How to Spend a Week in St. Thomas & St. John
Collected by Steve Bennett
Pristine and laid-back St. John, bustling and cosmopolitan St. Thomas—no two islands better compliment each other. Spending a week splitting your time between both islands provides a chance to experience the best of both tropical extremes.
Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, USVI
There are many wonderful places to enjoy sunset in St. Thomas. Brewers Bay is one of my favorites, though not just because of the view. The beach is located at the west end of St. Thomas just beyond the airport and the University of the Virgin...
North Shore Road, St. John, St John 00831, USVI
Caneel Bay resort arranges day-long charters on sloops through its local partner New Horizons. The boats hop between the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Guests stop to swim in the natural pools at the Baths on Virgin Gorda and have a Painkiller...
St John 00830, USVI
At just 1,277 feet, Bordeaux makes for a rather modest mountain. Still, it is the highest peak in St. John, so well worth the trek to the top for the view. Like nearly every trail in St. John, Bordeaux isn’t too terribly taxing, though it is steep...
St John, USVI
The only beach on St. John with an admission fee, Trunk Bay is arguably the most beautiful stretch of sand and sea in the entire Caribbean. The treasures beneath the sea are no less spectacular. To make enjoying it easy, the National Park Service...
Rte 37, St Thomas 00802, USVI
One of the island's best lookouts, Drake's Seat offers a panoramic view of Magens Bay and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands to the east. The site is named for Sir Francis Drake, who is said to have kept watch over the harbor from this vantage...
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