Taxi or Tour Service: Need a reliable private driver or taxi service for your group? Try Ali and Sons Tour. They provide a wide range of services from a simple airport pick up to a private tour of the island. Prefer to tour the island by sea plane? Try Flying Fish Aviation!
Food Delivery: We have a wonderful new service on the island called STT Direct. Instead of the cost of hiring a chef, you can order food from various restaurants to be delivered to you at the Villa for a very nominal delivery fee! They will also deliver groceries if you would prefer to not shop for yourselves. Please make sure to tip the drivers, as this is their primary source of income! You do need to create an account with your credit card, but there is no fee to join. It’s a terrific service! If you are looking for just grocery delivery, there is also Fresh Foods VI, which several of our guests have used.
Chefs: Our personal favorite chef is Dennis, who is head chef at Abi Beach, but will also do some private events as well. He has a very prestigious history with some of the top TV chefs. Dennis can accommodate all your needs, from simply an appetizer night to a fully catered event. He can be reached at 609-382-3459. Make sure to tell him Lena & Bob recommended him! Some other very good options, if Dennis is not available include; Shelly Berry (340-642-7433) or Biggi Dodson (340-643-7496) Both offer a full range of services from small in home dining for vacationers who simply do not wish to cook every meal, to large fully catered events.
Event Planning: Need an event planner to work on your special celebration? Valerie Peters (340-344-8446) of Val Events has several decades of event planning experience AND has the added bonus of being raised on island! She knows everyone in the industry and will make your event a magical experience!
Florist: Planning a wedding or special event that requires beautiful flowers? Look no further than Ali at the East End Flower Shop!
Massage: How about a spa day for you and your guests? Better yet, how about a spa that comes to you?! A Touch of Wellness Massage Spa and Health Center offers a large range of services. You can make it an outing and go to their site, of make an appointment for in home services. The choice is yours!
Scuba Diving: I like personally The St Thomas Dive Club located at the Bolongo Bay Resort, which has easy parking and tranquil uncrowded feel. There are several other locations for scuba, like Coki Dive Center, which is closer to the Villa, but more difficult for parking and usually has huge crowds of people. Both are good choices for scuba however.If you are thinking of getting your dive certification while in the Caribbean, you can do so in just 2 days. There is an online that must be completed first however. This link is connected to The St Thomas Dive Club course. This link is for the Coki Dive Center course
Private Boat Charters: If you have a group of 6 or more, you can usually charter a boat with captain, gas and gratuity for close the same price of a large multi group excursion and you have the boat exclusively to your group!
Our personal favorite is The Meow. We love the simplicity of the pricing of this all inclusive charter as well as the fantastic service! The Meow is simply $150 per person plus gratuity. 6 Being the minimum for this charter and 12 being the maximum capacity. The Meow is strictly USVI waters and usually goes out to Buck Island, Christmas Cove and Abi Beach, but within reason, other nearby options will be considered. We opted to head out to Lavongo Cay and Cinnamon Bay off St John, for a focus on exceptional snorkeling. Included in your trip is a light snack as you board, usually banana bread, a mid morning appetizer, a delicious lunch and bottomless drinks, both non alcoholic and alcoholic. The Meow is also equipped with a “head”, another BIG plus!
Fishing Charters: Captain Greg Smith of Lucky Lady Fishing Charters is a great choice! They also do private charters without fishing.
Both New Horizons Charter & St Thomas Boat Rental Have also been terrific! Fantastic customer service from start to end! New Horizons is strictly USVI waters. St Thomas Boat Rental can do USVI or BVI waters.
Storm Watch: Interested in what’s happening during our hurricane season? For a local take on the storms and how they are actually affecting St Thomas, look to the Caribbean Hurricane Network for current & accurate information from people here in St Thomas.