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Travel Tales: U.S. Virgin Islands

March 26, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
It’s been almost four years since we first visited the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the time, my husband thought it would be the perfect place for a relaxing, secluded honeymoon, and he was right.

A Caribbean Tourist Destination

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A National Park in Paradise

St. John, like St. Thomas, is very hilly. It’s full of steep, narrow roads that curve so sharply, drivers honk their horns to warn any unseen, oncoming drivers. The island has two towns on each end: Cruz Bay to the west, and the smaller Coral Bay, at the east.



Coral Bay, on the eastern end of St. John


Honeymoon Beach, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

A Variety of Cuisines

The islands have some great restaurants, including Zozo’s, which serves Italian fare, and was down the hill from our condominium. The restaurant at the Inn at Tamarind Court has guest chefs that serve a different cuisine every night. We ate there on Creole night, and the food was excellent. The server told us the chef had the seafood brought in from New Orleans each week.

Island Hopping

We also spent a day visiting the British Virgin Islands, a group of 50 islands within sight of St. John and St. Thomas. During our daylong excursion, we toured the Baths on Virgin Gorda, a series of limestone boulders found nowhere else in the Caribbean. The day also included snorkeling; the islands offer hundreds of locations to see colorful aquatic life.
Emily Coakley
Senior Writer, Web Guides
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