Dip your toes into the U.S. and British Virgin Islands with an extended weekend getaway to St. Thomas. Sample the beaches, snorkeling, shopping, and dining, and return home revived and refreshed. Good air connections make this a practical choice for visitors from the eastern United States.

Travel map of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

St. Thomas

Day 1

Fly to Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas. Check into your hotel near Charlotte Amalie and then ride a gondola up Havensight hill to take in the sunset from Paradise Point. Dine on Latin-Asian fusion in an exquisite waterfront setting at Havana Blue.

Day 2

Begin this active day by swimming with sharks and touching sea turtles at Coral World. Have a burger at Tap and Still for lunch. Then head to Magen’s Bay for an afternoon at the beach, where the sporty among you can try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Tantalize your taste buds in the evening with a gourmet meal at Oceana in Frenchtown.

Magen's Bay on St. Thomas. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Magen’s Bay on St. Thomas. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Day 3

Stroll King’s Quarter in historic Charlotte Amalie. Climb the narrow step streets to Blackbeard’s Castle and tour historic town houses. After a lunch of fried fish at Cuzzin’s Caribbean Restaurant & Bar, go on a kayak and snorkel tour of the East End Marine Sanctuary. End your day with a romantic dinner at the Old Stone Farmhouse.

Day 4

End your stay by relaxing over breakfast at Gladys’ Cafe. Stroll Main Street and pick up a Virgin Islands hook bracelet as a souvenir before heading to the airport.

Excerpted from the Sixth Edition of Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands.