Gourmet full breakfasts are served overlooking Charlotte Amalie at Bellavista Bed and Breakfast (2713 Murphy Gade, 340/714-5704, fax 340/776-7308, www.bellavista-bnb.com, $150–230 winter, $130–195 summer). This four-room B&B is in an exclusive part of town—the governor’s private residence is right around the corner—but you are overlooking the red roofs of historic Charlotte Amalie. Guests have access to the pool, an above-average collection of vacation reading, and the invaluable advice of hostess Wendy Snodgrass. Rooms are cozy and comfortable, but you will probably find yourself relaxing in the spacious sitting rooms and on the balcony. Amenities include air-conditioning, cable TV, and nightly turndown service. No detail goes unnoticed here.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition