28 Things to Do in St. Thomas
St. Thomas is one of the three United States Virgin Islands, along with St. Croix and St. Johns. This place is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world! Below are 28 things to do in St. Thomas.
- St. Thomas is approximately 3 miles wide and 12 miles long
- The climate is tropical all year round, with an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit
- The local currency is the U.S. dollar
- Driving is on the left-hand side
- The volcanic island rises to a maximum elevation of 1,550 feet
- Pack light clothing and sunscreen
From firsthand experience, the beaches in St. Thomas are nothing short of beautiful. We swam among wild sea turtles and schools of fish at Brewers Bay and enjoyed Pina Coladas at the bar at Magens Bay. Listed below are four beaches that I have visited and recommend.
1- Magens Bay-
There are many things to do at Magens Bay, from relaxing in the warm, clear water to swimming, kayaking, or even paddle boarding. They also have a beach bar and a small café.
2- Sapphire Beach-
Sapphire beach is a stunning place to relax. Tour guides will pick you up from this location to go sailing at sunset. You can book your experience here!
3- Lindqvist Beach–
We went to Lindqvist Beach every day since it was the beach closest to our hotel. It is a perfect place to go Jet Skiing. They also have a hotel on this beach, where you can go to the bar for fruity drinks or have a delicious meal.
4- Brewers Bay-
Do not forget to bring your snorkel gear because there is wildlife located at Brewers Bay. Also, bring an underwater camera to get some great shots! We were lucky enough to witness a sea turtle at Brewers Bay.
St. Thomas has the most breathtaking views of the ocean from up above in that the island is very mountainous. Driving up and down the mountain is scary because of the narrow roads. Driving is on the left-hand side, so I recommend getting around the island via a taxi. Taxis are available at almost every tourist destination. Some of the best views on the island are at Paradise Point, Drakes Seat, and Mountain Top.
5- Paradise Point-
There is a Sky ride to paradise point, and it is certainly a site you do not want to miss.
Address: 9617 Estate Thomas
6- Drake’s Seat-
Drakes Seat overlooks the north side of Saint Thomas on Route 40.
Address: Rt. 40 St. Thomas
7- Mountain Top-
Mountain Top is a café and bar with great views from its 1,500 feet perch on the summit of St. Peter Mountain. The café is known for the invention of the famous banana daiquiri.
Address: 7840 Mountain Top
National Heritage Sites:
8- Black Beard’s Castle–
Black Beard’s Castle stands at the top of 99 steps. The view is stunning.
Address: 1001 Blackbeards HI, Hotel 1829
9- Fort Christian-
Fort Christian is a history museum that you do not want to miss!
Address: 5332 Raadets Gade
10- Frederick Lutheran Church–
Fredrick Lutheran Church is the oldest church in St. Thomas, completed in 1793.
Address: 7 Norre Gade, St. Thomas, V.I. 00802
11- Swim with Dolphins–
We were able to swim with these magical creatures at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas and it truly was one of the best experiences of my life. Book your excursion here!
12- Swim with Sharks-
You can also spend 30 minutes with sharks in a tank at Coral World Ocean Park. This is not in the ocean and the sharks are small; however, it is a unique experience that you can learn more about here.
13- Turtle Snorkel & Sail Adventure:
The Turtle Cove Catamaran snorkel adventure is one for the books in that you get to see sea turtles and tropical fish. They provide snorkel gear and unlimited alcoholic drinks. Learn more and book your tour here!
14- Swim with Sea lions–
What is more exciting than swimming with Sea Lions? Learn more about this adventure here.
15- Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden-
The tropical garden is a eco-attraction and is open every day of the week except for Mondays. The tropical garden has beautiful blooming orchids, lilies, palms, and more. Not only is there a calming view of nature, but lizards, hummingbirds, butterflies, and various other wildlife surround the area.
Address: 5 Lerkenlund Est. St Thomas
16- Plantation Crown and Hawk Botanical Garden-
This lush tropical garden has beautiful orchids, plants, and flowers.
Address: 2A Estate Crown and Hawk
Tour to Nearby Islands:
17- Natural Parks in St. John-
A few national parks to see in St John include Sage Mountain National Park, Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, Reef Bay Trail, Lind Point Trail, and Cam Bay National Park.
18- St. Croix-
A few things to do in St. Croix include visiting Buck Island Reef National Monument and swimming at Rainbow Beach.
19- Visit Magic Ice-
This place is the largest permanent Ice Gallery. They offer warm, protective clothing and a complimentary drink served at the ice bar. This place is open all year from 10 am to 5 pm.
Address: 21 Dronningens Gade on the Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie 00802
20- Pirates Treasure Museum-
Pirates Treasure Museum is a shipwreck museum showcasing authentic artifacts and treasures from the world-famous deep-ocean discoveries of Odyssey Marine Exploration. You can explore hands-on interactive exhibits and learn about the tales and treasures of deep-ocean exploration.
Address: 17-1 Estate Thomas, St. Thomas 00801
Other Fun Activities:
21- Kayak at the Mangrove Lagoon-
This kayak adventure is listed on TripAdvisor and combines kayaking and snorkeling at the Mangrove Lagoon. The mangrove forest is a maze that can be challenging to explore; however, a guide will lead you; meanwhile, you can simply focus on the scenery.
22- Sailing at Sunset with Cocktails and Appetizers-
The Caribbean’s warm breeze compliment stunning views on a 54-foot catamaran sailboat. From firsthand experience, this activity is one you do not want to miss. The sunset was beautiful, and the appetizers were delicious. Did I forget to mention? The drinks are fruity and unlimited. The customer service was outstanding, as they were very kind and upbeat.
Book: Sunset Sail Tour
23- Illuminated Kayak After Dark-
Kayaking after dark is a rare activity that is super exciting and different. We most definitely witnessed a few wild fish while kayaking. The LED-lighted kayaks paved the way for a magical narrated adventure.
Book: LED-Kayak Tour
24- Zip Lining-
Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline is the first and only zipline tour in St. Thomas. Book this tour for amazing views and adventure!
25- Jet Skiing–
The best place to rent a jet ski is at Lindqvist Beach. They accept cash only!
26- Hiking at Hassel Island–
There are a ton of good hiking trails at Hassel Island. The historical land has trails that are in excellent condition. Learn more!
27- Go Fishing or Offshore Fishing-
Fishing in St. Thomas includes inshore, offshore, and marlin trips. A few charters offer trips starting at 2 hours. The most common is a half-day trip.
28- Enjoy the taste of St. Thomas:
Callaloo, empanadas, and funjee are three famous dishes in St. Thomas to try.
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