Food & Fun
Parasailing over Sapphire Beach.
Reach out and touch St. John.
St. Thomas offers an abundance of activities. Some visitors come just for perfect weather any time of year, swimmable beaches, soft sand, relaxation. Others want more: You can beach hop, island hop, bar hop, shop till you drop, dive, snorkel, parasail, go boating, fishing, sailing, picnicking, eat, drink and be merry. Take an ecotour, cultural and historical tour, even get married on the beach as our daughter did.
As for food, if you’re not adventurous, you can stick to McDonald’s and Subway, but you'll miss out on delicious Caribbean cuisine as well as everything from Italian to Japanese to American and, of course, great seafood. In and on all sorts of venues, right on the water, open air and casual, refined and elegant (and none require formal attire). You can even order in or cook in – grocery stores are nearby.
Food and drink are very much a part of the St. Thomas experience - whether enjoying a tropical drink at a cozy bar, a banana daiquiri from its home on Mountaintop, or a typical Caribbean meal.
Downtown in Charlotte Amalie, find shop after shop of duty-free goods; talented artisans; beautiful original art; quaint passageways; and often a celebration of music and dancing right on Main Street.
You can find beauty on and around the island everywhere - in the duty-free jewelry shops and at shopping malls, brilliantly colored flowers such as bougainvillea that will take your breath away, and sealife while snorkeling right on our beach and others.
Our beautiful Sapphire Beach (above left and center) and world famous Magens Bay on the North Side (above left) are just two of the some 40 beaches on St. Thomas' shores along the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
One of the most amazing geologic formations, the "Baths" on Virgin Gorda, were formed when molten rock from volcanoes deep within the earth pushed upward, cooled and solidified forming large slabs of granite. The process of weathering over millions of years formed natural sculptures and smooth surfaces. A great day trip. (Need a passport since it's part of the British Virgin Islands.)