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FUN FACTS OF
ST. THOMAS, USVI
Nationality
The residents of St. Thomas, US Virgin islands are U.S. citizens, although they cannot vote in presidential elections and have only non-voting status in Congress.
Size
32 square miles.
Population
51,634 (2010 census)
Currency & Credit Cards
US Dollar. Major Credit Cards are accepted. ATM machines are located in banks and selected commercial outlets
Banks
Banco Popular, First Bank Virgin Islands, Scotiabank
Taxation
There is no sales tax in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Residents pay income tax to the USVI government.
Animals
Iguanas, pelicans, mongoose, scorpions (not poisonous), donkeys, deer, hummingbirds, herons, bats and more. There are also various lizards, frogs and insects.
Food
Banana, Mango, Orange and Cashews.
Plants
Frangipani, Allamanda, Heliconia, Bougainvillea, Oleander, Hibiscus, Double Hibiscus, Flamboyant (Orange), Flamboyant (Yellow), Ixora, Agave / Century Plant, Cactus The Virgin Islands national flower is the yellow cedar (Tecoma Stans).
Lingo
The language of the locals is English with a West Indian based dialects. For instance, the 'H' is often discarded ("thing" becomes "ting", and "thanks" becomes "tanks...mon"). Also water is pronouced watta and mother matta.
Brief History
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, was originally settled around 1500 BC by the Ciboney people. They were later replaced by the Arawaks and then the Caribs. Christopher Columbus sighted the island in 1493 on his second voyage to the "New World". The Dutch West India Company established a post on Saint Thomas in 1657. The Danish conquered the island in 1666, and by 1672 had established control over the entire island through the Danish West India and Guinea Company. The land was divided into plantations and sugar cane production became the primary economic activity. In 1691 the primary settlement there was renamed Charlotte Amalie in honor of the wife of Denmark's King Christian V. It was later declared a free port by Frederick V. While the sugar trade had brought prosperity to the island's free citizens, by the early 19th century Saint Thomas was in decline. The continued export of sugar was threatened by hurricanes, drought, and American competition. In 1917 St. Thomas was purchased (along with Saint John and Saint Croix) by the United States for $25 million in gold as part of a defensive strategy to maintain control over the Caribbean and the Panama Canal during the First World War.
ST. THOMAS
St. Thomas is one of the four US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, a tourist destination for cruise ships and vacationers that come for shopping, dining, sailing and water sports. According to theCoolestCarib.com St. Thomas is one of the top 10 coolest Caribbean Islands.

Let theCoolestCarib.com introduce you to some of the island's established services.

Having your own transport is easy, and cheaper in the long run. For Jeep Wranglers, scooters and motorbikes go to Rentamotion, and for other cars go to Budget. Ensure you make your reservations in advance.

Regarding accommodation, the centrally located Hotel1829 is only ten minutes' drive from the airport and walking distance from the main shopping area downtown. Hotel1829 is reasonably priced and offers free historic walking tours to their guests.

If you're planning to visit St. Thomas as a group or arranging a company outing, Premier Destination Services will arrange everything from transport, accommodation to tours. And if you're coming by boat Virgin Port Services will facilitate your visit.

Once you've arranged your accommodation and transport, how about planning for some water sports? Paddle surfing is the latest fad and could be arranged with Rentamotion, the same company that rents out paddle boats, kayaks jeeps, scooters and motorbikes. For snorkelling, swimming and catamaran sailing lovers The VI Cat has it all plus they also do luncheons and sunset cocktail trips.

Did someone mention food and drinks? In the heart of Charlotte Amalie, downtown, you'll find the open air stylish Spanish restaurant Amalia Café, also open for supper. If you're in a rush, Pita Express, next to Amalia Café, does the trick. And for a quick - or a long - drink, look out for the open air American style circular bar in the same passage.

For fine dining, a wide variety of wine, locally brewed beer and awesome piano entertainment make your booking at North Side Bistro. Freddie Rabuse, the charming, piano crooner performs at North Side Bistro on Friday and Saturday evenings.

To see some historical sites of St. Thomas, explore Blackbeard's Castle that offers an historic walking tour you can undertake at your own pace. Blackbeard's Castle is a 10 minute walk from downtown, located behind Hotel1829, and remember to contact them in advance.

Don't fear falling in love with St. Thomas. And, in fact, you may want to get married on this paradise island. Island Sweet Stuff specializes on custom cakes for special celebrations, and will direct you to the best function and wedding planners on the island.

