St. Thomas is one of the most popular islands in the Virgin Islands, and for good reason. Its beautiful beaches, historical sites, amazing harbors, and panoramic views offer a paradise unlike any other in the United States. The island encompasses numerous types of accommodations for guests, including resorts and private yacht adventures, as well as amazing food, and an endless array of unique activities.
&Beyond Yacht Charters offers a superior vacation experience, conveniently located in St. Thomas to get you on the charter and start your vacation the quickest. Design the perfect vacation to match your travel style—visit multiple islands, relax on the yacht, explore hidden places no one else gets to see, and get all of the benefits of being on the sea with &Beyond.
A private yacht charter with &Beyond Yacht Charters can be entirely on the sea, mostly on the sea, and partly on land, or any combination you choose. How your vacation plays out and the adventures you undertake are up to you. Just let us know what you would like to experience and the type of vacation you would like to have and we’ll plan the trip for you! It’s that easy. If you’ve never visited the Virgin Islands before, we listed some great restaurants and activities on the islands for your convinience.
The Virgin Islands offers some incredible restaurants and bars. The island offers traditional American food, restaurants, and fast food locations, but it also offers an assortment of Caribbean dishes that mix culture with regional influences. Some of the local favorites are Fish and Fungi, Johnny Cakes, Callaloo, (soup or stew), Conch Fritters, Pates, and Rotis. Be sure to try these treasures upon your visit and check out some of the great restaurants below as you explore St. Thomas.
Tap & Still is a local brewery that serves burgers, booze, breakfast and beer. The brewery was started as an attraction for cruise ship passengers but has become so much more.
Tap & Still is a local brewery where guests can watch the craft beer being made while sipping on their own cold brew and then enjoy a meal of burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, wings, or breakfast food as they try the various local brew flavors.
Hooman Pedram is the owner of three Tap & Still restaurants and Chicken & Bowling. He wanted to start a distillery as an attraction for cruise ship passengers but found his business ventures took much of his time. Meanwhile, the Brugos brothers, Joe and John, were operating Virgin Islands Craft Distillers, a small-batch distillery in the Gregorie East Marina on St. Thomas, handcrafting vodka, rum and gin. They brought in a fourth partner, Mario Austin, a local rental car franchise owner, to form Rock City Brewing Company within the Tap & Still site in Havensight Mall.
Looking for pizza and wings? This is your place. Island Time Pub sits on the harbor and features a full bar, pizza and frequent live music making it an entertaining environment with a great view and great food!Visit Island Time Pub
XO Bistro offers a casual elegance of stylish dining with a wine and cocktail bar. It’s perfect for dinner and drinks with friends or an after-work cocktail. It’s located on the East end of St. Thomas and offers an extensive wine list along with happy hour and daily specials.Visit XO Bistro
Looking for a nice steak, smoked pot belly, or a rack of lamb with port coached applies, honey roasted cauliflower puree and some read wine? Well This is your placeVisit Prime at Paradise Point Steakhouse
Brix Wine Bar and Bistro offers a stylish and elegant mix of seafood, soup, salad, and wine to not only wet your palette but give you some incredible flavored dishes to fill your stomach. Relax, eat, drink and enjoy.Visit Brix Wine Bar and Bistro
Old Stone Farmhouse features "Chef Inspired" fine dining in an intimate and elegant atmosphere. The cuisine is ingredient-driven and will change with each season.
The Old Stone Farm House Restaurant is an award-winning, fine dining restaurant set in a 200-year old, restored plantation field house overlooking the lush countryside of St. Thomas.
The once 300-acre plantation stretched from Magen’s bay to Mandahl. More than two centuries ago the Old Stone Farmhouse was the core of a Danish sugar plantation at Estate Lovendahl. The graceful arches, two- foot-thick walls, and majestic rafters are reminiscent of St. Thomas during the days of the flourishing Clipper Ship trade, sugar plantations on lush rolling hills, and the aristocratic mansions of prosperous merchants.
Today this magnificently converted farm building is considered one of the best examples of classic West Indian architecture on the island.
Virgilio's has been in St. Thomas since 1988 and is a legendary island iconic eatery that is frequented by many island VIP's because of its authentic and delicious Italian dishes.
