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TABLE of Contents WHAT'S INSIDE

WELCOME

MARCH COVER

ARRIL COVER

St. Thomas International Regatta Fri, Sat & Sun March 28, 29 & 30 St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas

Happy Carnival! Photo by Sherry Talbot, winner of our Facebook Cover Photo Contest. See Events section for Carnival schedule.

See Events section for info.

Weclome

Restaurants at a Glance ........................... 64 Local Foods.............................................. 66 Taste of the Tropics .................................. 67

Shopping

St. John

Travel Tips................................................ 12 Helpful Information.................................. 13 Customs allowances and other information Shop Talk.................................................. 16 Easy Shopping List................................... 23 Yacht Haven Grande................................. 24 Havensight Shopping Mall....................... 26 Crown Bay Center.................................... 28 Special Shopping Offers!.......................... 93

Attractions & Activities 10 Best Things To Do............................... 30 Island Attractions...................................... 34 Watersports ............................................. 38 Powerboat Rental, Charters, Sportfishing, Daysail, Scuba Snorkeling in St. Thomas & St. John ....... 54 Special Offers on Attractions & Activities................................................ 94

Maps

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St. Thomas Dining

Welcome From the Governor .................... 8 Greetings from the Commissioner of Tourism.................................................. 10

Yacht Haven Grande................................. 24 Havensight Shopping Mall....................... 26 Crown Bay Center ................................... 28 St. Thomas Island..................................... 48 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas................... 50 Cruz Bay, St. John..................................... 85 St. John Island.......................................... 89

Special Offer Coupons Shopping, Restaurants, Attractions & Activities ............................................... 93

Welcome to St. John ............................... 79 St. John Beaches ..................................... 80 Getting Around St. John ......................... 82 St. John car rental, taxi and ferry information 5 Best Things To Do................................. 83 St. John Attractions.................................. 84 St. John Shop Talk ................................... 85 Cruz Bay, St. John Map ........................... 85 Mongoose Junction ................................. 86 St. John Restaurants ................................ 88 An easy to read guide listing of the St. John restaurants Places to Stay .......................................... 89 St. John Island Map ................................. 89

Transportation St. Thomas Car Rentals ........................... 74 Inter Island Ferry Schedules .................... 76 St. Thomas Taxis Rates ............................ 78

Of General Interest to You History of the Virgin Islands ..................... 14 Common Caribbean Reef Fish................. 37 St. Thomas Beaches ................................ 47 Entertainment, March + April .................... 56 Island Events, March + April ...................... 58 St. John Beaches......................................... 80 Cruise Ship Schedule ................................. 90 Sky Watch .................................................... 92

Where to Stay Where to Stay........................................... 72 Hotels, Condos & Villas............................ 73 Page 6  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

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WELCOME

LETTER from the Governor OF THE UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

It is my considerable pleasure to welcome you to the United States Virgin Islands. The residents of our Islands take genuine pride in the beauty of our land and sea and in the diversity of our people. We thank you for choosing to visit the Virgin Islands. I hope that you will return again and again, thereby getting to know each of our unique and wonder-filled islands. The American flag flies over four main islands, each different in special ways, all sharing a common destiny. On the "big island" of St. Croix we invite you to discover our historic towns, estates and heritage trails. St. Thomas has made its name known around the world as a trading and shopping port for centuries. St. John and Water Island each retain much of the calm and quiet of by-gone times. And everywhere, white sands, blue skies and turquoise seas invite you to swim, sail, dive, fish ... and relax. I urge you to try our rums, visit our restaurants, dance to our music and meet our people.

Please enjoy our island home and our hospitality. Welcome!

John P. deJongh, Jr. Governor

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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. 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. Take some 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. 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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WELCOME

TRAVEL Tips

TRAVELING IN THE USVI

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.

PACK SMART. Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers

– a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes, and then any heavier items. Innocent items can actually appear to be potential threats in an X-ray image, simply by the way they are packed.

PAY ATTENTION TO 3-1-1 RULE. Liquids, gels, and aero-

sols are permitted in 3- ounce containers, placed in a 1-quartsize, clear plastic, zip-top bag, one bag per traveler. If you can pour it, pump it, squeeze it, spread it, smear it, spray it, or spill it, it’s subject to these limits. Tamarind and cherry stews are considered liquids and gels. Breast milk and medically necessary liquids like baby formula and insulin are permitted, but must be declared to a security officer at the checkpoint before they go through the x-ray machine.

ing 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.

FOR CHECKED BAGS. Lock your suitcase with a TSA-

approved lock and be sure not to pack any hazardous materials. Liquids and gels greater than 3 ounces - such as duty free purchases (including alcohol, perfume and lotion) - purchased before entering the checkpoint, should be placed in checked baggage.

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.

DRESS THE PART. Transportation Security Officers (TSOs)

have to resolve any anomaly detected at the checkpoint. TSA strongly recommends removing ALL items from pockets, as well as certain accessories, including wallet, belt, bulky jewelry, money, keys, and cell phone. Place those items into your carry-on bags. Also please remove shoes before entering the screening technology and put them directly on the belt. Removing all of these items will reduce the chance of needing additional screening.

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

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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.

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.

PROBLEMS WHILE VISITING: EMERGENCY: 911 Information: 913


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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. There is an AT&T Calling Center located in Havensight, across from the cruise ship dock on route 30.

CELLPHONES. Your cell phone may work here as well. 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.

MEDICAL. For 24 hour medical care call Red Hook Family Practice at 775-2303 (St. Thomas office) or 776-6789 (St. John office) or call Doctors on Duty 776-7966. St. Thomas Hospital phone number is 776-8311.

ISLAND CREATURES. The mongoose take care of our

snakes, the scorpions sting but aren’t poisonous. If you are prone to allergies you may have similar reactions to various insect bites and stings.

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.

1493

Christopher Columbus lands at Salt River Bay in St. Croix

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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.

1848

The Danish abolished slavery

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99 Steps

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.

1917

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

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Historical Postcard Collection Courtesy of Ron Lockhart.

Cool Artifact Coins used from 1920's to 1050's to pay the coal carriers.

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SHOPPING

SHOP Talk Shop Talk ST. THOMAS ST. THOMAS

The United States Virgin Islands have the best duty free shopping in the Caribbean . . . maybe in the world! Duty-Free Allowance Each U.S. resident, including children, can take home $1600 worth of duty free goods bought in the US Virgin Islands. When returning to the US you will be required to fill out a separate customs form for these items. You may be asked to show your receipts so it is important to keep a good record of what you buy. This duty-free allowance is double the $800 limit from other islands. You may also take 5 cartons of cigarettes and 5 litres of liquor back as long as one of the bottles is a product made in the Virgin Islands such as Cruzan Rum.

Diamond earrings available at Diamonds International

Downtown - Charlotte Amalie This may be one of the more famous shopping districts in the Caribbean. Main Street, starting off at Post Office Square, is lined on both sides of the streets with retailers of every type, all offering duty free bargains. Suggest parking in the Fort Parking lot.

Havensight Shopping Mall Right on the Cruise Ship Dock, a convenient, less crowded way to go shopping for the duty free purchases that you may be looking for. All of the major retailers have well stocked stores with the same merchandise and prices as downtown. And if you make a purchase in a Havensight Merchants’ Association Member store, your purchases will be 100% guaranteed! Look for the Association logo on the doors of the member merchants. Plenty of Parking!

Audemars Piquet available from Diamonds International

Crown Royal available at Caribana

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

Crown Bay Center The newest addition to St Thomas’ shopping districts has a nice assortment of retailers from jewelry stores to cameras and electronics, linens, local arts and crafts. Lots of parking. Check for hours by calling 340-774-2132.

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Louis Vuitton “Never Full” at Yacht Haven Grande Perfume & Beauty Products available at Duty-Free prices!

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TY DUE FR E

“The Duty-Free allowance for US citizens is $1600.00... Twice as much as any other Caribbean locations!"

CARDOW JEWELERS | TEL: 340-776-1140 • MAIN STREET HAVENSIGHTMALL • CROWN BAY • AIRPORT The Flag Ship jeweler of the Virgin Islands since 1954, Cardow, the trusted source for jewelry, offers the largest selection of fine, high quality jewelry in the world and watches at savings of 40-60% off US retail prices. Cardow delivers unbeatable values and savings: Sourcing precious stones directly from the mines and buying jewelry world wide. There’s something for everyone starting at $19.95. Cardow offers an unconditional 30 Day return policy, free one year repair guarantee, lifetime Diamond upgrade policy and a certificate of appraisal.

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 | 340-776-5570 MAIN STREET • WATERFRONT, MARRIOTT, HAVENSIGHT & CROWN BAY The premier retailer of fine diamonds, colored stone jewelry and watches in the Caribbean with a selection designed to accommodate every individual style and budget. Create your own jewelry by selecting your favorite gemstone and setting. Their experienced staff includes gemologists, multilingual watch and jewelry consultants and certified Master Jewelers. Excellent service. (Town, YHG, Havensight and Crown Bay map)

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SHOPPING

SHOP Talk continued ST. THOMAS

DI WATCH AND DESIGN | 340-774-2185

Liqour boxes are free to check aboard your return flight!

Be impressed by an extensive selection of highly regarded timepieces and designer jewelry at substantial duty-free savings. Diamonds International has the largest selection of major designer watches, including Audemars Piguet, Longines, Ernst Benz, Philip Stein, Hamilton and more. Visit any location and let their multi-lingual watch consultants help you find the timepiece that best fits your taste, personality and lifestyle. (Town map)

EDEN JEWELERS | 340-777-3366 • DRAKES PASSAGE • 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 has two locations: Main street and a Silver store in Drake’s Passage. 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.

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ST. THOMAS

IMPERIAL JEWELERS | 340-776-8570 10 MAIN STREET WWW.IMPERIAL-JEWELERS.COM Family owned and operated since 1980, Imperial Jewelers has built their business on faith, family and friends. Celebrating their 34th year, the family introduces their signature diamond, the Imperial Legacy Diamond, masterfully faceted for incomparable fire, radiance and beauty; creating memorable moments for generations to come. Don’t miss the innovatively decadent designs featuring chocolate diamonds from LeVian, the trend setting jewelry house and jeweler to hundreds of Red Carpet celebrities each year.

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 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 Breitling Cockpit and Lady available on the spot for an effortless duty-free shopping experience.

Cockpit Steel and Rose Gold

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SHOPPING SHOPPING

SHOP Talk continued ST. THOMAS

Members of a family residing in one household and traveling together may make a joint declaration.

TANZANITE INTERNATIONAL | 340-774-2116

For example, a couple traveling with two children may bring articles free of duty valued up to $6,400.

THE PEARL LADY | 340-774-5875 NEXT TO FORT CHRISTIAN

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Tanzanite International is the leading source of top quality tanzanite gemstones. As a major buyer of tanzanite the company is able to cut out the middleman and achieve significant savings. Those savings are passed on to customers in the form of exceptional value prices. Choose the gemstone as well as the setting and have it set the very same day. Take advantage of the sensational tanzanite stud earrings promotion for just $5! (Town map)

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.

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ST. THOMAS

TRADEWINDS GALLERIA | 340-775-5595 RED HOOK Visit Tradewinds Galleria for a unique shopping experience. Choose from Caribbean Bracelet Company’s large selection of silver, solid 14K gold and two-tone with your choice of Dolphin, Turtle, Sand Dollar, Scallop, Hibiscus, Anchor, Heart, Larimar, Treasure Coin, Shackle and the original hook design. Check out The Hook Company’s titanium hook bracelets featuring the jet Black series, and nautical gifts, tungsten and titanium jewelry for men, and other fine jewelry.

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)

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SHOP Talk | LOCAL CRAFTS & SOUVENIRS ST. THOMAS

Souvenirs made in theVirgin Islands and Gift Shopping

St. Thomas Larimar Bead From Caribana

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.

Local Rag Doll from The Captain’s Corner

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EASY SHOPPING LIST ST. THOMAS

Beachwear/Shoes: Bilabong, Captains Corner, Caribana,

Caribbean Surf Co., Local Color, Tradewinds Galleria

Clothing / Fashion: Bilabong, Caribana, Caribbean Surf Co.,

Captain's Corner, Local Color, Tradewinds Galleria

Coins: Ballerina Jewelers, Cardow Jewelers Designer Jewelry: Ballerina Jewelers, Beverly's, Boolchand’s,

Cardow Jewelers, David Yurman Boutique, Diamonds International, Dynasty/Dazzlers, Eden Jewelers, Imperial Jewelers, Jewels, Little Switzerland, Royal Caribbean, Tiffany Boutique

Cameras and Electronics: Boolchands, Royal Caribbean Handbags: Bilabong, Caribana, Caribbean Surf Co.,

Diamonds International, Local Color

Hats: Bilabong, Captains Corner, Caribbean Surf Co,

Local Color

Gold Jewelry: Ballerina, Boolchand’s, Caribana, Cardow

Jewelers, Diamonds International, Dynasty/Dazzlers, Eden Jewelers, Imperial Jewelers, Jewels, Little Switzerland, Royal Caribbean

Liquor: Duty Free, Dynasty/Dazzlers, Tradewinds Galleria Luggage, Back Packs: Bilabong, Caribbean Surf Co.,

Local Color

Pearls: Ballerina Jewelers, Boolchand’s, Cardow Jewelers,

Diamonds International, Dynasty/Dazzlers, Eden Jewelers, Jewels, Little Switzerland, Royal Caribbean, The Pearl Lady, Trident Jewels

Perfume & Beauty Products: Duty Free, Dynasty/Dazzlers Silver, Steel, Tungsten Jewelry: Ballerina Jewelers,

Boolchand’s, Captains Corner, Cardow Jewelers, Caribana, Diamonds International, Eden Jewelers, Imperial Jewelers, Jewels, Little Switzerland, Local Color, Tradewinds Galleria

Souvenirs & Gifts: Captains Corner, Caribana, Local Color,

Tradewinds Galleria

Sunglasses: Bilabong, Caribbean Surf Co,. Royal Caribbean,

Caribana, David Yurman Boutique

Tobacco: Duty Free, Dynasty/Dazzlers T-Shirts: Bilabong, Captains Corner, Caribana,

Caribbean Surf Co, Local Color, Tradewinds Galleria

Toys: Captains Corner, Local Color Watches: Ballerina Jewelers, Bilabong, Boolchand’s,

Diamonds International, Dynasty/Dazzlers, Eden Jewelers, Imperial Jewelers, Jewels, Little Switzerland, Local Color, Royal Caribbean

Writing Instruments: Diamonds International,

Little Switzerland, Royal Caribbean, Tradewinds Galleria

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The 10 Best things TO DO IN ST. THOMAS

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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. See and 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.

