St. Thomas is the most cosmopolitan island, yet it still retains the distinctive atmosphere of a secluded Caribbean paradise. Locations for your wedding are plentiful including a tropical ceremony on a beautiful palm lined beach or private catamaran. Conclude the evening by renting out a seaside restaurant for dinner and dancing under the stars. Whether it’s just the two of you, or you bring friends and family, you’ll find tons of opportunities for fun on the island.
Most of St. John is National Park land, so most of the island is undeveloped. Some of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean are located along the island’s north shore. The most spectacular and well-known of these is Trunk Bay, which has consistently been voted one of the “Ten Best Beaches in The World” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and has received similar recognition from other publications. Since the beaches are on National Park land, they are all open to the public and are free of hotels or resorts. A notable exception is the Caneel Bayresort on the north shore, which lies on Rockefeller’s former personal estate. The remaining coastal land, mostly in the north and in the east, is private property, and contains many secluded private villas and cottages.