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Five Reasons to Visit St. Thomas

Whether you're a sun-seeker, an adventure enthusiast, or a history buff, St. Thomas has something for everyone. This 32-square-mile island is home to some of the most famous beaches in the world and offers world-class snorkeling, diving, shopping and dining. We’re sharing our five reasons to visit St. Thomas below. Are you ready to add this Caribbean gem to the top of your travel bucket list? 

It’s Close to Home

Just three hours from the mainland, St. Thomas is an easy direct flight from many major U.S. cities. Because it is a U.S. territory, American citizens don’t need a passport to visit St. Thomas or any of the other U.S. Virgin Islands. You’ll also get to enjoy all the other conveniences of visiting an American territory. English is the official language, we accept U.S. dollars and credit cards and all of your electrical devices will work here without the need to bring an adaptor!

Visit St. Thomas in the Caribbean

An aerial view of St. Thomas’s East End

World-famous Beaches

St. Thomas is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. From the powdery white sands of Magens Bay Beach to the secluded coves of Secret Harbour, each beach offers its own unique charm. We’ve created a quick list of our favorites below. If you want more information, check out our beach blog.


  • Most scenic: Magens Bay

  • Quiet and secluded: Santa Maria

  • Pink sand: Lindquist Beach

  • Best snorkeling: Coki Beach

  • Best place to see sea turtles: Brewers Bay

  • Best beach food and drinks: Sapphire Beach

Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas

Magens Bay

Warm and Welcoming Caribbean Culture

The U.S. Virgin Islands are a unique melting pot of cultures that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. You can stroll 300-year-old steps built by Danish sailors, snack on traditional Caribbean johnny cakes, then dance the night away to soca, a genre of music with its roots in calypso and reggae. If you love history, check out our guide to exploring historic Charlotte Amalie.

99 Steps, St. Thomas

The historic 99 Steps in Charlotte Amalie

Adventure-seekers Paradise

St. Thomas is a great place to get your adrenaline pumping and give diving, surfing, wake surfing, jet skiing or paragliding a try. If you want to stay on land, check out zip lining or one of our favorite hikes. Island Luxury guests can contact our free concierge service for recommendations or help booking the perfect excursion.

WakeUp VI, St. Thomas

Wake surfing, photo courtesy of WakeUp VI

A Place for Every Budget

With so many accommodation options to choose from, there’s the perfect place on St. Thomas for every traveler. Want a multi-bedroom villa with ocean views and your own private pool? We’ve got it! Many of our guests love these expansive villas for family or group vacations, wedding groups and big celebrations. If you’re traveling by yourself or in a couple, a quiet studio that’s walking distance to the beach may be more your speed. Whatever you’re looking for, just let us know and we can match you with one of our luxury condos or vacation villas. 

A luxury villa in St. Thomas

Ready to Visit St. Thomas?

We hope our list has inspired you to start planning your visit St. Thomas trip. We’d love to help make your vacation one you’ll always remember. Contact us today to get started planning your Caribbean trip of a lifetime. 

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