A 2019 US News and World Report – “Why Go To U.S. Virgin Islands “
The U.S. Virgin Islands are “America’s Caribbean Paradise” — the place to see moko jumbies dance at a Carnival parade, hear the lilting patois of a Creole dialect or smell the spices in a saltfish pate (all without losing cell phone reception). You can visit either St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix, or better yet, spend a little time on all three islands. That way you’ll get plenty of pampering, undisturbed nature and colonial history jammed into one vacation. And bonus: you can pay for everything with U.S. dollars.
Each island offers something different. Called “Rock City” for its hilly, craggy horizon, St. Thomas is known for luxury — from the mega-yachts moored in the harbor to the high-end storefronts along Main Street. Located a short ferry-ride east, St. John appeals to honeymooners and nature lovers, with more than 7,000 acres of dedicated parkland plus surrounding pristine beaches. Way down south in the Caribbean Sea, less-visited St. Croix has sugar cane plantations and rum distilleries that offer a glimpse into both the past and the present of the Virgin Islands….read more
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#1 in Best Family Vacations in the Caribbean
#1 in Best Caribbean Beaches
MAKE YOUR VACATION A HONEYMOON
RE-MARRY YOUR MATE
Looking to Surprise your wife or husband with a Marriage Vow Renewal Service?
There is no greater gift to give yourself or your mate than a Marriage Vow Renewal on romantic St. John, USVI! Anne Marie has assisted hundreds of couples in marriage vow renewals.
To re-marry your mate, with what you know so far, is truly a blessed experience. Consider your original wedding service – the Menu, and your marriage vow renewal service – the Meal. It’s an opportunity to bless and release your past, renew your love for each other in the present, and make a commitment to creating a joyful future together.
“Jeff and I cannot thank you enough for our wonderful 25th-anniversary marriage vow renewal ceremony on April 18th at Trunk Bay. It was absolutely perfect! The beach, our family, your words, our words; the service was so much more than we expected. I can tell you we have come back to New Jersey more in love than when we left and are ready to spend the next 25 years together even happier.”
Debbie and Jeff
The fee is $400 and includes your marriage vow renewal ceremony, at the time and place of your choice, and a lovely marriage vow renewal certificate. Anne Marie will meet you at your villa or favorite beach for an early morning wedding vow renewal before you go snorkeling or a late afternoon sunset ceremony before you go out to your honeymoon dinner.
Renewing marriage vows, while vacationing on St. John, in the US Virgin Islands, will enhance your island experience and truly Make Your Vacation a Honeymoon.
“We wanted to thank you so much. We renewed our vows on 12/21 on Trunk Bay. You made our marriage vow renewal so special and your warmth and kindness radiated through in our ceremony. The ceremony was the highlight of our trip.”
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TripAdvisor lists St. John as a top honeymoon destination
By United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
July 28, 2017
The highly influential TripAdvisor travel review site listed has listed St. John as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States”, according to the territory’s Department of Tourism.
The 15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals to select the honeymoon destinations that have the highest-rated rental accommodations, according to D.O.T. St. John, in particular, was praised for its “world-class beaches, unspoiled forest, and blissful solitude”.
TripAdvisor Rentals is the vacation rentals branch of TripAdvisor. Rental properties include beach houses, ski cabins, private islands, treehouses, and downtown apartments.
Known as “Love City”, St. John’s isolation is an attraction for honeymooners. According to TripAdvisor, “this secluded destination has no airport or cruise ship dock … to reach this side of paradise, fly into neighboring St. Thomas and hop on the public ferry (or splurge on a private water taxi).”
Two-thirds of the island is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, which in addition to the hiking trails, hills, valleys, and beaches on land, also encompasses thousands of acres underwater. St. John’s pristine waters offer honeymooners the option to snorkel, scuba dive or participate in water sports activities.
“You’ll be lounging on Honeymoon Beach, hiking the Reef Bay Trail, or snorkeling at Trunk Bay in no time. Later, you might find yourself shopping in Coral Bay or enjoying the nightlife in Cruz Bay before returning to your tropical retreat or clifftop villa rental,” TripAdvisor relayed.
“It’s great to see the U.S. Virgin Islands positioned among the top honeymoon destinations across the nation,” Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said. “We would like to thank all our visitors who wrote and continue to write reviews online and share their experiences with this online community of global travelers.”
An added incentive for U.S. citizens is the fact they do not need a passport to visit the USVI. Also, with $1,600 in duty-free allowances for U.S. residents, visitors and honeymooners can enjoy some extra shopping.
TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With more than 500 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – more than seven million accommodations, airlines, attractions and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travelers with the “wisdom of the crowds” to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat.