St. Thomas Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Liz and I having some
    Liz and I having some "bench" time
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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St. Thomas Off The Beaten Path

  • Iguanas of Charlotte Amalie

    Liz and I were taking a break from shopping and relaxing on a side alley bench when we heard something rustling behind us. To our surprise there was an Iguana behind us coming out of some plants. Our new friend was quite friendly and seemed to relish in having his picture taken. He hung around for at least 15 minutes until a nasty child came over...

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  • Iguanas at the Cruise Port

    Iguanas are a common sight in St. Thomas especially at the Cruise Ports. We had the chance to see as many as ten Iguanas enjoying some sun and fun on the rocks. They will sit there and look right at you and allow you to take pictures. But please, do not touch them.

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  • Buck Island Lighthouse

    St. Thomas' Lighthouses are on Buck Island. Almost every Caribbean Island has a Buck Island. It was where they put the male slaves after they were brought over from Africa.The first Buck Island lighthouse was built in 1913 by the Danish government before this became a US territory. It has been inactive since mid 1990. It is a 25 foot square steel...

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  • Cool off By the Fountain

    The best way to beat the heat besides a cool tropical drink is a nice seat by a fountain. This fountain in particular is rather nice and located right by the A. H. Riise Shopping Mall.

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  • Quaint Side Streets

    There are many quaint side streets and alleyways in Charlotte Amalie. Some are nicely shaded with trees and plants. We enjoyed wandering through these areas and seeing what was hidden such as interesting shops, little cafe's and even benches to take a rest.

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  • St. Johns Island

    Take a short 1/2 hour boat trip to this island to take in a more secluded environment. It is nice and a lot of greenery. I have been there a couple of times as side trip form St. Thomas, or Puerto Rico. It is different form the other islands with some lesser tourists.

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  • Explore the Coast on your own!

    If you can afford it and are up for the adventure, rent a boat! If you are unsure about your naviagting abilities they have captins that will drive for you. You can spend the day island hopping (watch for international boundaries, you will need to clear customs to get to some of the islands you see). There are many beaches around St. Thomas and St....

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  • "Trunk bay"!

    So I started my venture at the cruise ship port in St. Thomas. A taxi was needed to get to Red Hook (town). This cost 6 dollars but included a guided speech with a speaker that cut in and out. I was able to almost make out some of the tour. Next it was time to board the ferry. This cost 4 dollars and was somewhat enjoyable. Next another taxi was...

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  • Jonna White Gallery

    Art and animal lovers will enjoy this gallery. Jonna White, known for her animal art has a lovely gallery on Main Street in St. Thomas. Friendly atmosphere, you might just be "waited on" by the artist herself or her sister. Located at 30 Main Street St. Thomas, this is a great place to browse for that additional piece.

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