Best Tourist Places to Visit in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, America

Best Tourist Places to Visit in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, America

St Thomas is an island in the United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the Caribbean Sea. It is home to territorial capital, Charlotte Amalie.

The sub districts coming under St Thomas are Charlotte Amalie, Northside, Tutu, East End, Southside, West End and Water Island. University of the Virgin Islands, All Saints Cathedral School and Antilles School are some prime educational institutions in St Thomas.

Geography of St Thomas:

St Thomas district is located at the coordinates of 18°20′ N 64°55′ W covering an area of 80.91 sq. km.


History of St Thomas:

St Thomas was initially inhabited by the Ciboney people around 1500 BC, followed by Arawaks and Caribs. It was visited by Italian explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus in 1493.


How to reach Saint Thomas?

Cyril E. King Airport serves St Thomas Island including territorial capital, Charlotte Amalie with flights to and from St. Maarten, San Juan, Tortola, Miami, New York, Dominica, Nevis, St Barthelemy and many Virgin Islands and USA destinations.

Safari cab is an open air long sized vehicle serving the areas of St Thomas, charging one dollar per person.

St Thomas is also connected with neighboring islands namely St. Croix, Water Island, St. John and the British Virgin Islands by ferry services. Ferries depart from Charlotte Amalie, Crown Bay Marina and Red Hook Terminal.


Food and Shopping in Saint Thomas:

Some major shopping corners in Saint Thomas are:

  • Havensight
  • Yacht Haven Grande
  • Crown Bay
  • Vendor’s Plaza
  • Tutu Park

Tourists can visit below food corners for quality food:

  • Shawny’s Shack
  • Room with a View
  • Mafolie Restaurant
  • Frenchtown Deli


Things to do in Saint Thomas:

  • Windsurfing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Shopping


Places of interest in Saint Thomas:


Coral World Ocean Park:

Coral World Ocean Park is one of the best tourist attractions in Saint Thomas which was inaugurated in 1970. It features museum, park, restaurant, an underwater observatory, gift shop and a touch pool.


Blackbeard’s Castle:

Blackbeard’s Castle is a National Historic Landmark situated in Charlotte Amalie on Government Hill. It was earlier known as Skytsborg Tower, constructed by the Danes in 1679. There is a hotel called ‘The Inn’ with a pool and a snack bar placed in the vicinity of the castle.


Magens Bay:

Magens Bay is a marvelous beauty including white sand beach, Magens Bay Arboretum, bar and souvenir shop offering windsurfing, snorkeling, swimming and much more. It is almost paradise for tourists.


Other places of interest in Saint Thomas are as follows:

  • Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fort Christian
  • Magens Bay Arboretum
  • Thomas Reformed Church
  • Thomas Synagogue
  • Charlotte Amalie port
  • Paradise Point
  • Charlotte Amalie Harbor
  • 99 steps
  • Hull Bay
  • Sapphire Beach
  • Secret Harbour
  • Water Island


Best time to visit Saint Thomas:

April, May and June will be the ideal months to visit Saint Thomas Island.


Accommodation options in Saint Thomas:

Saint Thomas is a paradises on the earth packed with full of natural attractions such as beaches, coral reefs and parks that attract tourists from all around the world. To serve both domestic and international tourists there are plenty of resorts and hotels established all around Saint Thomas and generally budget hotels charge around $125/day, mid range-$200/day and luxury-$300/day. List of major hotels and resorts in Saint Thomas include:

  • Crystal Cove Beach Resort on Sapphire Bay
  • Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
  • Secret Harbour Beach Resort
  • Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
  • Magens Point Resort
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Beach
  • Bluebeard’s Beach Club and Villas
  • Elysian Beach Resort
  • Mafolie Hotel
  • Point Pleasant Resort
  • Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
  • Sapphire Beach Resort
  • BEST WESTERN Carib Beach Resort
  • Island Beachcomber Hotel
  • Windward Passage Hotel

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