Things to Do in St. John USVI

Things to Do in St. John USVI~ A Random List Of Ideas:

 

 

Make a reservation and dine at Zozo’s in Cruz Bay.

 

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View of neighboring St. John Islands

Dine in Coral Bay at Aqua Bistro.

After your beach hopping days, grab a fresh fruit smoothie or adult milkshake from Colombo’s (intersection of Route 10 and Route 20).

MUST TO TRY…THE FUNKY MONKEY, YUM.

Hike the Reef Bay Trail and see the waterfall and petroglyphs.

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Salt Pond Bay

Snorkel at Waterlemon Cay.

Unwind at Jumbie Beach (my favorite) which has the views and beauty of Trunk Bay. No admission price and no crowds because of lack of parking.

Rent parasailing equipment or a dingy to check out neighboring beaches at Cinnamon Bay.

Rent Snorkeling equipment for the week for only $25 from Crabby’s in Coral Bay (best deal on the island).

If staying in a villa, buy your groceries at Love City Market (cheapest alcohol and groceries on the island).

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Francis Bay

Pack a picnic lunch from Sam and Jack’s Deli in Cruz Bay for the beach. A great gourmet NY style deli.

Eat breakfast at the Donkey Diner in Coral Bay. Great prices and you will not leave hungry.

Hire a private charter to see the neighboring islands of Norman Island, Cooper Island, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda (8th wonder of the world, The Baths).

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Maho Bay lookout

Great Charters that won’t break the bank and to see other islands: Bad Kitty & Palm Tree Charters. They both offer an open bar and best bang for your buck to see all the gorgeous sites.

Sail around St. John on the ship, “Breath” which is a St. John legend and was built on the island.

Go to Happy Hour at Woody’s in Cruz Bay in which they are famous for and best drink specials on the island.

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Jumbie Bay

Shop at Mongoose Junction & Wharfside Village.

Hike the Brown Bay Trail.

For Nightlife:

Go to the new sports bar, 420 to Center Bar, in Cruz Bay. It’s a baseball saying where the name is derived from.

Ask for “Sharkmen” (nickname of owner) great local flavor here. Great cheap drinks. Awesome new bar. They just opened not even a month ago and fully renovated.
Already becoming a great place to hang out.

Island Blues in Coral Bay. Awesome bar right on the bay overlooking the water and great drinks. With Kat the best bartender ever.

Skinny Legs, also a great bar to relax with the locals and have some awesome cheap eats for nightlife.

For Brunch or Lunch: Driftwood Dave’s in Cruz Bay. Great specials and awesome owner and staff. Probably the best Bloody Mary I have ever had. The chef trained at the infamous Johnson and Wales University in Culinary Arts (one of the best cooking schools in the country. Usually ranked in the top 5 schools in the world).

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Plants on Cooper Island

Also on certain days of the week: Live Music at the Westin, Shipwreck Tavern, and Aqua Bistro.

For just drinks on the beach.. The Beach Bar in Cruz Bay.

Best Lunch-The Tourist Trap, Sam and Jack’s, and Miss Vie’s (on the east end)

Take a Virgin Island Eco Tour (kayaking)

Check out the visitor center in Cruz Bay.

Gambling at the Parrot Bay.

Sunset hike at Ram’s Head (the most gorgeous sunset, ever!)

And after all, just relax. There are many “private beaches” here on the island to explore that I am not ever giving away and will NEVER post on this blog.

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Coral Bay Valley

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas

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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas USVI

A Rocking Resort I must say!

I am going to add a little more adventure and fun to this blog to give some insight on traveling to exotic and lovely destinations. The virgin islands are my favorite. I have been to every of the islands and have lost count how many times. I have stayed in resorts to villas. It truly depends on what you are looking for amenities and such. Here is my first travel review. Getting all giddy inside.

 

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At night on the beach at Bolongo Bay

 

About a year and a half ago. I ventured on a getaway to Bolongo Bay Resort in St. Thomas. Now, don’t expect a great entryway, gold floors, the finest of linens. However, expect great service, friendly staff, a great fun atmosphere for the entire family. It is in a great location. Close to the shops downtown, but far enough away and close to red hook which is near the ferry to St. John (a must to at least visit for a day). There are great restaurants and my favorite bar, Duffy’s Love Shack. Which I will post/talk about in future editions.

 

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My sexy pirate friend and Bolongo Bay

 

Every visit to Bolongo I have seen a couple getting married on the beach, truly romantic. There are volleyball nets, palm trees, a few restaurants (my favorite is Iggies), families with kids, it’s a true laid back experience. The beach is cute. Not the most beautiful on the island. A bit Rocky. However, most days If you get a chance, you may find yourself the only person on the beach. With a drink from the poolside bar, it will be like heaven. Watching the cruise ships coming into the harbor. There’s a little shack on the beach for fun little activities, such as parasailing, paddle boats, etc etc.

 

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Sign at Iggies Beach Bar… All sparkled up!

 

Bolongo also has a catamaran and diving instruction for certification. A sunset sail on their catamaran is the ultimate in relaxation and beauty and is a MUST to experience

The rooms are right on the water,practically. Not the Ritz Carlton, However, they are clean, comfy, and cool (ac). You are not going to be spending any time in your room day through night trust me.

It is by far the best resort on the island for the TRUE Caribbean feel. I also like that it is owned by a family and not some bigwig corporate hotel. A big plus in my book.

I look forward to returning again and again, as I already have!!