Attractions in Charlotte Amalie

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There are many attributes that recommend Charlotte Amalie as your destination of choice in the US Virgin Islands.  One of these is that fact that there is more to see and do here than nearly any other town in the chain.  Along with the beaches and other natural sites, there are several museums, historic sites, and even a casino gaming facility to keep you entertained during your stay.


Magens Bay

You'll discover several beaches to enjoy, although all of them are located just outside of Charlotte Amalie. Snorkeling is available at several locations, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the beach names for detailed information about that beach.

Sprat Bay Beach: A quiet, calm bay that is almost never crowded, this beach is lined by coconut trees and offers the ultimate tropical island shore experience.

Attractions Map

Another location for beach-goers to consider is Morning Star Beach. Morningstar Beach lures guests to its shores with pretty white beaches and exciting entertainment. You'll find plenty of development along these shores, as resorts are a beachfront mainstay.

Magens Bay: Magen's Bay Road (Route 35) allows drivers to ride directly up to the beach entrance.

Nearby areas have a nice selection of beach choices. To read our complete page about beaches, read this page.

Landmark Attractions

St. Thomas Historical Trust

One popular destination is St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Haagensen House: Originally built towards the end of the 19th century, Haagensen House was owned by Danish businessman Hans Haagensen. Today, the building has been restored and features a number of items original to the home for visitors to enjoy.

These are only some of your choices. For more information on other enjoyable places to visit in Charlotte Amalie, visit this page.

Natural Attractions

Butterfly Garden

One of the worthwhile outdoor attractions is Hassel Island Historic Park. <p>Once connected to St. Thomas at the edge of the harbor, this island was separated and turned into a completely new island by the Dutch who hoped to create better water circulation. Today it is privately owned, but an important natural and historical landmark.</p>

A second local attraction that's popular with visitors is Butterfly Garden. <p>Come explore the fascinating world of butterflies at the Butterfly Garden. Located at the end of the Havensight cruise ship dock, this is a great relaxing place to visit where you see exotic species of butterflies from around the world including South America, Asia and Africa. You’ll learn about these amazing creatures which brings delight to children when they get such an interactive experience. If you just want to take pictures of these natural beauties you are welcome to do that as well.</p>

Charlotte Amalie offers many other choices. For more in-depth coverage of natural attractions in Charlotte Amalie, click this link.


People don't usually stay in Charlotte Amalie to find gambling, but there is one option, Rock Bar Gaming. <p>Every night is a good night at the Rock Gaming Bar. Grab a drink and test your luck as you how fun in the intense atmosphere and listening to the current music hits.</p>


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