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St. Croix Weddings

Have the wedding of your dreams on St. Croix. The island offers every kind of setting imaginable – on a white-sand beach, at a historical site, on a yacht, or even at your villa. We can set you up with a wedding coordinator to help you plan your perfect day. The paperwork required for a St. Croix wedding is relatively simple for US citizens, since St. Croix is also part of the United States. Start by calling the Territorial Court (340-778-9750) to request an application (ask for the Family Division). Before you send the application back, have it notarized and include a letter stating: date of your arrival on island, length of stay, and desired wedding date. There is a minimum eight-day waiting period after the completed and notarized application is received on island. Looking for St. Croix vacation homes? Check Out: http://caribbeandays.com/st_croix/ Full Island Information: http://caribbeandays.com/destinationguide/default.aspx
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St. Thomas Restaurants

St. Thomas offers a plethora of restaurants to suit every taste, serving everything from burgers to bouillabaisse, often with a Caribbean flair. Couple chefs from top American culinary schools with shipping (since practically everything is imported), and you can expect to pay a pretty penny for your meals – but not any more so than in a big city like New York or London. Here are a few of our favorite dining establishments: Agave Terrace Point Pleasant Resort, Rte. 38, Estate Smith Bay 340-775-4142 “Fresh fish is the specialty at this open-air pavilion restaurant, with more than a dozen fish sauces on the menu. If you get lucky on a sportfishing charter, bring your fish in by 3 PM and the chef will cook it. No lunch.” Alexander’s Café 24A Honduras (across from Frenchtown ball field) 340-774-4349 “Out-of-this-world Schnitzel and excellent patés. Great seafood, chicken, pasta, and beef selections. Save room for dessert.” Blue Moon Café 6280 Estate Nazareth, Secret Harbor B
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St. Lucia Restaurants

A wide variety of dining options are available to guests of St. Lucia villas, including French, Caribbean, and Indian cuisine. Dining here is likely to be al fresco, and many restaurants have waterfront views. If a service charge is not included, tipping is usually 10% of your bill. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants: Buzz Seafood & Grill Rodney Bay (opposite the Royal St. Lucian Hotel) (758) 458-0450 “Known for their seafood, but Rack of Lamb and Chicken Wellington are also amazing! Dessert is a must here, with something for everyone. Reservations essential. Closed Mondays April through November.” The Charthouse Rodney Bay (758) 452-8115 “The place to go for steak They also serve great local seafood and lobster. Try the key lime pie for dessert.” The Coal Pot Vigie Marina, Castries (758) 452-5566 “Excellent meats and fresh seafood accompanied by your choice of the chef’s sauces. Wonderful ambiance and good service, too. Reservations essential.” The Great House C
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St. Croix Restaurants

Dining in St. Croix is an intimate and inspired experience. Whether you choose to dine outside in a courtyard flanked by columns, on a hilltop verandah, or on the Christiansted boardwalk, you are sure to enjoy the delightful flavors and unforgettable atmosphere here. The specialties are truly special – try crunchy conch fritters or Caribbean lobster, or maybe the local fresh fish “just off the boat” uniquely prepared by an expert chef. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants: Avocado Pitt King Christian Hotel, 59 King’s Wharf, Christiansted (340) 773-9843 “The best breakfasts on the islands – try an omelet, French toast, or pancakes. Great lunches too, including the yellowfin tuna sandwich. No dinner.” Bacchus Upstairs, 52 King Street, Christiansted (340) 692-9922 “For a fine evening out, try the lobster Bacchus or the rib-eye steak Florentine. Save room for the rum-infused sourdough bread pudding. Closed Monday and Tuesday.” The Case Place On the waterfront, Gall
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Jamaica Restaurants

One of the benefits of staying in a villa, rather than at an all-inclusive resort, is that you can dine with the locals, savoring the island’s traditional foods. Jamaica has a number of local foods, from ackee and saltfish to rice and peas, to jerk meat (pork or chicken) to pepper-pot soup… you get the picture. Here’s a brief description of some island specialties: - rice and peas: kidney beans (not peas), white rice, coconut milk, scallions, and coconut oil - salt fish and ackee: dried cod and cooked fruit of the ackee tree - pepperpot soup: salt pork, salt beef, okra, and callaloo (Indian kale) - jerk: spice rubs and grills set over oil drums are used to create tasty meat dishes - chicken fricassee Jamaican-style: rich chicken stew with carrots, scallions, yams, onions, tomatoes, and peppers in coconut oil - roast suckling pig: a three-month-old piglet boned and stuffed with rice, peppers, yam, and thyme with shredded coconut and corn meal The island is also famous for its rum
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Grand Bahamas Restaurants

