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After reading a few posts over the past few days it had me thinking that why not post our favorite things to do in the islands. I'm not a full time resident myself but am a property owner that visits somewhat frequently (STT). Here are a few of my favorite things.

1. Pedicure at Dona's on Cassie Hill...she is not part of a resort. Smith Bay Road a block from Coki. This generally gets me in the island feel. After another depressing midwest winter she always takes care of my feet. Even with those stateside banned "shavers" that work the best she still has them available. It's the only thing that works for my feet.
2. Dinner with Anna at the Toad and Tart. You will always walk away with a smile, a story and a happy belly.
3. Day trip over to Miss Lucy's on St. John. Beautiful views and great food.
4. Follow that day trip to Trunk Bay, ace in the whole!

Well those are my favorite things.

Posted : June 8, 2011 12:59 am
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1. Unplug - no laptop or cell phone the first couple of days.
--from here not in any order and go well on STT or STJ
People watch & chat
Late afternoon cocktails
Dinner - I too like the T&T
Ride the ferry
Sit on the beach at night with a bottle of Cruzan Dark and watch a full moon pass over
Ride the Safari
Read - with a chain of beautiful volcanic islands in the background

Posted : June 9, 2011 11:42 am
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Ride the people ferry to/from St John at night - sit atop and stargaze.
Breakfast at Magens
Snorkel Sapphire & Coki
Anything on a boat / any boat
Trunk Bay
Day trip to BVI/White Bay
smelling the Scent of the Island
Saying hello to old friends

Posted : June 10, 2011 8:18 pm
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Honeymoon Beach/Water Island

A day under the palapa, reading a book, QAC (Quiet Afternoon Cocktail), refreshing swim in Druiff Bay
Monday night at the Movies
Bingo and Wii at the pavilion
Joe's Beach Bar

Posted : June 12, 2011 9:32 am
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1. Sitting on the porch w/cool breezes
2. Lounging on Honeymoon Beach
3. Lunch at Heidi's and/or Saturday night dinner
4 And a long quiet and sometimes noisy visit with my sister

Posted : June 13, 2011 7:58 am
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* 7:00 AM walks along Sapphire Beach with my children to look at the new "Gifts from the Sea." (sea glass, shells, etc.)
* Morning snorkels at Sapphire Beach to watch the turtles and and stingrays enjoying breakfast. Priceless!
* Burgers at "Shipwreck Tavern"
* Open Air Market in Charlotte Amalie
* Renting a Jeep on St. John to explore all the amazing Beaches in one day.
* Waterlemon Cay..........saw my first Octopus, too many Turtles to count, as well as a large bed of Sea Stars in the grass.
* Grabbing a float..........and bobbing in the water for hours just chatting with our children, no cells phones, face book, or other teen distractions.........just some good old face time.

Posted : June 13, 2011 9:31 am
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What a great post! I have been to the island 3 times - each for 7 days - and I leave for my 4th week early in the morning tomorrow! Here is what brings me back :

Being unplugged for 7 days! No cell, no email, no internet, no facebook - nothing!!!
The people - so nice, friendly
Lime Tree beach - a beautiful almost private cove and when you get tired of the sun you can drop in the pool, swim up to the bar and cool off with a cocktail
Bela Blu restaurant - the food is delicious and the atmosphere is sublime...
panoramic views while cruising around the island - love turning a corner and catching another breathtaking view

Posted : June 17, 2011 10:05 pm
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here goes:

1. Sunset Sail through the harbor, sipping rum punch
2. Looking back at St. Thomas from Honeymoon Beach St. John
3. Live music & crab at iggies
4. Drinking a Bushwacker at happy hour wtih Steel Pan playing softly in background
5. Reading good book in a hammock on the beach

Posted : June 18, 2011 9:21 am
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there are so many favorite things . . . .

