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Top recommendations from locals

Beach
“2nd best beach of the US (Maui 1) It’s on Culebra island,have to take the ferry in Ceiba.If you consider going it would be a whole day event or even stay a night”
  • 80 locals recommend
Café
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“This is the most famous beach on St. Thomas. It is gorgeous. It is usually calm and seriously beautiful. But...Avoid it like the plague on days with lots of Cruise Ships in town (check out the VINOW cruise ship schedule to figure this out). Generally, it is quietest on the weekend, sometimes including Fridays. Sundays tend to be the day that all the locals visit here. There is a nice bar and a beach cafe with suitable choices for lunch. Snorkeling isn't great so don't bother. Chairs are not too expensive and can be bought in the beach shop (which has some really cute stuff by the way!). There are life guards. I'd suggest doing a 2 hour island tour (check out Franko and Brenda's Fun Tours), have them take you to Mountain Top for some souvenir shopping and a seriously gorgeous view of Magens and then drop you off at Magens for the rest of the day. It will be unforgettable.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Incredibly beautiful beach and turquoise sea. Look for sea turtles and dolphin swimming in the amazing clear water. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in the upper parking lot (Yep, it's a shack in the middle a parking lot! LOL) across the street from the Marina. Turn to your right after exiting Moe's parking lot and walk down the street and you will see it shortly on your right in the middle of the upper parking lot. A local favorite to order are the Smores. It's not on the menu, but ask for it anyway you won't be sorry!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Super cool vibes and excellent food! Open late till 2am. Located in the same area as Duffy's Love Shack. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Harbor front restaurant with full bar, pizza & live music in an easy going environment. 2 minute walk across the street from Moe'e Fresh Market and to the right on the upper level overlooking the Marina. Fantastic Pizza! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Very conveniently located, has most items you will need to prepare meals, put together a beach picnic or grab a toiletry item you forgot to pack. One of the nicer grocery stores on island with good selection of produce and meats. There is also a spirits and fine wine selection.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Farthest point East on American Soil! Watch the sun or the moon rise from here!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“A variety of bars and restaurants with happy hour! Some cute shops too. Also you can catch the ferry or car ferry to St. John. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Nature
“The Baths in Virgin Gorda is a great day trip. Climbing and jumping from the rocks was our kids greatest joy for years...... Great snorkeling to boot.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 1
“I highly recommend going to St. John. It is a beautiful island that is 80% National Park. Either take the walk on ferry (runs every hour from Red Hook) and just walk around Cruz Bay or take the car ferry and make a whole day of it. There are great restaurants, historic sights, hiking trails, and pristine beaches.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Big sandy beach makes this a favorite for sea turtles to lay their eggs. This park is only open on weekends and cruise ship days, but will also be closed during turtle season. There are no services out there so make sure you bring everything you need.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Coral World is a wonderful Marine Park with great aquariums and an exciting underwater glass tower from which one can view coral reefs and happy fish. They also feature encounters with Sea Lions and Dolphins. Only a short walk from our villa next to Coki Beach.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great beach, new huge bar, live music, happy hour, food, good snorkeling, bathroom on site, free parking, vendors on site.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Nature
“Drake's Seat, St. Thomas One of the island's best lookouts, Drake's Seat offers a panoramic view of Magens Bay and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands to the east. The site is named for Sir Francis Drake, who is said to have kept watch over the harbor from this vantage point. (Was Drake benevolently watching over his own fleet or looking for ships to plunder? The answer will depend on whether you subscribe to the British's regard of him as a celebrated explorer or to others' belief that he was a brutal privateer.)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nature
“Beautiful beach, great snorkeling, sharks, stingrays, barracuda, and beautiful fish have been seen here. A gentleman now sells alcoholic beverages on the beach. Bathrooms and showers on site. There is a fee to park but well worth it, this beach is gorgeous!”
  • 23 locals recommend