By Stephanie Nicole Marcum
Saint Thomas
U S Virgin Islands
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The island of Saint Thomas is a fabulous getaway for sun, sand, surf, history and culture. Come relax and enjoy this beautiful tropical paradise. Explore Saint Thomas’s culture, history, and coastlines for an unforgettable vacation in the sun. 

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EscapeWizard.com suggests you begin your site seeing experience in Saint Thomas steeped in history with a visit to Fort Christian and Museum. This fort was built in 1680 to defend the Danish settlement. Over the centuries this lovely landmark has served as the governor’s residence, a place of worship, a police station, a court and is currently serving as a museum. Fort Christian and Museum is the oldest building in continuous use on the island of Saint Thomas and boasts artifacts and artwork from the Danish period. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for souvenirs, books, and local crafts. 

The next stop EscapeWizard.com would suggest would be the famous 99 steps of Saint Thomas. The steps were constructed out of ballasts of Danish trading ships in the 1700’s. They are not steep and make a worthwhile climb for amazing views of the island. On your way up the steps you will pass historic sites of interest such as Haagensen House and Villa Notman. You can also reach Blackbeard’s Castle by climbing the 99 steps. Constructed in 1679, Blackbeard’s castle was originally built as a watchtower overlooking Charlotte Amalie harbor. Climb to the top of the tower for breathtaking views across the harbor. There is also a bar and snack shop on the grounds for a nice break and refreshments.

The Butterfly Farm is an ideal next stop for nature lovers.  EscapeWizard.com suggests a stop by this beautiful oasis which is located in Havensight Mall at the WICO cruise ship dock. The farm is a haven for butterflies who are allowed to fly freely in the large meshed enclosures. There are many types of butterflies to view and the campus is made up of beautiful gardens, indigenous flowers and ponds stocked with Japanese fish. This serene and beautiful stop is bound to recharge your batteries.

EscapeWizard.com knows that Coral World Ocean Park is another must see attraction on Saint Thomas and don’t forget your swimwear and towel. Embrace your love of adventure by swimming with the sea lions at Coral World Ocean Park. Should you want to stay dry on your visit you can enjoy your time peering into the underwater world with the Undersea Observatory; take a guided helmet dive through the coral reef that surrounds the Undersea Observatory. The helmet provides oxygen and stability enabling you to walk upright on the ocean floor. Coral World Ocean Park is a fabulous attraction you do not want to miss making it fourth on EscapeWizard.com’s must do list for Saint Thomas.   

Right next to Coral World Ocean Park you will find the beautiful Coki Beach. The sand on Coki beach is white and the water is crystal clear making it great for snorkeling and diving. Onshore you will find restaurants serving sandwiches and burgers and some local fare. There is also Jet Ski rentals, vendors who rent snorkel gear, floats and beach chairs, and a dive shop on Coki Beach so come prepared for a day of fun in the sun. 

Saint Thomas is a fabulous vacation destination where you will enjoy history and some of nature’s finest treasures. Saint Thomas is the largest island of the US Virgin Islands. Being a US territory, passports are not needed for US citizens. US citizens will be required to present proof of citizenship and government issued identification such as a driver’s license upon their return to the continental United States. Car and scooter rental services are available on the island and island hopping services by helicopter and airplane are also available. Enjoy an amazing vacation on the beautiful island of Saint Thomas. Book your vacation to Saint Thomas with EscapeWizard.com by clicking on the link above.