St Thomas - Things to do

Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 08:13 AM
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St Thomas - Things to do

headed to st thomas on friday through wednesday. wondering if there's anything in particular we "must" do. i've heard to go to magen's beach, craig and sally's for food.

any other must see spots?

any good spas? we're staying at the marriott morning star. any tips would be great!
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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 09:49 AM
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you absolutely must eat at havana blue - the restaurant at your hotel. try to book a window table at sunset. it's a beautiful restaurant & the food is wonderful. marriott has handy ferry shuttle into charlotte amalie - traffic in town can be ummm busy.
ca has duty free shopping.
blue moon cafe at secret harbour beach resort is nice for lunch or dinner. it's open air, right on the beach with good food.
just before sunset ride the funiculur across from havensight mall. get a cocktail, sit on their deck and watch the harbor below you get all twinkly.
i've heard the spa at the ritz is good, but have not been to it. the hotel grounds are lovely, with nice infinity pool and pretty beach w/ view of st. john and some smaller islands. they have good food but it's pricey.
you can parasail from the beach at wyndham sugar bay.
you can do some cool stuff at coral world (snuba, pet various sea creatures, walk through aquarium, etc)
there are tons of water excursions to sightsee or to go snorkeling - sail or power.
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In addition to seeing St Thomas, I would take a day trip to another island. You could take the ferry to Water Island which is located right by Tickles Restaurant on STT. It is small and quaint. We hope to go next trip (Thanksgiving, yay!). Our friends that live on STT go often on their boat. Very short ride. Next, you could go take the ferry to St John. Grab a taxi and explore some of the beautiful North Shore beaches. Or, if you have a rental, take the cae barge and explore on your own. Lastly, but not least, you could take the ferry from STT to Jost Van Dyke and explore White Bay. Beautiful white sand beach dotted with beach bars.

Many may disagree because you trip is short but to each his own preference. We go to St John frequently and still make it a point to go to another island. Usually a day trip to the BVI's and always to St Thomas to see our friends.
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Old Nov 2nd, 2010, 03:57 PM
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I am not a negative person nor an alarmist about STT, but as of recently, it has been recommended that tourists avoid the Coki Beach/Coral World area because a teenaged tourist was shot and killed on a safari bus in the midst of a gang related shooting. Apparently, the authorities need to get their act together patrolling this area.
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We would definitely take a cab to Red Hook & the ferry to St. John for a day. We would probably rent a car for the day, but you can take a taxi or "jungle bus" to Trunk Bay---absolutely fantastic and there are facilities there. With a car we'd hit Trunk, Cinnamon, and Caneel bays(having lunch at the main beach at Caneel Bay Resort, pricy, but worth it).

Depending on the latest ferry back to St.Thomas, we'd probably have dinner at "Morgan's Mango" right on the harbor near the ferry dock(excellent tropical drinks & food & sometimes music). Yes, there are many outstanding restaurants on St. John, but MM is convenient to the ferry and car drop off. We've gone in there in shorts with all of our snorkeling gear(which they were happy to put aside for us) and had a good time every time we've been there.

Also right on St. Thomas is Secret Harbor resort(east end). On Sat. they have live music all afternoon, a beach bar, restaurant, and some of the best walk-in snorkeling on the island. Any other day, all of the above except the music.
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