Category: Local Advice

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PEOPLE Powered Profile: Karly Shenell of LaVajén Co.

We are picking back up our PEOPLE Powered Profiles segment and covering local business owners and entrepreneurs who are making their mark and doing big things in the USVI (yes, even despite this global pandemic). The first in our batch is a young woman and resident of St. Thomas who has recently launched a new […]

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St. Thomas’ Newest, Trendiest Restaurant | The Easterly

At long last, the highly anticipated restaurant opening of the year, The Easterly is officially open as of February 1 and the island has been buzzing since, high on their fresh food, refreshing drinks, unique ambiance, and overall story. Our Instagram feeds have been an endless loop of rosemary and charred sea salt-rimmed glasses, fall-off-the-bone [...]
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On a Mission to Instill Hope and Skills in the Youth of the Virgin Islands | My Brother’s Workshop, US Virgin Islands

Providing Life-long Skills Through Real Work, Mentorship, Counseling, and a Family-Oriented Network In a recent effort to help shed more light on different charitable programs in the Virgin Islands, we had the opportunity to meet with the owner and program directors of My Brother's Workshop on a tour of the facility to learn a little [...]
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Grocery Shopping in the Virgin Islands: a Complete Guide

The Best Grocery Stores in the Virgin Islands Whether you live on the islands or are visiting, it’s important to find the right grocery store to meet your needs—especially if you’re watching your wallet. The majority of produce, meat, dry goods, dairy, and other products in Virgin Island grocery stores must be shipped in. This […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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