

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Courtesy of Caneel Bay Resort

TAXIS Official taxi rates from Cruz Bay. All official taxis or vans carry the letters JP on their license plates. Round-trip fares are double the one-way fare plus waiting charges which are $1/minimum per minute after the first 5 minutes. RADIO CALLS ARE ONE-THIRD PLUS THE BASE PRICE. Two-hour island tours cost $50 for 1 passenger $25 each for 2 or more. Taxi shuttles carrying 3 or more passengers are often available. 1 PASSENGER

2 OR MORE PASS/PER PERSON

Annaberg............................. 18.00...........................................................9.00 Caneel Bay............................ 6.00...........................................................3.00 Chocolate Hole..................... 7.00...........................................................6.00 Cinnamon Bay....................... 9.00...........................................................7.00 Coral Bay............................. 16.00...........................................................9.00 Gallows Point........................ 5.00...........................................................4.00 Hurricane Hole1.................... 9.00.........................................................13.00 Maho Bay............................ 18.00...........................................................9.00 Reef Bay Trail........................ 9.00 ..........................................................7.00 Salt Pond............................. 20.00.........................................................14.00 Trunk Bay............................... 8.00...........................................................6.00 Westin Resort, St. John........ 6.00...........................................................5.00 Zootenval............................. 18.00.........................................................12.00 Compliments, problems, questions, complaints? Call the Taxi Commission at 340-774-3130, 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. If your call concerns a specific taxi, take note of license number. In fact, always take note of the taxi number. In case you leave something behind, it is easier for the Commission to trace.

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The 5 Best Things TO DO

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IN ST. JOHN

Learn about undersea life on Trunk Bay’s Underwater Trail

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By Lydia Harris

Trunk Bay on St. John is one of the most photographed beaches in the Caribbean. An awe-inspiring heart-shaped bay, its setting in the stunning Virgin Islands National Park offers clear water, fine white sand, plenty of shade, a gift shop, watersports center, snack bar, showers, restrooms, changing areas and a picnic pavilion. None of which seems unusual – on the surface. So what makes Trunk Bay stand out from other beaches?

The underwater self-guided snorkeling trail!

1. Reef Bay Trail Hike The National Park Service offers guided hikes down the Reef Bay Trail. Transportation is

provided from the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay to the trail head. The hike includes the spur trail to the petroglyphs and the Reef Bay sugar mill. Hikers will be met on the Reef Bay beach and taken by boat back to the National Park Visitors Center. This popular activity is offered at $40 per person. Book your reservations on line at Friendsvinp.org/hike. threatened species, under the US Endangered Species Act on the World Conservation Union’s Endangered Species List. But there’s good news! US Geological Survey research scientist Caroline Rogers reports that this sea life "appears to be recovering in some areas," particularly in Trunk Bay, where Elkhorn Coral "is coming back naturally," she says. Studies of the species in Trunk Bay are supported by the USGS, National Park Service, Friends of the VI National Park, University of the Virgin Islands and the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.

2. Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkel Trail Trunk Bay is considered one of the most beautiful beaches

in the world and as such is one of the most popular beaches on St. John. It features a 225-yard long underwater snorkeling trail. Underwater plaques along the trail describe the various species of coral. The beach has a bathhouse, snack bar, souvenir shop and snorkel gear rentals. Lifeguards are on duty daily. There is a small entry fee. Kids, 16 and under, are free. If you are on St Thomas you can take the ferry from Red Hook and catch a taxi or bus to Trunk Bay. Plaques guide the way to undersea life on Trunk Bay’s Underwater Trail.

Rent or bring your own snorkel gear and step into an undersea world of coral and fish. The 650-foot underwater trail (maintained by the National Park Service) features plaques that provide a wealth of information about the sealife you’ll see beneath the water’s surface. Keep an eye out for colorful Angel Fish, Parrott Fish, Sergeant Majors, Yellow Tail Snapper and Puffer Fish, which swells up when it’s threatened. Also watch for sea turtles that swim effortlessly then pop up their heads for air from time to time. Among the coral in Trunk Bay, you’ll see: Brain Coral, with folds and grooves that look remarkably like a brain; Fan Coral is wide, thin and rounded and sways back and forth to the rhythm of the tides; Finger Coral has large pores, grows in thick colonies, and its branches have swollen tips. Of particular interest is Elkhorn Coral. Among the Caribbean’s most abundant coral only 30 years ago, in March it became the first coral to be proposed for entry as a

Admission to Trunk Bay is $4 for adults; ages 16 and younger are free; Golden Age and Golden Access annual cardholders are $2.

3. Watersports St John offers visitors some of the best watersports in the world.  Whether it is a day sail, private

charter, parasail, sunset sail, or a waverunner rental. We highly recommend Cruz Bay Watersports (340) 776-6234. They will have what you want when you want it. Virgin Islands Ecotours offers daily guided tours from their Honeymoon Beach Hut at Caneel Bay’s Honeymoon Beach. Their All Inclusive Day Pass includes SUPs, kayaks, chairs, floats, snorkel gear and lockers. All items are also available to rent with free delivery to rental cars, hotels, villas, or beaches. Visit www.viecotours.com. Use promocode: STTWE or call (340) 779-2155.

4. Waterlemon Cay Waterlemon Cay is a small cay within Leinster Bay. To get there you'll need to do a short

20 minute hike (.8 miles) in from the Annaberg ruins parking lot. It is a relatively easy hike following a flat trail alongside the bay's edge. This is a top-notch snorkeling spot. You will see all kinds of sea life there. You can go by boat on Calypso Charters Waterlemon Cay Sail & Snorkel (777-7245) or go with Virgin Islands Ecotours on their guided tour of Annaberg ruins and Waterlemon Cay (340-779-2155). Swim among the fish along the Trunk Bay Underwater Trail.

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5. Shopping The shopping on St John is a cultural extravaganza. Local crafts and art are available in small stores and galleries. Tropical clothing, hand made and locally designed jewelry, exotic clothing from around the world are tantalizingly displayed in the cute and colorful stores of Mongoose Junction, the main shopping area in Cruz Bay. There you can mix a half-day of shopping with a delightful meal at any of the restaurants located there.

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ST. JOHN Attractions + Activities COOL THINGS TO DO

CAROLINA CORRAL • 340-693-5778 CORAL BAY, ST. JOHN

“ISLAND TIME” • CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS 340-776-6234 • WESTIN RESORT ST. JOHN

A ride with the Carolina Corral offers you a unique view of the BVI without a passport. Horses for every skill level travel into the hills of St. John on country roads and trails culminating with a ride along the water. No beach. Some trot/canter allowed. Beginner riders welcome! The corral began in ‘93 with two formerly wild donkeys. Every animal at the corral was in need of a better home. Stop by the corral to visit with the horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, our two dogs and friendly cats. Look for us in Coral Bay! horsesstjohn.com (St. John island map)

Experience the World Famous “Baths” aboard Island Time. Join our fun & professional crew to one of the most extraordinary destinations in the Virgin Islands. Hike through the giant granite boulders and unique grottoes with crystal clear waters, then finish the day snorkeling at the Caves of Norman Island. Plenty of time at both locations. Includes; Continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, snorkel gear & instruction. Island Time makes weekly trips departing from the Westin Resort St. John. (St. John map)

KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL ST. JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS • 340-779-2155

ROCKHOPPIN' CHARTERS - EXPLORE THE BVI AND USVI • 340-626-2859 • ST. JOHN

WISH UPON A STAR CHARTERS 631-946-9292 • ST. JOHN

Join our Kayak, Hike & Snorkel Adventures departing from Caneel Bay and Cruz Bay to see the best that St. John has to offer. Explore the Caneel Bay peninsula, Turtle Point Trail, and snorkel with stingrays and sea turtles. Or, experience St. John’s premier snorkel site with a tour to Annaberg Plantation, Leinster Bay, and Watermelon Cay, departing from Cruz Bay. Visit www.viecotours.com. Use promocode: STTWE. Phone (340) 779-2155 (St. John island map)

Explore the islands on board of our comfortable 32 foot FS Regulator Powerboat with twin Yamaha 250s. It has cushioned, f o r w a rd - f a c i n g seating and will provide a comfortable, dry ride. Join us on a day trip, 1/2 day or sunset cruise out of Cruz Bay. Our experienced Captains can take you anywhere in the USVI or BVI and will make sure you have a great day on the water. You can also use our new Easy breath, full face snorkel mask for free. rockhoppinusvi@gmail.com www.rockhoppin.com

Wish upon a star and we will make all your wishes come true. Build your own ultimate charter day or join one of our many open options. Swim with turtles, or dolphins, snorkel a wreck, party on Jost or Norman or spend time at the baths. We also have the best sunset dinner cruise around. We will go anywhere or do anything. Owners Matt and Cindy are always on board to ensure you have a perfect day! No schedules, no horns, come on board the 40ft Cinnamon Bay or the 38ft mission accomplished and we will share all our island knowledge and experiences with you. Rated excellent, Trip Advisor. Breakfast, open bar, snacks and gear included in every charter.

