St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas is one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and the most visited port in the Caribbean. Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands offers elegant dining, exciting nightlife, and world-class duty-free shopping. The city's reputation as the shopping mecca of the Caribbean draws visitors from all over the region and around the world. The island architecture is an eclectic mix of Spanish patios, French iron gates and grillwork, Dutch doors, and Danish rooftops.
St. Thomas also provides natural wonders such as the beautiful Magens Bay and stunning views of the Caribbean from 1,500 feet above sea level. Drake's Seat is particularly famous for its vistas. Crystalline white sand and calm turquoise waters can be found make its beaches amongst the most beautiful in the world. Sports and activities are abundant on St. Thomas. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the Mahogany Run course. St. Thomas is also well known for its world-class yachting and sportfishing.
Things to See & Do
* Charlotte Amalie
* Sapphire Bay
* Fort Christian
* Paradise Point Tramway
* Magens Bay
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 83 sq km
Population – 119,000 (Virgin Islands)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – Most cruise ships will dock at the Havensight Pier about a 5-10 minute taxi ride outside of downtown Charlotte Amalie. However, some cruise ships tender in the Charlotte Amalie harbor, and if it is a very busy day in port, the overflow must dock a bit further out at Crown Point Marina, west of Charlotte Amalie.
Transport Links – St. Thomas' airport is the most widely used gateway to the U.S. Virgin Islands. A number of major US airlines offer flights to St Thomas. Local airlines offer service between St. Thomas and St. Croix and other destinations in the Caribbean
Taxis are common throughout St. Thomas. Buses run regularly between Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook (on the eastside of the island) and Charlotte Amalie and Bordeaux. Charlotte Amalie also offers city buses for local transport and to and from the airport. Most major rental companies and several local rental companies rent cars on St. Thomas Passenger ferries from St. Thomas to St. John depart from Red Hook (on the east side of St. Thomas) and Charlotte Amalie.