St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are America's paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing. Just a few miles away lay St. John and Virgin Islands National Park. Stunning mountain scenery, crystalline waters, and white-sand beaches with palms swaying in the breeze - the US Virgin Islands are truly a slice of paradise. The harbor is easily one of the Caribbean's most scenic. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold. St. Thomas has a reputation as a duty free-mecca for shopping.

Top things to do and see in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: View Excursions

  • 1Magens Bay

    One of the world's best beaches as selected by "National Geographic" magazine.

  • 2Outdoor Adventure

    Nature lovers and thrill seekers will enjoy St. Thomas's diverse landscapes, which offer a variety of outdoor adventures – from zipline, kayaking down a underwater scooter excursion.

  • 3Coral World

    This 4.5-acre marine park offers an underwater observatory with 360-degree views of fish and other sea creatures, and the opportunity to pet sharks and hand feed stingrays.

  • 4Mountain Top

    This totally rebuilt mecca on top of a mountain, features souvenir shopping and excellent views of St. Thomas and its neighboring islands. It is considered to be the birthplace of the banana daiquiri.

  • 5Skyride to Paradise Point

    The St. Thomas Skyride to Paradise Point, a modern aerial cable car, offers the best sightseeing in the Virgin Islands. Skyride for an eight minute ride to the top, located 700 feet above sea level, where on your own, you'll enjoy boutiques, a bar featuring the famous Bushwhacker drink, a grill for lunch and spectacular views of cruise ships.

  • 6St. John

    The smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is only a 30-minute ferry ride away. Two thirds of the island is a national park. Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins and Trunk Bay are two favorite sights.

  • 7Snorkeling & Diving

    The island's underwater world is beautifully unveiled to both snorkelers and divers, exhibiting sunken boat wrecks, breathtaking coral reefs and a colorful spectrum of marine life.

  • 8Downtown Charlotte Amalie

    Downtown Charlotte Amalie offers an impressive array of shops catering to cruise ship passengers.