ACTIVITES

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Everyone has a little different take on fun, excitement, and entertainment. To be inclusive of everyone we want to share some of the many activities you will find in the Virgin Islands. Hopefully YOU will find something intensely satisfying!

The cover photo reflects an Antilles EcoQuest dream day: earth, water, and sky. From this spectacular St. Thomas beach location, your biggest decision of the day is to swim in the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea. If you’re like us, we’d enjoy them BOTH!

 

Whatever makes you happy, FIND IT and spend as much time as you can enjoying.

 

TROPICAL FLOWERS

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If your passion is tropical flowers the island abounds with gardens, patios, and streets adoring a bounty of color and fragrance. Smell the sweet scent of a frangipani, wild gardenia, or jasmine. The Phantasea Tropical Botanical Gardens hosts an abundant array of orchids, tillingsias (air plants), heliconia, and bromeliads.

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ISLAND INHABITANTS

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Some very unique land animals make St. Thomas their home. You may view large iguanas, donkeys, tarantulas, red footed tortoise, or mongoose. You will need to leave the urban settings to see more than chickens. Look for mongoose at Magens Bay, donkeys on St. John, and the tortoise is a resident of Water Island.

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OCEAN LIFE

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The undersea world is the BEST part of the Virgin Islands. There’s no need to be an expert; grab a face mask/snorkel and put your head in. It’s that easy! Turtles and rays will typically be in the grassy areas. Octopus will be hiding in the crevasses. Move slowly and quietly, let the sea life find you.

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CHARTER A BOAT

Departing from Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas The VI Cat has an excellent sail to Turtle Cove and a romantic dinner sail.

KEKOA is a favorite in St. John. Well respected captain and crew.

If you prefer speed, check out Southern Hospitality, also located in St. John.

The sport fishing king of the the islands is Ocean Surfari.

Be your own captain, rent with St. John Dinghy Rental.

 

LOCAL FOOD

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Food trucks are not really our thing, but we have heard good reviews from others who enjoy eating from roadside stands. Look for Roti’s, pate’s, and pop up fruit stands along the roadways.

Brewers Beach road trucks. Johnny cakes, pate’s, and local cold refreshments.

The New Ashleys, just past the rental car pick up area on Airport Road, Excellent Roti’s.

Lakes Chicken, in Smith Bay. The chicken and Johnny Cakes are very, very delicious!

There is no mega or one stop shopping in the islands. K-Mart is the only big name retailer. Other grocery stores include: Moe’s and Food Center in Red Hook, Plaza Extra in Tutu, and two Pueblo’s one near each cruise ship dock.

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QUITE TIME

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Magens Bay and Sapphire Beach both have lounge chair rentals. Snorkeling can be very quiet and relaxing. Floating along with your ears underwater makes for a fantastic getaway from the world. Others find coffee shops a great place to unwind and people watch. Barefoot Buddha in Havensight has an excellent outdoor seating area and WIFI for patrons.

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EXCITEMENT

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Antilles EcoQuest has the MOST exciting activities in the islands! The FuN lasts for an entire day. Join us for an island adventure. Hike, snorkel, jump, body surf, discover your island connection.

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Antilles EcoQuest looks for ways to connect each person with what brings them joy. Let us help you find your island connection.
Beauty surfaces everywhere you allow yourself to observe.

 
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