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NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & ISLAND ACTIVITIESDISCOVER ST THOMAS AND NEARBY ISLANDS

With so many incredible activities available at Secret Harbour Beach Resort, many of our guests enjoy a blissful island getaway without ever leaving the resort. However, we’re also perfectly placed for guests looking to experience the unique culture, historic sites, beaches, parks and coves of the Virgin Islands. From nearby St. Thomas attractions to the allure of St. John and the British Virgin Islands (passport required), we’ve created a few helpful guides for your next island adventure. 

ST. THOMAS USVI ACTIVITIES

TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS – MINUTES FROM THE RESORT ON THE EAST END OF ST THOMAS

Shop and Dine in Red Hook

For those slow-paced days when you just want to stroll around in the sunshine, head over to American Yacht Harbor and wander through an assortment of shops, restaurants, grocery stores and local vendors. Conveniently located a few minutes away in the Red Hook area, you will find scenic views overlooking the harbor, quaint shops, and plenty of waterfront dining with multiple cuisines to please everyone in the group. Whether you are stopping by for coffee and breakfast in the morning or an ice-cream cone while shopping in the afternoon, the harbor is an ideal setting for a relaxed day. This is also where you can take the ferry from St Thomas to the island of St John. For info call: American Yacht Harbor (340)-775-6454

Sail the Sea at Sunset

Our Caribbean sunsets are something to be envied and you do not want to miss an opportunity to view them in the best way. A sunset cruise is the perfect way to wind down the day with a glass of champagne and tasty appetizers, ideal for a romantic evening or a memorable occasion for the whole family. Soak up warm, tropical breezes and stunning views while leisurely sailing through the Caribbean Sea and watching the sun set below the surface. Keep your eyes peeled on the horizon though- if you are lucky you may get to see the famous green flash! For info Call our concierge: Aqua Action Dive Center, Located at Secret Harbour Resort, (340)-775-6285

Kayak the Mangrove Lagoon

One of St. Thomas's hidden gems is the mangrove lagoon on the southside of the island. For those who love wildlife and the outdoors, kayaking through these waterways is something you'll want to put at the top of your list. Take a guided tour where you will paddle through the lagoon to the remote island of Cas Cay where you can stop and explore the tidal pools, rubble beaches, volcanic cliffs and even a geological blowhole. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic lunch right on shore and take a guided snorkel through the crystal-clear waters of the mangrove nursery before paddling back to the marina. Call our concierge to schedule: Aqua Action Dive Center, Located at Secret Harbour Resort, (340)-775-6285

Horseback Ride on the Beach

Ever dreamed of riding off into the sunset on horseback? Then here is the perfect activity for you! Golden Age Ranch is a non-profit organization that rescues racehorses on island. These horses come mainly from our local track and are rehabilitated for riding tours. You can choose from two different types of tours - trail riding or beach riding. Either one you choose is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation! Call: Golden Age Ranch, FaceBook Page (340)-775-6077

Try SCUBA Diving

St. Thomas is a diver's paradise and there are dozens of amazing dive sites to choose from on the southside of the island. Whether you are new to the underwater world or are an advanced diver, there are plenty of colorful reefs and wrecks for you to explore here. However, if you are not certified, that's okay too! Our on-site dive shop offers a one-day, introductory course so you can see what SCUBA is all about without being certified. If you are not keen on going all the way under the surface, you can also book a snorkeling excursion through our shop, or even rent your own snorkeling gear to go straight out from shore! Call: Aqua Action Dive Center, Located at Secret Harbour Resort (340)-775-6285

Charter a Private Boat

There is no better way to explore the island than out on the water! Booking a boat charter is one of the best activities St. Thomas has to offer. It gives you the chance to visit neighboring islands and snorkel pristine, secluded reefs. Moreover, there are numerous tour operators and trips are completely customizable. In other words, you can create an itinerary that's perfect just for you. Pack the beach bag and cooler and hit the water for a day of non-stop fun! Call: Aqua Action Dive Center, Located at Secret Harbour Resort, (340)-775-6285

Take Flight with a Parasailing Tour

Ever wanted to get a bird’s eye-view and experience St. Thomas from a unique perspective like never before? Well grab your friends and get ready to fly high with Parasail Virgin Islands and take in stunning aerial views of the island. You’ll get to parachute above the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and even get to dip your toes down in the water for an extra thrill while flying. They even offer a photo package so you can capture the fun and excitement all throughout your flight! Call: Parasail Virgin Islands, (340)-227-8303

 

Book a Fishing Excursion

If you are looking to add a little more action to your vacation, on offshore fishing adventure could be the highlight of your trip! With multiple fishing charters based right in the Redhook Marina, catching a delicious dinner has never been easier or more fun. Each charter is outfitted with a local and knowledgeable captain who is guaranteed to show you the best fishing spots and how to reel in your dream catch. So, gear up and hit the high seas for an exhilarating experience you won’t soon forget! Call our concierge to schedule: Aqua Action Dive Center, Located at Secret Harbour Resort, (340)-775-6285

Rent a Jet-Ski

Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Then live life in the fast lane and book a freestyle jet-ski tour where the open ocean is all yours to zip around and explore. You will head out of Sapphire Marina on the east end of the island and get to experience the beautiful, uninhabited cays and turquoise waters that stretch between St. Thomas and St. John. If you would rather have a more guided experience, book an excursion with a certified tour guide where you will jet along the coastline and make snorkeling stops in picturesque coves along the way. Call: Coastal Watersports, (340)-643-8257