Now that you've decided to move to St.Thomas and want to get your stuff over as quickly as possible HB Florida Export may be of assistance.

Last but not least, have your website created and managed by the reputable gandor.tv

Enjoy your stay!


::::: Jet Ski VI | Water Sport
"With Jet Ski VI, you will be able to explore the historic Charlotte Amalie Bay, cruise around Water Island and see stunning Honey Moon Beach on a 1500 cc Kawasaki Jet Ski. Everyone must wear a life jacket, but not to worry ours are super trendy!

The cool factor: You're on a jet ski! Everything is cool about it!
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www.jetskivi.com | (340) 774.5840 | Best Western Plus, Emerald Beach Resort on Lindbergh Bay | jetskivi.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Patagon 'Scuba' Dive Center | Scuba Dive & Snorkel
Patagon Scuba Dive Center is a PADI 5-Star Dive Operation. They are celebrating their 20 years in service Their Patagon Dive Centers are located at: Saint Thomas: The Ritz-Carlton, and Saint John: Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort Experience the waters of the Virgin Islands "Patagon Style"! Their multilingual staff can instruct SCUBA in English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French. Come enjoy a professional and personalized underwater experience!

The cool factor: They operate from a 5 star location!
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www.patagondivecenter.com | (340) 775-3333 ext. 8162 | Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas and Caneel Bay on St. John US Virgin Islands | Patagon Scuba Dive Center's website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Seahorse Rentals | Water sports
Seahorse Rentals has a variety of pedal boats, single or double kayaks, paddle stand-up surf boards (known as SUPs) and Jet Skis. All available on the beach at Emerald Beach Resort on Lindbergh Bay, known for its safe paddling conditions. All the equipment are beginner friendly, suitable for all ages (accept the jet skis), stable and durable, also fitting for the exercise minded.

The cool factor: Tan, fun, exercise - all in one.
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www.rentamotion.com | (340) 774-5840 | Emerald Beach, Lindbergh Bay | rentamotion.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: St. Croix Water Sports | Water sports
St. Croix Water Sports is St. Croix's premier award winning water sports company. They are focused on your safety and fun with over 25 years of experience. Many of their customers are repeat customers :) Family owned and operated. Activities for the entire family: jet ski tours, islands only professional windsurfing school with certified instructors, snorkeling rentals and tours, double and quad paddle boats, single and double kayaks. Located on a small private island - Hotel on the Cay - Christiansted's only beach.

The cool factor: Diversity for whole family
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www.stcroixwatersports.com | (340) 773-7060 | Hotel on the Cay, Christiansted, St. Croix |

::::: The Fun Cat | Sail Snorkel & Party in Puerto Rico
Sail and Snorkel in Puerto Rico with the Fun Cat Tours. Sailing in the Caribbean sea to an exotic island will be one of the most amazing adventures you will experience in Puerto Rico. You will enjoy snorkeling on our pristine reefs and relaxing on our catamaran Fun Cat. We offer free lunch, soda and water all day. Beer is provided for a minimal price. When everyone has had their fill of snorkeling we set sail for home port. The return trip is a Fun Cat party filled with music and our very popular rum punch. Book your trip today.

The cool factor: Free Rum Cocktails & Free Lunch!
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www.sailsnorkelparty.com | (787) 728 6606 | Villa Marina Dock D, Fajardo | SailSnorkelParty.com created, managed by gandor.tv

::::: Blackbeards Castle | Historic Tour
Blackbeard's Castle, the Williamsburg of the Caribbean, offers a day of adventure and fun. With pirate hideouts, historic manor houses, botanical gardens, archaeological sites, sparkling pools, waterfalls, museums, bars, shops and much more, this national historic landmark is the Caribbean's premier historical site.

The cool factor: Swimming pool, life-size pirate statues and free rum!
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::::: Caribberan Blue | Boat Charters
Caribbean Blue Boat Chartersis a boat chartering, boat renting company based in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and do tours all over the US and British Virgin Islands. You could rent a boat and captain it on your own or request for a captain and crew.

The cool factor: Pick your destination. They'll take you there.
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www.boatrentalsvi.com | (340) 690-2583 | |

::::: Jet Ski VI | Water Sport
"With Jet Ski VI, you will be able to explore the historic Charlotte Amalie Bay, cruise around Water Island and see stunning Honey Moon Beach on a 1500 cc Kawasaki Jet Ski. Everyone must wear a life jacket, but not to worry ours are super trendy!

