Things to Do Besides Shopping

by Female Abroad

Most people don't think about doing anything besides shopping and hitting the beach when they head to St. Thomas but there are other things to do on this island paradise.

Coral World Ocean Park & Underseas Observatory

Getting up close and personal is what this sea zoo is known for and they certainly don't disappoint. Here they will teach you about all the local sea life without you ever having to get into the water. However, after the hurricane the hours have been limited so make sure to check out their operating schedule before planning to go. For more information visit their website here.

Drake's Seat

A very popular tourist spot due to the panoramic views of Magens Bay as well as the USVI and BVI, this is a place to hit up either early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the light not only is gorgeous but quiet.

Mountain Top

Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 views in the world, take the gondola up 1500 feet to the peak where you can take in panoramic views of over 20 islands.

Try the local flavor

Make sure to read my article on the various restaurants found on the island but there is a lot of really great options so make sure that after your active day of shopping, exploring, or relaxing that you give a try to a local hot spot.

If you've been to the island before or you are spending a few days there then also keep in mind that it is easy to pop over to St. Croix (the largest island in the USVI) and St. Johns.