1. Having the girls at the Avis counter come give me a big hug when I first arrive
2. Watching the sunrise from the little beach at Point Pleasant
3. Relaxing at Lindquist Beach
4. Taking a 4 wheel drive down to Njelteberg (spelling?)
5. Enjoying the breeze when I open all the windows and doors to my condo
6. Friday nights at T&T for Fish and Chips
7. Exploring St. John
8. Kayak eco tour of Hassel Island - will try the mangrove one next time I'm down.
9. Having a great hamburger at Latitude 18
10. snorkeling at any of my favorite beachs on STT and STJ
11. Having lunch on the Willy T


Posted : June 20, 2011 1:57 pm
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Here is my list:

Drinking an ice cold Budweiser on the beach.

Is it really considered a list when there is only one item?

Posted : June 28, 2011 2:06 pm
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My list things to do in STT...
Jacuzzi in mariott during sunset
Swin with turtle, baby shark and ray
Coral World in Coki
Take pictures
Go to St John visit all the beach and have lunch in skinnylegs
Go to puerto Rico 
Go to jost Von dyke, have cocktail and play "the game" on the trees
Catch a lobster (little shark island) and Eat on the beach
Drink/ eat a real coconut
Buy hook jewelry
Go Sailing
Go surfing or paddle in hole bay
Eat on all sushi places
Make love on the beach
Smoothies in coki beach
Have massage on beach by nathanael
Drink a coco loco on malones
Make overdose of coconut shrimp
Drink too many Miami vice and frozen drinks
Do yoga on Beach
Play dominos with local peoples
Go on strip club
Relax in red hook
Do laundry

Posted : June 28, 2011 2:25 pm
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Having lunch on Willi T too 🙂

Posted : June 28, 2011 2:28 pm
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There are so many, but...
Hearing "Welcome to St Thomas" on the plane
Steel Pan Music with dinner at Agave
Carnival night at any resort
Magens Bay on Saturday
Taking the ferry to St John
Mountain Top
Kilnworks to add a piece to my collection
Fungis for lunch, then walking to Coki Beach
The Vendors Plaza
The Greenhouse St Thomas French Toast
Dinner at Romano's
Bluebeards to watch cruise ships leaving before dinner at Banana Tree Grill
Sunday beach party at Sapphire (too bad)
Eunice's Terrace (too bad again)
Dancing at Club Z afer dinner at Old Mill (showing my age)

Posted : June 29, 2011 12:34 pm
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Where to start:

Stepping foot onto St. John ground
Watching the sunsets
Maho Bay Beach
Gibney Beach
BVI's - especially Ivan's Stress Free Bar and being greeted by Ivan!! MUUUAAAAHHHH to you Ivan!
Cafe Roma
New Horizons Charters
Beach Bar (people watching)
Miss Lucy's
Ron's Pizza
And my favorite of all: The Tap Room for a Rootbeer with Vanilla Cruzan Rum!!!!!!!!

Posted : July 5, 2011 4:56 pm
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being alive and being able to visit the virgins year after year. The rest of the list will fall into place.

Posted : July 6, 2011 8:07 pm
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Stepping off of the plane and getting hit with that warm, humid, salty air and feeling the stress just pour from my body...the rest is icing on the cake 🙂

Posted : July 7, 2011 1:43 pm
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My favorite things:

The beautiful colors of the ocean
The warm of the St Thomas sun
Seeing friends we have made over the years
School children in uniform
Ferry rides
Skinny Legs
Trunk Bay
White Bay
Soggy Dollar
Sapphire Beach
Driving on the left
Beautiful flowers
Friendly people

Posted : July 7, 2011 8:43 pm
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....walking down the stairs from the plane onto the tarmack and getting that feeling of "being home"...........can't wait to go back!

Posted : July 18, 2011 7:34 pm
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After so many years, Anna AND the Toad & Tart are closed....sorry to see her go.

Posted : July 19, 2011 8:52 pm
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Poohwear wrote:
After so many years, Anna AND the Toad & Tart are closed....sorry to see her go.

Let's not be too hasty here! The official close date is Sunday July 31st and until the close of business on that day I'll be open Thursday through Sunday with dinner served from 5:32-9:46 PM unless I change that info on the website and likewise change the message on the answering machine. Given the stress level right now which is enormous and the physical health issues caused by the stress, who can say for true, but I most certainly will keep everybody up to date as best as I can.

Posted : July 20, 2011 11:46 am
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