Things To Do and Activities
on St. Thomas Island
American Caribbean Museum
Informative 45 minute tour of local culture and lore. Interactive and knowledgeable staff encourages questions. 32 Raadets Gade, St. Thomas, Phone: 340/714-5150. Daily 9-3.
Coral World Marine Park
One of the world's largest coral-reef tanks, and an aquarium with more than 20 portholes providing close-ups of Caribbean sea life. 6450 Coki Point, turn north off Rte. 38 at sign, St. Thomas, PHONE: 340/775-1555. Cost: $18. Daily 9-5:30.
A look out post for Sir Francis Drake where he kept watch of approaching enemy vessels. The panorama is especially breathtaking (and romantic) at dusk, and if you arrive late in the day you'll miss the hordes of day-trippers on taxi tours. Rte. 40, St. Thomas.
St. Thomas's oldest standing structure, and has U.S. National Landmark status. This building has, over time, has been used as a jail, governor's residence, town hall, courthouse, and church. Ft. Christian now houses The Virgin Islands Museum, exhibiting USVI history, natural history, and turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings. Waterfront Hwy. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, PHONE: 340/776-4566. Cost: Free. Weekdays 8:30-4:30.
Golf on St. Thomas at Mahogany Run
For golfers, the thrill of a lifetime awaits at Mahogany Run Golf Course on the Devil's Triangle
Government House serves as the governor's office, with the first floor open to the public. It was built as private residence. The staircases are of native mahogany, as are the plaques, which are hand-lettered in gold with the names of the governors appointed and elected. A deputy official can lead you on a tour of the second floor. Call ahead for an appointment. It's worth the extra effort, if for no other reason than the terrace view. Government Hill, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, PHONE: 340/774-0001. COST: Free. Weekdays 8-5.
Paradise Point Tramway
Fantastic views of Charlotte Amalie and the harbor from this gondola ride. Rte. 30 at Havensight, St. Thomas, Phone: 340/774-9809. COST: $12. Daily 7:30-4:30.