If it’s not on the menu we’ll make it for you,” says Virgilio Del Mare, founder of St. Thomas Premier Italian restaurant. “Your delight is our delight.”
At Virgilio’s, we will pamper your palettes with an array of homemade pasta (Grandma’s recipes) complimented with numerous sauces. Desserts range from a classic Tiramisu to our own “Taste of Paradise” Mango and Banana’s Flambe. Also, the talk of the island is Virgilio’s Cappuccino with the aroma of Italian Liqueurs.
Soft Italian music compliments a chic decor that features stained glass windows and crystal chandeliers. The Restaurant is “Impressive and Special,” an ideal place to fall in love again, even if you’ve been married thirty years.
Our staff will indulge you with attentive, courteous, and efficient service that will make the “Virgilio’s Experience” memorable.
The Box Bar is a craft cocktail bar with comfortable outdoor seating, lots of happy hours, and margarita specials on Monday. It’s known to guests and island natives as a great place to chat with friendly people, relax after a long day, and sip on some great, well-priced drinks while enjoying the scenery of St. Thomas.Visit The Box Bar
Sib’s on the Mountain is a coffee shop and cafe that offers a tasty breakfast of bagels, burritos, sandwiches, and smoothies, as well as a few lunch choices. It offers covered outdoor dining on the mountain and occasional entertainment.Visit Sibs on the Mountain
Contemporary fusion beachfront restaurant at Limetree Beach Resort. Enjoy weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour along with our daily specials.Visit Lanai Bar and Restaurant
Sapphire Beach Bar is a piece of heaven in the sands of Sapphire Beach. Enjoy a cold beer or cocktail while looking over blue waters. Come for casual dining of burgers and sandwiches in an unforgettable setting.Visit Sapphire Beach Bar
Enjoy the freshest seafood served on the island while listening to the piano bar and enjoying fish and steaks cooked by some of the finest chefs in St. Thomas. Our seafood is supplied by local fishermen!Visit Caribbean Fish Market
A restaurant and bar with 6 bowling lanes, 2 billiards tables, 3 dartboards, an indoor bocce and cornhole court, foosball, air hockey, a stage, and a menu with chicken wings, chicken bowls, rotisserie chicken and some amazing sides!Visit Chicken n' Bowling
When you visit St. Thomas there are a variety of accommodations you can choose from. If you’re looking for traditional, there are many hotels and inns to take a look at. If you want an adventure for an amazing vacation in the Virgin Islands, we recommend chartering your own private yacht. Not only does it leave the choice of seclusion or crowds to you, but you gain your own vessel to explore as many islands as you like, your own private chef and crew, and activities that are thrown into the fun! With this option you can explore St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and even venture over to the BVI or Spanish Islands, now that sounds like a vacation.
&Beyond Yacht Charters has a partnership with Lovango Resort + Beach Club to offer a Stay & Sail adventure. Guests may enjoy 3 to 4 nights on one of our private yachts and 3 to 4 nights at the resort. A great solution if you are flying in the day before your yacht travels, or just looking for a combined experience during your trip.Learn More About Stay & Sail
Bluebeard's Castle is an historic property dating back to the 1600's. The resort occupies an entire hilltop with spectacular views overlooking the harbor and town of Charlotte Amalie.
The resort includes a centuries-old fortress bearing the name “Bluebeard,” after the infamous pirate, and check-in takes place in the former residence of the Danish governor of the island. This tropical paradise is the perfect place for a private getaway as it is set on a secluded hilltop and overlooks the harbor of St. Thomas.
Bluebeard’s Castle is centrally located in the most desirable part of the island with world-class shopping minutes away. With only a short drive from some of the most popular beaches in the Caribbean where you can enjoy boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing. The island itself offers a wonderful assortment of duty-free shopping, great restaurants, hot nightspots, and a variety of local flavors to satisfy every taste. This resort features history, breathtaking views, and easy access to town. Beaches are literally minutes away so you can visit them all including easy ferry rides to St. John and the British Virgin Islands (Tortola and Virgin Gorda).
You will see why owners at the resort are passionate about their units. It is this passion that is the reason that Bluebeard’s Castle is a most sought-after destination resort.
