Do you hear that? It’s the steady beat of steel drums, the clinking of ice in a glass, and the sound of waves lapping against the powder-soft sand. While some aspects of travel have changed, St. Thomas’ laidback island vibes remain as welcoming as ever. With enhanced cleaning practices and updated safety protocols in place, your St. Thomas resorts are Vacation Ready.
Ditch your devices in favor of a delicious tropical drink and swap your office chair for a sun lounger. That Zoom meeting can wait — you’re on island time now. Browse the guide below and get ready to find paradise in St. Thomas during your stay at Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas.
From blissful beaches to tropical adventures, many of the top attractions in St. Thomas are welcoming back visitors right now.
Framed by the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, St. Thomas offers plenty of sun-kissed beaches to suit your vacation style. Rated one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, beautiful Magens Bay Beach stretches along a well-protected cove, making it ideal for swimmers and sunbathers alike. Lesser-known Lindquist Beach is one of the island’s prettiest, while Coki Point delights snorkelers with its colorful undersea show.
Of the five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands, three are found on St. Thomas. It’s hard to miss Fort Christian’s bright red facade — home to the St. Thomas Museum and also the oldest-standing structure on the Virgin Islands. Other designated landmarks include the St. Thomas Synagogue and Blackbeard’s Castle, an old watchtower reachable by the infamous “99 Steps” staircase. (Fun fact: There are actually 103 steps.)
Coral World Ocean Park
The ultimate underwater playground is open. Coral World Ocean Park is once again welcoming visitors, though reservations are encouraged to help manage capacity limits. Explore the park’s above-ground nature trails and aquariums, or dive in and immerse yourself in all sorts of aquatic encounters.
The largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands is also its captivating capital. Best explored on foot, Charlotte Amalie’s winding streets are lined with stylish boutiques, fine dining, and stunning Dutch colonial architecture. Soak up the carefree vibes on Main Street, then head to the playful Frenchtown district to find the city’s coolest cafes and bars.
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Once a favored haunt of plundering pirates, today’s treasure-hunters seek a different sort of bounty in St. Thomas. This duty-free shopper’s paradise extends beyond Charlotte Amalie’s central thoroughfare. Some favorite spots to shop for fine jewelry, art, and colorful imports are Yacht Haven Grande, Tillett Gardens, and the open-air Havensight Mall. In the East End, the shops in Red Hook’s American Yacht Harbor offer all sorts of off-beat gifts.
With its combination of rugged hills, gentle slopes, and shielded bays, St. Thomas is home to a number of scenic lookout points. Although Flag Hill’s famous Paradise Point SkyRide remains closed, you still won’t need your hiking boots to admire the scenery. Make your way to Mountain Top instead, where you can take in the panoramic views while sipping an ice-cold banana daiquiri.
Island hopping from St. Thomas is a breeze. Secluded beaches, natural mangroves, and a sprawling nature preserve await on nearby St. John, while a fast ferry takes you to the large, culturally-rich island of St. Croix. It’s also easy to catch a ferry to Water Island, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ smaller, lesser-known islands. While largely residential, visitors to Water Island can enjoy a leisurely day of fishing, walking around the old fort, or lounging on peaceful Limestone Beach.
Where To Eat
From international cuisine to the daily catch closer to home, the food scene in St. Thomas offers something to tempt all taste buds. Many of the island’s top restaurants, bars, and cafes are reopening at partial indoor capacity and offering to-go, delivery, or outdoor seating.
One of the perks of island life is that you never have to wander far to find fresh seafood. Overlooking the Charlotte Amalie waterfront, local favorite Oceana is located on a historic estate once owned by the first Danish governor of St. Thomas. These days, Oceana’s open-air dining room and expansive lawn are the perfect spot for a sundowner before dinner. Choose from a delicious menu of fresh, seasonal seafood, surf and turf, sashimi, and more.
Old Stone Farmhouse
This award-winning, fine dining restaurant is truly one of a kind. Old Stone Farmhouse is set in a 200-year old, converted farm building and perched atop the lush, rolling St. Thomas countryside. This chef-driven restaurant draws inspiration from local Caribbean flavors and ingredients, creating a memorable menu that’s both elevated and approachable. Seating at Old Stone Farmhouse is limited and reservations are required.
Lattes in Paradise
Overlooking the American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook, this locally-owned cafe is a must for breakfast, lunch, or a quick caffeine fix in the afternoon. Dine-in and enjoy the marina views from their relaxing outdoor deck seating area or take your drink and sandwich to-go. Lattes in Paradise is best known for its delicious breakfast sandwiches and coffees, but their menu also includes hearty salads, baked goods, and pastries.
Itinerary: 3 Days In St. Thomas
If you’re in the mood for fun in the sun, this itinerary is for you. Your next long weekend getaway to St. Thomas is already planned.