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Chartering a Boat in the USVI

The Ultimate Guide to Chartering a Boat in the US Virgin Islands

Welcome to Boaters Paradise The Virgin Islands has earned this affectionate nickname owing to its crystal-clear waters, calm seas, and myriad picturesque bays and cays that have graced many a stateside resident’s screensaver for decades.  When visiting the Virgin Islands and planning vacation activities, renting a charter boat for the day is regarded as a […]

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Bahamas Recovery What To Do VI

Ways you can Help the Bahamas

The hurricanes that hit the Virgin Islands almost exactly two years ago left an everlasting impact on the islands and the people that live here. The Virgin Islands remembers trying to pick up and put together the scattered pieces, the mental turmoil as well as the physical exhaustion, and we are still dealing with the aftermath […]

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Rocke City Pole Fitness St. Thomas

Pole Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Oh My. Q&A with Rocke City Pole Fitness on St. Thomas

Rocke City Pole Fitness is a newer fitness studio and concept to the Virgin Islands, located at the Crosswinds Plaza on the East End of St. Thomas. You may have heard of them already, maybe you tried a class or you are a die-hard enthusiast at this point. And if not, we recommend giving them […]

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St. Thomas Food Tours

Come Hungry, Leave Happy

The idea has been around forever…  the best way to understand a culture and its people is through the local food. That’s the point of the island’s original cultural, walking tour, St. Thomas Food Tours.  About the Tour The two and a half hour stroll through the gorgeous warehouse passageways of Charlotte Amalie’s historic district […]

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What To Do VI Business Directory

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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Photo of Sunsi Bay on St. Thomas

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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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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Extra Virgin Bistro

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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