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Tree Limin’ Extreme

This Ultimate Caribbean experience begins with a wild ride in the Pinzgauer, a six wheel drive Swiss military transport, to the top of St. Peter Mountain and ends with the world famous “Yo-Yo’ zip. See the incredible island views from eight aerial platforms, fly high on six exhilarating ziplines and maneuver two breathtaking skywalks as your professionally trained guides lead you through the experience of a lifetime. Tree Limin’ Extreme is the only way to fly on the island. www.ziplinestthomas.com

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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.

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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 worlds 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.

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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.

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Explore America’s Paradise with kayak,hike & snorkel multi-eco adventures in three unique locations. Watch for wildlife while paddling through St. Thomas’ Mangrove lagoon, enjoy a hermit crab race, a rare geologic blow hole and snokel in a shallow coral-fringed mangrove nursery. Caneel Bay’s tour offers you the best that St. John has to offer with three fun activities: paddle in turquoise waters, hike tropical trails and snorkel over coral reefs with turtles, all in one afternoon! History buffs will enjoy exploring above and below the water at Hassel Island boasting centuries old Forts and ruins in the middle of Charlotte Amalie’s harbor.

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Magic Ice Ice Bar/Museum

Magic Ice, is now St. Thomas’ “Hottest Place to Cool Down”. This Caribbeanthemed, Scandinavian-inspired gallery crafted entirely of ice, is ranked #1 attraction in Charlotte Amalie on Trip Advisor. The dramatically-lit sculptures feature lifesize figures, sea creatures, furniture you can sit on, a frozen slide and a bar that looks like a shipwreck. All made from ice and accompanied by sound, music and images. Visitors are provided with warm gear to withstand the Arctic chill and at the end of the tour there’s a complimentary drink at the ‘ice bar’.

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They say the best way to explore a new place is through running. Find out why with a guided running or power-walking tour through the most scenic & historic areas of St. Thomas. Soak in rich history & stunning views of Charlotte Amalie harbor on the Historic Waterfront 5K tour, or savor views of St. John & nearby islands on the all-terrain East End-eavor 5K. Each social tour comes with a moisture-wicking shirt, bottled water, photos, and concludes with a Cruzan rum cocktail -- a salty workout deserves a sweet reward! activeislandvi.com

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. There is a bathhouse, snack bar, souvenir shop and snorkel gear rentals are available. Lifeguards are on duty daily. There is a small entry fee. Kids 16 and under are free. Take the ferry from Red Hook to Cruz Bay and then a taxi or the bus to Trunk Bay.

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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 many ways to enjoy the water. If you are a certified diver...or not...there are dive shops which will take you to beautiful underwater dive sites including including historical shipwrecks. There are resort certification programs which will get you diving right away. Or you can rent an underwater submersible Scooter which requires no diving experience at all.

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10 SPORTFISHING 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. Half and full day charters are available. Some St. John companies will come to St. Thomas and pick you up. For information on companies offering the above, along with phone numbers, see the activities and watersports pages.

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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.

Swim with the dolphins.

Dolphin Discovery, Tortola, BVI

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)

ST. THOMAS JETRIDERS • 340-626-8500 MARRIOTT FRENCHMANS’ REEF Fly To New Heights with St. Thomas’ first water-propelled jetpack experience! Our Certified Flight Instructors will teach you all the basics. From take-off to landing & everything in between, you’ll be experiencing the dream of flying in no time! Our Jetpack is designed for safety and stability in order to ensure a precise and effortless flight. So take some weight off your shoulders, lift your spirits & let the water move you!

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KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL HISTORIC HASSEL ISLAND • 340-779-2155 Kayak from Frenchtown to Historic Hassel Island in the VI National Park! Visit Danish and British Napoleonic era Colonial forts, ruins, Careening Cove and marine railway. Snorkel at a picturesque beach. Guests receive a one year membership to Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and the St Thomas Historical Trust. 3 hour guided tours (or 5 hour with picnic lunch) depart daily from the Frenchtown Marina. Reservations Required. Virgin Islands Ecotours: www.viecotours.com, Phone (340) 779-2155 (Island map)

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Virgin Islands Ecotours

A three hour, guided adventure awaits you! Kayak through mangrove islands in protected, shallow waters. Explore Cas Cay island with a hermit crab race and pirates treasure for kids. Enjoy breathtaking views, marine tidal pools and a rare geologic blowhole. Snorkel in a coral-fringed mangrove nursery. No experience necessary. Double sit-on-top kayaks. All gear supplied. Reservations Required. Virgin Islands Ecotours: www.viecotours.com, info@viecotours.com (Island map)

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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, and even low-key activities for fitness buffs.

Hassel Island Hiking Tour.

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How cool is this? Snorkel with turtles.

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Nate’s Custom Charters with 12 years experience and first class service provides unique and personalized charters throughout the US & British Virgin Islands. Offering everything from snorkeling to island hopping, famous beach bar visits to fishing and swimming with dolphins. Combine any of these options and create the best day of your vacation. They customize to what you want, and give you the maximum freedom to enjoy your experience without time restraints.

ONE LOVE CHARTERS 340-227-5229 • RED HOOK

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Double Header Sportfishing

Double Header Sportfishing is repeatedly voted “Best of the Virgin Islands Sportfishing Company”. What makes this operation stand out from the high level of competition? Double Header was started over twenty years ago, when Jonathan arrived from Trinidad and introduced live bait fishing, which is the preferred Trinidadian fishing technique. Although, the company also uses lures and frozen ballyhoo; live bait increases the catch ratio when used properly. The fleet consists of three boats which do four, six, eight or ten hour trips; inshore or offshore. If undecided when the guests board; the crew can advise them on the wind and sea conditions, and where the bite was “hot” the day before. The equipment is good quality and constantly upgraded. The crew (six captains/mates) have been with the company for many years and exchange information and experiences which elevates the shared level of knowledge. Longevity of the team means consistency, no matter the weather conditions. They can change the baits and techniques to best suit the waves, wind and direction of the vessel several times during the trip. Many of the crew have young families of their own and are “kid friendly”, trying to make a lifetime memory for the young and older anglers. Every day on the water is unique and you may see whale sharks, porpoises, or a rare orca whale, while bringing in the catch of the day. Team work and knowledge have enabled them to win many of the local tournaments. Page 40  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

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Powerboat Rentals & Charters ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

Powerboat rentals run the gamut from small one-engine dinghies to larger fully staffed power yachts. Have fun! If you are an experienced boat skipper you can take a smaller boat out without a captain. Most rental companies offer bare-boats (no captain) with bimini tops, coolers and charts of the local waters. Most will also provide snorkel gear, and all rental boats are required to have safety equipment.

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PIRATE’S PARADISE ADVENTURES 855-550-8728 • RED HOOK

Pirate’s Paradise Adventures takes you on a private, fun filled, island hopping trip you’ll never forget! Treat your family & friends to the most comfortable, stable, exciting boat in the VI. www.PiratesParadiseAdventures.com Call toll Free: (855) 550-8728

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

VIRGIN ISLANDS BOAT EXCURSIONS 340-626-2875 - RED HOOK

VIBE offers top of the line charters to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. We provide snorkeling trips, island hopping, and beach bar charters. VIBE 1 is an immaculate 26 ft. Glacier Bay Catamaran. When you charter us, the boat and the Captain are yours for the day. Come spend the best day of your vacation with us. Please visit www.caribbean-vibe.com

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

All Inclusive $100pp. with open bar, breakfast, snacks, snorkel gear, captain, crew, & fuel. Best deal on Island! Build the Ultimate Vacation Experience! Swim with turtles, snorkel a shipwreck, party on Jost & Norman Islands, visit Dolphin Discovery, or experience the best sunset cruise around. Rockefeller’s 42ft Motor Yacht Cinnamon Bay has plenty of indoor & outdoor seating, & a private bathroom. Or $499 to rent our speedboat.

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RENTALS SHOPPING

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

Explore Beaches, Reefs and Islands on Your Own or on a Fun Charter 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.

FUN IN DE SUN BOAT CHARTERS | 340-513-8576 • VESSUP Enjoy the Islands Caribbean style, on the custom built 40 ft. Calypso Deep V “Green Flash”. Super stable & all the way to Virgin Gorda or the famous Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost Van Dyke. You choose where you want to go and what you want to do! Equipped with super quiet twin 225 h.p. four stroke outboard engines, V Berth for kids to nap, private head, fresh water shower and USCG Licensed Captain. Fully licensed and insured for 6 people with a huge T-top for shade, a swim platform and stern entry door for easy access. Snorkel gear, soda, water & beer provided. $650 plus fuel and clearances - no hidden fees.

BAD KITTY CHARTERS | 340-777-7245 • RED HOOK / ST. JOHN 4 islands, 5 stops. “The Best of the Virgins” on the fast and comfortable “Bad Kitty”. The day’s trip includes the top requested destinations starting with a quick stop at Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI for shopping then “The Baths” for dramatic rock formation exploration, next a Caribbean lunch on Cooper Island, then for world class snorkeling at “The Caves” or “The Indians” with a final stop at The Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. (Red Hook map)

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CALYPSO CHARTERS | 340 777-7245 • ST THOMAS / ST JOHN EXPLORE SECLUDED BEACHES OR PARTY AT POPULAR BEACH BARS! Relax on board Sea-More a custom 42’ yacht built for island cruising. Our day trip includes world class snorkeling at The Caves or The Indians followed by a delicious lunch at Pirates Bight / Willy T on Norman Island. Our final stop is Jost Van Dyke where you can relax on the beautiful sand of White Bay or enjoy Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar Bar. Private charters available-12per. max on BVI trips.

“ISLAND TIME” – CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS | 340-776-6234 • WESTIN RESORT ST. JOHN 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 at1/6tep 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)

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Treat yourself a true excursion Treat yourself to atotrue Luxuryluxury Excursion aboard a aboard a 45’ Sea Rayinclude with ample spaceinfor 45’ Sea Ray. Itineraries destinations the dining, lounging, tanning. Carefully US and British Virgin and Islands. Feast on a French selected itineraries include destinations style breakfast, gourmet lunch with in thecontinental U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Feast lobster chilled prawns, roast beef, turon our étouffée, French style continental breakfast, key, tropical fruit, with homemade open bar gourmet lunch lobsterdesserts, ettouffe, tropical open bar vintage wines withfruit, wine,and champagne andwith drinks. Snorkel, swim, and Snorkel the your impressive relax.champagne. Allow us to infuse Magic into vacation. Indians, beautiful Create a Moment so Waterlemon special that it willCay last aand lifethe Baths at Virgin Gorda. Allow us to infuse MAGIC into your vacation. time. Rated “Excellent” by TripAdvisor members. Recommended by Fodor’s Guide Create a MOMENT that will last a lifetime. and voted Best Powerboat Rental Company by VI residents. (Red Hook)

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This large rental company offers brand For themodel absoluteFountains best day offrom your vacation, rent new 25 to 29a vessel from Nauti Nymph. the largest and foot center console or As Cuddy cabins. most state experienced companyhave in the deepU.S.V.I., The of therental art vessels V and top areof equipped withthatrelitheyhulls offer only the line vessels are able, fuel-efficient 200 to of 400 hp comfort single unsurpassed in their standard safety, or twin Mercury and engines. and 29’ to 31’Yamaha Fountain center con3/6/07 11:50 AM PageSightseeing, 1 performance. snorkeling, fishing, watersoles, 26’ and 28’ World Cat Catamarans, 30’ skiing, — trips through the U.Sand and Everglades all powered Yamaha are and British Virgin Islandsby—reliable the options Evinrude engines. Coast many Guard approved and countless. All boats are fully equipped and feature extras. They can be rentedRated with“Excellent” or without captain. Members. Recommended by Fodor’s fully equipped. by TripAdvisor Guide and voted Best Powerboat Rental Company by VI residents. (Red Hook)

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SPORTFISHING ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

Fishing is a year round activity in our beautiful azure waters where many world records have been set.

$50 OFF PER CHARTER

Sportfishing companies offer half, three-quarter and full day

St. thomaS & St. John

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Custom Trips, 6 person maximum Specializing in Live Bait! Marlin • SHark • Tuna • WaHoo • DolpHin

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shore. 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

Cell:

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charters; both inshore and off-

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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.

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DAYSAIL

ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN CALYPSO CATAMARAN CHARTERS • 340-777-7245 • RED HOOK • ST.JOHN Explore the US and British Virgin Islands on Calypso. Enjoy any of our half-day/full day excursions. Choose from our full day Jost Van Dyke trip and enjoy lunch at Foxy’s and the afternoon at the Soggy Dollar Bar or Waterlemon Cay trip which is our 3-stop snorkel and sail in US waters with continental breakfast and lunch aboard. Our 40’ cat is perfect for magical sunset sails with all-inclusive open bar and light horsd’oeuvres. Private charters are welcome. (Red Hook, Cruz Bay map)

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Sail Qwest Full & Half Day Sails Includes Snorkeling Sunset Sails Up to 6 passengers

DAYSAIL FANTASY • 340-513-3212 / 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)

“ISLAND SPIRIT” – CRUZ BAY WATERSPORTS • 340-776-6234 • WESTIN RESORT ST. JOHN This 60` foot yacht is professionally crewed, makes weekly trips to Jost Van Dyke, offers half-day 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)

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Snorkel, Swim 1 or Just Relax on the Deck of a 53’ Catamaran

SWIM WITH THE TURTLES SNORKEL SAIL!-FURY CHARTERS-340-643-7733-YACHT HAVEN GRANDE Sail Quest Ad STTW.indd Join the USCG licensed crew aboard the beautifully restored classic sailing yacht FURY! Our 3.5 hour excursion will sail you to the National Marine Wildlife Refuge at Buck Island where you will snorkel with the Green Sea Turtles in their natural habitat. Trip includes all snorkel gear, rum drinks, beer, soft drinks, snacks and a fresh water rinse. Small and large groups are welcome. Private charters and Sunset Sails are also available. Call direct for weekly specials! “This was the best day of our vacation!” (Nicole-Boston MA.) FURY IS RATED THE #1 “THING TO DO” by TRIPADVISOR.COM www.usvisailing.com (Yacht Haven Grande map)

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St. John Day Sail $110 - Sunset Harbor Cruise $55

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EXPLORE SHOPPING

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!

