May 13, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Coki Beach, on the northeast shore of St. Thomas, is a good place for beginner snorkelers to see a variety of cool tropical fish. The water is calm and clear and the fish can be seen literally as soon as you step in the water, with the greatest variety of fish and coral to be found at the edges of...
May 6, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
One more day of Carnival!!!! Tomorrow (Saturday May 7) is the grand finale, with the adult parade at 10am, the fireworks at 9pm, and the Calypso “Spektakula” at 10pm. Here are some photos from J’Ouvert, the street party/parade that happened on Thursday.
April 30, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
We’re in the thick of Carnival season now. For a full schedule of activities and events, check out the official Carnival schedule (PDF file). Carnival Village is set up at the Fort Christian Parking lot, and is ongoing every night until Saturday May 7. Go on down and check out the food, crafts,...
April 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
While there’s plenty to do on St. Thomas, many visitors like to hop around to nearby islands since they’re so close and easy to get to. St. John is a no-brainer, since it’s only 20 minutes by ferry from Red Hook. But Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are also easily accessible...
April 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re not renting a car and not taking a pre-paid tour around the island, you’ll need a way to get from point A to point B on St. Thomas. And that’s where taxis come in. There are several different options, all of which have pros and cons. 1) Private taxis: These are passenger vans...
April 24, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
While it’s not Disneyland, St. Thomas does have a good range of activities for the younger set. Obviously the beaches are St. Thomas’s most kid-friendly attraction, but there’s plenty else to do, from mini-golf, to aquariums, to butterflies, and a petting zoo. The Skyride to Paradise...
April 23, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Zumba is the exercise craze that’s sweeping the nation – and the Virgin Islands as well. If you’re not already familiar, it’s a type of cardio dance that’s got a Latin flair to it. It makes exercise fun! If you’re in St. Thomas on any given Saturday and feel like getting...
April 15, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
St. John is well-known for its spectacular and diverse hiking trails, which are frequented by thousands of mostly able-bodied visitors every year. The trails wind through beautiful wilderness areas in the Virgin Islands National Park. But what if your mobility is limited by age or by being in a wheelchair?...
April 12, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
If you’re headed to St. Croix in the next couple of days, don’t miss the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience, a weeklong festival which Forbes Travel named one of the ten best in the world. It runs from April 10-16 and includes a series of events such as educational symposiums, seminars, wine...
April 11, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
There’s this amazing company called B.O.S.S. that takes guests on underwater scooter expeditions in St. Thomas. If you’ve never heard of BOSS before, it stands for “Breathing Observation Submersible Scooter,” and is a unique way for those without diving or swimming experience...
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