Attractions on St. Thomas

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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.

Beaches

Honeymoon Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you should find some appealing options. Click on the beach names to get additional information concerning that individual beach.

If you like snorkeling, a place with that option is Honeymoon Beach. The beach area features immaculate white sand and turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling or swimming. Palm trees decorate the island, while lush green hills overlook the beach area.

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Another top pick for those 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: Located on the northern coast of St. Thomas, Hull Bay offers visitors a remote beach experience, relatively popular with local surfers. Amenities are simple and while there is a local restaurant in the area, the beach does not get overly populated with tourists.

St. Thomas is home to several other beaches. To read more about beaches, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

St. Thomas Historical Trust

A common landmark for vacationers is 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 landmark worth visiting is Seven Arches Museum. It is located within 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: Haagensen House is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

But that's not all -- you'll find other sites to visit. Click to visit our page concerning other sites worth seeing on St. Thomas.

Natural Attractions

Coral World Ocean Park

Hassel Island Historic Park is one of the most enjoyable natural attractions. 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.

Another place that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors is Coral World Ocean Park. Coral World is the ultimate interactive aquarium where you are immersed in the water world of marine life. You will be able to explore and have fun while still learning a thing or two.

St. Thomas includes other choices. For a more thorough discussion of natural attractions on the island, click here.

 

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