St. Thomas Journals

St. Thomas, USVI - America's Paradise

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A travel journal to St. Thomas by lubmac

Mahogany Run Golf Course Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands More Photos
Quote: St Thomas - a place to relax and soak up the sun or go, see and do. Either way, this Caribbean jem has something for almost everyone. It's an island of variety and history, of beaches and watersports, and has been tested and has bounced back repeatedly. Come and see.

St. Thomas, USVI - America's Paradise

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Overview

St.Thomas, USVI Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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There are so many things to see and do on St. Thomas. It's hard to narrow down the list. In my opinion though, you owe it to yourself to take the time to visit Drake's Seat. The seat isn't that impressive, but it's the stunning view that you have got to see! The image of Meagan's Bay stretches out before you in spectacular fashion. The blue sky, the turquoise waters, the horseshoe bay with the sparkling white sand beach will be emblazened in your mind and enter your blood, calling to you to return again someday. After that, visit the beaches, shop 'til you drop, check out the historical Fort Christian, golf, snorkle, or just veg out. You can find all kinds of music from reggae to steel drum to...Read More

Galleon Beach Resort

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Hotel | "Galleon House Hotel"

Galleon Beach Resort Photo, Key West, Florida
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Looking for a comfortable place in St. Thomas that won't leave you light on funds and yet has personal service and nice ammenities? Try the Galleon House on for size. The small hotel is located on Government Hill in the downtown area of St. Thomas and is situated with a view of the harbor and city that is truly wonderful. The rooms are inexpensive, not elaborate, but quite clean and comfortable. I stayed there for a week last time in St. Thomas, and was absolutely pleased. Every morning I made coffee (in-room coffee makers and refrigerator), walked out onto my private veranda, relaxed in the hammock chair, and watched the cruise ships motor into port. The price includes a marvelous homemade breakfast...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Galleon Beach Resort
617 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 296-7711

Diamond Barrel

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Restaurant | "The Diamond Barrel"

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Sample the local delicacies at the Diamond Barrel. This little restaurant serves up West Indian and Caribbean cuisine that will delight your tastebuds and not drain your pocketbook. Fresh fish dishes (I love the Yellowfin), Red Pea soup, curried chicken, and other specialties fill the menu, as well as local side dishes. My favorite side is fungi (pronounced FOON-jee) which is a mixture of cornmeal and onion that has another seasonal vegetable (like okra) blended in and cooked into a firm mush consistancy.(Don't be chicken- try it!!) Portions are large and service is friendly and laid back. You'll like it!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2000

Diamond Barrel
18 Norre Gade
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
(340) 776-9711

Zorba's

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Restaurant

Zorba's Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Zorba's has great Greek cuisine that will make your mouth water. Aegean Sea Shrimp made with feta cheese, tomatoes, shrimp, and greek spices and served over rice was my choice and it was a home run! The meal started with a greek salad and oven-fresh, whole-grain bread. Dessert looked like another Mount Vesuvius, only erupting chocolate - thank goodness I split it with someone! I couldn't have eaten the whole thing by myself. I slipped in for the baklava on another afternoon- flaky pastry, oozing with honey, and it was still warm- absolute heaven.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2000

Zorba's
Government Hill
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
(340) 776-0444

Hotel 1829

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Restaurant

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Impeccable dining, beautiful ambiance, and magnificent presentation await you at the Hotel 1829. When it's time to just forget prices and spoil yourself and your companion, THIS is the place. The menu is vast with it's continental selections, including Chateaubriand, Red Snapper Oscar, Rack of Lamb, and Medallions of Veal. Get tableside-tossed spinach salad or a souffle. The sky is the limit and the chefs of the Hotel 1829 will make your evening one to remember. Service any finer will be hard to find. Oh, if you eat on the veranda, you can also enjoy gazing at the moonlight on the harbor.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2000

Hotel 1829
Government Hill
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804
(340) 776-1829

Mahogany Run Golf Course

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Attraction

Mahogany Run Golf Course Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Mahogany Run is a challenging course designed by George and Tom Fazio. The landscaping is gorgeous and sculpted to fit the hills. The fairways are a little narrow at times, but that just makes one concentrate on accuracy instead of distance. The greens are smooth and lush, some with bunkers that end up being a help instead of a hazard. The crowning touch to this course are holes 13, 14, and 15, known as the Devil's Triangle. The green for 13 is a fun one to land without rolling off and into the drink. Hole 14 is a tough par 3 that goes across a small cove well below the tee box and green. (Yes, 1 of my golf balls is down in the floor of the cove.) And to round out the triangle, 15 is a long par 5 th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2000

Mahogany Run Golf Course
Route 42 (Mahogany Run Road)
Lovenlund, St. Thomas 00801
+1 340 777 6006; +1

Coral World

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Attraction | "Coral World, USVI"

Coral World Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Coral World was a nice way to spend the better part of a day while in St. Thomas. The day we were there, the park wasn't crowded, so we were relaxed and had no pressure to hurry while checking out the exibits. They have all sorts of pools and ponds with everything from young sharks and stingrays, to sea turtles and a host of fish varieties. There are aquariums, a mangrove lagoon, and a tropical nature trail to enjoy, but the big attraction is the underwater observation tower. The tower has 3 levels, each with a different view. The upper level is open air and offers great views of the surrounding islands and sea. The mid-level houses the Predator Tank, featuring full grown sharks and other sea pr...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 26, 2000

Coral World
Route 388
Smith Bay, St. Thomas 00802
+1 340 775 1555; +1