“ISLAND SPIRIT” • CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS 340-776-6234 • WESTIN RESORT ST. JOHN

SUP-ST. JOHN • 340-514-5527 ST. JOHN

This 60` foot yacht is professionally crewed, makes weekly trips to Jost Van Dyke, offers halfday and full-day snorkel sails, and sunset sails. This vessel is perfect for private charters, weddings, and groups up to 70 passengers. Unique features include a “water slide”, upholstered seating in both sun and shaded areas, stern and bow boarding ladders for beach landings, warm freshwater showers and stereo throughout the vessel. Island Spirit departs from the Westin Resort St. John. (St. John map)

St. John with its warm, turquoise water is the perfect place to learn to paddle. After a 2 hour lesson with our ISA-certified SUP Instructors you will have mastered the basics of Stand Up Paddling and are safe to go and explore St. John waters on your own. If you have paddled before you can also rent paddleboards from us! We have a wide variety of high quality SUPs and carbon fiber paddles for rent. Weekly board rental includes complimentary delivery to your villa! supstjohn@gmail.com www.sup-stjohn.com

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WATERSPORTS DAY PASS HONEYMOON BEACH, ST. JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS ECOTOURS• 340-779-2155 Relax and play at Honeymoon Beach with our $49 per person all day pass that includes: snorkel gear, SUP, kayak, float, beach chair, and locker. All items also available to rent individually. Not included: gift shop, sandwitch / ice cream kiosk, bar and golf cart transport from Caneel parking to beach. Visit www.viecotours.com. Use promocode: STTWE. Phone (340) 779-2155 (St. John map)

The Reef Bay Trail petroglyphs are a group of Taíno carvings found in the VI National Park on the island of St. John.

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1. Trunk Bay The most popular beach on St. John, Trunk Bay, is known for its 650 feet of underwater snorkeling trail that includes identification signs on the bottom of the sea, describing the coral formations and fish that inhabit the waters. It’s educational and a fun way to spend the day - just follow the signs! You can rent snorkel gear from the water sports center and start your journey from the shore. The beach features showers, restrooms, a food concession, water toy rentals and a gift shop. The beach is part of the National Park and it is the only beach with an admission fee ($4). There are lifeguards on duty. 2. Hawksnest One of St. John’s most convenient beaches, Hawksnest Beach offers picnic tables and barbecue grills. There is also plenty of parking. A great snorkeling reef starts close to shore. 3. Cinnamon Bay One of the longest beaches in St. John’s National Park is Cinnamon Bay, it is about a mile long. You can snorkel, swim, kayak or participate in other water sport activities. The campground has restrooms, showPage 80  80  N NO OVVEEM MBBEERR // D DEEC CEEM MBBEERR 22001166 Page

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ers, a food concession and water sports rentals. While there is no snorkel trail, there is great snorkeling to the right side of the beach, if you don’t mind the swim or check out the nature trail across from the campground. Explore the old Danish building found along the beachfront. Itis a temporary museum for the National Park Service’s archaeological excavation in the area. 4. Salomon Bay Another favorite with the locals because it is accessible only by trail, either from Caneel Bay or along the Lind Point Trail out of Cruz Bay (about a mile walk, not challenging) and thus is mostly deserted. A perfect place for a relaxing day on the beach. You can easily walk over to Honeymoon Beach where there is a gift shop that sells drinks and snacks and rents water toys. 5. Honeymoon Beach Honeymoon Beach is a pretty beach with sandy shoreline surrounded by sea grape and coconut trees. It offers great snorkeling , swimming and lounging. You can access the Honeymoon Beach via the Lind Point Trail which starts just behind the Virgin Islands National Park www.virginislandsthisweek.com www.virginislandsthisweek.com


