Things to do in St. Thomas

Activities, attractions and tours
Smith Bay Beach which includes a beach and tropical scenes

St. Thomas Attractions

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Places of interest in St. Thomas

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St. Thomas attractions

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1. Sapphire Beach

Unwind on the sand with a cold beer or swim in the turquoise water that meets the shoreline of Sapphire Beach. Snorkel with bright, tropical fish and skim over the waves on a windsurfing board.
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Enjoy sunbathing, swimming and fun-filled watersports at this peaceful arched bay.

2. Magens Bay Beach

The sublime Magens Bay is often considered the best of the spectacular beaches on the island of St. Thomas. Its stretch of white sand runs for 4,000 feet (1.2 kilometers), encompassing views of the undulating green hills and palm trees surrounding it.
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Appreciate the excellent views of hilly forests as you meander along a scenic trail on your way to this haven of white sand and inviting water.

3. Coki Point Beach

With miles of pristine coastline on St. Thomas, choosing which beach to go to can be a difficult decision. Coki Beach, with its wide range of facilities and picturesque white sands, is an obvious front-runner. Sip your favorite cocktail while you sunbathe and sample some sweet Caribbean snacks. Swim through shimmering water full of tropical fish or learn how to dive with expert instructors at the nearby diving school.
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Ample facilities and warm hospitality combine to make this one of the most appealing beaches on the island.

4. Blackbeard's Castle

The 17th-century watchtower known as Blackbeard’s Castle is among the most iconic historical sites on the U.S. Virgin Islands. Built by Danish settlers to protect the harbor and Fort Christian, the tower today is part of Skytsborg Historical Park. Go to the tower’s viewing platform to enjoy the commanding vista of the bay and the coastline from the highest part of Government Hill in the city of Charlotte Amalie.
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Learn the legend of the infamous pirate at this scenic complex set around a historic Danish tower in an area known as the Williamsburg of the Caribbean.

5. Coral World Ocean Park

Coral World Ocean Park showcases the creatures of the Caribbean Sea and beyond. Swim with sea lions, touch turtles and examine coral reef from the underwater observatory tower.
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Interact with tropical marine life, come face-to-face with sharks and discover aquariums full of colorful underwater creatures at this ocean park.

6. St. Thomas Synagogue

A National Historic Landmark, St. Thomas Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere. Walk across the peculiar indoor sand floor, admire the traditional mahogany bimah and soak up the peaceful atmosphere
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Set among the hills that surround the island’s capital, this striking synagogue features a sand floor and original furnishings.

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