When people think of the perfect holiday getaway, they often think of the Caribbean Sea and its hundreds of tropical isles. The number one playground is filled with coconut-tree groves, lush valleys of sugar cane and bananas, white, sandy seashores and, of course, the sparkling blue and green waters of the Caribbean.
Activities in St. Thomas abound from water sports to nature hikes to festivals. Visitors will have no trouble finding things to do while in St. Thomas, no matter what their pace or budget are.
There are 44 beaches on St. Thomas VI, all of which are open to the public. Some will charge a small entrance fee to cover maintenance of the area, but the beautiful scenery of St. Thomas VI beaches is well worth it. For a sure bet, try Magens Bay on the northern coast of St. Thomas VI - its white sand and calm waters often get the beach listed as one of the world's best. Some the finest snorkeling in St. Thomas VI is available off the shores of Sapphire Beach on the east coast, and Coki Beach in the northeast. If you're looking for the best spot to surf in St. Thomas, check out Hull Bay on the northern shore. Hint: look for parasailing, windsurfing, and kayaking outfitters near the beaches.
There are plenty of alternative activities to do in St. Thomas VI that have nothing to do with the beach or the sea. You can, for example, take a look at the brilliant Caribbean sky through the area's largest telescope, complete with a celestial guide to point out the stars over St. Thomas VI. For those interested in a little gambling on St. Thomas VI, the Clinton Phipps Racetrack is the place to put bets on the horses. Races are often scheduled to coincide with local holidays on St. Thomas VI, like the week long Carnival that runs annually sometime after Easter (varying from year to year).
With a variety of boating, fishing, and scuba diving excursions to choose from, St. Thomas is synonymous with fun and adventure on the crystal-clear sea. Day trips or week-long outings are available, so get acquainted with what St. Thomas sailing has to offer upon your arrival.
On St. Thomas, sailing on a chartered boat is the jumping off point for many water activities. A broker can organize a boat for you, complete with crew, or you can make arrangements directly through one of many charter companies that specialize in St. Thomas sailing.If you're looking for a more complete St. Thomas sailing outing, many companies that organize St. Thomas sailing trips will also include a scuba or snorkeling package with the cost. Be sure to get certified if you are planning to scuba dive - many dive shops, like Aqua Action in Red Hook, that plan St. Thomas sailing excursions also offer lessons and certification before you head out. Don't miss the Cartanser Sr., a sunken World War II vessel that has turned into a beautiful underwater reef off the southern coast of St. Thomas.