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Top-10 landmarks of St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) by CruiseBe

5 minutes read • July 19th, 2017
Have you ever heard about one heavenly island somewhere in the Eastern Caribbean with great opportunities for all downshifting, shopping, and diving lovers? It is a popular port of call of the U.S. Virgin Islands among the cruise ships conquering Caribbean & Bermuda and Transatlantic destinations. It offers 81 square kilometers of total relaxation, exciting activities, and unforgettable


. Please, meet

St. Thomas

with its capital Charlotte Amalie and the list of its TOP-10 landmarks by CruiseBe!


Coral World Ocean Park

st thomas coral world ocean park
Photo by: Anthony Giorgio/Wiki/CC BY-SA 2.5

It is the best place to plunge into the underwater world. BTW, you can do that with or without getting wet! Walking in Marine Gardens, looking at the natural coral reef from Undersea Observatory Tower, spectating a sea lion show or feeding stingrays – Coral World Ocean Park has many surprises for children and adults.

2. Blackbeard's Castle 
st thomas blackbeard's castle
Photo by: Martin Lie/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

Are you fond of history, cannons, and pirates? You will love Skytsborg Tower (or Blackbeard's Castle) with its fantastic views and funny pirate sculptures.

3. Gibney Beach
gibney beach
Photo by: Mdst101/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

White sand, coconut and banana trees, clear water, and complete tranquility – you can find all of it on Gibney Beach. It is located away from the crowded tourist points, so getting here is absolutely worthwhile.

4. St. Thomas Synagogue
st thomas synagogue

This peaceful synagogue is one of the most famous historical landmarks of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the second-oldest one on the U.S. territory. No matter what religion you choose, St. Thomas Synagogue is of great historical, architectural, and cultural importance for everyone.

5. Emancipation Garden
st thomas emancipation garden
Photo by: daveynin/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

It’s nice to stroll in the shade of trees, to sit watching the bright Caribbean living, or to attend various cheerful performances here.  

6. Magens Bay
st thomas magens bay
Photo by: Coolcaesar/Wiki/CC BY-SA 3.0

It is not just one mile of a paradise beach - it’s also an arboretum, a camping ground, mangroves, and even more. Magens Bay is an ideal place for careless relaxation and breathtaking activities.

7. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
st thomas virgin islands coral reef national monument

Whether you explore it on a boat, on foot or with a snorkel, the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is ready to impress you ashore and under water. It provides a lot of opportunities to merge with primeval untouched nature.

8. Caneel Bay
caneel bay
Photo by: LennyBaker/Wiki/CC BY-SA 2.0

It is one of the most spectacular resorts in the Caribbean. Situated in the Virgin Islands National Park, Caneel Bay offers an incredible combination of the beach rest, fantastic activities, and watching the beauties of wild nature.

9. Reef Bay Trail Petroglyphs
reef bay trail petroglyphs
Photo by: mollystevens/Wiki/CC BY-SA 2.0

It is the most mysterious and alluring part of the famous Reef Bay Trail. Who knows, maybe, you are the next lucky beggar to discover authentic Taino carvings?

10. Water Island
honeymoon beach water island
Honeymoon beach on Water Island

Fantastic beaches, historical attractions, nature preserves, and a whole lot of activities for every taste – and all of it is just in 10 minutes by ferry from St. Thomas.
All people searching for impressions, emotions, and memories should visit St. Thomas! 
BTW, don’t forget to check the list of the TOP-10 attractions of Curacao by CruiseBe!

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