Explore St. Thomas
St. Thomas HotelsSt Thomas isn't just a crucial transport hub for the Virgin Islands, it's also got much to make it worth exploring in its own right. Whether you're an active type keen to try your hand at kayaking, or a foodie with an adventurous palate looking to chow down on some of the local spices and curries, you'll find plenty to capture your imagination. Throw in the natural beauty of its cliffs and sea, and you've got a paradise resort which packs a punch.Things to seeSet on the eastern tip of St Thomas, Red Hook is a town with a difference, marked by its many buildings all with red-tiled roofs which mark this bit of the dramatic coastline. It also features a ferry port which is the ideal gateway to a bit of on-water exploration, not to mention plenty of places to sink a quick rum punch before you take to the open seas. The capital of St Thomas, Charlotte Amalie, is also a capital for nightlife, with a whole host of bars and up-scale restaurants clustered around the Frenchtown area especially, but during the day it's a great place to go browsing thanks to hundreds of jewellery stores and other enticing shops in the downtown region. The sugar-white sands and brilliant snorkelling on offer at Sapphire Beach make it another must-visit, especially if you fancy trying your hand at windsurfing or going turtle-spotting. Hotels in
St. ThomasThis is a patch of paradise, and because of that you won't have any difficulty finding hotels in St Thomas which are happy to make you feel like you're a movie star. At the luxury end of the equation, you'll be able to check into spa resorts which throw in everything from on-site spas, tennis courts, swimming pools, and health centers to steam rooms and watersports excursions. If you don't want to blow your whole budget on accommodation, there's a number of mid-range and more inexpensive options, to suit everyone, and you'll find that most hotels offer complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and DVD players as standard. Where to stayStaying in St Thomas means you'll have ready access to a wide array of exciting adventures, with everything from white sandy beaches to scuba-diving close at hand, as well as seafood specialties available in the restaurants of downtown and the harbours, historical artefacts and ocean parks which are dotted around this mesmerising island. Whether you're hunting for history and visiting the synagogue or forts which are a hangover from the European colonial days, or renting a surf board and exploring the bays, you won't run out of things to pack in, even if the island itself is only just over 30 square miles large. How to get to St. ThomasThe most likely way you'll arrive in St Thomas is via Cyril E. King International Airport, which is accessible from a number of US cities and other islands in the region. Transferring from the airport is relatively straightforward given the island's size, with a number of shuttle services on offer, as well as plenty of taxis you can jump in if you don't fancy sharing. For exploring the surrounding waters in real style, head to Yacht Haven Grande Marina and see how the other half live with some of the most stylish sea-going hardware you're ever likely to encounter.