Because it's the transportation hub of the Virgin Islands, most visitors land on hilly St. Thomas even if they don't linger. Visitors who stay longer may be drawn by the legendary shopping and the wide variety of water sports, activities, beaches, and accommodations. The bustling port of Charlotte Amalie is the main town, while Red Hook sits on the eastern tip. The west end of the island is relatively wild, and hotels and resorts rim the southern and eastern shores.
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Gorgeous Magens Bay offers a lively scene of cafés, music and happy families, set on nearly a mile of beach with lifeguards and excellent swimming.
Coral World Ocean Park hosts dolphins and sea lions; you can visit a three-story underwater observatory and view a huge tank full of colorful fish.
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Ride the gondola up this hill above Charlotte Amalie’s harbor for a panorama of turquoise water, green islands, cruise ships and the red-roofed town.
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Set on mountain slopes, this graceful home, gallery and botanical garden boasts trails through tropical flora and magnificent views of the Caribbean.
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Take the short ferry ride to this peaceful spot near Charlotte Amalie for quiet strolling or just chilling out in the sun on pretty Honeymoon Beach.
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