Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands (Adventure Guides Series)

Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands (Adventure Guides Series)

by Lynne M. Sullivan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556509070
Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: Adventure Guide Series
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

The Islands
A Dozen Reasons To Visit2
A Capsule History2
The First Inhabitants2
The Age of Piracy4
Plantations & Colonies6
Emancipation & Citizenship7
Government & Economy7
Land & Sea8
Georgraphy8
Climate12
Flora & Fauna13
Wildlife13
Marine Life14
Birdlife16
Plants16
Coral Reefs18
Travel Information
When To Go21
Island Celebrations21
Legal Holidays - US Virgin Islands22
Legal Holidays - British Virgin Islands23
Travel Documents24
Passports & Paperwork24
Customs & Duty-Free25
Allowances25
Getting There26
By Air26
Package Deals27
By Sea28
Island Hopping30
Getting Around31
By Car31
By Taxi32
By Bus33
Accommodations33
Dining34
Money Matters35
Time35
Taxes35
The US Virgin Islands
St. Thomas
Overview39
A Brief History39
The Great Free Port40
Getting There41
Getting Around43
Touring the Island48
Guided Tours48
Self-Guided Tours48
A Walking Tour of Charlotte Amalie48
Water Island & Hassel Island55
Charlotte Amalie to Red Hook56
Red Hook to Magens Bay58
Above Magens Bay60
Adventures on Water61
Best Beaches61
Submarine Tour64
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling65
Snuba69
Boating & Sailing69
Fishing74
Kayaking76
Surfing & Windsurfing77
Parasailing77
Adventures on Foot78
Hiking78
Tennis78
Golf79
Adventures on Horseback80
Adventures on Wheels81
Mountain Biking81
Adventures in the Air82
Flightseeing82
Shopping82
Charlotte Amalie83
Around the Island88
Red Hook88
Unusual Artwork Off The Beaten Track89
Where to Stay90
Rental Agencies90
Charlotte Amalie & Vicinity91
East End94
Where to Eat96
Charlotte Amalie97
Frenchtown98
Red Hook99
Around the Island101
Nightlife102
Island Facts & Numbers103
St. John
Overview105
A Brief History106
Slavery106
The Rockefeller Legacy107
Getting There107
Getting Around108
Touring the Island110
Guided Tours110
Independent Four-Wheel Drive Tour110
Adventures on Water115
Best Beaches115
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling120
Underwater Tours122
Snuba122
Boating & Sailing122
Fishing124
Parasailing, Windsurfing & Kayaking125
Adventures on Foot126
Hiking126
Tennis130
Adventures on Horseback131
Shopping131
Cruz Bay131
Coral Bay Area136
Where to Stay137
Rental Agencies137
Resorts138
Campgrounds142
Where to Eat144
Cruz Bay145
East End149
Nightlife150
Cruz Bay150
Coral Bay151
Island Facts & Numbers151
St. Croix
Overview154
A Brief History154
Seven Flags Over St. Croix155
Getting There156
Getting Around157
Touring the Island159
Guided Tours159
Self-Guided Tours160
A Walking Tour of Christiansted160
A Walking Tour of Frederiksted164
The Western Countryside by Car167
Driving East & West from Christiansted172
A Day on Buck Island174
Adventures on Water178
Best Beaches178
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling180
Boating & Sailing184
Fishing186
Kayaking187
Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing & Other Watersports188
Adventures on Foot188
Hiking188
Tennis191
Golf191
Adventures on Horseback192
Adventures on Wheels193
Mountain Biking193
Adventures in the Air193
Shopping194
Christiansted194
Frederiksted196
Around the Island197
Where to Stay197
Rental Agencies198
In & Near Christiansted199
East End201
North Shore204
West End206
Where to Eat207
In & Near Christiansted208
East End209
North Shore & West End210
Nightlife212
Island Facts & Numbers212
The British Virgin Islands
Tortola
Overview217
A Brief History217
Infamous Pirates of the Caribbean217
The First Settlements219
The 1900s219
Getting There220
Getting Around221
Touring the Island224
Guided Tours224
Independent Island Tour225
Adventures on Water229
Best Beaches229
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling231
Boating & Sailing236
Fishing241
Kayaking, Windsurfing, Parasailing & Other Watersports241
Adventures on Foot242
Hiking242
Tennis244
Adventures on Wheels244
Cycling244
Mountain Biking244
Adventures on Horseback245
Shopping245
Road Town246
Soper's Hole248
Around the Island248
Where to Stay249
Rental Agencies250
In & Near Road Town250
North Shore252
South Shore254
Where to Eat255
In & Near Road Town256
East End260
North Shore260
West End263
Nightlife264
Island Facts & Numbers265
Virgin Gorda
Overview268
A Brief History268
Getting There269
Getting Around270
Touring the Island270
Independent Driving Tour272
Adventures on Water274
Best Beaches274
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling274
Boating & Sailing276
Watersports & Sportfishing277
Adventures on Foot277
Hiking277
Shopping278
Spanish Town278
Where to Stay280
Rental Agencies281
In & Around The Valley281
North Sound282
Where to Eat284
Spanish Town284
The Baths284
The Valley285
North Sound286
Nightlife286
Island Facts & Numbers287
Jost Van Dyke
Overview289
What to Do289
Where to Stay & Eat291
White Bay291
Great Harbour292
Little Harbour293
Anegada
Overview294
Getting There295
Getting Around296
Adventures on Water296
Where to Stay297
Where to Eat298
Single-Resort Islands
Marina Cay300
Diamond Reef300
Saba Rock301
Cooper Island302
Peter Island302
Index305
Maps
Islands of the Caribbean9
The Virgin Islands11
Puerto Rico & The Virgin Islands28
The US Virgin Islands38
St. Thomas45
Charlotte Amalie49
Downtown Charlotte Amalie53
St. John111
Hiking Trails of St. John129
Cruz Bay132
St. Croix153
Christiansted149
Frederiksted165
Western St. Croix168
Eastern St. Croix175
The British Virgin Islands216
Tortola227
Norman Island232
Road Town247
Virgin Gorda271
Spanish Town279
Jost Van Dyke289
Anegada295

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Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands (Adventure Guides Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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'Recommended for visitors who want to research a trip ahead of time and take the book along for repeated reference. Covers the beautiful islands in the chain, from reefs, wrecks and eco-adventures to town attractions and places to stay. An excellent guide.' The Bookwatch