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.


Morning Star Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to choose from, though all of them are located in neighboring areas. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some members of your party enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that section of the coast.

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 alternative to consider is Morning Star Beach. The beach is accessible from Frenchman Bay Road, which turns into Route 315. Drivers should follow the road until it ends, as it leads directly into a car park.

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.

These examples are just a few of the available options. To navigate to our guide to beaches, go to 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: Haagensen House is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The region has other places to visit. For a more comprehensive look at other enjoyable places to visit this topic, go to this article concerning other interesting landmarks in this area.

Natural Attractions

Butterfly Garden

Assuming you enjoy being outside will often enjoy spending some time at 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 place to consider visiting is Butterfly Garden. 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.

Charlotte Amalie includes many other natural attractions. To read more about natural attractions in Charlotte Amalie, navigate to this page.


Travelers don't usually stay in Charlotte Amalie to find gambling, but there is one such place, 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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