St. Thomas and the USVI & BVI

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Sara Meriweather

St. Thomas and the USVI & BVI

Exploring the amazing islands of St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island and the surrounding cays and British Virgin Islands

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St. Thomas Shopping

Need a break from the beach? Enjoy great duty-free shopping all over the island!

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Mountain Top
Sara:Best place for souvenirs on the island! And grab a famous banana daquiri and check out the incredible down-island view from the deck.
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Palm Passage

Best St. Thomas Beaches

Enjoy the best beaches on St. Thomas! Each has its own unique feel and character.

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Magens Bay Beach
Sara:Magens is hard to beat. It gets busy on cruise ship days, but just keep going to the left to avoid the crowds!
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Brewers Bay
Sara:The BEST beach on the island to watch the sunset!

Favorite St. Thomas Restaurants

Hungry? Check out our favorite restaurants on the island of St. Thomas!

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XO Bistro
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The Smoking Rooster
Sara:Great casual BBQ and nearby shopping in Havensight. Be sure to check the cruise ship schedules to avoid crowds!
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Gladys' Café
Sara:Classic. The best authentic/local cuisine on island!
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The Tap & Still Redhook
Sara:Our favorite place for great burger and beer!
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Senor Pizza
Sara:Our kids' favorite take-out pizza place!

Favorite Boats & Charters

Want a day on the water? Snorkel, fish, or just enjoy the views!

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Over The Line Charters
Sara:This is our favorite charter company for island hopping! Book your boat for a perfect day on the water.
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Ocean Surfari Charters
Sara:There is not a better fishing charter on the island! They will take great care of you, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned angler.
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Stormy Pirates Boat Charters
Sara:Stormy Pirates is a great option for semi-private charters, with itineraries for every type of adventurer!

The best of St. John

Hop on over to the island of St. John for some of the best beaches and dining anywhere!

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Trunk Bay
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Salt Pond
Sara:This beach is a little off the beaten path, but worth the drive to the east end of St. John!
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The Longboard
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Rhumb Lines
Sara:A hidden gem in Coral Bay, and the BEST. Pad Thai. EVER.
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Explore STJ
Sara:Great and personalized island tours of St. John!

Island Hopping - USVI

There are smaller islands and cays ready to explore!

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Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill
Sara:A great place to spend the day on Water Island!
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Water Island
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Rachael’s Rentals
Sara:Rent a golf cart for your day at Water Island! Great for exploring.

Vacation Necessities

Grocery stores and shopping for basic necessities while on vacation!

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  1. Virgin Islands Ecotours ~ Cas Cay Kayak, Hike & Snorkel, Kayak Rentals, Night and Sunset Kayak Tours
  2. Coral World Ocean Park
  3. Skyride to Paradise Point
  4. Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden
  5. Drake's Seat
  6. 99 Steps
  7. Pirates Treasure Museum
  8. Yacht Haven Grande
  9. Mountain Top
  10. A. H. Riise Mall
  11. Palm Passage
  12. Havensight Mall
  13. Port of Sale Mall
  14. The SHOPS at Yacht Haven Grande
  15. Lindquist Beach
  16. Magens Bay Beach
  17. Secret Harbor Beach
  18. Bolongo
  19. Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
  20. Brewers Bay
  21. XO Bistro
  22. The Smoking Rooster
  23. Gladys' Café
  24. Sib's on the Mountain and Sib's Cafe
  25. Sunset Grille at Secret Harbour
  26. Taco Chelles East End
  27. The Tap & Still Redhook
  28. Senor Pizza
  29. Island Time Pub
  30. Over The Line Charters
  31. Ocean Surfari Charters
  32. Stormy Pirates Boat Charters
  33. Trunk Bay
  34. Hawksnest Beach
  35. Salt Pond
  36. The Longboard
  37. Rhumb Lines
  38. Explore STJ
  39. Dinghy's Beach Bar & Grill
  40. Water Island
  41. Rachael’s Rentals
  42. Lovango Cay, U.S. Virgin Islands
  43. Plaza Extra East
  44. Moe's Fresh Market Redhook
  45. Food Center
  46. Cost U Less
  47. Walgreens

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