The resort completed its historic multi-million dollar remodel before the recent hurricanes of 2017. Owners and first-time visitors alike continue to enjoy the fantastic views and island life that is only experienced at Bluebeard’s Castle!
Limetree Beach Resort by Club Wyndham stands out as a premier location for the best in vacation fun and relaxation. This prime Caribbean beachfront real estate offers comfortable lodging,
The colorful red-roofed resort, located on 24 secluded acres of the prime Caribbean beachfront real estate, welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy its white sandy beaches, comfortable lodgings, and exciting activities.
At Limetree Beach Resort by Club Wyndham, this spacious studio and one-bedroom resort suites comfortably sleep two to four guests and range from 288 – 607 square feet. You will appreciate the economy of a kitchenette, a separate living/dining area, and TVs throughout – all comforts that are designed around you. Enjoy the sights from your own private balcony as you retreat into relaxation in this Caribbean resort.
This beachside resort property is quietly nestled in beautiful Frenchman’s Bay and the Cyril E. King Airport is a short 15-minute drive away. Guests will enjoy easy access to the Tutu Park Mall, Coral World Ocean Park, and the St. Thomas Skyride that takes you to Pleasure Point. The charming shops, restaurants, and historic attractions in Charlotte Amalie are all just minutes away.
Experience all St. Thomas has to offer when you stay at Limetree Beach Resort by Club Wyndham’s 24 acres of secluded grounds. The resort features an array of amenities that satisfy all your traveling needs. Make use of the laundry facilities and fitness center. The outdoor free-form swimming pool is the place to kick back and enjoy perfect tropical weather and grab a refreshing tropical drink from the swim-up bar. Enjoy live entertainment or outdoor movies at the Limetree Grill, then soak up the sun on the private beach. Outdoor adventure seekers can enjoy snorkeling and tennis on resort grounds.
Tucked along a picturesque hillside overlooking the calm azure waters of Pacquereau Bay, Marriott's Frenchman's Cove is a breathtaking complement to the beauty of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Adjacent to Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, our premium vacation ownership resort is reminiscent of a quaint village surrounded by a secluded beach with amazing views of the Bay and St. Thomas harbor.
Like the nearby historic town of Charlotte Amalie, the overall design reflects the Danish and British architectural influences set amidst a colorful tropical landscape. Our spacious two- and three-bedroom villa rentals feature separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, gracious master suite, and furnished balcony or patio. Relax in the sparkling infinity pool with a water slide, keep up with your workout routine at the fitness center, dine al fresco at our poolside restaurant, or discover family-friendly activities for all ages. Our beachfront resort is ready to welcome you.
Experience a new era of island-inspired elegance at the redesigned Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas. The beloved resort invites families, couples and adventure-seekers to encounter the beauty of the Virgin Islands in a new light.
Be captivated by peerless turquoise Great Bay and verdant mountain views, endless beaches, thrilling water sports and stunning venues for celebrations large and small at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas.
Discover an unforgettable retreat as you escape to these beautiful studio and one-bedroom resort suites offering exclusive access to the private beach and natural cove.
Located on the eastern end of St. Thomas, Elysian Beach Resort is perfect for couples and visitors of all ages. Resort accommodations are ideally located right next to the picturesque St. Thomas Yacht Club, just minutes from the best St. Thomas sites and attractions. Enclosed by palm-shaded hills and overlooking its own yacht-filled cove, this resort provides a full array of amenities and water activities above and below the sea including some excellent snorkeling spots.
The spacious studio and one-bedroom resort suites comfortably sleep two to four guests. Whether you’re traveling with extended family or a smaller party, you will appreciate the economy of a partial or full kitchen which includes a microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, cookware, and flatware. Save money on baggage fees with your own washer/dryer available in the one-bedroom resort suites.
While you’re here, be sure to explore the island’s gorgeous natural landscape or visit one of the many tourist attractions including Charlotte Amalie, Magen’s Bay, and the Coral World Ocean Park. For more entertainment, head to Red Hook, a small village filled with delicious restaurants, nightclubs, and fishing boat charters to the nearby marlin run. At the end of the day, enjoy the magnificent Caribbean sunsets as you admire the yachts in the harbor from the turquoise water and white sandy beaches.
