Coastal rocks at a tropical island St. Thomas (iStockphoto)

Cruise ship at sunset St. Thomas (Comstock)

Charlotte Amalie Streets St. Thomas (iStockphoto)

Morning at a tropical beach (iStockphoto)

Town of Charlotte Amalie and Harbor (iStockphoto)

Tropical beach in US Virgin Islands (iStockphoto)

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (iStockphoto)

Magens Bay from Drakes Seat with Flamboyant flower St. Thomas (Brand X Pictures)

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What to do in St. Thomas

Once home to various Indian tribes, Spanish settlers, and Danish conquerors, St. Thomas knows what it’s like to be passed along. Now-a-days, the main island of the U.S. Virgin Islands trinity seems to be passed by no one—evidenced by the tourists who flock here in droves. The 32-square-mile outpost sees more than 1.5 million sun-seekers per year, and the two-lane, waterfront Route 30 can be a traffic jam during regular cruise-departure hours. Charlotte Amalie, the capital city and “downtown” region of the island, is where you can browse knick-knack type shops, as well as the name-brand retailers you’d find state-side. If you tire of the hoopla—as you likely will—and want evidence of a more authentic island, tour old Danish sugar mills, regal militia forts, and Blackbeard's Castle, named after the pirate who is said to have frequented the spot.

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Don rates St. Thomas
I have been to St. Thomas many times. Wonderful island to relax and party. St. John's is next door if you really want to relax! Go gor it!
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gunnar rates St. Thomas
I love to travel to St Thomas because of the relaxed and easy life styles of the people that I meet there. They have US language, currency, laws and convenient flights to and from many cities. The beaches are beautiful and there are many good restaurants, shops and activites.
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