Experience St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Like Nick Viall on 'The Bachelor'
Situated in the center of the Caribbean Sea, St. Thomas perfectly represents the region with its stunning surroundings both on sea and land. If you need a romantic escape with your love, pack your suitcases and head to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Whether you visit to snorkel or to soak up the warm weather, St. Thomas is a wonderful place to travel to with your loved one. Nick Viall ventured here on Season 21 of “The Bachelor,” and now you can follow along for a trip just like him.
Where to Stay
You have hotel options aplenty in St. Thomas, most of which come with a sea view that you won’t want to miss out on. If you want to be like Nick and the ladies, make a reservation at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove. (Nick stayed at Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, but that hotel closed in 2017 after Hurricane Irma and reopened as Frenchman’s Cove in 2019.)
The hotel offers beachfront access, as well as three pools, a spa, and water activities like Jet Skiing and snorkeling. Unpack your cutest bathing suit and hit the beach with your date!
One-on-One Date: Island Hopping
Start off your trip in the U.S. Virgin Islands by visiting St. Thomas’ neighbor St. John, the smallest of the three islands. You and your date can live large in the Caribbean by chartering a seaplane to St. John, then heading to the beach at Hawksnest Bay for a picnic.
The quiet surroundings, white sand, and warm water are the perfect combination for a romantic day with just the two of you.
In St. Thomas, even the shopping malls are romantic! Spend the evening walking hand-in-hand through Palm Passage and sit beneath the palm trees that dot the main pathway. Nick and his date were surprised with a musical performance and dance by The Rising Stars, so treat your date like the star they are to you and dance the night away together!
Group Date: Serving Romance
When in St. Thomas, you’ll want to seize every beachside opportunity available to you. As fun as it is lounging under an umbrella or on a towel on the sand, get your heart rates pumping with a competitive game of beach volleyball. Will one person in particular spike their way into your warm embrace?
When that’s all said and done, you and the group can charter a yacht at Yacht Haven Grand Marina and tour the cerulean waters you’ll never forget. Don’t be afraid to ask someone if you can steal them for a second, either!
Two-on-One Date: Seaside Seclusion
If you and your date want even more seclusion than you already have on this vacation, take a look at The Preserve at Botany Bay. The nearly 400-acre sanctuary has a luxury resort, as well as villas and homes with stunning ocean views. Have a candlelit dinner as you stare out at the sunset and its colors that are just as bright as your relationship.
St. Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands epitomize the spirit and beauty of the Caribbean. It’s the perfect spot for you and your love to grow your relationship on a vacation worth anyone’s final rose.