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.
You will find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for vacationers who are so inclined. You can click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that part of the coast.
A beach scene with snorkeling is Vessup Bay. Vessup Bay offers a popular beach spot in the US Virgin Islands. Featuring views of the lush green hills and close proximity to the Yacht harbor, this narrow bay is a popular for beachgoers and boaters alike.
Another top pick for those who enjoy snorkeling 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: Palm trees line the shores, providing shade for guests at this beautiful beach at Secret Harbor. The waters are cool, calm, and refreshing, inviting guests to jump in and visit some of the great snorkeling areas along the rocks.
Red Hook and the surrounding areas offer plenty of other beaches. For a more thorough discussion of this specific topic, read this page.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is found within Charlotte Amalie, 4.4 mi. West of central Red Hook. Take a ride up to Paradise Point and while doing so enjoy the amazing views from the sky-tram. You will climb higher and higher up the mountain until you finally reach the Paradise Point shopping area.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Bluebeard's Castle. It is located 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: The Memorial Moravian Church is a fully functioning church. While historical, there is not much for the tourist other than to appreciate the value and architecture of the building.
The region offers some other interesting landmarks. If you'd like to get more information concerning other sites worth seeing nearby here.
One of the more frequently visited outdoor tourist attractions is Coral World Ocean Park. <p>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.</p>
Another local attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors is Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge. <p>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.</p>
Red Hook is home to other natural attractions. If you need to obtain more information about natural attractions close to Red Hook, can do so here.
Travelers don't generally go to Red Hook to gamble, but there is one such venue 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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