The cool factor: You're on a jet ski! Everything is cool about it!
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www.jetskivi.com | (340) 774.5840 | Best Western Plus, Emerald Beach Resort on Lindbergh Bay | jetskivi.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Seaplanes In Paradise | Seaplane Tours Caribbean
Seaplanes In Paradise will to contribute to your awesome memories of the Caribbean. Whether you are looking for some of the best places to play, escape the routine, snorkel, get married, honeymoon, dive the continental shelf or simply unwind on the finest, off the beaten path beach, Seaplanes In Paradise will get you there in luxury and style. They are based in Puerto Rico but service both the USVI, the BVI and surrounding Caribbean Islands. Call them so they can schedule your unique and unforgettable experience whether it's a sightseeing flight, an adventure journey, tour or charter - they are very flexible.

The cool factor: They're always running specials - just call them!
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www.seaplanesinparadise.com | 888-842-2055 & 602-377-8470 | Pier 6, Capitol Plaza, Old San Juan | Seaplanes In Paradise's website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: The VI Cat | Group Tours - Weddings, Sailing, Snorkeling
The VI Cat specializes in Catamaran sailing, snorkeling excursions, parties, team building events, weddings and corporate events. They have a great relationship with locals, hotel guests and Cruise Ship passengers. The VI Cat can help you plan any of the above events including Sunset Sails, Turtle Cove Sail and Snorkeling Adventures, St. John Catamaran Sailing Adventures, Catamaran Snorkeling Adventures that can include a Beach BBQ or an onboard buffet.

The cool factor: Brand new state-of-the-art 54' Gold Coast Sailing Catamaran
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www.thevicat.com | (340) 998-6789 | P.O. Box 9430 St. Thomas, VI 00801 | thevicat.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Carib Beach Villas | Villa Accommodation
Carib Beach Villas consist of 8 rooms and will hold up to 16 guests and are completely private offering your own private swimming pool, gated entrance, outdoor sunbathing deck and large area with a bar area for private functions. All of the Villas feature marble floors, flat screen televisions, a private balcony and beautiful ocean views with all of the latest modern design elements.

The cool factor: Your own private swimming pool!
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www.caribbeachvillas-vi.com | (340) 774-2525 | Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas |

::::: The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle | Hotel
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle has large premises with great terrace overlooking the ocean with spectacular views of the cruise ships and sea planes.

The cool factor: Free admission to the famous Blackbeards Castle Walk Tour.
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::::: Amalia Café | Restaurant Spanish
Amalia Café is a delightful open-air restaurant owned and operated by Randolph and Helga Maynard. Located in the cobblestone Palm Passage, this Spanish meson serves a varied selection of Spanish favorites and augmented by daily tapa and entrée specials.

The cool factor: A taste of Spain in the Caribbean!
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www.amaliacafe.com | (340) 714.7373 | 24 Palm Passage St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 | amaliacafe.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Asian Restaurant [ Love & Joy ] | Restaurant Supermarket Internet
Asian Restaurant is the number one crew member shop in the US Virgin Islands. Asian Restaurant [Love & Joy] is located in Havensight and Crown Bay, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. This one stop shop opened in 2001 to service the Filippino crew members. Now it services all crew members and the public.

The cool factor: All-in-one shop
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www.asianrestaurantvi.com | (340) 715 0668 | Shop 1 Havensight opposite Wendy's, Shop 2 Crown Bay | asianrestaurantvi.com created, managed by gandor.tv

::::: Barefoot Buddha | Coffee Shop / Fashion Boutique
Barefoot Buddha is a bohemian, New York style Coffee Shop serving healthy, organic food, smoothies and variety of coffees and teas. Barefoot Buddha's terrace stretches from the front and goes all the way to the side under low hanging trees. Great for meditation, meetings or writing your novel while sipping exotic and healthy drinks. It also shares its premises with a fashion boutique with a huge variety of eclectic and fashionable clothes and accessories. The coffee shop also offers wifi.

The cool factor: The fact that it exists. Without it St. Thomas would not be the same!
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www.barefootbuddhavi.com | (340) 777-3668 | 9715 Estate Thomas, Havensight US Virgin Islands 00802 | Website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: North Side Bistro | Restaurant Fine Dining
North Side Bistro serves continental & International cuisine. Extensive and innovative menu which is always changing and has something to satisfy everyone including vegetarians and vegans. The Bistro is proud to be serving wines from all over the world - by the bottle or glass. Come and enjoy the intimate wine room, large dining room, relaxing lounge area, large screened-in deck with stunning Atlantic views...

