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STT757
December 5th, 2004, 12:43 PM
From my August vacation, this was my fourth visit to the US Virgin Islands, My Fiancee's first. The Summer is a great time to go because the hotels are more affordable, it's a bad time to go because it was [/b]HOT.

Enjoy..

The first three days we spent on St.Thomas, at the Frenchman's Reef Marriot, the hotel stradles a cliff over looking both the Carribean and Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

Cruise ships passing right outside our balcony, first one's Holland America.

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Carnival

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View of the hotel from the road

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View of our room from the pool, our room is on the top floor second from the right.

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Front lobby

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View of the pool from our room

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Sunset over Charlotte Amalie Harbor

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The Hotel's private beach around the cove, Morning Star Beach.

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View of the Hotel from a Water taxi

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Over view of the main Town (Capital) of St.Thomas Charlotte Amalie, note the Seaplane taking off in the Harbor. The Seaplane service offers hourly departures to St.Croix, San Juan PR and the British Virgin Islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda.

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Most beautiful beach on St.Thomas, Magen's Bay

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Charlotte Amalie's main Street shopping district, lots of Jewlery! All duty free.

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Cruise Ship in Charlotte Amalie Harbor

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Port Royal Yacht club on St.Thomas where we would take the Westin Hotel's ferry to the Westin on St.John, huge yachts. The one in the picture was homeported in Sandy Hook NJ, Bruce or Jon?..

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Westin Ferry

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Next up, St.John..



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TLOZ Link5
December 5th, 2004, 02:26 PM
I miss the Virgin Islands. It's been so long since I went there.

STT757
December 5th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Enroute to St.John;

Passing the Atlantis Submarine, provides underwater tours of Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture229.jpg

Sailboat making the crossing

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The Westin Ferry brings your from the Port Royal Yacht Club on St.Thomas (near the airport) directly to the Westin Resort's beach on St.John, here's a picture of the Westin's beach from the ferry at the dock on St.John.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture191.jpg

Another view from the ferry, beach and guest room buildings.

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The building my Fiance and I stayed,

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Main Lobby

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Pool

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St.John's main town, Cruz Bay.

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Mongoose Junction shopping center in Cruz Bay

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Most of the Island of St.John is a US National Park, here's some photos from within the park.

Trunk Bay

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture147.jpg

Cinamon Bay
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture145.jpg

Lone sailboat moored at Maho Beach

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St.John's other resort, Caneel Bay

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St.John's Original settlement, Coral Bay

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Trip home.

St.Thomas Airport

Boarding our Continental Airlines flight back to Newark

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On approach to Newark Liberty Interntional Airport, Manhattan Skyline on a late Summer evening.

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STT757
December 5th, 2004, 02:37 PM
Enroute to St.John;

Passing the Atlantis Submarine, provides underwater tours of Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture229.jpg

Sailboat making the crossing

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture194.jpg

The Westin Ferry brings your from the Port Royal Yacht Club on St.Thomas (near the airport) directly to the Westin Resort's beach on St.John, here's a picture of the Westin's beach from the ferry at the dock on St.John.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture191.jpg

Another view from the ferry, beach and guest room buildings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture190.jpg

The building my Fiance and I stayed,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture182.jpg

Main Lobby

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture131.jpg

Pool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture126.jpg

St.John's main town, Cruz Bay.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture137.jpg

Mongoose Junction shopping center in Cruz Bay

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture178.jpg

Most of the Island of St.John is a US National Park, here's some photos from within the park.

Trunk Bay

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture147.jpg

Cinamon Bay
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture145.jpg

Lone sailboat moored at Maho Beach

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture164.jpg

St.John's other resort, Caneel Bay

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture142.jpg

St.John's Original settlement, Coral Bay

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture168.jpg

Trip home.

St.Thomas Airport

Boarding our Continental Airlines flight back to Newark

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture253.jpg

On approach to Newark Liberty Interntional Airport, Manhattan Skyline on a late Summer evening.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture260.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture263.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/STT757/Virgin%20Islands/Picture264.jpg

NYatKNIGHT
December 7th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Love the U.S.V.I. - I went down to St. Croix in 1990 after Hurrican Hugo caused severe damage and wound up staying there for a few months. St. John's is incredible. Beautiful photos, STT757.

londonlawyer
December 7th, 2004, 11:22 AM
Great pics. Thnx for posting them.

P.S.: Do chicks go topless there?

thomasjfletcher
December 7th, 2004, 12:36 PM
you should try Tahiti mate----cor blimey!!

londonlawyer
December 7th, 2004, 12:57 PM
I've always thought that Gaugin had the right idea -- Escape the rat race; go to Tahiti, and take countless 16 y.o wives!

NYatKNIGHT
December 7th, 2004, 01:30 PM
Do chicks go topless there?
Yes, but most don't. There are undeveloped stretches of beach on St. Croix where anything goes (and I mean anything), but not at any of the resorts I've been to.

When my tiny plane first touched down in St. Croix the last time I went, a friend was waiting on the runway barefoot, wearing just shorts, and carring a six-pack of beer. No rules whatsoever. But that was the mid-90's, I get the feeling they might have cracked down a little since then.