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Make the Most of Your Trip While Visiting Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Make the Most of Your Trip While Visiting Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Fun activities for your visit to Saint Thomas

If St. Thomas is on your list for upcoming vacations, planning ahead is not a bad idea. Making plans now will help you and your family decide where to stay and what to do and see while visiting Saint Thomas.

Make the Most of Your Trip While Visiting Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Make the Most of Your Trip While Visiting Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean with an unlimited number of things to see and do. Waiting until the last minute to make all of the arrangements can become stressful and possibly take the excitement out of your trip. Planning your vacation in advance will assure you and your family a fun and enjoyable time on the island.

Ritz Carlton in Saint Thomas
Ritz Carlton in Saint Thomas

Upon your arrival in Saint Thomas, the first thing you and your family will most likely want to do is hit the beach. The island offers visitors to a number of beaches ranging from the most popular spots that will be crowded to the most secluded if you’re looking for relaxation away from the crowd. But the beaches are only part of what the island is about.

Taking in the sights around St. Thomas can be achieved in several different ways. Depending upon the extent of your family vacation, you might possibly manage to explore many of the popular vacation spots in St. Thomas. Since the island is small in size, it makes it possible to see and explore many more attractions. You might give consideration to renting a vehicle. Renting a vehicle will allow you the flexibility to explore the landmarks at your convenience.

St Thomas in US Virgin Islands
St Thomas in US Virgin Islands

If you prefer learning more about the island, consider taking a guided tour. Guided tours operate daily throughout the island making for a more enjoyable experience. One of the most popular guided tours is on board a boat. These tours give visitors a view of St. Thomas from a distance while cruising around the island.

There are a number of other tours available such as bus tours, bike tours, or walking tours in St. Thomas. Each and every single tour provides visitors the opportunity to explore St. Thomas from a different vantage point. The cost of each tour varies; it’s a good idea to check with the tour operator for more detail.

No matter if you choose to explore the island on your own or participate in a guided tour, you don’t want to miss out on the important attractions. Among those attractions not to be overlooked is Paradise Point. Paradise Point is renowned for its Paradise Point Skyride. The tram takes visitors to the top of the mountain for stunning views of the surrounding area combined with local cuisine and beverages.

Coral World Ocean Park
Coral World Ocean Park By Gruepig – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 cc

Among the many family attractions is the Coral World Ocean Park, one of the best attractions in St. Thomas. Coral World Ocean Park is definitely a popular place among both tourists and locals. Visitors can swim with the sea lions, observe sea turtles, sharks and stingrays, and much more. The park features an Undersea Observatory Tower built thirty feet under the water, and the Marine Gardens gallery featuring twenty-one aquariums.

As for history buffs, there a number of museums and forts to explore. One of these featured attractions is Blackbeard’s Castle, a watchtower built in 1679 and named Skytsborg by the Danes. Legend has it that Blackbeard the notorious pirate used the watchtower to look out for ships coming into the harbor.

Built in 1679 Blackbeard's Castle is one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Built in 1679 Blackbeard’s Castle is one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands (Charlotte Amalie St.Thomas island).

Fort Christian and Museum is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest structure on St. Thomas and is still in use today. The structure was the former residence of the governor as well as a place of worship, a police station and today a museum. Fort Christian was built in 1680 to protect the Danish colony.

These are just a few of the things to do and places to explore in Saint Thomas. Making plans now for your vacation will save you time, money, and aggravation, and you’ll be better prepared when the actual trip finally arrives.

Searching for the best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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