I was very excited to visit St Thomas in December shortly after it started receiving cruise ships again in the wake of 2017 hurricanes. I'm very happy with the progress that has been made. The lush green foliage has returned and you can see the energy and life of local residents has returned. I visited Magens Bay and it looks as beautiful as it always has. I ate at the Green House in downtown Charlotte Amalie, a restaurant I have visited many times in the past and once again enjoyed my favorite lunch, a blackened Mahi salad. The duty shops both downtown and at Havensight mall were all open. From a distance much of St Thomas is back to normal. There is no mistaking there are signs of hurricane damage in places and there remains a lot of activity to restore power to more residents every day. I overheard shipmates who only focused on the damage they could seek to find. I chose to focus on the beauty of St Thomas and it's residents who are ready and eager to greet us. St Thomas is back and ready for cruise ships and it's getting better everyday.
The island was starting to evacuate and understandably many things were closed. We ate lunch at Glady's Cafe and it was amazing. Very sad to see the damage from Irma. Hope to return soon to help boost their economy.
Visited: Sep 02, 2017
Amazingly beautiful island. We grabbed a taxi in Port and he took us to a small beach. Beautiful setting and no crowds. Water was so clear you could see the bottom even though you couldn't touch it ..no snorkel necessary! We had fish swimming around our feet and a stingray came in close to shore After the beach we took the Skyride up and watched the sun set from atop the hill. It was an amazing experience I would recommend to everyone!
St. Thomas, of course, has seen better days due to the hurricane. Still extensive damage, but that's why it's important for us to go and spend money and to get their economy roaring again! We did an excursion to an exclusive eco-reserve beach. It was a very nice, relaxing beach day.
Visited: Jan 20, 2018
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
We went to Magens bays on our own. The taxis were $5 each way and $5 to get into the beach. The beach was absolutely beautiful! Well taken care of. The food on the beach was good as well, but pricy. I would go back to Magens bay in heart beat.
On own: Taxi to Megan’s Bay Beach ($10/per person). Entrance fee to beach ($5/person). Rented beach chairs ($8/chair). Love this beach! There is a beach shop, beach bar and snack shop. Spent day lounging, swimming, and snorkeling. Saw quite a few fish and a sea turtle. perfect laid back day!
Magens Bay, awesome beach. Plenty of places to throw down a towel. Grab an extra excursion towel from your steward and don't waste the money on the chairs. You have to pay a deposit and drag it down to wherever you want to setup. Don't waste the time with that, spend your time in the clear blue water lounging and watching the pelicans.
Visited: Mar 11, 2018
LOVED St. Thomas! We went to Coki beach and it was beautiful. Then we ate at the Tap and Still by the port. The BEST chicken wings ever! We ended up getting a ride from a local because the bus driver told us the wrong time. She recommended this place and took us there. If you get a chance to eat that is a must.