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Vote! 1) Best Beach and where; 2) Best Restaurant and where; 3) Best Other Activity and Where

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Vote! 1) Best Beach and where; 2) Best Restaurant and where; 3) Best Other Activity and Where

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Seriously hooked on St. Thomas; already gathering information to plan the trip next year. Would love votes on the above 3 topics and please ... add more topics as you think of them.

Posted : August 15, 2011 9:22 pm
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Based on my very limited experience on the Island, these are my picks: 1) Best Beach: Trunk Bay-St. John; (But I hear Cinnamon Bay is much better); 2) Best Restaurant-Cellars in Red Hook or close second Tavern on the Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie; 3) Best Other Activity: These guys run a boating business right down from "Best Tires" on Rt. 32 coming down from Elysian, Cowpet Bay, etc. You can rent 2 man inflatable boats with steering wheels, have a complete blast running all around the ocean, then jump out, snorkel, swim to a remote beach. Cruise price was $89 per person but non cruise rate is cheaper. I wish I could remember their names!!!

Posted : August 15, 2011 9:27 pm
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This is just my opinion

Best beach - White bay on JVD
Best restaurant - Craig & Sally's STT
Activity - day sail to the baths on Virgin Gorda

It also depends on what you are looking for & what are your expectations.

I loved Craig & Sally's for our anniversary dinner but we ate at Duffy's more then once just for the atmosphere. Same goes for the beaches. Some beaches are great for snorkeling and others for people watching or drinks.


Posted : August 15, 2011 10:49 pm
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Sapphire Beach STT
Shipwreck Tavern STT


Posted : August 16, 2011 6:58 am
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Sapphire, Smith Bay (formerly Lindqvist), Magens
Banana Tree Grille, Thirteen, Enkai
Daysail charter

Posted : August 16, 2011 8:09 am
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Best Beach: Sapphire
Best Restaurant: Duffy's for the fun atmosphere
Best Other Activity: Day trip to White Beach and Soggy Dollar Bar

Posted : August 16, 2011 7:40 pm
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Best Beach: Honeymoon Beach on Water Island

Best Restaraunt: Cuzzin's-- downtown for local food

Best other activity: Floating in the water or snorkeling

Posted : August 21, 2011 3:48 pm
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I spent a fantastic week with my husband on St. Thomas for our 10 year anniversary. We saw some great beaches, visited St. John, Water Island, ate at great restaurants, got some great deals shopping and enjoyed the beauty of the Virgin Islands. Please check out my overview and pictures at the following link for some ideas for your upcoming trip:

= ) Joanna

Posted : August 25, 2011 3:12 pm
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St Thomas:
Best Beach: Magen's--Water jogging waist deep along the shore line.
Best Restaurant: The Dairy--Take-out shakes up to Drake's Seat.
Best Activity: Star gazing--Love the sweet West Indian night.

St John:
Beach: Francis--Shade and baracuda hunting.
Restaurant: our own cooler, supplemented by the ginnup tree.
Best Activity: ruin trail at Cinnamon.

St Croix:
Beach: Davis Bay--body surfing
Restaurant: The Mango Smoothy place/petting zoo/woodworking shop along the rain forest road (name?)
Activity: Coming and going on the seaplane.

Posted : October 16, 2011 4:39 pm
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Best Beach: Anegada, Flash of Beauty.
Best Restaurants: St John: Fatty Crab, Hercules, local fare. Best Roti, on the hill overlooking the commercial ferry
Tortola: Banankeet for the view and the food works too, Sugar Mill, Big Bamboo, on cgb, for their garlic, ginger calamari (non breaded)

Activites: reading to the kids at night while they count shooting stars from the tramp.
Sunsets w/touch of rum. Underwater photography. skinny dippin.:-o

Posted : October 18, 2011 6:34 pm
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Still a Magens Bay FAn

Best restauratts : Thirteen and North Side Bistro

Best activity: I will mention two: Sunny Listons tour of island, and Yacht Nightwind charter

Posted : October 18, 2011 7:40 pm
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(tu) I LOVE Lindquist Beach very private and the only downfall is there is no bathrooms or food; but when you get there you won't even think about that! The view of St John and the BVI's takes your breath away. My husband Mark and I love this beach.

;)We are total foodies and love many places on St Thomas; but HANDS DOWN Havana Blue is the best place to dine in the VI. The view is amazing and the sunset there is a must to see. The food is special and always amazing and they have GREAT chefs who have been there for as long as we have been dining there ( 3-4 yrs). I get the miso glazed sea bass and my husband loves the filet and skirt steak. They have an amazing happy hour too either at Havana Blue or there bar underneath called The Sand Bar. We also enjoy there other restaurant Coco Blue for fresh fish and sushi ( they also have a great happy hour). both of these places have an amazing atmosphere.
We also love Craig and Sallys for the changing menu and HUGE wine list. There is no view their ; but the atmosphere is a view itself. The Chef is from NYC and is talented and you can always count on Craig and Sally to give you a menu that will have you coming back for more.
The best other thing to do is take a boat trip to the BVI"S and we think JOST is a must! We love the Daydreamer and the owners are great people and there boat is beautiful!
We also like to take the ferry to St John and visit the beautiful beaches there.

Posted : October 19, 2011 11:31 am
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There are bathroom facilities at Lindqvist Beach - Smith Bay Park - they are not masonry buildings - situated by the lifeguard stand.

Posted : October 19, 2011 12:22 pm

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