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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Many visitors to the island love this kitschy parking-lot bar/restaurant, replete with a giant shark replica that snaps and bites to the Jaws theme song when you buy a sharkbowl drink that serves 6!! :) ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Lovely little restaurant in Redhook serving great food in a more intimate atmosphere.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Open air pizza place in Redhook that has decent pizza, other dishes, and a fun atmosphere. Open for dinner.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Locations in Redhook and in town. Moe’s is the most expensive grocery store on island, but it does boast organic and specialty products. It also has a wonderful wine selection and a nice deli with to-go sandwiches and a hot/cold bar with nice lunch options.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Nature
“This beach has bathrooms and picnic tables. There is a $5 per person and a $2 parking fee.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nature
“The number one attraction on Virgin Gorda. Explore caves under giant granite boulders, and swim in crystal clear water.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Coral World is a marine park and tourist attraction located next to Coki Beach on the East End of St. Thomas and just 7 minutes away from Sunkissed Serenity. Explore 5 acres with exotic aquariums, outdoor pools, nature trails and experience the beauty and magic of life under and above the Caribbean Sea! You can view all of our marine life exhibits with general admission tickets. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great burgers, drinks and super nice staff! And the store next door has some really nice things to bring back home. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Steps from your front door, Sapphire Beach is a popular spot on the East End of St. Thomas. One of the best beaches on the island to snorkel and home to Sapphire Beach Bar.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“1.5 Miles from the marina, but a tough walk. Red Hook is the local village that has bars and restaurants. There is sushi, Mexican, Burgers, Fusion, Subway, as well as a few shops and banks. Also the ferry dock to St. John and Tortola is in Red Hook. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 1
“One of the most popular things to do is to take a day trip to St. John, there are tons of beaches and half the island is a national park. You can either take the car barge over or you can take the ferry and rent a car for a day while you are there! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Great spot for burgers and a beer! Or try the wings and the funnel cake. Can't go wrong.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This beach is located in Smith Bay and is adjacent to Coral World Aquarium. This beach has the best snorkeling on the island. There are beach chair/umbrella rentals, and food available. Do not park in the aquarium lot unless you are going to Coral world. There is a private lot before you reach the aquarium that is $5 to park. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Italian and seafood restaurant in Redhook. It is a bit pricey, but it’s a nice option for a more formal sit-down dinner.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lodging
“The beach at Secret Harbour Beach Resort is open to the public (although the chairs are reserved for guests), and has beautiful views, great water, and great snorkeling! There is also a restaurant and water sport rental on site.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“I recommend this Restaurant because of its ambiance, the Cuisine, birds-eye view of the nearby Village Of Carrot Bay, The Island Of Jose Van Dyke and The view of neighboring islands of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands Especially at nights. I am sure that you will enjoy this great setting, Bon Appetit! ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Many visitors to the island love this kitschy parking-lot bar/restaurant, replete with a giant shark replica that snaps and bites to the Jaws theme song when you buy a sharkbowl drink that serves 6!! :) ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Lounge
“Lovely little restaurant in Redhook serving great food in a more intimate atmosphere.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Open air pizza place in Redhook that has decent pizza, other dishes, and a fun atmosphere. Open for dinner.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Great burgers, drinks and super nice staff! And the store next door has some really nice things to bring back home. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Italian and seafood restaurant in Redhook. It is a bit pricey, but it’s a nice option for a more formal sit-down dinner.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very close by and has always been very consistent quality over the years. Be sure to let Evelynn know Mac from Purple Pineapple recommended you stop by. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open for lunch and dinner. It’s got a centrally located bar right across from the water and all of the seating is outside. Burgers, fish sandwiches, conch fritters, steaks, salads, some kind of alfredo, desserts. Full service. Live music playing softly in the background. Like that. It’s a solid choice for dinner out in coral bay and it is NOT as fancy as the website makes it seem! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“The Longboard serves great specialty drinks to sip at the bar while watching old surfing videos. Our favorite is The Cane Garden. These folks were generous after Hurricane Irma and supplied hot meals for the community. We love to support them and we make up reasons to go to Cruz Bay to eat their wonderful food.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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