Island Hop to St. John

One of the best parts of the 3 Virgin Islands is how close they are to one another! The inter-island ferry terminal is located right in the heart of Redhook, which makes hopping over to our neighboring island of St. John a breeze. St. John is home to the Virgin Islands National Park where you can explore secluded white-sand beaches, sugar plantation ruins, hiking trails and even ancient petroglyphs. Once arrived in St. John, getting around the island is easy. There is plenty of shopping and dining conveniently located within walking distance of the ferry terminal, or for just a few dollars you can catch a ride on a Safari bus that will take straight to the beaches. If you are feeling really adventurous, you can rent a Jeep for the day and explore the whole island at your own pace! Call: Virgin Islands Transit, (340)-774-5678

 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE
Central St. Thomas | Capital of U.S. Virgin Islands

As the largest city in the V.I. and the most visited cruise ship harbor in the Caribbean, Charlotte Amalie is a hub of activity and only eight miles from the resort. The picturesque town and harbor feature historic, Danish buildings that house local merchants offering everything from the finest jewelry, watches and artwork to cameras, china, crystal, alcohol and handcrafted items. Visitors enjoy duty-free shopping, elegant dining, and exciting nightlife. Established as a Danish colony in 1672, history buffs can explore the storied past of Charlotte Amalie from the cobblestones of Main Street to the many museums, 17th century architecture, and array of designated historic landmarks.

CAS CAY & MANGROVE LAGOON
Red Hook | Hours: Daytime, Sunset, Evening Tours

St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon is an unspoiled region of clear-blue waterways lined by a forest of coral-fringed mangrove trees. Just off the coast is Cas Cay, a tiny, uninhabited island within kayaking distance from the marina.

Perfect for the adventure traveler seeking an off-the-grid experience, this 15-acre island comes complete with hiking trails, tidal pools, volcanic cliffs, and a rare geological blowhole. Visitors can rent kayaks, standup paddleboards, and snorkel gear from the Mangrove Lagoon location.

 

MAHOGANY RUN GOLF COURSE

Mahogany Run Golf Course is the island's only 18-hole championship golf course and is located just 15 minutes from the resort. Golf Digest proclaimed the course an engineering marvel, as it had to be carved and blasted into an area of land less than 110 acres. Designed by George and Tom Fazio, Mahogany Run culminates in the spectacular "Devil's Triangle," the world-renowned signature trio of the 13th, 14th and 15th holes on the Atlantic Ocean.

ST. PETER MOUNTAIN GREATHOUSE & BOTANICAL GARDENS - Closed for repairs until further notice

Lush botanical gardens pair with the West Indian architecture of the Greathouse on this 150-acre plantation occupying the volcanic peaks of St. Thomas. Guests at the St. Peter Mountain Greathouse & Botanical Gardens are invited to explore the ground’s streaming waterfalls, fishponds, aviaries, and of course, lush tropical orchids, plants, and fruit trees.

CORAL WORLD OCEAN PARK
Coki Point | Hours: 9am – 4pm On Open Days| View Calendar

Located adjacent to Coki Beach on the east end of St. Thomas, this 5-acre, kid-friendly attraction features an indoor-outdoor aquarium filled with Caribbean marine life. Hands-on exhibits allow visitors to interact with rescued sea turtles, feed sea lions, swim with tropical fish, and experience the thrill of exploring a coral reef. You can also take the Sea Trek Helmet Dive on a guided walk along an underwater trail.
  
PHANTASEA TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Near Charlotte Amalie | Hours: Daily, 9am – 5pm

Phantasea is a serene tropical oasis filled with thousands of orchids, bromeliads, lilies, palms, and other native flora that bloom beneath a forested canopy of tropical trees. This naturally air-conditioned eco-attraction is a must-see for nature lovers, and features winding pathways with benches, gazebos, and interpretative signs with plant names and other fun facts. Butterflies and hummingbirds fly throughout the garden, and parrots, tortoises, and peacocks live there, too.
 

MAGEN’S BAY BEACH

North Coast | Admission is $4 per person

This north coast beach may be the most celebrated location on Saint Thomas. Known for its incredibly photogenic and swimmable waters, Magen’s Bay is a tourist favorite, so guests looking for a bit of privacy should try to visit in the early morning or late afternoon.

 

ST THOMAS PLACES OF WORSHIP

St Thomas has a wonderfully diverse religious community and is home to many buildings of historical significance. Houses of worship with historical significance include Cathedral Church of All Saints, built in 1848; Frederick Lutheran Church, built in 1793; St. Thomas Reformed Church (oldest congregation in the USVI), established around 1660; and St. Thomas Synagogue (one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere) opened in 1833.

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St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

It's easy to plan a hassle-free getaway to St Thomas USVI. We are home to an international airport with lots of direct flights and a bustling cruise ship port. Secret Harbour is situated away from the downtown crowds, and just one mile from the town of Red Hook where you can enjoy restaurants, shopping, and ferry boat excursions to St John USVI and the neighboring British Virgin Islands. No passport is required for US Citizens to visit the US Virgin Islands.