Attractions

Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Magens Bay

The sugary mile that fringes heart-shaped Magens Bay, 3 miles north of Charlotte Amalie, makes almost every travel publication’s list of beautiful beaches. The seas here are calm, the bay broad and the surrounding g…
Island in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Water Island

Sometimes called the ‘Fourth Virgin,’ Water Island floats spitting distance from Charlotte Amalie. But with only about 100 residents and very few cars or shops, it feels far more remote. Honeymoon Beach offers fine …
Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Hull Bay

On the north coast and just west of Magens Bay, Hull Bay is usually a gem of solitude when Magens is overrun. The shady strand lies at the base of a steep valley and has a fun restaurant-bar but no other facilities.…
Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Honeymoon Beach

Water Island’s palm-lined main attraction offers fine swimming and snorkeling in calm, shallow water. A couple of beach bars sell drinks, sandwiches and fish tacos, and one rents snorkel gear and kayaks. Expect peac…
Beach in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Brewers Bay

This beach, located behind the University of the Virgin Islands, is beloved of students, local families and shell-spotters alike. There are no facilities other than snack vans serving pates (meat-filled dough pocket…
Area in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Frenchtown

The island’s ‘Frenchies,’ aka Huguenots who immigrated to St Thomas from St-Barthélemy during the mid-19th century, populated this community of brightly painted frame houses on the harbor’s western side. Nowadays th…
Historic Building in Charlotte Amalie & Around

St Thomas Synagogue

The second-oldest Hebrew temple in the western hemisphere (the oldest is on the island of Curaçao), peaceful St Thomas Synagogue is a National Historic Landmark. The current building dates from 1833, but Jews have w…
Viewpoint in Charlotte Amalie & Around

99 Steps

These stairs lead from Kongens Gade up into a canopy of trees at Blackbeard's Castle's foot. The steps, of which there are actually 103 (though you’ll be too out of breath to count), were constructed using ship-ball…
Cable Car in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Paradise Point Skyride

Gondolas whisk visitors 700ft up Flag Hill to a scenic outlook. The ride takes seven minutes. At the top a restaurant, bar, gallery of shops and a short nature trail await. The chocolatey Bushwacker is the drink of …
Historic Site in Charlotte Amalie & Around

Blackbeard’s Castle

Set atop Government Hill, this five-story masonry watchtower was said to be the lookout post of pirate Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard, in the 18th century. Actually, historians don’t lend much credence to the tale. …