This guide walks you through the best locations for staying at a villa, condo or AirBnb on St. Thomas.
Virgin Islands Guide
This list is constantly changing. I try to revisit this list every year. As of this writing (2022), here are all the restaurants that I know of in St. Thomas with a brief description and phone number.
Amalia Café – downtown Charlotte Amalie. Very European. Higher price meals. Get the Paella Valenciana … 340-714-7373
Barefoot Buddha – Havensight. Cafe. Vegetarian and Vegan options abound… 340-777-3668
Benito’s Burritos – Havensight. Very limited seating. Good and relatively affordable.… 340-227-6848
St. Thomas and St. John Weddings and Vow Renewals
Thousands of couples choose St. Thomas and St. John, Virgin Islands as their wedding destination.
Now I don’t know all the reasons why people choose these tiny little rocks in the Caribbean Sea, but I spoke with a wedding expert here on island to get some understanding.
If you are visiting St. Thomas for the day or a week, these are the beaches that you must visit if you want the idyllic island experience. Each beach has its own character and feel. And each beach is a stand out for different reasons. This is your guide to beaches on St. Thomas.* See the Map of St. Thomas Beaches.
(And be sure to also see All the Best Resorts and Hotels in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands)
The Best Restaurants in the East End of St. Thomas
If you are staying in the East End area (Cowpet, Elysian, Sapphire, Ritz Carlton, Sugar Bay) you probably have seen the stretch of bars and restaurants in RedHook. The whole stretch can’t be more than a 1000 ft, but it could take your entire vacation to hit every bar and eatery so I’ll just touch on a few favorites.
(One of the best hotels on the island is located on the east of St. Thomas.)
Don’t Book a Cruise Ship Excursion Before Reading This!
If you plan on booking a shore excursion for your visit to St. Thomas, you have the option of either booking an excursion through the cruise line or through an online booking engine.
The cruise ships have an extensive collection of tours you can book directly with them. This is a convenient way to plan your shore time in St. Thomas. There are also several booking engines that offer excellent tours. Triptelligent and Viator are a couple of the better ones. Some of the best cruise ship excursions on St. Thomas are listed below.