Last, but certainly not least, St. Thomas is the final island in our “Top 4 Things To Do” U.S. Virgin Islands series. The most cosmopolitan of the three main islands, St. Thomas still retains a distinctive atmosphere of seclusion and Caribbean paradise. No passport is required for US citizens traveling to this amazing Caribbean spot that’s perfect for destination weddings, vow renewals and honeymoons. Convinced? Ready to go? Check out our Top 4 Things To Do in St. Thomas and start planning your trip today!
One of the world’s premier sport fishing destinations, St. Thomas is also known for its picture-perfect beaches and gorgeous snorkeling spots. Athletes will love the large variety of water sports and activities to chose from including parasailing, jet skiing and diving. Need a relaxing break? Take a rest lounging at Magens Bay, Honeymoon Beach, Secret Harbour or any other peaceful beach the island offers. Visit http://www.visitusvi.com/stthomas/water_activities for more information!
Just 32 square miles long, St. Thomas is packed with unforgettable landmarks, rich history and picturesque settings. Where to start? Although you can’t go wrong no matter where you wander, one of the most top-rated locations is the St. Thomas Synagogue in Charlotte Amalie, the second-oldest in the Western Hemisphere. History buffs won’t want to miss out on Fort Christian, the oldest standing structure in the USVI. And, currently an art gallery, the childhood home of the well-known French Impressionist Camille Pissarro is also available for tours. Other not-to-be-missed locations in St. Thomas include the 99 Steps, Blackbeard’s Castle, Bluebeard’s Castle, Drake’s Seat and the Haagensen House. Click here for more info.
From cozy and fancy to casual and eclectic, you’re sure to find something to please your palate in St. Thomas:
Epernay. A quaint wine bar and French bistro located in Frenchtown, this top-rated fine dining restaurant boasts amazing specials, a Parisian vibe and an elegant, romantic atmosphere. http://epernaystthomas.com
Oceana. Another gem located in Frenchtown, this upscale contemporary restaurant and wine bar offers Caribbean and international fare as well as top-rated seafood in a stunning historic setting. http://www.oceanavi.com/
Frenchtown Deli and Coffee Shop. An American style budget-friendly café that offers quick service, a friendly, casual vibe and a breakfast menu that never disappoints. https://www.facebook.com/FrenchtownDeli/
Coconuts Bar and Grill. “A heck of a great hole in the wall,” this laidback locale boasts great burgers, coconut shrimp, large, fresh portions and a fun tradition of leaving behind a signed one-dollar bill. http://coconutsvi.com/
For a complete list of St. Thomas restaurants that can be categorized by cuisine type, click here.
One of the Caribbean’s first duty free posts since 1724, St. Thomas has a rich history of trading and commerce. Looking for an incredible luxury bargain? Here you can get the deal of your dreams on jewelry, diamonds, liquor, perfume, art, clothing and many other luxury items. Check out Havensight Mall near the cruise ship port for many duty-free options. Just a short trip away is the capital, Charlotte Amalie, where hundreds of jewelry stores line Main Street, side streets and alleys. Other not-to-be-missed shopping destinations include Red Hook, Crown Bay Center and Yacht Haven Grande. From more St. Thomas shopping info, click here.
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