US Virgin Islands Immersion: Our Favorites | Brownell Travel

US Virgin Islands Immersion: Our Favorites

Below are a few of our favorite US Virgin Islands activities!


La Tapa: Excellent Spanish inspired cuisine and wonderful sangria. Live jazz on Mondays.

ZoZo’s: Delicious Italian menu. Fine dining with beautiful views out towards St. Thomas

Rhumb Lines: Our favorite favorite “local” place. This eatery features a delicious Pad Thai dish and a variety of Asian and Caribbean inspired menu items. The owners have worked all over Asia and this has definitely inspired their menu. Typically have live music/guitarist. Be sure to try their Mojito made with Champagne!

Fatty Crab: New to St. John, this very popular NYC establishment has been earning its keep here on the island. A lot of spicy dishes and predominantly Malaysian cuisine.

Woody’s: This establishment is famous for its happy hour. While it is definitely worth visiting for the drink specials, their food is fantastic as well! Its super low key atmosphere welcomes you to come as you are—straight off the beach in shorts and flip flops—to enjoy their fresh seafood.

Chateau Bordeaux: Located at the highest peak of St. John. This location boats stunning views and an incredible sunset.


There are quite a few fun bars in downtown Cruz Bay. The most popular is the The Beach Bar. They have live bands and people can sit at the bar or even on the beach, dance, and listen to music. They also have bocce ball and other games behind the bar.


Many of our onsite partners in the US Virgin Islands offer a variety of pre-planned boating activities ranging from half day to full day sails, snorkel sails, sunset sails, and so forth. Private and group excursions can also be planned. The boats we work with have their own websites for more information.

Additionally, we can coordinate sailing trips, power boating excursions, and deep sea fishing adventures!

Day Trips:

Jost Van Dyke and the Soggy Dollar Bar: This locale is “Home of the original Pain Killer”—which is the traditional US Virgin Islands drink! This is a MUST while on vacation in the islands!

The Baths on Virgin Gorda: Visit this Volcanic rock to climb through and explore. This is a super fun and unique experience.


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