It’s always stunning in the Virgin Islands, regardless of the occasional torrential down-pours. Not so occasional lately and this coming week. In fact according to Weather.com its “Heavy Rain and Scattered Thunder Storms” for the next 6 days. Yep, six days. (image below). Many Virgin Island activities, attractions and other things to do are open regardless of weather, and there’s lot of fun things for you to do both indoors and ouFcoalt!

List of Some Rainy-day Activities to Get your Family Out of Home


 Some Rainy-day


1- Top of the list is to GET A MASSAGEof course. Do a Spa day. Of course that’s no surprise coming from someone who owns and operate the top rated Massage Spa in the VI but regardless of our bias its one of the very best rainy day activities. Treat yourself with a nice luxurious Spa Day: Massage, reflexology, foot bath, facial, body-scrub – whatever you choose! Sounds great, doesn’t it?!Visit A Touch of Wellness Massage & amp; Health Center at Compass Point Marinato pamper yourself!

Also ask about out our upcoming Watzun Aqua Massage… hey, you’re going to get wet anyway!

2- See a Show: St Thomas’ movie theater is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon or evening while your car sits in the parking lot getting a bath.

3- Indoor sections of Coral World: yes I realize you’re a local and C/W is a turist place but its still off-season (for now) so the liens will be short and plenty to do.

4- Shop, shop, shop: Ladies you knew this would be on the list, right?! Clothes, shoes, kitchen appliances, fruits & veggies, jewelry, decor, electronics and more… the VI has tons of boutique shops and outlet stores and have it all!

5- Do an Internal Cleanse – it’s always a great idea to cleanse the body occasionally of unwanted toxins and waste. In fact many health practitioners and many religions recommend it at least quarterly. At A Touch of Wellness, we advocate our clients do a colon or other cleanse of some other style cleanse (from light to moderate) once a quarter. There’s nothing that can compare for increased energy and vitality. And rainy days are perfect for this sort of healing activity. We can guide you easily through the progress.

6- App Hopping: also called appetizer crawling. One of our favorite activities. You simply select a section of the island, let’s say Red Hook, then you start hitting one place after another. The rule is one appetizer per establishment. Grab an app and a drink and move on. Next, next, next. Loads of fun and once other know what you’re doing you’ll sure to nearly always have followers along the way. Oh, for this one you’ll want an umbrella – at least for the next 6 days.

7- Go Extreme: Even when it’s raining, it’s actually a great time to go outside and do something a bit crazy. How about Zip-lining. I know, I know – touristy thing, right? (see #3 above) We’ll true but it is off season and it could be great fun. It’s a completely different way to experience the beauty VI, and get a little wet in the process!


Here are a few other family-oriented Bonus activities to do while it rains buckets in the VI:


rains buckets

1. Have an Indoor Treasure Hunt

2. Make Your Own Bubble Bat

3. Create a Family Recipe Book

4. Camp in the Great Indoors (add pillow fight)

5. Invent a (No-Batteries) Game

6. Deep-Condition Your Hair

7. Bake Up Some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

8. Organize Your Own Film Festival

9. Hold a Popcorn Popping Contest

10.Host a “Tea” Party (maybe Bush Tea)

11.Pamper Yourself With a Skin-Softening Mud (available at A Touch of Wellness)

Hope these lists help you get past the down-pour blues. Oh and keep in mind, should you choose to take advantage of the opportunity to pamper yourself (and maybe your sweetie) we do have a great Locals-Only Special going on for a limited time. Check it out here: //www.atouchofwellnessvi.com/specials

Have a great week and – stay dry (as best as you can anyway)