In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re counting down the top five most romantic things to do in the Virgin Islands. We’ve got everything you need to rekindle the spark or fall in love for the very first time, including beautiful views, amazing food and secluded beaches. Forget the chocolates and roses and give your sweetheart what they really want - an adventure they’ll remember for a lifetime!
5. Enjoy the Million-Dollar View from Drake’s Seat
Feel your heart beat a little faster as you gaze down on one most beautiful, famous beaches in the world! The Drake’s Seat overlook was built in 1933 by millionaire philanthropist Arthur S. Fairchild to capture the view of Magens Bay. He owned much of the beach at the time, and later donated it to the people of the Virgin Islands. We recommend visiting Drake’s Seat at sunrise so you can watch the sun peek over the ocean and enjoy a romantic moment of solitude before other visitors arrive.
4. Escape to Honeymoon Beach
The name says it all - Honeymoon Beach on Water Island is perfect for lovebirds looking for a day in the sun. You can relax under the palm trees, swim in the gentle waves or sip a passion fruit pina colada at Dinghy’s Beach Bar. To get to Honeymoon Beach, you’ll need to take the ferry from Crown Bay to Water Island, a small island that’s home to just 200 people. It’s well worth the trip - because of its location, Honeymoon Beach tends to be less busy than other beaches, making it the ideal romantic escape.
3. Wander the Alleys of Historic Charlotte Amalie
Follow in the footsteps of 350 years of pirates, artists and explorers as you explore historic Charlotte Amalie. Begin your day by visiting Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro’s home to see his island-inspired art, then stop by The Belgian Chocolate Factory for a sweet treat of mango and papaya chocolates. End your adventure with a romantic meal featuring local flavors. Our favorites are Fish Bar in Hull Bay and Blue Eleven in Charlotte Amalie.
2. Drive the North Shore at Sunset
You’ve never seen a sunset like this before! Pack a picnic dinner and drive along St. John’s North Shore Road from Cruz Bay to Maho Bay. Along the way, you’ll pass some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Honeymoon Beach, Hawksnest Bay, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. They’re beautiful any time of day, but especially stunning at dusk. There are frequent pullouts where you can take photos and snuggle with your sweetheart as the sun dips below the ocean.
There is no need to rent a car on St. John - if you have a rental car on St. Thomas, you can drive right onto the ferry at Red Hook and make the trip to St. John in just a few minutes. If you need help with the transportation details, just ask our complimentary concierge service!
1. Explore The Baths at Virgin Gorda
What could be more romantic than exploring the tidepools, tunnels and arches of the Baths at Virgin Gorda, a maze-like rock formation created by huge granite boulders? Help one another clamber up the rocks and navigate the ladders and walkways that create a trail through the baths. You might even find a quiet pool all to yourself where you can grab a selfie and sneak a kiss! Keep in mind that Virgin Gorda is part of the British Virgin Islands. A passport is required for all U.S. residents. Let us arrange a day trip with the talented crew at Sonic Charters or one of the other amazing charter services we work with!
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