Located just 50 miles east of Puerto Rice, St. Thomas is the most sophisticated and active of the three sister islands. It is not unusual to see ten mega size cruise ships in the port and capital of Charlotte Amalie which has been a bustling seaport since the 1600’s. Downtown is action packed with shoppers and diners. Historic warehouses, some built during the days when pirates like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard sailed the waters, today house shops offering duty free liquor, perfumes, clothing (some designer), jewelry and electronic equipment.
Honeymooners will find a wide variety of attractions.Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular nightlife. Take the Skyride 700 feet above the city or climb the famous 99 Steps of Charlotte Amalie for an incomparable view of the Caribbean. And if you’re interested in culture and history, don’t miss seeing the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the 1680-built Fort Christian or the childhood home of Camille Pissarro, one of the best-known French Impressionists. Often referred to as the shopping capital of the Caribbean, make sure to pick up a souvenir or two!
Though it is only 32 miles in size, St. Thomas is an undeniable honeymoon destination with millions of memories waiting. This secluded Caribbean paradise is waiting for you.
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- CAPITAL: Charlotte Amalie
- LANGUAGE: English
- CURRENCY: US Dollar
- GETTING THERE: When traveling from the U.S., a flight from New York is approximately four hours and 10 hours from Los Angeles.
- GETTING AROUND: When getting around the island, taxi, bus, car rental and ferries are available.
HELPFUL HONEYMOON HINTS:
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. residents need not worry - there are no requirements. However, it is smart to always carry your passport.
- BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year-round temperatures range from 69 (winter evenings) to 84 degrees Fahrenheit. February through August see the best weather. Rainy season runs from September to November.
- MEGAN’S BAY: This heart shaped stretch of white sand is a perfect place to share your love. It is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful bays and is worth every penny of the small entrance fee. Conditions for water sports and swimming are just about perfect, but going on weekdays is better than weekends.
- SHOPPING: Even if you don’t buy anything, just walk down main street to see the scene. Besides the international brands of jewelry, cameras and clothing, local handicrafts are of interest. You can watch artists producing silk screened fabrics, brooms, perfumes, candles, jewelry or other items at Tillett Gardens.
- It’s an African custom for new brides and grooms to jump over a broom to start their life together. You can buy your own special broom at the "Broom Man" who makes them in all sizes and shapes at the NATIVE ARTS CO-OP.
- SAIL AWAY on the 45 ft. Sea Ray from Magic Moments. This is an island stopping cruise with snorkeling and a delicious lunch of lobster and wine. Tel: 340 775 5066.
- SUNSET JAZZ: Fredericksted. Check 340 277 0692 for schedules of jazz performances.
- BUCK ISLAND: Snorkel along an underwater "marked path" off the north shore to watch colorful marine life. www.nps.gov/buis.
- Crazy. Don’t forget your camera and have a beer with the pigs at the PELLIER DOMINO CLUB. Buy a beer for yourself and one for one of the pampered pigs who will down it as you watch.
- PACK A PICNIC and drive around the island. Stop on a beach like Maho Bay, Cinnamon Bay, or Hawksnest. Trunk Bay is a favorite with snorkelers a there As there is an underwater trail. Go early to get a parking spot and rent equipment.