Saint Thomas - US Virgin Island Holidays Guide & Reviews Beaches, Entertainment, Activities, Vacation Rentals, Festivals
St. Thomas is the place to go to relax and chill out on its world famous beaches such as Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Salt Pond Bay.
Originally settled by the Arawak and Carib Indians, St Thomas and the other Virgin Islands were bought by America from the Danish West India and Guinea Company in 1917 and today, are a major tourist attraction with daily cruise ships anchoring in the emerald waters.
Away from the stunning beaches, one of the most popuar attractions is to take the gondola 700 feet above Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the US Virgin Islands for incredible panoramic views of Magens Bay and the other islands from the top of St. Peter Mountain.
During the evenings, there is a large selection of bars, restaurants and evening entertainment in historic downtown Charlotte Amalie. Other night time activities revolve around the major resorts such as the Cruzan Beach Club at Secret Harbour Resort.
|Top things to see and do|
|Skyride 700 feet above Charlotte Amalie||✔|
|Explore Fort Christian built in 1680||✔|
|Tour Blackbeard’s Castle on Government Hill||✔|
|Watersports - sailing, wind & kite surfing||✔|
|Deep sea fishing||✔|
|Coral World Ocean Park||✔|
|Day trip to St John - 15 minutes by ferry||✔|
|Golf at the 18 hole Mahogany Run club||✔|
|Visit the Butterfly Garden||✔|
|Rainforest Zipline on St.Peter Mountain||✔|
|Bike tour on Water Island||✔|
Best Beaches & Diving
Saint Thomas has magnificent beaches including the family favourite of Magens Beach with its calm and shallow waters. A stunning location sitting between two mountains 3 miles north of Charlotte Amalie. Other popular beaches include...
- Coki Point Beach near Coral World
- Grand Beach - watersports
- Sapphire Beach - near the beach resort & marina
- Hull Bay on the north shore with good suf waves
- Lindquist Beach near the Sapphire Beach Resort
- Morning Star - trendy beach with watersports
Featured Saint Thomas villas & apartments to rent
Saint Thomas Vacation Rentals
Experience the very best of Saint Thomas by staying in a private beach front vacation rental. Many of our holiday homes are villas and condos set within touching distance of the palm fringed beaches close to the capital and on the surrounding hills giving incredible sea views. They come with a range of facilities such as wifi, satelite TV and private / shared swimming pools.
Saint Thomas has a tropical climate and averages temperatures of 83°F throughout the year. Between March and June, the weather is normally dry and is the best time to visit for a holiday with accommodation prices much lower than in the peak December to February months.
The hurricane season runs from July to October where humidity is at its highest due to the frequent tropical showers and high temperatures which can creep in to the mid thirties.
Festivals and Events
The people of Saint Thomas like their festivals so if you are fortunate enough to be on the island, there is a high probability that a carnival or sporting event will be on at the same time. Some of the more popular events are...
|Transfer Day Commemoration||March|
|Virgin Islands Carnival||April|
|Arts & Crafts and Music Festival||May|
|Columbus Day Weekend||October|
Our view on Saint Thomas
St Thomas is known for its low-key luxury and gives you the feeling of tranquility amidst incredible natural beauty. A stunning tropical island for a romantic getaway or a family holiday with an abundance of cultural attractions to see onshore. Then there are the pristine white talcum powder sandy beaches that will entice you back time and again!