Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Best place on Earth

If you have not had an opportunity to travel to the Caribbean, then please do continue to read the rest of this story.

The key is to save enough money for airfare to a little island in the West Indies that is still 'pure'. The island rests in the Caribbean Sea and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on earth, great dining and friendly people.

Throughout history, people have been seeking heaven on Earth and its hard to find a better place than St. John, United States Virgin Island.

Twenty years ago St. John might have been confused with St. Johns in Antigua or St. John in the frigid province of Nova Scotia.

No longer does the smallest island play second fiddle to the two other Virgins.

The November issue of Conde Nast Traveler listed St. John as the number one Caribbean destination of choice among over 27,000 international readers who completed the magazine's 18th Annual survey. St. John beat other islands such as Bermuda, which had placed as a Caribbean favorite since 1994, St. Martin, the Bahamas and St. Kitts.

What makes St. John so special? It's the PEOPLE! It was named Love City during the late '70s and the name stuck, and rightfully so. Some may argue that Virginia is for Lovers but Virginia doesn't compare to St. John.

St. John boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From Hawksnest Beach, to Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay, the string of beaches that line the northern side of the island are some of the most beautiful in the world.

So, make your travel arrangements early and pack your flip flops, a bathing suit, shorts and t-shirts because on St. John, it's the proper attire. On a final note, don't forget your manners because if you don't say, "Good morning", "Good afternoon", "Please" and "Thank you", you will not get served. Trust me on this.

Downtown Cruz Bay with view of Administrator's compound.

Sunset from Gallow's Point. Beautiful isn't it? For sure!

The ruins on the eastern end of St. John. Notice Tortola, British Virgin Islands in the background.

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