The Port Lucaya area has a wide array of dining experiences for all budgets, at all times of the day. Cappuccino’s, Italian-owned, with an Italian chef, offering Italian cuisine. Prices are in the mid-to-high range. Due to high popularity, reservations are recommended. China Beach, authentic Asian cuisine. Prices are steep but the food is worth it Shennanigan’s, Irish pub and restaurant, frequently packed. Amazing food, moderate prices. Pier One Restaurant, (near the cruise harbor). Has a beautiful waterfront view and serves delicious, high-end food, but what it is best known for are its nightly shark feedings. Sharks are summoned to the water below with the ring of a bell, and guests can watch them chow down, and even throw food to them. A highly recommended, unique experience. Banana Bay, located in Fortune Bay near Lucaya. Situated feet from the ocean on a beautiful white beach, perfect for families who want a refreshing lunch, with indoor and outdoor patio dining available. De
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Curacao Restaurants

BEACH BAR & GRILL Hilton Hotel; Piscadera Bay z/n , Willemstad Phone: +(5999) 462-5000 Fax: +(5999) 462-5846 Located at the beach of the Hilton Curacao Hotel, overlooking the magnificent Piscadera Bay, where you can go for a refreshing dive in the ocean or just relax underneath a palm tree. The Beach Bar & Grill is the place to unwind and enjoy a well deserved Caribbean cocktail, to eat freshly caught fish or savor the island famous beach barbeque. Live entertainment and theme nights are a favorite among guests. Open: Every day Opening times: Mondays to Sunday open from 10.00 AM – 6.00 PM Wednesdays: Chef’s Steak Night from 7.00 – 10.00 PM Fridays: Surf & Turf Night from 7.00 – 10.00 PM Sundays: BBQ Night from 7.00 – 10.00 PM BAOASE BEACH RESTAURANT Winterswijkstraat 2 , Willemstad Phone: +5999 461-1799 Fax: +5999 461-2799 Fine cuisine in paradise Baoase, a truly unique experience. Situated directly on the resort’s beautiful white, sandy and exclusive beach – overlooking
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Barbados Restaurants

There is no shortage of dining establishments on Barbados, with everything ranging from fast food to fine dining, including steakhouses, seafood restaurants, bistros, Italian and French restaurants, and of course local cuisine. In high season, we recommend you make reservations or at least inquire as to whether reservations are necessary. A more formal dress code is enforced in the evenings; be sure to ask when you call. Some restaurants will list prices in US dollars, others in Barbados dollars. Divide Bajan cost in half to get a rough estimate of the price in US dollars. Also note that it is the custom to only present the bill to diners when they request it. Here are some of our favorite dining options: Il Tempio Fitts Village, St. James 246-417-0057 “Quite possibly the best Italian food on Barbados. Closed Mondays.” La Mer Port St. Charles Condo and Marina complex, Speightstown, St. Peter, On the West Coast 246-419-2000 “Enjoy dinner overlooking the exclusive waterfront prope
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Anguilla Restaurants

A wide variety of dining options are available to guests of Anguilla villas, including French and Caribbean specialties. Dining here is likely to be al fresco, and many restaurants have spectacular views. Reservations are generally recommended, particularly in high season. It would be wise to check on the dress code at that time as well but generally smart casual dress is accepted across the island. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants: Altamer Restaurant Shoal Bay West (264) 498-4000 Caribbean recipes combined with classic French cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner not far from the villas at the Altamer Resort. Barrel Stay Sandy Ground (264) 497-2831 Informal bistro with a delightful seaside terrace. Traditional French fare, good service and cheery conversation. Blanchard’s Meads Bay (264) 497-6100 Charming open-air restaurant set in a garden on the beach. An ever changing menu that blends Caribbean, Cajun and Asian flavors is paired with a fantastic wine list. Open only
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Turks and Caicos Weddings

The Turks and Caicos’ pristine beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, refreshing breezes, starlit nights, and friendly people make this the perfect destination for your wedding. After just 24 hours on the Turks, you’ll be able to apply for a Marriage License at the Registrar General for Special Licenses. Here’s what you’ll need: - Passport - Original Birth Certificate - Proof of Status – if single a sworn affidavit is required. - If one of the parties is a divorcee, then proof of Decree Absolute is required, either the original or a notarized copy, sealed by the Clerk of the Court. - In the case of a Widow/Widower, the Death Certificate of the previous spouse is required. - If change of name by Deed Poll or Adoption then proof is required. - If under the age of 21 years then evidence is required as consent of one or both partner or guardian, in the form of an affidavit stamped by the Notary Public. - The parties must not be within the prohibited degree of relationships to each
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Tobago Weddings