The cool factor: The Only Brewery in St.Thomas
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::::: Pita Express Delivery | Delivery & Catering Service
Pita Express Delivery is a delightful little deli that delivers. They also cater. Go to amaliaCafe.com and click on Pita Express to view their specials and full menu. Also subscribe to their daily specials on their website.

The cool factor: Out of town deliveries too.
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www.amaliacafe.com | 340-777-4072 | Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Pita Express Delivery website created and managed by gandor.tv

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::::: Biz Scooter | Scooter and Bike Rentals
Biz Scooter's scooters and bikes seat 2 people. Great variety of scooters and bikes with daily and weekly rates. Delivery of scooter or bike is available upon request. Other rentals include: inflatable boats and jeeps.

The cool factor: The first tank of gas is free.
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www.rentamotion.com | (340) 774-5840 | Accross from main gate of Havensight, next to Shipwreck restaurant | rentamotion.com created, managed by gandor.tv

::::: Budget Rentals | Car and Truck Rentals
Budget has been providing the U.S. Virgin Islands with outstanding service for more than 20 years. They have the largest selection of well-maintained vehicles at low, low prices. They also offer mini-lease plans, and quality pre-owned vehicles. With locations all over St. Thomas and St. John, Budget can meet all of your rental needs.

The cool factor: $1 500 worth of coupons to every customer.
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www.budgetstt.com | (340) 776-5774 | Budget. P.O. Box 303887, St. Thomas, VI 00803 | budgetstt.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: JeepsVI.com | Jeep Rentals
JeepsVi.com specialises in rentals of Jeep Wranglers in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Jeep Wrangler is the quintessential niche vehicle. Rates vary from daily $81 to weekly $395.

The cool factor: Deliveries are possible on request.
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::::: Caribbean Foodservice, Inc. | Food Distribution Virgin Islands
Caribbean Foodservice, Inc., under the direction of Howard Bowring, the company has been in a constant growth mode for the past 25 years. His efforts were recognized by the Small Business Administration by naming him the Small Business Person of the Year in 2009. Our sales staff is experts in the area of wholesale non perishable foods and disposable paper products.

The cool factor: Their online specials
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www.foodservicevi.com | 340.775.1100 | 3293 Contant, Ste 119 St. Thomas | foodservicevi.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Erna Art Gallery | Paintings & Fine Art
Erna frequently visits the Caribbean Islands and asserts that most her inspiration comes from the Caribbean Islands.

The cool factor: Only original art, one of a kind, no copies!
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::::: gandor.tv | Web Production
gandor.tv is an international multimedia enterprise that specialises in creating and managing websites. gandor.tv are the creators of www.thecoolestcarib.com.

The cool factor: Their maintenance package ensures your website always works, always looks good and always attains high search engine rankings.
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::::: HB Florida Export | Export
HB Florida Export export to the Caribbean and Latin America, and can consolidate and ship from Miami and New Jersey.

The cool factor: Direct delivery to Freight Forwarder
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::::: Premier Destination Services | DMC
Premier Destination Services is the DMC (Destination Managment Company) in St. Thomas and St. John, US Virgin Islands and specializes in service management for corporate groups and incentive groups whether it's group-travel, accommodation or corporate-entertainment. Experience the Best these Caribbean islands have to offer!

The cool factor: Serves both St. Thomas and St. John
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www.premierdestinationservices.net | (340) 714 1737 | 3082 Kronprindsens Gade, Suite 207, St. Thomas | PremierDestinationServices.net created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Virgin Port Services | Port Services for Cruise Ships and Yachts
Virgin Port Services is the premier port agency in the US Virgin Islands. Their professional and knowledgeable staff provides exceptional service to Cruise Ships and Yachts.

The cool factor: The owner is an avid tennis player.
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::::: Amalia Café | Restaurant Spanish
Amalia Café is a delightful open-air restaurant owned and operated by Randolph and Helga Maynard. Located in the cobblestone Palm Passage, this Spanish meson serves a varied selection of Spanish favorites and augmented by daily tapa and entrée specials.

The cool factor: A taste of Spain in the Caribbean!
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www.amaliacafe.com | (340) 714.7373 | 24 Palm Passage St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 | amaliacafe.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Asian Restaurant [ Love & Joy ] | Restaurant Supermarket Internet
Asian Restaurant is the number one crew member shop in the US Virgin Islands. Asian Restaurant [Love & Joy] is located in Havensight and Crown Bay, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. This one stop shop opened in 2001 to service the Filippino crew members. Now it services all crew members and the public.

