St. Thomas gives visitors so many options for spending leisure and recreational days both on land and on (or under) its clear, sparkling waters. This list puts Magens Bay at the top because it is one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, and because the beach is often the first destination of vacationers. So start at the beach to get into the “limin’” mode, as they say here in the U.S. Virgin Islands. From there, use this list as your priority guide for picking the best from all of St. Thomas’ varied and alluring attractions and activities.
Get on and under the water both with a combo kayak and snorkeling tour with Virgin Islands Ecotour. Some of its excursions also include exploring trails and historic sites. The rest of the attractions and activities included here revolve around the manmade, but yet they almost always bring you in contact with the islands’ rich world of flora and fauna or their intriguing history peopled with pirates, sea captains, traders and soldiers. St. Thomas’ past pops up everywhere in downtown Charlotte Amalie, where each building seems to tell a story. Check with the St. Thomas Historical Trust for walking and ferry tours of downtown’s historic sites.