Visitor Center in Cruz Bay and connects to Caneel Bay Resort. Or you can take a short 8 minute walk or the convenient $5 golf cart ride. Virgin Islands Ecotours offers a gift shop, restrooms, watersports rentals, and daily kayak, hike & snorkel guided adventures. Their $49 All Inclusive Day Pass includes everything you need to relax and play: SUP, kayak, snorkel gear, chair, float, and locker. Book online at www.viecotours.com. Use promocode: STTW. 6. Caneel Bay Caneel Bay Beach can be hiked to from Cruz Bay along the Lind Point Trail. It is the ultimate white sand beach. The water is usually very calm and shallow, perfect for a day of swimming and sunning. The $20 parking lot fee is waived with a $20 purchase at Caneel's Gift shop, Café or Beach Bar & Grill. The chairs and watersports equipment at Caneel Bay are for hotel guests only. Visitors interested in renting either are directed to the nearby watersports center at Honeymoon Beach, which also boasts a beach bar and sandwich & ice cream kiosk.

bay. The shoreline is pebbly with a few sandy areas that can be used to enter the water for a swim. Another 10 minutes down the trail is Waterlemon Bay which has a lovely, quiet beach. There is excellent snorkeling around Waterlemon Cay. Walking along the rocky coast to the tip of the bay will allow you to access the cay with a shorter swim. Look out for turtles, starfish and stingrays.

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7. Denis Bay To access Denis Bay you will take the Peace Hill Trail to this lovely white sand beach. Not usually very many people, if any, there as it is hard to get to. You have to hike or get there by boat. It is within the National Park boundaries. There are no facilities. 8. Jumbie Bay Jumbie Bay is a lovely little beach with a short stretch of white sand fringed with sea grapes. If you’re looking for a small, private, intimate beach without having to walk a long trail to get there, then Jumbie is an excellent choice. A walk down wooden steps and a short trail leads you to the beach from the main road. The parking is limited. A small, almost obscure sign on the road indicates the beach. Snorkeling can be enjoyed on calm days a long a shallow reef that extends from the right side of the beach. 9. Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay You can reach Leinster Bay by boat or by hiking a short 15 or so minutes from the parking lot. Mangrove trees line the left side of the www.virginislandsthisweek.com

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10. Francis Bay Francis Bay is one of St. John’s longest beaches. Long white sand beach with calm, clear water protected from the easterly winds. Portable toilets are located in the main parking. Picnic tables and barbecues can be found at the edge of the beach. The Francis Bay Trail runs along a salt pond and offers great bird watching. There is good snorkeling for beginners on the west end, towards Maho Bay. For experienced snorkelers go to the rocky section at the other end of the beach.

11. Maho Bay Maho Bay is great for children. The water is shallow and protected. If you take a full-day sail to St. John, you may visit Maho Bay. Look carefully in the sand while snorkeling; you might see a stingray, just look for the outline in the sand. 12. Salt Pond Bay This scenic bay on St. John’s south shore offers a secluded beach with good swimming and snorkeling. Are you willing to “rough it” a bit to go off the beaten path? You will have to take a taxi or park on a hill and hike down for about 10 minutes to the water. You will probably be the only ones there. There are several hiking trails, one of which leads to a salt pond. 13. Lameshur Bay On the south shore, just past Great Lameshur Bay, you’ll come to Lameshur Beach. There are usually plenty of places to park close to the beach. You’ll find several picnic tables and BBQ grills. Little Lameshur is a protected sand and rubble beach. Somewhat isolated due to the long drive required to get there the bays are often sparsely populated. The bottom is mostly sand with some patches of sea grasses. Out from the shore it becomes all sea grass which increases your chances of seeing sea turtles and rays. The bay doesn’t get large surf unless the wind is out of the south. 14. Brown Bay The easiest way to get to Brown Bay is by a 30 minute hike from the Brown Bay Trail, located just off East End Road (Rte 10). It is literally, one of the off-the-beaten-path beaches. The beach at Brown Bay is sandy and wind swept with plenty of shade along the narrow sand and pebble shoreline. The water is a mix of sandy bottom and sea grasses. 15. Great Cruz Bay This is the beach of the Westin Resort and is, as such, well manicured and kept up. You can rent watertoys, use the water trampoline, beach chairs and umbrellas. There isa nice poolside cafe where youcanget lunch. This is a great beach for kids. The water is calm with a mostly sandy bottom with some seagrass patches. N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6   Page 81


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ST. JOHN SHOPPING

TASTES of St. John A RESTAURANT GUIDE

St. John: A Restaurant for Every Meal, Taste and Mood St. John may be the smallest of the three main US Virgin Islands, but it offers a wide array of dining choices. You’ll

