St. Thomas serves at the gateway to the U.S. Virgin Islands and is home to its bustling capital, Charlotte Amalie. As the most populated of the USVI’s three main islands, St. Thomas offers the widest variety of attractions, from fantastic duty-free shopping to world-class restaurants and historical sites.
St. Thomas is home to Magens Bay Beach, widely recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, where calm turquoise water laps against the whitest sand imaginable. The sailing, snorkeling, diving, and sport fishing opportunities in St. Thomas are top-notch, and a wide range guided tours allow beginners to try out water sports safely and easily. Young children or those with limited mobility can even view marine life without getting wet at Coral World, a one-of-a-kind ocean park with an undersea observatory.
For a taste of the island’s rich history, walk The 99 Steps, made from bricks brought over on ships from Denmark in the 1700s; learn about the island’s pirate-filled past in the Pirate’s Gallery near Blackbeard’s Castle; or visit Fort Christian, the oldest building in the Virgin Islands, which over the course of history has served both as the island’s prison and official place of worship.
When you stay in a villa rental in St. Thomas, you won’t spend a moment wondering how to spend your day – every amenity and attraction is at your fingertips.
“If you’re a golf lover, take a sea plane from Charlotte Amalie to Christiansted, St. Croix’s capital. You can spend the day on the beautiful Carambola Golf Course and then come back in the evening.” ―Tracy, USVI Villa Rental Specialist
“Watch the sunset at Hull Bay (a total locals’ spot), then walk over to Hull Bay Hideaway, a very casual beach bar that serves amazing fish tacos. And don’t leave the USVI without trying a Painkiller, a classic Virgin Islands cocktail consisting of pineapple juice, coconut juice, orange juice, and dark Cruzan rum. It’s completely delicious and totally deadly.” ―Karen, VillaRental.com Marketing Director