ST. THOMAS' FRIENDLY EAST END
The eastern tip of St. Thomas known as Red Hook isn't a full grown town as yet - but it's a self-sufficient area in terms of services. It contains a shopping center with a drug store, medical clinic, 2 banks with ATM machines and postal & secretarial service. Across the street is a busy marina, taxi stand, laundry, marine supply store and a bunch of great restaurants! Within walking distance is the public ferry to the island of St. John. And... within a 5 to 10 minute ride from Red Hook there are several hotels and many more restaurants!
It's a good idea to
make reservations for dinner. There's no need
for men to wear a coat and tie, but do put on
a shirt and shoes. Woman can wear skirts, long
pants or nice shorts. Please, no bathing suits in public areas.
Most restaurants accept major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted most places.
There is ample taxi service available during dinner hours and like everywhere else, be sure to discuss the rate before you get into a taxi. Airport to Red Hook by taxi takes 30 minutes in medium traffic. The residents of the islands are english speaking. It's a custom of the island to offer a greeting to locals before you attempt to discuss business or ask questions. Simply say "Good Day" or "Good Evening" and you'll be welcomed everwhere.
Located in Red Hook, St.
Thomas - and visible for its Danish-style red-roofs
- American Yacht Harbor Marina has a 105-slip
capacity and two operational fuel docks, metered
water and electric and telephone at every slip.
A dive shop, 5 restaurants, ice cream shop, video rental store, bank, bait and tackle
shop and several luxury stores are located on the AYH property.
AYH's high-flying American flag - the largest
in the territory - has come to symbolize not
only the East End's boating center, but shopping
and social hub as well. Monitoring VHF Channel
16. Tel. (340) 775-6454. Fax 776-5970.
AYH's sister marina is the newer Yacht Haven Grand (YHG), dubbed the most luxurious marina in the Caribbean!
Richard Gibson Photo - THE RITZ-CARLTON. A favorite with our anglers! The beautiful Ritz-Carlton is located on the eastern end of St. Thomas, 8 minutes away from the marinas and tournament headquarters. Nestled within a 30-acre estate, this luxury Caribbean resort overlooks the sparkling turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. At the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, guests can explore the underwater world, enjoy gourmet dining and exceptional levels of personalized service. Giving back the tournament participants and the community, the Ritz-Carlton is the sponsor of the popular "Full Moon Party" held on the tournament's lay day. Tel. (340) 775-3333. Visit the Ritz-Carlton's web site:go there