Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
Beauty, tranquility, privacy: St John in the US Virgin Islands is paradise for couples seeking a relaxed, quiet Caribbean experience. National Geographic Traveller ranked one of the beaches in St John, Trunk Bay, among the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches of the World. It’s regularly featured in Caribbean Travel and Life and popular scuba diving magazines. Due to the protection of the Virgin Islands National Park, there’s a rich, green lush covering most of the island. Handsome beaches with vivid, intricate coral reefs fueled with underwater life adds to St. John’s appeal. Away from the hectic and frenzy world, the island personifies solitude.
A Caribbean wedding on a beach is surely a romantic and unique idea. Couples choosing St. John enjoy the serenity of a tiny, remote island and the natural beauty of untouched Mother Nature. It provides an intimate location for an intimate wedding involving close friends and relatives. Because it is a renounced wedding location and a famous tourist spot, St. John has plenty of rental villas and two resorts to accommodate your tastes and budget, from the low end to the luxurious.
There are different catering services available on island as well as gourmet restaurants on both the Coral Bay and Cruz Bay ends. With a variety of options, from private catering to restaurant reservations to personal chefs, there are quality services available. A local wedding planner, being rich in experience, can help you negotiate with the dealers and suggest accommodations to suit your preferences.
For entertainment, either for you and your partner or your wedding party, there’s also a range of activities to suit your activity levels. From hiking the many winding trails in the park to snorkeling in the calm bays to diving with the turtles, recreational sports flourish on island. Sailing, parasailing, windsurfing and boating to nearby islands are also popular activities. The British Virgin Islands Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, as well as the US Virgin Island, St. Thomas, are all under an hour to travel to (by boat or ferry). There’s a car barge available daily to take your vehicle to St. Thomas to explore if you wish (please check with your rental company before doing so).
St John is a wonderful location for a quiet ceremony, whether on a white-sand beach with aquamarine waters or in an elegant villa with tremendous views. With the National Park, the rich coral life, hiking, sailing and nearby British Virgin Islands for visiting, this quaint island makes a sweet wedding location that you’ll enjoy returning to for anniversaries again and again.