Charlotte Amalie Attractions

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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.

Beaches

Morning Star Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to consider, though each of them are found in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that specific 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.

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A second alternative to consider is Morning Star Beach. Located on the south coast of St. Thomas, Morning Star Beach provides guests with a popular, developed beach area. Facing Frenchman's Bay and serving as the Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort, the beach features soft, comfortable sand and calm waves and is filled with guests and amenities.

Magens Bay: Magens Bay, located on the island of St. Thomas, is considered one of the best beaches in the area, featuring more than half a mile of protected, white beaches. With high praise comes many visitors, as the beach area is typically crowded, though the clear, calm waters make the location almost irresistible.

Nearby areas are home to a nice selection of beaches. Read this page if you want to find additional specifics.

Landmark Attractions

St. Thomas Historical Trust

Many travelers choose to visit 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 landmark worth visiting is Seven Arches Museum. It is situated in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Haagensen House: See what life was like for the wealthy in the early days of St. Croix with a tour of Haagensen House. Each room is furnished from the period that the home was originally built and features a wealth of memorabilia.

These are just a sample of your options. To navigate to our page about other enjoyable places to visit in Charlotte Amalie, read this article.

Natural Attractions

Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden

Vacationers who like spending time outdoors frequently enjoy visiting Hassel Island Historic Park. 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.

A second local attraction to consider is Villa Botanica At Plantation Crown and Hawk. Villa Botanica At Plantation Crown and Hawk is a historic sugar plantation estate overlooking Charlotte Amalia Harhour. Today the property serves as a wedding and event venue.

Of course, you will find quite a few other choices too. To navigate to our complete page about natural attractions in and around the area, visit this page.

 

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