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The Islander
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February 5, 2018 6:57 pm  

We want to hear from you! Why do you Love ❤️  St. Thomas?  

  • What was your first introduction to St. Thomas?
  • What do you love most about the island?
  • What would your perfect day on St. Thomas look like? 
  • Is there something you always do when you visit St. Thomas?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing on your next visit? 

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beachtime
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February 6, 2018 12:35 pm  

The beaches are the reason I love the islands and the perfect day for me would be going to Magens with some of my beach essentials (beer, snacks & a book) I normally pick up the snacks at one of the gas station before I go to the beach, just remember to buy cans because glass bottles are not allowed.

I like to go to the right side past the bar, good people watching location but not too crowded. 

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Next time I visit I'm excited to see all the changes at Magen's and take a swim.


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Linda Grimshaw
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February 6, 2018 1:22 pm  

my husband and I picked St Thomas, a place we'd never been, to get married in 1992.  After spending an incredible day at Magaens, we exchanged vows on the deck at Bluebeards as the cruise ships pulled away at sunset.  Then we enjoyed Chateaubriand at the Banana Tree before finding a beach bar and dancing the night away.  The next day we left on the Sir Francis Drake, a Tallship that has since sunk, to see all the other islands in the USVI and BVI.  Since then we have been back at least once a year and never tire of the beauty and quirkiness of the islands.  So sad for all the destruction this fall but hope to return some day

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LadyMich21
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February 6, 2018 4:46 pm  

Our first visit to St. Thomas was off a cruise ship in 2004; our first on island week was in 2006; we bought our first week at Bluebeard's Beach Club in 2007 and our second in 2009.  We have been visiting beautiful St. Thomas every year since.  My perfect day begins with a hike up the hill; quick swim and a shower followed by some beach time.  Late lunch or early supper at Off the GRid, then back to the resort for a Bushwhacker for dessert.  Closing the night watching another incredible sunset and some time sitting on the balcony listening to the ocean waves rolling in on the backdrop of clacking palm fronds.

Besides the beach, sun and sea ... I love the people of St. Thomas and miss the many friends we've made over the years.  My plan for 2019 is to go back and make sure to support the businesses that have supported us every year while we visit.

Nothing beats a day on the beach ... can't wait to be back.

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tenacious
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February 6, 2018 8:44 pm  

We spent our honeymoon week at Bluebeards Castle in April 1978! It was our first time out of the states and my husband’s first plane ride. Loved Magen’s Bay, open air taxis, day trip to St. John’s, exploring ruins, all things tropical especially bushwackers and our sunset sail! We were hooked!

Returned to Maho Bay Camps on St. John with our 2 children for our 10th anniversary; chartered a catamaran in the BVI with 3 couples  for our 20th anniversary; and a monohull for my Captain and I for our 25th!

Next month we arrive at our northside villa with our 3 children, 2 daughters-in-law, 2 grandchildren, and my mother to share our 40th anniversary and the island we love with the family we’ve created!! xoxo Cannot wait to support the local economy in rebuilding after the hurricanes. As with marriage, some periods require more TLC than others. The effort is worth its weight in gold ❤️💕👙🏝⛵️🐠🧜‍♀️💕❤️


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Patricia Mastromonico
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February 7, 2018 5:37 am  

I love St.Thomas because of My First Experience there back in July of 1985.My MIL had a condo @Sapphire Village & I had stayed w/her for one week.I fell in love w/the view I could see from the mountain of the vast colors of blue water of the ocean.The pace then was so peaceful & I loved the water of the ocean because I could see my feet no matter how deep I went out.I felt safe & full of peace.The colors of the water, the colors of the flowers & trees,& the slow-paced life is what I loved during My First visit w/My 3-month-old baby girl.She would enjoy watching the swaying of the palm trees.I enjoyed the accents of the people I met it sounded like a song & compared to the Mainland.The Airport was like a huge hanger & one disembarked on the tarmac.

The way of life of Island life on The Rock is the reason I had decided to move myself & my 2 children. In December 1994, I moved to St.Thomas to be reunited w/My Ex-husband who lived on the island w/his parents.We had gotten an apartment "In Country" on the Northside of the island overlooking Mahagony Run, in St.Joseph & Rosendahl.I loved the openness of our home.The view from Our Lanai was gorgeous & we had so many flowers in our yard.Hibiscus of all different colors & the colors of flowers on the trees.

My Ex & My 2 Daughters loved going to Magen's Bay because it was down the road from Our Home.We would relax & just enjoy the day @ the beach.We also loved going to "Town" to go shopping or spending time in My MIL's Store in Trompeter Gade, "A Chew or Two" was a Chocolate Shoppe.When we first moved to St.Thomas it was close to Christmas & enjoyed the holiday w/the locals who were shopping.I even paid a lady to "Plait" my hair for the Xmas Holiday.She had styled it w/small beads & larger beads, it was so easy to live with.I had gotten a job as an LPN @ Sea View Nursing home in Bolongo Bay.The residents I took care of were My Family.I was welcomed w/open arms.I worked the 3-11 shift & on My Break time I would sit outside & look @ the stars.Because they looked so close as if to touch them.I miss that.

What I look forward to someday is to go back to St. Thomas to see all of the places I would go w/My Daughters that were destroyed by Hurricane Marilyn back in 1995.I also look forward to seeing some of My Friends I met when I lived there. Especially seeing the rebuilding of "Town" & the colorful houses "In Country".I want to see what is still there after the devastation of My Island Home since the 2017 category 5 hurricanes, did their damage.

I love St. Thomas because that is where I left My Heart & Happiness there.The slow relaxed environment is what I enjoyed the most!I miss the smiles of folks faces when you greeted them in passing them.

Patricia Mastromonico

 

 

 

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Craig Fitzgerald
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February 7, 2018 11:48 am  

I love St. Thomas because of my wife. She booked us a week long trip to St. Thomas in May 2016.  We stayed at Sapphire Beach Resort on the east end near Red Hook.  By the end of June we purchased a condo in D building. It was love at first sight I guess.
St. Thomas checked all of the boxes for us.  We love the people, the beaches, weather, proximity to other islands, food culture and the pace of life. We spent a lot of time traveling the islands looking for a place we felt we could settle into.  St. Thomas and the USVI is perfect for us.
There are so many amazing things it is really hard to keep track and list them all.  Now that we are part time residents we are trying new places to eat and check out every time we visit.  Can't wait to return in March.

 

Craig Fitzgerald

 


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islandmom4200
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February 8, 2018 9:25 am  

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Yes the beaches are of course awesome and noteworthy. But I love St Thomas for its incredible food! ...sometimes you have to scratch below the surface: the cheeseburgers and quesadillas tend to get us all muddled up and forget about the fungi, fresh mango smoothies, rice/peas and great curry chicken. Hello Rotis! Hello fried fish and stews...and painkillers and bushwackers!!!!!

I'd been to St Thomas a number of times but it wasn't until I took a food tour I started connecting the history with the food and seeing the food as a part of the island's unique roots. Flavors of St Thomas Food Tours was the company, and we tasted pork tacos and make our own rum cocktails. We went to Virgilio's and watched them make a banana fosters flambe -- with fire and everything! Very unique. Can't wait to eat through the island again soon and taste the St Thomas flavors....very different (ie fungi and kallaloo soup) but tasty.


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Regina Reams
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February 12, 2018 12:32 pm  

I love St. Thomas because of the people!!  Their warmth, generosity and tenacity inspire me.  

I went to St. Thomas in 2013, to celebrate my divorce.  😉   Stayed at Bolongo Bay, and was greeted every day with a smile, and they even arranged a little Bon Voyage for the top layer of my wedding cake, which was British fruitcake, so it's probably still down there, perfectly preserved.. 😎 

Coming back, bringing a friend, as soon as Bolongo can put us in a tent, or whatever we have to do.  We want to help rebuild, because St. Thomas re-built my soul.  


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Simonlady21
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April 26, 2018 10:08 am  

IT'S MY HOME! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT MY 32sq INCH MILES OF MY ISLAND! 😇  😇 


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Voodooudo
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May 8, 2018 9:02 am  

We make an annual trip to St. Thomas and stay at the fantastic Captains Quarters in East Caret Bay. The islands and its residents are some of the nicest you will find. I have developed friendships with many of the locals at the beaches and they always remember who you are when you show up. Never felt more welcome, never had a problem. The children are generally well educated, more so than in the states, and polite. As an ocean loving amphibian, I love these islands!


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billmcc
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July 15, 2018 4:13 pm  

I just returned from a cruise that stopped in St. Thomas and I wish I could have stayed the whole week. It was by far my favorite island of the whole cruise. I already told my wife our next vacation will be on St. Thomas. I know its early to start planning next years vacation but I cannot get St. Thomas out of my head. Any recommendations for places to stay or things I should not miss.


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August 3, 2018 2:26 am  

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