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Where to Stay in St. Thomas: Your Island Guide

Wondering where to stay in St. Thomas? The island is divided into areas called subdistricts, each with a distinct vibe and unique things to do and see. It’s important to know the difference - a stay in the bustling East End is going to be totally different from a quiet Northside villa! Read on to learn a little about the most popular areas of St. Thomas and where to stay, what to eat and what to do in each.

East End

If you’re looking for the action, you’ve come to the right place! St. Thomas’s East End is home to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, along with great shopping, fantastic restaurants and activities tailor-made for the adventurous traveler. You can spend the day at Sapphire or Lindquist beach, browse the shops in Red Hook or catch the ferry to visit the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John. Want to rent a jetski or try parasailing? No problem! There’s never a dull moment on this exciting side of St. Thomas.

Where to Stay:


Chasing Daylight

Sapphire Dreams

Sea Haven

Simplicity at Sapphire

Where to Eat:

The Easterly

Pesce Italian

Caribbean Fish Market

Agave Tequila Bar & Mexican Kitchen

Raw Sushi and Sake Bar

Sapphire Beach Bar

Best Beaches:

Sapphire Beach

Lindquist Beach

Coki Beach

Secret Harbor

Things to Do:



Stand-up Paddleboarding


Visit St. John via the Red Hook Ferry



St. Thomas’s Northside is known for its peaceful neighborhoods, lush green hills and stunning views of Magens Bay. If you’re wondering where to stay in St. Thomas to immerse yourself in nature, the Northside was made for you. This quiet community is where many locals choose to live, away from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of the island. When you’re ready to leave your tropical retreat, you may be surprised to find that Magens Bay is just a short drive away, as are some of the islands’ best places to eat.

Where to Stay:


Estate Sherpenjewel

Yellowbird Villa

Lovenlund Bay Villa

Blue Horizons

Valley Road Villa


Fairway Villa

Best Beaches:

Magens Bay

Hull Bay

Where to Eat:

Udder Delites

Fish Bar

Brooks Bar & Restaurant

Old Stone Farmhouse

Sibs on the Mountain

Root 42 Bar & Grill

Things to Do:

Soak in the view from Drake’s Seat

Enjoy a banana daiquiri on Mountain Top

Spend the day snorkeling and sunbathing at Magens Bay Beach

Tree Limin Extreme Ziplining

Paddle Boarding

Scuba Diving


Cave Diving


Southside/Havensight/Yacht Haven Grande

Want to combine the peace and quiet of the Northside with convenient access to shopping, dining and beaches? St. Thomas’s Southside might be just the ticket. This less-traveled area of the island is home to beautiful Limetree, Abi and Bolongo Bay beaches and multiple fine-dining options. Shopping and activities in Red Hook and Havensight are just a few minutes’ drive away.

Where to Stay:


Villa Marbella

Villa Breizh

Villa Marie

Best Beaches:

Bolongo Bay Beach

Abi Beach

Limetree Beach

Where to Eat:

Mims Seaside Bistro

Oasis Restaurant and Pool Bar

Lanai Restaurant at Limetree Beach

Prime at Paradise Point

Stir It Up Coffee Shop & Bakery

Enkai Sushi Bar

13 Restaurant

St. Thomas Social

Things to Do:

Go on a Tropical Treasure Hunt

Take the Skyride to Paradise Point

Browse the shops at the Havensight Mall



Paddle Boarding

Did You Decide Where to Stay in St. Thomas?

With so many beautiful places, you can’t go wrong when deciding where to stay in St. Thomas. If you have any questions or need help finding the perfect place for you and your travel crew, just ask. We’d love to help you create the luxury vacation of your dreams!

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