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PHONE

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Aqua Bistro

Mediterranean / Italian

(340) 776-5336

L, D

MC, V

Asolare

Asian Fusion

(340) 779-4747

D

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Banana Deck

American / Caribbean

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L, D

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Cruz Bay

C & D Bakery

Bakery

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The Beach Bar

American

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L, D

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American

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B,L

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Café Roma

Italian

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D

MC, V

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Steakhouse / Italian

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L, D

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Tex Mex

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L, D

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Caribbean

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L, D

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American

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Cruz Bay

da Livio

Italian

(340) 779-8900

D

Cruz Bay

Fatty Crab

Asian

(340) 775-9951

D

Cruz Bay

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Seafood

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D

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Cruz Bay

High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill

Creole Fusion

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L, D

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American / Fusion

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American

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La Tapa

Mediterranean / Spanish

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D

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Cruz Bay

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L, D

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West Indian / American

(340) 693-5244

L, D

Coral Bay

Morgan’s Mango

Neo-Caribbean

(340) 693-8141

D

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Cruz Bay

North Shore Deli

Deli / American

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MC, V

Mongoose Junction

Ocean 362

Contemporary / American

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D

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California / Caribbean

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Mongoose Junction

Quiet Mon Pub

American

(340) 779-4799

L

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Pacific Rim / Tropical

(340) 776-0303

D

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Cruz Bay

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Deli

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Seafood

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L, D

Coral Bay

Skinny Legs

American

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L, D

AX, MC, V

Coral Bay

Sogo’s Restaurant

West Indian / American

(340) 779-4404

L, D

AX, V

Cruz Bay

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Creative

(340) 693 8340

L, D

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Sweet Plantains Restaurant & Rhum Bar

Caribbean

(340) 777-4653

D

Coral Bay

The Terrace Restaurant

Seafood / French

(340) 779-8550

D

MC, V

Cruz Bay

The Tap Room

Brewery

(340) 715-7775

L, D

All Major

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Homemade

(340) 774-0912

L, D

D, MC, V

Salt Pond

Turtle Bay Estate House

Steakhouse Inspired

(340) 776-6111

D

All Major

Caneel Bay

Vie’s Snack Shack

Snacks

(340) 693- 5033

L

No Major

Hansen Bay

Virgin Fire

Caribbean

(340) 777-3473

D

All Major

Mongoose Junction

Vista Mare

Italian

(340) 777-6273

D

Waterfront Bistro

American

(340) 777-7755

L, D

AX, MC, V

Woody’s Seafood Saloon

American

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L, D

Zozo’s

Italian

(340) 693- 9200

D

All Major

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LOCATION Cocolobo, Coral Bay Overlooking Cruz Bay

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 16 7:30 am – Viking Star 8:00 am – Summit

MONDAY – DECEMBER 5 7:00 am – Fascination 8:00 am – Jewel of the Seas

SATURDAY – DECEMBER 17 8:00 am – Royal Princess 8:00 am – SeaDream II (CB)

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 6 7:00 am – Grandeur of the Seas 7:30 am – Viking Star (CB) 8:00 am – Norwegian Escape 11:00 am – Carnival Sunshine

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 18 9:00 am – SeaDream II (CB)

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 7 6:30 am – Disney Fantasy 7:00 am – Royal Princess 8:00 am – Silhouette 8:00 am – Aida Vita (CB) 10:00 am – Allure of the Seas (CB) www.virginislandsthisweek.com

MONDAY – DECEMBER 19 7:00 am – Fascination 8:00 am – Jewel of the Seas TUESDAY – DECEMBER 20 8:00 am – Norwegian Escape 11:00 am – Carnival Magic