COKI DIVE CENTER

Diving in the USVI is easy, enjoyable & offers something for every skill level.

St. Thomas’s oldest continually owned dive shop, diving since 1989 Specializing in Beginner dives on 2 reefs right from off Coki Beach. Voted BEST DIVE SHOP by the readers of the Daily News for 2009. Our 6 passenger dive boat insures small dive groups on reefs only minutes away. Best snorkel rentals on Coki Beach- a Padi Gold Palm Facilty.

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.

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• 2 Tank Boat Dive all gear $95 • Discover Scuba Dive $79 No experience needed. • Snorkel Rentals $10 Located at CORAL WORLD next to COKI BEACH Call for reservations 340-775-4220 www.stthomasthisweek.com


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All beaches in the Virgin Islands are open to the public. A few have dressing facilities and showers – Coki (at Coral World) and Magen’s Bay on St. Thomas; Cinnamon and Trunk Bay on St. John. Some hotel beaches have beach chair/umbrella rentals and restaurant/bars nearby, such as Frenchman’s Reef Morningstar Beach and Sapphire Beach. It is advisable to leave valuables at your hotel unless you have a plastic container to take them along on your swim or snorkeling while at the beach. Avoid the mid-day sun. Start out with a 20 minute exposure with suntan lotion on your first few days. Even sitting in the shade can result in sunburn.

1. COKI BEACH

of hotel guests there and lots of things to support

Noted for its tranquil turquoise waters, Coki Beach

guest lounging and comfort. The watersports

has great snorkeling and scuba diving right off the

operation offers paddleboats, kayaks, sailboats,

beach. Take your first scuba lesson from one of the

jet skis and more. Chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear

dive shops on the beach. You will find hair braiders,

and floats are available to rent from the hotel. A

chair rentals, beach waiters serving drinks and

beachside restaurant and bar lies conveniently at

vendors selling t-shirts, sunblock, art work, bags,

water’s edge.

wrap skirts, towels and more! If you want to see the marine life without getting wet, visit Coral World right next door.

2. MAGENS BAY BEACH

4. SAPPHIRE BEACH

Windsurfing lessons, snorkeling, beach chairs and umbrella rentals are just some of the available amenities. Water is for the most part calm and

Named one of the world’s most beautiful beaches,

the snorkeling is quite good to either side of the

Magens Bay, the largest beach on St. Thomas, of-

beach. A great beach for learning windsurfing as

fers changing rooms, bathrooms and showers. The

most the wind blows in towards the beach making

mile long beach is very calm with no waves, unless

the return sail a breeze!

posted that there is surf present. A water sports operation rents paddle boats, kayaks and sunfish. There is a $5 per person entrance fee to this public

Located on the East End of St Thomas charges an entrance fee ($3). It is a very natural beach lined

cruise ship days.

along the shore with indigenous plants and trees with no development within sight. Very popular with the locals. Long, fine, white, sand beach with

This is the main beach for the Mariott’s Frenchman’s

calm, pristine, crystal blue water. A beautiful Carib-

Reef and Morningstar Resorts so you will find lots

bean beach!

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5. LINDQUIST BEACH

beach. This beach can be very crowded on heavy

3. MORNINGSTAR BEACH

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POWERBOAT RENTALS 1. Bad Kitty............................. R-5, Cruz Bay map 2. Calypso Charters.................. R-5, Cruz Bay map 3. Caribbean Blue Boat Charters......................P-6 4. Fun in De Sun..............................................R-6 5. Island Time - Cruz Bay Watersports..St. John map 6. Jost Boat Charters.......................................R-5 7. Magic Moment............................................R-5 8. Nauti Nymph...............................................R-5 9. One Love Charters.......................................R-5 10. Pirate’s Paradise Adventures.......................R-5 11. St. Thomas Boat Rental...............................R-5 12. Virgin Islands Boat Excursions.....................R-5 13. Wish Upon A Star.........................St. John map 1. 2. 3. 4.

FISHING CHARTERS Affordable Charters.................................... H-1 Captain Alvin Fishing Charters.................... J-5 Double Header............................................R-5 Mixed Bag............................. R-5, St John map www.stthomasthisweek.com


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RENTAL CARS Biz Scooter Rentals................. Havensight map Budget Car Rentals........... Havensight map, I-4 Discount Car Rental.................................... H-4 E-Z Car Rental..............................................S-7

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HISTORICAttractions IN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

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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. Now open on a limited basis. Guided tours available by calling St. Thomas Historical Trust at 340-774-5541. $10 donation to go towards the Fort Renovation effort. 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 ST. THOMAS HISTORICAL TRUST MUSEUM Stop in and see this “Mini” museum displaying historic photos, West Indian furniture and other Virgin Islands memorabilia. Call (340) 774-5541 for hours. Free!

HAAGENSEN HOUSE

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7 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. 8 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. 9 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. HAAGENSEN HOUSE 10

A restored home built in the early 1800s by island entrepreneur Hans Haagensen. The salons and chambers are furnished with period antiques. 11 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. 12 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.

13 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. 14 POST OFFICE SQUARE A full service United States post office is located within the strategically located building that marks the beginning of “Main Street.” 15 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. 16 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. 17 CAMILLE PISSARRO GALLERY Camille Pissarro, the father of French Impressionism, was born and raised in the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie. The home of his birth is a treasured landmark — a lovingly nurtured art gallery on Main Street. Under the direction of Debra Wombold, this history-filled building features artworks created by over two dozen renowned artists including Camille Pissarro himself (1830-1903). (340) 774-4612. 18 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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Snorkeling St. Thomas & St. John

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he Virgin Islands hosts some of the finest marine life in the Caribbean. Acres of coral reefs make up an ecosystem that supports a large variety of sea creatures and under water plants. 
Snorkelers can enjoy a leisurely swim in the crystal clear waters, diving through fantastic reefs to witness tropical marine life. St. Thomas and St John host a variety of snorkeling locations and famous underwater trails. Both novice and expert snorkelers will enjoy the passages through and over the reefs.

Fins, a Mask and a Snorkel The big question for many is “should I buy or rent snorkel gear?” If you think that you will be snorkeling every day of your visit then it might make sense to purchase a set from either the local dive shops or K-Mart. If you are only planning to snorkel for one day then just rent. Important when either buying a mask or renting is to make sure that it fits properly. Hold the mask up to your face without using the strap and inhale through your nose until you have created a vacuum. If the mask stays attached to your face and no air leaks out then it is a good fit. Make sure your fins fit comfortably. They don’t need to be super tight but should fit snugly. Page 54  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

Snorkels are one-size-fits-all. You can rent snorkel gear at the various snorkel beaches mentioned below. Most day sails and water sport tours operators will supply you with snorkel gear as part of their tour.

Some Good Advice If you want to identify the different coral and fish species you can purchase one of the plastic underwater guide cards. They come with a band so you can attach it to your wrist. And if you want to take a photo underwater then get yourself an inexpensive underwater camera or a more expensive plastic underwater housing for your digital camera (available at both Boolchands and Roral Caribbean in Havensight and on Main Street. Lather yourself up from head to toe with sunscreen (don’t forget bald heads!). Wear a tee shirt to protect your back from the sun and a cap to protect your scalp. It is amazing how fast the tropical sun can burn you and wreck your vacation. Snorkel with a buddy – never alone. Please try not to stand on the coral as it is very fragile and some has already been stressed by a coral bleaching disease which has been invading our waters. Keep an eye out for sea urchins. If you step on one and it will hurt but they aren’t poisonous. Rocky coast lines and coral reefs near shore offer great opportunities to snorkel from beaches. Snorkeling from shore can be done without a guide. www.stthomasthisweek.com


Snorkeling from St. Thomas Beaches: COKI POINT BEACH - On the north shore of St. Thomas right next to Coral World, Coki Point offers fantastic year-round snorkeling. Tons of fish hang around the coral areas adjacent to Coral World. Rent your snorkel equipment from the Coki Beach Dive Club at Coral World. SAPPHIRE BEACH – located on the East End of St. Thomas, this picturesque shoreline has shallow reef viewing along both sides of the beach. SECRET HARBOR – Rent your equipment from the Aqua Adventure Dive Shop and have a nice protected snorkel and then enjoy lunch at the Secret Harbor Hotel’s beach restaurant and bar.

From St. John Beaches: LEINSTER BAY - Easily accessible Leinster Bay, on the northern shore of St. John, offers calm, clear, un-crowded waters teeming with sea life.

TRUNK BAY - The self-guided, 675-foot-long snorkeling trail has large underwater signs that identify species of coral and other marine life. Above water, the beach facilities offer freshwater showers, changing rooms, equipment rentals, and lifeguards making snorkeling downright convenient. Very crowded on cruise ship days.

By Boat Charter and Day Sail Charters for half or full day trips can take you out to some of the less accessible and unique snorkeling areas. These tours will sail or motor to protected marine areas in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John. Day charters often include lunch, drinks, and snorkeling gear.

Breathing Observation Bubble This is an underwater scooter complete with a breathing and observation bubble attached to an air supply. Ride along while observing the beautiful of marine life. Available to anyone from ten years and up and doesn’t require experience. (See B.O.S.S. ad on page 46).

HAULOVER BAY - A favorite with locals, this small bay is rougher than Leinster and is often deserted. The snorkeling, however, is dramatic, with ledges, walls, nooks, and sandy areas set close together.

“Rocky coast lines and coral reefs near shore offer great opportunities to snorkel from beaches. Snorkeling from shore can be done without a guide.”

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FUN TIMES SHOPPING

ISLAND Entertainment MARCH + APRIL 2014

STEEL PAN AND CALYPSO

BANDS AND DANCING

PIANO

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove,

Caribbean Saloon, Red Hook, 775-7060

Blackbeard’s

...................................... Sunset Poolside Bar & Grill, 776-8500 
 Mon 4 to 6 (Francis Callwood on Steel Pan)

Northside Bistro

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

Sunset Grill

Secret Harbour Resort, 714-7874 Sat 6 to 9 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans)

The Palms Restaurant

Emerald Beach Resort, 777-8800 Fri 6 to 9:30 (Aben Marrero on Steel Pan)

ON ST. JOHN

...................................... Wed, Fri and Sat 10 pm to 4 am (DJ) Occasional Live Music – Call for schedule or see Guitar, Keyboard, Variety section!

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...

Fatboys

Red Hook, 777-4275 Sat 11 to 3am (Music DJ)

Fat Turtle, Yacht Haven Grande, 714-3566 Fri 10 to 2am (DJ Cypher)

The Greenhouse

Banana Deck, Cruz Bay, 693-5055

774-7998, Tues 9:30 until 2 Dancing (DJ John)

Thur 6 to 9 (Lemuel Callwood)

Hull Bay Hideaway, Hull Bay, 777-1898

Ocean Grill

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, 693-3304 Mon and Sat 6:30 to 9:30 (Rascio on Steel Pan)

REGGAE

...................................... Pilgrim Terrace, Mafolie Hill, 998-8708

Sun 6 to 9 (Sunset LIVE Reggae w/ Unity Band)

PILGRIM TERRACE Presents

Call for schedule, or see Guitar, Keyboard, Variety

Iggies Beach Bar & Grill

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 775-1800 See also Guitar, Keyboards, Variety Section

Latitude 18, Vessup Bay, 777-4552

LIVE MUSIC 7 nights a week and new, large dancefloor! – see Guitar, Keyboard, Variety section.

Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Resort Sunset Grill 776-8500

Tue and Thu 7 to 10 (Flamboyant Band-jazz, R&B, classic soul and reggae)

Molly Malones, Red Hook, 775-1270

Call for schedule or see Guitar, Keyboard, Variety

Featuring Happy Hour 4 - 6pm Each & Every SUNDAY

Paradise Point

Food & Drink on Sale!

