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PELICAN'S PERCH - MARINA VIEW OVER WATERBeautiful remodeled 1 bedroom condo in Sapphire Village with great ocean View. Sapphire Village is a community on the East end of St. Thomas enjoyed by locals and tourists. Property has two pools, a bar/restaurant and laundry facilities. A short walk to Sapphire Marina where there are many boats for hire, fishing, Parasailing, Jetski , sailing trips all within walking distance. Sapphire Beach where you can lay around, go snorkeling, have lunch, take a walk. Located a few miles from Red Hook.
Hillside HideawayPerfect getaway for island romance, business, or solo adventuring. This well appointed studio apartment is nestled in a quiet central hillside neighborhood with views of Hans Lollik, Jost Van Dyke, and Tortola islands. Conveniently located one mile from Magen's Bay and ten minutes to downtown Charlotte Amalie by car. Come enjoy the tranquil views, take a dip in the pool, and experience St. Thomas like a local. Please read all listing details and house rules.
Point Pleasant - USVI - Villa Bali - WaterfrontVilla Bali is a private villa, built elevated above the tropical landscape in a glorious oceanfront setting, Villa Bali combines the finest in Caribbean style with a Bali Style theme. This newly renovated vacation home overlooking Pineapple Beach, St. John, and the British Virgin Islands, is surrounded by spectacular ocean vistas and cooled by constant trade winds. This Villa has been rebuilt from the ground up. It is 100% Brand New! What you see is what you get!
Home to the capital city of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas is the most bustling island of the bunch. It houses a network of bays and harbors and is a natural arrival point for cruise ships, yachts, and container ships, all of which nestle in its vibrant port. Charming Charlotte Amalie — inflected with Danish and French influences from the island’s extended period as a European colony — welcomes them with all the amenities visitors look for, including inviting restaurants and trendy shops.
Sport fishing, golfing, and diving are all popular pastimes here. The waters around St. Thomas are home to a dizzying array of sea life, including seahorses, octopuses, and moray eels: many visitors come here to dive and snorkel, hoping these creatures make an appearance. You’ll also find gorgeous white-sand beaches, verdant hillsides, and intriguing historical buildings, such as the oldest synagogue in continuous use on United States soil, whose floor is covered in sand.
Fly into Cyril E. King International Airport (STT), located just a ten-minute drive from Charlotte Amalie. Once on the ground, opt for a taxi or rental car to get you the rest of the way to your destination. If you get a rental, take note that while St. Thomas is part of the United States, you drive on the left side of the road here. The island’s public bus system, Vitran, makes stops across the island. Taxis are also widely used, especially in Charlotte Amalie.
A key appeal of a Caribbean vacation is that you’re likely to encounter balmy weather all year long. Most days in St. Thomas are favored with sun and warmth, although it’s worth keeping an eye on the weather forecast between June and November, which is hurricane season. St. Thomas celebrates Carnival in April with street parties, dancing, parades, and music.
Construction on this imposing Gothic revival fortress made of red brick began in 1672. Erected by the Danish, the building features a three-story oval tower and is the largest fort on all the Virgin Islands. Locally harvested rainforest mahogany was used for doors and window frames, and the bricks are held together with mortar made from burnt shells and coral.
Established more than 60 years ago, the funky artists’ community of Tillett Gardens sits on a former Danish cattle farm. Sheds and other agricultural buildings have been repurposed as brightly painted shops, galleries, and restaurants, surrounded by the tropical landscape. You can take an art class here, attend a live theater performance, or just wander the quirky enclave.
The hills of Charlotte Amalie are threaded with steep stone steps, which makes their navigation just a bit more manageable. The most famous are the 99 Steps, constructed from stone brought to the island as ships’ ballast. Take a picturesque hike shrouded on each side by colorful foliage and you’ll be rewarded with a view of Blackbeard’s Castle at the top. Historians look askance at claims the eponymous pirate lived here — it was built by the Danish military — but it has an impressive storybook look all the same. Once open to tours, the castle has been closed since 2017, when it was damaged by a hurricane.