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Beach Bar

Beach Bar (Wharfside Village, 5000 Enighed Lane, Cruz Bay, St. John 00830) – Beach Bar’s location in Wharfside Village is a great setting for both daytime beach parties and evening get-together with friends.

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Buddha Sushi

Buddha Sushi (Route 38, 114-3 Estate Frydenhoj, St. Thomas) – this restaurant offers an extraordinary new concept — providing the best of contemporary Japanese cuisine and Sushi in an exciting, yet intimate setting. The architecture and decor is a well balanced blend of beautiful arches and pagodas with bright vibrant colors. The building itself has […]

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Havensight Mall

Havensight Mall (Southside, St. Thomas 00802) – various shops can be found here (offering duty and tax free shopping), along with amenities such as a post office, ATMs (from Bank of Nova Scotia and First Bank) and a pharmacy. Near this mall are other shops, such as A.H. Riise, H. Stern and Royal Caribbean (the […]

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Beach Café

Beach Café (Westin Resort, St. John) – this is a more formal beachfront restaurant with a fantastic open air bar that is open for dinner. Some nights they have live entertainment, and others, buffet style themed dining. The resort does a great job in mixing up the selections.  

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Banana Tree Grille

Banana Tree Grille (Bluebeard’s Castle, Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas) – this restaurant offers fine dining overlooking the world-famous Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Items on Banana Tree Grille’s menu ranges from Asian to Caribbean, Mediterranean, and steaks, as well as the failsafe seafood meals. Many visitors on TripAdvisor.com have highly rated its food & service.

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Blackbeard’s Castle

Blackbeard’s Castle (Lille Taarne Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas) – this “castle” (a.k.a. Skytsborg Tower) was actually built by the Danish around 1674-1680 as a watch tower for guarding the port of Charlotte Amalie – going back to the days when the Virgin Islands were a haven for pirates intent on raiding ships leaving the […]

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Annaberg Plantation

Annaberg Plantation (St. John) – this 18th century plantation was among those used by Danish colonizers to produce sugar, rum and molasses. Annaberg was named after plantation owner William Gottschalk’s daughter and translates to Anna’s Hill. Slave labor was used to clear densely forested hillsides and to terrace the slopes around Annaberg to make farming […]

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About U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands (BVI), located between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, consist of three islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas). The most populous of the three is St. Thomas (whose population is 51,634 – out of USVI’s total population of 104,737). USVI’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located at St. Thomas. […]

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Shopping

In Old San Juan, Calle Fortaleza and Calle San Francisco have everything from T-shirt emporiums to jewelry stores to shops that specialize in made-to-order Panama hats. Running perpendicular to those streets is Calle Cristo, lined with factory-outlet stores, including Coach, Gant, Guess, and Ralph Lauren. On weekends, artisans sell their wares at stalls around Paseo […]

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Atlantic Beach Bar

Atlantic Beach Bar (Atlantic Beach Hotel, 1 Calle Vendig, Condado) — The oceanfront-deck bar of this hotel is famed in the gay community for its early-evening happy hours. But the pulsating tropical music, exotic drinks, and ever-pleasant ocean breeze would make it a hit in any case. Good food is also served on deck.