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Our 10 Favorite Things To Do on St. Thomas

St. Thomas might be just 32 square miles, but it’s packed with activities for all ages and adventure levels. We’ve listed our 10 favorite things to do on St. Thomas, including some can’t-miss spots, hidden gems, and of course, our personal favorites. Enjoy, and remember that our concierge service is available to help coordinate any of these activities for your group. Our concierge service is always free when you stay at an Island Luxury condo or villa!

1. Private Boat Charter

When you want to head off the beaten path, a private boat charter is the way to go. Explore hidden beaches, visit secret snorkeling spots or curl up in the sun while the waves rock your worries away. By the time you make it back to shore, you’ll have memories to last a lifetime. We work with some of the most talented captains and crews on the island - just ask, and we’ll help you schedule a trip you’ll never forget!

St. Thomas Boat Charter

2. Island & Snorkel Tours

First time on St. Thomas? There’s no better way to get a feel for the island than on a guided tour. You’ll see our most famous sites, enjoy world-class snorkeling and head to scenic spots for photos. Be sure to tell your guide about your interests - most will be happy to tailor the tour to what you most want to do and see.

Exploring Charlotte Amalie is one of our favorite things to do on St. Thomas

3. Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing enthusiasts come from around the world to explore the waters surrounding St. Thomas, which are famous for blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, sailfish and wahoo. What’s our secret? St. Thomas is located along a five-mile-deep oceanic trench, creating the perfect conditions to snag record-setting catch. We’ll help you arrange a half-day trip, a full-day excursion, or the multi-day fishing trip of your dreams.

Deep sea fishing off the coast of St. Thomas

4. Scuba Diving

The warm waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands are perfect for scuba divers of all experience levels. Beginning divers will love spotting stingrays and dolphins at St. John’s Congo Cay. For intermediate and advanced divers, we recommend exploring one of the nearby shipwrecks like the Cartanser Senior or Miss Opportunity. If you’re new to diving but want to give it a try, we can also help you book a training program created specifically to introduce first-timers to the sport. Just ask our complimentary concierge service for help!

5. Magens Bay

If you love clear water, gentle waves and baby-soft white sand, you’ve found your happy place. Magens Bay is often ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and spending the day here is one of the most popular things to do on St. Thomas. This mile-long stretch of sand has restrooms, showers, concessions and water sports rentals, so there’s more than enough to keep your group comfortable and entertained. We recommend going early to soak in the natural beauty before the majority of beachgoers arrive.

Magens Bay, St. Thomas

6. Mountain Top

We’re not sure what we love more about Mountain Top - the famous banana daiquiris or the sweeping views of Magens Bay, St. John and the British Virgin Islands. It’s a great place to take a break from the beach, relax and snap some gorgeous photos of the island from a bird’s eye point of view. To visit Mountain Top, you’ll need to rent a car or arrange a stop with your island tour guide. If you need help renting a car or need to arrange a driver, just let us know

7. Duty free shopping

Shopping is one of the most popular things to do on St. Thomas, and for good reason. Items purchased on the island are duty-free, meaning that you won't pay import duties or taxes on purchases totaling less than $1,600. If you're in the market for high-end goods like fine jewelry, electronics, perfume or top-shelf alcohol, you can score a great deal at the Havensight Mall, Yacht Haven Grande and downtown Charlotte Amalie. Don't forget to pick up something for your friends back home.

A shopping center in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

8. Tropical Treasure Hunt

Experience the thrill of hunting for hidden treasure, just like the pirates that once called these waters their home. Some hunts will have you exploring mangroves by night for hidden clues, while others will send you across the island to find “lost pirate gold”. Our concierge service will work with our friends at The Tropical Treasure Hunt Co. to plan a live-action adventure that your group will never forget.

9. Zip Lining

Explore St. Thomas’s rainforest by zipline! This is one of the most adventurous things to do on St. Thomas, and is sure to get your pulse racing. This activity can be enjoyed by the entire family, including kids as young as 5. Our concierge service can help you book the perfect zipline adventure and arrange transportation to and from the activity.

10. Seaplane to St. Croix

A 30-minute seaplane flight will get you to our neighboring island of St. Croix. Learn about the island’s pirate history at Fort Frederik, snorkel with eagle rays and sea turtles at Buck Island Reef National Monument, or explore bioluminescent water in a glass-bottom kayak at Salt River Bay. No need for a passport - like St. Thomas, this island is also a U.S. territory.

Fort Frederik in St. Croix

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do on St. Thomas?

We hope this list of our favorite things to do on St. Thomas inspired you to try a new adventure on your next trip to the islands. You can find us here if you need help booking the perfect condo or villa or planning excursions, provisioning or transportation!

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