St. Thomas is one of three main US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, just east of Puerto Rico. View Map. The other two main Virgin Islands are St. Croix and St. John. 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. 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.
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.
If you're interested in some facts of this island i.e. history, government, taxation, animals read the Fun Facts below
Enjoy your stay!
"Virgin Islands March"
In need of sunscreen? Consider a local, natural type. Coconut Oil is said to be very healthy for your skin (and hair), and has sun protection properties. But if you're planning on staying in the sun for longer than 30 minutes we suggest you wear a rash-guard, a hat, sunglasses and stay in the shade. If that's not an option consider applying a generous amount of high SPF organic sunscreen you get at most health stores in the Caribbean.