Honeymooning, Like a Virgin...



Description:

As a post-nup paradise, the US Virgin Islands make a big splash. With everything from tourist-packed mega-malls to protected pristine beaches, you won't have to give up modern conveniences and four-star amenities to enjoy the idyllic islands--unless you want to. This four-guide offers the perfect marriage of outdoorsy, lush St. John and bustling, glitzy St. Thomas, taking you from land to sea to sky... and into the stars with your sweetie.You'll be based at pristine and remote Caneel Bay Resort in St. John; you'll truly be off the beaten path, so be sure to pre-book unlimited ferry service between the resort and St. Thomas. While St. John creates a perfectly lush and tranquil honeymoon setting, it lacks the tourist facilities of St. Thomas. Be sure the enjoy a hearty breakfast or brunch at one of Caneel Bay Resort's before heading out for your morning beach romping, as restaurants are far and few between.

Author: Lauren Q


Day 1 - Caneel Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Frenchtown


Your four days of honeymoon bliss begin at the Caneel Bay Resort, tucked away on pristine St. John. Enjoy a hearty brunch at one of the resort's restaurants before spend the rest of the morning lazing on the white sands of Trunk Bay, a quintessentially remote St. John beach--until the cruise ships arrive. When the tourists begin pouring in the afternoon, head to St. Peter Greathouse Estate & Gardens to stroll around the lush, romantic gardens. Hop on that ferry and head into St. Thomas for the night. Uber-romantic Old Stone Farm house is the ambiant, old-world setting for your first day's dinner. Linger over the seaside small plates at Oceana Restaurant, and top the night off sipping cocktails at sultry Elizabeth's.


1

Caneel Bay Resort

user rating

Location:

P.O. Box 720
A couple of miles outside of Cruz Bay
00831 Caneel Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 776 6111
fax: +1 340 693 8280


3

St. Peter Greathouse Estate & Gardens

Location:

6A St. Peter Mountain Road, Route 40
00801 Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 774 4999
fax: +1 340 774 1723


4

Oceana Restaurant and Wine Bar

Location:

Villa Olga in Frenchtown
Follow the main road back, passing Craig and Sally's. At the end of the road you will see Oceana.
00802 Frenchtown, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: 1340 774 4262
fax: 1340 774 4841


Day 2 - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas


You'll spend most of your second day romping around one of St. John's most stunning attractions, Cinnamon Bay. Snorkel around the azure waters and stroll hand-in-hand along the gleaming white sands before heading into St. John, where you'll spend the rest of the day dining, drinking and gazing out from one of the island's best vantage points.

Casual Rhumblines will make for a relaxing alfresco lunch. Brave the crowds and soak in a truly stunning sunset at Mountain Top, well-touristed but still a must-see. Dinner will take you to local hot-spot and haven of hipness Epernay, where you can spend hours sipping wines.


3

Mountain Top

Location:

Route 33
(St. Peter Mountain)
00802 Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 774 2400
fax: +1 340 777 4691


5

Epernay Wine Bar and Bistro

Location:

Route 3016
Right in the center of Frenchtown
00802 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: 340 774 5348


Day 3 - Charlotte Amalie, Smith Bay, St. Thomas


Start your third day at little-visited St. Croix's best beaches and snorkeling waters, Jack and Isaacs Bays. One of the few restaurants on St. Croix, Indies will wow you will sumptuous local flavors. For the rest of the day, head back to St. Thomas. No trip to the US Virgin Islands is complete without a little shopping. You can join the masses at one of the duty-free mega-malls, or head to Tillett Gardens, home to local artists galleries among other entertainment options. Dinner takes you to award-winning Agave Terrace, where tropical atmosphere and exquisite cuisine is yours for the taking. Head back to Tillett Gardens and enjoy an evening show at well-regarded Pistarkle Theater/


4

Tillett Gardens

Location:

4126 Anna's Retreat, Route 38 (Smith Bay Road)
Across from Tutu Fire Station
00802 Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 775 1929
fax: +1 340 775 9482


5

Agave Terrace (Point Pleasant Resort)

Location:

6600 Estate Smith Rd
Point Pleasant Resort
00802 Smith Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 775 4142


6

Pistarkle Theater

Location:

Tillett Gardens
(across from Tutu Park Mall)
00802 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: 340 775 7877
fax: 340 776 6119


Day 4 - Nazareth, Subbase, Charlotte Amalie, Lovenlund


Your fourth and final honeymoon day will deliver over-the-top romance. Spend the early part of the day swooning at remote and aptly named Honeymoon Beach on St. John. Have an ideal alfresco lunch at St. Thomas' Blue Moon Cafe before hitting the skies. Air Center Helicopters is your outfitter for dazzling bird's eye views of the islands. Get back in time for your sunset champagne cruise with Heavenly Days. Your final dinner will be at uber-romantic Old Stone Farm house, where the old-world ambiance will make you swoon.


2

Blue Moon Cafe

Location:

6280 Estate Nazareth
Secret Harbor Beach Resort
00802 Nazareth, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 779 2262


3

Air Center Helicopters

Location:

Crown Bay Cruise Ship Dock
00801 Subbase, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: 340 775-7335
fax: +1 340 774 7133


4

Heavenly Days

Location:

7150 Bolongo, Route 30 (Bovoni Road)
Bolongo Bay Beach Club and Villas, Bolongo Bay
00802 Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 775 1800 / +1 800 524 4746
fax: +1 340 775 3208


5

Old Stone Farm House (The)

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Location:

Route 42 (Mahogany Run Road)
(Near the Mahogany Run Golf Course)
00802 Lovenlund, U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:

tel: +1 340 777 6277
fax: +1 340 777 6985


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