The cool factor: All-in-one shop
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www.asianrestaurantvi.com | (340) 715 0668 | Shop 1 Havensight opposite Wendy's, Shop 2 Crown Bay | asianrestaurantvi.com created, managed by gandor.tv

::::: Barefoot Buddha | Coffee Shop / Fashion Boutique
Barefoot Buddha is a bohemian, New York style Coffee Shop serving healthy, organic food, smoothies and variety of coffees and teas. Barefoot Buddha's terrace stretches from the front and goes all the way to the side under low hanging trees. Great for meditation, meetings or writing your novel while sipping exotic and healthy drinks. It also shares its premises with a fashion boutique with a huge variety of eclectic and fashionable clothes and accessories. The coffee shop also offers wifi.

The cool factor: The fact that it exists. Without it St. Thomas would not be the same!
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www.barefootbuddhavi.com | (340) 777-3668 | 9715 Estate Thomas, Havensight US Virgin Islands 00802 | Website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Biz Scooter | Scooter and Bike Rentals
Biz Scooter's scooters and bikes seat 2 people. Great variety of scooters and bikes with daily and weekly rates. Delivery of scooter or bike is available upon request. Other rentals include: inflatable boats and jeeps.

The cool factor: The first tank of gas is free.
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www.rentamotion.com | (340) 774-5840 | Accross from main gate of Havensight, next to Shipwreck restaurant | rentamotion.com created, managed by gandor.tv

::::: Blackbeards Castle | Historic Tour
Blackbeard's Castle, the Williamsburg of the Caribbean, offers a day of adventure and fun. With pirate hideouts, historic manor houses, botanical gardens, archaeological sites, sparkling pools, waterfalls, museums, bars, shops and much more, this national historic landmark is the Caribbean's premier historical site.

The cool factor: Swimming pool, life-size pirate statues and free rum!
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::::: Budget Rentals | Car and Truck Rentals
Budget has been providing the U.S. Virgin Islands with outstanding service for more than 20 years. They have the largest selection of well-maintained vehicles at low, low prices. They also offer mini-lease plans, and quality pre-owned vehicles. With locations all over St. Thomas and St. John, Budget can meet all of your rental needs.

The cool factor: $1 500 worth of coupons to every customer.
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www.budgetstt.com | (340) 776-5774 | Budget. P.O. Box 303887, St. Thomas, VI 00803 | budgetstt.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Carib Beach Villas | Villa Accommodation
Carib Beach Villas consist of 8 rooms and will hold up to 16 guests and are completely private offering your own private swimming pool, gated entrance, outdoor sunbathing deck and large area with a bar area for private functions. All of the Villas feature marble floors, flat screen televisions, a private balcony and beautiful ocean views with all of the latest modern design elements.

The cool factor: Your own private swimming pool!
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www.caribbeachvillas-vi.com | (340) 774-2525 | Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas |

::::: Caribbean Foodservice, Inc. | Food Distribution Virgin Islands
Caribbean Foodservice, Inc., under the direction of Howard Bowring, the company has been in a constant growth mode for the past 25 years. His efforts were recognized by the Small Business Administration by naming him the Small Business Person of the Year in 2009. Our sales staff is experts in the area of wholesale non perishable foods and disposable paper products.

The cool factor: Their online specials
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www.foodservicevi.com | 340.775.1100 | 3293 Contant, Ste 119 St. Thomas | foodservicevi.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Caribberan Blue | Boat Charters
Caribbean Blue Boat Chartersis a boat chartering, boat renting company based in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and do tours all over the US and British Virgin Islands. You could rent a boat and captain it on your own or request for a captain and crew.

The cool factor: Pick your destination. They'll take you there.
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www.boatrentalsvi.com | (340) 690-2583 | |

::::: CoolestCarib.Com | Caribbean Directory
CoolestCarib.Com is a Caribbean Directory that appears on more than 30 Caribbean websites and growing. If you have a business in the Caribbean and want to be known by Caribbean tourists, speak to us. In addition to appearing on CoolestCarib.Com, we'll promote you on more than 30 other Caribbean websites, facebook pages and Caribbean twitter accounts. Advertising with us will increase your SEO. Test it for yourself and search 'Scooter St. Thomas' Our clients appear on the first page - at the top.

