Traveling to STT for first time
Coming to St. Thomas and staying at Dreams Resort Sugar Bay in early Sept for my honeymoon and I'm looking for any advice from the locals or previous travelers on where to go, places to see (and eat), nightlife area and great fishing charters. Any recommendations would be very appreciated.
If you look top of this page you'll see a pull-down menu for St Thomas which lists a ton of activities to enjoy while here which should start you off. Two highly recommended fishing charters run out of Sapphire Marina just down the street from Dreams - Double Header and Abigail III and both have websites you can check out.
The highlight for most visitors is a daysail charter and a day trip to neighboring St John is on most visitors' "must-do" lists. The inter-island ferry service information is linked top right this page. There is plenty of nightlife close by in Red Hook and if you rent a car for your visit (highly recommended) there are many other options to explore. When you get here you can pick up a copy of "St Thomas This Week" at the airport and will also find the free weekly advertising paper, "Island Trader" which comes out every Thursday at most supermarkets and convenience stores and lists current events and "happenings".
Have fun researching and hope your honeymoon surpasses all your expectations!
Isn't Dreams Sugar Bay an all inclusive resort (food & drinks)?
traveling in early August with my husband , 2 boys 17,18 yo and my dad, my boys have never traveled farther than Tampa Florida, is there things for the boys to do at night that are safe? We are so excited , married 25 years in September and this is the 1st big trip since!
The sun sets very early here year round - in August by 7PM - and by the time your boys have enjoyed all the daytime activities of snorkeling, swimming, sailing, etc. they'll likely be exhausted after dinner and ready for an early night and an early morning rise!
Where are you staying? They might enjoy a night snorkel out of Hull Bay on the North side. Hull Bay Hideaway is a great spot for lunch and dinner with live music several nights a week so check their website calendar.
Hi STT Resident,
We are returning to STT staying at Stone Cottage, which is our favorite villa on the Island. It is close to Hull Bay. Does any operator actually offer an organized night snorkel at Hull Bay? I would be more comfortable going with a group at night.
These folks are located right at Hull Bay and after a night snorkel with them (off the beach or off a boat) you can enjoy a great casual dinner at Hull Bay Hideaway!
We arrived staying at Marriott , this island is beautiful and those islanders we have met have been wonderful , so kind! We are so confused as what to do ! There are so many options , now trying to find car rental to tour this beautiful island , thanks for the reply sst resident , God bless
Anyone traveling there should be careful at night when not in populated places. No walking around in Charlotte Amalie after stores are closed. I have young adult children but they won't be driving anywhere at night - plus driving is on the left side, so it's even a bit more challenging at night for those not used to driving that way.
St. Thomas Adventure Tours are great for snorkeling and kayaking. You don't need any experience, but you should be pretty fit and ready for some challenging paddling. Sometimes the wind and waves mean you'll get a bit of a workout when you're crossing over to some of their snorkeling spots.
You can book their tours through their website or through www.caribbaconnect.com, which has online booking for all the best tours and activities in St. Thomas. If you're looking for more information on things to do, dining, hotel guides, and a lot of great blog articles to help you plan a visit, I recommend it.
The same company maintains the virtual concierge and online tour booking for Sugar Bay and several of the big resort properties on the island.