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 a large selection of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, if some members of your party are so inclined. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that particular location.

One beach where you may find people 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 good option 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 are home to plenty of additional beach choices. You can find out more here.

Landmark Attractions

Seven Arches Museum

A common landmark for vacationers is Paradise Point Sky-Tram. It is located 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.

Another 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: 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'll find a variety of other sites to visit. If you need to get more details about other interesting places to visit close to Red Hook by clicking on this link.

Natural Attractions

Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park is one of the most enjoyable outdoor tourist attractions. 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 local attraction worth considering 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 plenty of other choices too. For a more detailed look at natural attractions near Red Hook, follow this link.


Travelers do not usually come to Red Hook to gamble, although there is one option nearby, Rock Bar Gaming. 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.


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