A 2019 US News and World Report – “Why Go To U.S. Virgin Islands “
The U.S. Virgin Islands are “America’s Caribbean Paradise” — the place to see moko jumbies dance at a Carnival parade, hear the lilting patois of a Creole dialect or smell the spices in a saltfish pate (all without losing cell phone reception). You can visit either St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix, or better yet, spend a little time on all three islands. That way you’ll get plenty of pampering, undisturbed nature and colonial history jammed into one vacation. And bonus: you can pay for everything with U.S. dollars.
Each island offers something different. Called “Rock City” for its hilly, craggy horizon, St. Thomas is known for luxury — from the mega-yachts moored in the harbor to the high-end storefronts along Main Street. Located a short ferry-ride east, St. John appeals to honeymooners and nature lovers, with more than 7,000 acres of dedicated parkland plus surrounding pristine beaches. Way down south in the Caribbean Sea, less-visited St. Croix has sugar cane plantations and rum distilleries that offer a glimpse into both the past and the present of the Virgin Islands….read more
St John rated
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#1 in Best Caribbean Beaches
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“WOW. Anne Marie is so BEAUTIFUL and POWERFUL. This woman is certainly in tune with the energy you present as a couple and a group, not to mention the ocean itself. I could not have asked for a better officiant for our intimate wedding. Terrified of being the center of attention and Anne Marie worked with me and my desires to create a PERFECT, serene movement of us and our guests down to the beach to be wed. Surprised by my lack of nerves and I do attribute that much to Anne Marie. She truly speaks with the ocean and beckons it to be an integral part of the ceremony. Thank you so much.”
St John Weddings in the Us Virgin Islands
St. John resident for over 33 years, St John Weddings Coordinator Anne Marie has married thousands of couples from all over the world and is your best resource for your St John wedding. Anne Marie keeps it simple, reasonably priced, and personalized. Her intention is for you to have a meaningful, stress-free, inexpensive wedding experience.
She suggests you meet her on one of St. John’s fabulous National Park beaches – get married and enjoy your honeymoon! You can elope, it can be just the two of you or bring your family and friends.
The cost of your wedding is $400.
- Your personalized marriage ceremony by Anne Marie.
- A gorgeous St John wedding location.
- Two certified copies of your certificate of marriage from The Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Recommendations for everything you may want ( photographer, videographer, musician, florist, beauty salon, caterer, restaurant, jeep rental, a place to stay, etc.)
- Unlimited consultations with a wedding coordinator that has 10,000 satisfied customers.
See why everyone says “Anne Marie’s The Best!”.
Given these points, know with Anne Marie as your Wedding Coordinator for St John Weddings, there are no hidden fees, no service charges, no taxes, no inflated vendor fees. To keep your wedding stress free and inexpensive phone St. John’s Barefoot Minister now with your questions, concerns, and ideas. She’s a delightful character.
“Absolutely amazing! We can’t thank you enough. The service was perfect for us, our families and our friends. You are such a wonderful person, I couldn’t have selected anyone better than you to officiate our ceremony. All your recommendations were perfect. We will never forget this day. ”
Love The Miller family
“Anne Marie was wonderful! Such a genuine, sunny personality and spiritual. The ceremony was beautiful and inspiring. We loved the scripture Anne Marie selected. Dan and I felt brought closer together as a couple. Anne Marie chose a perfect spot on the beach for the pictures and ceremony. She also took so many pics! This amazing lady really made our little wedding very special, an event Dan and I will always treasure! We feel like we made a friend for life. Highly recommended!”
Natalia & Daniel Berardi
East Sandwich, MA.
“U.S. citizens don’t need a passport to explore this trio of Caribbean islands (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix). While the 133-square-mile chain has the history in spades — Christopher Columbus touched down in 1493 — 2017 marks a banner year as the USVI celebrates its Centennial, with special events (festivals, parades and presumably lots of rum cake) continuing throughout the year. “
TripAdvisor lists St. John as a top honeymoon destination
By United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
July 28, 2017
The highly influential TripAdvisor travel review site listed has listed St. John as one of the “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the United States”, according to the territory’s Department of Tourism.
15 destinations were chosen by an algorithm that analyzed all of the property reviews on TripAdvisor Rentals to select the honeymoon destinations that have the highest-rated rental accommodations, according to D.O.T. St. John, in particular, was praised for its “world-class beaches, unspoiled forest, and blissful solitude”.
TripAdvisor Rentals is the vacation rentals branch of TripAdvisor. Rental properties include beach houses, ski cabins, private islands, tree houses and downtown apartments.
Known as “Love City”, St. John’s isolation is an attraction for honeymooners. According to TripAdvisor, “this secluded destination has no airport or cruise ship dock … to reach this side of paradise, fly into neighboring St. Thomas and hop on the public ferry (or splurge on a private water taxi).”
As a matter of fact
Two-thirds of the island is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, which in addition to the hiking trails, hills, valleys, and beaches on land, also encompasses thousands of acres underwater. St. John’s pristine waters offer honeymooners the option to snorkel, scuba dive or participate in water sports activities.
“You’ll be lounging on Honeymoon Beach, hiking the Reef Bay Trail, or snorkeling at Trunk Bay in no time. Later, you might find yourself shopping in Coral Bay or enjoying the nightlife in Cruz Bay before returning to your tropical retreat or clifftop villa rental,” TripAdvisor relayed.
“It’s great to see the U.S. Virgin Islands positioned among the top honeymoon destinations across the nation,” Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty said. “We would like to thank all our visitors who wrote and continue to write reviews online and share their experiences with this online community of global travelers.”
An added incentive for U.S. citizens is the fact they do not need a passport to visit the USVI. Also, with $1,600 in duty-free allowances for U.S. residents, visitors and honeymooners can enjoy some extra shopping.
In conclusion, TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With more than 500 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – more than seven million accommodations, airlines, attractions and restaurants – so know TripAdvisor provides travelers with the “wisdom of the crowds” to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat.
As can be seen, St John Weddings is there for you.
Anne Marie Porter
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