9781892975447

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Guide: Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist

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  • ISBN13:

    9781892975447

  • ISBN10:

    1892975440

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-12-01
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (P)
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Summary

This guide to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands includes information on resorts, historic sites such as old forts and castles and sugar plantations, dutyfree shopping, and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction
13(1)
Overview
14(4)
Suggested Itineraries
18(4)
If You Have Three Days
18(1)
If You Have a Week
19(1)
If You Have Two or More Weeks
20(2)
Land & People
22(6)
Land & Sea
22(1)
The People
23(1)
Music of the Caribbean
24(4)
A Short History
28(6)
Planning Your Trip
34(23)
Before You Go
34(7)
When To Go
34(1)
Booking Your Trip
35(6)
Getting To The Caribbean
41(4)
By Air
41(2)
Travel Insurance
43(2)
Passports & Visas
45(1)
Customs
45(1)
Getting Around Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands
45(7)
Cruising The Caribbean
46(6)
Accommodations
52(2)
Hotel Chains
54(1)
Recommended Reading
55(2)
Basic Information
57(7)
Banking
57(1)
Business Hours
57(1)
Carnival!
57(1)
Credit Cards
58(1)
Currency
58(1)
Electricity
58(1)
Emergencies
58(1)
Health Concerns
58(2)
Post Service
60(1)
Religious Services
60(1)
Service Charges
61(1)
Taxes
61(1)
Tips
61(1)
Telephones
61(1)
Time Zone
61(1)
Trouble Spots
61(1)
Weddings
62(2)
Sports & Recreation
64(5)
Beaches
64(1)
Bicycling
65(1)
Birding
65(1)
Boating
65(1)
Diving & Snorkeling
65(1)
Fitness
65(1)
Golf
66(1)
Hiking
66(1)
Horseback Riding
67(1)
Kayaking
67(1)
Sailing
67(1)
Tennis
67(1)
Windsurfing
68(1)
Shopping
69(4)
Taking The Kids
73(5)
Keeping Kids Safe
74(1)
Additional Tips
75(1)
Best Resorts for Children
76(1)
The Puerto Rican Advantage
76(2)
Ecotourism & Travel Alternatives
78(2)
Ecotourism
78(1)
Spa Vacations
79(1)
Ecotour Sailing
79(1)
Food & Drink
80(7)
A Caribbean Food dictionary
80(5)
Drinks of the Caribbean
85(2)
Best Places to Stay
87(9)
Puerto Rico
87(3)
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa and Casino
87(1)
Westin Rio Mar Beach Resort & Country Club
88(1)
Doral Resort at Palmas Del Mar
89(1)
US Virgin Islands
90(1)
Ritz-Carlton
90(1)
Harmony Resort
91(1)
Hotel Caravelle
91(1)
British Virgin Islands
91(2)
Bitter End Yacht Club & Resort
91(1)
Little Dix Bay
92(1)
Best Cruises
93(3)
Star Clipper
93(1)
Windstar Cruises
94(2)
Puerto Rico
96(74)
Arrival & Departures
99(2)
Orientation
101(1)
Getting Around Puerto Rico
101(1)
Where to Stay
102(23)
Country Inn (Paradores)
120(5)
Where To Eat
125(24)
Seeing the Sights
149(9)
San Juan
149(3)
Side Trips In & Near San Juan
152(2)
Out on the Island South
154(1)
East of San Juan
155(1)
Northwest
156(1)
West & Southwest
157(1)
Nightlife & Entertainment
158(3)
Sports & Recreation
161(3)
Shopping
164(2)
Excursions & Day Trips
166(1)
Practical Information
167(3)
The US Virgin Islands
170(68)
Arrivals & Departures
172(1)
Orientation
173(1)
Getting Around The US Virgin Islands
174(3)
Where To Stay
177(19)
St. John
177(5)
St. Thomas
182(6)
St. Croix
188(8)
Where To Eat
196(19)
St. Thomas
196(6)
St. Croix
202(11)
St. John
213(2)
Seeing the Sights
215(5)
St. Thomas
215(1)
St. Croix
216(3)
St. John
219(1)
Nightlife & Entertainment
220(2)
Sport & Recreation
222(7)
Shopping
229(3)
Excursions & Day Trips
232(3)
Practical Information
235(3)
The British Virgin Islands
238(33)
Arrivals & Departures
240(1)
Orientation
241(1)
Getting Around The BVI
241(2)
Where To Stay
243(12)
Where To Eat
255(5)
Seeing the Sights
260(2)
Nightlife & Entertainment
262(1)
Sports & Recreation
263(4)
Shopping
267(1)
Practical Information
268(3)
Index 271

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