Archive for August 2014

Tropical Wedding Bliss: Getting Married in the USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands is the quintessential backdrop for a fairy-tale wedding and probably one of the most perfect places on earth to marry and begin living happily ever after. The possibilities for memorable nuptials in this paradise are seemingly endless. If you have ever imagined yourselves professing your love while barefoot on a secluded palm-fringed beach, adrift in a luxurious yacht on the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by centuries-old ruins of a sugar plantation — your dream of a destination wedding in the Virgin Islands can easily become your reality. Whether you are tying the knot for first time or…

The Green Iguana Goes Green and Cuts Costs by Using Solar Panels

“Our solar panels have been in full operation for more than 10 months with NO problems!” said The Green Iguana Hotel manager John Pittman. “We have greatly reduced our electric costs, which makes our owner very happy!” Pittman and his wife Gwen are the caretakers/managers of The Green Iguana Hotel on Blackbeard’s Hill, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.   “When we first took over the care and management of The Green Iguana Hotel January 2012, we took a look at the expenses and saw just how expensive electrical power is here in the VI. Then we set out to find a…

Buck Island Turtle Beach

Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre (712,000 m²) island about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.” The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 by John F. Kennedy and greatly expanded in 2001 by Bill Clinton, over the bitter opposition of local fishermen.   This national park, just a short boat ride from the…