The government  of Trinidad & Tobago have made it possible for visitors to marry here within four days of their arrival. If one or both partners are from Trinidad & Tobago then expect between four and eight days for the application process to be completed. It’s easier than most imagine to  get your Tobago Wedding license and only a few documents are required for most applications. If you are both foreigners visiting Tobago  the  Special License is for you. It is easy to apply for and something that is done once you are here, for most countries including the UK and USA you do not need to do anything at home before you come, and a Tobago Wedding license is accepted in most countries. If one partner resides abroad and the other is resident in Trinidad & Tobago then you will need to apply via the Presidents License if  you are both present in T&T, or the Presidents  Authority where the local partner can apply on behalf of their foreign partner in his or her absence For Trinidad &
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St. Martin Weddings

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular for couples who want a more intimate wedding in an exotic location. You may choose to wed on the beach, in a tropical garden, or at your villa. If you would like to get married on St. Martin, you’ll need to know that on the French side, you’ll need to be on the island for at least 30 days before the big day, whereas the Dutch side allows non-residents to marry more easily. Couples planning to get married on St. Maarten have to be at least 21 years old and request permission to marry from the Lt Governor of the Island Territory of St. Maarten (address below). Note that it may take up to two months to receive a reply. If permission is granted, you will be issued a temporary tourist permit in order to contract a marriage. Registration at the office of Civil Registry needs to take place at least ten days before the marriage. This can be done by faxing the office below. Additionally, the following documents are required: - Birth ce
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St. John Weddings

Have the wedding of your dreams on St. John. The island offers every kind of setting imaginable – on a white-sand beach, at a historical site, on a yacht, or even at your villa. We can set you up with a wedding coordinator to help you plan your perfect day. The paperwork required for a St. John wedding is pretty simple for US citizens, since St. John is also part of the United States. Start by mailing a request for an application for a marriage license to: Clerk of the Territorial Court of the U. S. Virgin Islands, P.O. Box 70, St. Thomas, USVI 00804. There is a minimum eight-day waiting period after the completed and notarized application is received on island. Looking for St. John vacation homes? Check Out: http://caribbeandays.com/st_john/ Full Island Information: http://caribbeandays.com/destinationguide/default.aspx
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St. Barts Wedding

Saint Barthelemy (St. Barths) is an Overseas Collectivity under French law. A complete dossier must be submitted at least one month in advance of the wedding date. The dossier must include the following: • A letter dated and signed by the future spouses addressed to the civil registry requesting an application. • Complete copies of birth certificates for each of the parties and issued and dated no more than six months before the wedding. Certificates issued by foreign authorities must be translated and legalized according to the registrations applicable in their native country. • Proof of identity for each of the future spouses via a valid passport or a visa (or the request for a visa) when such is required to stay in the Collectivity. • Last names, first names, dates and places of birth for the father and mother of the future spouses, their addresses and professions. • Last names, first names, dates and places of birth for the witnesses, their addresses and professions. •
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St Martin/St Maarten Restaurant Guide

Of all the Caribbean island destinations, none has a reputation for fine cuisine like St. Martin. The island attracts innovative and creative chefs who prepare delicious fresh fish and shellfish, French cuisine, and other foods from around the globe. Reservations During the high season, you’ll need to make reservations – even a month in advance for some of the best places. Give us a call, we can help with this. Tipping Some restaurants will include a 15% service charge, so be sure to look your bill over before you tip. You can’t always include the tip on your credit card, so bring cash as well. Dress code Usually, dress is casual: for men, khakis and a nice shirt, for women, dressy pants, a skirt, or even fancy shorts are usually acceptable. To be safe, inquire about the dress code when you call to make your reservation. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants: Boca Marina – Airport road at St Maarten Shipyard (where Uncle Harry’s used to be) – Completely remodelled wit
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St. John Restaurants

