St. Thomas is one of three main US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, an unincorporated territory of the United States. The other two are St. Croix and St. John.
Located east of Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean See. View Map
Famous for its international yacht club, duty free shopping, swimming with turtles, scuba diving and vast variety of boating/snorkling options.
If you're planning to visit St. Thomas as a group or big family, Premier Destination Services will arrange everything from transport, accommodation to tours. And if you're coming by boat Virgin Port Services will facilitate your visit.
Once you've arranged your basic needs, how about planning for some water sports? For snorkelling, swimming and catamaran sailing lovers The VI Cat has it all plus luncheons and sunset cocktail trips. At the same location, at Frenchman's Cove, St. Thomas Water Sports offers SUP Paddle Boarding tours and After Dark kayak tours. There's a water shuttle between waterfront, downtown Charlotte Amalie and Frenchman's Cove, that runs every 30 minutes, also known as the shopping shuttle.
For fast speed trips to the BVI (British Virgin Islands) or around St. Thomas and St. John visit Caribbean Blue Boat Charters - they're also famos for their pub crawling excursions to a few islands per day. For the underwater explorers PatagonDiveCenter is a true blessing and remarkably affordable for a premier business. They offers scuba excursions and lessons all year round.
Want to see the island and possibly St. John too, and don't want to drive? Check out Island Life Jeep Tours. They offer customize-able guided tours. The tours could include snorkeling, bar hopping or whatever's on your bucket list.
Hungry yet? In the heart of Charlotte Amalie, downtown, you'll find the open air stylish Spanish restaurant Amalia Café, also open for supper. If you're in a rush, Pita Express, next to Amalia Café, does the trick. And for a quick - or a long - drink, look out for the open air American style circular bar in the same Palm Passage.
In Havensight there is a bowling venue in an all American style, family-fun, game arcade where they serve spit roasted chicken daily. They sport loads of other games too like darts, foosball and billiards, and they're open till late. Book your bowline lane at BowlingVI.com
A newcomer, relatively speaking, is The Tap & Still franchise, a sports bar serving fresh beer and burgers located at Havensight, Redhook in St. Thomas and Cruzbay in St. John.
If you're into organic food and the best coffee in town then Barefoot Buddha is your answer. Their adjacent Buddha Boutique sells bohemian trinkets, organic cosmetics, and loads of free-trade and natural clothing items.
A former cake studio Island Sweet Stuff who used to only do wedding and customized cakes have now expanded into a bakery / coffee and pizza boutique. Very quaint and located in the Tillet Gardens complex in the center of Saint Thomas.
Lastly if you wish to island crawl between St. Thomas and St. Croix take a ferry with Native Son Ferries. They're also running a one off Easter special between St. John and St. Croix on 3 April: Book Here.
Enjoy your stay!
"Virgin Islands March"
Packing for the Caribbean? You can really get away with the minimum. Fashion. Bring light sundresses, shorts, T-shirts, sandals and a swimsuit. Although, you can get all of those - plus sarongs and sunscreen - on the island too. Jackets, jerseys, long sleeves and long pants are only sometimes worn on islands that get cooler in winter time, like The Bahamas. But in general, even fine diners are seen wearing Bermuda shorts and sandals, and sundresses for women. Guys wearing white shorts with Caribbean color belts are seen a lot.