One of the most beloved islands in the Caribbean is the island of St. Thomas USVI. St. Thomas is an extremely popular cruise port. This island typically docks its cruise ships in Charlotte Amalie, and from there you will get whatever excursion you choose for the day.
St. Thomas Beaches, Shopping & Views
Perhaps a visit the island’s popular beaches including Magen’s Bay Beach, Sapphire Beach or Coki Beach is on your must see list. There are plenty of other beaches as well. While in port, you don’t want to miss the shopping in the port of St. Thomas. There are three islands in the USVI, they are St. Thomas USVI, St. John USVI and St. Croix USVI.
Be on the lookout for little tucked away boutiques with fine souvenirs located in alleys and sometimes hidden up cobblestone street pathways and alleys. You don’t have to go to all of the diamond stores pushed by the cruise ships if that’s just not your thing. Instead look for some of the more unique shops you’ll find in port if you find the to have extra time to spend exploring and looking for them. Check out our shopping page to see if we have any of our favorites listed for St. Thomas.
If you’re going to take it tour you’ll want to see things like Bluebeard’s Castle and perhaps go up to the overlook for Magen’s Bay because the views are absolutely spectacular. If you plan to travel between April and may then you might be fortunate enough to experience Carnival. Carnival is a popular time on St. Thomas as well as the rest of the Virgin Islands. You’ll enjoy captivating music, vivacious dancing, savory cuisine and spirited pageantry. Carnival has come to been be known in the US Virgin Islands as one of the most popular celebrations today.
US Virgin Island’s Carnival
If you’re not planning to visit during carnival there are plenty of other things to do as well go up to the mountain top and take a look at the stunning panoramic vistas. Perhaps you would enjoy a visit the tropical botanical gardens featuring over 1000 different types of orchids. From there you might visit Drakes Seat overlook.