St. John offers a great selection of restaurants, ranging from breeze-cooled West Indian barbecue and burger joints to elegant and upscale resort dining. The food can be pricey at dinnertime, but lunch can be reasonable at most restaurants. Here are just a few to try: Asolare 340-779-4747 Northshore Road Cruz Bay Elegant, romantic, French cuisine Caneel Bay Beach Terrace 340-776-6111 Sumptuous buffets on a covered terrace overlooking the beach Chloe & Bernard’s 340-693-8000 In the Atrium of the Westin Resort Fine dining in Tropical Elegance Equator 340-776-6111 Caneel Bay “Daring” cuisine including daily Caribbean selections as well as steak & veal Fish Trap 340-693-9994 The Raintree Court, Cruz Bay Fresh catches daily… “excellent seafood”… “some of the best seafood dishes anywhere” Le Chateaux de Bordeaux 340-776-6611 On Bordeaux Mountain Fine dining & international cuisine with the best view on St. John Miss Lucy’s 340-693-5244 Estate Friis, on the way to Salt Po
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St. Barts Restaurants

St. Barts Restaurants – check out Trip Advisor for some feedback on these.  We have not been to them yet,  but they come highly recommended. Maya’s To Go Take out and free wifi 0590 298370 Boulangerie Choisy 0590 275840 Santa Fe 0590276104  Jo Jo Burger Open 7 days/week 0590275033 Eddy’s Closed on Sunday 0590 275417   Le Gaiac 0590 278888 Looking for St. Barts villas for rent? Check Out: http://caribbeandays.com/st_barts/ Full Island Information: http://caribbeandays.com/destinationguide/default.aspx
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Grenada Restaurants

VASTRA BANKEN This elegant, special dining restaurant is located in the marina of Le Phare Bleu Marina &Boutique Hotel. The menu offers a fusion of international and caribbean cuisine. only open in the high season the restaurant operates in the evenings on Tuesdays through to saturdays, from 5:30pm for drinks service. reservations only, please call 444-2400 GRILL MASTER Specialized in Caribbean, Mediterranean, grilled, fried and vegetarian food. All meals are made with a large variety of local and Mediterranean seasonings. delivery service and take away available. Grillmaster is located in the Spiceland Mall which is within walking distance from the famous “Grand Anse Beach” in Grenada.For orders call 439-3377 LA BELLE CREOLE Dine on gourmet cuisine with a delightful West Indian touch. The perfect setting for the most memorable dining experience of your stay in Grenada! Set in the lush tropical grounds of Blue Horizons Garden Resort, with archways framing the beauty of Grenada, La
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Dominican Republic Restaurants

La Casita de Don Alfredo- Cabarete Locals and those in the know avoid referring to the place as La Casita de Don Alredo, opting instead for “Chez Papi.” Caribbean Cuisine. A good place for groups, they serve most dishes in enormous, feast-size portions, and the house specialty–heads-on Caribbean camarones sautéed in a coconut-cream sauce–arrives tableside in a gigantic cast-iron skillet. The addition of candles and lanterns creates an aura of fashionable dining as folks sip bottles of Presidente and soak in the sunset.  Phone 809-986-3750 Meson d’ Bari – Santo Domingo Caribbean Cuisine.  The bar is a popular hangout for local businessmen, artists, and baseball players, so expect the TV to be tuned into a game. The restaurant also hosts live merengue music on most weekends. Phone 809-687-4091 La Piazzetta – La Romana Gourmet Italian cuisine in a re-created 16th-century Mediterranean setting complete with strolling musicians, cobblestone walkways, and colorful ceramic t
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Bequia Restaurants

Dining out is one of the great pleasures of life, and on Bequia this is no exception. Bequia’s wide range of restaurants, offering everything from rotis (a delicious traditional West Indian pasty, filled with curried meat or fish) to live lobster cooked to your preference, guarantees that there is variety enough for every mood and every occasion. Choose a romantic candlelit dinner far away from the crowds, a delicious meal accompanied by local string music, a lively barbecue and steel band jump up, or dance the night away to local bands playing soca, reggae or rock – Bequia restaurants, bars and night life have it all. To avoid disappointment, reservations are advised at all times of the year. Most businesses can also be reached on VHF CH 68 or CH 16. BAGATELLE RESTAURANT AND BEACH BAR Right on the beach in Friendship Bay, Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel offers an international menu with classic Caribbean influences and dishes, using locally sourced produce wherever possible. An e
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Antigua Restaurants

