Home to the US Virgin Island's capital city and the hub of transportation for the chain, St. Thomas is the busiest as well. Still, it is unhurried enough that visitors looking to get away from big city life will certainly be able to do so. The good thing about St. Thomas being the most popular island to visit is that there are plenty of activities available for visitors to take advantage of.
Sightseeing is best done in historic Charlotte Amalie where there are Danish-style buildings from the colonial era, plus several museums and cultural centers, and a view of the harbor to boot. Indeed, this is also where the best duty free shopping and most delicious dining opportunities are to be found.
Watersports seem to be the island's biggest attention grabber – it is hard to spend time on the beach without gazing longingly at the sailboats that dot the horizon and most people end up signing up for a day of pleasure sailing. Deep sea fishing and scuba diving are some of the best in the region.
Finally, there is a championship golf course, a skycab that takes you almost 100 feet into the sky, and a great after hours vibe for those who enjoy celebrating the night.
If you are thinking about feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you will encounter a variety of different places that can help make it happen. To navigate to our detailed guide to bike or scooter rentals, check out this page.
St. Thomas is surrounded by an eclectic mix of reefs, walls, wrecks,and other dives that make it an active diving destination. This selection, mixed with the convenience of many tourist services on the island make it a popular choice.
You'll find 14 dive services and at least 35 good dive sites in the area. Click this link to find our page about scuba diving in this area.
As the tourist center of the US Virgin Islands, you can be sure that St. Thomas offers plenty of services to visitors hoping to fit in some fishing during their trip.
If you have some experienced anglers in your group, they'll be pleased to know there are 12 charter fishing services in this area. Anyone needing to find out more concerning fishing in this area can do so by clicking here.
Like to play golf? There are a couple of area golf courses. The courses in the area are Mahogany Run Public Golf Course and Herman E. Moore Golf Course. For a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more click on the name of the course. To find out more about golf courses throughout the USVI, read this article.
The table below lists a few details concerning firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.
|Aqua Blue Charters||(340) 344-1190||0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook|
|Caribbean Blue Boat Charters||(340) 690-2583||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Cool Boats||(340) 344-6812||0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|(340) 775-5055||St. Thomas|
|Day Sail Fantasy||(340) 775-5652||St. Thomas|
|Daydreamer Charter||(340) 775-2584||1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Red Hook|
|Daysail High Pockets Adventure||(340) 690-0587||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Elixir Charters||(340) 344-3336||0.6 mi. North of Central Red Hook|
|Fury Sailing Charters||(340) 643-7733||0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Good Day Charters||(340) 514-3458||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Hakuna Matata Charters||(626) 824-5039||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Independence Sailboat Charter||(340) 775-1408||1.7 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Jester Sailing Adventures||(340) 513-2459||East End|
|Nate's Custom Charters Day Tours||(340) 244-2497||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|New Horizon Sailing||(340) 775-1171||0.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Red Hook|
|Oh Be Joyful Sailing||(340) 244-0605||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|One Love Charters||(340) 227-5229||1.9 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat|
|Privateer Charters||(888) 727-0793||2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town|
|Rumbaba Charters||(340) 690-1659||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Sail With Liberty||(443) 831-1911||1.8 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Sail with Captain Max||(340) 775-7467||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Simplicity Charters||(340) 774-9348||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Sonic Charters||(340) 244-5096||1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat|
|(340) 474-9332||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie|
|Stormy Petrel and Pirate's Penny Tours||(340) 775-7990||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Sun Sea Charters||(340) 626-6785||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Swashbucklin Tours||(340) 244-8600||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie|
|Take It Easy||(340) 677-1320||1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat|
|Treazzure Sailing Adventures||(340) 690-2735||Red Hook, Eastern part of St. Thomas|
|Tribal VI Day Sails||(340) 998-7767||1.9 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|VIBE Charters||(340) 626-2875||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
|Wasabi Sailing||(340) 344-5429||1.6 mi. East of Central Maroon Town|
If you're interested in learning about local marinas and charter options follow this link.
If you have some avid shoppers in your group, they might be interested to know that there are more than 90 retail stores to browse in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion if you want to get information concerning shopping on St. Thomas.
Sightseeing is another good way to spend some of your vacation on St. Thomas. The area has 20 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Travelers who like spending time outdoors will typically enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Click to visit our page regarding area sightseeing and attractions.
The following table lists some details on a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 774-2992||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Travel and Tour Operators||(340) 776-3650||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Ecotours Hassel Island||Nature Tourism Service||(340) 779-2155||0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Ecotours Mangrove Lagoon||Nature Tourism Service||(340) 779-2155||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Red Hook|
|Kayaking Service||(340) 201-6069||St. Thomas|
|Kayaking Service||(340) 474-9332||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie|
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(340) 474-9332||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie|
If you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so off the coast of St. Thomas. Go to this article which is all about snorkeling if you'd like to learn better facts.
Indulging in a trip to the spa might be the highlight of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 11 spas in this area. To reach our complete guide to spas, click here.
If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 7 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas||0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook||2|
|Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa||1.3 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat||3|
|Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina||2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town||2|
|Magens Point Resort||1.7 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie||2|
|Crystal Cove||2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town||4|
|Sapphire Village Condominiums||1.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Maroon Town||4|
|The Anchorage Beach Resort||2.0 mi. East of Central Maroon Town||5|
For instance, Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.
The chart below provides you with some details regarding other activities.
|340 Water Sports||Jet Ski Rental Service||(340) 690-3390||2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Anna's Retreat|
|Aqua Adventure||Watersports Operator||(340) 777-3549||0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Bluewater SUP Safaris||Watersports Operator||(340) 244-9455||2.5 mi. Northwest of Central Charlotte Amalie|
|Captain Nautica||Watersports Operator||(340) 775-9360||1.7 mi. Southeast of Central Anna's Retreat|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||Maroon Town, Southeastern part of St. Thomas|
|Independent Sea Tours||Watersports Operator||(340) 344-6397||St. Thomas|
|Movie Theater||(340) 776-3666||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(340) 775-7877||Anna's Retreat|
|Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers||(340) 693-1559||Central St. Thomas|
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