We get named to a lot of lists here on St. John, but the one that came out earlier this week is truly special in my opinion. Islands Magazine, one of my favorites for obvious reasons, just released a list on the best places to visit in 2017. Only nine islands in the entire world made the list and guess who made the cut … we did! Here’s what they had to say…
New year, new places to travel. These nine islands made this year’s hot list of the best places to travel in 2017 thanks to a host of new resorts and reasons to visit. So pack your bags and start planning your next getaway.
U.S. citizens don’t need a passport to explore this trio of Caribbean islands (St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix). While the 133-square-mile chain has history in spades — Christopher Columbus touched down in 1493 — 2017 marks a banner year as the USVI celebrates its Centennial, with special events (festivals, parades and presumably lots of rum cake) continuing throughout the year. Also historic, Caneel Bay, the 60-year-old, 170-acre escape in St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park founded by environmentalist and preservationist Laurance Rockefeller, just celebrated its diamond anniversary. The property is bringing back the original beauty of its pared-down, 1950s-inspired Scandinavian style.
Need another reason to visit? How about the fact that it is currently 80 degrees while I’m writing this on my patio?? No arctic blast here! Come visit us!
Here are the other islands that made the list: Tahiti, Anguilla, Oahu, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Bermuda and Florida Keys. Click here to read the full article.