A wide variety of dining options is available to guests of Antigua villas, including French, Caribbean, and Italian cuisine. Dining here is likely to be al fresco, and many restaurants have waterfront views. A 10% service charge is usually included, but if the service is good you may want to leave 5%-10% more. Reservations are generally recommended, and it would be wise to check on the dress code at that time as well. Antiguans generally dress more formally than on other Caribbean islands. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants: Admiral’s Inn Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour (268) 460-1027 “Enjoy the lovely views, history, and a drink here. A must for Anglophiles and Mariners. Closed September to mid-October.” Alberto’s Willoughby Bay (268) 460-3007 “Excellent Italian food, warm hosts, and casual, open-air atmosphere. Closed Monday and May-October.” Big Banana Pizza in Paradise Redcliffe Quay, St. John’s (268) 480-6985 “Some of the best pizza in the Caribbean,
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Virgin Gorda Weddings

Imagine saying “I do” in your bare feet on soft sand, with the blue sky and ocean as your backdrop. Destination weddings are becoming a very popular option throughout the Caribbean, and thankfully, it’s not too difficult to tie the knot in the British Virgin Islands. Here are the requirements: - You must be in the BVI for a minimum of 3 days prior to the wedding service and after having made application for your marriage license. - Apply for your license on your day of arrival at the Attorney General’s office, located on the second floor of the Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola. Give 3 business days for your application to be processed. - Purchase $110 in postage stamps if you will be in the BVI less than 15 days before the wedding, or $50 in stamps if you have been there 15 days or more. - Passports are required as proof of identity and to establish your date of arrival in the BVI. - If you were previously married, you will be required to bring a certified
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Tortola Weddings

Imagine saying “I do” in your bare feet on soft sand, with the blue sky and ocean as your backdrop. Destination weddings are becoming a very popular option throughout the Caribbean, and thankfully, it’s not too difficult to tie the knot in the British Virgin Islands. Here are the requirements: - You must be in the BVI for a minimum of 3 days prior to the wedding service and after having made application for your marriage license. - Apply for your license on your day of arrival at the Attorney General’s office, located on the second floor of the Central Administration Complex in Road Town. Give 3 business days for your application to be processed. - Purchase $110 in postage stamps if you will be in the BVI less than 15 days before the wedding, or $50 in stamps if you have been there 15 days or more. - Passports are required as proof of identity and to establish your date of arrival in the BVI. - If you were previously married, you will be required to bring a certified copy or o
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St. Thomas Weddings

Have the wedding of your dreams on St. Thomas. The island offers every kind of setting imaginable – on a white-sand beach, at a historical site, on a yacht, or even at your villa. We can set you up with a wedding coordinator to help you plan your perfect day. The paperwork required for a St. Thomas wedding is pretty simple for US citizens, since St. Thomas is also part of the United States. Start by mailing a request for an application for a marriage license to: Clerk of the Territorial Court U.S. Virgin Islands P.O. Box 70 St. Thomas, USVI 00804 There is a minimum eight-day waiting period after the completed and notarized application is received on island. Looking for St. Thomas vacation homes? Check Out: http://caribbeandays.com/st_thomas/ Full Island Information: http://caribbeandays.com/destinationguide/default.aspx
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St. Lucia Weddings

The moment you arrive on St. Lucia, you’ll realize that its natural beauty seems to have been made for romantics. All that the island has to offer – including palm-fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, clear tropical air, rhythmic steel band music, and tantalizing cuisine – combine to make weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia. It’s relatively easy to get married on St. Lucia. For a normal wedding license, you need to be on the island 4 days before the wedding; however there is a special license which does not have a residency requirement. If you arrive with all of your documents ready and file them with a lawyer in the morning, you could be married by the afternoon of the same day. The documents required to obtain a marriage license on St. Lucia are: - Passport - Birth Certificate - Decree Absolute (if one or both parties are divorced) - Death Certificate, if one is a widow/widower - Deed Poll, if a name has been changed If under 18, evidence
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St. Croix Weddings

Have the wedding of your dreams on St. Croix. The island offers every kind of setting imaginable – on a white-sand beach, at a historical site, on a yacht, or even at your villa. We can set you up with a wedding coordinator to help you plan your perfect day. The paperwork required for a St. Croix wedding is relatively simple for US citizens, since St. Croix is also part of the United States. Start by calling the Territorial Court (340-778-9750) to request an application (ask for the Family Division). Before you send the application back, have it notarized and include a letter stating: date of your arrival on island, length of stay, and desired wedding date. There is a minimum eight-day waiting period after the completed and notarized application is received on island. Looking for St. Croix vacation homes? Check Out: http://caribbeandays.com/st_croix/ Full Island Information: http://caribbeandays.com/destinationguide/default.aspx
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