Tucked away in the Caribbean Sea is a little gem known as St. Thomas. The island is located in the United States Virgin Islands. Whether you arrive by air on the island's western end or by one of the many cruise ships that arrive daily in Charlotte Amalie, you are bound to be mesmerized by the beautiful green hills and the sparkling blue water. This gorgeous scenery provides the perfect backdrop for any vacation.
One of the main attractions on the island is Fort Christian, which was built by the Danish in the 1600’s. Today, it is the oldest standing edifice in the USVI. The building has served many purposes over the years. It has been a town center, a house for the local government, a jail and is currently being used as a museum. Another interesting place to check out is Blackbeard’s Castle Tower where you will find remnants from the pirate era including cannons and statues. Pirates used St. Thomas as a base from which to raid merchant ships from every nation. This colorful heritage is reflected in the shops and other attractions on the island.
The island is a great place for people who like to take it easy and relax on the white sand beaches. However, it is also a perfect place for the adventurous type. St. Thomas is perfect for snorkeling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, and hiking. Many soon to be newlyweds choose the beautiful tropical beaches for destination weddings. St. Thomas is also one of the most popular sailing desinations in the world.
The island of St. John is located in the Caribbean Sea and is a part of the United States Virgin Islands. It is located only 4 miles from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (also in the USVI) and …