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The Islander
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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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Linda Grimshaw
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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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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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Craig Fitzgerald
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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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painkiller rum drink st thomas food tour
jens cafe

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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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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Voodooudo
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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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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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brushyourideas
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for its incredible food & Shopping.  ?  ? 

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