Charlotte Amalie Things to Do

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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!!

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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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    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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    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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    Palm Passage Way

    by garridogal Updated Dec 11, 2011

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    I found this little side street to be one of the most adorable places I've ever been. We stopped, took photos, had a drink, and did some shopping here. Hell, if I could've moved onto this street - on the spot - I would've!

    Palms and mellow yellows Love it! Tourist 1 Tourist 2
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    Fort Christian

    by garridogal Written Dec 12, 2011

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    This Danish built fort, named after King Christian V, is the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands.

    Oops, just cut 'n pasted that. I didn't visit this attraction, but I did snap some photos!

    Hopefully a sign of renovation Lookout At least the clock was working
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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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    St. Thomas Synagogue

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 20, 2011

    In 1796 the Jews of St. John founded the congregation in Charlotte Armalie. Only nine Jewish families belonged to the congregation in 1801, but by 1803 it had increased to 22, with arrivals from England, France and the Caribbean islands of St. Eustatius and Curacao.
    In 1804 the small synagogue was destroyed by fire and replaced in 1812. The congregation grew so large that in 1823 it was dismantled and a larger building was erected in the same location on Synagogue Hill. When a citywide fire destroyed the sanctuary in 1831 the congregation numbered 64 families.
    The present building was constructed in 1833. Today one can visit the oldest synagogue in continuous use under American flag. With only two exceptions Hurricane Marilyn in 1995 and a major restoration in 1999 - 2000 this has been a dedicated synagogue holding service since 1833.

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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.

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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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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