Blogs from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Central America Caribbean - page 8


HEEEJ IGEN! vi hade en underbar dag igar med varldens grymmaste beach i St. Maartin, Philipsburg. massa reggaejulmusik, vit sandstrand, grona berg, roliga carribbeanfolk och inte minst ett "riktigt" piratskepp! heltufft. nu har vi precis kommit in till St.Thomas och ska leta upp en strand att slappa pa eller nat. havet ar klarblagront och det blaser ingenting. grymt. National Geographic rankade en strand pa den har on som en av varldens 10 vackraste for ett par ar sen. inte dumt. fa se om vi hittar dit. for ovrigt blir det bara varmare och varmare, fast de mater bara i fahrenheit har, sa vi vet inte hur mycket. 96 fahrenheit idag allafall. you do the math. imorron drar vi till Nassau, Bahamas. det blir grymt tror vi. fred satsar pa att hitta en sjysst hawaiiskjorta dar. :) ... read more

Today we arrived in St. Thomas. It was so beautiful there. We took a skyride to Paradise Point, which is 700 feet above sea level. There was a great view of the harbor from up there. After we rode back down, we decided to head out to the beach. We heard that the beach at Magens Bay was a really beautiful beach, so we took a cab there. The cab driver was not a very good driver. He was eating the same time he was driving. We thought for sure he was going to crash the car. The beach was really beautiful, and it wasn't crowded, which was nice. We decided to leave as the sun was starting to set because the bugs were starting to come out. We found a little shuttle bus that would ... read more
St. Thomas Harbor
Magens Bay Beach

Up at crack of dawn Coral World and Island Drive Stinking hot outside! Today’s port of call is to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. We had to clear US immigration by 7:15AM so we were up and ready by 6:45AM. It’s amazing that the three of us were up and at ‘em and ready to go on time. Pretty impressive since the last few days we’ve been such slow and lazy bums. The immigration process was quite quick and painless. First we picked up our passports that Royal Caribbean has been holding for us and then we lined up to see an immigration officer. The woman I got asked me two questions. Where do you live and when you do plan on going back to Canada. So lickety split we were ready to head ... read more
Some turtles at Coral World
More fishies and anemones at Coral World
Some lobster-like creatures at Coral World

Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands Capital is Charlotte Amalie Weather overcast and looks like rain. Up early and breakfast at the buffet to get ready for our first excursion. Interesting day. Our tour bus is really a converted pickup truck with bench seating in the bed with narrow steps cut in the side to get in and a makeshift roof on an open frame. Did have roll down plastic windows to keep the rain out. Narrow roads and they drive on the left side, wild drivers and some light rain. Island is very lush with vegetation. Trip to top of highest mountain on the island and enjoyed the views. Three ships in port. Could see quite a few of the other islands. Dropped off in town to see the sights and shop. Taxi back to the ... read more
the Atlantis Submarine

By now the kids were strongly opposed to any more road trips. They wanted to go to a beach and they wanted to bring their friends along. We also wanted to stay at a beach for a week or more, but we didn’t want to bring friends along. Besides, there wasn’t room for three friends in our van. This meant we had to fly somewhere, and since we had done all 50 states, where better to go than a U.S. territory. Linda and I had been to every U.S. territory except American Samoa and the Northern Marianas. We weren’t making this our next goal as both territories are expensive to get to. Nevertheless, we decided that the U.S. Virgin Islands would be a great next destination. 1 July 2003 Tuesday. Our flight from Dulles to San ... read more
Tamara, Rosanna, and Will with a donkey
View to the east of St John USVI from top of St Thomas
View of St Thomas USVI to the south

Continuing in the cuise adventure, and after having almost sleep 2 hours on the last to days was time to go Into U.S Virgin Islands, on a very short stay of a few hours (like every stop we made during the cruise), it was like the whole island was a duty free zone loads of stores, selling fine jewerly, columbian emeralds,suiss watches, going beyond the port where all this tourist shopping "wacos" was in an extasy mode, was the city of Charlotte Amalie, a very nice little town with a combination of danish, french and dutch arquitecture. It's always strange to see how this tiny territories depends entirely of tourism, and no other (at least visible) industrial activities is seen during your stay. One of the sightseeing spots that is a must in this beautifull island ... read more

St. Thomas Western Carribean One of the stops on our first family cruise Feb ? 1997... read more

Mar 6, 1993 *City official name :Magens Bay *Founded date : *Location :St Thomas Island *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Magens Bay (18.366° N 64.930° W) is a world-famous beach on Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean. Located on the North (Atlantic) side of the island, Magens Bay is a well-protected white sand beach stretching for more than a mile. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. With its clear water, soft sand, and palm trees, it is commonly considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and National Geographic has recognized it as such. The beach amenities are managed by a local government agency, the Magens... read more
Magens Bay
Magens Bay
Magens Bay

Mar 6, 1993 *City official name :Charlotte Amalie *Founded date : *Location :St Thomas Island *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Charlotte Amalie is the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is located on the island of Saint Thomas and as of 2004 had an estimated population of 19,000 (the 2000 U.S. Census found a population of 18,914. The city is named after Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel (1650-1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark. It is famous as a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now a famed cruise ship port of call, with about 1.5 million cruise ship passengers landing there in 2004. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical impor... read more
Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie

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