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WHAT'S INSIDE

JA N UA RY C OV E R

F E B R UA RY C OV E R

Painting by Shansi Miller The Lady in Red Visits 1854 House from the "Lady in Red" Series

Just one of the many attractions and activities available for the island adventure seeker.

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

Shopping 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

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WELCOME

TABLE of Contents

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

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

St. John 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, January + February .......... 56 Island Events, January + February ............ 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  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4

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Caribbean Inspired. Fresh Seafood. American Cuisine.

The Cellar Restaurant & Lounge boasts Caribbean-inspired contemporary American cuisine, an extensive award-winning wine list and creative cocktails. The warm, sophisticated, modern atmosphere is perfect for dinner, appetizers or cocktails with friends. American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.TheCellarvi.com A family-friendly Italian restaurant serving fresh local seafood, traditional favorites and homemade desserts. Pesce boasts an extensive award-winning wine list as well as authentic Italian-style espresso and cappuccino. American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook www.Pescevi.com Enjoy stone-oven pizzas, fresh salads, fine Italian pastas, sandwiches, signature cocktails and refreshing tropical drinks. Nestled in the enchanting open-air, historic stone-walled passage of A.H. Riise Mall. A.H. Riise Mall, Downtown Charlotte Amalie www.CafeAmicivi.com

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An upscale experience in a romantic open-air dining room on the beautiful white sands of Secret Harbour. Savor coconut and lump crab encrusted local mahi, roasted veal chop and an award-winning wine list at this Caribbean inspired steak house and seafood grille. Secret Harbour Beach Resort, East End www.SunsetGrillevi.com For those seeking a more laid back experience, the Cruzan Beach Club offers casual cuisine where food meets the beaches of the Caribbean with flair, a friendly staff, and some of the best frozen drinks on the islands. Secret Harbour Beach Resort, East End www.SunsetGrillevi.com

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The freshest seafood selection on St. Thomas. Picturesque beachfront views from the comfort of our dining room or outdoor seating along the beautiful Cowpet Bay beach. Boasts an award-winning wine list. Elysian Beach Resort, East End www.CaribbeanFishMarketvi.com Casual beach dining with Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy your swim, then join us for Sangria, pizza, wraps, salads and more. Bathing suits welcome. Elysian Beach Resort, East End www.Sangriasvi.com

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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.

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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


DEPARTMENT OF

TOURISM HELPLINE:

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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 to buy coal that fueled the steamships calling on St. Thomas

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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!"

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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 www.jewelsonline.com 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.

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SHOP Talk continued ST. THOMAS

Liqour boxes are free to check aboard your return flight!

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)

DI WATCH AND DESIGN | 340-774-2185 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)

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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.

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

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

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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..

TANZANITE INTERNATIONAL | 340-774-2116 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)

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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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SHOPPING SHOPPING

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

A Treasure trove just waiting to be discovered...

Gifts Souvenirs Jewelry Shirts Cover-ups Seashells!

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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,

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

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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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Duty Free Shopping

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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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Virgin Islands Ecotours

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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Trunk Bay, St John Underwater Trail

Active Island Tours and Events

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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Watersports!

SNORKEL / SCUBA

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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Charter a powerboat with or without a captain with choices in size from small 25’ “self-captained” to the luxurious 45’ Sea Ray motor yacht where you will be pampered all day long. Most captained powerboat and sailboat day charters will provide you with drinks, lunch and snorkel gear. Most charters will provide snorkel instructions.

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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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British Virgin Islands on a day sail will take some consideration. Neither of those choices will disappoint you. The waters of the Virgin Islands are known as some of the best sailing waters in the world. And no matter where you end up, you will totally enjoy your day. Of course staying within the boundaries of the United States Virgin Islands will not require you to pass through any customs areas where a passport may be required. And there is plenty to see and enjoy without leaving this area. Most sailing yachts leave from St. Thomas’ East End/Red Hook area. Most boats offer drinks, lunch, water toys, snorkel gear and instruction along with a shady area on the boat to take a breezy afternoon snooze.

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TO DO LIST SHOPPING

ATTRACTIONS & Activities THINGS TO DO IN THE USVI

Lots of fun things to do for all age levels and physical capabilities. Plan something different for each day of your vacation. 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)

Coral World Ocean Park

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Visit the sharks. Do the Limbo. Kayak. Hike. Explore. 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)

Music, dancing and glass bottom sightseeing.

Hassel Island Kayak Tour

Kon Tiki, St. Thomas

Virgin Islands Ecotours

KAYAK, HIKE & SNORKEL • MANGROVE LAGOON SANCTUARY • 340-779-2155 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.

St. Thomas Historical Trust.

GOLDEN AGE RANCH Horseback Riding Horse Sanctuary

Trail ride over the hills with stunning views of Pillsbury Sound, St. John and the BVI. Beach ride on beautiful Lindquist Beach. Small groups only accommodating novice to expert riders.

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SQUIRRELFISH Squirrelfish are nocturnal, and they use their big, sensitive eyes to hunt for prey in minimal light. These night owls are typically found loafing around in dark areas of the reef during the day.

Common Caribbean Reef Fish

SERGEANT MAJOR Divers in the Caribbean will commonly find multiple species of schooling fish. These are Sergeant Majors.

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QUEEN ANGELFISH The Queen Angelfish is a brilliant combination of blues, greens and yellows, and can be recognized by the round spot on its forehead which looks like a crown.

YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER A superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail.