The cool factor: We're a modestly awesome website!
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::::: Erna Art Gallery | Paintings & Fine Art
Erna frequently visits the Caribbean Islands and asserts that most her inspiration comes from the Caribbean Islands.

The cool factor: Only original art, one of a kind, no copies!
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::::: Freddie Rabuse Music | Music Entertainment
Freddie Rabuse has specialized in piano entertainment in the Virgin Islands for over 25 years. He is available as a soloist, a band leader, and an agent for steel pan players.

The cool factor: A cucumber with a keyboard, a monster on the tennis court.
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www.freddierabuse.com | (340) 776-3699 | St. Thomas US Virgin Islands | freddierabuse.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: gandor.tv | Web Production
gandor.tv is an international multimedia enterprise that specialises in creating and managing websites. gandor.tv are the creators of www.thecoolestcarib.com.

The cool factor: Their maintenance package ensures your website always works, always looks good and always attains high search engine rankings.
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::::: HB Florida Export | Export
HB Florida Export export to the Caribbean and Latin America, and can consolidate and ship from Miami and New Jersey.

The cool factor: Direct delivery to Freight Forwarder
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::::: Heart & Soul Unions | Wedding Planners
Heart & Soul Unions believe that every couple is completely unique, and should have a ceremony that is designed just for them. Heart & Soul Unions offer a complete new direction in Wedding Planning, specializing in individualized weddings that capture the essence of what your relationship and your Wedding Day means to you!

The cool factor: They specialize in individualized weddings
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www.heartandsoulunions.com | Jennie 340-643-7758 | Emerald Beach Resort |

::::: Island Sweet Stuff | Wedding Cakes, Custom Cakes, All Cakes
Island Sweet Stuff is a custom cake design studio located on St Thomas in the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands. They specialize in cakes that create a lasting impression. Each cake is made to your specific design vision, to create the most amazing, unique, inspired centerpiece for your special day.

The cool factor: Take a bite and you'll enter into a euphoric state of bliss.
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::::: JeepsVI.com | Jeep Rentals
JeepsVi.com specialises in rentals of Jeep Wranglers in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Jeep Wrangler is the quintessential niche vehicle. Rates vary from daily $81 to weekly $395.

The cool factor: Deliveries are possible on request.
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::::: Jet Ski VI | Water Sport
"With Jet Ski VI, you will be able to explore the historic Charlotte Amalie Bay, cruise around Water Island and see stunning Honey Moon Beach on a 1500 cc Kawasaki Jet Ski. Everyone must wear a life jacket, but not to worry ours are super trendy!

The cool factor: You're on a jet ski! Everything is cool about it!
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www.jetskivi.com | (340) 774.5840 | Best Western Plus, Emerald Beach Resort on Lindbergh Bay | jetskivi.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Liz Strauss | Pianist | Singer | Entertainer
Liz Strauss, born in Namibia (Africa). Grew up in South Africa. Residing in the Caribbean. Liz Strauss (Rocker Royale) has been a professional piano entertainer and singer since 1999, regularly performing on cruise ships and piano lounges around the world. Liz was born into a musical family, and holds two university degrees - one for music and a masters in journalism. "I see piano entertainment as an extension of myself and have a deep passion for interacting with a live audience," says Liz.

The cool factor: Plays everything from Mozart to Metallica
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www.thelizstrauss.com | | Caribbean mostly, but also South of France and South Africa | thelizstrauss.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: North Side Bistro | Restaurant Fine Dining
North Side Bistro serves continental & International cuisine. Extensive and innovative menu which is always changing and has something to satisfy everyone including vegetarians and vegans. The Bistro is proud to be serving wines from all over the world - by the bottle or glass. Come and enjoy the intimate wine room, large dining room, relaxing lounge area, large screened-in deck with stunning Atlantic views...

The cool factor: The Only Brewery in St.Thomas
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::::: Patagon 'Scuba' Dive Center | Scuba Dive & Snorkel
Patagon Scuba Dive Center is a PADI 5-Star Dive Operation. They are celebrating their 20 years in service Their Patagon Dive Centers are located at: Saint Thomas: The Ritz-Carlton, and Saint John: Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort Experience the waters of the Virgin Islands "Patagon Style"! Their multilingual staff can instruct SCUBA in English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French. Come enjoy a professional and personalized underwater experience!

