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Saint Thomas charms people across ages

By Carlton Leisure - 27/11/2015


One of the most spectacular islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St Thomas is an important gateway for the visit to the islands. Even with its diminutive size - it is situated on 31 square mile - the island steals many a heart with its myriad offerings. And the place start casting its spell from the moment you land at its airport. Mountain cliffs, red roofed buildings, turquoise water dotted with yachts and immense shopping options, the destination called Saint Thomas unveils as one of the most sought after place for vacations in Caribbean. If you are flying to Saint Thomas an understanding of its popular draw cards could be of great help.

Magens Bay Beach

Beaches are must visit destinations for those visiting Saint Thomas and are frequently visited for fun and relax. Magens Bay Beach is one such beach where one can sunbath and relax. Consistently rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world it offers a lot of things to do and activities to indulge in. The guests can indulge in various activities that include swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, paddle boating. There are several restaurants and bars in the vicinity where one can seek a stop.

Duty Free Shopping

A trip to St Thomas could be a shoppers’ delight as it is considered one of the tops shopping destinations in the world. There are many duty free shops available here where you can seek a diverse range of products. For a better shopping experience, the guests can go to visit downtown Charlotte Amalie where several shopping malls are situated.

Local delicacies

Food habits are a major of culture and Saint Thomas is no exception. And once you walk through the markets you would be spoilt for choice in terms of dining options. The visitors can treat their taste buds that range from kallaloo to authentic Italian dishes, fresh local fish and fungi to other popular stuff. To find a good deal, the guests should search information about the local restaurants on the internet.

Mountain Top

One can catch a commanding view of the surroundings from the Mountain Top which is 1,500 feet high. The guests can see a total of 20 US and British Virgin Islands from here. The views of Magens Bay are nothing short of a visual delight. The place has a small shopping area and a bar where one can stop for a short while.

Virgin Islands Ecotours

Ecotours of USVI are also popular among the guests where they have lot of options to Kayak, Hike & Snorkel given its vast coastline. The guest would get an opportunity to view a geological blowhole and snorkel in a shallow, coral-fringed mangrove nursery. A trip to St. John's would acquaint you to the immaculate natural beauty. If you have love for history visiting Hassel Island and exploring old forts and ruins could be a great idea.

Apart from these, the visitors can take part in several water sports that include snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and boating among others.