If you're ready to propose, the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands await you and your sweetheart. (For tips on St. Thomas, see "Best Places to Propose in St. Thomas.") This post will focus on St. John and St. Croix.
St. Croix is the largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, and it's full of culture, nightlife, and outdoor activities such as diving. St. John, an island with an area of 28 square miles, has many beaches where you can snorkel, sail, or dive. St. John is also home to Cruz Bay, its main town and port.
The Virgin Islands National Park encompasses half of St. John island, and the land is preserved. You'll find plenty of hiking trails, including Cinnamon Bay trail that passes a former sugar factory and many native tropical trees. Here are a few ideas for places to propose that she'll never forget.
At an all-inclusive resort
There's nothing like a tropical resort to pamper yourself as a couple. The job of the staff is to make sure that you have not a care in the world. Enjoy room service and schedule a massage at the spa.
At the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa, you can enjoy ocean views from your room, a screened-in private patio, and gorgeously landscaped grounds. On the beach, put up your feet on one of the dozens of chairs set out for guests. Go for an evening walk, and when the sun drops low over the water, take advantage of the moment and present her with a diamond cluster ring.
The Westin St. John Resort & Villas has 47 acres nestled into Great Cruz Bay. The white sand shores are lined with palm trees, and a bevy of sailboats float on crystal blue waters. Enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, tennis, and snorkeling. Browse the resort's Romance Packages, including the Honeymoon Package that includes special rates, couples' massages, snorkel gear, and a picnic basket.
In a waterfront restaurant
The Galleon in Christiansted, VI, is a splurge, but it is well worth the investment for a romantic evening. As if the view of the marina weren't enough, the fresh food and the extensive wine list will make you feel like royalty.
Many reviews of Waterfront Bistro say things like, "This was our best meal on the island!" and "Great views!" Try the fresh fish with dishes like ceviche and mahi salad. The open air restaurant with breathtaking views is the perfect place to present your lady with her diamond cluster ring.
In a lovely outdoor setting
When you're ready to propose, plan a day sail trip to St. Croix's Buck Island Reef National Monument. Buck Island contains 800 acres of nature reserve, a gorgeous beach, and snorkeling. The underwater life will take your breath away; you'll see turtles, colorful tropical fish, and maybe even nurse sharks (they don't bite). You can also hike on Buck Island, so bring your walking shoes. Check out companies like Buck Island Tours that will take the lead so you can sit back and relax.
The National Park at St. John has a large variety of coral reefs, beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and historic ruins. You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor sports, such as scuba diving, kayaking, and camping. Think about taking a sailing or snorkeling tour with a private company like Cruise Ship Excursions.
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