Coordinates: 18.344217° N, -64.92981° E
Baton Rouge to Margarita Vacation Club, St. Thomas: 1,789 miles
Flying Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Why Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham? If the thought of getting away from it all is constantly on your mind, then it’s time to hop on a plane and head east to the Caribbean. This divine resort is located on Water Bay at the eastern end of St. Thomas, offering a real-life version of Jimmy Buffet’s famous tune celebrating paradise. Beautiful lodging, hammocks by the sea, and glorious, delightful dining options are all yours, providing you with everything needed to remind you to kick off your work shoes, pop on your flip-flops and enjoy life.
WHERE TO STAY
Relax in one of the tropical-inspired rooms located conveniently at the resort. You have a choice of a studio room up to a three-bedroom suite, all decorated in a nautical theme. Each space has a fully-equipped kitchen, where you can create your own island treats. Whip up a margarita or other icy libations with your personal Frozen Concoction Maker, also located right in your room.
WHERE TO EAT
Great food is always on the menu at the Margaritaville Restaurant, a truly awesome place to sit back and chow down with your family. If “surf” is on your mind, then dive into the Landshark Lager Fish & Chips, fish tacos wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla, or the hearty Caribbean lobster. If “turf” is more to your liking, then choose their BBQ baby back pork ribs, a grilled T-bone steak, or a poultry dish with a choice of BBQ jerk chicken or fried buttermilk chicken.
Shoreline Bar & Grille
Next door to Margaritaville Restaurant is the Shoreline Bar & Grille at the Point Pleasant Resort. This casual American dining spot serves mouth-watering salt fish croquettes with lime avocado spicy mayo, a ginger yellowfin tuna salad, tacos, classic Cuban sandwiches, and Chef Benny’s bacon cheeseburger. Top your meal off with a refreshing cocktail or a tasty dessert.
Picasso's Coffee Bar
If you need a good strong jolt of caffeine, Picasso’s Coffee Bar, across the street from the resort, is one place you won’t want to miss. Lattes, espresso, milkshakes, and sweet pastries of all kinds can be ordered here. This is also where the locals go to hang out!
WHAT TO DO
The resort itself gives you plenty of places to unwind. They have a beautiful tropical outdoor pool and a relaxing hot tub where you can just sit back and sip on a refreshing cocktail. Comfortable hammocks and Adirondack chairs are situated about the resort, giving you the perfect perch to gaze out at the amazing Caribbean Sea.
Just eight minutes away from the resort is Coral World Ocean Park. Exhibits include the Dolphin Sea Sanctuary and Shark Shallows. If you want to play with a pinniped, their interactive animal exhibits, such as the Sea Lion Encounter, lets you actually feed and interact with these marvelous sea creatures.
The turquoise water is calling to you, so take a plunge into the sea with guides from the Aqua Marine Dive Center. This is the only SSI-approved dive center in the US Virgin Islands. Each tour visits a range of sites from shipwrecks to turtle adventure encounters.
Seeking some fresh fruit and vegetables to prep back at your suite? Then a visit to Market Square, a 50-stall flea market, is in order. This site is full of color and character, where you’ll find everything from fresh produce to jewelry, hats, clothing and other local items. It’s a great place to do a bit of people watching, too.
Rejoice in the splendor of local artists at Gallery St. Thomas and view pieces created with metal, acrylics, and wood. Their smart little gift shop has beautiful jewelry, prints, pottery, and even antique-style maps of the US Virgin Islands and the entire Caribbean.
After you’ve done your share of sightseeing, you might just want to spend the rest of your vacation lounging on the beach, and St. Thomas definitely has beautiful beaches. Close to your resort are Grand Beach, just .4 miles from your location; Coki Point Beach, .5 miles away; plus Lindquist Beach, Sapphire Beach, Vessup Bay, and Secret Harbor. These beaches are all within easy walking distance, and they all offer a gorgeous view of the sea.
Fly high over St. Thomas with Parasail Virgin Islands. The entire family can experience the thrill of an offshore powerboat ride, parachuting, ballooning and gliding, all in one action-packed adventure.