Monthly Archives: June 2014

19 06, 2014

Discover Ecotours in St. Thomas

By |June 19th, 2014|Travel & Leisure, Travel Tips, USVI Travel|0 Comments|

Looking for a great way to spend your vacation in St. Thomas? Look no further! The Virgin Islands Ecotours have everything that you need to help you enjoy your vacation in the US Virgin Islands. If you are visiting St. Thomas, enjoy an afternoon of kayaking and snorkeling along the Mangrove Lagoon. The ocean along the island is crystal clear, allowing you to see straight to the bottom of the ocean floor.  During your adventure you will have the opportunity to witness native animals in their natural habitat. There are several species of birds native to the island of St. Thomas. Glide along the top of the water in your kayak and watch the wildlife all around you. Snorkeling guides will lead you along the coast as you swim over the fringing coral and shell rubble barrier reef in clear protected waters. Combining the snorkeling and kayaking experience allows Ecotours to offer a panoramic view of all that the island of St. Thomas has to offer. This excursion lasts for 2.5, 3, or 5 hours and will leave you wanting more. If you prefer to hike, take the Historic Hassel Island kayak, hike, and snorkel tour. This fun and exciting adventure will take you on a journey to explore all aspects of the beautiful island of historic Hassel. You will begin the journey in Charlotte Amalie's Harbor, taking a twenty-five minute kayak tour around the island, a quick hike to Fort Willoughby, ending with a nice relaxing beach excursion where you can rest under the shade or enjoy a guided snorkel.  You may choose between a 3 hour or 5 hour tour. While you are touring the beautiful island of St. Thomas, let your surroundings consume you and escape from [...]
17 06, 2014

Escape to the Gallows Point Resort on St. John

By |June 17th, 2014|Travel & Leisure, Travel Tips, USVI Travel|0 Comments|

How would you like to travel to a place that is only accessible by boat? St. John is the ideal destination to escape traditional tourism and travel. Fly out of the United States from any of the major cities into the St. Thomas Airport. From there, enjoy a taxi ride to the Red Hook Ferry Dock where one of the ferries will bring you straight to the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock on St. John. The short trip from the Red Hook Ferry Dock will take approximately 20 minutes, allowing enough time to settle into relaxation as you approach your home away from home. There are several places to choose from on the island of St. John, however the most luxurious experience awaits you at the Gallows Point Resort. Gallows Point is just a short walk from the Cruz Bay. The breathtaking views from the resort will leave you wanting more. Choose from a variety of views on the resorts property. The Ocean View Upper is a two story space with a stunning view of the beautiful island of St. John. Each Ocean View Upper is accommodated with a large living space, open bar to the kitchen, loft bedroom, and a gorgeous balcony to take in all of your surroundings. The Ocean View Lower is a split level living/kitchen area with an enclosed patio and porch. If you love to watch the boats leave and enter the harbor, the Harbor View Upper is the perfect choice for you. Enjoy a two story harbor view from these rooms. Each Harbor View Upper is equipped with a large living space, open bar to the kitchen, loft bedroom, and a balcony to enjoy the enchanting views of Cruz Bay Harbor. Keep [...]
12 06, 2014

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the U.S. Virgin Islands

By |June 12th, 2014|Destination Activities and Adventures, Travel Tips, USVI Travel|0 Comments|

The Caribbean, with beautiful white sand beaches set against translucent turquoise waters, is one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. There is nothing more relaxing than lounging on the beach and soaking in the sun. Once your beach body is perfectly bronzed and you are rested and relaxed, the U.S. Virgin Islands has plenty of activities and attractions to fill your days and nights for a truly unforgettable experience. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of three distinct islands: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas—each with its own style and flavor. When visiting the Virgin Islands, you will want to make it a point to spend time on each island. Here are ten things you must do on your vacation, grouped by island. St. Thomas This island has earned a reputation for luxury and lavishness. On Main Street, you can browse upscale stores such as Tiffany & Co. or Nicole Miller. Islanders dress conservative, yet casual so you do not want to get caught walking around wearing a bathing suit unless you are on a yacht or at the beach. 1. Magens Bay You will definitely want to carve out a few hours to visit one of the most photographed beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands, set against a lush green mountainous backdrop. The warm, tranquil waters have been compared to those in a deep soaking tub, making it one of the most swimmable beaches as well. 2. Main Street The shopping on Main Street is fabulous—not to mention duty free! There are over 300 stores in the area, some of which are located in former pirate warehouses. The best buys here include: China Clothing Emeralds Haitian art Jewelry Perfume Watches 3. Mahogany Run Golf Course You would expect nothing less from a world-class vacation destination such as St. [...]