U. S. Virgin Islands Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by cjg1
  • Things to Do
    by cjg1
  • Things to Do
    by cjg1

U. S. Virgin Islands Things to Do

  • Coral World Ocean Park

    Coral World is a marine park on St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. They have activities like Sea Trek, a helmet dive that anyone can do and SNUBA which you can do without being scuba certified. They have animal encounters with sharks, turtles and sea lions. There is also an underwater observatory tower. It takes you 100 feet off shore and 15 feet...

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  • Snorkeling at Coki Beach

    Coki Beach is the first place I ever went snorkeling and I fell in love with the place as soon as I jumped into the water. The snorkeling is great here, there is ample parking available, and there are several local food vendors alongside the beach. With the amenities and the quality of the beach, this is not a place to miss on St. Thomas.

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  • Magens Bay

    I was only there for the day as one of the stops of my cruise, but I have to say that you must visit Magens Bay. You have to pay $3.00 to get in, but it's worth every penny! It has to be the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Soft white sand and super crystal clear water. It is shallow for a long distance, so it's good for families with kids...

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  • Rumbaba Day Sail

    Everyone should take a day sail on the Rumbaba with Captain Bobby and First Mate Karen. We left from the American Yacht Harbor and sailed to Hawksnest Bay in St. John. When we got there we snorkeled and saw the most amazing fish and coral. It was the best!!! After that we got back on the boat and had a fabulous lunch. We had hot artichoke dip,...

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  • Snorkel your way thru the islands

    All of the Caribbean Islands have coral reefs to snorkel or dive, and although the USVI's may not lay claim to having the best of all, they certainly have some lovely and easily accessible reefs. Some you can paddle out to see from the shore, like the popular snorkeling trail at Trunk Bay. Others (like Buck Island Reef off St. Croix) can be reached...

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  • Sea Plane

    The best thing we did is take a Sea Plane from St. Croix over to St. Thomas to spend a day/night. Was an great experience. The plane takes off and lands in the water. The view is breathtaking.

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  • Tramway

    Take the tramway up to Paradise Point Bar and Cafe with a view of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. They have a full bar, gift shop and live music. Great view of the sunset too. Tickets are $15.

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  • Kekoa Sailing Expeditions

    Kekoa is by far one of the best day sails in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kekoa is a 50 ft catamaran that offers day sails from St. John to the British Virgin Islands. The boat is run by the owners who built the catamaran themselves and have a great story as to how they got into the business and how they came to own Kekoa. But I won't go into the...

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  • Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay

    One great place to see nurse sharks, turtles and starfish on St. John is the area around Leinster Bay and Waterlemon Cay. You can arrive there by parking by the Annaberg Ruins parking lot and taking a 15 minute hike down the Leinster Bay Trail. The beach at Leinster Bay is nothing special. It is a fairly small beach surrounded by trees. However,...

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  • Skip the southshore beaches on St. John

    You wont be missing much if you skip the beaches on the south shore of St. John. The beaches in the majority are fairly rocky and I hadn't found very many snorkeling spots which came close to the level of Trunk Bay on the north shore. The best one I found on the south shore was Kindle Bay. I did see a turtle and a stingray here. As we became bored...

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  • Trunk Bay, St. John

    As most people who visit St. John know, Trunk Bay is by far the best beach on the island. With the amazing snorkeling and almost pink sand beaches, it is a must see for anyone visiting the island. If you would like to experience the beach without the crowds, visit after 4:00 PM in the summer. You don't have to pay the entrance fee as the front...

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  • Snorkeling at Coki Beach

    Snorkeling at Coki Beach was one of our favorite activities on St. Thomas. The water was crystal clear. There were so many variety of fishes there. Another perk was that the beach is lined with food vendors which offer a variety of snack foods. When you are tired of the snorkeling, you can rent a beach chair and umbrella to lounge in. One important...

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  • Bad Kitty BVI Excursion

    We took an all-day trip to the British Virgin Islands aboard the Bad Kitty. The boat trip started in Cruz Bay, St. John and took us to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda where the crew cleared us through Customs while we spent 15 minutes perusing the small shopping center there. Then we headed to The Baths at Virgin Gorda, lunch at Cooper Island,...

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  • Magens Beach

    This beach has been described as one of the 10 top beaches in the world, but it is certainly a fine beach. There is a moderate entrance fee, but it is a full service beach, with food and beach-related equipment. Accessible by taxi or car.

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  • Paradise Point Tramway

    Take the Paradise Point Tramway (few minutes walk from Charlotte Amalie's Havensight Shopping Center). You will see all the island from above and once you arrive, make sure that you go to the Parrot Show (check out their schedule) and take some pictures with the parrots. Have a drink or an easy lunch at Paradise Point Bar. There are few shops here,...

