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Honeymooning in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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     The most exciting thing about planning a wedding might just be planning the honeymoon, in my opinion.  Somehow, my husband and I (then fiancé) decided that we wanted to go to the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Thank God we went through with visiting this gorgeous island because we loved it and can’t wait to go back in the future!  From the amazing service at our resort to the beautiful beaches on the island, our honeymoon destination was all we hoped for and so much more.

Our Flight

     Luckily for us, we didn’t have any trouble on our flight to the island.  We flew on Delta and since we were on our honeymoon, we were hoping that Delta would give us a complimentary upgrade to first class (as they do for honeymooners).  However, it was a packed flight. So it was a no-go on the upgrade, but the flight attendant was kind enough to give us extra snacks so, I guess it’s a win-win?

Our Resort

     We wanted an all-inclusive resort so that we didn’t have to worry about food and drinks.  After much research (and also being the highest rated all-inclusive on the island on TripAdvisor), we decided to stay at Bolongo Bay Beach resort at the south side of the St. Thomas.

    With that being said, once we got to the resort, we were a little under whelmed based on the pictures on their website.  However, we let it go and wanted to enjoy our honeymoon.  Also, we had the ocean facing room which had an amazing view that did not disappoint. 

     On our first day there, we had some issues with the ceiling leaking in our room, once we had turned off the AC in our room.  Immediately upon realizing that, we went to the front desk attendee who told us that she would get the AC guys in there as soon as possible.  While our room was being checked, we headed towards the beach to kill some time as well as check what the resort had to offer.

     When we got back to our room, we noticed that the AC was turned on and the roof had stopped leaking.  We headed back to the front desk attendee to ask her what was fixed in our room and she notified us that the AC had to be turned on at all times or else the roof will continue to leak.  However, if we didn’t like that room then she also had another room available for us to view, as well.  I checked out the other room with her but already felt at home in our first room thus, declined the offer.

     With that being said, the attentiveness of the staffed showed how accompanying and hospitable the resort was to us.  They will do whatever it takes to make your stay worthwhile and boy, was our stay worthwhile!  We made friends with the bartender at the pool known as “007”- yes that’s his name and it’s even listed as such on his name tag!  Mr. 007 was great and somehow remembers all hotel guests.  We met a few hotel guests that had returned to the same resort after 2 or 3 years and Mr. 007 did not forget about them, at all. 

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The Island

     Anyone that has ever asked us about our visit to the U.S. Virgin islands will always say that we recommend them visiting the island.  The one good thing about this island versus the other islands in the Caribbean is that you can walk off your resort and don’t have to worry about anything.  It’s one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, especially since its economy is based off of 80% tourism.  We were able to visit St. John, another one of the islands in the USVI, without any issues.  Also, if one part of the island has some trouble, then they lose all of that tourist traffic.  Thus, the locals make sure to make the island as comfortable as possible for incoming tourists. 

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Overall experience

     As mentioned a couple of times above, we had a great time on our honeymoon from the destination we choose to the resort and island we stayed on.  We wouldn’t have changed a single thing.  The U.S. Virgin Islands is not only a beautiful island but the hospitality and the people we interacted with were also what made the experience even better.

 

NoteNot a sponsored post however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  All photos are taken on an iPhone 6.

 

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