Destination Overview

Beautiful Caribbean beaches blend seamlessly with a thriving nightlife scene and internationally-renowned dining on St. Thomas. The one-of-a-kind honeymoon destination is often considered the most “cosmopolitan” of the U.S. Virgin Islands, with the sheer variety of thrilling activities making it one of the Caribbean’s most coveted destinations. Its popularity also makes it a breeze to travel to, with the U.S. Virgin Island’s largest international airport providing direct flights daily for an effortless honeymoon itinerary.

Spectacular gondola rides, coral reef diving adventures, and fascinating historical sites all await on your St. Thomas honeymoon. Each day offers a fresh opportunity to experience it however you wish. Some honeymooners never decide to peel themselves away from the pristine white-sand beaches of Honeymoon Beach and Magen Bay, and who could blame them!

Though sundown is the time when some islands begin to wind down, St. Thomas is one that is always just getting started. Its nightlife scene is legendary throughout the Caribbean, and you’ll undoubtedly find countless spots for dancing the night away to the rhythms of live calypso, soca, and reggae. But before you kick things up a notch, you’ll want to savor the flavors of Caribbean and Mexican cuisine by candlelight at any number of the island’s waterfront dining spots. The gently lapping waves and stunning sunsets combine for one of the most romantic backdrops imaginable.

Of course, the breadth of accommodations offers just as much variety as the island’s attractions. From honeymoon resorts to luxury villas, you can customize your once-in-a-lifetime vacation to suit your specific desires. So kick back with an irresistibly frothy Bushwacker Cocktail, relax in the warm Caribbean sun, and enjoy life the way it was meant to be lived.

About St Thomas

At a Glance

  • The aptly-named Honeymoon Beach is an absolutely essential representation of white-sand Caribbean perfection! With gorgeous palm trees gently swaying in the background, you’ll be treated to a stunning view complete with crystal-clear ocean waters.
  • One of the most romantic excursions on St. Thomas is definitely the Skyride to Paradise Point. Lovebirds enjoy a 700-foot gondola ride up to one of the island’s most scenic vistas. The views at sunset are legendary, and you can even enjoy a romantic dinner at the peak.
  • The island’s capital, Charlotte-Amalie is a premier culinary and nightlife destination. Expect plenty of fantastic waterfront restaurants with the freshest seafood imaginable and upbeat bars with live music.
  • St. Thomas is home to the highest point of any of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and adventurous honeymooners can enjoy a trek right up to the top! Getting to the 1500-foot top is certainly worth your while, as you’ll enjoy a fresh banana daiquiri and breathtaking panoramic views.
  • The historical site known as 99 Steps is a must-visit for its fascinating history alone. The path is lined with local flowers and the steps were crafted by Denmark ballasts from trade ships centuries ago. If you count them, you’ll find that there are actually 103 steps!
  • Magen Bay is certainly one of the most beautiful bays in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the breathtaking blue waters and marine life are worth the trip alone. Adventure-seekers will definitely want to view it from Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline, which has 8 aerial platforms and 35-mph ziplines.

Honeymoon Hints

  • Shhh, don’t tell anyone…but Secret Harbour is a great little spot for soaking up some rays and enjoying some great local cuisine.
  • Two acres of lush island plants and incredible creatures await at Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden. You’ll find all types of beautiful orchids and maybe even a vibrant peacock or two.
  • Whether you’re into scuba-diving, fishing, or any other marine sports, renting a charter is a great way to experience the gentle Caribbean waters around the island.
  • Learn all about the fascinating history of pirates on St. Thomas at the interactive Pirates Treasure Museum.
  • If you’ve ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins or sea lions, Coral World Ocean Park is an interactive experience you won’t want to miss.

Travel Tips

  • GETTING THERE: St. Thomas is perhaps the easiest of the U.S. Virgin Islands to travel to thanks to the fact that it has an international airport, Cyril E. King International Airport, right on the island. Direct flights are available from American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, and United, with cities including New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Newark, Fort Lauderdale, and Atlanta.
  • GETTING AROUND: U.S. citizens with a driver’s license are able to rent cars and drive on the island, but just be prepared for a left-side driving experience. Many resorts offer shuttles to the island’s best locations, and considering its size, renting a car is not necessarily essential.
  • WHEN TO GO: Unlike many other Caribbean destinations, the US Virgin Islands don’t have a rainy season, so it’s always the right time for a St. Thomas honeymoon! The mild winters mean that tourism is most active during the winter months, thus the summer months are when you’ll typically find the best deals and resort packages.
  • WEATHER: Expect beautiful Caribbean weather year-round as St. Thomas’ average winter temperature is 77 degrees and 82 during the summer. Travelers are often surprised at how strong the sun can be on tropical islands, so be sure to plan accordingly with sunscreen, cotton clothes, and plenty of shade. Regardless of the season, you’ll be able to lounge on the beach, go for a warm swim, and simply enjoy all that the island has to offer.