US Virgin Island Travel and Vacation
Guides,Island Vacation Books

Virgin Island Travel guides, vacation guides, and Virgin Island books. Books about vacations on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.
Fodor's US and British Virgin Islands
Fodor's US and British Virgin Islands, 17th Edition
by Douglas Stallings; 2004; paperback; 240pp

Make a splash in calm turquoise waters, savor rum-kissed French toast at a hilltop B&B, hook a giant marlin on the high seas, step back in time at a colonial plantation home —Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the Virgin Islands, to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.
-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you need
-Fodor's Choice Ratings flag must-see sights and hidden treasures
-Hotel and restaurant reviews cover all budgets
-Plus multi-day itineraries to help you build the right trip for you and/or your family

reviewed:"The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

Insight Map Us
Insight Map US & British Virgin Islands: Fleximap Plus Travel Information
map; 2000

Super Family Vacations
Top 10 Virgin Islands, US and British
(Eyewitness Travel Guides)
by Lynda Lohr; 2004; paperback; 128pp

Take this fully illustrated guide to the US and British Virgin Islands along for the perfect island getaway.

Caribbean Vacations 2 Ed
The Us Virgin Islands Alive!
by Harriet Greenberg, Douglas Greenberg; 2002; paperback; 309pp

St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix are the major US Virgin Islands, and they are among the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. This guide captures the unique essence of each, from quiet St. John to bustling St. Thomas. Hundreds of places to stay are described, from intimate guesthouses to posh resorts, and an astonishing number of restaurants, plus shopping, diving, fishing, golf and other activities. Maps. Index.

US & British Virgin Islands
US & British Virgin Islands
(Landmark Visitors Guide Us & British Virgin Islands, 1st ed)
by Don Philpott; 1999; paperback; 256pp

One of many titles in the Landmark Visitors Guide series, a revamp and update of the highly respected Visitors Guides, acknowledged as among the most reliable and useful guides for sightseers. With full color maps and photos throughout, the new Landmark Visitors Guides are highly detailed, giving you the information you need to get the most from your trip. They serve as a useful reference tool before you leave home, and are the perfect travel companion while on the road.

"A wealth of well-organized vacation opetions that won't wipe out your savings." --Travel Holiday on The Best Bargain Family Vacations in the USA

reviewed:"LExcellent take-along guides    Among the best travel book series, with attention to detail, plus numerous color photographs and fine maps."

Caribbean with Kids
Fodor's US & British Virgin Islands 2002 :
The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated Every Year, with a Pullout ColorMap
by Fodor's; 2002; paperback; 192pp

No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this guide, updated every year, our experts who live in the US & British Virgin Islands give you the inside track showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's US & British Virgin Islands 2002 shows you hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. The Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Your personal supply of Post-it? flags makes it easy to mark your favorite listings and the foldout map will keep you on course. Plus, web links, maps, costs, and mix-and-match itineraries make planning a snap.

"The king of guidebooks." - Newsweek

St. John Off The Beaten Track
St. John Off The Beaten Track
by Gerald Singer, Natasha Singer (Photographer), Dean Hulse (Illustrator); 2000; paperback; 288pp
This unique, captivating guide takes you where no other guide book can - to the little known, hard to reach, out of the way and easy to miss parts of this special island in the U.S. Virgins. Other guidebooks can tell you where to stay, eat, shop, or rent a car. But Off the Beaten Track takes you off the road and on to the islands many hiking trails, telling insider stories as you go. Then it takes you off the trails, scrambling up rocks, walking the shoreline, and wandering up and down lush green guts. It will also lead you to the best snorkeling, the lesser-known beaches old plantation ruins and much more.

reviewed:"Hidden Treasures of St John   I thought I had seen it all. Then I found St John Off the Beaten Track. Gerald Singer has chosen to share the hidden treasures of St John. St John is full of history, plantation ruins, nature walks. They will make your trip special."

St. John On Foot And By Car
St. John On Foot And By Car
by Rebecca S. Koladis, Randall S. Koladis; 2001; paperback; 126pp
St. John On Foot And By Car is an informative and entertaining guidebook featuring 4 self-guided walking and motor tours of the history, culture and natural beauty of St. John, US Virgin Islands. There is information on hiking trails and popular swimming and snorkeling beaches. Handy field guides help visitors learn firsthand about the exotic fauna and flora of this tropical paradise. Included are guides to local plants and trees as well as to the exciting array of tropical fish and other marine inhabitants of the crystal-clear waters surrounding St. John.

reviewed:"This is great!!!!!,    Personally speaking, I find this book to be very detailed and painstakingly accurate. Being from the islands myself, I find that most guide books leave out the history and individual story specific to the place. But this book, gives the islands a history and also a particular humanness. Little tidbits that make the place unique and worth while. This is no tourist deal. You see the care and appreciation for the island in every well thought out fact. I recommened this book, not because I happen to love the great pictures and historic deatils, but because being an island girl allows for me to be objective. This book has it all. Buy it and enjoy its bounty."

100 Best Resorts of the Caribbean,
St. John Style
by Gretchen Labrenz; 2000; paperback; 200pp
St. John Style" is a collection of island residents favorite recipes. Over 350 recipes are included, complete with clever St. John titles, contributor's comments about the recipes, and interesting helpful hints. "St. John Style" will become your favorite cookbook, especially, if you have visited St. John!

reviewed:"Finally A Superb Local Recipe Book    Finally a great recipe book dedicated to the tastes of St John USVI. Normally the Carib recipe books have a drip and drabble from all of the islands. This wonderful book lends itself only to the recipes of St John. All directions are easy to read and easy to duplicate for the novice to the gourmet cook."

St. John Style
The Best of st Thomas: An Insider's Guide to the Most Popular U.S. Virgin Island
by Pamela Acheson; 1996; paperback; 128pp
As a resident, Acheson provides an insider's view of St. Thomas, describing shopping opportunities, cafes and unusual restaurants, and attractions which might otherwise be missed.

St. John On Foot And By Car
The Best of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
by Pamela Acheson, Richard B. Myers; 2003; paperback; 144pp
Completely updated with the latest information on resorts, restaurants, and shopping, this new second edition covers St. Thomas as well as the nearby island of St. John. From intimate inns to beachside bars, breathtaking scenery, and exhilarating boat and snorkel trips; from elegant outdoor dining to nighttime jazz clubs; from French, Greek, and Italian cuisine to ice cream stands, this book covers the best of the islands. Also included is practical information for getting around the islands in ease, shopping tips, and the special "gems" of the island that might otherwise be missed.

reviewed:"A must-read if you're planning to visit St. Thomas    I purchased and read this book before our trip to the US Virgin Islands, and I am very glad I did! Pamela Atcheson has compiled an extremely informative book on things to do, places to eat, where to shop, etc. Thanks to her advice, we dined happily every night, visited St. John via the ferry (a highlight of the trip), and made some unique purchases. Plus, it was fun to find places I had read about while I was planning our trip!"


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