The cool factor: They operate from a 5 star location!
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www.patagondivecenter.com | (340) 775-3333 ext. 8162 | Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas and Caneel Bay on St. John US Virgin Islands | Patagon Scuba Dive Center's website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Pita Express Delivery | Delivery & Catering Service
Pita Express Delivery is a delightful little deli that delivers. They also cater. Go to amaliaCafe.com and click on Pita Express to view their specials and full menu. Also subscribe to their daily specials on their website.

The cool factor: Out of town deliveries too.
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www.amaliacafe.com | 340-777-4072 | Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas | Pita Express Delivery website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Premier Destination Services | DMC
Premier Destination Services is the DMC (Destination Managment Company) in St. Thomas and St. John, US Virgin Islands and specializes in service management for corporate groups and incentive groups whether it's group-travel, accommodation or corporate-entertainment. Experience the Best these Caribbean islands have to offer!

The cool factor: Serves both St. Thomas and St. John
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www.premierdestinationservices.net | (340) 714 1737 | 3082 Kronprindsens Gade, Suite 207, St. Thomas | PremierDestinationServices.net created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Seahorse Rentals | Water sports
Seahorse Rentals has a variety of pedal boats, single or double kayaks, paddle stand-up surf boards (known as SUPs) and Jet Skis. All available on the beach at Emerald Beach Resort on Lindbergh Bay, known for its safe paddling conditions. All the equipment are beginner friendly, suitable for all ages (accept the jet skis), stable and durable, also fitting for the exercise minded.

The cool factor: Tan, fun, exercise - all in one.
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www.rentamotion.com | (340) 774-5840 | Emerald Beach, Lindbergh Bay | rentamotion.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Seaplanes In Paradise | Seaplane Tours Caribbean
Seaplanes In Paradise will to contribute to your awesome memories of the Caribbean. Whether you are looking for some of the best places to play, escape the routine, snorkel, get married, honeymoon, dive the continental shelf or simply unwind on the finest, off the beaten path beach, Seaplanes In Paradise will get you there in luxury and style. They are based in Puerto Rico but service both the USVI, the BVI and surrounding Caribbean Islands. Call them so they can schedule your unique and unforgettable experience whether it's a sightseeing flight, an adventure journey, tour or charter - they are very flexible.

The cool factor: They're always running specials - just call them!
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www.seaplanesinparadise.com | 888-842-2055 & 602-377-8470 | Pier 6, Capitol Plaza, Old San Juan | Seaplanes In Paradise's website created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle | Hotel
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle has large premises with great terrace overlooking the ocean with spectacular views of the cruise ships and sea planes.

The cool factor: Free admission to the famous Blackbeards Castle Walk Tour.
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::::: The VI Cat | Group Tours - Weddings, Sailing, Snorkeling
The VI Cat specializes in Catamaran sailing, snorkeling excursions, parties, team building events, weddings and corporate events. They have a great relationship with locals, hotel guests and Cruise Ship passengers. The VI Cat can help you plan any of the above events including Sunset Sails, Turtle Cove Sail and Snorkeling Adventures, St. John Catamaran Sailing Adventures, Catamaran Snorkeling Adventures that can include a Beach BBQ or an onboard buffet.

The cool factor: Brand new state-of-the-art 54' Gold Coast Sailing Catamaran
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www.thevicat.com | (340) 998-6789 | P.O. Box 9430 St. Thomas, VI 00801 | thevicat.com created and managed by gandor.tv

::::: Virgin Port Services | Port Services for Cruise Ships and Yachts
Virgin Port Services is the premier port agency in the US Virgin Islands. Their professional and knowledgeable staff provides exceptional service to Cruise Ships and Yachts.

