Natural Attractions in Charlotte Amalie

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It is obvious to anyone that steps foot on the shores of St. Thomas that Charlotte Amalie is thing of beauty.  What you may not know is that there are plenty of designated natural attractions that will bring you a little bit closer to the great outdoors.  In addition to the zoo and several botanical gardens, there are several waterways and lookout points to consider as destinations to visit during your stay.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you hope to enjoy more of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to learn the area has a pair of nature preserves nearby.

Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge is a great nature preserve located on Capella Island, 5.2 mi. Southeast of central Charlotte Amalie. You will need to find a boat charter of private ferry to take you over to Buck Island.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Location Island
Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Capella Island, 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Charlotte Amalie Capella Island

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Butterfly Garden

Guests can spend some time in one of the many parks, as well as 5 botanical gardens in Charlotte Amalie.

Hassel Island Historic Park is located within southwestern Charlotte Amalie. The island is 135 acres and the National Park service works diligently to keep it pristine. There is much to be seen with a visit to the island including rail road tracks and the ruins of a hospital, a cemetery, a signal station, and several military sites.

A second popular attraction in this category is Butterfly Garden. When you get into Havensight Mall, go towards the dock and turn left. Then follow the signs towards the end of the dock.

The parks and gardens worth considering are shown here:

Parks and Gardens In Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Location Island
Butterfly Garden Botanical Garden 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Educators Park Park Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Emanicipation Garden Park Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
FDR Park Park 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Hassel Island Historic Park Park 0.8 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Roosevelt Park Park 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Villa Botanica At Plantation Crown and Hawk Botanical Garden Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Zoos and Aquariums

Coral World Ocean Park

If the concept of spending some time surrounded by sea life tickles your fancy, consider visiting Coral World Ocean Park. Get up close to all the sea animals in this fully immersive and interactive aquarium-water park. Swim with sea lions, or put on high-tech diving equipment and walk beneath the surface of the water, with all the world above you.

Take a moment to read this table to learn more.

Zoos and Aquariums In and Around Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Location
Coral World Ocean Park Aquarium Coki Point, 4.2 mi. East of Central Charlotte Amalie
Solberg Farm Zoo Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Charlotte Amalie are listed here:

Land Formations In Charlotte Amalie
Name Type Location Island
Banana Point Point 1.1 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Water Island
Careening Cove Bay 0.6 mi. South of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Hassel Island
Carolina Point Point 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Water Island
Long Bay Bay 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Ruyter Bay Bay 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie Water Island
St. Thomas Harbor Harbour 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie None

Bear in mind, Charlotte Amalie has other attraction types. If interested, you can learn more concerning other attractions by going to this page.

 

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