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 21 6:45 am – Disney Fantasy 8:00 am – Eurodam 8:00 am – Silhoutte (CB) 10:00 am – Regal Princess THURSDAY – DECEMBER 22 9:00 am – Azamara Quest (CB) FRIDAY – DECEMBER 23 8:00 am – Summit 8:00 am – Pacific Princess (STJ) 9:00 am – Princendam (STJ) 9:00 am – SeaDream II (STJ) 9:00 am – Azamara Quest (STJ) 10:00 am – Royal Princess SATURDAY – DECEMBER 24 8:00 am – Norwegian Gem SUNDAY – DECEMBER 25 8:00 am – Adventure of the Seas MONDAY – DECEMBER 26 7:30 am – Viking Star 8:00 am – Queen Mary 2 ** 9:00 am – Grandeur of the Seas 9:00 am – Caribbean Princess 10:00 am – Allure of the Seas (CB) TUESDAY – DECEMBER 27 8:00 am – Kroningsdam 8:00 am – Norwegian Escape 10:00 am – Carnival Glory WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 28 8:00 am – Anthem of the Seas FRIDAY – DECEMBER 30 8:00 am – Eclipse 8:00 am – Summit SATURDAY – DECEMBER 31 8:00 am – Crystal Serenity (CB) = Crown Bay Dock (STJ) = St. John (*) = Inner harbor (**) = Outer harbor N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6   Page 91


STARS SHOPPING

ST. THOMAS Sky Watch NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2016

Our clear skies are perfect for star gazing!

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Constellation names are in upper case. Star and planet names in lower case. The sun, moon, planets and stars all rise in the east and set in the west.

In the northern hemisphere Winter begins on December 21st

November Moon Phases:

December Moon Phases:

First Quarter....................7 November Full Moon......................14 November Last Quarter..................21 November New Moon....................29 November

First Quarter.....................7 December Full Moon.......................13 December Last Quarter...................20 December New Moon.....................29 December

November S unrise: 6:26 am November S unset: 5:42 pm

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By: Tom Lesser, formerly Senior Lecturer at the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium and frequent island visitor.

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hooting stars are not stars at all but meteors, bits of cosmic dust that burn up some 50 miles above the Earth as they race through the atmosphere. As a comet orbits the Sun, it gives off gas and dust. This dust remains in a cloud that also orbits the Sun. From time-to-time the Earth passes through one of these dust clouds left behind by a comet and we experience a meteor shower. On the evening of November 16-17 the Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak, and on December 13-14 you can see the Geminids. The best time to watch a meteor shower is between midnight and dawn. No special equipment is required, perhaps a blanket or a lounge chair – just lay back and scan the sky with your eyes for those brief flashes of light we call shooting stars. Of these three meteor showers the Geminds are the best. On a good clear night you might see some 60 meteors per hour. Unfortunately, this year, moonlight will overpower all but the brightest meteors. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins on December 21st the Sun will have reached

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December Sunrise: 6:44 am December Sunset: 5:46 pm

Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 15th of each month.

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VIEW THE MAP SO THAT THE NORTH INDICATOR IS FACING NORTH

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CONSTELLATIONS: UPPER CASE • Stars: Lower Case

its farthest position south as seen from the Earth. This marks the start of winter (Winter Solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of summer (Summer Solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere. A bright star-like object will dominate the western sky in the early evening, the third brightest natural object in the sky, Venus. As the sky grows fully dark, higher in the western sky you will find another planet, this one red – Mars. Every year at this time people ask astronomers if they know what was the star of stars, the star which lead the Wise Men to Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Jesus? Long ago people thought of everything that they saw in the night sky as a "star". Thus, the planets, the "fixed" stars, meteors, comets, etc. all were "stars". So what might have been "The Star"? Meteors or shooting stars happen so quickly that if you see one, by the time you tell your friends to look, the flash will be gone. Certainly a meteor did not send the Wise Men to Bethlehem. Comets were well known, but were considered omens of bad tidings and thus a comet would not send the Wise Men in search of a great king. The fixed

stars do not change from year to year, so they would not account for the search. For time to time a star may "explode" as a nova or supernova, and for a short time may even become visible in the daytime. But, our records show no "guest star" at the time of Christ's birth. The Wise Men followed the motions of the planets as these "wandering stars" moved against the background of fixed stars, for they believed that the motions of these wandering stars could foretell the future. With their knowledge of the motions of the heavens they could calculate that Jupiter and Saturn would pass each other three times and then be joined by Mars. But, what of Herod and his advisors, why did they not see this "star"? Most of the event would not be visible because it would happen during the day. But, the Wise Men knew that it was happening. They knew that this event would take place in Pisces, the Fish, a star group which for them was symbolic of the Hebrews. Thus some great event would take place in the land of the Hebrews and the Wise Men were off on their search. Was this meeting of the planets really "The Star"? Astronomers do not know; the final decision is yours.

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St Thomas & St John This Week Magazine December 2016