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FUN & SUN SHOPPING

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

Designate at least one day of your vacation to indulge in some kind of watersport activity.

How cool is this? Snorkel with turtles.

ST. THOMAS JETRIDERS 340-626-8500 MARRIOTT FRENCHMANS’ REEF

Wish Upon a Star Charters, St. Thomas

Fly To New Heights with St. Thomas’ first waterpropelled 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!

Hemingway Island Tours

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Ever dreamt of flying?! Come make that dream a reality with St. Thomas’s first water propelled jetpack experience! Enjoy flying weightlessly over the water as our Certified Flight instructors help guide the way. Our Jetpack is designed for safety and stability in order to ensure precise and effortless flight... This is an adventure that you’ll never forget!

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Powerboat Rentals & Charters ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

CARIBBEAN BLUE BOAT CHARTERS 340-690-BLUE (2583) • E. END ST. THOMAS Live the day of your dreams. Design your own power boat adventures with a private captain to the US & British Virgin Islands. Experience island hopping, bar hopping, snorkeling with sea turtles, exotic fish & breath taking coral reefs. Visit famous places such as the Baths, Soggy $ Bar, Willy T's, Turtle Cove & more. Our goal is to help you create unforgettable memories, with your friends & family, at an affordable price. Befriend us on Facebook.

NATE’S CUSTOM CHARTERS 340-244-2497 • 775-0572 • RED HOOK

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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.

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Eco-friendly Boating in the Virgin Islands

by: Kaye Thomas Eichner

Are you visiting the USVI and BVIs and

care about the environment? Maybe you

are looking for great affordable ways to get out on the water. Whatever you have in mind for your green vacation, you'll want to spend time water and do it right! St. Thomas Boat Rental and St. John Boat Rental can create the perfect day on the water for you! St. Thomas and St. John Boat Rental bring eco-friendly boating to the Virgin Islands. Innovation, a 32� power catamaran, offers the most fuel efficient boat in the VI. The guys over at St. Thomas and St. John Boat Rental are so proud of this, they even offer a $99 gas guarantee. That's right, only $99 bucks when you charter Innovation for the day, including destinations, as far away as, The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI. Not only is St.Thomas and St. John Boat Rental easy on your pocket, saving you green, but with Innovation you can feel good about your choice in boat charters. You will experience first class service with experienced captains, see all the best destinations, all while cruising in the most fuel efficient boat in the entire VI. Innovation gets 3.3 MPG while most other power boats get as little as 1 MPG. Even better yet, Innovation uses as little as 5.5 miles per hour (MPH), while other power boats burn over 30 MPH. That's six times less fossil fuels used and less emissions into our fresh Caribbean air and gorgeous Caribbean waters. Now that's GREEN! Page 40  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 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! ONE LOVE CHARTERS 340-227-5229 • RED HOOK

Tired of being treated like a tourist on your vacation? Come aboard One Love Charters with your closest friends and experience a PRIVATE full day in paradise the way the locals do! Our 26’ Center Console boat will take you the most exotic destinations in the British / US Virgin Islands... including destinations you don’t hear about! Oh Yeah... did we mention, it’s just you and your friends, so YOU make the schedule! Call for recommendations on spots to explore, and book the best day of your entire vacation!

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Swim with Turtles and Dolphins!

Private or Shared Day Charters to the U.S. & British Virgin Islands

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

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

2 Boats, Many Options! Swim with Turtles & Dolphins, Island hop, or go Marlin fishing! The Historic 42ft Motoryacht Cinnamon Bay accommodates 40 guests. Daily private or shared charters in the USVI & BVIs. All inclusive with open bar & snacks. Our 38ft speedboat, Mission Accomplished has speeds of 55mph & room for 8 guests, you can venture as far as Culebra or Anegada. Fish for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, & Wahoo with Live bait!

We want you to have the best day of your vacation with us!

This 26ft glacier bay is the most

VIBE offers top of the line charters to the U.S. immaculate in the Caribbean. and British Virgin Islands. We provide snorNot just keling trips, island hopping, and beach bar another charters. VIBE 1 is an immaculate 26 ft. Glacier Bay Catamaran. When you charter us, the boat ride. boat and the Captain are yours for the day. www.caribbean-vibe.com Wishthe upon a star charters Come spend best day of your vacation with us. Red Hook, St. Thomas 631-946-9292 - st. john Please visit www.caribbean-vibe.com 2 Boats, Many Options! Swim with Turtles & Dolphins, Island hop, or go Marlin fishing! • The Historic 42ft Motoryacht Cinnamon Bay accommodates 40 guests. Daily private or shared charters in the USVI & BVIs. All inclusive with open bar & snacks. • Our 38ft speedboat, Mission Accomplished has speeds of 55mph & room for 8 guests, you can venture as far as Culebra or Anegada. • Fish for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, & Wahoo with Live bait!

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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

BAD KITTY CHARTERS | 340-777-7245 • RED HOOK / ST. JOHN

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.

