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Welcome to St Thomas USVI on the Paradise Islands website. St Thomas is the largest of the USVI with it's capital Charlotte Amalie. The population is around 51,000. Notable landmarks include Magens Bay, Buck Island National Reserve, Blackbeard's Castle and Fort Christian.

St Thomas

 

Charlotte Amalie is a port of call for most cruise ships operating in the Caribbean as well a tourists arriving by air at the Cyril E King Airport. The airport is the hub for all of the Virgin Islands, including the BVI, with connecting flights to many US cities and routes around the World.

St Thomas Marina

Charlotte Amalie Street Scene

St Thomas USVI Marina

Charlotte Amalie Street Scene

 

Charlotte Amalie is a busy working port and one of the most popular cruise port destinations in the Caribbean; the town was named after a Danish Queen and has the best shopping opportunities in the VI on the busy main street which full of quaint little stores, together with a colourful harbour front lined with old Danish buildings (see image below).

Charlotte Amalie St Thomas

The island was first sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1493 on his second voyage and Dutch West India Company established a trading post in 1657. Sugar cane production was the main industry until slavery was abolished in 1848. St Thomas, St John and St Croix were purchased by the American Government for $25 million in 1917. Today tourism is the main source of income and St Thomas is especially popular with American visitors.
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Quick Facts

Capital
Charlotte Amalie

Main Airport
Cyril E King

Main Port
Charlotte Amalie

Language
English

Currency
US Dollar

Government
Unincorporated
Organized US Territory

Island Size
32
 Square Miles

Population
51,000
 

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