If you always dream about taking an unforgettable Virgin Islands vacation, the scenic and refreshing island of St. Thomas should definitely be high on your list. It is the most popular one of the cluster of islands that makes the US Virgin Islands. Charlotte Amalie, the official capital of the Virgin Islands is located in St. Thomas.
How can St. Thomas contribute to boosting your Virgin Islands vacation experience? Well, St. Thomas remains the most commercialized island and stands shoulder to shoulder with famous luxurious destinations in the Caribbean. It contains a host of world-class hotels and resorts that can give anyone the amount of relaxation needed to unwind and recharge their batteries. Most tourists that land in St. Thomas head straight to downtown where they get to socialize with other tourists while checking out luxurious cruise lines and other ships at the buzzing harbor. Red Hook and Frenchtown are definitely places you should explore, especially in the night thanks to their wide variety of first class restaurants that serve exclusive mouthwatering local Caribbean dishes as well as European and North American cuisines.
St. Thomas has a reputation as the shopping hub of the Caribbean and noted for attracting people from all walks of life due to the wide range of ultra-cheap liquors and quality jewelry sold in its shops. All items bought are duty-free and it’s not unusual to come across unique items being offered at a fraction of its value in many American and European cities.
Your trip to St Thomas will definitely not be worthwhile if you don’t visit the Magen’s Bay, a globally famous serene beach notorious for its powdery white beaches, picturesque environment and azure waters. Surfers looking to enhance their Virgin Islands vacation experience also troop to the Hull Bay Beach, which has gorgeous attractions and the perfect climate for surfing especially during the winter months. Brewer’s Sapphire, Secret Harbor and Coki beaches are equally top quality beaches even by the Caribbean’s high standards, waiting to be explored barefooted.
Other activities that can be enjoyed during your Virgin Islands vacation trip to St Thomas include fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, hiking, etc. Checking out the best things the tropical island has to offer is easy thanks to the numerous bus tours, private tours and other packages offered by travel operators.