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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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.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

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

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Powerbo Powerboat Rentals & Charters ST. THOMAS & ST.JOHN

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“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 at the 1/6tep 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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NAUTI NYMPH | 340-775-5066 • AMERICAN YACHT HARBOR, WESTIN ST. JOHN

This large rental brand For the absolute bestcompany day of youroffers vacation, rent new model Fountains to 29a vessel from Nauti Nymph.from As the25 largest and foot center console or Cuddy cabins. most experienced rental company in the U.S.V.I., The state of the art vessels have deeptheyhulls offer only the line vessels are V and top areof equipped withthatreliunsurpassed in their standard safety, able, fuel-efficient 200 to of 400 hp comfort single andtwin performance. 29’ to 31’Yamaha Fountain center conor Mercury and engines. 3/6/07 11:50 AM PageSightseeing, 1 26’ and 28’snorkeling, fishing, watersoles, World Cat Catamarans, and 30’ skiing, —alltrips through the Yamaha U.S and Everglades powered by reliable and British Islands the approved options are EvinrudeVirgin engines. Coast — Guard and countless. All boats are fully equipped and feature many extras. They fully equipped. by TripAdvisor can be rentedRated with“Excellent” or without captain. Members. Recommended by Fodor’s Guide and voted Best Powerboat Rental Company by VI residents. (Red Hook)

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Yacht Charters Experience the Caribbean first class, aboard one of our 50’ luxury yachts. Discover exquisite beaches, coves and reefs of the V.I. Snorkel, dive, fish or just take in the scenery. Visit the quaint island of St. John, wade in thee baths at Virgin Gorda, snorkel the caves of Norman Island, or explore one of the hundreds of uninhabited beaches. Contact us for your adventure in paradise!!

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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

offShore & InShore Half Day • full Day marlIn trIpS

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

Capt. Robert Richards

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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

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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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MAPS SHOPPING

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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. Hemingway Island Tours....St. Thomas, St. John, BVI 6. Island Time - Cruz Bay Watersports..St. John map 7. Magic Moment............................................R-5 8. Nate’s Custom Charters................................R-5 9. Nauti Nymph...............................................R-5 10. One Love Charters.......................................R-5 11. Pirate’s Paradise Adventures.......................R-5 12. St. Thomas Boat Rental...............................R-5 13. Virgin Islands Boat Excursions.....................R-5 14. Wish Upon A Star.........................St. John map 1. 2. 3. 4.

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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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SEE THE MAPS REFERED TO ABOVE: Yacht Haven Grande Map (YHG)............ page 24 Havensight Map (Havensight)............... page 26 Crown Bay Map (CB).............................. page 28 Town Map.............................................. page 50 Cruz Bay Map......................................... page 85 St John Map........................................... page 89

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Bunker Hill Hotel............................................... L-1 Crystal Palace....................................................E-1 Galleon House................................................... L-1 Hotel 1829........................................................ L-1 The Green Iguana............................................ N-1 The Inn at Blackbeard’s Castle......................... N-1 Villa Santana.....................................................F-1 Windward Passage.......................................... A-6

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HISTORICAttractions IN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

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CAMILLE PISSARRO GALLERY


HISTORIC WALKING TOUR 1 LEGISLATURE BUILDING Originally a barracks for Danish troops, dating back to 1874. 2 FORT CHRISTIAN This National Historic Landmark was completed by Danish settlers in 1680. Built originally to protect the colony from hostile marauders, It has housed a jail, a governor’s residence, a place of worship, and a police station. Currently under renovation and scheduled to be completed in the near future. 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 MUSEM 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

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.

ST. THOMAS SYNAGOGUE

St. Thomas Synagogue

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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  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 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 JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2014

STEEL PAN AND CALYPSO

BANDS AND DANCING

PIANO

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove,

Caribbean Saloon, Red Hook, 775-7060

Cabana Bar, Bluebeard’s Castle, 774-1600

...................................... 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

Happy Hour 4 - 6pm Each & Every SUNDAY

Admission

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

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, 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)

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

Iggies Beach Bar & Grill

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

Paradise Point

$10

Caribbean Fish Market

CARIBBEAN SHOWS

Call for schedule or see Guitar, Keyboard, Variety

Food & Drink on Sale!

Sun 6:30 to 9:30 (Dennis Frett)

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

Molly Malones, Red Hook, 775-1270

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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)

...................................... 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

...................................... 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)

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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JAZZ

...................................... Sails, Ritz Carlton Resort, 775-3333 T hu 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 
 Fri Mar. 16 and Apr. 6 (SLAMMIN’)

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)

KARAOKE

...................................... 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)

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Fatboys, Red Hook, 777-4275

Coconut Coast, Frank Bay, 776-6944

Hull Bay Hideaway, Hull Bay, 779-1898,

High Tide Bar & Seafood Grill

(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 Gaza) Wed 7 to 10 (Carnival Night w/Sammy Watts Combo) Thu 8 to 11 (Karaoke w/Janet) 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)

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 5 to 8 (Why Not?)

Marriott Frenchman’s Cove

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

Molly Molones, Red Hook, 775-1270

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

Sunset Grill

Secret Harbour Resort, 714-7874 Wed and Sun 7 and 8 pm (FLIGHTS OF FIRE) Sat 6:30 to 9:30 (Andrew Douglas on Steel Pans)

Tickles Dockside Pub,

GUITAR, KEYBOARD, VARIETY

Aqua Bistro, Cruz Bay, 776-5336 Barefoot Cowboy, Enighed Bay, 779-7835 Fri 7 to 10 (T-Bird)

The Beach Bar, Cruz Bay, 777-4220

Wed 10 to 1am (Rockalypso w/ Jon Gazi)

Call for Schedule. Mon 8 to 11 (House Band w/ Rich Greengold and various vocalists)

Dinghy’s

Castaways Tavern

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

Cruz Bay, 776-6378, Call for info.:30

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)

