St. Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It’s known for its beaches and snorkeling spots. Territorial capital Charlotte Amalie, founded by the Danish in the 1600s, is a busy cruise-ship port. Historic buildings include a 1679 watchtower called Blackbeard’s Castle, in reference to the area’s pirate history. On the harbor, 17th-century Fort Christian is now a local-history museum.
We visited St. Thomas twice. The first time we visited was in the summer of 2011. We stayed at the Eleysian Bay. The second time, in December 2015, we cruised to St. Thomas and spent the day touring the major sights with one of Sheba’s close friends. This included Paradise Point, the World Famous Mountain Top (with amazing views of the island), Coral World and Crown Bay Marina, and enjoyed delicious home cooked food.