St. Thomas US Virgin Islands is an Unincorporated U.S. Territory.
An Unincorporated Territory of the United States means that Congress has determined that only select parts of the U.S. Constitution apply.
St. Thomas is one of the three main US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. The other two are St. Croix and St. John.
Saint Thomas is located east of Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean See. View Map
St. Thomas US Virgin Islands is famous for its international yacht club, duty free shopping, swimming with turtles, scuba diving and vast variety of boating/snorkling options.
If you're planning to visit St. Thomas as a group or big family, Premier Destination Services will arrange everything from transport, accommodation to tours. And if you're coming by boat Virgin Port Services will facilitate your visit.
Where to stay? How about a private villa? Book your villa directly from owners. Secret Haven Luxury Villa is 5 bedroom 5 bathroom house located at East End overlooking Secret Harbor. Another villa is Villa Sol Y Luna with panoramic sea views, infinity pool and big entertainment area.
Once you've arranged your basic needs, how about planning for some water sports? For snorkelling, swimming and catamaran sailing lovers The VI Cat has it all plus luncheons and sunset cocktail trips. At the same location, at Frenchman's Cove, St. Thomas Water Sports offers SUP Paddle Boarding tours and After Dark kayak tours. There's a water shuttle between waterfront, downtown Charlotte Amalie and Frenchman's Cove, that runs every 30 minutes, also known as the shopping shuttle.
For fast speed trips to the BVI (British Virgin Islands) or around St. Thomas and St. John visit Caribbean Blue Boat Charters - they're also famos for their pub crawling excursions to a few islands per day. For the underwater explorers, PatagonDiveCenter is a true blessing to private family scuba diving groups. They offer scuba excursions and lessons all year round.
Other water sport activities include jetski tours and flyboarding for the adrenaline junkies.
Want to see the island and possibly St. John too, and don't want to drive? Check out Island Life Jeep Tours, they offer customize-able private, guided jeep tours. The tours could include snorkeling, bar hopping or whatever's on your bucket list.
Hungry yet? In the heart of Charlotte Amalie, downtown, you'll find the open air stylish Spanish restaurant Amalia Café, also open for supper. If you're in a rush, Pita Express, next to Amalia Café, does the trick. And for a quick - or a long - drink, look out for the open air American style circular bar in the same Palm Passage.
In Havensight there is a bowling venue in an all American style, family-fun, game arcade where they serve spit roasted chicken daily. They sport loads of other games too like darts, foosball and billiards, and they're open till late. Book your bowline lane at BowlingVI.com
A newcomer, relatively speaking, is The Tap & Still franchise, a sports bar serving fresh beer and burgers located at Havensight, Redhook in St. Thomas and Cruzbay in St. John.
If you're into organic food and the best coffee in town then Barefoot Buddha is your answer. Their adjacent Buddha Boutique sells bohemian trinkets, organic cosmetics, and loads of free-trade and natural clothing items.
An established wedding cake studio Island Sweet Stuff is also a bakery / coffee and pizza boutique. Very quaint and located in the Tillet Gardens complex in the center of Saint Thomas.
Lastly if you wish to island crawl between St. Thomas and St. Croix take a ferry with Native Son Ferries. They're also running a one off Easter special between St. John and St. Croix on 3 April: Book Here.
Enjoy your stay!
"Virgin Islands March"
Wondering about dangerous animals in the Caribbean? There are generally no carnivore land animals that are found in the wild on Caribbean islands. Non-venomous snakes, birds, iguanas, mongooses and many lizards are all over and are generally harmless. However, giant centipedes, who are found on most islands, can be venomous. Don't leave wet towels on the ground or hanging without drying for too long, because they love dampness.