Synchronize your visit with the full moon, and see St. John at its best. Start the evening with a hike to Ram Head, the island's southernmost point. Watch the sunset and moonrise from a rocky promontory 200 feet above the sea. To your right, the sky blazes as the sun sinks into the Caribbean Sea. To your left, the moon rises, illuminating the islands to the east. Hike back in silver moonlight and head to the monthly full-moon party at Miss Lucy's Restaurant on the waterfront of Friis Bay. Enjoy traditional West Indian cuisine -- fungi, plantains, peas and rice and your choice of fresh fish, roast pig, beef or crab cakes -- at the 30-year-old restaurant, then mingle with locals and dance beneath the moon to live blues and reggae performed right on the beach. usvitourism.vi; 340-693-5244
Happy Chocolate Heritage Month! This October, St. Lucia will be celebrating these delicious days by commemorating the role cacao and its sweet byproduct has played in its history. But we have to ask — can you really live off chocolate? We sent a writer to St. Lucia's Hotel Chocolat to find out.
(Ready to indulge? Check out St. Lucia's Facebook page, where you'll get the scoop on hotel deals, chocolatey spa treatments and more.)
Whether traveling to St. Kitts now or later in the year, you'll want to take advantage of the "Fall in Love" island-wide added value program that makes your dollar go further.
A unique culture, hidden beaches and off-the-beaten-path experiences make this Dutch Caribbean island a best-kept secret. If the only Curaçao you know is the kind that's mixed in a drink, take a look to see where you should be spending your next island vacation and the best things to do when you get there.