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    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[b].

    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.



    Carnival




    View of the hotel from the road




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



    Front lobby



    View of the pool from our room




    Sunset over Charlotte Amalie Harbor






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




    View of the Hotel from a Water taxi



    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.



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





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



    Cruise Ship in Charlotte Amalie Harbor



    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?..



    Westin Ferry



    Next up, St.John..




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    I miss the Virgin Islands. It's been so long since I went there.

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    Enroute to St.John;

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



    Sailboat making the crossing



    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.



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



    The building my Fiance and I stayed,



    Main Lobby



    Pool



    St.John's main town, Cruz Bay.



    Mongoose Junction shopping center in Cruz Bay



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

    Trunk Bay



    Cinamon Bay


    Lone sailboat moored at Maho Beach



    St.John's other resort, Caneel Bay



    St.John's Original settlement, Coral Bay



    Trip home.

    St.Thomas Airport

    Boarding our Continental Airlines flight back to Newark



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
















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    Enroute to St.John;

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



    Sailboat making the crossing



    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.



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



    The building my Fiance and I stayed,



    Main Lobby



    Pool



    St.John's main town, Cruz Bay.



    Mongoose Junction shopping center in Cruz Bay



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

    Trunk Bay



    Cinamon Bay


    Lone sailboat moored at Maho Beach



    St.John's other resort, Caneel Bay



    St.John's Original settlement, Coral Bay



    Trip home.

    St.Thomas Airport

    Boarding our Continental Airlines flight back to Newark



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
















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    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.

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    Great pics. Thnx for posting them.

    P.S.: Do chicks go topless there?

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    you should try Tahiti mate----cor blimey!!

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    I've always thought that Gaugin had the right idea -- Escape the rat race; go to Tahiti, and take countless 16 y.o wives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer
    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.

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