Top Things to Do in St. Thomas on Your Honeymoon

With its white-sand beaches, range of water sports, bargains-on-bijoux shopping, and many restaurants and bars, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a great spot for a romantic vacation or honeymoon.

The liveliest of the USVI, St. Thomas offers plenty to do. While it’s also a super spot for lying on the beach with a tropical drink in hand, enjoying the clear turquoise water, and soaking up the Caribbean sun, honeymoon couples may want to rouse themselves for these fun activities.

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Take in a View of St. Thomas by Tram

st thomas harbor
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
9617 Estate Thomas, St Thomas 00802, USVI
Phone +1 340-774-9809

To get oriented, start your St. Thomas honeymoon with a trip to Paradise Point via tramway. The St. Thomas Skyride takes you 700 feet up for amazing views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. You’ll also find a restaurant, bar, shops, and a short trail. Every Wednesday night there’s a party with live music. And the sunset is spectacular seven nights a week.

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Visit Coral World Ocean Park

6450 Coki Point, St Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802, USVI
Phone +1 340-775-1555

Petting a shark or feeding a stingray at Coral World Ocean Park could be a highlight of a St. Thomas honeymoon. The Underwater Observatory takes you 15 feet under the water’s surface, while the Deep Reef Tank puts you nose to nose with sharks, moray eels, and other terrifying predators. If you’re adventurous, try “Sea Trekkin’,” wearing a special underwater helmet to walk under the sea. There’s also a natural trail, a turtle pool, and Iguana Alley.

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Take an Ecotour

6526 Estate Nadir, St Thomas Mangrove Lagoon and, St John - Honeymoon Beach at Caneel Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands 00801, USVI
Phone +1 340-779-2155

Get into that glorious turquoise water! Virgin Island Ecotours at the entrance to the Inner Mangrove Lagoon Sanctuary offers boat, kayak, snorkeling, and hiking tours. Couples on a St. Thomas honeymoon who are experienced scuba divers can explore the coral reefs on an excursion arranged by Aqua Action Dive Center, which dives 40 different locations.

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Ferry to St. John USVI

St John 00830, USVI

Plan a day trip to St. John, only a 20-minute ferry ride away, as part of your St. Thomas honeymoon. Two thirds of the 20-square-mile island is part of Virgin Islands National Park, making it perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving, hiking, strolling around the ruins at Annaberg Plantation, or just enjoying the picture-postcard beaches.

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Sail on a Sunset Cruise

6501 Red Hook Plaza, Suite 201 PMB, Secret Harbour Beach Resort, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 00802, USVI
Phone +1 340-513-2459

Another fabulous activity on a St. Thomas honeymoon is a sunset cruise. Atlantis Adventures hosts a three-hour sunset catamaran sail and beach barbecue on Water Island, which recently became the fourth Virgin Island. Jester Sailing Adventures also offers sunset sails, as well as half-day and full-day trips to neighboring islands.

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Shop Charlotte Amalie

St. Thomas, 5182 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI
Phone +1 248-809-5560 ext. 10110

The charming Caribbean harbor town of Charlotte Amalie is widely considered the best shopping area in the Caribbean. Duty-free items reign, and you’ll be hard pressed to find better prices for liquor, jewelry, perfume, linens, china, and crystal. There’s a $1,200 duty-free allowance per person and no sales tax.

For china, crystal, and jewelry, check out Little Switzerland. Other top jewelry stores include Cardow, H. Stern, and Diamonds International.

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Check out the Local Crafts

Veterans Dr, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00801, USVI

Charlotte Amalie also has places that sell local crafts, spices and hot sauces, and resort wear. And if you truly love to shop, you’ll have fun poking around the colorful Vendor’s Plaza, where merchants hawk faux designer handbags and other fabulous fakes, inexpensive jewelry, and various fun souvenirs. This is a popular port for cruises, so be prepared to find the shops teeming with tourists when a ship is docked.

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Ascend the 99 Steps and Visit Blackbeard's Castle

St. Thomas, Torvet State Rd, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, USVI
Phone +1 340-776-1234

Built with bricks carried on ships from Denmark in the 1700s, the 99 Steps provide a bird's eye view of the harbor. Near the top, 17th-century Fort Skytsborg, known as Blackbeard's Castle, is a National Historic Landmark.

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Pay a Visit to the St. Thomas Synagogue

2116 Krystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, 00802, USVI
Phone +1 340-774-4312

Some of St. Thomas' earliest settlers were Danish Jews, and they built one of the oldest temples in the Caribbean in 1796. The original building was destroyed by fire, and the current structure dates to 1833. In keeping with tradition, the temple floor is covered with sand. While some believe it relates to the Caribbean-beach location, it actually symbolizes the flight of Jews out of Egypt and across the desert in ancient times.

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