The U.S. Virgin Islands is hot, hot, hot in so many ways but when the sun goes down, the two of you will still find a full menu of romantic fun. Check out this selection of after-dark activities to heat up your evenings:
Moonlight Kayaking: On St. Croix, guests paddle under the light of the moon while enjoying the quiet of nature and the beauty of a dimly lit town from the water during moonlight kayaking tours. Kayaking at night provides a fun and adventurous way for visitors to experience a beautiful maritime evening, while meandering through coves along the coastline. The tour is approximately two-and-a-half hours long and perfect for a romantic evening.
Night Snorkeling: Maho Bay Camps in St. John offer night snorkeling trips on the Ocean Quest yacht, which sails out of Little Maho Bay. Each visit ensures a unique adventure when the captain takes snorkelers to locations “du jour,” making this journey aptly named Captain’s Choice. Night scuba dives are also available for adventure seekers who want a vibrant nocturnal view of the ocean‚s inhabitants.
Off the beaten path in St. Thomas, visitors can snorkel in Hull Bay. There, snorkelers are issued an underwater light, snorkel gear and wet suit, and are taken on a guided tour of the nearby reefs to experience the unique phosphorescent ocean life at night. The exhilarating snorkeling trip culminates with a relaxing and delicious local-style barbeque featuring fresh fish and a bonfire on the beach.
Sunset Cruise: Elsewhere on St. Thomas, Coral World Ocean Park offers a “Splash, Dance and Dine Package,” where passengers cruise into the sunset aboard Adventure Isle, a spacious double- decker 3,500-square-foot power catamaran. Guests watch the sun settle into the west, swim in a secluded cove, enjoy a typical West Indian buffet under the stars, and dance the night away surrounded by the spectacular illuminating lights of St. Thomas and St. John. The four-hour cruise departs from Redhook, St. Thomas, at the American Yacht Harbor Dock.
On Saturday nights, visitors on St. Thomas are also invited to take a ferry to Water Island for a dinner on the beach. Visitors and local residents flock to Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill for good food, great people and lots of fun.
For more information:
• contact Kayak Tours at (340) 778-1522 or visit St. Croix Kayak
• Maho Bay Camps, contact (340) 776-6240 or visit maho.org
• night snorkeling at Hull Bay, contact (866) 719-1856 or visit nightsnorkel.com
• Splash, Dance and Dine cruise at Coral World Ocean Park, contact (340) 775-1555 or visit coralworldvi.com
• dining on Water Island, visit vinow.com/waterisland/dining/.
• For information about the United States Virgin Islands, call 800-372-USVI (-8784),