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Get Out of Your Winter Funk and Visit St. Thomas for Adventurous Watersports

We are not even officially in winter yet but perhaps the cold is already getting you down? Are you a beach bum stuck in the snow? Perhaps it’s time to plan a trip to the island of St. Thomas. Its 32 square miles is packed full of fun things to do and with gorgeous views […]

Best Places to Stay in St. Thomas

Now is the perfect time to get away for a sun-drenched vacation on a gorgeous Caribbean island. With so many great destinations to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. So let’s just go to one of the Virgin Islands (with duty-free shopping), popular St. Thomas. Following are three of the top-rated hotels […]

Your Caribbean Vacation: Why Rent a Private Villa?

Villa Etolie de Mer – St. Martin

If you want to experience the ultimate private getaway, then consider renting a villa. Many people book rooms in large hotels, thinking that they’ll experience the height of luxury, only to find themselves disappointed with the lack of privacy, or by simply feeling restricted in a […]

St. Thomas Day Sails – Local and Inter-Island

Fury Charters

Fine marinas, experienced sailing operators, state-of-the-art sailing craft, and some of the most amazing coastlines on this side of the Caribbean make St. Thomas ideal for getting offshore for an excellent day sail.

Many of the established day sail operators are based either on the eastern end of St. Thomas at […]

Sailing Excursion Classics Around the Caribbean

Even if you cannot take the time to skipper your own private yacht on a sailing excursion between various ports of call around the Caribbean, you can still make time to enjoy a half-day or full-day yachting experience at the island you are visiting already. My wife and I, along with our young son, have […]

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Caribbean Summer Cruising

Do as much as you like while out at sea, or do as little as you prefer. But, some excellent ports of call on its summer sailings make Norwegian Cruise Line a voyage experience where you’ll be excited to check out the island offerings along your route.

NCL is nothing if not innovative in its […]

Reader Cruise Review – Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas

My husband and I both enjoyed the cruise. We booked shore excursions with the cruise line for Curacao and Aruba and had a good time. We went on the aquatour with sea doos in Curacao and saw a great wreck while snorkeling. In Aruba we went on the sail and […]

St. Thomas Restaurants

This largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands also has a fine selection of dining spots that combine a range of culinary influence with plenty of exquisite and historic atmosphere. The chefs on St. Thomas are notable for their culinary achievements in this part of the world – the USVI has more per capita wine spectator […]

Caribbean Reading: Restaurants & Recipes of the Virgin Islands by Karin Donaldson

This colorful and well-illustrated large paperback is a lively exploration of the cuisine and dining locations of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. While restaurants come and go with amazing speed in the present world economy, Karin Donaldson’s book has an enduring value thanks to the particular […]

Reader Caribbean Cruise Review

Four of us on this cruise – mom, dad, 17 year old daughter, and a very fit and active grandma. Ship was great, although we only had one day at sea. Arrived at SJU port at about 4:00; no line – very different from the check-in lines in New Orleans form our last 3 […]