Maho Bay Pavillion, Maho Bay, 776-6226 Mon 7:30 to 10 (Lauren and Bo)

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) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Mark Wallace) Fri 6:30 to 9:30 (Lauren)

Ocean Grill

Rhumblines, Cruz Bay, 776-0303,

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

Sun 3:30 to 6:30 (Lauren Jones)

Dog House Pub, Havensight, 998-8341

Inn at Tamarind Court

Sand Bar, MorningStar Beach at Frenchman’s

ON ST. JOHN

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

Thu 7 to 10 (Rockalypso w/ Jon Gazi)

Magens Point Resort, 775-2899 Mon 7 to 10 (Jason Jones)

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

Caribbean Saloon, Red Hook, 775-7060

Iguana Grill, Cruz Bay, 779-7455

Rumbuzz, Magens Point Bar & Grill

ON ST. JOHN

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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)

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) Thu 6:30 to 9:30 (Chris Carcel-guitar/vocals) Sat 6:30 to 9:30 (T-Bird-guitar/vocals) Sun 6:30 to 9:30 (David Laabs-classical guitar)

Crown Bay Marina, 776-1595 Mon and Tue 5 to 9 (Wii Bowling League) Wed 7 to 10 (Open Mic w/ Tim West)

Island Blues

Wed 5:30- to 7 (St. John Flutes)

Cruz Bay, 777-3361 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)

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

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)

OPEN MICS

...................................... STARZ Nightclub

Port of Sale Mall 775-9735, Thu 9 to 12 DJ playing Rock the rest of the night!

Tickles Dockside Pub

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

ON ST. JOHN Island Blues

Coral Bay, 776-6800 , Fri 7:30 to 11

Sun Dog Café

Mongoose Junction, 693-8340 Wed 7 to 10:30 (Host, Mark Wallace or Lauren Jones and Danny Silber) J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4   Page 57


EVENTS! SHOPPING

EVENTS! St. Thomas & St. John JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2014

The St. Thomas Historical Trust hosts a monthly weekend day tour to historic Hassel Island. See details on this page.

Every Month HASSEL ISLAND TOUR Hassel Island The St. Thomas Historical Trust hosts a monthly weekend day tour to historic Hassel Island. Members: $15; Non-Members: $40. For information, call 774-5541

EveryWeek MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS, 9 AM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE WALKING TOUR Charlotte Amalie The St. Thomas Historical Trust offers these guided walks that offers a look back in time. Cost: $25. 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 TUESDAYS, 6-7 PM FREE ZUMBA CLASS American Yacht Harbor, main level Learn how to Zumba! For information, call (340) 775-6454 Page 58  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4

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 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 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

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


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

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD…Falstaff Thursday, January 16, 7 PM at Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 8 PM Film…Digital Dharma, discussion with producer, director, writer, Dafna Yachin Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas This is an epic story of a cultural rescue and how one man's mission became the catalyst for an international movement to provide free access to the story of a people. Cost: $15 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For information, call (340) 228-4777 SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 7:15 AM MLK Jr. 5K Walk/Run Vitraco Park, St. Thomas Run for fun and a good cause. Hosted by the St. Thomas Association of Roadrunners. Cost: $3. For information, call (340) 777-3959

January 15 to 21 » January 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

January 8 to 14 » FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 5-8 PM Art Show – Group Showing Gallery St. Thomas, Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas See the turned wood, painting and photography works of Avelino Samuel, Aimee Trayser, David Hill, Gary Felton, Gregory Samuel, Rae Kehoe, Teri Jones and Ronni Harris. 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 information, call (340) 777-6363 www.stthomasthisweek.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 7 AM Geiger Tuff Tune Up 1 Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay, St. John This is the first of the tune-up races for St. John’s famous road race, 8 Tuff Miles, set for February 22. It’s a 5K run. For information, call (340) 779-4035 SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, MORNING-TBD Chair Caning Workshop St. Thomas Historical Trust, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Learn how to cane a chair from instructor, Kenneth Richards, in this 10-week course. Cost: $150 pp. For information & application, call (340) 774-5541  SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 8 PM In Concert…Common Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Common is an American hip-hop recording artist, poet and actor who also stars in the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels. On stage, Common is known for his high energy and audience interaction. For information & tickets, call (340) 693-1550

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 12:30-2:30 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Cruz Bay History: Native Arts & Crafts Meet at St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Delroy ‘Ital’ Anthony shares the tradition of the collection and creation of crafts made from materials found here on St. John. Learn about historical uses of the many items that he continues to create in the same fashion as they have been created for generations. Great activity for families! Bring: Notebook. Cost: $35 member/$45 non-member. For information, call (340) 779-4940 THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 7 PM Metropolitan Opera Live in HD… Falstaff Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School Campus, St. Thomas An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings January Events Continued on next page

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the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa and Frank Vassallo. Cost: $15 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For information, call (340) 228-4777 FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 8 PM In Concert…Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas One of the most noted young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in the past few years, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential. For information, call (340) 776-8566 SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 Animal Care Center of St. John Fundraiser Hall House, St. John Join animal lovers to ‘Party like a Rock Star’ at this fundraiser. All proceeds go directly to feeding, housing, and providing medical care for St. John's homeless and abused dogs and cats. For information, call (340) 774-1625 SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 10 AM-3 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Kayak the Mangroves of Hurricane Hole Meet at Skinny Legs Restaurant, Coral Bay, St. John Kayak with local scientist Barry Devine and Arawak Expeditions through the Coral Reef National Monument; stop along the way to snorkel in the mangroves and sea grass beds. Trip includes lunch! Bring: Snorkel gear, water, towel, and sunscreen. Cost: $65 member/$75 non-member. For info, call (340) 779-4940