$10 Admission

Band starts Local Guest at 6pm Artist UNITY BAND LIVE! For More Information call 340-998-8708

Havensight, Top of the Tram 777-4540 Wed 7 to 10 (Top Notch Band)

Pilgrim Terrace, Mafolie Hill, 998-8708 Sun 9 until ? (DJ)

Shipwreck

Al Cohen Plaza, Havensight, 777-1293 Thu9:30 to 2:00 (DJ Snow Top40, Dance, Retro) Sat 10:30 to 3 (DJ John Top-40, Old School)

Starz Nightclub, Port of Sale Mall, 775-9741

Fri and Sat (Live music and DJs from off-island)

ON ST. JOHN

The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay, 777-4220

Live Music every Sunday – Call for schedule

Island Blues,

Coral Bay, 776-6800, — Call for schedule or see Guitar, Keyboard and Variety section

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...................................... Mafolie Hill, 776-1234 Thu 6 to 9 (Freddie Rabuse)

Cabana Bar, Bluebeard’s Castle, 774-1600 Sun 6:30 to 9:30 (Dennis Frett)

Caribbean Fish Market

Elysian Resort, 714-7874 Sun and Wed 6:30 to 9:30 (Freddie Rabuse)

Northside Bistro, Northside, 775-5098

Mon 6:30 to 9:30 (Louis Taylor) Tue, Wed 6:30 to 9:30 (Paul Dirks-guitar) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Chris Robbert on classical guitar) Fri 7 to 10 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans) Sat 7 to 10 (Louis Taylor featuring Jerry Harris)

Sapphire Grill

Sapphire Beach Condos, 777-4280 Fri 7 to 10 (Ebony and Ivory featuring Dennis Frett and Danny Silber)

ON ST. JOHN Morgan’s Mango

Cruz Bay, 693-8141, Sat 6:30 to 9:30 (Luba)

Turtle Bay Estate House

Caneel Bay Resort, 776-6111 Weds thru Sun 7-10 (Marty Beech on piano/vocals)

CARIBBEAN SHOWS

...................................... Iggies Beach Bar & Grill

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 775-1800 Wed 7 to 10 Carnival Night with Sammy Watts Calypso Band, West Indian buffet, King Herin Limbo Show and local arts/crafts

DAYTIME MUSIC

...................................... Mafolie Restaurant

Mafolie Hill 774-2790 Sunday Brunch 10 to 1 (Andrew on Steel Pans)

Paradise Point, Top of Tramway, 777-4540

ON ST. JOHN

Concordia Resort, 693-5855

Sunday Brunch 10 to 1 (Bo on Guitar)

Miss Lucy’s, Coral Bay, 693-5244

Sun10 to 2 (Sambacombo w/Rich Greengold and Eddie Bruce – Tropical Jazz)

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JAZZ

...................................... Sails, Ritz Carlton Resort, 775-3333

Thu 5 to 8 (James Anderson on guitar, jazz and classical)

Sapphire Grill, Sapphire Bay Condos, 777-4280 Sun 6 to 9 (Pipe Dream)

Tavern On The Waterfront, 776-4328

Fridays 7 to 10 (Louis Taylor with vocalist Jerry Harris) Open for players to sit in.

WICO Dock and Dion Parson Jazz Havensight, 774-1780 x2251 ask for Cheri Cameron

Yacht Haven Grande, Esplanade 775-8900 Sat 7 to 10 (Full Moon Live Jazz)

ON ST. JOHN

Island Blues, Coral Bay, 776-6800 
 La Tapa, Cruz Bay, 693-7755

Tue 6:30 to 9:30 (Sambacombo)

Miss Lucy’s, Coral Bay, 693-5244 


Thu 6 to 9 (Rich Greengold and Greg Jones)

Virgin Fire. Mongoose Junction, 777-3473

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Fatboys, Red Hook, 777-4275

The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay, 777-4220 Call for info.

Hull Bay Hideaway, Hull Bay, 779-1898,

Mon 7 to 10 (Trivia) Tue 8 to closing (Karaoke) Wed 8 to 11 (Kenny Floyd) Thu 8 to 11 (Mikey P) Fri 11 to closing (DJ LS1) Sat 8 to 11 (Mikey P) 11 to closing (DJ) Sun 7 to 10 (Beer Pong)

(Call for schedule)

Live Music Sun. afternoons 4:30 to 7:30 (Call for schedule)

Iggies Beach Bar & Grill

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 775-1800 Mon 8 to 11 (Jason Jones; guitar/vocals) Tue 8 to 11 (Rockalypso w/Jon Gazi) Wed 7 to 10 (Carnival Night w/Sammy Watts Combo) Thu 8 to 11 (Karaoke w/Janet alternating with 3rd String All Stars) Fri 8 to 11 (Flipswitch-Soulful Modern Rock) Sat 7 to 10 (Tommy August & Rum Syndicate alternating with 3rd String All Stars) Sun 8 to 11 (Tim West Duo) Special Dates: Thu Mar 20 7 to 10 (Quest Theory) Thu Mar 27 7 to 10 (Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altarboys) Thu Apr 3 7 to 10 (Hudson & The Hoodoo Cats)

Latitude 18, Vessup Bay, 777-4552

Mon 7 to 10 (Barefoot Davis with Ras Abijah and Donald Birmingham) Tue 7 to 10 (Flipswitch) Wed 7 to 10 (Stateside Bands-call for schedule) Thu – Sat 7:30 to 10:30 (The FIDDLER/Dick Solberg and the Sun Mtn. Band) Sun 6 to 9 (Why Not?) alternating with Pure Island League Band)

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove

Mon 5:30 to 8:30 (Rich Greengold & Gregg Jones)

Sunset Poolside Bar & Grill, 776-8500 
 Tue and Fri 6 to 8 (Tim West Band)

KARAOKE

Molly Molones, Red Hook, 775-1270

...................................... Cabana Bar, Bluebeard’s Castle, 774-1600 Mon 7 to 10 (Host, Antonio)

Fatboys, Red Hook, 777-4275 11 to 1am (Host, Hector)

Iggies Beach Bar & Grill

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, 775-1800 Thu 8 to 11 (Hostess, Janet Reiter) 11 to 1am (Host, Hector)

Live music nightly – call for schedule. Mon 6:30 to 9:30 (Drew and Jess) Sat 7:30 to 10:30 (Tim West Band)

Northside Bistro, Northside, 775-5098

Mon 6:30 to 9:30 (Louis Taylor) Tue, Wed 6:30 to 9:30 (Paul Dirks-guitar) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Chris Robbert on classical guitar) Fri 7 to 10 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans) Sat 7 to 10 (Louis Taylor featuring Jerry Harris)

Sand Bar, MorningStar Beach at Frenchman’s

ON ST. JOHN

Bay Resort, 715-7263 Tue 4 to 7 (T&T Tuesdays w/ Jason Jones) Wed 4 to 7 (West Lindy Wednesdays w/ Jon Gazi)

Coral Bay, 776-6800 Tue 7:30 to 10:30

Sapphire Grill

Island Blues

GUITAR, KEYBOARD, VARIETY

...................................... Blackbeard’s, Mafolie Hill, 776-1234

Fri 6 to 9 (Pure Island League Band)

Caribbean Saloon, Red Hook, 775-7060 Wed 10 to 1am (Rockalypso w/ Jon Gazi)

Dinghy’s

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

Dog House Pub, Havensight, 998-8341

Tue 7:30 (8 ball tournament) Wed 7:30 (Get Lucky Trivia) Thu 7 to 11 (Jack Daniel’s Trippin’ Thursday with Live Music) Fri 10 to 2 (Ladies Night-free drinks) www.stthomasthisweek.com

Sapphire Bay Condos, 777-4280 Wed 7 to 10 (Pure Island League Band) Fri 7 to 10 (Jason Jones on guitar/vocals) Sat 7 to 10

Tickles Dockside Pub,

Crown Bay Marina, 776-1595 Mon and Tue 5 to 9 (Wii Bowling League) Wed 7 to 10 (Open Mic w/ Tim West) Sat 8 to 11 (Ladies Night w/ Dizzy Lizzard Band) Special Dates: Tue Mar 4 7 to 10 (Mardi Gras Party w/ The Fiddler & The Sun Mtn. Band) Fri Mar 14 7 to 10 (Dave Gerard & The Groove Thang) Mon Mar 17 7 to 10 (St. Patrick’s Day Party w/ Live Band TBA)

ON ST. JOHN

Aqua Bistro, Cruz Bay, 776-5336 Sun 3:30 to 6:30 (Lauren Jones)

Barefoot Cowboy, Enighed Bay, 779-7835 Fri 7 to 10 (T-Bird)

Castaways Tavern, Cruz Bay, 777-3361

The Fish Trap, Cruz Bay, 693-9994 Fri 6:30 to 8:30 (Wayne Clendinen)

Coconut Coast, Frank Bay, 776-6944 Wed 5:30- to 7 (St. John Flutes)

High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill, Cruz Bay, 714-6169 Mon 7 to 10 (Steven Sloan) Tue 7 to 10 Wed 7 to 10 (Chris Carsel) Thu 7 to 10 (Steven Sloan) Fri 7 to 10 (John W Lee) Iguana Grill, Cruz Bay, 779-7455 Thu 7 to 10 (Rockalypso w/ Jon Gazi)

Inn at Tamarind Court, Cruz Bay, 776-6378 Island Blues, Coral Bay, 776-6800 Live Music every night (Call for schedule) La Plancha Del Mar, Enighed Bay, 777-7333 Sat 8 to 11 (Rockalypso w/ Jon Gazi)

Miss Lucy’s, Coral Bay, 693-5244

Thu 6 to 9 (Rich Greengold and Greg Jones)

Morgans Mango, Cruz Bay, 693-8141 Tues 6 to 9:30 (Greg Kinslow) Fri 6:30 to 9:30 (Lauren)

Ocean Grill

Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, 693-3304
 Mon and Fri 6:30 to 9:30 (Rascio on Steel Pan) Tue 6:30 to 9:30 (Lauren-guitar/vocals) Wed 6:30 to 9:30 (David Laabs –classical guitar) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Chris Carcel-guitar/vocals) Sat 6:30 to 9:30 (T-Bird-guitar/vocals)

Pickles, Coral Bay, 693-5140 Thu 5:30 to7:30 (T-Bird)

Rhumblines, Cruz Bay, 776-0303,

Mon 7 to 10 (David Laab) Sat 7 to 10 (Lauren) Sun 7 to 10 (T-Bird)

Shipwreck Landing, Coral Bay, 693-5640 Tue 7 to 10 (Chris Carsel)

Skinnylegs

Coral Bay, Mon 7pm (Movie Night) Wed 7pm (WII Bowling) Thur 6:30 to 9:30 (Lauren) Fri 7 to 10 (Chris Carsel & Co.) Sat and Sun 6:30 to 9:30 (Le Hot Club of Coral Bay) rotating every other week with (John W Lee)

Virgin Fire Mongoose Junction, 777-3473

Mon 5:30 to 8:30 (Rich Greengold and Gregg Jones) Wed 5:30 to 8:30 (Joe Colpitt & Friends)

OPEN MICS

...................................... Tickles Dockside Pub

Crown Bay Marina, 776-1595 Wed 7 to 10 (Host, Tim West)

ON ST. JOHN Island Blues

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EVENTS! SHOPPING

EVENTS! St. Thomas & St. John MARCH + APRIL 2014

The St. Thomas Historical Trust hosts a 2.5 hour daily tour to historic Hassel Island.

See details on this page.

Daily HASSEL ISLAND TOUR Hassel Island The St. Thomas Historical Trust hosts a 2.5-hour daily tour to this historic island starting at 8:30 am. Cost: $40. Call for reservations at least 24 hours in advance. For info & reservations, call (340) 774-5541

Every Month AMALIA CAFE Palm Passage Dancing under the stars. Last Friday of every month (7p.m. - 1 a.m.) International DJs. $10 includes one specialty drink. Call (340) 714-7373

EveryWeek MONDAYS & THURSDAYS, 10 AM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE WALKING TOUR Charlotte Amalie The St. Thomas Historical Trust offers these guided walks that provide a look back in time. 10 am Mon. & Thurs. or by appointment. Cost: $25 pp. Please call (340) 774-5541 for reservations. Page 58  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9:30 AM-3 PM REEF BAY HIKE Departs VI National Park Service Visitor’s Center, Cruz Bay, St. John Enjoy a ranger-led hike down the 2.2-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: $30 pp. For information & reservations, call (340) 779-8700

WEDNESDAYS, 8:30 AM HASSEL ISLAND TOUR Hassel Island The St. Thomas Historical Trust hosts a 2.5-hour tour to this historic island. Cost: $40. For information, call (340) 774-5541

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

SATURDAYS, 9 AM GROUP RUN Various locations in USVI Active Island Tours & Events offers weekly group runs through various safe, scenic courses on St. Thomas and surrounding islands. Designed for locals to develop new relationships while working out and experiencing the islands from a unique perspective; visitors welcome. Time subject to change with update on website. Cost: $8. Membership available. For information, visit www.activeislandvi.com

TUESDAYS, 6-7 PM FREE ZUMBA CLASS American Yacht Harbor, main level Learn how to Zumba! For information, call (340) 775-6454

FRIDAYS, 10:30 PM-MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY Fat Turtle, Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas DJ Commodore spins the tunes. For information, call (340) 774-9500

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March + April 2014 To add your event, email Carol Bareuther - bareuther@earthlink.net

In Concert…SHEL, Wednesday, March 5, 8 PM at Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas Thursday, March 6, 7:30 Pm at St. John School of The Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Enjoy the sounds of this four sister vocal group. See details in this section.

