Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
This wildly popular beach in Virgin Islands National Park was owned by Laurence S. Rockefeller until he donated it to the United States in 1956. Don’t miss the 675-foot-long snorkeling trail with plaques on the ocean floor identifying types of coral and sea urchins. Or explore the 1.5 miles of wooded coastline, home to bay rum trees and wild orchids.
St. John’s Cathedral
The church has been destroyed at least twice by earthquakes since it was first constructed in 1681. Architect J. Fuller rebuilt it in the 1840’s as it stands today; the stately stone exterior hides an interior done entirely in hardy pitch pine to resist further destruction.
This waterfront gem explores the impact of Britain’s empire on the West Indies, dating back to the time the first English ship docked here in 1671. Originally built in 1855 as officers’ quarters, the museum is part of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, where a restored naval yard sheltered the British fleet during the Napoleonic Wars.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
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