Vacationers taking trips to the US Virgin Islands will probably find themselves planning at least a few days of St. Thomas travel as it is the hub of transportation for the American territory. Many visitors spend their time enjoying the ample water sports. Charlotte Amalie, the main town of the hilly island, is a bustling area for shopping, dining, and entertainment, ensuring there’s more than just beautiful beaches to occupy you during your travel to St. Thomas travel.
However, there’s also an abundance of undeveloped beautiful nature as well as a rich history, so be sure to set aside time to explore both if you plan to visit St. Thomas. A great starting point is with a hike to the top of Government Hill, the site of the Danish Government House, which boasts a stunning view of the town and harbor.
Things Not to Miss in St. Thomas
• Climb the historic 99 Steps, built from old Danish ships, to reach the summit of Government Hill.
• Relax on one of the many stunning beaches.
• Reserve a St. Thomas travel guide for a hike around Hassel Island, located in the harbor of Charlotte Amalie. It’s part of the Virgin Islands National Park, and the guide will fill you in on the rich history while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.
When to Go to St. Thomas
St. Thomas has a tropical climate that’s warm and sunny with an average temperature of 88 degrees year round. The rainy season is from September to November with the driest season in January to March.
Taking in views of St. Thomas Harbor while sipping rum punch under the palm trees at Hotel 1829’s terrace bar.
Checking out the West Indian antiques and paintings by Camille Pissarro on display at Haagensen House, a restored 19th-century Danish banker’s house in Charlotte Amalie.
Day-tripping to nearby St. John island, a 6,000-acre national protected park that’s just a short ferry ride away.