St Thomas Travel Guide
Coki Point Beach © Jenn Kahalau Photography
St Thomas is the second largest and most sophisticated of the Virgin Islands, with a strong Danish influence especially evident in Charlotte Amalie, the main town and capital. Being the most accessible of the islands also means it is the most heavily developed and visited, with visitors from around the world attracted by the town's reputation as an international shopping Mecca.
It is also scenically beautiful, with numerous headlands and coves, forested hills providing stunning vistas over the Caribbean, and some of the best white-sand beaches in the region. Magens Bay Beach, on the north coast, is acclaimed as one of the finest in the world, and the sparkling waters and coral reef of Coki Bay are superb for snorkelling. Fabulous panoramas can be viewed from Drake's Seat, a high point in the centre of the island from where Sir Francis Drake used to watch for enemy ships.
Combining natural beauty with first-rate amenities, St Thomas offers numerous activities on and off the water, a variety of accommodation including fine hotels, and good international cuisine.