St. John as a top honeymoon destination
By United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
July 28, 2017
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.
The 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”.
Rentals is the vacation rentals branch of TripAdvisor. Rental properties
include beach houses, ski cabins, private islands, treehouses and
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).”
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.
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
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.
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 – 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.