St. Thomas an alluring Virgin
Beautiful beaches, attractions, golf, good food all await the visitor to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
It would be so easy to stereotype any patch of land in the Caribbean as a beach-bumming, rum-drinking, palm-fringed, laid-back tropical island. But just as each city has its own culture and most countries around the world are known for something specific, the islands of the Caribbean are no different … even if they share a name.
The U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands are intermingled with each other, and the international border between the two is a bit fuzzy (though it is patrolled heavily), but each island has a distinct vibe that differentiates it from the others.
Sure, visitors will find places to scuba dive, drink fruity drinks, enjoy the natural scenery and explore the Caribbean’s history regardless of where they go but some islands outperform others when it comes to impressing certain travellers. Which of the many Virgin Islands appeals to you? St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands!
St. Thomas is home to a popular cruise port and an airport, so it’s probably no surprise that this is also the busiest, most crowded and most commercialized of the three main islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Near the cruise port, visitors can find restaurants, duty-free shopping (just try counting all those jewelry shops!) and drivers ready to skirt them around the island. There is a golf course on St. Thomas as well as several beaches including Magens Bay, which is often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
All of the island’s attractions, including Coral World Ocean Park and the St. Thomas Skyride to Paradise Point, are accessible and can be crowded when ships are docked.
St. Thomas is for you if: You love to shop, eat and enjoy the U.S. Virgin Island’s most popular attractions. If you don’t mind crowds and you want some action on your Caribbean holiday, then St. Thomas is the Virgin Island for you.