St. Thomas Virgin Islands


Caribbean Home: St Thomas Beachfront Villa Sells for $6 Million

Above: the beachfront property on Magens Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff A villa on Magens Bay in St Thomas has been sold for $6 million, Caribbean Journal has learned. The property had been placed under a non-contingent contract after […]


St Thomas Stars in DIRECTV’s new Hannah Davis Ad Spots

Above: Hannah Davis in St Thomas By the Caribbean Journal staff After concluding its campaign with Rob Lowe, DIRECTV has brought its latest ad campaign to the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Frequent DIRECTV pitchwoman Hannah […]


Running (Then Rumming) in St Thomas

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Visiting St Thomas? Don’t rush through it. Run through it instead, on one of Active Island Tour’s hour-long tours. Guides lead groups of runners (and power walkers) on roughly hour-long tours of Charlotte Amalie […]


In St Thomas, Finding the Cure for the Common Souvenir

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor My expectations were low. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Our cruise had just docked at the port in St Thomas, where store after store proffered the usual: tie-dye T-shirts, gauzy sun-dresses, and duty-free designer-branded bling. There’s […]

New Flights From St Kitts to St Thomas and St Croix

Above: a Hummingbird Air plane By the Caribbean Journal staff New air service has launched between St Kitts and the United States Virgin Islands. The new flights are operated by St Croix-based Hummingbird Air, which has launched weekend service from […]

Major $487 Million Resort Project Coming to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Above: a rendering of the project (USVIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new resort development is coming to the island of St Thomas, including its first new hotel in two decades. US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh […]


Caribbean Room With a View: The Best Vistas in St Thomas

THERE ARE GREAT hotel views across the Caribbean: quiet beaches, shaking palm trees, green hills. Some, though, are truly jaw-dropping. That’s the case at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, where the views are the stars of the […]

Caribbean's Leading Tourism Conference Begins in St Thomas

Above: the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference began on Wednesday night in St Thomas. The event, the leading conference for […]

Caribbean's First Margaritaville Vacation Club Coming to St Thomas

Above: a rendering of the Margaritaville Vacation Club in St Thomas By Alexander Britell ST THOMAS — The island of St Thomas will soon be home to the first-ever Margaritaville Vacation Club resort. The $100 million project, which broke ground earlier […]

Rum Journal: Voodoo Juice From St Thomas' Bolongo Bay Resort

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The folks at St Thomas’ Bolongo Bay tell us that this potent punch is best enjoyed at Iggies Beach bar, the popular drinkery at the USVI all-inclusive resort. But since it includes (count ‘em) […]

Rum Journal: A Reef Rum Punch From St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor We can’t guarantee that – to borrow a phrase from Madonna – you’ll feel “like a virgin” after this cocktail. But you will feel in a Virgin Islands state of mind after a few […]

AMResorts to Manage Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in St Thomas

Above: the soon-to-be Dreams Sugar Bay St Thomas Resort & Spa By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple Leisure Group’s AMResorts will be adding the Sugar Bay resort in St Thomas to its brand management portfolio beginning July 1, the company […]

About St. Thomas Virgin Islands

If America’s Caribbean has a capital, it’s almost certainly St. Thomas Virgin Islands. The USVI’s popular cruise port is a beach-filled destination home to serious duty-free shopping, a cornucopia of scenic beaches and easy access to a host of island-hopping destinations around both the Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean.

That’s coupled with great air access from a number of major cities in the US, meaning it’s easy to get here, but hard to leave.

The St. Thomas Virgin Islands charm is difficult to resist, whether you’re taking in a daiquiri at Mountain Top or trying your hand at the freezing temperatures of the Magic Ice attraction.

But this is a cultural destination, too, from the Danish architecture to its boast as the birthplace of legendary artist Camille Pissarro.

So whether you’re coming here on a cruise or just looking for a quick, no-passport-required getaway from the US, St. Thomas is for you.



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