Charlotte Amalie Things to Do

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    Megans Bay

    by visurferguy Updated Apr 1, 2005

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    Voted 1 of the "Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world" by National Geographic Magazine, this is also St Thomas most popular attraction. It also can be the most crowded. BUT, all the comforts are here---a beach bar, bathrooms, showers, changing area's and a snack bar with great food at reasonable prices (I recommend the veggie pizza!). Kids do well here as the beach is very tame and level with no real drop off. There is a small $3-$5 admission fee to enter which maintains the park (from all the massive foot traffic).

    Megans Bay
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    Magens Bay

    by eight_08 Updated Nov 27, 2004

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    Magens Bay is a lovely beach not too far from Charlotte Amalie. It's the only other beach besides our resort's beach that we went to on St. Thomas. It costs $4 per person to enter (with which you get a pretty ticket with a picture of the Bay on it for your scrapbook) but I come from a place where beach tags are around $6 a day (Cape May) so I didn't find that too shocking or awful. The money goes toward maintaining the beach and facilities, which are great, by the way. They have bathrooms, showers and changing rooms plus a gift shop and food vendors. There are picnic tables and an area for large barbeques--we happened to be there for the VI Volunteer Fireman's BBQ so it was rather raucous. We liked the beach--the swimming was great and the sand was white but we didn't really see what the big deal is about this beach. Maybe we were spoiled because we had already been to Hawksnest Beach on St. John two days before and that is truely the most spectacular beach I've ever been to. Plus it was a little cloudy the day we went to Magens so it may not have looked quite as pretty as on a sunny day. You won't be happy if you are going there to snorkel--it's not a great snorkeling beach so plan to go elsewhere for that ; this is a swim and sun beach. Keep in mind, though, that the beach chair vendors close up shop early and you have to get your chairs and umbrellas back by 4:30 p.m., even though the beach doesn't "close" until 6:00 p.m. That was fairly annoying and my family had to drag me out of the water kicking and sceaming to go home. I was not a happy camper because I can swim all day and never come out of the water. My one complaint about this trip is that I was not in the water nearly enough. I'll remedy that next trip...

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    Coral World

    by eight_08 Updated Nov 5, 2004

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    Coral World is a neat place to go, especially for people who don't snorkel or scuba dive but who want to see the local sea-life. It's a little pricey at $15 a person for admission but it is a fun attraction. You can even participate in "Sea Trekking" for an extra $50 (too rich for my blood--we didn't do it) where you put on an oxygen helmet and wetsuit and interact with the life on the ocean floor around the building. You can watch the iguana feedings or check out the outdoor pools with sharks, puffer fish, sea turtles, stingrays, etc. as well the petting pool where kids can touch starfish and other creatures. There is also a very short nature trail with a tortoise pen. Birds and lizards abound outside but the main attraction is the viewing center where you climb down into the ocean while staying cozy and dry inside. The walls are full of viewing windows through which you can watch all sorts of fish and sea creatures while using the handy info-kiosks to identify what you see and read up on different species. There are also aquariums in a separate building, one of the coolest is the night-time tank that shows phosphorescent fishies. We tried to get a picture but it didn't turn out too well. Very cool, though. All in all it was a worthwhile trip and although some might stick this attraction into the "tourist trap" category, I liked it and that's all I can say. Coki Beach is close by (literally steps away) and is a pretty, though small, beach. The other problem with Coki beach is that a busy road runs right by it which is sort of irritating.

    Coral World's Undersea Observatory
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    Downtown Charlotte Amalie

    by KingArthur_no Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Walk the streets of Charlotte Amalie and explore the old danish names. The waterfront buildings are originally built for storage.

    Start with Main Street (Dronningens gade), but be aware of salesmen constantly trying to drag you inside their stores. Then continue with all the small exiting passages. The stores downtown are mainly liquor, jewelry and perfume, but smell and taste the atmosphere.

    After shopping you can rest with a nice meal at Hard Rock Cafe or The Green House.

    For full size map, send me an e-mail!!

    Map of downtown CA
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  • Take the submarine to a...

    by magnbay Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Take the submarine to a reef!!!!
    You see far more this way than snorkeling. If you are not a scuba diver this is a great way to see a deep reef. They tell you that you submerge to about 80 feet, but each trip is different and we were down over 100 feet. Not for the claustrophic. Advise - Be the last ones down the hatch. Pictures turn out all blue, so don't waste your film.

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    Shopping at the pier. The...

    by smike Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Shopping at the pier. The photo is from the cruise ship as it is entering the dock. As soon as you get off you are only a couple hundred feet from Havensight Mall. There are 50+ shops there. With another 400 shops along Main Street in Charolotte Amalie.

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    On our second cruise to St....

    by smike Written Oct 4, 2002

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    On our second cruise to St. Thomas - part of our party went to Megens Bay, while the rest of us went to St. John's Island. They said that it was bueatiful. Calm clear waters, with white sand. Sitting in the shade, off the beach are: Connie, Sandy (my wife), Carroll, and Sue.

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    Taking a tour of the island...

    by smike Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Taking a tour of the island from a boat, sometimes there are even 'pirate ships' with more of a party theme. This is a beautiful way to see the island. We did not take advantage of this - but many on our cruise ship did, and it appeared that they enjoyed themselves.

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    St. John's Island. Trunk Bay....

    by smike Written Oct 4, 2002

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    St. John's Island. Trunk Bay. St. John's is only a short boat trip from St. Thomas. Once there you can take a tour of the island. There are many locals that offer tours. Most are in the back of some sort of truck, with a canvas top. It was very different riding on the opposite side of the road from what I am use to. The roads curve around while going up and down the hills. The locals honk their horns informing oncoming traffic that 'I am coming - get out of my way'. They will stop for some pictures - but most had to be taken on the roll. There are many beaches - we happen to end up at Trunk Bay - mainly because the cruise ship has this as one of their side destinations for excursions. You can swim, snorkel or just relax.
    Clean, white sand. Friendly people. Warm, aqua blue water.

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    Emancipation Park

    by garridogal Updated May 15, 2012

    The park was named in commemoration of the July 3rd, 1848 emancipation of slaves in the Danish West Indies.

    And it's a drug-free zone.

    Ring a Ding Ding
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    Pretty Side Streets

    by garridogal Written Dec 11, 2011

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    There are so many pretty side streets off Main Street. You'll want to check the shops, the streets, or both!

    A shady respite Flora In search of the next shop Chillaxin Residential background
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    St. Thomas Architecture

    by garridogal Written Dec 11, 2011

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    As crowded as Main Street is with stores you can stop and appreciate how pretty the structures where these stores are!

    Pretty entrance Caribbean blue? Funky stone Great balconies
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    More Views

    by stevezero Written Apr 11, 2005

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    From the top of the town, you get fine views over the town below, the harbour, and the neighbouring islands.

    Charlotte Amalie
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    Blackbeard's Castle

    by stevezero Written Apr 11, 2005

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    At the top of town, after climbing up the 99 steps you can find Blackbeard's castle.
    The castle was indeed used by the notorious pirate, Edmund Teach and now houses a small hotel.

    Blackbeard's Castle, Blackbeard's Castle
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    The Harbour

    by stevezero Written Apr 11, 2005

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    Charlotte Amalie sits in a bay, a natural harbour. From the hills you can see the ships, boats, and float planes.

    Charlotte Amalie
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