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Top 5 Attractions on St Thomas Island

Nothing can pep up your dull and drab mood due to extreme work pressure other than a short trip to a serene place. A holiday can enliven mind, body and soul and prevent all stress and strain that the routine life gives us all. More than half of the American population escapes to their paradise in the Caribbean when they need a break from the boring and stressful concrete life. That paradise is the US Virgin Islands (USVI), one of the most thrilling and beautiful places in the Caribbean that has a bit of everything for every type of traveler. St Thomas is considered the prettiest island of USVI with breathtaking natural scenery, opportunities for adventure and splendid St Thomas resorts.

 

Sightseeing is most enjoyable activity on St Thomas as the island boasts myriad and marvelous attractions. Here are the five best hotspots that you must visit when touring St Thomas.

Coral World Ocean Park–A spectacular attraction made by humans, Coral World Ocean Park consists of mammoth-sized circular aquarium, twenty viewing stations and one of the largest coral reef tanks in the world. The must-visits here are

  • Turtle pool
  • Mangrove lagoon
  • Touch pool
  • Open-air shark tank

Virgin Islands Ecotours–An amazing kayak tour to view barracudas, nurse sharks, and schools of tropical fish and mangrove swamps is offered by Virgin Islands Ecotours. Hassel Island and St Thomas Marine Sanctuary are the must-visits here.

Magens Bay–Magens Bay is the most famous beach on St Thomas Island and it also features in the list of the world's finest beaches. The calm water currents invite to have a gala time over various water activities like, kayaking, paddle-boarding, scuba diving and snorkeling. Towering palm trees are dotted on the white sandy stretches which mean you can settle down for a cozy sunbathing experience. In case you feel hungry and have forgotten to bring any snacks and shakes from St Thomas resorts, hop into the quaint eateries and fancy bars on the beach to have tasty bites and refreshing drinks.

Paradise Point St Thomas Skyride–Wondering how does the bustling Charlotte Amalie harbor looks like when you are 700 feet above the ground? You will be able to savor this experience of a life-time when you visit an entertainment center located above the 700 feet peak. You can cherish a great view of the ST Croix Island (another USVI wonder) along with the startling panorama of Charlotte Amalie harbor. There is a relaxing bar at the entertainment center. Make sure to visit it and taste the costly but, absolutely scrumptious Bailey's Bushwhacker.

St Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens– If you wish to relive St Thomas' plantation life during the colonial times, you must explore St Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens. The botanical gardens welcome to a dreamy world of vibrant flora and fauna and cascading waterfalls.

There are many more attractions on St Thomas Island, but these five hotspots are the priority ones when planning a sightseeing trip on this island. Stay at one of the lavish St Thomas resorts and have a nice time touring the pristine island.