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St. Thomas, Virgin Islands have it all. Visit the beaches, the shopping centers or the natural scenic areas of the islands. The nightlife gives you something to remember the islands by, and all the shopping you can handle is duty free. The islands are a great get a way for the couple, or for the entire family. Keep busy on the beaches, Ride bikes, horses, or ride the waves. Take a step back in time and learn about the history. St. Thomas has from shore to shore. What else are you going to find on the St. Thomas Islands?

Elegant dining, exciting nightlife, and world-class duty-free shopping are abundant. The city’s reputation as the shopping mecca of the Caribbean draws visitors from all over the region and around the world, don’t forget to pick our your favorite treasures before leaving the islands This is not a flat island at all, but a mountainous island. St. Thomas offers stunning vistas in almost every turn and in every small town that you come upon. St. Thomas also provides natural wonders such as the indescribably beautiful Magens Bay and stunning views of the Caribbean from 1,500 feet above sea level. St. Thomas is also well known for its world-class yachting, golf and sport fishing.

St. Thomas Area Activities

Atlantis Submarine – State of the art submarine tours of the under water world, Atlantis XV. The submarine provides an intimate view of abundant varieties of sea life through large view ports inside the submarine.

Skyride to Paradise Point – Aerial cable car tours and unique sightseeing in the Virgin Islands. The trip takes you 700 feet above sea level. Watch ships at Charlotte Amalie harbor and neighboring islands.

Coral World Ocean Park – Explore five acres with aquariums, pools, nature trails and the unique Undersea Observatory, Sea Trek Helmet Dive, a Swim with the Sharks Program, Parasailing, Scuba, and a Semi Submarine ride.

Mahogany Run Golf Course – A challenging 6,022 yard, par-70 championship course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean that you will want to play more than once. Rental clubs are available.

Scubadu – Luxury Catamaran, private sailing excursions in the USVI and British Virgin Islands. Scubadu departs from Red Hook, St. Thomas or St. John. Dine onboard. Includes snorkel gear, float mats/noodles, towels and fresh water showers. Scubadu offers day trips, sunset sails, cruises and overnight charters.

Interlinesail – Half and Full Day sails. Fully equipped modern yachts; swim platforms with easy access ladders, shaded cockpits, bathrooms, fresh water showers and swim floats. Sea-tour the Caribbean includes meals.

St. Thomas Dining

Paradise Point Restaurant – Lunch, dinner and more. Paradise Point has a full menu, great views, and is casual dining.

Mafolie Restaurant – Casual setting, with a view over the harbor, Hassel Island, and Water Island. Menu offers variety of entrees including fresh Caribbean lobster, Black Angus steaks, seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes.

Herve Restaurant – Panoramic St Thomas views of town and harbor from the terrace are just one of the perks of dining at Herve, offering French American cuisine with a Caribbean flair.

The Petite Pump Room Restaurant – Great breakfast or lunch before your ferry departs, or when you arrive back. Located at the ferry docks, but offering comfortable and casual dining. Make sure you try their Mahi Mahi Hot Platter and Shrimp Salad.

Sibs on the Mountain – Established in 1924, Sib’s is the oldest restaurant and bar in St. Thomas. Front bar and full service restaurant. Air-conditioned dining and out-door garden dining.

St. Thomas Shopping

Tutu Park Mall – convenient, accessible shopping on St. Thomas. St. Thomas’ only fully enclosed air- conditioned mall including Foot Locker, Record Town, Marianne, Claire’s, Pearle Vision, Rave and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Local tenants include MIC Bookstore, VI Bridal & Tuxedo Center, World of Style, The Rack and Caribbean Continental.

Shopper’s Haven – Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here. This is a unique shopping concept  that offers clothing, gifts, souvenirs and jewelry; all right in the heart of St. Thomas.

Touch of Gold – On Main Street in St. Thomas, Touch of Gold offers exceptional jewelry, fine gift items and diamonds, this store is such a delight to the senses, especially if you love diamonds.

Dynasty Duty Free – Brand name perfumes, clothing and jewelry – all offered duty free.

Vendor’s Plaza – In Charlotte Amalie is this cool niche of vendors who set up booths daily and sell everything from silver jewelry, t-shirts, tropical print wrap skirts, shirts and dresses, imitation bags and watches, trinkets and more.

Havensight Shopping Center – Havensight is the second largest complex of stores in St. Thomas,  and offers visitors more than 60 shops that sell jewelry, clothes, perfumes, liquor, electronics, music, sunglasses, hot sauces and souvenirs.

St. Thomas Travel Tips

St. Thomas Island has fairly consistent climate which makes the island a good destination at any time of the year. High tourist season is December to May. If you’re a diver or prefer less windy weather, the best time is April to August.

Average High Temperatures 

  • January – March 86°F
  • April – June 89°F
  • July – September 90°F
  • October – December 88°F

Royak Regatta (Held in June)

Over the years, the Royal Regatta Water Relay Race has evolved into an event that brings the community’s adults together with Scouts and other youth groups, as well as it serves to pass along the ideals of comradeship and sportsmanship to our youth. First held in 1984, the Royak Regatta has become the largest annual event to benefit the Boy Scouts of America Virgin Islands Council.

St. John Fourth of July Celebration (July 4th)

Island traditions come alive during celebrations throughout the year. The Three Kings’ Day festival on St. Croix, St. John’s Fourth of July celebration, and St. Thomas’ annual Carnival are just three examples of the dozens of special events that take place each year. However, on any given day, visitors can catch a glimpse of the unique culture of the islands.

Annual USVI Open Atlantic Marlin Tournament (Held in August)

Avid anglers from around the world will converge in the waters surrounding St. Thomas in hopes of reeling in a big one. The reputation of this world-class fishing tournament has grown over the years for its pioneering efforts in becoming the first big game tournament to release blue marlin. Points are awarded for blue marlin releases.


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