January 22 to 31 » WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 12:30-2:30 PM Friends of the VI National Park Lecture Series: Medicinal Herbs Meet at St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Delroy “Ital” Anthony will tantalize your Page 60  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4

Love City Live! – Beres Hammond ‘Live’ in Concert at Winston Wells Ball Park, Cruz Bay, St. John, Saturday, January 25, 5:30 PM See details on this page.

palate and refresh your soul with an investigation into the natural benefits of native herbs found throughout the Caribbean. Sip on local beverages as you experience the smells and tastes of many of the plants first-hand. Bring: Notebook. Cost: $35 member/$45 nonmember. For info, call (340) 779-4940

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 7 PM-MIDNIGHT Love City Live! – Hush Villa Soiree, St. John Party in a private villa that has been converted into a swanky Caribbean-themed lounge. For information & tickets, call (340) 422-0289

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 4:30-8:30 PM Love City Live! – Reggae Roadblock Happy Hour Motu Bar, St. John Kick things off with cocktails at the hottest new outdoor bar on St. John. No cover. For info, call (340) 422-0289

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 7 PM-1 AM Love City Live! – Rockers All-White Beach Party Cruz Bay Beachfront, St. John This ultra-sexy DJ beach event sets the tone for Love City Live!'s high energy weekend. Attendees will be treated to complimentary Caribbean Hors d'oeuvres, premium cash bars & an abundance of hot reggae tunes. There will be a return ferry to Red Hook St. Thomas after the event. For information & tickets, call (340) 422-0289

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 7:30 PM Now showing…Fire in Babylon Cases by the Sea, Coral Bay, St. John Join the St. John Film Society for the screening of this film. Cases by the Sea features drinks and picnic tables under an open-air pavilion. Bring a to-go meal to the screening or enjoy dinner at Oasis restaurant next door afterwards. Donation: $5. Email: info@stjohnfilm.com

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Shansi Miller Art Exhibition Sunday, January 26, 10 AM-5 PM at Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. Miller’s 40 painting series, entitled ‘The Lady in Red Visits’, depict various locations in the historic town of Charlotte Amalie. See details on this page.

artists – Beres Hammond, D Harmani, Unity Band, Fyah Train Band, Final Faze & the Echo People – and a festival-like atmosphere of arts & crafts vendors, Ital/vegan food, Caribbean food, fresh coconut and premium bars. Get there early and ‘Indulge’ in the full island roots experience. For information & tickets, call (340) 422-0289

through February 1. Prints, books and greeting cards from the series will be available for purchase. All net proceeds of The Lady in Red Visits Art Exhibition and Fundraiser will benefit the St. Thomas Historical Trust’s Fort Christian revitalization project. Light hors d'oeuvres and brunch cocktails will be served. For more info, call (340) 690-9528

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 Love City Live! – The Ultimate PowerBoats Party Cruz Bay, St. John It's the wind down beach party of the Love City Live! weekend. All boats sail to Sandy Spit then White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Reserve your space on one of our PowerBoats now! For information, call (340) 422-0289

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 4:30 PM 32nd Women’s Jogger Jam The Fruit Bowl, Wheatley Center, St. Thomas This 2-mile run/walk benefits The Family Resource Center, Inc. Entry Fee: $6 Adult, $3 Under 19. For information, call (340) 775-6373

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 10 AM-5 PM Shansi Miller Art Exhibition Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas Miller’s 40 painting series, entitled ‘The Lady in Red Visits’, depict various locations in the historic town of Charlotte Amalie. The exhibit will be on display www.stthomasthisweek.com

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 The Virgin Islands Finest Musicians Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas This special event honors Virgin Islands’ jazz musicians, Dion Parsons and the 21st Century Band, and raises money for the territory's music education programs. For info, call (340) 693-3599 or (340) 693-3615

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 5-8 PM Art Show – Caribbanese: Fusion of Japanese and Caribbean Art Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, Cruz Bay, St. John St. John School of the Arts students will participate and perform in this opening reception. Attendees can win an original Boulon oil on canvas through a raffle drawing. Seventy-five percent of Raffle tickets benefit the School. For information, call (340) 779-4322 FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 7 PM In Concert…David Bromberg Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas This exciting evening will include performances by our Youth Scholarship Fund recipients and an art exhibition. All the art will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Fund. Highlighting the evening will be an intimate performance by Virgin Islands favorite, David Bromberg. For information, call (340) 776-8566

February 1 to 7 » SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 10 AM 11th Annual ‘Against the Tide in the Virgin Islands Swim for Breast Cancer’ Magens Bay Come out and swim for a cause. Registration is located in Shed #1. For information, call (340) 643-6319. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 8 PM Speaker…Bryan Stevenson Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School, St. Thomas Bryan Stevenson, a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, is the award-winning founder and executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, February Events Continued on next page

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Alabama. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Cost: $15 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For information, call (340) 228-4777 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 5-8 PM Art Show – Handcrafted Jewelry Gallery St. Thomas, Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas See the works of Elizabeth PfordresherLaPlace and Monika Wendland. 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 information, call (340) 777-6363

The Sis Frank Concert Series Presents – Benjamin Beilman, Violinist at St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John, Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 PM