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  • Exotic Birds Show

    Go to Paradise Point and attend the exotic birds show. Take a picture with the birds at the end of the show ($10). The money you pay for the picture goes towards taking care of the birds, so it is for a good cause and it also makes for a nice memory :)Check out their web site for more information: http://www.paradisepointtramway.com/

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  • Magens Bay Beach

    This is the most popular beach in St Thomas. It is a public beach that is breathtaking! We ended up going here twice, once during the week and once during the weekend. The beach is huge (1 mile long) and even when crowded (during the weekend), it really does not feel crowded.There are restrooms, showers, changing rooms, chairs for rent and lockers....

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  • Sapphire Beach

    There are lots of iguanas roaming around on the beach. Leave them alone and they will not attack you (we were told that they were using their tails for this purpose!). Do not try to feed them. They do not get bothered if you take a picture of them as long as you do not try to touch them.

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  • Mountain Top

    This is the highest point (1545 feet) in St Thomas and it was the main reason for the trip. The place is also known as Signal Hill because it was used by the US government as a strategic communication location in the 1940s. Pesonally, I found the view from Drake's Point and from Paradise Point more enjoyable. I did not want to put this under...

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  • Sapphire Beach

    We stayed at Sapphire Beach Resort and our hotel was right on this gorgeous beach! In my opinion, it is one of the best beaches in St Thomas. There are plenty of trees on the beach that provide shade. Iguanas are roaming freely on the beach and they even get in the pool! There are ducks on the man-made pond close by. Water sports are popular here...

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  • Coki Beach

    Coki is a tiny beach located on Coki Point, next to Coral World Marine Park. Personally, I did not care too much about this beach. Space is limited and the beach was very crowded when we went there. It is a popular spot for locals. There was a group of loud teenagers when we visited, playing loud music and acting like monkeys, so we really did not...

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  • Market Square & the Former St. Thomas...

    Take your time to stroll through this area. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, though! This Square is the original site of a busy slave market where African slaves were sold to the highest bidder. It was one of the West Indies' busiest 18th century slave markets. The square serves as an open-air market today. Saturday is the busiest day. It is a...

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  • 99 Steps

    In fact there are 103 steps! I have no idea whey they are called "99 Steps". We asked around and was not able to get an answer. The seps were built by the Danes to serve as an easy way of climbing up and down the steep hills of Charlotte Amalie. The bricks used to build the steps were originally brought from Denmark as ballast in the hulls of...

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  • Drake's Seat

    On the way to Mountain's Top, we stopped at Drake's Seat. The view of the island is amazing from here. In fact, I enjoyed the view much more from here than from the Moutain Top.Locals claim that this was the spot from where Sir Francis Drake was spying on enemy ships of the Spanish fleet. There is a bench here where you can rest and take in the...

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  • Bluebeard's Castle

    Make sure you stop by the Bluebeard Castle. The locals claim that the castle was build by the famous pirate for Mercedita, the woman he loved all his life. The real story is that the Danes built the tower in 1689 to help with the protection of Fort Christian. The tower was called Frederik's Fort and is on the site of a fortification the first...

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  • Charlotte Amalie: Havensight Shopping...

    Go to Charlotte Amalie for some good shopping. The place is huge and you can easily spend 1 full day here if you like shopping. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, your feet will thank you at the end of the day. Take your time to also admire the old buildings where the stores are located now. There is something for everybody there. I would say a...

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  • Seaplane

    I've not much to write here but TRY THE SEAPLANE! It flies from Charlotte Amalie.It's a cool ride with an exciting take off and an amazing landing! The views are fantastic too ---and the pilot banks left and right for those all important photo opportunities! Obviously, grab a window seat!If I'm honest, the more expensive helicopter ride was better...

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  • Trip to BVI

    You can catch a fast ferry from Charlotte Amilie to either Road Town or West End in the BVI. The trip takes about one hour, and costs about $50 including all fees. We went to Road Town and caught a $10 per person taxi to this great little private beach called Cruze Bay (not he cruze bay in St John) and had the whole beach to ourselves.

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  • around St thomas

    well my girlfriend lived here for a few years so she knew a lot of things to do and peopleso i kind of had a locals trip, which was cool cause i did not feel like such a tourist all the time.a must to visit is magens bay and brewers bay, awesome beaches as you can see from the photos below.the snokeling is some of the best in the world pretty much...

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  • Submarine dive!

