St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Drakes Seat

British privateer Sir Francis Drake, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I, is said to have used this spot to spy on enemy ships of the Spanish Fleet passing through the Passage.

Magens Bay

Rightfully famous for its beauty Magens Bay's palm fringed, strollable shoreline and clear, shallow water is popular with residents and visitors.

Sailing

Sail or motor into small quiet coves, snorkel at beautiful reefs and just bask in the delightfully warm sun and tropical breezes.

St. Thomas is home to the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie. It has been the heart of St. Thomas’ activities from colonial times to present. Historic buildings found throughout downtown Charlotte Amalie take visitors back to the Danish era when the town was a bustling port of trade; while modern additions of taxis, shops, souvenir vendors and cruise ships in the harbor remind that it is tourism that currently drives the economy.

Charlotte Amalie, the main area and the sub district, is home to almost half of the islands 51,000+ residents. Other residents live on the East End, West End and North Side. These references might seem quite broad however on an island just 32 square miles they work well. If you ask for directions you are likely to hear them.

News & Stories

Fort Christian, St. Thomas

In the capital of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, stands a large fort and if its walls could talk what a history it would tell. Fort Christian is the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands; it has stood as a sentry overlooking the Charlotte Amalie Harbor for over 300 years. Fort Christian might tell tales of the Danish militia that were stationed at the fort, of settlers being required to attend religious gatherings at the fort and of governors that resided within the fort’s walls! More →

Magens Bay Watershed Preserve

Magens Bay, part of a public park located on the north side of St. Thomas, is well known to both residents and visitors. In fact it is the most popular beach on the island. The majority of beach goers head to Magens Bay to enjoy the beautiful long stretch of white sand and the calm crystal clear water. Sitting on the shore their eyes gaze out at the ocean, the small island in the distance and the verdant hills on either side of the bay. More →

Top Planning Sections

Accommodations

Hotels, Guest Houses, Villas

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Attractions

Interesting Sites Around the Island

Find out what to See and Do.

Beach Guide

Northside | Southside | East End | West

St. Thomas has over 40 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts.

Car Rentals

When Driving: Keep Left

Explore the Island by Car or Jeep

Dinning Guide

What to Eat and Where to Go

When the sun sets find out where to go.

Ferry Schedules

St. Thomas → St. John & BVI

Find out what time your ferry leaves.

What to Do

Keeping Busy Everyday

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Photo Galleries

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St. Thomas is largely mountainous. Many roads around the island offer terrific panoramic views of the island and ocean. Amongst the hills on St. Thomas and along the beaches you will find an assortment of accommodations; resorts, historic inns, guest houses, vacation homes, villas and condos.

St. Thomas is a water lover’s paradise. For your vacation plan a few beach days, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, a day charter, kite boarding, sailing, fishing, kayaking and parasailing. On land you can play a round of golf, take an island tour, check out some attractions, take in the historical sites downtown and do some shopping. In the evening you can hit happy hour at a bar or restaurant, catch some live music and have dinner with a sublime view!

The Cyril E. King Airport serves travelers coming to St. Thomas. Visitors staying on St. John and Water Island can easily daytrip to St. Thomas; daily ferry service is available. St. Thomas is connected to St. Croix by regular interisland air service and a ferry.



Guide Map of the USVI

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$9.99

This beautiful map is full of information, a definite Map Guide! On side 1 are St. Thomas and St. John with close ups of main towns/areas like Cruz Bay, Coral Bay and Charlotte Amalie. On side 2 is St. Croix with close ups of Frederiksted and Christiansted.

Places to Explore

Cruise Ships

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Where can i buy ferry tickets to St John from St thomas?
07/30/15
Puerto Rico to St Thomas Ferry
07/23/15
Traveling to STT for first time
07/21/15
Health cards stx
07/19/15
Moving to US VI help!
07/17/15
Budget rental car...and auto ferry
07/16/15
When cruise ships arrive
07/16/15
Look for steel drum player or Band for wedding in STT
07/13/15
Best restaurants on STT?
07/09/15
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