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Why Your Business Needs to be Listed in a Business Directory (and How to Do it)

Why Business Directories are Important, According to Google Although we love to talk about all things sun, fun, culture, accommodations, shopping—you name it—VI, today we wanted to talk about business directories, and why they are so crucial for your business. We are starting a new category of posts which are intended to help support local […]

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The ReCYCLE Room St. Thomas

The ReCYCLE Room St. Thomas, Spinning with Purpose

For our Local Business Spotlight this month, and #worldenvironmentday we wanted to do a quick post on a new cycling studio located at Buccaneer Plaza on St. Thomas. As we often get questions from people asking us what the best gyms on St. Thomas, or the VI in general, are (we have an entire post […]

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Azul Cafe St. Thomas

Healthy, Eco-friendly, and Delicious Food? See Azul Cafe.

The ever-changing face of the Havensight area is the dynamic that keeps it a hopping place for visitors and a new experience for locals. Gone is the famous Shipwreck bar and restaurant and the huge liquor store there to serve the ship passengers. Now one can go bowling while drinking and having a bite or […]

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Announcing: New Website with Innovative Features Made for You

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening! Please pardon our website hiatus but--we finally did it! You may have noticed that things look a little different around here on What To Do VI and we are so excited to finally announce our new and improved website. It was a long journey, but we are thrilled to bring you an updated [...]
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Longboard St. John

St. Thomas- a Foodie’s Delight

I’m constantly amazed that visitors to St. Thomas are so surprised by the unique and reliably delicious cuisine served on this “rock”. St. Thomas has been hosting travelers and vacationers for hundreds of years. It was a dependable inn at sea for explorers, the refuge for weary seamen, a natural stop-off for inter-island travelers and […]

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Marriott Frenchmans Reef St. Thomas

A Day at the Marriott Frenchmans Cove

In the recent past, the Marriott was one of the biggest and most sought-after resorts on St. Thomas. It had three tiers and options for accommodations. Whether you owned a timeshare, booked it as a regular hotel room, or wanted a more home-like stay on the beach- the Marriott had you covered. Unfortunately, since the […]

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Recommendations on What To Do in the Virgin Islands

Top 5 Things to Do This Summer in St. Thomas

Being that we are in the thick of the summer season, we thought it would be appropriate to put together our Top 5 recommendations on What To Do in the Virgin Islands. This week we will cover the Top 5 for St. Thomas…but don’t worry we will cover all of the USVI! Whether you are […]

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St. John Carnival

St. John Carnival Schedule 2018

  Yes, it is that very, very happy time of year again! We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable carnival! Here is your 2018 St. John Carnival Schedule: EVENTS JUNE 28 | FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPENING 7PM | St. John Village JUNE 30 | CHILDREN’S VILLAGE OPENING 6PM | St. John National Park JULY […]

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An Island of Entrepreneurs– Grit and Resilience in the Face of Catastrophe

We’ve mentioned before just how impressed we are with the local businesses that have either reopened or opened completely new businesses post-hurricanes IrMaria, and we will say it again. Going into the next hurricane season, we want to applaud the resilience that has been made so apparent of the Virgin Islands. It is not the […]

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Life After Apocalypse Town

Well, it’s been nine months now. That’s the equivalent to an entire gestation period of a human being, for reference. Anyone that was here in the Virgin Islands for Irma and Maria and chose to stay (or had not the means to leave or was obligated to remain) for the subsequent months is now relatively […]

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New Ownership of What to Do VI

What To Do VI is Under New Ownership

What To Do – VI has been sold to CD Paradise, an Economic Development Commission (EDC) member and business management and consulting firm with a depth of experience in the development and marketing of businesses, including Virgin Islands business services. Outside of the EDC, CD Paradise built the Pirates Treasure Museum in Havensight, acquired the […]

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Holding Back Progress Since Forever – Weird and Wonderful Coral Bay

It has been over four months since the hurricanes have passed. I know, with a fair degree of certainty, that I will not return to the islands to live. I envision myself visiting my old haunts, many years from now, as a tourist. My friends will have aged. Businesses and houses from my past will […]

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Virgin Islands Linemen

In Celebration of Linemen

The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have a new kind of hero. These men and women possess all the traits of myth. They are brave and selfless. They work in dangerous conditions. They give power back to the people – literally. They are the linemen who are restoring lights, refrigeration, computers, and all the conveniences […]

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What to Expect – The Realities of St. John Recovery, in First Person

Republished with permission By Fiona Russell Everyone who’s ever lived on St John has a story about their love affair with this stunning island of eclectic, creative people. I first visited from Puerto Rico with my family when I was 9 years old. I felt a deep peace here that called me home. Following Irma […]

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Big New Year Plans for What To Do’s Family of Restaurants

At What To Do – VI, we take pride in our family of advertisers. This group of restaurateurs and food service professionals has amazed us with their resilience and creativity. In the face of one of the worst disasters most of us have ever experienced, these heroes of the industry have bounced back with charity […]

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What Are You Grateful For?

We are grateful for YOU. This year has brought hardships to many, but through it all, we found love. We wish you, our island family, the happiest of holidays and a prosperous New Year!

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5 Last Minute Gift Ideas That Support the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands and many other Caribbean travel destinations were badly damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Based on research conducted by Virgin Holidays, many repeat visitors to the islands say that they will not be returning in 2018 because they believe the islands have not recovered sufficiently to support tourism. Whether this is true […]

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Bizarre Bazaar Coral Bay 2017

Astonishing Holiday Event Brings Brotherly Love to Coral Bay

Holiday spirit in the US Virgin Islands is as resilient as ever post-Irma/Maria. A shining example of this brotherly love happened a fortnight before Christmas this year in the tiny community of Coral Bay. The tight-knit town on the island of St. John was not daunted by ninety days without phones and power when it […]

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