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Visiting St. Thomas? Here is Your Guide!

Whether you’re stopping in port with your cruise ship or staying for a week-long escapade, St. Thomas offers endless possibilities for any traveler. From the moment you arrive on the island, you’ll be met with limitless sunny activities, water-filled adventures, and breathtaking natural wonders to explore. Ward off overwhelm and decision paralysis by planning your course before you ever arrive. That way you can spend all your island time doing nothing but sunning, relaxing, and playing.

How to Get Around in St. Thomas

Choose the best mode of transportation for yourself by evaluating your budget, the amount of time you have, and what you plan on doing in the Virgin Islands. Here are the ways most travelers opt to get around on St. Thomas:

Taxi – You’ll usually find it easy to just locate one waiting nearby. Expect to pay your fare per person, rather than solely by mileage.

Car – Renting a car gives a bit more freedom, albeit at a heftier price tag.

Ferry – From St. Thomas via Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, you can get to Water Island or St. John’s Cruz Bay by ferry.

Boat Charter – Don’t want to wait on a schedule or be crammed in with others? Rent a boat charter to take you to any nearby island, inlet, or cove you want.

Favorite Beaches to Try

In the Caribbean paradise where islands neighbor other islands, there are numerous possibilities for finding the beach of your dreams. Here are a few beaches to try while you’re in St. Thomas:

Sapphire Beach: Located on the east end, Sapphire is a favorite hangout of windsurfers. The views are strikingly beautiful, and the snorkeling is superb.

Brewer’s Bay: This white sandy beach is on the west end, and often uncrowded. The water here is typically clear and calm. Check out the nearby food trucks for a mid-day refreshment!

Sugar Bay: This beach offers lovely views, and is a good spot to snorkel. The beach is rather secluded, a popular place with locals.

Cowpet Bay: Cowpet has a roped off swimming area that’s sandy, with a gentle slope. Or, if you prefer snorkeling, hit the rocks to the side. This beautiful beach is often a rather quiet escape from the crowds. Restaurants are conveniently located near the beach.

Explore some of the Best Restaurants

Hungry? Try out any of these local St. Thomas favorites:

 Check out Mim’s Seaside Bistro in East End Charlotte Amalie for a delightfully romantic dinner overlooking the ocean.

  • Try Rum Island Pub for drinks in Southside, the place that heralds the sign, “Alcohol. Because no great story starts with someone eating a salad!”
  • Everyone loves a good burger, and they’re GREAT at Burger Maxx in Southside.

Sonic Charters St. Thomas boat rentals provides an unparalleled experience exploring the gorgeous U.S. and British Virgin Islands. While enjoying islands from the coast is certainly worthwhile, there’s nothing quite like taking a personal boat out onto the crystal clear waters and enjoying the Caribbean beauty from the sea. For $100 off a Luxury Sea Ray Sundancer rental, use Coupon Code: EXPLORE18

This article was originally posted on SonicChartersStThomas.com

 

Guide to Exploring the Island of St. Thomas was last modified: April 1st, 2024 by admin