While the US Virgin Islands are territories of the United States you won’t find similarities to visiting America. These gorgeous islands exude West-Indian culture and pure paradise. St. Thomas is the most popular locale of the USVI, offering a perfect balance of exciting island fun and laid back vacation vibes. If you’re planning a luxury getaway to St. Thomas use this guide for the ultimate experience.
When to Go
The best time to visit St. Thomas is between the months of April and June. This is when the crowds are smaller and temperatures are warm without being too humid. December to March is peak season on the island because of winter holidays and spring break – weather is great during this time but accommodations are booked up quickly.
What to Do
There’s plenty of action to enjoy while staying in St. Thomas. Your vacation itinerary can be planned around the style of vacation you’re looking to enjoy.
If you’re heading to the island to simply relax and soak up the sun, then it’s time to hit the beach. Beaches in St. Thomas are famous for the soft white sand, turquoise water, and views of surrounding cliffs. Magen’s Bay, Secret Harbor Beach and Botany Bay are all great beach options.
Soaking up the local culture is easy just by walking around. Charlotte Amalie is a bustling harbor where tons of cruise ships dock daily to explore the shoreline action. Head here to take in the action and check out some duty free shopping.
For those looking to explore there are plenty of tours to try; night kayaking, island hopping to St. John and visiting Coral World Ocean Park are all popular activities.
Where to Dine
There’s a great dining scene to discover in St. Thomas. The restaurants offer eclectic options ranging from Italian, to American, to Caribbean cuisines. Places to eat out are spread out across the island, so be prepared to take a cab or drive to find what you’re looking for. Top rated places include Havana Blue, Oceana, and the Old Stone Farmhouse.
Where to Stay
Because most USVI visitors will stay in St. Thomas there is an amazing selection of luxury villa rentals to choose from. Staying in a private rental is a great way to enjoy the luxurious experience available on the island. To browse the top luxury villas in St Thomas, click here.