Saint Thomas

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Coral World

Coki Point ''northeast shore'' Spend the day at Coral World Ocean Park, one of St. Thomas’s Greatest Attractions. Get up close and personal with the beauty and magic of Caribbean marine life in a stunning setting. View life on a coral reef from the unique Undersea Observatory. Pet a shark, hand feed a stingray or a rainbow lorikeet! There are several gift shops, cafes and shower facilities. Additional activities include brand new dive operations Snuba and Power Snorkel as well as the Sea Lion Splash, Sea Trek Helmet Dive, Shark and Turtle Encounters, Nautilus Semi-Sub, and Parasailing. Located next to Coki Beach. Open 9-5 daily, November - May. Summer schedule may vary.

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Generally considered one of the island's top foodie destinations, Thirteen is hard as hell to find if you aren't simply taking a cab. It's on the north side of the island, and pretty far up, making for a distinctly cool, if not chilly breeze while you eat your meal. The decor is laid back, cool, and stylish, while not competing with the flashy, upscale Contemporary American cuisine for your attention. Service is uncommonly on-point for the island! Reservations are a must.

Craig & Sally's

This 20-year-old restaurant is one of the island's nicest, and a pretty classic Frenchtown choice. It's fine dining, with the islands reputed "best steak," and a tapas menu that changes nightly. You'll find of the best wine lists in the islands. If you are hoping for an island-themed, kitschy-vacation place (or even simply a place with a view over the Caribbean), this is not that—it is quite simply an top-notch restaurant that happens to be located on Saint Thomas.

EAT   —  +1 340 777-9949 —  3525 Honduras

Mafolie Restaurant

The food, classic American surf and turf, emphasis on the surf, is very good but not up to par with and more expensive than what you can find at a select few high end Saint Thomas restaurants. But the view really is magnificent. You will sit on a hill with a perfectly centered/framed view overlooking Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Harbor, and Hassel Island. As such, this is a much better option for an early dinner, as the value of the view sets along with the sun.

St. Thomas Skyride to Paradise Point

9617 Estate Thomas ''HarborSide''. Open 9AM-5PM when cruise ships are in port. A short walk from the West Indian Company cruise ship dock to the tram which takes you up to the top for fabulous views, a drink and maybe lunch. Skyride day pass: Adults $21, ages 6-12 $9, under 6 free. If you have a car, you can drive to the shops/bar/cafe at the top.

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Shawny's Shack

A kiosk serving tasty West Indian food to the people taking a break from serving the tourists food. So yes, this is very much a locals' place. But don't get in the way during their lunch break—they need to get back to work quickly!

Victor's New Hideout

Offers tasty Caribbean cooking with a beautiful view and fresh breezes. Tricky to get to, not really walkable, but locals (e.g., taxi drivers) know how to reach it, and worth the effort.

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Frenchtown Deli

This hole-in-the-wall has an extensive lunch menu with delicious salads and sandwiches. They also serve breakfast, and are located in Frenchtown, right next to Hook Line & Sinker.

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Nancy's Vacation Rentals

Each unit comfortably sleeps from 2 to 8 guests on king and queen beds. They are located within the Elysian Beach Resort on Cowpet Bay Beach on the East End of St. Thomas.

Gladys' Cafe

Offers tasty Caribbean and American dishes and a small bar, in a friendly atmosphere. She may sing along with the classical jazz recordings playing for background.

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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas Hotel

On the coast. Features 180 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

SLEEP   —  +1 340 775-3333 —  6900 Great Bay

Rancho Latino

Tasty Dominican (think Spanish-Caribbean) cuisine in a casual spot surrounded by tourist traps near the cruise ships.

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Room with a View

Just outside of town, great steaks and seafood, and often considered the finest dining on the island. Nice view, too.

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Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

Largest resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands with 11 restaurants and bars and three pools. AAA 3 diamond.

Pineapple Rooms and Villas

Ten one-story buildings in a gated residential village, with a pool at the center. Near Coki Beach.

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Mahogany Run Golf Course

Mahogany Run Road. Beautiful 18 hole, 6,022-yard, par-70 course. Home of the "Devil's Triangle".

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Hook, Line, & Sinker

Excellent food and friendly service right on the waterfront. The swordfish is quite good.

EAT   —  +1 340 776-9708 —  Map

Captain Nautica Powerboat Charters

Red Hook Plaza. Daily News "Best of the VI's" award for Best Charter Boat.

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Particularly nice at sunset. Excellent seafood, can be expensive.

EAT   —  +1 340 774-4262 —  8 Honduras


Has many of the same shops as downtown, but in smaller versions.

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Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina

Nice self-contained beach resort away from downtown.

Reichhold Center for the Arts

2 John Brewers Bay.

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Best Western

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Holiday Inn

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About Saint Thomas

This is the islands, so naturally the locals are very laid back. You can count on speedy service especially in the areas where they are used to dealing with a lot of tourists though. Some decorum is still important; keep swimwear on the beach, and dress comfortably for other activities. Say "good morning" "good afternoon" or "good night" when you enter a room, when you get in a taxi, or before you start talking to someone and they will be more friendly, this is the polite thing to do and shows that you aren't a complete tourist.

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