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St. Thomas is the most populated of the US Virgin Islands and offers the widest variety of attractions. The vibrant capital of the USVI, Charlotte Amalie, offers excellent duty-free shopping. If you're a sun lover, you can't miss Magens Bay, consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world. The Mahogany Run Golf Course will impress even the most discerning golfers, and boating enthusiasts will enjoy sailing, yachting, or power-boating around the island.
St. Thomas has all the ingredients of a relaxing, sun-splashed getaway, and staying in a luxury villa rental is the perfect way to experience it all.
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Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is the perfect place to begin your exploration of St. Thomas.
At Emancipation Park, the proclamation freeing slaves and indentured servants was read on July 3, 1848. There is a visitor center in the Grand Hotel building near Emancipation Park.
Bluebeard's Castle (now part of a hotel complex), is an imposing stone tower that dates from 1665. The property is centrally located with world class shopping minutes away, along with some of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean where you can enjoy boating, scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing.
Fort Christian was built in the 1670's by the Danes, has been a fort, a Governor's residence, a church and a jail. It now houses the Virgin Island Museum.
The Government House is the administrative center of the U. S. Virgin Islands. 99 STEPS - One of the few remaining "streets" of the old Danish town, these steps lead to the top of Government Hill and the Government House.
If you need more diversion than relaxing on the beach under a palm tree, St. Thomas offers an almost bewildering number of ways to spend your vacation.
Watersports are abounding on St. Thomas. Scuba, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and surfing can be easily arranged. Day-Sailing aboard a Yacht is a delightful way to experience the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The captain and crew will take guests to remote beaches for swimming and snorkeling. Most provide lunch and beverages.
The Mahogany Run Golf Course is acclaimed by golfers featuring 18 challenging holes with spectacular scenery. Or, try your hand at tennis, as most every resort has a court available for you to use.
Magens Bay, North Side is St. Thomas' most popular beach and is called one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The water is usually very calm with no waves or current, great for floating along and for swimming. There is also a watersports booth that rents paddle boats, kayaks and sunfish.
Smith Bay Park (formerly Lindquist Beach), East End, is located on the East end of St. Thomas, off of Smith Bay Road. The shore at this beach is covered in bright white sand with a faint touch of pink. This is a popular swimming and sunning area, known for calm, terrifically blue water. And heading west the swimming area gives way to another area of the beach, a very shallow shelf that extends for the remainder of the bay
Surfers will want to head to Hull Bay as this is considered the best surfing in St. Thomas (especially in winter!)
Coki Beach is located next to Coral World and is good but can be crowded when cruise ships are in port.
- St. Thomas is the busiest of the US Virgin Islands – great for shopping, dining and nightlife.
- Many North American airlines offer regularly scheduled air service direct to St. Thomas.
- USD is the official currency and English is the official language.
- We recommend renting a car – just remember to drive on the left!
- Enjoy a posh night out dining on delectable food and sipping on fruit-flavored mojitos at Havana Blue.
- St. Thomas is a great hub for day trips to neighboring Virgin Islands – take a ferry to St. John or Tortola.