SATURDAYS, 4-7:30 AM FARMER’S MARKET Vendor’s Plaza, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Come find exclusive island-style goodies like local fruits, herbs and vegetables, that all change with the season. 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 information, call (340) 774-9500 EVERY FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY, 10 AM-2 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 www.stthomasthisweek.com

March 1 to 7 » SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 7:30 PM The Sis Frank Concert Series Presents – An Alumni Concert St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Hear a few of the school’s alumni musicians perform. Cost: $30. For information, call (340) 779-4322 SATURDAYS STARTING MID-MARCH, 8 AM-NOON Chair Caning Workshop St. Thomas Historical Trust, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Learn how to cane a chair in this 10-week course. Cost: $150 pp. Call (340) 774-5541 SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 5:30-9:30 PM Taste of the Nations Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber Int'l Academy, St. Thomas Come sample dishes with flavors from around the world! This evening benefits the school. For info, call (340) 775-6360.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 7 PM On Stage…Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Park of the Center’s Family Series, this vibrant musical production is based on “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” the award-winning & best-selling children's book that tells the story of Farmer Brown's cows, who go on “strike” after finding an old typewriter in the barn then write letters to Farmer Brown listing various demands in exchange for milk. The book was a 2001 Caldecott Honoree & named by the National Education Association as one of “Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.” For information & tickets, call (340) 693-1550 TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 7:30-8:30 PM Now showing…Las Carpetas St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Join the St. John Film Society for this special screening of the film with director, Maite Rivera Carbonell. Donation: $5, For information, Email: info@stjohnfilm.com WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1-3 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Ethnic Drumming Meet: St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Join master drummer Eddie Bruce for a class on ethnic drumming. Learn about the history of the art of drumming and the ritual drumming techniques of both West African and Afro-Caribbean cultures. Bring: a drum if you have one. Fee: $25 Members/$35 Non Members. For information, call (340) 779-4940 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 8 PM In Concert…SHEL Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas Enjoy the sounds of this four sister vocal group that has outstanding instrumental capabilities. For info, call (340) 776-8566 March Events Continued on next page

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MARCH + APRIL 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 7:30 PM In Concert…SHEL St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Enjoy the sounds of this four sister vocal group as part of the Sis Frank Concert Series. Tickets: $30 pp. For information, call (340) 779-4322

March 8 to 14 » SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1-5 PM Annual Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale Frenchtown Community Center, St. Thomas Come and view the most beautiful blooms in the world of all colors, sizes, shapes, patterns and textures. Hybrids available for sale. For information, call (340) 775-3254 SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 9-11 AM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: St. Thomas Historical Walking Tour Meet: Blackbeard’s Castle, St. Thomas Explore the historical district of downtown Charlotte Amalie with local historian Felipe Ayala Jr. Tour the 99 Steps and other culturally significant areas, ending in a tour of the St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum. Bring: notebook, water. Fee: $35 Members/$45 Non Members. For info, call (340) 779-4940 SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 10 AM- 4 PM 24th Annual Afternoon on the Green Herman E. Moore Golf Course, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus Food and fun are the order of the day at this family event, where proceeds benefit the university’s scholarship fund. For information, call (340) 693-1053 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 12:30-2:30 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Pepper Sauce Making Meet: St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Learn the art of making your own hot sauce with popular pepper man Trinidad Charlie. He’ll teach you the process from pepper collection to seasoning your sauce. Bring: notebook. Fee: $35 Members/$45 Non Members. For information, call (340) 779-4940 Page 60  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

In Concert… Trio Arbos Friday, March 14, 7:30 PM at St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Saturday, March 15, 8 PM at Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas See details on this page.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 5-8 PM Art Show – Group Showing Gallery St. Thomas, Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas See the pottery clay works of artists Jerilee Roberts and Ruth Prager. Neighboring restaurant, Amalia Café, offers a 3-course Prix Fixe ‘Starving Artist Special’ menu for $35. Come for the art, stay for the food. For info, call (340) 777-6363 FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30 PM In Concert…Trio Arbos St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Enjoy one of Spain’s leading chamber ensembles as part of the Sis Frank Concert Series. Tickets: $30 pp. For information, call (340) 779-4322

March 15 to 21 » SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 9 AM-3 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Coastal Ecology National Park Visitor Center, Cruz Bay, St. John Circumnavigate St. John aboard the m/v Low Key and learn about the man-

groves, sea grass beds, and coral reefs that fringe our island’s coastlines. Bring: lunch, water, sunscreen, snorkel gear. Fee: $75 Members/$85 Non Members. For information, call (340) 779-4940 SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 8 PM The Forum Presents Trio Arbos Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas One of Spain's leading chamber ensembles has won the National Music Prize of Spain. The repertoire of the trio ranges from the classical to the contemporary. Cost: $35 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For info, call (340) 228-4777 SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 5:30-8:30 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Full Moon Hike Meet: Salt Pond parking lot, St. John Hike to the top of Ram’s Head during the full moon while you explore the southernmost point of St. John with naturalist Dave D’Alberto. Fee: $25 Members/$35 Non Members. For information, call (340) 779-4940 www.stthomasthisweek.com


March + April 2014

St. Thomas International Regatta Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 28, 29 & 30 St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas

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FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 5:30-8:30 PM Two Art Shows Mango Tango Art Gallery, Al Cohen Plaza on Raphune Hill, St. Thomas Enjoy the opening of two month-long shows. Solitary Artist features a retrospective of the paintings and drawings of local artist Erik Pedersen and Ceramic Splendor showcases new woks of ceramic virtuoso Mandy Thody. Live music and a rum punch reception add to the fun of viewing art and meeting the artists. For info, call (340) 777-3060 FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 8 PM In Concert…Dar Williams Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas Enjoy the sounds of this spectacular singer-songwriter-musician. For information, call (340) 776-8566

April 1 to 7 » TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 6:00-9:00 PM Jazz on the Dock Concerts WICO dock, Havensight, St. Thomas A New York Experience featuring Steve Turre Quartet and Jazz Band of Ivanna Eudora High School. sponsoerd by the West Indian Company. For more information, call (340) 774-1780 SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 7 PM In Concert…Voices of Inspiration Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas This dynamic and inspiring production takes the audience through a range of musical eras and genres including jazz, blues, Negro spirituals, contemporary gospel, classical and the music of the Caribbean, including reggae and calypso. For info & tickets, call (340) 693-1550 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 9:30 AM-3 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Lionfish Boat Adventure Meet: Friends of the Park Store, Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John Lionfish expert Leslie Charpentier and NPS Resource Manager, Thomas Kelley present a slideshow about the adverse www.stthomasthisweek.com

effect that the Lionfish on reef populations. Head out on the m/v Sadie Sea to search for lionfish. Bring: lunch, snorkel gear. Fee: $85 Members/$95 Non Members. call (340) 779-4940 THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY MARCH 27, 28 & 29, 8 PM Now Playing…Marat / Sade Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas See this “play within a play” that chronicles the persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade. For information, call (340) 775-7877 FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY MARCH 28, 29 & 30 St. Thomas International Regatta St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Nearly 100 yachts of all sizes and with crews from around the world take to the waters off St. Thomas’ east end for three days of exciting racing. For information, call (340) 775-6320

APRIL TBD Annual Yacht Haven Easter Egg Hunt Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. For date, time & info, call (340) 774-9500 FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 5:30-10 PM Jazz in the Park Roosevelt Park, St. Thomas Listen to headline Jazz performers in historic Charlotte Amalie. There’s also vendors offering food and drinks and arts and crafts as well as a Kid Zone activity area with face painting, tattoos and balloon art. Free. For information, call (340) 777-1302 FRIDAY & SAT, APRIL 4 & 5, 8 PM Now Playing…Marat/Sade Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas See this “play within a play” that chronicles the persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade. For information, call (340) 775-7877

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EVENTS! St. Thomas & St. John MARCH + APRIL 2014

April 8 to 14 » THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 7 PM Metropolitan Opera Live in HD… La Boheme Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas Puccini's moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history -- and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimi in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Cost: $20 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For information, call (340) 228-4777 FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 11 & 12, 8 PM Now Playing…Marat / Sade Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas See this “play within a play” that chronicles the persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade. For information, call (340) 775-7877 SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 8 PM The Forum Presents Miro Quarter Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas Hailed by the New York Times as possessing "explosive vigor and technical finesse," the dynamic Miro Quartet, one of America's highest-profile chamber groups, enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene. Cost: $35 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For info, call (340) 228-4777

April 15 to 21 » TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 7:30 PM In Concert… St. John School of the Arts Faculty St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Enjoy of mix of the arts from jazz, blues and contemporary music to dance as part of the Sis Frank Concert Series. Tickets: $30 pp. For info, call (340) 779-4322 Page 62  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

The Forum Presents Miro Quarter, Saturday, April 12, 8 PM at Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas

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St. Thomas Carnival Schedule 2014 » SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Calypso Elimination Tent For location & information, call (340) 776-3112

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 7 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Traditional Games Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 5 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Prince & Princess Selection Show Lionel Roberts Stadium. For information, call (340) 776-3112

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 6 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Carnival at the Schneider Regional Medical Center Hospital Lobby, First Floor, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival Queen Selection Show Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Junior Calypso Competition Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 5 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Toddlers Derby/Best Dressed Doll Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Cultural Night/King & Queen of the Band Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 www.stthomasthisweek.com


March + April 2014

The Biggest Fete Ever Seen, Carnival 2014! Saturday, April 5 to Saturday, May 3, 2014

See complete Carnival Schedule in this section.

Happy Carnival!

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – V.I. Calypso Competition Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 6 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Opening of Carnival Village Ft. Christian Parking Lot, St. Thomas. Village entertainment continues through Saturday May 3, nightly starting at 8 PM. For information, call (340) 776-3112 SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Calypso Revue Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 www.stthomasthisweek.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 10 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Water Sports Activities Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 5 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Steel Band Jamboree Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 MONDAY, APRIL 28, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Village Entertainment Fort Christian Parking Lot, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 6 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Pre-Teen Tramp Rothschild Francis Square (Market Square) to Children’s Village, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 8 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Senior Citizens’ Quelbe Tramp Rothschild Francis Square (Market Square) to Carnival Village, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 8 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Cultural Fair Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 THURSDAY, MAY 1, 12:30 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Roas-A-Time (J’ouvert) Warm-Up Fort Christian Parking Lot, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 THURSDAY, MAY 1, 4 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Roas-A-Time (J’ouvert) Veteran’s Drive, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 FRIDAY, MAY 2, 10 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Children’s Parade Rothschild Francis Square (Market Square) to Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 SATURDAY, MAY 3, 10 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Adult’s Parade Western Cemetery to Lionel Roberts Stadium, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 SATURDAY, MAY 3, 9 PM St. Thomas Carnival – Fireworks by Grucci Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 SATURDAY/SUNDAY, MAY 3 & 4, 10 PM-3 AM St. Thomas Carnival – Calypso Spectakula / Last Lap Fort Christian Parking Lot, St. Thomas. For information, call (340) 776-3112 M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4   Page 63


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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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ake the cooking styles of people like the ancient Arawaks, Africans, Europeans, East Indians and Asians. Blend this with a mix of indigenous and imported ingredients, everything from mangoes and scotch bonnet peppers to spiny lobster and bulls feet, and you have the melting pot that is traditional Virgin Islands cuisine. For great local West Indian food visit St. Thomas’ top local restaurants: Glady’s Café in Royal Dane Mall, Jen’s Island Café & Deli by Emancipation Park and Latitude 18 in Red Hook at Vessup Point Marina.

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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. 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.

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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: Roti: Page 66  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

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

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

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

Enkai Gregorie Channel, 340-774-6254 Serving artisanal sushi, dinner and drinks

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

Epernay Bistro & Wine Bar

North Side Bistro Hull Bay Road, 340-775-5098 Grouper, Caribbean lobster, steaks, pastas 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 Old Stone Farmhouse Mahogany Run, 340-777-6277 Continental fare, fish and steaks Thirteen Rte 33 – Crown Mtn Rd, 340-774-6800 Creative dishes of seafood, lamb, beef

Airport Road Atlantic Seafood Airport Road , 340-774-1533 “Paté´” with beef, conch, saltfish or chicken Caribbean Fusion Beachfront Emerald Beach Hotel, 340-777-8800 Beachfront, American and West Indian cuisine The Palms Emerald Beach Hotel, 340-777-8800 Beachfront, American and West Indian cuisine. Walker’s By The Sea Lindberg Bay, 777-5633 Local, Caribbean food

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

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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

Drink Recipes Painkiller 1 SERVING: 2 oz. CUZAN DARK RUM 1 oz. CREAM OF COCONUT 4 oz. PINEAPPLE JUICE 1 oz. ORANGE JUICE Shake or stir ingredients, and pour over ice in a tall glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg on top and serve!

Oceana Villa Olga, 340-774-4262 Serving fine seafood and tropical cuisine. 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 Banana Tree Grille Bluebeard’s Castle, 340-776-4050 Serving Asian, Caribbean, and European Big Kahuna Rum Shack Town Waterfront, 340-775-9289 Tropical drinks and sandwiches. Bumpa’s Town Waterfront, 340-777-8100 Sandwiches, cheese steaks, lemonade Café Amici A.H. Riise Alley, 340-714-7874 Salads, pizza, sandwiches and pastas Chez Le Caribe Government Hill, 340-775-2439 Authentic Caribbean and French Cuisine Coconuts Bar & Grill Downtown – 340-774-0099 One of the oldest Downtown bar and grills, a favorite of locals for years. 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

Glady’s Café Royal Dane Mall, 340-774-6604 Charming café in Royal Dane Mall. Breakfast specialties include omelets, French toast, lox and bagels. For lunch; fresh fish, sandwiches, hamburgers, steaks, gazpacho, and soup. Hot chicken salad is a favorite, along with local specialties such as conch and fungi, saltfish and dumplings, mutton stew and famous Bloody Mary’s. Gladys’ own hot sauce is available for purchase. Mon-Sat 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 8am to 2:30pm (cruise ship days only) AX, MC, VISA. (Town map)

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FOOD SHOPPING

TASTE of the Tropics ST. THOMAS RESTAURANTS

Downtown cont...

Yacht Haven Grande

Jen’s Island Café & Deli Emancipation Park, 340-777-4611 Located by emancipation garden downtown. A mix of NY style deli and Carribbean café in one. Jens hubbie catches the local fish and lobster, she cooks it. Fun funky staff in a/c comfort. Kids menu and villa catering available. Sit in our historic courtyard and enjoy lobster and shrimp quesadillas, rotis, and conch fritters. Serving breakfast and lunch. Complimentary Wifi with entrée purchase. (340) 777-4611 or (340) 514-5345 (Town map)

Fat Turtle Barefoot Buddha Yacht Haven Grande, 340-714-3566 Havensight, 340-777-3668 Indulging in local Handmade healthy superfoods lobster, seafood, Beni Iguana’s Sushi Bar salads, stoneOn the WICO Dock, 340-777-8744 floored oven pizza Sushi served in a high tech atmosphere and their fabulous frozen cocktails. China King Best spot on the Buccaneer Mall, 340-714-3399 water’s edge to Chinese, Sushi, Seafood, Take out watch sports on one of the 6 plasma TV’s or lunch Hour & Dinner take in the sunset. Open Don’tDaily: miss Happy Delly Deck Lateand Nightthe Menu: 10pm-12am • Happy 4-7pm every day hottest party on Hour 4-7Havensight Mall, 340-776-9943 St. Thomas starts at 10pm everynight Friday. hOttest FriDay party 10pMHearty home-style food. It’s the closest thing to a Open every day for lunch and dinner and “diner” that you’ll find here in the Virgin Islands. Phone: 340-714-3566 we offer a late night menu from 10pmGreat Wall 12am. (Yacht Haven Grande map) Havensight Mall, 340-776-3566 Fresh Bistro Classic Chinese cuisine & Sushi Yacht Haven Grande, 340-774-7263 Waterside, tapas, burgers

Natural Livity, Kulcha Shop & Juice Bar Downtown, 340-715-1992 Serving vegan, vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner and juice bar. Pasta Go Go Waterfront, 340-775-4646 Dine in or take out Pasta Dishes

Havensight

Yacht Haven Grande

Grand Cru Yacht Haven Grande, 340-774-7263 A refined, upscale experience

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Petit Pump Room Town Ferry Terminal, 340-776-2976 Tropical drinks, seafood, Caribbean

340-776-9943

Room With A View Bluebeard’s Castle, 340-774-2377 Fresh fish, pasta, vegetarian, steaks

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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

Feeding St. Thomas since 1976

Trenchtown Rock Jamaican Bar & Rest. Back Street, 340-774-1996 Featuring Jamaican specialties Virgilios Off Main Street, 693-0428 Authentic Italian dishes

Above Town 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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on the cruise ship dock ready for a home cooked meal?

from traditional dishes to unique creations, our breakfast rocks! “hometown family restaurant”

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. 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. Air-conditioned seating or patio dining. www.stthomasthisweek.com


Restaurants & Bars Hooters Rte 30, 340-693-WING “Delightfully Tacky, Yet Unrefined!” Located in the Buccaneer Mall, near Havensight... Where the Cruise Ships Dock! Open 7 day a week from 10 till late. Best Sports bar in the “V.I.’s” with 28 Huge Flat screens showing all the best sports!! Great Burgers, Seafood, Salads and of course “Nearly World Famous Chicken Wings” being served by the World Famous, Hooters Girls. Don’t forget Monday night All You Can Eat Wings for $11.99. Drop in everyday for our happy hour specials and be sure to pick up some “Hooters Gear” at our fabulous Merchandise shop. All offers subject to change.(Havensight Map) 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 Sheryl’s Diamond Delight Restaurant Havensight, 340-715-8528 Caribbean Cuisine Shipwreck Tavern Rte 30, 340-777-1293 They were voted “Best Burger of V.I.”

Southside/Frenchman’s Bay Coco Joe’s Morningstar Beach, 340-776-8500 Grilled Food

HAVANA BLUE Ocean Front at Morning Star Beach Club, 340-715-BLUE (2583) Latin America meets the Pacific Rim. Ocean Front. Experiential Dining. Sip Mango Mojitos at Sunset. Taste culinary artistry with Creative Ceviches, Lobster Tostados, Sticky Shrimp, Ancho Espresso Filet, Miso – Lemongrass Sea Bass, Chimichurri Rock Shrimp Stuffed Snapper, Warm Cuban Chocolate Fondant & Key Lime Crème Brulée. “Top 5 Beachside Restaurants in the Caribbean” – Caribbean Travel & Life. Fodor’s Choice. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. “You only live once, but if you dine well, once is all you need.” ® (Island map) HAVANA BLUE * 340.715.BLUE (2583)

SandBar Ocean Front at Morning Star Beach Club, St. Thomas 340-715-SAND (7263) Sip. Savor. Scene.™ SandBar is the ultimate, tropical chic beachfront restaurant and lounge. Sip fresh passion fruit mojitos, nilla pain ‘killas and creative frozen sensacións. Savor Latin American inspired fare including Chile Dusted Fish Tacos, Beer Battered Chicken Tortas and Espresso BBQ Pulled Pork Flat Bread. Revel in the energetic scene of LIVE music, DJ’s, watersports and beach service. Happy Hour Daily 5-7pm at the Hottest Scene in the Caribbean. Taco & Tequila Tuesdays. www.blueshoregrill.com (Island Map) Sunset Bar & Grill Frenchman’s Reef, 340-776-8500 Caribbean and American favorites

Mid Island Kokopellis Cost-U-Less Shopping Ctr, 340-715-5280 Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine

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 21 years. Mim’s is famous for seafood, especially Local LOBSTER. Lobster in a coconut curry cream sauce or the baked, stuffed are Island favorites. The Seafood bisque is amazing! Thursday nights are ALL U CAN EAT SHRIMP, but any night is just right at Mim’s. 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 NightLimbo 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)

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FOOD SHOPPING

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Southside/ Bolongo Continued... 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, sensational steaks, and delectable homemade desserts round out this mouthwatering menu. Enjoy a lively happy hour at the poolside bar 4 – 6pm. Dinner served 6 – 9:30pm, Breakfast & lunch 7 days 7:30am – 2:30pm. Reservations recommended. VISA, MC and AX (Island map)

East End Buddha Bar Rte 32, 340-714-3474 Great rolls and grilled Japanese entrees Caribbean Fish Market Elysian Beach Resort, 340-714-7874 Offering fresh seafood & Caribbean cuisine

Latitude 18 Vessup Lane, Vessup Beach, 340-777-4552 Experience the rustic charm of one of the last remaining true Caribbean restaurants located on the edge of the ocean with spectacular views! Renowned for live entertainment, there’s live music and dancing every night from 7:30 p.m. Dick Solberg “The Fiddler” and the Sun Mountain Band every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Inner Visions Reggae Band every Sunday from 5:00 p.m.! The Barefoot Davis Band, Jason Jones, Brian Dean and more! Famous for Authentic Caribbean Cuisine like Roti and fresh shark bites, hand formed beef burgers, steak, ribs, shrimp, tuna, vegetarian, vegan & more. Open for lunch and dinner 11:00 a.m. until... VISA, M/C Ritz Carlton Great Bay / Ritz Carlton, 340-693-3816 2 restaurants to choose from Sangria’s Beachside Bistro Elysian Bch Resort, 340-714-7874 Conch fritters, wings, nachos, fish & chicken

Red Hook (East End) Amigos Dockside Cantina Red Hook, 340-775-1270 Voted “Best of the VI Mexican Cuisine!” Enjoy the view of the harbor. Serving lunch and dinner featuring sizzling fajitas, enchiladas, fish tacos and more. Happy hour EVERYDAY 3pm to 6pm. $2 tacos, $4 margaritas, $6 patron tequila. Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 4pm-10 pm. Take away & free wifi. Caribbean Saloon Red Hook, 340-775-7060 Casual steakhouse and sports bar. Duffy’s Love Shack Red Hook Plaza, 340-779-2080 Caribbean/Seafood Fatty’s Red Hook, 340-77-shark Fish Tacos, Burgers, & Wings. Fish Tails Bar & Grill Red Hook, 340-714-3188 Locally caught fish, straight from the dock

Sunset Grille Secret Harbor, 340-714-7874 American & Caribbean

Carigas Island Café Independent Boat Yard, 340-779-8935 Standard fare, burgers etc Cruzan Beach Club Secret harbor, 340-714-7874 Nachos & Pizza

Like us on Facebook at The NEW Latitude 18 Serving Lunch & Dinner every day of the week!

OPEN FROM 11 A.M.

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Live Music Every Night of the Week! Vessup Point Marina • St. Thomas • newlatitude18@gmail.com

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Restaurants & Bars

RED HOOK AREA

N Molly Molone’s Irish Yacht Pub American Yacht Harbor, 340-775-1270 Nestled Dockside in Red Hook’s American Yacht Harbor, Molly Molone’s offers family-friendly, open air dining. Enjoy traditional Irish pub fare, local seafood, steaks and award winning sandwiches. Live entertainment nightly with the best breakfast and weekend brunch. Breakfast MonFri 7am-11am, Lunch / Dinner Mon - Fri 11am11pm and Sat-Sun 11am-12am, Brunch Sat - Sun 7am-2pm, take away available.

the bar. Our desserts are deliciously unique and sure to cure any sweet tooth. Happy hour in the lounge 5-7pm daily; Full dinner service 5:30pm nightly. See our Facebook page for nightly specials, and you can visit to see photos of our food and view our full menu. Reservations online or by calling.

Pesce American Yacht Harbor, 340-714-7874 Italian cuisine & fresh seafood

Senõr Pizza Red Hook, 340-775-3030 Pizza only available for take out Texas Pit BBQ Red Hook, 340-776-9579 Texas style BBQ’d ribs and chicken to take out. The Cellar American Yacht harbor, 340-714-7874 Continental, Seafood XO Bistro Red Hook, 340-779-2069 Gourmet foods paired with fine wines

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

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LODGING SHOPPING

WHERE to Stay

HOTELS, CONDOS & VILLAS

LARGE ST. THOMAS HOTELS

TOLL FREE

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ROOMS

LOCATION

HIGHLIGHT

Best Western Carib Beach Resort

800/780-7234

774-2525

51 units

Near Airport

Beach

Best Western Emerald Beach Resort

800/233-4936

777-8800

90 units

Near Airport

Beach

Bluebeard’s Castle Hotel

800/438-6493

774-1600

170 units

Above Town

Town View

Bolongo Bay Beach Club

800/524-4746

775-1800

65 units

South Side

Beach

Elysian Beach Resort

800/438-6499

775-1000

182 units

East End

Beach

Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef

800/524-2000

776-8500

504 units

Southside

Beach

Island Beachcomber Hotel

800/982-9898

774-5250

48 units

Near Airport

Beach

Point Pleasant Resort

800/524-2300

775-7200

128 units

East End

Beach

Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina

800/524-2090

775-6100

78 units

East End

Beach

Secret Harbour Beach Resort

800/524-2250

775-6550

60 units

East End

Beach

The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas

800/241-3333

775-3333

200 units

East End

Beach

NA

777-7100

297 units

East End

Beach

800/524-7389

774-5200

151 units

In Town

Waterfront

Sugar Bay Resort & Spa Windward Passage Hotel

SMALL HOTELS , GUEST HOUSES, INNS, B&B’S Bellavista Scott Hotel

NA

714-5500

24 units

Havensight

Town

Bunker Hill Hotel

NA

774-8056

21 units

InTown

Town

Crystal Palace

866/502-2277

777-2277

5 units

Above Town

Town View

Danish Chalet Inn

877/407-2567

15 units

Above Town

Town View

Galleon House Hotel

800/524-2052

774-6952

12 units

Above Town

Town View

The Green Iguana

855/473-4733

776-7654

9 units

Above Town

Harbor View

NA

715-0900

8 units

Frenchtown

Waterfront

800/524-2023

774-4270

12 units

Near Airport

Harbor View

Mafolie Hotel

NA

774-2790

22 units

Above Town

Harbor View

Miller Manor

888/229-0862

774-1535

26 units

Town

Town View

NA

626-0860

Pavillions and Pools

800/524-2001

775-6110

25 units

East End

Beach

Villa Blanca

800/231-0034

776-0749

14 units

Above Town

Country

Villa Santana

NA

776-1311

6 units

Above Town

Historic

800/524-2025

773-9150

300 units

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Condos

The Inn at Villa Olga Island View Guest House

Paradise Cove

www.paradisecovevirginislands.com

VACATION VILLAS, CONDOS, RENTAL COMPANIES Antilles Resorts Harbor House Villas

NA

227-6934

1 unit

East End

Ocean View

Calypso Realty

800/747-4858

774-1620

8 units

Various

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McLaughlin Anderson Vacation Villas

800/537-6246

776-0635

50+ units

Various

Villas

Paradise Properties

800/524-2038

775-0111

Pineapple Village Villas

800/992-9232

201-262-0060

4 units

East End

Beach

St. John Ultimate Villas

888/851-7588

776-4703

10 units

Various

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Marriott Vacation Club

877/682-4788

715-5900

www.stthomas.vacationclub.com

The Ritz Carlton Club St. Thomas

888/214-1302

693-3800

www.rcc-stthomas.com

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714-6352

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Hotels, Condos & Villas

IN THE USVI

Our pleasant climate and near-constant trade winds make it possible to live in shorts and sandals all year... More vacationers every year fulfill dreams of moving to “America’s Paradise.” And why not? Under the United States flag, we have a stable government and no state taxes. Our pleasant climate and near-constant trade winds make it possible to live in shorts and sandals all year. Sandy beaches and aquamarine waters encourage an outdoor sporty lifestyle. Beyond early impressions newcomers learn that the island has fascinating historical and cultural depth. St. Thomas and St. John are an ideal second home for some during the winter months and an attractive year-round residence for others. It is not just a retirement destination, either, thousands of young families, San Juan couples, and singles from the United States and other Culebra countries move here and feel at home in the cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Houses and condominiums are available for rent if you want to test the move first or for purchase, with good values available, even for oceanfront. If you think you will be coming back for a vacation, year after year, you might consider participating in a “Vacation Club” where you buy a week or more of time in a resort and you own the right to stay there for life or until you decide to sell it. A villa allows you to feed your crowd some of the meals while eating others out at some of the world-class restaurants. All rentals and hotels room charges are subject to an 10% Virgin Gorda USVI Government Hotel Tax.

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Reservations: (340) 714-5500 • Facsimile: (340) 775-7276 Group Sales: (340) 776-5180 ext. 201 Website: www.bellavistascotthotel.com Email: reservations@bellavistascotthotel.com

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AROUND

GETTING SHOPPING

TRANSPORTATION U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

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

st. thomas & st. john u.s. virgin islands since 1962 Enjoy our Two Most Popular Scenic Island Tours St. Thomas Island Tour See the North ans South Shores of the island combined with shopping in Duty-Free Charlotte Amalie. monday ~ saturday St. John Island Tour Combines touring through the National Park with lunch and a swim at Trunk Bay. tuesday-thursday & saturday For Reservations Please Contact Your Resort Concierge or Call us.

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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.

NAVIGATE THE ISLAND WITH EASE ! Follow the Tommy Star routes between major island destinations.

DIRECT ROUTES Four Corners – Smith Bay Havensight – Red Hook Town – Magens Bay Crown Bay– Mafolie Airport – Red Hook

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Biz Rentals

Rentals Car & Taxis CoolestCarib.Com

(340) 774 5840

“We deliver to resorts and airport”

Motorcycles, Scooters & Jeeps 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.