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February 8 to 14 » SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, NOON Antiques, Art and Collectibles Auction MCM Center, Antilles School, St. Thomas The gavel falls at Noon for the 15th annual Antiques, Art and Auction. Sale tables open at 10 AM. You can also preview live auction items and bid on silent auction items starting at 11 AM. Proceeds aid in the maintenance of the nearly 200-year-old Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark. For information, call (340) 774-4312 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7:30 PM The Sis Frank Concert Series Presents – Benjamin Beilman, Violinist St. John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay, St. John Enjoy Beilman in concert. He is the recipient of both a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2012 London Music Masters Award. Beilman made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Youth Symphony in 2013. Cost: $30. For info, call (340) 779-4322 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 8 PM In Concert… Violinist Benjamin

Beilman, accompanied by Yekwon Sunwoo on Piano Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas

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Beilman, recipient of a coveted London Music Masters Award for 2012-2015, made his Wigmore Hall solo recital debut in October 2012. His numerous accolades have thrust him onto stages across North America and Europe. For information, call (340) 776-8566 THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 8 PM Now Playing…A Smash Hit Musical (TBD) Pistarckle Theater, Tillett Gardens, St. Thomas Visit St. Thomas’ only theater company for a show to remember. Cost: $25 adults; $10 for children 12 and under. For more information about dates and times, call (340) 775-7877 FRIDAY TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 TO 17 Choice Wireless VI Open Tennis Tournament St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas Watch some of the best local and visiting tennis players compete at this annual event. For more information, call (340) 775-6320

FEBRUARY 14, 5 PM 11th Annual ‘Celebration of Love’ Trunk Bay, St. John More than 620 couples have assembled on Trunk Bay beach on Valentine’s Day for this free, sunset vow-renewal ceremony. Led by well-known officiate Anne Marie Porter, the annual event features flute music and other surprise treats to complement the seaside setting and each couple receives a certificate of marriage re-affirmation. The ceremony is open to the public. For more information, please call (888) 676-5701 or (340) 693-5153 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 & 15, 7 PM Now Playing…Hooray for Hollywood Westin Grand Ballroom, Westin St. John This original musical production is one of the St. John School of the Arts major fundraisers. Suggested donation: $20. The February 15 show includes a champagne reception, admission to the show and gourmet dinner by the Westin for $200 pp. For more information, call (340) 779-4322 www.stthomasthisweek.com


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In Concert… Bebel Gilberto at Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas, Friday, February 14, 8 PM

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 8 PM In Concert…Bebel Gilberto Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Considered the ‘Sade’ of modern Brazilian music, Bebel (“Isabel”) Gilberto has stirred the souls of millions worldwide with her sensuous voice. This internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter's music is synonymous with romance and can be heard on soundtracks including Eat Pray Love, Closer, Nip/Tuck, and Sex in the City. Bebel has sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide and her live performances earn rave reviews. This Valentine's Day performance will feel like an intoxicating escape to Brazil. Call (340) 693-1550

Dvorak's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Jezibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nezet-Sequin is on the podium. Cost: $15 public, $10 teachers, $5 students. For information, call (340) 228-4777

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 PM Metropolitan Opera Live in HD… Rusalka Prior-Jollek Hall, Antilles School, St. Thomas The great Renee Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting "Song to the Moon" in

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 7:15 AM 18th Annual St. John Gatorade 8 Tuff Miles St. John Take the ultimate challenge in this 8.3mile road race from Cruz Bay to Coral Bay. Walkers welcome too. For information, call (340) 779-4035

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 8 PM On Stage…Classic Indian Dance – A Touch of Bollywood Reichhold Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Led by founder, Rimli Roy, Surati's brilliant group of intensely trained dancers deliver lively and authentic performances that respect traditional forms of Indian dance incorporating modern elements, including the Bollywood style. Their performances, filled with vibrant costumes and sets, have been featured at some of the world's most respected venues, including the Kennedy Center. Surati's performance at Reichhold will feature live musicians and showcase the beloved festivals of India. For information & tickets, call (340) 693-1550 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 5-8 PM Art Show – Caribbanese 2: Fusion of Japanese and Caribbean Art Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, Cruz Bay, St. John St. John School of the Arts students will participate and perform in this opening reception. Attendees can win an original Boulon oil on canvas through a raffle drawing. Seventy-five percent of Raffle tickets benefit the School. For information, call (340) 779-4322 FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 & 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 and 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; and named by the National Education Association as one of “Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children.” For information & tickets, call (340) 693-1550 J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4   Page 63


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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  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4

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

Tickle’s Dockside Pub Crown Bay Marina, 340-776-1595 Open air atmosphere and American style pub food served on the docks at Crown Bay Marina.

Hull Bay Hideaway Hull Bay, 340-777-1898 Enjoy an icy cold beer at the bar, lunch, dinner, or listening to live music on the weekends Magens Bay Pizzeria Magens Bay Beach, 340-777-6270 A very nice lunch location with luscious tropical drinks served at their bar. North Side Bistro Hull Bay Road, 340-775-5098 Grouper, Caribbean Lobster, steaks, chops pastas, fresh salads, vegetarian entrees, and ‘bar menu’. 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 A locals favorite. Daily specials, fresh s eafood entrées, reservations are a must!

Victor’s New Hideout Sub Base, 340-776-9379 Local restaurant with authentic Caribbean foods.

