Last year I visited St. Thomas on a cruise trip and I fell in love with the U.S. Virgin Islands. The U.S. Virgin Islands consists of 120 islands and cays in the Caribbean with the following three main islands: St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas.
St. Thomas is known for its world-renowned shopping in Charlotte Amalie and active nightlife, whereas St. John is mostly comprised of a national park with a sugar plantation, historic trails, and an archaeological dig. St. Croix, the largest island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is rich in culture diversity through its dining scene, art, music, and festivals. I loved my visit to St. Thomas and can’t wait to explore St. John and St. Croix!
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SWIM IN MAGENS BAY IN ST. THOMAS
When visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, you have to swim in Magens Bay at St. Thomas. This heart-shaped island is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This one-mile stretch public park was donated to the Virgin Islands in 1946. The entry fee is $5 for non-residents and free for children under 12 years. Paddleboards, kayaks, beach chairs, floats, masks, and snorkels (there’s a lot of sand at Magen’s Bay so it’s not the best for snorkeling) can be rented on the beach. Order a fresh coconut and take a nap under the mangrove trees.
RIDE THE ST. THOMAS SKYRIDE
For the best view of the St. Thomas island, ride the St. Thomas Skyride. The Skyride takes you 700 feet above the town of Charlotte Amalie to Paradise Point, the most spectacular lookout point on the island. It’s only a 7-minute tramway ride each way and you can spend as much time you want on the observation deck.
ZIPLINE THE ST. THOMAS RAINFOREST
For the ultimate Caribbean experience, soar through the rainforest in St. Thomas via zipline starting from the top of St. Peter Mountain with views of Magens Bay.
DIVE THE RMS RHONE
RMS Rhone was a UK Royal Mail Ship that wrecked in the British Virgin Islands in 1867. It’s considered one of the most popular divable shipwrecks in the world that is home to thousands of different kinds of marine life. This diving spot is also rumored to be haunted!
EXPLORE TRUNK BAY IN ST. JOHN
Trunk Bay is considered the most beautiful beach on the island and many call it the most pristine in the Caribbean. Snorkel the Underwater Trail of reefs or explore the ruins of historic sugar plantations.
DINE AT FREDERIKSTED IN ST. CROIX
Get a taste of St. Croix in the historic town of Frederiksted and try seafood kallaloo, a local West Indian local dish made with fungi.
SAIL AROUND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
For the best view of the U.S. Virgin Islands, hop on a catamaran and sail around St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John!
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