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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

CAR FERRY

FERRY TO PUERTO RICO

ST. JOHN / ST. THOMAS to PUERTO RICO

RED HOOK, St. Thomas to Enighed Pond, ST. JOHN

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (340-776-6282)

$6.00 one way, children under twelve $1.00 15 to 20 minute ride. $2.50 per bag fee.

BOYSON, INC. (776-6294), LOVE CITY (340-779-4000), GLOBAL MARINE (340-779-1739) Round trip from $42-$50 – One way $27-$30 Depends on Carrier (plus Port Authority Fee)

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

Be there at least 15 mins before. If you buy a round trip ticket you must return with the same Company. Check your boat’s return schedule below (see Ad) or buy a one way ticket so it doesn’t matter which boat you return on.

Leaving Red Hook

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

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas to CRUZ BAY, St. John $12.00 one way; $3.50 children. 45 minute ride. $2.50 per bag fee. Leaving Charlotte Amalie Mon. - Sun. 10 am 1 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) *See ad to St. John, the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda

Leaving Red Hook, St. Thomas

Mon-Sat: 6:15; 6:30 7:00 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: 6:00, 6:15, 7:15, 7:00–7:00 pm Every Half Hr Sundays: 7:00 am until 7:00 pm Every Half Hr

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.

One Way $60 - Round trip $100. Takes 2 hours. Between Cruz Bay, St. John, Charlotte Amalie, and Fajardo. Leaves twice a month on Friday mid-afternoon; returns Sunday (check for time). Includes free transportation to Condado. Advance purchase required.

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

Temporarily not in service Between CHARLOTTE AMALIE waterfront and CHRISTIANSTED (Gallows Bay) Operating Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon Depart St. Thomas: Friday:

Depart St. Croix:

7:45 am 4:15 pm

10:00 am 6:15 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am 4:15 pm

10:00 am 6:15 pm

Sunday: 3:45 pm Monday: 8:00 am

5:45 pm 4:30 pm

NO PASSPORTS NEEDED BETWEEN ST.THOMAS – ST CROIX – ST JOHN and PUERTO RICO

Connecting the USVI to the BVI for over 30 years. Check-In Time 30 mins Prior to Departure Between Red Hook & West End, Tortola Departs Redhook 7:45am 11:45am 3:15pm 5:00pm (RT)

Departs West End 6:00am (RT) 6:45am 8:30am 12:30pm 4:00pm

Between Charlotte Amalie & Tortola MONDAY - SATURDAY Depart Charlotte Amalie Departs Tortola 8:25/8:55am* 6:15/6:30am*(RT) 12:15/12:45pm** 7:00/7:30am (WE) 10:00/10:30am*(WE) 1:30pm 2:30(RT)/3:00pm*(WE) 2:30pm **5:45pm (WE) (Sat only) 4:00pm**/4:30pm*** SUNDAY Depart Charlotte Amalie Departs Tortola (WE) 8:00/8:30am* 9:30am 1:45pm 3:15pm (RT) (Sun only) 2:45pm 3:50pm 4:00 pm** 5:30 pm * Alternating (WE) - West End

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Between C. Amalie, STT & Road Town, BVI MONDAY-FRIDAY Depart STT - 8:30am, 12 noon, 4:15pm, *5:30pm Depart RT - 7:00am, 10:00am, 2:30pm SATURDAY Depart STT - 8:30am, 12 noon, 4:15pm, *5:30pm Depart RT - 7:00am, 10:00am, *12 noon, 2:30pm SUNDAY Depart STT - 12 noon, 4:15pm Departs RT - 9:00am, *12 noon, 2:30pm

Red Hook, STT to Road Town, BVI

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY Depart RH - 9:00pm — Running Nov. 30 - May 31

Red Hook, STT to West End, BVI

DAILY – returns to VI though St John *Departs RH - 7:15am, 11:15am, 2:30pm, 5:45pm (to WE & RT) *Departs WE - 6:15am, 8:00am, 12:15pm, 3:30pm *CAll To ConfIRm dEpARTuRE TImES

Tortola: 284-494-2323 St. Thomas: 340-777-2800

C.M.E. Inc.

www.roadtownfastferry.com • info@roadtownfastferry.com

Cruz Bay Ferry Dock, St. John. www.stthomasthisweek.com


FERRY Schedules

TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS RED HOOK , ST. THOMAS TO WEST END, TORTOLA, BVI

FERRY TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR FOLLOWING TRIPS (Birth Certificate with photo ID or Passport)

NATIVE SON, INC. (340-774-8685)

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas – TORTOLA, BVI

Round trip $45. 30 mins. DAILY.

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI (340-774-2628)

Between the Marine Terminal on Charlotte Amalie waterfront and Tortola, BVI. RT $50 (West End, 45 mins.) $50 (Roadtown, 1 hr.)

Ferries stopping at West End are marked “W.” Those indicated by “R” continue to Roadtown. SMITH’S FERRY (775-7292), NATIVE SON, INC. (340-774-8685)

Leaving Charlotte Amalie 8:00 am (Sun) W/R 8:25 am (Mon–Sat) W/R 8:30 am (Sun) W/R 8:55 am (Mon–Sat) W/R 10:45 am or 11:15 am (Sun) W/R 12:15 pm (Mon) W/R 12:45 pm (Mon) W/R 1:30 pm (Mon–Sat) W 1:45 pm (Sun) W/R 2:00 pm (Mon–Sat) W/R 2:30 pm (Mon–Sat) W 2:45 pm (Sun) W 3:30 pm Mon-Sun) W/R 4:00 pm Mon-Sun) W/R 4:30 pm (Mon–Fri) W/R 5:00 pm (Mon–Fri) W/R 5:30 pm (Sun) W/R 

Leaving Roadtown 6:15 am 6:45 am 8:45 am 9:00 am 9:45 am 11:35 am 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:15 pm 5:30 pm

(Mon–Sat) (Mon–Sat) (Sun) (Sat) (Mon-Sat) (Mon-Sat) (Daily) (Daily) (Sun) (Sat)

ROAD TOWN FAST FERRY (340-777-2800)

Leaving West End 7:00 am 7:30 am 9:15 am 9:30 am 10:00 am 10:30 am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 3:45 pm 3:50 pm 4:05 pm 5:45 pm 6:00 pm

(Mon–Sat) (Mon–Sat) (Sun) (Sun) (Mon–Sat) (Mon–Sat) (Daily) (Daily) (Daily) (Mon– Sat) (Mon–Fri) (Daily) (Sun) (Sun) (Sat) (Sat)

Round trip $45. Group rates available for 10 or more.

Leaving Charlotte Amalie 8:30 am (Mon-Sat) 12:00 pm (Mon-Sat, Sun) 4:15 pm (Mon-Sat, Sun) 5:30 pm (Mon-Sat)

Leaving Road Town 7:00 am (Mon-Fri) 9:00 am (Sun) 10:00 am (Mon-Sat) 12:00 pm (Sat-Sun) 2:30 pm (Mon-Sat)

**Later departure times available by Dolphin Water Taxi - call (340) 774-2628

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

After-hours on-demand service available to West End.

Leaving Red Hook 7:45 am 11:45 am 3:15 pm 5:00 pm (RT)**

Leaving West End 6:00 am (RT) 6:45 am 8:30 am 12:30 pm 4:00 pm

ST. JOHN – TORTOLA, BVI

INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340-776-6597) Between Cruz Bay and West End: RT $45

West End, Tortola

Departs Red Hook / St. John 7:15 am 8:00 am / 8:30 am Mon. — Sun. 11:00 am / 11:30 am Mon. — Sun. 3:00 pm / 3:30 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Sat 4:00 pm / 4:30 pm Sunday 4:30 pm / 5:00 pm Friday

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

ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN to JOST VAN DYKE, BVI Round trip $70+$5 departure tax — 45 minutes.

INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340-776-6597) Reservations recommended. Departs Red Hook St. Thomas

Friday and Sunday Departs St. John

Departs Jost Van Dyke

8:00 am 2:00 pm (Fri) 4:00 pm (Sun)

8:30 am 2:20 pm (Fri) 4:30 pm (Sun)

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

Departs Red Hook St. Thomas

Mon, Tues, Wed and Sat Departs St. John

Departs Jost Van Dyke

8:00 am 3:00 pm

8:30 am 3:30 pm

9:15 am 4:00 pm

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI (340-774-2628) Daily morning departures directly to White Bay. $110 per person, round trip. Reservations required.

RED HOOK, CRUZ BAY to VIRGIN GORDA, BVI Round trip $80 +$5 tax (same day),

INTER-ISLAND BOAT SERVICES (340-776-6597) Thursday and Sunday only. Leaving: Red Hook Cruz Bay Virgin Gorda 8:00 am 8:30 am 3:00 pm

PASSPORTS OR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL BETWEEN USVI and BVI

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. www.stthomasthisweek.com

BOYSON, INC

virgin gorda trip

DAILY SCHEDULE

Enjoy the Day at The Baths!

Inter-Island Barge Service

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

Every Sunday & Thursday

departs Stt, red Hook at 8:00 am or StJ, Cruz Bay at 8:30 am departs virgin gorda at 3:00 pm Proof of citizenship required.

See Ferry Schedule for Jost Van Dyke trips. Call for monthly Anegada trips.

inter-island boat services Call 776-6597 for reservations Email us at: interisland@islands.vi

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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 below in BOLD type 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.

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 78  M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0 1 4

TO & FROM AIRPORT

Both Ways Both Ways Town to: Airport to: 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)

CONFIRM THE RATE BEFORE GETTING IN THE TAXI! www.stthomasthisweek.com


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. www.stthomasthisweek.com www.stthomasthisweek.com

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. M MA ARRC CH H ++ A APPRRIILL 22001144   Page Page 79 79


St. John Beaches Beautiful Trunk Bay, St. John

Cool off in and around the water The most popular beach on St. John, is Trunk Bay. It is known for its underwater snorkeling trail that includes plaques on the bottom of the sea, describing the coral formations and fish that inhabit these waters. 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. There is a $4 admission. • One of the longest beaches in St. John’s National Park is Cinnamon Bay, about a mile long. You snorkel, swim, kayak or participate in other water sport activities. A campground has restrooms, showers, 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. • Willing to “rough it” a bit to go off the beaten path? Check out Salt Pond Bay. You will have to taxi or park on a hill and hike down to the water. Your only companions may be the ants that inhabit the area. • Maho Bay is great for the children. The water is shallow and protected. You will see many boaters enjoying the snorkeling. Look carefully in the sand while snorPage Page 80  80  M MAARRCCHH ++ AAPPRRIILL 22001144

keling; you might see a stingray, just look for the outline in the sand. • Why not spend some time at Laurance Rockefeller’s famous Caneel Bay Resort. Day visitors are welcome to access Honeymoon Beach from Caneel’s main parking lot or hike the Lind Point Trail from the Cruz Bay Visitor Center (1 mile). VI Ecotours’ Honeymoon Hut offers a gift shop, restrooms, watersports rentals and daily guided kayak, hike & snorkel multi eco-adventures. Their All Inclusive Relax & Play Fun Pass includes: paddleboard, kayak, snorkel gear, chair, float & locker. Reserve the pass and a picnic lunch in advance by calling 340.779-2155 or online at viecotours.com. Visitors are also invited to dine in luxury at one of four elegant restaurants at the Caneel Bay Resort. • Waterlemon Cay is another possibility for boaters. This secluded beach can only be reached by boat or hiking. There is great snorkeling. Be sure to keep a look out for sea turtles. There is much to explore on the beautiful island of St. John. Take a ferry from St. Thomas, rent a boat, or ask your tour services desk to arrange a tour of the island. You will create memories that will last a lifetime. www.stthomasthisweek.com www.stthomasthisweek.com


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trunk Bay, John LearnSt. about undersea life on Trunk Bay’s Underwater Trail

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Plaques guide the way to undersea life on Trunk Bay’s Underwater Trail.

By Lydia Harris

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

Coral is wide, thin and rounded and sways the back VI andNational forth to

Park, University of the Virgin Islands and the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.

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Admission to Trunk Bay is $4 for adults; ages 16 and

shop, watersports center, snack bar, showers, restrooms, Caribbean’s most abundant coral only 30 years ago, younger areinfree;Swim Golden Age Golden Access annual among the fish and along the Trunk Bay Underwater Trail. Keep anareas eye and out for colorful Angel None Fish, Parrott Fish,seems changing a picnic pavilion. of which www.stthomasthisweek.com M A R C H + A P R I L 2 0Photos 1 4   by Page 81Muller Erinn March itFish, became the firstthreatened coral to species, be proposed forUSentry asare a Species Sergeant Majors, Yellow Tail Snapper and Puffer which under the Endangered cardholders $2. Act on unusual – on the surface. So what makes Trunk Bay stand swells up when it’s to threatened. Alsolife watch sea turtles the WorldTrail. Conservation Union’s Endangered Species List. Plaques out guide way undersea on for Trunk Bay’s Underwater fromthe other beaches?


ST. JOHN SHOPPING

GETTING Around

TAXI RATES & FERRY SCHEDULES

Scott Beach, St. John.

Courtesy of Caneel Bay Resort

PASSENGER FERRY SCHEDULE

TAXIS

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

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.

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 * ($2.50 bag fee) Then hourly 8 am to midnight 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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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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Trunk Bay on St. John is one of the most photographed beaches in the Caribbean. An awe-inspiring heart-shaped The National Park Service offers guided hikes down the bay, its setting in the stunning Virgin Islands National Park Bay Trail. Transportation is provided from the National Reef offers clear water, fine white sand, plenty of shade, a gift Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay to the trail head. The hike shop, watersports center, snack bar, showers, restrooms, the spur trail to the petroglyphs and a visit to the changing areas and a picnic pavilion. None of which includes seems threatened species, under the Endangered Act onBay unusual – on the surface. So what makes Trunk BayReef stand Bay sugar mill. Hikers willUSbe met onSpecies the Reef the World Conservation Union’s Endangered Species List. out from other beaches? beach and taken by boat back to the National Park Visitors But there’s good news! US Geological Survey research The underwater self-guided snorkeling Center. trail! This popular activity is offered at $30 per person scientist Caroline and reservations mustthat be made in advance by calling (340) Rogers reports 779-8700. 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 one of the most beautiful beaches Trunk Bay is considered species in Trunk Bay in the world and as such is one of the most popular beachare supported by the es on St.USGS, John. It features National Park a 225-yard long underwater snorkeling trail. Underwater Service, Friends ofplaques along the trail describe the the VI National Park, The University of the Islands and snack various species of coral. beach hasVirgin a bathhouse, the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund.

