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                  Top Eight Places to be Kissed on St.  John


From Cynthia Blair

When it comes to romantic settings, the sights on the tiny island of St. John in the USVI are hard to beat. Two-thirds of 20-square-mile
St. John is national park, with lush hills  and pristine beaches untouched by development. All of St. John provides the ideal place for
honeymoon couples and other romantics to celebrate, so much so that its earned  the nickname Love City. There are a  few particularly
outstanding spots perfect for a memorable moment and a kiss.

1.
Trunk Bay on St. John in the USVI

Trunk Bay is one of the most photographed beaches in the world, frequently showing up in ads and fashion shoots. It is also the most
popular spot on the island for sunset  weddings. Take advantage of this spectacular white sand beach, a gentle half circle curving
around turquoise water. Anyone who ever claimed to enjoy long walks along the  beach will find the ultimate experience in this
memorable spot.

2.
Peace Hill on St. John in the USVI
Peace Hill, located on St. Johns northwest coast between Hawksnest Bay and Denis Bay, affords truly spectacular sights guaranteed to
inspire a smooch. Reaching this  memorable USVI spot requires a short walk along a trail that begins about a half mile east of
Hawksnest Beach. From atop the hill, there is a fabulous 180-degree panoramic  view of St. Thomas, Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost Van
Dyke, the British Virgin Islands, and the turquoise water that surrounds them.


3.
Bordeaux Point on St. John in the USVI
Bordeaux Point is the highest point on St. John in the USVI, rising up nearly 1,300 feet above sea level. Driving along Route 10 takes
travelers close enough to the top of  Bordeaux Mountain to enjoy amazing views of St. Thomas, St. Croix, and the British Virgin
Islands. After enjoying a kiss, hold hands over dinner at Chateau Bordeaux, located  on the mountain and offering outstanding views of
Coral Bay.


4.
Annaberg Plantation on St. John in the USVI
Annaberg Plantation is the remains of an 18th-century sugar plantations, with an abundance of greenery and flowers bursting among
the stone ruins. Climbing up a path  takes visitors to a scenic overlook with fabulous views of the British Virgin Islands and the
turquoise waters below. There’s always a breeze, making this sight perfect for  kissing.


5.
Reef Bay Trail on St. John in the USVI
The Reef Bay Trail is a two-mile trail that begins at Centerline Road, descending from the top of a mountain to the beach. At the
bottom, couples will walk amidst petroglyphs,  ancient markings on rocks at the bottom of the trail. The greenery and views make this
an extremely romantic spot. Because the walk back up is fairly strenuous, couples are  wise to preserve the romance by arranging in
advance for a boat to pick them up on the beach.


6.
On a Sunset Cruise off St. John in the USVI
St. John in the USVI is one of the best places in the world to sight the sunset, making a twilight cruise in any of its breathtaking bays a
terrific spot for a kiss. In addition to a  sky streaked with color and the soft blues and greens of the sea, add music, cocktails, and
some tasty hors oeuvres and you've just created an unforgettable experience.


7.
Hawksnest Bay on St. John in the USVI
Hawksnest Bay is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on St. John in the USVI, as well as the most convenient. It also offers
terrific snorkeling. It's hardly surprising  that it's an extremely popular spot for both tourists and locals. Yet the specialness of this spot
makes romantics forget about everyone else on the beach.


8.
Waterlemon Cay on St. John in the USVI
The snorkeling off Waterlemon Cay is said to be the best on the island. A mere 500 to 600 yards offshore, snorkelers are likely to spot
such rarities as starfish and seahorses.  Yet the water is shallow enough along the shore to make this scenic sight a great place for a
kiss.
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