At Elysian Beach Resort you’ll discover a secluded island getaway packed with a myriad of amenities and activities. Experience the tropical blue seas from a different perspective as you take up sea kayaking or just relax and enjoy a tropical cocktail by the outdoor swimming pool. Guests will surely want to satiate their appetite at one of the two on-site restaurants that specialize in classic American favorites and specialty seafood dishes.
Two Sandals - Bed & Breakfast is located in the beautiful East End of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the perfect place for a family trip, a romantic getaway, or a short-term rental.
The property overlooks American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook and boasts spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, including the neighboring island of St. John.
This beautiful inn is conveniently located within a 5-minute walk from Secret Harbor Beach, where you can enjoy the warm, pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea and spend the day enjoying various activities including sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Sapphire Beach, Cowpet Bay, Great Bay (Ritz Carlton), and Vessup Bay are all just a short drive away. It’s just a 10-minute walk to Red Hook Plaza and American Yacht Harbor Marina, where you’ll find local boutiques, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can also catch the ferry and spend the day in St. John or the British Virgin Islands.
Loaded with comforts and amenities, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is not only the finest choice for your St. Thomas vacation getaway, but it is also an outstanding value.
The resort is owned and run by owners of individual condominium units within the resort. We have the flexibility to offer you our condominium units at discounted rates or work with you to develop a package that suits your island vacation budget.
Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is one of the island’s premier resorts situated on the white sands of Sapphire Beach in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is the perfect destination for travelers looking for Caribbean relaxation and comfort, or travelers looking for adventure and island hopping. Regardless of what you are looking for, Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina is the perfect resort choice for your visit to the United States Virgin Islands.
There are numerous amounts of activities you can spend your time doing in the beautiful St. Thomas getaway destination. From day sailing and sunset cruises to snorkeling to museums to just relaxing on the beach. Water adventures and sports are in full supply along with great food, entertainment, and hiking your way to an amazing view of the islands and harbors.
Offering luxury day charters in the US and the British Virgin Islands at a price that locals can afford. Each itinerary is custom-made for your group.
Reef snorkeling, secluded beaches, legendary beach bars, and everything in between! Let’s share some of the most beautiful locations in the Caribbean – as well as nature’s little secrets.
Snorkel gear, Paddleboards, and instruction provided with every charter.
Phoenix Island Charters offers the modern design and comfort that you would expect from any yacht. Featuring a comfortable stateroom, a full bathroom, and lots of shade.
A popular destination for guests and islanders to enjoy the beaches, do some hiking, rent a kayak and other adventures.
Magens Bay Beach consists of 68 pristine acreages: one mile of white sand beach, a six-acre arboretum consisting of large trees from four tropical continents, two-acre camping ground with parking, 5 acres of coconut groves, and 15 acres of mangroves and wetlands. The park has three bathhouses strategically located along the beach and four sheds for rentals for private parties, weddings, or other activities. There are many benches along the beach for your convenience.
Activities available include kayak rental, hiking, camping, and beach fun!
Enjoy a fun and fascinating visit where you can get close and personal with sea life, take a guided tour or just enjoy the beaches!
Coral World Ocean Park offers an array of ocean experiences. Swim with the dolphins and sea lions, dive in for SNUBA, an underwater scuba experience where you swim with marine life, learn the truth about sharks, or rent a kayak and see what sea creatures may follow you!
Coki Dive Center offers quality PADI Scuba Diving certification courses, Discover Scuba Diving for beginners, guided scuba tours for certified divers, snorkel rentals.
The Coki Dive Center is the only dive shop on St Thomas that offers both boat dives and the best beach dive on the island.
The Coki Dive Center is the dive shop where you always get “more bubbles for your bucks”.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
We are the Virgin Islands’ premier provider of scuba diving trips, certification, instruction, and service. Servicing a wide variety of experienced and inexperienced divers.
Whether you are an experienced diver or you’ve never dived before, we have a wide variety of options for anyone seeking a first-class dive experience. From daily dive trips and packages, certification or advanced instruction to snorkeling, free diving, and our fast and easy Discover Scuba program, we will ensure that you make the most of your time with us – always in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Red Hook Dive Center is a full-service PADI Dive Center. We are located in American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, on the East End of St. Thomas. We invite you to stop by our shop in American Yacht Harbor where we offer all levels of dive instruction, daily dive excursions, private charters, air/nitrox fills, and repair services, plus a large selection of dive and snorkel equipment and apparel.
