Have You Tried These Unusual Things to do in The Virgin Islands?
The Virgin Islands are jam-packed with traditional iconic adventures, such as shopping the cruise ports, wading up for a Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar, and exploring Trunk Bay’s underwater snorkel trail. But there are just as many lesser-known activities that are certainly worth venturing off the beaten path. Get in on these sizzling summer activities while they last:
Take an Underwater Photography Class
Master the art of underwater photography, and take home your best shots to display. Head underwater with a dive operator and explore dives like Cow & Calf, Wit Shoal II, and Tunnels of Thatch. Rent an underwater camera and take stunning photos of tropical fish against a vibrant, colorful backdrop. Or, go a step deeper and take a specialty course to become a digital underwater photographer.
See the Donkeys of St. John
Curious donkeys roaming around the island might wander up and join in on the fun anywhere, from cafes to beaches. These often-photographed donkeys tend to trot around in small groups and are a true cultural enigma in St. John. Heads up: Please don’t feed them!
Join a Summer Solstice Party
June 21st will mark the 5th annual Summer Solstice Party at The Dive Bar in St. Thomas. Join in on an evening full of live music, great food, and drink specials.
Get Your Own Bag of Pate
Those infamous greasy bags you see everyone walking around with? They’re filled with a delightful fried dough, stuffed with conch, goat, or another tasty meat. Find your own at Hercules in St. John, the secret hotspot where local work crews go for lunch. Their pate and Johnny Cakes sell like hotcakes, so get there early! When they sell out, they close up shop for the day.
Go Fishing in a Big Way
The Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament on Jul 15th is a hallmark of the Virgin Islands, for 30 years and counting. Join in and experience island fishing, done right. Meet at Hull Bay in St. Thomas, and bring your best rod and a charter boat for an unforgettable fishing experience.
Be a Virgin Islands Mermaid for the Day
Fulfill that lifelong dream and harness your inner mermaid. Dress up like a mermaid and splash around in the aqua waters of Cruz Bay, while a pro photographer snaps beautiful photos of the experience.
Get Artsy at an Old World Retreat
Unleash your creativity and escape the stresses of life while sipping on great wine at an old world retreat. Sip and paint at Art Uncorked this summer at Tillett Gardens Center for the Arts, at Anna’s Retreat in St. Thomas. While you’re there, experience the local art, stroll among the shops, and grab a burrito or taco at Off the Grid Food Truck BBQ.
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