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From cosmopolitan shopping & dining, to the sparkling sands and turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean sea, St Thomas is a world class playground for both locals and tourists. Though it’s only 32 square miles in size, the small town ambiance with big city amenities make St Thomas a top destination for thousands of visitors to the US Virgin Islands each year.
It's no wonder that St Thomas is known for outdoor adventure with beautiful serene beaches, warm sunshine and cool waters. St. Thomas is a water lover’s paradise. Day charters, snorkeling, scuba, windsurfing, kite boarding, sailing, fishing, kayaking and parasailing are just a few of the water sports to enjoy on the island. If land exploration is your thing, try renting a quite & powerful Electric Bicycle to see the hidden island attractions. St Thomas is largely mountainous so an E-bike allows you to easily reach those hillside roads around the island which offer terrific panoramic views of the ocean and coastline. Each district within the St Thomas island has its own unique characteristics, and attractions. There is no better way to experience the island charm than on a bike excursion.
Charlotte Amalie - This town has been the heart of St Thomas from colonial times to the present day. Historic buildings in downtown Charlotte Amalie seem to transport visitors back in time to the age of pirates or the Danish era when the town was a thriving port of trade. Charlotte Amalie is home to about half of the islands 51,000+ residents and it swells to a bustling village when the cruise ships are in the harbor.
Red Hook - Located on the east side of Saint Thomas in the east end subdistrict, this area is referred to as Red Hook. It has a population of approximately 8,000. Red Hook is a quaint town of red tiled roofs that overlooks Pillsbury Sound and the island of St John. There is a ferry terminal with regular scheduled service to St John (USVI) & Tortola in the (BVI). The American Yacht Harbor is a good place to find a fishing charter or rent sailing and scuba equipment. Red Hook is the center of charters for large sport fish like mahi-mahi, tuna and marlin. Avid windsurfers can catch a breeze to the island of St. John, or you might try diving the sound and exploring one of its many shipwrecks, including the more than 400 foot W.I.T. Shoal.
West End - Another beautiful district of St Thomas is known as the West End. To the west of the airport is the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), the Reichold Center and Brewers Beach, which is a favorite with the locals. It is commonly referred to as USVI’s best kept secret. This quaint little stretch of beach is full of friendly locals and natural beauty. Just past Brewers Beach is Blackpoint Hill which leads to a few scenic overlooks. You can hike to two beaches from there, Stumpy Bay Beach and Bordeaux Bay Beach with its ruins and cliffs. There is also Fortuna Bay which you can drive or bike to. After that you come to the Agricultural Station and Farms on the main road which may have local produce available. At the end of the road is the new Botany Bay development area. The West End is sparsely populated, quiet and lovely. It is very natural and "jungle like".
North Side - The gorgeous white sands of Magens Bay lies 3 miles north of Charlotte Amalie. The turquoise waters are calm and ideal for swimming. This beach is no secret, and it's usually very crowded, though it gets better in the afternoon. Changing facilities, snorkeling gear, lounge chairs, paddle boats, and kayaks are available. Coki Point Beach, in the northeast near Coral World, is a nice beach and a favorite for both singles and families. It's noted for its warm, crystal-clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. You'll see thousands of rainbow-hued fish swimming among the beautiful coral reef. Vendors sell small bags of fish food, so you can feed the sea creatures while you're snorkeling. Concessions can arrange everything from water-skiing to parasailing. Also on the north side of the island is luscious Grand Beach, one of St. Thomas's most beautiful beaches, attracting families and couples. It opens onto Smith Bay and is near Coral World. Many watersports are available here. The beach is right off Route 38. The North Side is also home to many quality restaurants and bars. Primarily a residential area, some of the restaurants are nestled amongst homes on the main routes of 40, 42, 35 and 33. A trip to the lush, cool and breezy North Side of St Thomas is well worth it.
Whether you are visiting Charlotte Amalie, Red Hook, West End, North Side, or one of the many beaches, you will find plenty of attractions such as world class beaches and amazing restaurants. If you have visited any of the businesses featured in the St Thomas Directory, be sure and tell them that StThomas-VI.com sent you.
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