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St. ThomasU.S. Virgin Islands

Sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, exciting watersports, duty-free shopping and colonial monuments make this one of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ liveliest destinations.

The Caribbean island of St. Thomas presents a blend of history, nature, shopping, recreation and relaxation. Jungle-covered hills roll down to picturesque bays with white-sand beaches and turquoise water. Colonial-era architecture stands in busy shopping districts.

St. Thomas’ one major town is picturesque Charlotte Amalie. Wander the narrow lanes to see Danish, Dutch, French and Spanish-built houses, many now hosting cafés and shops. Climb the 99 Steps, an 18th-century staircase near Blackbeard’s Castle and Fort Christian, built in the 1600s as a Danish stronghold.

Beyond Charlotte Amalie, scenic roads wind through wooded hills to views of the island’s magnificent coastlines. Go to animated Frenchtown, a village renowned for its restaurants, taverns, nightclubs and Creole-speaking residents. Enjoy a scenic cable car ride from Havensight to Paradise Point and marvel at the views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

Over 40 beaches decorate St. Thomas’ coastline, all within a 25-minute drive from Charlotte Amalie. Relax at Magens Bay or the lively resorts of Lindberg Bay and Morningstar. Go fishing, sailing and scuba diving at Red Hook and snorkeling and windsurfing at Sapphire Beach. Discover myriad marine life at Coral World Ocean Park near Coki Beach. Watch planes land at the island airport while you swim in the calm waters of Brewers Bay Beach.

The area is famous for discounted and tax-free shopping, too. Clothing, electronics, jewelry and perfume stores line the streets of Charlotte Amalie, most notably Dronningens Gade (Main Street) and Vendors Plaza. Find more shops and malls at the main ports, Crown Bay and Havensight.

St. Thomas, the second largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is located in the Caribbean Sea east of Puerto Rico. Many visitors arrive by cruise ship or fly to Cyril E. King Airport and then get around via rented car. The U.S. Virgin Islands benefit from year-round warm temperatures, although hurricanes are possible between June and November. Combine your vacation with daytrips to the beaches of neighboring Water Island and St. John.

Where to stay in St. Thomas

Top Hotels in St. Thomas

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 $195 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

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
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
3 out of 5
7150 Bolongo, St. Thomas, St. Thomas
The price is CA $227 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

This St. Thomas resort is on the beach, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Buck Island Turtle Cove, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Christian and Blackbeard's Castle. Sapphire ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,001 reviews)

"Food and staff are great. The rooms are not really up to date and the shower is very small. All inclusive is the best way to go because the food is expensive"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Emerald Beach Resort
Emerald Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
The price is CA $232 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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! (983 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
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 St. Thomas

Secret Harbour Beach Resort
Secret Harbour Beach Resort
4 out of 5
The price is CA $419 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Nestled on the beach, this St. Thomas condominium resort is just steps away from Nazareth Bay and Secret Harbour Beach. Sapphire Beach is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"This place was amazing and will be visiting again. I had so much fun and was told the history of the Virgin Islands"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

Secret Harbour Beach Resort
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
4 out of 5
The price is CA $560 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

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
Virgin Islands Campground
Virgin Islands Campground
2 out of 5

Situated in St. Thomas, this beach cabin is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Lindberg Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Blackbeard's Castle. Honeymoon Beach and Lindbergh Bay ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)

"My two teens and I had a wonderful week long stay. The hosts were fantastic and there to assist us if we needed anything. Water Island was wonderful too, super friendly, welcoming locals. Honeymoon Beach is a 5 star beach, the restaurant Dinghy's has superb food. Awesome snorkeling and swimming, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 18, 2020

Virgin Islands Campground
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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