St. Thomas is a part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and it is located just to the east of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Currently, the island is home to nearly half of the population of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its capital is the town of Charlotte Amalie, which is a frequent stop-off point for many of the cruise ships that make their way around the Caribbean every year.
On this idyllic, tropical island, you’ll find plenty of things to see and do. Of course, there are a number of pristine beaches, perfect for sunning, swimming and snorkeling. But, there are also amazing local attractions, as well – ones that will give you a sense of the rich history of this amazing island. If you’re looking to have a little fun while you’re on shore, you’ll find plenty of places and opportunities for that as well.
So, come take a look at this amazing port of call in the Caribbean Sea. See for yourself why there are so many cruisers from around the world who look forward to checking out St. Thomas when their cruise ships sail into port.
1. Magens Bay
St. Thomas is home to some of the most idyllic beaches in the world. This one happens to be considered one of the best in the world, as well.
2. Honeymoon Beach
For a little bit more of a romantic experience, you’ll want to head here. It’s earned its name, you know.
3. Lindquist Beach
This beach also provides an incredible area for visitors to St. Thomas to unwind, soak in the rays, and swim in the waves.
4. Magic Ice
The beach can get awfully hot, can’t it! Why not cool off by visiting the largest permanent ice gallery in the entire world?
5. St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum
In order to really appreciate this tremendous island, you should come to appreciate its history.
6. Drake’s Seat
At just over 1,000 feet above sea level, Drake’s Seat, which has some history you should look into, offers an amazing vantage point over the island.
7. Amazing Boat Tours
What’s the point of being in the Virgin Islands if you’re not going to get out on the water? Take a boat tour!
8. St. Thomas Synagogue
You may not believe this, but this synagogue, which was built in 1833, happens to be the second oldest on American lands.
9. Main Street in Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie is the hub of St. Thomas, and Main Street is the hub of Charlotte Amalie. Check it out, if you can brave the crowds.
10. The 99 Steps
This old staircase that has, you guess it, 99 steps was built by the Danes in the 18th century.
11. The Gallery of St. Thomas
You may not want to pry yourself away from the beach, but the artwork at The Gallery of St. Thomas is worth it!
12. Blackbeard Castle
When the Danes were on St. Thomas, they used this castle to spot approaching ships. Now, you can take a tour!
13. Fredrick Lutheran Church
This is yet another architecturally interesting and incredibly old religious building located on St. Thomas. Check it out.
14. Paradise Point Tramway
From the Paradise Point Tramway, you can really gain a bird’s eye appreciation of all the sights and beauty of St. Thomas.
15. Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove
Planning on staying on St. Thomas sometime? Well, there are plenty of places for that, and none are better than this amazing resort.
16. Scuba Diving
What visit to the Virgin Island would be complete without taking the opportunity to see what’s going on beneath the waves?
17. Kayak the Shores
Well, scuba diving isn’t for everyone. That’s fine. But, you can still have fun exploring on a kayak!
18. Emancipation Garden
This peaceful park, which is located near the water in Charlotte Amalie, was built to commemorate the emancipation of St. Thomas’ slaves in 1848.
19. Zip Line Away!
For those who find tramways a little to dull, you can always zip line your way through the lush St. Thomas flora.
20. Mahogany Run Golf Course
Do you fancy a round of golf while you’re on the island? Well, then many believe this golf course to be the island’s best!
21. Shops, Shops and More Shops
In Charlotte Amalie, as well as elsewhere on the island, you’ll find plenty of shops selling a variety of different things.
22. Iggie’s Beach Bar and Grill
No island vacation would be complete without a drink or several on the beach. Per the reviews of travelers, this is the best place for that on St. Thomas!
23. Mountain Top
For a different kind of drinking experience, you can check out this amazing place, which offers sweeping views of Magens Bay.
24. Stay Awhile
We’ve only shown you some of what this amazing island has to offer. If you want to see what it’s all about, you’ll have to get off the boat the next time your cruise ship stops there, or you’ll have to plan a trip to it exclusively!