For experienced paddleboarders, Night Kayak is excited to offer nighttime stand-up paddle board tours to Pirate’s Point with experienced guides.
Similar to our night kayak tour, this tour provides the rare opportunity to view marine life at night…but there’s no need to be afraid of the dark! Just like our kayaks, our stand-up paddleboards are equipped with strong LED lights that cast a bright glow 10 feet around your board. When we’re all together in a group the light gets even brighter.
Search for turtles, tarpon, stingrays, and other wildlife as we paddle at a nice, relaxed pace, taking in the beautiful St. Thomas scenery. Our experienced guides are great at pointing out local areas of interest, and they even know how to crack a pirate joke or two as we head to Pirate’s Point. Spend your night with us for an unforgettable experience.
If you’re looking for something truly different for your next adventure, get onboard St. Thomas Cycleboats for an epic pedal to Water Island or a Sundown, Glasses Up sunset cruise.
Experience St Thomas aboard the most exciting excursion in the Virgin Islands! If you’re looking for something truly different for your next adventure, get onboard St. Thomas Cycleboats for an epic pedal to Water Island or a Sundown, Glasses Up sunset cruise. No matter if it’s a birthday, family get-together, or wedding party, we’ve got you covered with excitement, fun, and rum punch.
The fun starts as we depart with a rum punch in our cool Cycleboat souvenir cups topped off with your favorite party tunes. We also have coolers and ice for you to BYOB or bring your favorite Rose so grab a seat around our central bar for a social experience that you’ll never forget or relax at the front of the boat and enjoy the ride. The bar seats are equipped with interactive cycle stations that help paddle the boat along the calm protected waters. But don’t worry, we have a motor on board to assist you and take over when the dancing or limbo contest breaks out.
Space is limited to 16 passengers and tours sell out fast, so be sure to reserve your seats. Click the green Book Now button to the right. This tour is perfect for visitors and locals who are looking to have the most fun possible on the water!
The Screamin' Eagle is an awesome 750 HP turbo-charged jet boat that will take you on the ride of a lifetime! Racing at incredibly high speeds along the Virgin Islands coastline.
The Screamin’ Eagle is an awesome 750 HP turbo-charged jet boat that will take you on the ride of a lifetime! Racing at incredibly high speeds along the Virgin Islands coastline is the pinnacle of fun and excitement! After a brief orientation, we will cruise into the bay between St. Thomas and St. John while your captain tells you a bit about our islands. But then, it’s time to see what the Screamin’ Eagle can really do!
Fly over St. Thomas and St. John in your own parasail! It's a flight we know you will remember and an adventure you'll never forget!
We utilize the Ocean Pro 35′ Parasail Vessel, commercially built specifically for parasailing to provide the safest most comfortable ride possible. Using winch boat technology, we take off and land you directly from the back of the boat, you DON’T even have to get WET! Our vessels are USCG Certified for 15 passengers, so we are able to accommodate larger parties.
The longest and largest running Wave Runner rental company in St. Thomas. Since 2000. We specialize in freestyle rides but can do regular and Snorkel tour as well.
Coastal Watersports is conveniently located at Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina and serves the entire East End area with jet ski rentals and tours. Our jet skis are some of the newest models available, The 2018 Yamaha VX110, and the newest 2020 Yamaha VX 1050C-V making us the easiest jet ski company to deal with on the island of St. Thomas.
Come and explore the beauty of the northeast coast of St. Thomas with our Top Of the Line Jet Ski Fleet. We are just a taxi ride from the Cruise Ship dock.
“WHEN WE SAY FREESTYLE, WE MEAN FREESTYLE” From Start to Finish!
Our sole purpose is to provide you with a safe and thrilling experience out on crystal clear Caribbean waters.
Gather your crew and use your wits to discover buried treasure on a private piracy adventure!
