St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, U.S.

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Cruising to St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)

Located in the US Virgin Islands and measuring just over 31 square miles, Saint Thomas is the perfect place for getting away from it all and relaxing on your own tiny speck of paradise. In spite of its small size, the island packs a real punch in terms of the concentration of beautiful sights and interesting attractions to explore.

There are several top beaches dotted around the island, with the likes of Coki Beach being one of the best places to come if you want to discover the treasures that lie beneath the sparkly blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Whether you want to dive, snorkel or simply relax on the white sand while sipping from a coconut, this popular coastal spot is sure to fill your needs, while those who would prefer to scratch a little deeper beneath the surface should head to the nearby by Coral World Ocean Park, which is a 5-acre protected habitat that's absolutely teeming with life.

Other beaches that wouldn't look out of place on a postcard include the likes of Sapphire Beach and Lindquist Beach, both of which offer lots of opportunities to get active or do nothing in equal measure. There's lots of culture and history to explore on Saint Thomas, with the famous Blackbeard's Castle located on Government Hill, believed to have once been the lookout post of the legendary pirate Edward Teach - popularly known as Blackbeard.

When it comes to dining, Saint Thomas benefits from a fantastic culinary tradition which draws on local ingredients like coconut, chillies and plenty of seafood. All manner of curries and Creole broths can be sampled at quaint eateries across the island, with plenty of up-market restaurants to be found close to the Havensight harbour area too.

St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)

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