Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Cruise Port

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About Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

As a U.S. Virgin Island, St. Thomas blends domestic ease — your cellphone works and everyone speaks English — with the allure of the Caribbean. So put your feet up, grab a rum punch, and watch your ship come in.


What people said about this port:

"St. John is beautiful." in 206 reviews.

"...we do the skylift you get a beautiful view of st. thomas trunk bay on st. john 's is paradise!" in 83 reviews.

"The local food was n't that great at Coki Beach, so go for vendors with American dishes." in 71 reviews.


4003 reviews and tips of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas




Lesfed
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

My favorite port. Beautiful. We took a cab to Magen Bay Beach for the day and loved it. Don't book the tours. There are many cabs at $8 each way. You can rent chairs for cheap. We loved it.

Visited: Feb 07, 2017

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jaydub80
Contributor Level: Third Mate

St. Thomas is one of my favorite ports. It is so picturesque and there are so many things to do here. We have been three times as stops on cruises. The first time we did a half day at Magens Bay beach and then walked around town shopping and had lunch. The second time, we just went to Magens Bay and last month we did a catamaran to St. John snorkeling at Honeymoon Beach. All were awesome and I look forward to a return visit!

Melilalo
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We visited Magens Bay and absolutely loved it! We've been to beaches in Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican republic and this one was the best we've ever seen. It was beautifully maintained, safe, no one bothered you on the beach. Also, if you walk down to the end of the beach you're completely alone so it's super romantic and private. We would visit again.

Visited: Sep 05, 2015

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dirtondog
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

We booked an independent tour thru Godfrey Tours (online). This worked out seamlessly. Our first stop was the Gift Shop on top of the "mountain" (famous for it's Banana daiquiri's). This is by far the best place to purchase ALL your souvenirs. The selection was amazing, as were the prices! Also via the island tour we scoped out Magen's Bay, Coki Beach, and Sapphire Beach. Coki Beach was a total "no way" for us...tiny beach with zillions of people and local "salesman" hounding you from the moment we opened the van door! Sapphire was a bit more relaxed & laid-back but Magen's Bay definitely took the cake. Beautiful setting and large enough to escape the crowd if you were willing to walk a ways down the beach.

Visited: Dec 10, 2016

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First13Barbell
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
4-6 cruises

This was the least pushiest island for sales! You can shop and not be bombarded by taxi drivers and sales people.

Visited: Mar 06, 2017

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pikebob
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Take the gondola to the top and eat lunch. I could have sat there all day--best views of the trip!!

Visited: Mar 11, 2017

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CaribbeanCrazed
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family (young children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Go to the SMOKING ROOSTER for lunch. Avoid the crappy food and rip off pricing at Señor Frogs! A tourist trap. BBQ at the Rooster place is OUT OF THIS WORLD and the drinks were phenomenal. Great family place to eat!

Visited: Feb 25, 2017

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lilbts
Contributor Level: Third Mate

St. Thomas is a very beautiful place to visit and have been many times. I have been to mast of the beaches and to most of their attractions. My favorite thing to do though is go to Magen's Bay beach. It is probably the most beautiful place you will see. I honestly would love to live on St. Thomas.


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