Frenchtown Alexander’s Bella Blu Frenchtown, 340-774-4349 Weiner Schnitzel, Italian, Continental dishes in a small, intimate ambience. Local favorite. Enkai Gregorie Channel, 340-774-6254 Serving artisanal sushi, dinner and drinks. En Kai is an open-air restaurant located right on the water with a view to Water Island. Epernay Bistro & Wine Bar Frenchtown, 340-774-5348 International fusion. Frenchtown Deli Frenchtown, 340-776-7211 Serving deli food all day.

The Old Stone Farmhouse Mahogany Run, 340-777-6277 Serving Continental fare, fish entrees and thick, perfectly cut, grilled steaks. Very romantic and elegant atmosphere.

Hook, Line & Sinker Frenchtown, 340-776-9708 Open morning till night, Hook Line & Sinker is a friendly, comfortable place stripped of airs. Great for dining with children.

Thirteen Rte 33 – Crown Mtn Rd, 340-774-6800 This locals’ secret favorite restaurant serves innovative and creative dishes of seafood, lamb, beef.

Oceana Villa Olga, 340-774-4262 Serving fine seafood and tropical cuisine. The location, historic house at the water’s edge.

Airport Road

The Pie Hole Frenchtown, 340-642-5074 Traditional Neopolitan pies made in a brick oven.

Atlantic Seafood Airport Road , 340-774-1533 The island’s best “Paté´” with beef, conch, saltfish, salmon or chicken. Very local dishes. Open for breakfast and lunch. Fajitas Mexican Restaurant Carib Beach Hotel, 340-774-2525 Mexican cuisine. Tropical drinks. Relaxing atmosphere. Portobello Ristorante Emerald Beach Hotel, 340-777-8800 Beachfront dining. American and West Indian cuisine. Friday West Indian Buffet with live music. Walker’s By The Sea Lindberg Bay, 777-5633 For a large selection of local, Caribbean food this is the place. www.stthomasthisweek.com

Café Amici A.H. Riise Alley, 340-714-7874 Open for lunch. 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 Cuzzin’s menu reflects the culinary roots of local cuisine such as fish, conch, and lobster or stews and curries of mutton or chicken served with local side dishes. 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)

Downtown Amalia Café Palm Passage, 340-714-7373 Spanish favorites. Banana Tree Grille Bluebeard’s Castle, 340-776-4050 Serving Asian, Caribbean, and European fusion, beautiful view overlooking Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Big Kahuna Rum Shack Town Waterfront, 340-775-9289 Tropical drinks and sandwiches. Bumpa’s Town Waterfront, 340-777-8100 Sandwiches, cheese steaks, lemonade. J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4   Page 67


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Downtown cont... 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) 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.

Mafolie Restaurant Rte. 33, above town 340-774-2790 Mafolie Restaurant offers great food in a casual setting! Amazing panorama over downtown and the harbor, Hassel Island and Water Island.

Yacht Haven Grande

Fresh Bistro Yacht Haven Grande, 340-774-7263 A refined, upscale experience in a casually. Grand Cru Yacht Haven Grande, 340-774-7263 A refined, upscale experience in a casually chic setting.

Havensight

Fat Turtle Barefoot Buddha Yacht Haven Grande, 340-714-3566 Havensight, 340-777-3668 Indulging in local They specialize in handmade superfood for lobster, seafood, those who enjoy healthy eating. salads, stoneThey have an internet café. floored oven pizza and their fabulous Beni Iguana’s Sushi Bar frozen cocktails. On the WICO Dock, 340-777-8744 Best spot on the Sushi served in a high tech atmosphere. water’s edge to Ask for the special Iguana sauce. watch sports on one of the 6 plasma TV’s or lunch Hour & Dinner Cheryl’s Diamond Delight Restaurant take in the sunset. Open Don’tDaily: miss Happy Havensight, 340-715-8528 Late Night Menu: 10pm-12am • Happy 4-7pm every day and the hottest party on Hour 4-7 Caribbean Cuisine. St. Thomas starts at 10pm everynight Friday. hOttest FriDay party 10pM China King Open every day for lunch and dinner and Phone: 340-714-3566 Buccaneer Mall, 340-714-3399 we offer a late night menu from 10pmChinese, Sushi, Seafood, Take out. 12am. (Yacht Haven Grande map)

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Petit Pump Room Town Ferry Terminal, 340-776-2976 Tropical drinks, seafood, and other Caribbean favorites.

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Room With A View Bluebeard’s Castle, 340-774-2377 Enjoy a variety of fresh fish, pasta, vegetarian, steaks, seafood, duck, lamb, or one of the specials for the evening.

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Tavern on the Waterfront Waterfront, 340-776-4328 They serve a variety of cuisines, including Caribbean, Continental, European and Polish. The Greenhouse Waterfront, 340-774-7998 The number one seller of certified angus beef. Trenchtown Rock Jamaican Bar & Rest. Back Street, 340-774-1996 Featuring Jamaican specialties such as jerk chicken, curried goat, oxtail, ackee and saltfish, and callaloo. Vegetarian dishes as well. Virgilios Off Main Street, 693-0428 Authentic Italian dishes.

