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East End Travel Tips
Situated just east of Puerto Rico, the small Caribbean Island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is known for its beautiful beaches, shopping and dining. The quieter East End area makes a pleasant contrast with the busy capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. The quiet town of Red Hook with its red-tiled homes overlooking Pillsbury Sound has a relaxed atmosphere, uncrowded beaches and spectacular dive sites. Along the streets of this charming town, the Havensight Mall offers great Caribbean wares at duty-free prices and there is a surprisingly vibrant nightlife after dark. Red Hook lodging is a great place to find a cold drink, casual dining and party music.
Enjoy Staying at East End St. Thomas Vacation Rentals
While some parts of St. Thomas offer only five-star hotels, the East End is much more relaxed and laid-back. It is the perfect place to rent a vacation rental home and live the island life. Vacation rentals are well located within easy reach of the local beaches and often have great views. Choose a small private villa or share the cost with family and friends and book one of the larger villas, often with their own swimming pool, terrace or gardens. The charming East End town of Red Hook has plenty of supermarkets to stock up on food and drink. There are also many local restaurants for those who do not want to cook. East End vacation rentals are the perfect ways to experience the more intimate side of Caribbean living.
Things to do Around East End St. Thomas Villas
During the day, most visitors head for the beach. Relax in the sunshine and swim in the crystal-clear water on one of the beaches below the town of Red Hook. Bluebeard Beach and Sapphire Beach are both family-friendly destinations with powdery sands bordered by blue Caribbean waters. Pillsbury Sound on St. Thomas’s East end is one of the best areas for active watersports with snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and deep sea fishing. Coral World Ocean park offers a great day out. It has more than 150,000 gallons of aquariums and the Underwater Observatory gives great views of coral reefs and brightly colored fish.
The rocky trails around Vessup Bay are popular with hikers. You can also take a stroll along the water’s edge at Secret Harbor Beach. Golf, boating, parasailing, snorkeling, diving and horseback riding are all available or you can visit a local beauty spa for a day of pampering.
Romantic Vacations in East End St. Thomas
Many couples who visit East End St. Thomas for a romantic vacation choose to return for a destination wedding. With year-round sunshine, weddings and honeymoons are popular in this beautiful romantic destination. With a limited guest list who book their own flights and villa accommodation, a wedding and honeymoon for little more than the cost of a holiday makes great financial sense.
Getting to East End St. Thomas Resorts
Non-stop and connecting flights connect U.S. cities with St. Thomas daily. Miami is just 2.5 hours away, New York is 3.5 hours, Houston is 8 hours away and connecting flights from San Juan, Porto Rico take just 30 minutes. American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and US Airways all offer flights to St. Thomas. Taxi fares to the East End from the airport are just a few dollars.
St. Thomas is also a popular cruise port and you can combine a villa vacation on lovely St. Thomas with a Caribbean cruise from Miami.
Weather in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin islands are known as “America’s Paradise.” The soft trade winds ensure that the humidity is low and temperatures are pleasant in these tropical islands. Summer daytime averages are around 82 F and winters barely drop at all, to 78 F, making them the ideal sunshine and beach location all year round.