St. Thomas has the liveliest nightlife in the Virgin Islands. It certainly is not Las Vegas, South Beach or New York City but it can be great fun! How about dancing, bar hopping or karaoke? Many bars/clubs play a mixture of American hits and popular Caribbean music. Happy hour at bars and restaurants is popular and is a good way to start a fun evening. Happy hour often includes discounts on food and drinks.
St. Thomas is steeped in pirate history. Paddle through the winding waterways of the Mangrove Lagoon and hear spooky pirate and ghost stories. Enjoy the starlit sky and the dark mangroves as you look for stingrays, tarpon, and other marine life with lights below your kayak. You'll go back in time and relive those days when pirates, ghosts, and jumbies still roamed the islands. From Blackbeard, Bluebeard, and Teach, prepare for a spooky experience when you kayak along the dark waters of the Mangrove Lagoon. And hear tales of shipwrecks and the eerie legends that haunt the islands to this day.
In Havensight you will find several bars and restaurants, often with rock and roll music playing, live bands, TV’s for watching sports, pool tables and good times.
In Charlotte Amalie, along the waterfront area you will find some happening bars and restaurants. The restaurants and bars are in walking distance from each other. It is not a good idea to walk in downtown Charlotte Amalie at night outside of the popular restaurant/bar area.
Frenchtown, just outside of Charlotte Amalie, is another good place to go out at night. There are several great restaurants and a few small bars in that area.
If you are looking for a semi-block party island style, try heading to Red Hook. Start off with some dinner and drinks at one spot and then head over to another bar or restaurant to listen to music or maybe a live band. Red Hook has several fun spots that are all in walking distance which makes bar hopping easy.
Most resorts and hotels offer some type of nightlife; including bars, pool tables, restaurants and karaoke. Some offer casual night activities like beach volleyball and Caribbean shows complete with calypso singers, steel drum player and mocko jumbie dancer. Ask for information at your hotel’s reception desk.
Movie theatres and bowling are available on St. Thomas.
For a night on the town combine an early dinner with a live performance. Plays, orchestras, ballets and concerts are performed throughout the year at centers for performing arts and theatres like Reichhold Center, Pistarckle Theatre and Tillett Gardens.
Local celebration like Carnival and French Heritage week often include evening events and shows. Also during holidays, like Christmas, various evening activities like concerts, shopping specials and plays take place. Visit the Events Calendar for more details.