The Tropical Treasure Hunt Co. combines the best elements of escape rooms and scavenger hunts to create an immersive pirate adventure for all ages. Explore the island, learn pirate history, experience the best attractions and one of the gorgeous beaches on St. Thomas in your quest to unlock clues to help you find Jean Hamlin’s pirate loot. Choose from a private, popular hunt designed for landlubbers, a team-building event to discover the hidden gems of the Virgin Islands, or let us customize an experience just for you and your crew.
Take a tour while kayaking and snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, or rock climbing! Intimate small group tours in the best way possible!
Discover why St. Thomas Adventure Tours provides the best tours in the Virgin Islands! Swim with sea turtles, snorkel over a coral reef, hike, rock climb, kayak, go sailing, visit beautiful beaches or customize your own tour. St. Thomas Adventure Tours offers unique and educational guided Eco-tours of spectacular protected bays, coral reefs, and beautiful beaches – away from the crowds!
Virgin Islands Ecotours is the Caribbean’s premier adventure company offering exciting, family-friendly eco tours in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
We are the leading ecotourism company in the Virgin Islands and have received numerous awards of excellence over the past 23 years from the Cruise Industry: locally voted “BEST OF” newspaper awards, international magazine awards, and TripAdvisor’s Certificates of Excellence awards.
Our tours are enjoyed by individuals, couples, families, corporate groups, private parties, wedding parties, and school groups. We can accommodate groups small and large.
If you’re looking for a true Virgin Islands experience in America’s Paradise, then look no further. Our goal is to introduce our guests to the natural wonders of St Thomas and St John – their beautiful waters, magnificent beaches, rare historic structures, and immerse them in the culture to create wonderful, everlasting memories and friendships.
With Virgin Islands Ecotours you can experience adventures on three of the most unparalleled environments in the Virgin Islands: a protected mangrove lagoon that is a sanctuary for exotic birds, a UNESCO heritage and historical island in the Charlotte Amalie harbor, and a picture-perfect, tropical paradise at Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay Resort on the island of St John.
We pride ourselves on having the friendliest guides and staff in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our guides take your safety seriously and all are CPR qualified and First Aid trained. Many of our guides have attended National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and have worked with Outward Bound programs, Wilderness First Response, Leave No Trace, and have lifeguard and EMT certifications and training.
All our professionally guided adventure tours include single or tandem, easy to paddle sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, snorkel gear, paddling and snorkeling instruction, free lockers, showers for rinsing, snack and bottled water, and we serve lunch (and do our best to accommodate dietary preferences) with our 5 hour tours.
Let us take your breath away with the ultimate zipline trip! Experience the adrenaline-charged, ultimate zip trip, Tree Limin' Extreme Zipline Tour.
This exhilarating ACCT Member zipline course is situated high in the rainforest of St. Peter Mountain, where you will catch breathtaking views of Magen’s Bay, the BVI, and beyond. Your ultimate Caribbean adventure allows you to view what National Geographic considers to be one of the top 10 islands/ocean views in the world.
Round out this experience with a visit to da Lime in da Coconut, our unique rum bar featuring over 30 Caribbean rums and other libations. Located in Yacht Haven Grande next to the Havensight pier.
Trying to find the best Saint Thomas trails? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you.
If you’re looking for the best trails around Charlotte Amalie, we’ve got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We’ve got 4 easy trails in Saint Thomas ranging from 1 to 2.5 miles and from 0 to 557 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you’ll be out on the trail in no time!
One of the best ways to get around in the U.S. Virgin Islands is by water! In fact, St. Thomas is one of the busiest cruise ports in the Caribbean. Another popular form of transportation is in a car–either renting your own or taking a taxi. In fact, because U.S. Virgin Islands are part of the United States, you don’t need a special driving permit, just a valid U.S. driver’s license. Keep in mind the roads are often narrow, winding, and steep.
If you prefer another form of transportation, you can always take public transportation to popular tourist spots, or go for an adventure with helicopter transportation or a seaplane ride to travel between islands!
Saint Thomas is the territorial capital of the Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean Sea. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States and within its 32 square miles holds almost 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands population.
The Virgin Islands became part of the United States in 1917 when it was purchased for $25 million in gold. The purchase was made as a strategic move during World War I to maintain control over the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Post-war has seen a rise in tourism to the main islands including St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John–making it an attractive location for businessesHistory of St. Thomas