Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands
By Susanna Henighan Potter
Sixth Edition, October 2015
Price: $19.99 USD
This full-color guidebook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.
Virgin Islands resident Susanna Henighan Potter offers firsthand knowledge of everything this paradise has to offer, from St. Croix to St. Thomas and Tortola. Potter guides readers to the most thrilling hikes in St. John’s Virgin Islands National Park, the best snorkeling spots in Cruz Bay, and the most exciting carnivals and festivals on Virgin Gorda. Including unique trip strategies such as “Family Fun on St. John,” “Sunken Ships and Plantations Past,” and “Caribbean Life: Authentic St. Croix,” Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands
Enjoy the very best of the U.S. & British 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 the U.S. & British 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 was born in Tennessee and raised in the beautiful 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.
As a reporter at island newspapers and for the Associated Press, Susanna covered stories ranging from celebrity sightings and murder trials to the installation of the first traffic light in the British Virgin Islands. In between assignments, Susanna fell in love with her new home. She learned to snorkel, went on weekend camping trips, and got used to driving on the left side of the road. She took local history and cooking classes and bought a machete to explore overgrown hiking trails. She learned to grow Caribbean seasoning peppers and how to make the perfect piña colada.
Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands reflects Susanna’s experience as both insider and outsider. She lives like a local but has not forgotten the jolt of excitement she felt at her first glimpse of the islands from the window of a small airplane in 1999.
Today, Susanna works as a communications professional and lives with her husband on the island of Tortola.