Moon Virgin Islands
By Susanna Henighan Potter
Fifth Edition, September 2012
Price: $16.99 USD
Price: $9.99 USD
As a resident of the Virgin Islands, Susanna Henighan Potter has firsthand knowledge of everything this paradise has to offer—from St. Croix to St. Thomas and Tortola. Potter guides readers to the best hikes in St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park, the best snorkeling spots in Cruz Bay, and the best carnivals and festivals on Virgin Gorda. Equipped with unique trip strategies, including Beach Lover’s Tour and Wildlife and Wilderness, Moon Virgin Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Virgin Islands
Enjoy the very best of Virgin Islands with these itineraries:
- Weekend Getaway to St. Thomas
- Family Fun on St. John
- The Best Beaches
- The Best Snorkeling
- Caribbean Life: Authentic St. Croix
- Sunken Ships and Plantations Past
- Ten-Day Sailing Adventure
- Off the Water: Forests and Parks
Explore what Virgin Islands has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- St. Thomas
- St. John
- St. Croix
- Jost Van Dyke
- Tortola including Out Islands: Sir Francis Drake Channel and Out Islands: Off Tortola’s East End
- Virgin Gorda including Out Islands: Around Virgin Gorda
Susanna Henighan Potter never imagined she would settle in the Virgin Islands. Born in Tennessee and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, she packed her bags after graduating from Oberlin College and headed to a cluster of tiny dots in the Caribbean Sea: the Virgin Islands. Susanna began her journalism career at the BVI Beacon, a weekly newspaper in Road Town, Tortola, where she covered everything from regattas to crime. Later, after a stint with the Virgin Island Daily News in St. Thomas, Susanna moved back to Tortola to edit the weekly BVI StandPoint. She also began filing reports for the Associated Press on topics ranging from international finance to the installation of the first traffic light in the British Virgin Islands.
In between writing stories, Susanna fell in love with the islands. She learned to snorkel, went on weekend camping trips, and got used to driving on the left-hand side of the road. She started to read history books about the islands and even learned how to make a piña colada. This guidebook reflects Susanna’s experience as both an insider and an outsider—she lives like a local but has not forgotten her first glimpse of the islands from the window of a small airplane in 1999.
Susanna works as a communications professional and lives with her husband on Tortola. She is also the author of Moon Tennessee and Moon Nashville & Memphis.