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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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What is your Quarantine Silver Lining?

Back in September of 2017, those tested by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria were stunned by all the damage. What we might have once taken for granted, was shockingly gone. As much as we try to describe the powerful forces of Mother Nature to others, no one would truly understand the magnitude unless they […]

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What To Do in the VI during COVID-19

The world as we know it (or knew it) has been ripped from beneath us like a rug. We recognize that these are scary times and the uncertainty is draining us all. It is important to maintain our health now more than ever and to be overly cautious about spreading germs throughout the island and […]

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What To Do VI’s Response to COVID-19

Just as everyone else, we have been working on adjusting to the current circumstances and trying to understand how this will impact us, as well as other businesses, lives, and in general the US Virgin Islands. Our hearts go out to everyone that is affected by the novel coronavirus and we want to be here […]

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A Brief History of the Virgin Islands

THE ROCK IS FORMED The U.S. Virgin Islands, known as “America’s Paradise” has a long, complicated and quite interesting history. Geologists believe that 100 million years ago, the earth’s crust (tectonic plates) began shifting enough to cause the eruption of the volcano that created St. Thomas. Once the lava cooled (about 22 million years ago) […]

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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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Fruit Tree on the Northside of St. Thomas

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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Bougainvillea and Monarch in the Virgin Islands

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the VI

It is already October and that means a month-long of Halloween music, themed parties, cool crisp air and pumpkin spice lattes (the latter for those that happen to be stateside, at least). October also means breast cancer awareness month! Because we cover local businesses and of course support this cause (we are women-owned by the […]

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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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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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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, 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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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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