What to See in St Thomas US Virgin Islands
Palm Tree on the Beach, Salomon Beach, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, US Virgin Island
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St Thomas: The Capital, Charlotte Amalie, a pirate rendezvous in the 17th and 18th centuries, is still a lively town of narrow cobbled streets and steps, villas and a lovely harbor. The best view of the town and far out to sea is from Flagg Hill, reached by a 1000 ft aerial tramway. The oldest building is te 17th century Fort Christian with a small museum in its cells, and the most attractive is Crown House on top of the 99 Steps, and 18th century colonial residence on Blackbeard's Hill. The reception rooms of Government House have a collection of paintings including two by the impressionist painter, Pissarro, a native of St Thomas.
The Orchidarium, off Hardwood Highway, has tropical plants and hundreds of orchids. Explorer Sir Francis Drake's Seat, high above Magen's Bay. Near the bay is the Indies House luxury hotel, with a popular children's zoo. Alonf the western coast of the island are hote colony resorts of Bluebeard's Beach Club, Pineapple Beach Club, Pavilion and Pools (each cottage unit with its own swimming pool), Sapphire Bay Beach Club and Bali Hai.