Virgin Islands National Park Tour, St. John
U. S. Virgin Islands
Concierge.com's insider take:
Though we're not generally fans of vehicular tours, it's worth getting to see large stretches of St. John, which is two-thirds national parkland—and therefore still pristine. As soon as you pass the National Park Services entrance kiosk, nature takes over (the park is home to more than 800 plant species). Like its two sisters, the island has plenty of red-and-white-striped open-sided safari buses that make the hilly ride even more thrilling. Levi Liburd (L&L Jeep Rental; 340-776-1120; www.bookajeep.com) knows the best photo spots, the history of the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins, and possibly more about Virgin Islands botany than anyone else you'll meet.