This autumn, join the Grand Jewelers family on a whirlwind tour of St. Thomas! We’re highlighting our favorite island hot spots, activities, and restaurants, because there’s no better time to visit our gorgeous location than right now. The weather’s fine, the beaches are swept clean, and the sea is its signature St. Thomas blue. Despite the ravages of recent hurricanes, the Virgin Islands are rebuilding fast, and our arms are open wide to visitors from around the world. Read on for what to see, where to dine, and how to make the most of your time here on St. Thomas.
Chow Down: Grand Jewelers’ Foodie Tips
Here at Grand Jewelers, we love food – and we’ve spent years combing St. Thomas for the very best cuisine. Nestled up in the mountains, PRIME at Paradise Point offers scintillating fare against a backdrop of turquoise seas. Exceptional vegetarian fare suits the herbivores in the crowd, while perfectly-fired steaks, fresh seafood, inspired salads, and enticing desserts round out PRIME’s elegant menu. For a romantic sunset meal, reserve your table in advance!
Winner of numerous awards, the Old Stone Farmhouse also comes highly recommended by everyone at Grand. Tucked in a wooded valley close to the Mahogany Run Golf Course, this 200-year-old building has been lovingly restored, and now serves up chef-inspired fine cuisine in an intimate, elegant setting. With native stone walls, brick arches, and a covered, palm-lined courtyard, the Old Stone Farmhouse features steaks, seafood, and an exquisite wine list.
Rest, Relax, Enjoy.
With hundreds of lodging options on St. Thomas, it can be hard to know where to book. The Grand family recommends the fun-loving Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, complete with the beloved Iggies Oasis Poolside Restaurant, featuring fresh seafood, feisty cocktails, and a swim-up bar. The resort’s Heavenly Days Catamaran offers Swim with Turtles half-day snorkel trips, as well as cocktail cruises, trips to Buck Island, and private charters, too.
For a secluded beach-bound getaway, nothing parallels the Wyndham St. Thomas Resort, inspired by “the lyrics and lifestyle” of Jimmy Buffett’s legendary Margaritaville®. Located on tranquil Water Bay, the Wyndham offers something for everyone – from pristine beaches and comfy hammocks to lively nightlife and thrilling excursions.
Take a Tour – Explore!
Of course, there’s more to do on St. Thomas than visit the beach – a host of tour companies offer visits to nearby cays, surrounding historic sites, and more. Grand Jewelers recommends Qmon Adventures, whose luxurious sailing charters are one of the few authorized to bring visitors from the US Virgin Islands to the British Virgin Islands. All-inclusive tours with Qmon are designed to pamper, with every element of the journey honed to perfection. Exceptional, Caribbean-inspired cocktails and cuisine make for lively, social evenings, and guests enjoy a range of thrilling activities by day, including scuba diving, kite surfing, and even ziplining. Take it from us—after all, we’ve had the pleasure of boarding Qmon’s gorgeous yachts ourselves! The Grand Jewelers family won’t ever forget our time aboard—we truly enjoyed the experience of a lifetime.
Qmon, founded by “mindful sailors who appreciate performance sailing, comfort, elegance, and adventures,” reveals to visitors the gems of the Caribbean, from gorgeous Grenada to the storied Windward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago. Mention Grand Jewelers to the Qmon team during booking, and you’ll receive a special discount!
Soak Up the Sun, Enjoy the Surf
No visit to St. Thomas is complete without some beach time. Our favorites include the pristine Magens Bay – its perfect white shores and turquoise seas are perfect for snorkeling and sunning. Sapphire Beach, a windsurfer hot spot, lives up to its name: White sand and crystal waters beckon. And St. Thomas locals love Brewer’s Bay Beach, a friendly, quiet white-sand beach with lots of shade trees.
St. Thomas, Done Right
Here at Grand Jewelers, we’re always happy to enhance our clients’ experience on the island, and we’ve always got new tips to share. Visit us on Dronningens Gade, Main Street, to get even more great recommendations – and take the opportunity to peruse our glittering offerings, too, including brand new designs by Brooklyn-based designer Freida Rothman.
And if the islands are a bit too far flung, check us out online – we’re always just a few clicks away. Happy travels from the Grand Jewelers family; we wish our beloved clientele a delightful and inspired fall season.
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