Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2011

Get the plainspoken advice from fellow travelers at, and read their “Word of Mouth” tips throughout this book Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2011 . Exceptional restaurants, hotels, and sights selected to help you make the best choices.Simple pleasures. Embrace the local scene as you discover the historical sights of Antigua, dive the coral reefs of Belize, or swim with stingrays in Grand Cayman.Boundless activities. Find choices for every traveler, from eco-adventures to island jeep tours to duty-free shopping blitzes.Local Experts Fodor’s worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.Revised Annually Each year our writers hit the streets in search of the hot spots, while verifying that current listings still meet our high standards.

"One of the most popular ports of call for Caribbean cruise ships is St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  On the three Caribbean cruises that I took so far, two of them included a stopover in St. Thomas.  On both occasions, there was a consensus among other passengers we met that St. Thomas was one of the nicer islands visited. Although the driving in St. Thomas is on the left hand side, it is still U.S. territory so this Caribbean island features many other conveniences of being American soil. These included easy telephone connections for calls back to the mainland, the use of U.S. currency and English as the main language.  St. Thomas is also one of the cleanest of Caribbean islands and the locals do not aggressively hustle the tourists like they do on other islands.  Many passengers stated that St. Thomas is a place they would like to come back to in the future......."

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