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bar, souvenir shop and snorkel gear rentals. Lifeguards are Admission to Trunk Bay is $4 for adults; ages 16 and on duty younger daily. There is a small entry fee. Kids, 16 and under, are free; Golden Age and Golden Access annual are free.cardholders If you are areon $2. St Thomas you can take the ferry from Plaques guide the way to undersea life on Trunk Bay’s Underwater Trail.Hook and catch a taxi or bus to Trunk Bay. Red 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. St John

3. Watersports offers visitors some of the best watersports in the

Whether it is a day sail, private charter, parasail, sunKeep an eye out for colorful Angel Fish, Parrottworld. Fish, Sergeant Majors, Yellow Tail Snapper and Puffer Fish, set which sail, or a waverunner rental. We highly recommend Cruz swells up when it’s threatened. Also watch for sea turtles Bay Watersports (340) 776-6234. They will have what you that swim effortlessly then pop up their heads for air from want when you want it.  Virgin Islands Ecotours offers daily time to time. kayak, hike & snorkel multi-eco adventures from Among the coral in Trunk Bay, you’ll see: Brain guided Coral, their with folds and grooves that look remarkably like a brain; Fan Honeymoon Hut at Caneel Bay’s Honeymoon Beach. Coral is wide, thin and rounded and sways back and forth to all inclusive day pass includes Paddleboards, kayaks, Their the rhythm of the tides; Finger Coral has large pores, grows lockers, chairs, floats and snorkel gear, reservation required, in thick colonies, and its branches have swollen tips.

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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

Swim among the fish along the Trunk Bay Underwater Trail.

4. Waterlemon Cay

Photos by Erinn Muller

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's a relatively easy hike following a flat trail along the edge of the bay. Leinster Bay is a top notch snorkeling spot -- in every direction! You can find Hawksbill turtles, stingrays and an array of marine life, including baby baracuda. Once you reach the Cay (you must swim out to it), you can snorkel around it counterclock-wise..

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. www.stthomasthisweek.com www.stthomasthisweek.com

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

ALL DAY RELAX & PLAY FUN PASS • HONEYMOON BEACH, ST JOHN • 340-779-2155

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. 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! carolinacorral.com (St. John island map)

Honeymoon Beach Day Pass includes use of: snorkel gear, stand up paddleboard, kayak, float, beach chair, hammocks and locker! $49 pp & $10 per child. All items available for rent individually. Gift shop and clean restrooms. To Access Beach: hike from Caneel Bay Resort or on Lind Point Trail from the Cruz Bay Park Visitor Center. Save 10% if you book online, use promo code: STTW at www.viecotours.com Phone (340) 779-2155 (St. John island map)

KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL OF CANEEL BAY • 340-779-2155 • ST. JOHN

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

Kayak, Hike & Snorkel multi-eco adventures departing daily from Honeymoon Beach, St. John. Explore Caneel Bay peninsula, Turtle Point Trail and snorkel with sting rays and turtles. Or, try a more challenging kayak to Henley Cay with two colorful coral reefs and a private beach. Full and half day guided tours! Reservations required. Save 10% if you book online, use promo code: STTW at www.viecotours.com Phone (340) 779-2155 (St. John island map)

All Inclusive $100pp. with open bar, breakfast, snacks, snorkel gear, captain, crew, & fuel. Best deal on Island! Build the Ultimate Vacation Experience! Swim with turtles, snorkel a shipwreck, party on Jost & Norman Islands, visit Dolphin Discovery, or experience the best sunset cruise around. Rockefeller’s 42ft Motor Yacht Cinnamon Bay has plenty of indoor & outdoor seating, & a private bathroom.

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Delightful & Distinctive Shopping at Mongoose Junction. No visit to Cruz Bay would be complete without visiting historic and elegant Mongoose Junction. Just a five-minute stroll from the St. John Ferry Dock, come explore this magnificent historic stone and mahogany shopping complex, with architecture unique to the Caribbean. You’ll find fabulous shopping, artisans, galleries, a salon and eateries, all joined by shady tropical garden courtyards, complete with clean public restrooms, ATM’s & wireless internet. Spend the day and shop for designer or locally made jewelry and gifts, resortwear, swimwear and casual clothing. Bamboula, Big Planet, Bougainvillea, Fabric Mill, Just Beach, Made in St. John and Hot Look Sunglasses, all feature clothing & accessories quite different from what you find on St. Thomas.  Find beautiful jewelry, that spe-

historical modern artful whimsical delicious sexy lively relaxing invigorating playful tempting satisfying fun

cial gift or art at The Best of Both Worlds - arts & design gallery (voted Best Home Décor by Daily News Readers), Caravan Gallery (affordable gifts from authentic African masks to Kenny Chesney’s signature hook bracelet), R&I Patton Goldsmiths, Jewels and Bajo el Sol Gallery, featuring artwork by some of St. John’s finest artists. Island Fancy, Nest & Co., Portico, Sugar Birds and St. John Brewers’ Brewtique carry imaginative and memorable gifts and items for the home. Friends of the Park Store carries unique gift items—many of which are locally made, with proceeds supporting programs in the VI National Park.  Stop by Trevor’s Activities Center, Just Beach or Arawak Adventures and arrange a day of play in the islands, treat your self to a pampering beauty treatment or mas-

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Just a five-minute stroll from the St. John Ferry Mongoose Junction offers exceptional shopping and dining in an elegant atmosphere.

sage at The Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa, visit RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty to find your dream property. Mongoose Junction’s dining choices are exceptional.  For a casual breakfast or lunch, the Deli Grotto is perfect. Enjoy a courtyard lunch and dinner at Sun Dog Café—a New York Times Travel and Leisure pick.  We host The Tap Room, home of Virgin Islands Ales, and featuring micro-brewed craft beer with a light menu in air-conditioned comfort, and Gecko Gazebo, in the center of the complex—both good places for that reluctant shopper to hang out!  We have two fine dining choices, Ocean Grill in an elegant tropical garden and Virgin Fire Bar & Grill, with vibrant and locally-inspired fare. And don’t leave without a visit to Island Cork for fine wine and a lesson on living well. Live music most evenings throughout Mongoose Junction.  Private parties are available at all locations. Visit mongoosejunctionstjohn.com, for up to date music information. If you’re driving enjoy the free parking while you shop at Mongoose Junction.

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TASTES of St. John A RESTAURANT GUIDE

St. John: A Restaurant for Every Meal, Taste and Mood

CANEEL BAY TERRACE • 340 776-6111 • CANEEL BAY Famed for its delicious breakfast and lunch buffets, enjoy wholesome home-cooked food at the Caneel Bay Terrace. Step right off shore and into this airy restaurant where soft breezes mingle with the scents of tropical fruits. Crystal blue view sparkles and the sound of water lapping against the sand relaxes guests, as they are served deliciously light fare. From a classic burger to seared Mahi Mahi, enjoy all your favorite meals. (St. John map)

St. John may be the smallest of the three main US Virgin Islands, but it offers a wide array of dining choices. You’ll find cuisine ranging from Continental to Oriental to Latin at locations spanning beachside and mountaintop.

YACHT PRIDE BRUNCH / DINNER • 340 227-2289 • 207 228-3855 Sail, Snorkel, Dining aboard Luxurious 57’ Catamaran Yacht Pride. The Ultimate Dining Experience! Choose Brunch w/ Snorkel or Sunset Sail w/ Cocktails, Dinner. Enjoy open bar, gourmet food, and exemplary service by Chef Susan and Capt. Jack. Brunch w/ Lox and Bagels, Eggs Benedict, Snorkel Reefs off St. John. Dinner w/ Sunset Sail. *Limit 6. Kids 12 and under 1/2 price. www.yachtpride.com — captain@yachtpride.com (St. John map)

SUGAR MILL RESTAURANT • 340 776-6111 • CANEEL BAY Set beside the enchanting ruins of an 18th century sugar mil, The Equator Restaurant offers guests authentic local cuisine. Spicy tantalizing dishes are celebrated with passion and Caribbean flair. Local influences and ingredients inspire bold flavors. Guests enjoy sweeping views that overlook the entire bay, as the glorious tropical sun sets and the distant mountains melt into the turquoise water. (St. John map)

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Connections (Coral Bay). . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Westin Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Carolina Corral (Coral Bay). . . . . . . . . . . 4

Virgin Islands Ecotours (Honeymoon Beach) . . 9

Cruz Bay Watersports (Westin). . . . . . . . 7

Wish Upon A Star Charters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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ISLAND GETAWAYS • 340 693-7676 OR TOLL-FREE 888 693-7676 • CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN We offer a wonderful selection of 2 to 6 bedroom villas with spectacular views and private pools. Each villa is fully furnished and reflects the open air tropical feeling of the island. Airport & water taxi service, jeep rentals, dockside greeting, private chef and housekeeping services are all available. Island Getaways has been creating unforgettable vacations since 1996. Email:kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com. Web: www.islandgetawaysinc.com (St. John Map) www.stthomasthisweek.com www.stthomasthisweek.com

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March 2014 SUNDAY - MARCH 2 7:00 am - Seabourn Pride (CB) 8:00 am - Jewel of the Seas MONDAY - MARCH 3 7:00 am - Carnival Valor 8:00 am - Norwegian Gem 8:00 am - Adventure of the Seas TUESDAY - MARCH 4 8:00 am - Reflection 10:00 am - Carnival Liberty WEDNESDAY - MARCH 5 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess 8:00 am - Eclipse (CB) 9:00 am - Allure of the Seas (CB) 11:00 am - Carnival Conquest THURSDAY – MARCH 6 8:00 am - Explorer of the Seas 8:00 am - Nieuw Amsterdam (CB) 8:00 am - Emerald Princess (CB) FRIDAY – MARCH 7 8:00 am - Summit SUNDAY – MARCH 9 7:00 am - Seabourn Pride (CB)

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MONDAY – MARCH 10 7:00 am - Carnival Valor TUESDAY – MARCH 11 8:00 am - Reflection 9:00 am - Oasis of the Seas (CB) 11:00 am - Carnival Dream WEDNESDAY – MARCH 12 6:45 am - Disney Fantasy 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess (CB) 10:00 am - Carnival Glory THURSDAY – MARCH 13 8:00 am - Norwegian Gem 8:00 am - Eurodam (CB) FRIDAY – MARCH 14 8:00 am - Norwegian Sun 8:00 am - Summit SATURDAY – MARCH 15 9:00 am - Explorer of the Seas SUNDAY – MARCH 16 7:00 am - Seabourn Pride (CB) 7:00 am - Emerald Princess (CB) 8:00 am - Jewel of the Seas

MONDAY – MARCH 17 7:00 am - Carnival Valor 8:00 am - Celebrity Equinox 8:00 am - Adventure of the Seas TUESDAY – MARCH 18 7:00 am - Divina 8:00 am - Reflection 8:00 am - Noordam (CB) 10:00 am - Carnival Liberty WEDNESDAY – MARCH 19 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess 8:00 am - Eclipse (CB) 9:00 am - Allure of the Seas CB) 9:00 am - Azamara Quest (STJ) 11:00 am - Carnival Conquest THURSDAY – MARCH 20 8:00 am - Norwegian Sun 8:00 am - Nieuw Amsterdam (CB) FRIDAY – MARCH 21 8:00 am - Summit 9:00 am - Carnival Splendor SATURDAY – MARCH 22 8:00 am - Norwegian Gem 8:00 am - Emerald Princess (CB)

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WEDNESDAY – MARCH 26 6:45 am - Disney Fantasy 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess (CB) 10:00 am - Carnival Glory (CB) 11:00 am - Freedom of the Seas THURSDAY – MARCH 27 8:00 am - Eurodam (CB) FRIDAY – MARCH 28 8:00 am - Summit 8:00 am - Carnival Splendor SUNDAY – MARCH 30 7:00 am - Seabourn Pride (CB) 8:00 am - Jewel of the Seas MONDAY – MARCH 31 7:00 am - Carnival Valor 8:00 am - Norwegian Gem 8:00 am - Silver Cloud 8:00 am - Maasdam (CB)

April 2014 TUESDAY - APRIL 1 8:00 am - Reflection 10:00 am - Carnival Liberty WEDNESDAY - APRIL 2 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess 8:00 am - Eclipse (CB) 9:00 am - Allure of the Seas (CB) 11:00 am - Carnival Conquest THURSDAY - APRIL 3 8:00 am - Neuw Amsterdam (CB)

TUESDAY – APRIL 8 8:00 am - Reflection 9:00 am - Oasis of the Seas (CB) 11:00 am - Carnival Dream WEDNESDAY – APRIL 9 6:45 am - Disney Fantasy 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess (CB) 10:00 am - Carnival Glory (CB) 11:00 am - Freedom of the Seas

MONDAY – APRIL 21 7:00 am - Carnival Valor TUESDAY – APRIL 22 8:00 am - Reflection 8:00 am - Carnival Freedom 9:00 am - Oasis of the Seas (CB) 12:00 am - Carnival Dream WEDNESDAY – APRIL 23 6:45 am - Disney Fantasy 8:00 am - Norwegian Getaway 8:00 am - Royal Princess (CB) 10:00 am - Carnival Glory FRIDAY – APRIL 25 8:00 am - Summit 8:00 am - Norwegian Sun SATURDAY – APRIL 26 8:00 am - Maasdam (CB)

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March Moon Phases:

April Moon Phases:

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First Quarter.......................... 7 April Full Moon............................ 15 April Last Quarter........................ 22 April New Moon.......................... 29 April

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