Attractions in Red Hook

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Thanks to it being the home to a ferry dock and several marinas, Red Hook often appears to be a busy town – especially when you compare it to other very quiet destinations in the US Virgin Islands.  Still, it remains the calmest of the top tourist destinations on St. Thomas.  A stroll along the waterfront when it is open allows visitors a more peaceful view of the area, where they can take in views of the rolling hills, the red-tiles roofs of local restaurants and shops, and sailboats bobbing on the horizon.  


Lindquist Beach

You will find an abundance of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A nice beach that offers snorkeling is Vessup Bay. Access to the beach is provided by Vessup Lane, which leads directly into a local boat dock. The area is fairly populated, so taxis also know how to get to the beach area.

Another top pick for snorkeling fans is Great Bay Beach. Known for its pristine white sands and calm surf, plus its picturesque surroundings, Great Bay Beach is one that is loved by tourists. If you think sustainability is important, you'll be pleased to hear that this beach had its Blue Flag Certification renewed in 2014, which means it is a very eco-friendly place.

Secret Harbor: With a scattering of rocks just offshore, Secret Harbor Beach has some fantastic snorkeling areas for exploring the deep. A nearby set of condos and hotels blends into the scenery nicely and offers guests of the beach a bar, restaurant, and restrooms.

Red Hook and the surrounding areas have quite a few other beaches to choose from. To visit our page about beaches, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Bluebeard's Castle

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is found within Charlotte Amalie, 4.4 mi. West of central Red Hook. The Paradise Point Sky-Tram will save you aches and time as you effortlessly climb up the mountain to Paradise Point. While the peak mainly has only gift shops and other tourist oriented services, the view is alone worth the trip.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Bluebeard's Castle. It is situated in Charlotte Amalie, 4.9 mi. West of central Red Hook. Named for an infamous pirate, Bluebeard's Castle was built in 1689 by the Danes as a fortress. Now, the castle stands on the property of a time share resort of the same name, as a landmark with little use outside of its historic beauty and majesty.

Memorial Moravian Church: This memorial-church was built to honor a century and a half history of the Moravian denomination in the USVI, a protestant form that dates back to the Holy Roman Empire in 1457.

But that's not all -- you can find a wider range of other places to visit. Read this article which is all about other sites worth seeing nearby if you're looking for additional specifics.

Natural Attractions

Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park is one of the outdoor attractions you might enjoy. Coral World is the ultimate interactive aquarium where you are immersed in the water world of marine life. You will be to explore and have fun while even learning a thing or two at the same time.

Another place to consider visiting is Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge. Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge wasn't fully established until 1981. Its main purpose was, and continues to be, as a safe haven for migratory birds that use the island as a winter home, or as a rest area before continuing further, but it can also be enjoyed by visitors.

Red Hook has many other choices too. To see our full guide to natural attractions near Red Hook, navigate to this page.


People don't generally stay in Red Hook to gamble, but there is one option nearby, 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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