St. Thomas Travel Guide


Photo of St. Thomas Photo: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

Plan Your St. Thomas Vacation

Because it's the transportation hub of the Virgin Islands, most visitors land on hilly St. Thomas even if they don't linger. Visitors who stay longer may be drawn by the legendary shopping and the wide variety of water sports, activities, beaches, and accommodations. The bustling port of Charlotte Amalie is the main town, while Red Hook sits on the eastern tip. The west end of the island is relatively wild, and hotels and resorts rim the southern and eastern shores.


St. Thomas Hotels

The island's first hotels were all based in Charlotte Amalie, the hub of action at the time. Most people choose lodgings... read more


St. Thomas Restaurants

Restaurants are spread all over the island, although fewer are found in the west and northwest sections. Most restaurants... read more


St. Thomas Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to St. Thomas

    Shop till you drop: Find great deals on duty-free jewelry, timepieces, and electronics along Charlotte Amalie's Main Street—but... Read more

  • Made in St. Thomas

    Justin Todman, aka the Broom Man, keeps the dying art of broom making alive. It's a skill he learned at the age of six from his father.... Read more

  • Where to Shop for Groceries

    High food prices in Virgin Islands supermarkets are enough to dull anyone's appetite. According to a report by the U.S. Virgin Islands... Read more

  • Mocko Jumbie Magic

    Mocko Jumbies, the island's otherworldly stilt walkers, trace their roots back to West Africa. The steps of the stilt walkers held... Read more

  • In Search of Pirates

    The line between fact and fiction is often fluid, and it ebbs and flows according to who is telling the tale. So it is with the... Read more


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