Things to do
A small sampling of some of our favorites compiled by us for you.  Things change rapidly in the V.I., please call ahead to be sure.  There are to many restaurants to even begin listing them here.  Something for everyone's taste and budget.

 

 

 

 

Marina Activities
Just steps away from your condo!

Dive In!
A Full service PADI Shop just steps from your 
door at Sapphire Bay Resort Marina
  Dive In! is the ultimate way to experience scuba diving on St. Thomas, within the U.S. Virgin Islands!


Breakaway and New Horizons II 
Big and fast, these powerboats will swing you on a multi-island tour into the British Virgin Islands.  Passports required.

New Horizons  Day sails within the USVI. No passport required.

Kayak at VI Eco Tours
Just five minutes from Sapphire Village



 

Dive In!

 

 

New Horizons II 
Breakaway



New Horizons

Kayak the V.I.

Dive St. John
From pool resort lessons for the beginner to PADI certification and boat dives for the experts.
Dive the Rhone!



 

Stay (hopefully) dry and hit the links


Party in a parking lot!

Award winning food too!

Duty Free Shops
Need a little time out of the sun?  Take a day and go to town.  We recommend going early before the shops open and enjoy breakfast at Bumpa´s Sandwich & Ice Cream Shop - Fresh salads, sandwiches & ice cream. Also great baked items like scones and brownies. Open Breakfast & Lunch daily. Up above Diamond's International on the Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie.  Check out little Liberty Jewelry, a family favorite in the Royal Dane Mall.  For lunch you may want to try Craig & Sally's in Frenchtown just west of town.  To the right are some links to just a small cross section of shopping choices.

Liberty Jewelry

Little Switzerland

Cardow

Boolchand's

Mr. Table Cloth

Diamonds International

Visit American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook
The link at right list all the businesses.  Try a breakfast burrito at the Burrito Bay Deli then stroll the docks.  Molly Malone's Irish Pub is a fine eatery and people watching spot.
Check out the mega yachts while shopping or dining at Yacht Haven Grande (near town)

Cariga's at Bottoms Up
At Independent Boat Yard, Budget Marine 779-8935.  A locals favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner . Sight of the original "Poor Man's Bar".  Cold beer and friendly free advice.  Tough to find, past Red Hook and make a left into the boatyard just past Compass Point Marina, work your way to the left.


Cariga's


Parking can be tough for both of these restaurants at nearby Point Pleasant.  Take a taxi or be prepared to hoof it on an incline with steps.  Fungi's is located on the water's edge in an old dive shop.  Nice place to hang, it has a reasonably priced menu.

Agave has a wonderful view (but similar to the one from your condo) and a fancy menu.  If you like to walk, Point Pleasant has some very nice trails down to the beach.




Sunday Brunch

Get wowed at the Ritz-Carlton on Saint Thomas

or Caneel Bay in St John.  

 

The Charter Boat Center
Captain Al Day and his crew knows how to show  you a good time.


The Blue Moon Cafe
On the beach at Secret Harbor.  Good food, nice bar.

Great eateries.
Latitude 18
- Casual patio dining.  Serving Steaks, Seafood, Pastas. Super Live Entertainment. 779-2495  Get directions, beware the road - taxi drivers hate it, it's bumpy.
Roberts's American Grill at the Elysian Beach Resort. Mid to up scale, very well run.
Ainsley's
also at the Elysian, sandwich pizza cafe, same owner

Robert's American Grill
Latitude 18
Craig & Sallie's
Herve Restaurant
 & Wine Bar

Havana Blue
Iggies
Old Stone Farmhouse

Coral World
Five minutes down the road.  For those who wish to view the fish while staying dry.  It has a lot to offer and is great for the children.  Nearby Coki Beach has long been a favorite snorkeling spot.  Some argue it's grown too commercial.  Beat the crowds, go early.

Tremendous View of Town
Watch the Cruise Ships weigh anchor.  Nice little bar.  I have had many a memorable meal here.

Take the ferry to Saint John
Saint John is about 80% National Park with one glorious beach after another.  Snorkel the underwater trail at Trunk Bay.  Look for Kenny Chesney.  Shop & dine in Cruz Bay.  Just make sure you don't miss the last boat!  There are vehicle ferries also.  I prefer to travel light.  Remember, it's St. John, not St. Johns.

St. John Activities
Grab a towel, lunch and some snorkel gear and hit the beaches, one more beautiful then the next.  Multi-passenger open air taxis run to and fro all day. Try to plan it so you are at Trunk Bay before 4 PM so you can shower and change into something dry before dinner.  The Reef Bay Trail Hike is great!

National Park
Service

Guided Hike Schedule

Salt Pond Bay

Lion in Da Sun

Saint John Restaurants
To walk the width and breadth of Cruz Bay may take you 30 minutes.  For upscale try La Tapa, for low key try Hercules Paté.  It's a pocket sandwich in fried dough filled with meat, fish, vegetables or tofu.  Have Rolaids at the ready, yum-yum.  Dozens of restaurants to choose from here are just a few.

LaTapa


Morgan's Mango


Hercules Paté Delight

Skinny Legs
Nice place for lunch while touring St. John.  At the boat yard in Coral Bay

Woody's
Downtown Cruz Bay, next door to La Tapa.  Drink cold beer, hang out and people watch.  Good chow.  Find any empty seat just ask to join.


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