(Closed) Virgin Islands?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been to St. Thomas.  It’s really nice.  We found it to be fairly “Americanized” for lack of a better word, and we didn’t really get the same culture and experience that we’ve gotten in other places we’ve visited.  But the water is beautiful, there’s great shopping, and we took an awesome snorkeling trip to St. John.  The food was great as well!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m in St Croix now. St Thomas is by far the most commercialized of the 3 islands. St Johns is more tropical and St Croix is between the two – we’ve seen maybe one or two stores we recognize in a week here. It’s lovely, but food is very expensive; much more than we’re used to paying. All are extremely beautiful.

Post # 6
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t need passport for US Virgin Islands – St John, St Croix, and St Thomas. The food is amazing. Lots of seafood, but nothing really out of the ordinary. I’ve had seafood for every meal, but tonight, for our last dinner, I had an NY strip steak (but we did have fish tacos as an app). But, for example, a typical lunch back in Texas would cost $25-$45 for the two of us. Here, our least expensive meal (that we didn’t cook at our villa) was $50 (cheeseburger and fish sandwich with fries and mixed drinks). Well, we did split a lunch (shared fish and chips), but with bottled water and a basket of bread, that was still $30 after tip. The food is quite creative, and we didn’t have one disappointing meal while we were here (which was not the case on my recent trip to NYC, for example).

Post # 7
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sorry, I also enjoyed a few glasses of wine with that dinner and my last post may be difficult to read. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask! We spent 9 days here and leave tomorrow morning!

Post # 9
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, $600 is crazy. I flew out of Austin (only other place we could’ve flown out would be San Antonio) and ours was $1340 total through Hotwire. A few weeks before I bought tickets, they were as low as $1100 but I was holding out to see if they would go any lower. Unfortunately, they went the opposite direction.

Post # 10
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583 posts
Busy bee

If you go to St. Thomas, you absolutely HAVE to take the ferry over to St. John – it’s the most beautiful and secluded of the VI’s and we’ve always stayed there.  Absolutely stunning.  St. Thomas is more commercially and cruise-shippy, whereas St. John is just pure beauty and very tiny; it’s like rural “mountain towns” but in the tropics.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

We’ve vacationed in St. John three times.  It’s amazing.  Gorgeous, small, mountainous.  Very island-y, but you’re not going to find much by way of culture because it’s also fairly Americanized.  It’s slower-paced, less to do.  you’ll find a few bars (not sure of any clubs, if you’re wondering), many restaurants, and different corners of the island to visit via car.  The snorkeling is amazing.  It can be expensive, from what I remember.  St. Thomas (where you’ll have to fly into) is way more resort-y and touristy.  Way more people hustling around, etc.  I am jealous you found a good deal to St. Thomas.  Darling Husband and I were looking just a couple weeks ago (found a great deal to the DR) and everything in the USVI was very expensive.  I was really hoping for St. John, but there are no all inclusive resorts.  The resorts we found on St. Thomas were kinda sub-par looking, In My Humble Opinion.  If you go, you’ll love it!

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