    This was my second dive in one of the Atlantis fleet of subs ---my earlier one being in the Caymans a few years before. We were taken, once we'd had our pre-dive photos, from the quayside in Charlotte Amalie by launch out to sea. After our invigorating ride we stopped and after a few minutes our sub surfaced. The people who'd had their fun climbed...

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  • helicopter flight

    I'd always wanted to fly in a helicopter ---and here was the chance. A taxi picked us up from the quayside and we were taken to the airfield. Once there we were ushered into a depature building and given a brief ing by one of the pilots. After about 10 minutes the copter landed and the last group of tourists climbed out. Now, I'm a fairly big guy...

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  • Day Trip to St. John

    Take a 15 minute ferry ride from Red Hook to St. John. This is really cheap and gives you the oppurtunity to explore St. John. We just went over to go shopping. However, there is so much more to do.

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  • Shopping in Downtown Charlotte Amalie

    Go into Downtown Charlotte Amalie and go shopping in the historic center. The shopping isn't as touristy here and the prices are somewhat cheaper. The buildings are really pretty here built with Danish architect.

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  • Havensight Mall

    This is a Shopper's Paradise. The Havensight Mall is located right next to the cruise terminal in the Charlotte Amalie Harbor. You can find just about anything here from the usual souviners to the more expensive taste.

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  • Paradise Point Sky Ride

    Take a taxi and go to downtown Charlotte Amalie and take the Paradise Point Sky Ride. For an adult ticket the price is $18. It may seem pricey, but the view is worth it. Once you get to the top check out the shops, the parrots, and the view. After snapping your photos go over to the bar and get a drink. Sip the fruity concotions while staring at...

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  • Things to Do in St Thomas

    Paradise Point - you don't have to spend $$ to take the tram, you can drive up for free. They make the best Bushwackers outside of Tortola bars and the view is pretty nice too.Coral World - nice place to take the kids. St Peter GreatHouse - if you are looking for your wedding location, look no further. The gardens are great, the view is GREAT, the...

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  • Paradise Point

    A fantastic place to view the harbour of Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas, and the various cruise liners in port. For the lazy, there is a gondola ride, but for us more determined folk, a 30 min strenuous walk on the road twisting under the gondola will get you to the summit and the drinks taste all the more refreshing!To view the food and drinks...

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  • Pretend you're a Pirate!

    Aye matey, it's a far cry from the computer terminal back at the office, ain't it? Well, finish swabbin' the fo'csle deck & then just get yerself one o' them fine lookin' pirate's beer coozies at the local market, and kick back for a fine night o' drinkin'. (Mayhaps ye kin get one o' them buxom lasses up at the bar to join you.)

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  • And recuperate

    Did ya overdo it a little the night before? Did ya get a bit too much sun those first couple of days too? Are ya feelin' a wee bit funky today? Time to kick back under a few layers of towels and sunscreen and try a hair o' the dog that bit you. And just hope that your friends are kind enough not to take pictures of you in your most miserable...

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  • Kayaking

    Many resorts offer the use of their little kayaks for free. It's a great way to explore the bay or cove where you are staying, so take them up on it. Find the best snorkeling spots on your home beach, or even take a little picnic with you for a more extended paddle.

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  • Nothing beats a perfect beach...

    ...and the USVI's certainly have their share of utterly gorgeous beaches. Pick one:St. ThomasFrom the overly-touristed Coki Beach (which is still fun, with snorkeling at the reef & Coral World right next door to visit, and local vendors hawking their wares), to Magen's Bay (considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Carib),...

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  • Day & Sunset Cruises

    All of the islands also have charters available for sunset cruises & day cruises. The types available are almost unlimited - ocean fishing charters, "cigarette" speed boats that zoom you to various locations or just around the harbor for a thrill, power boats or sailboats of all sizes to cruise to some of the small uninhabited islets for picnics &...

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  • Nothing quite like your favorite hammock

    But when all that frenzy of water sports & shopping & sight-seeing is done, there's really nothing quite like your favorite hammock for a little resting up, is there? And after all, isn't this what it's really all about???

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  • Oh, and did I mention SHOPPING?

    Charlotte Amalie's got it all, but then Cruz Bay & Christiansted have more select locally made items, and then there is Tillett Gardens, unless of course you're still rummaging through the Market Square in CA...It's all there, just have a look at my SHOPPING TIPS.

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  • Party!

    There's no doubt about it, if you are looking for the Party Island, you need to be on St. Thomas. There's a party somewhere every night, you just have to talk to the locals to find it.Or bring your own party, like we did on my last trip to the Virgins!Be aware of one thing: Wine, most beers, or any other alcohol that has to be imported is...

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