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Discover what the locals have known for nearly 36 years: Delly Deck is THE place to have THE best breakfast or lunch on the island. 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 Delly Deck Havensight Mall, 340-776-9943 Hearty home-style food. It’s the closest thing to a “diner” that you’ll find here in the Virgin Islands. Great Wall Havensight Mall, 340-776-3566 They serve classic Chinese cuisine with some Caribbean influences. 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 The island’s only tropical tiki bar, serving cocktails, finger food, peel-and-eat shrimp. Pizza Amore Al Cohen’s Mall, 340-774-2822 A popular St. Thomas pizzeria, Havensight Mall. Señor Frog’s Havensight Mall, 340-777-FROG (Across from Gate 4, West Indian Co. dock) Mexican & American fare. Great tropical drinks. Open only on Havensight ship days. www.senorfrogs.com • FB • Youtube • Twitter Shipwreck Tavern Rte 30, 340-777-1293 They were voted “Best Burger of V.I.”

Southside/Frenchman’s Bay Coco Joe’s Morningstar Beach, 340-776-8500 A relaxing atmosphere with live music, which includes Steel Drum bands. 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) 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) HAVANA BLUE * 340.715.BLUE (2583)

Sunset Bar & Grill Frenchman’s Reef, 340-776-8500 An open-air restaurant overlooking the harbor serving Caribbean and American favorites. Windows on the Harbor Frenchmans Reef Hotel, 340-715-6123 Serving a daily breakfast buffet and continental cuisine for dinner, plus a Sunday brunch.

Mid Island Kokopellis Cost-U-Less Shopping Ctr, 340-715-5280 Middle Eastern and Italian cuisine. Next to Movie Theatre. Randy’s Bistro Rte 38, 340-775-5001 Both a bistro and deli, you can get sandwiches for your picnic or stay and eat at the bistro. The deli serves sandwiches and salads, as well as offering cheese, wine, and cigars.

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)

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Southside/ Bolongo Continued... 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 steamed crab, family size platters, burgers and BBQ. Weds is the Cruzan Carnival Extravaganza and Limbo show, on Sunday kick back with sports on the TVs, All You Can Eat BBQ and Jason Jones and the Sun King Band. Live music almost every night, beach volleyball court, reader’s choice award BEST BEACH BAR 2012 by Caribbean Travel and Life magazine. Open 7 days 11:30am and drinks untill... (Island map) The Lobster Grille Bolongo Bay Beach Club, 340-775-1800 Where the ‘Surf Meets the Turf’ on beautiful Bolongo Bay. Delicious Caribbean lobster – by the pound or in tantalizing specials created by the chef each evening. Fresh fish, 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 Serving great rolls and grilled Japanese entrees in an elegant and serene atmosphere. Caribbean Fish Market Elysian Beach Resort, 340-714-7874 Offering fresh seafood and Caribbean cuisine with an award wining wine list. Carigas Island Café Independent Boat Yard, 340-779-8935 A favorite of the boating community. Standard fare, burgers etc. Cruzan Beach Club Secret Harbor Beach Resort, 340-714-7874 A relaxing patio right on the beach at beautiful Secret Harbour. Enjoy a cold beer during happy hour, a plate of tempting Ahi Nachos, or a fresh pizza. 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 Beachside dining offering conch fritters, wings, nachos, fish and chicken fingers. Sunset Grille Secret Harbor, 340-714-7874 Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere on the waterfront. Perfect for a full meal or simply drinks on the beach.

Red Hook (East End)

Amigos Dockside Cantina Red Hook, 340-775-1270 Voted “Best of the VI Mexican Cuisine!” Enjoy the breathtaking view of the harbor and St. John. 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, Sunday 4pm-10 pm. Visa, MC, and Amex accepted. Take away & free wifi. www.amigosstthomas.com (Red Hook map) Caribbean Saloon Red Hook, 340-775-7060 Casual steakhouse and sports bar. Duffy’s Love Shack Red Hook Plaza, 340-779-2080 Dubbed the coolest parking lot bar and restaurant in the Caribbean. Fatty's Red Hook, 340-77-shark Famous Fish Tacos, Cheek’n Sandwiches, Burgers, Thai Cheek’n Tacos, & Wings.

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Restaurants & Bars

RED HOOK AREA

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

Senõr Pizza Red Hook, 340-775-3030 Pizza only available for take out. Will deliver to Hotels. 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 The Cellar is the perfect place to come unwind with a warm and cozy, yet modern atmosphere. Daily fresh seafood features, beef wellington and truffle macaroni & cheese. A selection of 150 wines. XO Bistro Red Hook, 340-779-2069 Gourmet foods paired with fine wines. Active nightspot.

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

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LODGING SHOPPING

WHERE to Stay

HOTELS, CONDOS & VILLAS

LARGE ST. THOMAS HOTELS

TOLL FREE

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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 Hotel

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

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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

855/448-2621

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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The Inn at Villa Olga Island View Guest House

Paradise Cove

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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

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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

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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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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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Rentals Car & Taxis

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

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Daily, Weekly and Monthly rentals

12% Discount with this ad! *Some restrictions apply

340-776-4858 Toll-free: 1-877-478-2833 www.discountcar.vi

Located around the corner from the airport • Free 1st baby car seat • GPS units available! J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4   Page 75


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  J A N U A R Y + F E B R U A R Y 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. JJA AN NU UA ARRYY ++ FFEEBBRRU UA ARRYY 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  JJAAN NUUAARRYY ++ FFEEBBRRUUAARRYY 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


The Underwater Snorkel Trail ***STSJ - Sept/Oct 2006

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

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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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1. Reef Bay Trail Hike

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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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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ST. JOHN Attractions COOL THINGS TO DO

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 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)

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MONGOOSE Junction SHOP TALK

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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ST. JOHN SHOPPING

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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Our clear skies are perfect for star gazing!

NORTH LITTLE DIPPER Polaris - North Star

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

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