Charlotte Amalie

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Charlotte Amalie which includes general coastal views, a sunset and a coastal town
With jaw-dropping viewpoints and numerous historical attractions, this active town is so much more than just a cruise ship stopover.

Charlotte Amalie has shops, markets and historic attractions aplenty to entertain the throngs of cruise ship passengers who disembark here daily. Get quality Caribbean liquor at affordable prices, ride the tramway to the top of Flag Hill and scour the seas for pirates from historic Blackbeard’s Castle.

This idyllic waterfront town has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Sip fruity cocktails at one of the busy bars by the pier. Make the most of the great shopping scene. Head to Main Street or to Havensight Mall, a 10-minute drive east from town. Explore more than 60 shops here, selling fine liquor, designer clothes and perfume at duty-free prices.

Step aboard the Skyride to Paradise Point, which carries passengers more than 700 feet (213 meters) above sea level to the summit of Flag Hill. Try to spot your hotel or cruise ship during the journey. From the top, stunning vistas stretch out below.

Back on ground level, stroll north from the center of town up Government Hill to Blackbeard’s Castle. Built by the Danish in 1678, this stone tower was used as a military lookout point. The pirate ships that once troubled the town are no longer around although yachts and ships still navigate through the harbor below.

Wander over to St. Thomas Synagogue. Inside, this serene structure features exquisite mahogany furnishings and an unusual sand-covered floor.

Charlotte Amalie has excellent restaurants with many of the best establishments located in Frenchtown on the west side. Find small restaurants serving succulent fresh fish among the brightly painted houses.

Choose from a range of hotels and resorts here to suit all budgets. Many visitors arrive in Charlotte Amalie by boat, but others come via Cyril E. King Airport, just a 10-minute drive west of town.

Where to stay in Charlotte Amalie

Bunker Hill Hotel
Bunker Hill Hotel
3 out of 5
2307 Commandant Gade, St. Thomas, 00802
The price is $108 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$108
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 3-star hotel in St. Thomas. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping, and a TV. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
"The location of the hotel is in walking distance to the heart of Charlotte Amalie. One can just walk from the hotel and easily access the many restaurants and shopping areas within a few minutes of walking. Would not recommend walking to and from the place late at night, hence why it was so nice ..."

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2022

Bunker Hill Hotel
Windward Passage Hotel
Windward Passage Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Veterans Drive Charlotte Amali, Po Box 640, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, 804
The price is $190 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$190
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in St. Thomas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in ...
3.2/5 (1,341 reviews)

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Windward Passage Hotel
Emerald Beach Resort
Emerald Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
8070 Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, 802
The price is $229 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$229
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in St. Thomas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.5/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"Close to the airport was a plus. Could use some music in the restaurant and beach area. Property needs to be updated a bit"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Emerald Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Indigo 1BR in Private Gated Estate
Villa Indigo 1BR in Private Gated Estate
3.5 out of 5
23-9 Estate Mafolie, St. Thomas, 00802
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in St. Thomas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Sapphire Beach and Drake Seat ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Villa indigo review! 10/10
"From the very beginning leading up to the trip ronita was so accommodating! House is perfect and well worth the price . Will definitely be booking with again! 10/10 recommend ."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Villa Indigo 1BR in Private Gated Estate
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
4 out of 5
7338 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas, St. Thomas, 00802-3011
Stay at this 4-star beach condo in St. Thomas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (142 reviews)
"Beach, pool and restaurant only steps apart."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Marriott's Frenchman's Cove
MARRIOTT'S FRENCHMAN'S COVE - 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH OWNER DIRECT
MARRIOTT'S FRENCHMAN'S COVE - 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH OWNER DIRECT
St Thomas, St Thomas
Stay at this family-friendly condo in St. Thomas. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and an arcade/game room. Popular attractions Sapphire Beach and Pacquereau ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"Fix elevator"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

MARRIOTT'S FRENCHMAN'S COVE - 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH OWNER DIRECT
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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