More about the U.S. Virgin Islands!

Excited to learn more about the U.S. Virgin Islands? You know where to stay, now about about what to do and where to eat? Read below for more.

What to See and Do

“There are fabulous beaches on all the islands the best being Magens Bay on St. Thomas, Trunk Bay (underwater snorkel trail) on St. John and Sandy Point, Jack’s Bay & Isaac’s Bay beaches, the beach at Carambola and Shoys Beach on St. Croix.”

“Water sports are great on all the islands: Sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and swimming. Stand up paddle boarding is expanding rapidly in the islands.”

“Top attractions are:

  • St. Thomas – Fort Christian, the historic town of Charlotte Amalie, Drakes Seat where Sir Francis Drake watched ships entering the channels, Magens Bay with its beautiful, long beach, duty free shopping, hiking, golf, Coral World Ocean Park with an undersea observatory and sealife encounters, visit the Western hemisphere’s second-oldest synagogue.
  • St. John – Trunk Bay – breathtaking beach and underwater snorkel trail. Virgin Islands National Park – hiking trails and Plantation Era Sugar Mill Ruins. You can kayak and hike the entire perimeter of the Park.
  • St. Croix – Ft. Christiansvaern, Horseback Riding, Point Udall, eastern most point under the US Flag. Whim Plantation Museum, Cruzan Rum Distillery.”

“My personal favourite places “off the beaten track” are Hull Bay on the north shore of St. Thomas; a couple of great eateries on St. John – Woody’s Seafood Saloon and Skinny Legs Bar & Grill; Point Udall, the eastern most point under the US Flag and the Annaly Tide Pools on St. Croix.”

Dining Out

“There are many options for casual to fine dining. I recommend these restaurants which are my favourites:

  • St. Thomas
    • Grand Cru at Yacht Haven Grande. Mediterranean.
    • Mim’s Seaside Bistro at Watergate Villas. Seafood.
    • Old Stone Farmhouse, Mahogany Run. Steak and Seafood House.
    • Oceana, on the water in Frenchtown. Innovative global cuisine with seafood emphasis.
    • Mojo’s, Havensight. Rum & Surf Shack. Wings and dogs.
    • Duffy’s Love Shack, Red Hook. Bar/restaurant in parking lot. Local hangout. Cash only. Fun.
  • St. John
    • Zozo’s, Gallows Point. Italian.
    • Waterfront Bistro, Cruz bay. French cuisine with Caribbean Flare.
    • Skinny Legs, Coral Bay. Best burgers on the island!
    • La Tapa, Cruz Bay. Spanish cuisine, Tapas, Mediterranean.
  • St. Croix
    • “Galangal”, Christiansted. Southeast Asian cuisine, focusing on Thai.
    • Bacchus, Christiansted. Fine dining. Steak & Seafood.
    • The Pickled Greek, Christiansted. Greek.
    • Eat at Cane Bay. Cane Bay. American.”

The U.S. Virgin Islands are an ideal spot for a fabulous vacation. Thanks to Thomas for providing this practical and helpful information to get you started on your vacation planning. Got your own tips? Leave them below.