With plenty of shipwrecks in the ocean, diving and snorkeling are some of the most popular things to do in St Thomas. Whether you’re a novice diver or have an open water certificate, you’ll find a dive site perfect for your level. Buck island shipwreck and dive site is just 25 feet below sea level and is doable as a diver or snorkeler; you can also do a wall dive here, and explore an underwater cliff face. Other top dive sites include cow and calf, coral bowl , Legends, Mingo Cay and Dive flag to name a few
Underwater you’ll see sea turtles, eagle rays, sharks, eels, lionfish, and fish species unique to Virgin islands, like the yellow-spotted eagle ray and spotted major.
On a clear day if you hike up crown mountain you can see the Puerto Rico and British virgin islands coastline, so you know you’re in the lesser Antilles and generally out of the path of any Caribbean hurricanes. The last major hurricane to hit was over 60 years ago, and with the wet season being only two to three months long, rain isn’y a common thing.
Despite its location at the north tip of the Caribbean, St Thomas isn’t hard to get to … even if you’re coming from Europe. Direct flights run daily and weekly from North American hubs like Miami, Charlotte, New York City, and Toronto, which makes the island accessible to most of the country. And of course, there are daily flights to and from other Caribbean islands
Depending on the time of year you want to travel, round-trip flights are relatively inexpensive in slow season, which is considered spring and fall. Dollars are widely accepted as its the USA , Hotel nightly rates average under $250 for a four-star hotel in the high season ($150 per night in the slow season), and vacation rentals are easy to come by, especially on the beach. Taxis are relatively expensive, and renting a car averages between $30 to $50 per day.
The water in St Thomas are famously blue to enjoy year round in The Virgin islands, and it’s easy to do both at the same time. While locals favor the beaches like lindquist , platform and emerald tourists typically head to megans bay for an afternoon of relaxation and frozen drinks on the white sand beaches.
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