The center of all transportation in the US Virgin Islands, almost everyone who visits these isles will spend at least a short amount of time on St. Thomas. Whether you'll be there for a few hours or you have the good fortune to enjoy an extended stay, there are ways to make the most of your time. Tour the Charlotte Amalie waterfront where the Danish colonial buildings are a great introduction into island history, and Fort Christian stands at the ready though it has not been used in many, many years. Meanwhile, Red Hook is a bustling ferry port which is known for its red-tiled roofs and endless shopping and dining opportunities. Amidst it all there are beaches, museums, historic landmarks, and natural sites all waiting to be explored.
You'll find a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Just click on the name of each beach to read a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.
If you want to snorkel, a beach where that's an option is Honeymoon Beach. Located on Water Island off the coast of St. Thomas, Honeymoon Beach is an excellent spot for guests of all ages, whether they prefer swimming or simply sunbathing on the shore. Dramatically improved in the 1950s by the leaseholder, the area is decorated with palm trees and immaculate sand.
Another good option for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Morning Star Beach. The beach is accessible from Frenchman Bay Road, which turns into Route 315. Drivers should follow the road until it ends, as it leads directly into a car park.
Hull Bay: Hull Bay features multiple "areas:" the western end features rougher waters and is shaded by the beach's vegetation, while the eastern end's waters are ideal for swimming. The sand is soft and white, making it an excellent place to sunbathe.
The island includes several other beaches to choose from. For a better look at beaches, visit this page.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum is a small museum set by the St. Thomas Historical Trust as their physical head quarters. Here, visitors may catch a glimpse of the island's history or arrange for a guided tour from dedicated trust members.
Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Seven Arches Museum. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Restored to resemble the home as it was set up by the original owners, guests who tour Seven Arches will be transported back in time to the mid-19th century.
Haagensen House: Originally built towards the end of the 19th century, Haagensen House was owned by Danish businessman Hans Haagensen. Today, the building has been restored and features a number of items original to the home for visitors to enjoy.
These examples are only some of your options. Go to this page about other interesting places to visit on St. Thomas if you'd like to discover more specifics.
One of the better known outdoor attractions is Hassel Island Historic Park. <p>Once connected to St. Thomas at the edge of the harbor, this island was separated and turned into a completely new island by the Dutch who hoped to create better water circulation. Today it is privately owned, but an important natural and historical landmark.</p>
Coral World Ocean Park is another attraction that you might enjoy. <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>
St. Thomas has plenty of other nature attractions. To navigate to our full guide to natural attractions on St. Thomas, visit this page.
Vacationers do not usually go to St. Thomas to find gambling, but there is one such place, 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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