Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas.
Mountain Top, Charlotte Amalie, from the highest point on the island at 1, 500 feet, admire the spectacular view of Magens Bay, St. John and British Virgin Islands while enjoying a ‘world-famous Banana Daiquiri’.
99 Steps and Blackbeard’s Castle, Charlotte Amalie, built by the Danes in the mid 17th century, the so-called 99 steps (we didn’t bother counting but apparently the actual count is 103) is a lovely hike up Government Hill to Blackbeard’s Castle, said to be the lookout tower of Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard the Pirate. For a modest admission fee you can even enjoy the swimming pool and a drink with the panoramic view, guarded by Jack Sparrow. Check the opening hours, especially in the low season or when no cruise ships are plagueing the town.
Shopping, Charlotte Amalie, Main Street, Yacht Haven Grande (a marina with up-scale boutiques) and Havensight Mall are both located east of St. Thomas Harbour. Charlotte Amalie is definitely the Virgin Islands’ shopping heaven as it also attracts residents of other Caribbean islands, particularly from the more expensive neighbours, BVI.