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Charlotte AmalieU.S. Virgin Islands

With jaw-dropping viewpoints and numerous historical attractions, this active town is so much more than just a cruise ship stopover.

Charlotte Amalie has shops, markets and historic attractions aplenty to entertain the throngs of cruise ship passengers who disembark here daily. Get quality Caribbean liquor at affordable prices, ride the tramway to the top of Flag Hill and scour the seas for pirates from historic Blackbeard’s Castle.

This idyllic waterfront town has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Sip fruity cocktails at one of the busy bars by the pier. Make the most of the great shopping scene. Head to Main Street or to Havensight Mall, a 10-minute drive east from town. Explore more than 60 shops here, selling fine liquor, designer clothes and perfume at duty-free prices.

Step aboard the Skyride to Paradise Point, which carries passengers more than 700 feet (213 meters) above sea level to the summit of Flag Hill. Try to spot your hotel or cruise ship during the journey. From the top, stunning vistas stretch out below.

Back on ground level, stroll north from the center of town up Government Hill to Blackbeard’s Castle. Built by the Danish in 1678, this stone tower was used as a military lookout point. The pirate ships that once troubled the town are no longer around although yachts and ships still navigate through the harbor below.

Wander over to St. Thomas Synagogue. Inside, this serene structure features exquisite mahogany furnishings and an unusual sand-covered floor.

Charlotte Amalie has excellent restaurants with many of the best establishments located in Frenchtown on the west side. Find small restaurants serving succulent fresh fish among the brightly painted houses.

Choose from a range of hotels and resorts here to suit all budgets. Many visitors arrive in Charlotte Amalie by boat, but others come via Cyril E. King Airport, just a 10-minute drive west of town.

Top Hotels in Charlotte Amalie

Windward Passage Hotel
Windward Passage Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Veterans Drive Charlotte Amali, Po Box 640, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is CA $208 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Estate Hassel Island and Blackbeard's Castle. Magic Ice Gallery and St. Thomas Synagogue ...

3.2/5 (999 reviews)

"It was clean super comfortable great value definitely looking forward to my next trip to stay here!!!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2020

Windward Passage Hotel
Emerald Beach Resort
Emerald Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
The price is CA $232 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lindbergh Bay and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Blackbeard's Castle. Lindberg Beach and Honeymoon ...

3.6/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Booty The Faculty was very helpful and informative clean friendly and courteous I would stay at again I would stay at Emerald again on my next trip"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2020

Emerald Beach Resort
Hilltop Villas at Bluebeard's Castle by Capital Vacations
Hilltop Villas at Bluebeard's Castle by Capital Vacations
3 out of 5
1331 Estate Taarneberg, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is CA $213 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum and Blackbeard's Castle. Frederick Lutheran Church and Lionel ...

4.1/5Very Good! (543 reviews)

"Don’t let the outside fool you this is a historic momentum!!!! The staff was amazing and the room are newly renovated and clean also service was great the bar and food at the pool great!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Hilltop Villas at Bluebeard's Castle by Capital Vacations
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Charlotte Amalie

Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
4 out of 5
The price is CA $560 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas condominium resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Frenchman's Bay, Blackbeard's Castle and Bolongo Bay. Morningstar Beach and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

"The pool area is nice. They did have a small “restaurant” with burgers, salads, sandwiches etc and a bar. I think at full capacity the pool would be too small to be accommodating. There is beach access that is a few stairs down from the pool area that has lounge chairs. The water is clear. There ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2020

Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
Luxury Yacht at the Beach
Luxury Yacht at the Beach
8165 Crown Bay Marina, 8165, St. Thomas, St Thomas
The price is CA $196 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

Situated in St. Thomas, this houseboat is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Estate Hassel Island and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Blackbeard's Castle. Lindbergh Bay and Lindberg Beach ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)

"Staying with Miranda was wonderful! She was a gracious host with a unique property. Staying on the yacht was incredible! Taboo is a lovely boat and our stateroom was clean & comfortable. Miranda & Travers provided service back & forth to the beach & had wonderful suggestions for things to do. We ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Luxury Yacht at the Beach
Little Indigo Apartments
Little Indigo Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Mafolie Rd, St. Thomas, St Thomas
The price is CA $205 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28

Situated in St. Thomas, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Haagensen House and Blackbeard's Castle. Magens Bay Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

2.7/5 (3 reviews)

"The view is great but that is all you're paying for. Due to location its close to town, however, no side walks makes walking near impossible on the steep hills. A downside was the fact that we discovered cockroaches in the kitchen our second night. Additionally, a note and suggestion is to take pictures ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 27, 2020

Little Indigo Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Charlotte Amalie

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Verified traveller

Nov 3, 2019

Been here many times and I always love coming back to Saint Thomas. We wil be back this time next year and I’m looking forward to the same incredible experience in both the US and British Virgin Islands. I do hope that our hotel choices are better.

2/5 - Disappointing

Matt

Mar 29, 2019

Hotel was very overpriced for the condition it’s in.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 28, 2019

On this trip St Thomas was just a one night stay following BVI sailing charter. However we will return.

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