Dining on St John
Succulent clawless Caribbean
lobster, with a tail rich in pure white meat. Fresh caught mahi
mahi (which is a fish locally called Dolphin,
is not the porpoise!), served island style with pungent local
spices. Today's catch of yellowfin tuna, broiled, baked, or perhaps
with the chef's special Caribbean herb and spice mixture. Conch
chowder for starters, key lime pie and Caribbean coffee for closers.
And of course, aged Black Angus steaks for those who can travel but
cannot go without! Dining on St. John is a magical whirl of gourmet
chefs, local delicacies, open air seaside restaurants, moonlit
nights, and no jackets required.
Although you can't eat atmosphere, you can drink it in! Some of the
island's nicest restaurants are in historic courtyards, overlooking
marinas, on the beach, in the finest resorts, and tucked away in
places that say "call for directions." From beach bars to those
establishments featured on national television, every meal is a
highlight of your vacation. For local delights, stop at the food
vans selling Roti, sort of a West Indian burrito, and Salt fish
Pate, deep fried and great with a cold beer!
Be sure to sample the West Indian Pig Roasts and buffets offered at
the resorts! Major credit cards are accepted, and reservations are
preferred. A word to the wise: ties and jackets are definitely not
in fashion for the gentlemen; ladies, it's either casual or casual
Night Life on St. John
Night Life - Relative to its small
size, Cruz Bay has surprisingly
nightlife. There are several hotspots in town with Reggae bands,
jazz groups, and popular folk singers. With plenty of local guys
hanging around, tourist girls can generally find a companion to show
them the island. Best place to find out what's happening on the
island, once you get there, is flyers posted around town in places
such as tree trunks and utility polls as well as the local bulletin
board which is across from the bank.
For those interested in gaming, the Virgin Islands first casino, at
the Divi Carina Bay Resort, in St. Croix, 40 miles to the south
features a stunning new gaming casino, with Slots, Video Gambling,
CRAPPS, Pokers, Roulette, and Black Jack Tables.