The cool factor: The owner is an avid tennis player.
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FUN FACTS OF
ST. JOHN, USVI
Nationality
The residents of St. John, US Virgin islands are U.S. citizens, although they cannot vote in presidential elections and have only non-voting status in Congress.
Size
19 Square Miles
Population
4300 residents
Currency & Credit Cards
US Dollar. Major Credit Cards are accepted. ATM machines are located in banks and selected commercial outlets
Banks
Banco Popular, First Bank Virgin Islands, Scotiabank
Taxation
There is no sales tax in St. John, Virgin Islands. Residents pay income tax to the USVI government.
Animals
Iguanas, pelicans, mongoose, scorpions (not poisonous), donkeys, deer, hummingbirds, herons, bats and more. There are also various lizards, frogs and insects.
Food
Banana, Mango, Orange and Cashews.
Plants
Frangipani, Allamanda, Heliconia, Bougainvillea, Oleander, Hibiscus, Double Hibiscus, Flamboyant (Orange), Flamboyant (Yellow), Ixora, Agave / Century Plant, Cactus The Virgin Islands national flower is the yellow cedar (Tecoma Stans).
Lingo
The language of the locals in St. John, Virgin Islands, is English with a West Indian based dialects. For instance, the 'H' is often discarded ("thing" becomes "ting", and "thanks" becomes "tanks...mon"). Also water is pronouced watta and mother matta.
Brief History
St. John, US Virgin Islands, was first settled by the Arawak Indians who had migrated north from coastal Colombia and Venezuela around AD 300. The Arawaks inhabited the island until around the year AD 1300, when they were driven off by the more aggressive and warlike Carib Indians. Extensive archaeological work has been undertaken from 1996 to the present at Cinnamon Bay. Christopher Columbus is the first European to see the Virgin Islands during his second voyage to the New World in 1493. He named the island group "Once Mil Virgenes", or Eleven Thousand Virgins, in honor of the feast day of Saint Ursula and the 11,000 virgins who were martyred with her. The Danish West India and Guinea Company represented the first Europeans to settle the island in 1718. They are also credited with naming the island St. John (Danish: Sankt Jan). The Danish crown took full control of the colony in 1754, along with St. Thomas and St. Croix. Sugar plantations, such as the famous Annaberg Sugar Plantation, were established in great numbers on St. John because of the intense heat and fertile terrain, which provided ideal growing conditions. It is estimated that by 1775, slaves outnumbered the Danish settlers by a ratio of 5:1. Slavery was finally abolished in St. John on 3 July 1848. In 1917 the United States purchased the U.S. Virgin Islands for $25 million from the Danish government in order to establish a naval base whose purpose was to prevent German expansion in the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. Virgin Islands are an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. U.S. Virgin Islanders are . Since 1972, they have elected their own governor. They enjoy a large degree of self-rule through a local 15-seat legislature that covers all three of the islands. In 1956, Laurance Rockefeller donated most of the land he had acquired on the island to the United States' National Park Service, under the condition that it must be protected from future development.
ST. JOHN
St. John is the smallest of the three US Virgin Islands. While the other US Virgin Islands are hustling and bustling, St. John is very laid back. Although it's only three miles from St. Thomas, it is vastly different in spirit and human interaction.

According to theCoolestCarib.com St. John is one of the top 10 coolest Caribbean Islands.

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FUN FACTS OF
ST. CROIX, USVI
Nationality
The residents of St. Croix, US Virgin islands are U.S. citizens, although they cannot vote in presidential elections and have only non-voting status in Congress.
Size
About 82 square miles
Population
About 60 000 residents
Currency & Credit Cards
St. Croix's currency is US Dollar. Major Credit Cards are accepted. ATM machines are located in banks and selected commercial outlets
Banks
Banco Popular, First Bank Virgin Islands, Scotiabank and Virgin Islands comunity banks.
Taxation
There is no sales tax in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Residents pay income tax to the USVI government.
Animals
Iguanas, pelicans, mongoose, scorpions (not poisonous), donkeys, deer, hummingbirds, herons, bats and more. There are also various lizards, frogs and insects.
Food
Banana, Mango, Orange and Cashews.
Plants
Frangipani, Allamanda, Heliconia, Bougainvillea, Oleander, Hibiscus, Double Hibiscus, Flamboyant (Orange), Flamboyant (Yellow), Ixora, Agave / Century Plant, Cactus The Virgin Islands national flower is the yellow cedar (Tecoma Stans).
Lingo
The language of the locals in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, is English with a West Indian based dialects. For instance, the 'H' is often discarded ("thing" becomes "ting", and "thanks" becomes "tanks...mon"). Also water is pronouced watta and mother matta.
Brief History
Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, has flown seven different flags. It has been colonized by Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark, and the United States. Before Christopher Columbus came over to the Caribbean, groups of indigenous people settled on the island in 5000 BC. They developed culture and religion, and called the island "Ay-Ay". These people did not make things out of ceramics, but used tools made of stone, shell, coral and bone. They ate shellfish and wild plant foods. Some time between 50 and 200 A.D.,
ST. CROIX
St. Croix is the largest of the United States Virgin Islands, 82 square miles in area. There are two distinct towns to visit: Christiansted and Frederiksted. The architectural quality and historic interest of the one-time Danish West Indies capital has made part of Christiansted (founded in 1734) a National Historic Site.

According to theCoolestCarib.com St. Croix is one of the top 10 coolest Caribbean Islands.

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