Experience St. Thomas

St. Thomas is a beautiful island located in the U.S. Virgin Island chain of islands. This frequent stop for cruise lines is also a great getaway for those who want the comforts of home mingled with white-sand beaches and clear blue water.

St. Thomas has two sister islands, St. Croix and St. John, both just a boat ride away. Though it’s only 32 square miles in size, St. Thomas has a million miles’ worth of things to do. Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island’s world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches and spectacular nightlife. Take the Skyride 700 feet above the city or climb the famous 99 Steps of Charlotte Amalie for an incomparable view of the Caribbean. And if you’re interested in culture and history, don’t miss seeing the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, the 1680-built Fort Christian, or the childhood home of Camille Pissarro, one of the best-known French Impressionists.  Perhaps you prefer to zip line or visit a pirate’s tower – that’s no trouble. All can be found on St. Thomas

For golf lovers, this island hosts a George and Tom Fazio-designed course featuring 18 challenging holes culminating in the spectacular “Devil’s Triangle,” the world-renowned signature holes on the Atlantic Ocean. When you’ve worked up an appetite, which shouldn’t take long, head to Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill. The island-inspired menu features plenty of diner staples for picky eaters, and you’ll enjoy every bite in the gorgeous surroundings. From cheese burgers to fish tacos, the fare at this hidden gem is far from average.

If you want to experience the water from inside, try the best dive and snorkel spot in St. Thomas, Cow and Calf Rocks. You will be delighted by the clear water and the array of animals you will find.  Don’t be surprised to see an eel, a shark or a turtle when diving this spot.

St. Thomas is also known around the world as the best place to buy emeralds, and there’s no better place place to splurge than the tiny “Jewels Forever” shop. The service is great, the prices are good and the selection is fantastic.

The number-one resort on the island is the Ritz Carlton, and it’s worth every penny. The staff is impeccable, the rooms are large and the beach is wide and welcoming. This is resort is typical of the Ritz Carlton service levels so prepare for superb service.

This island paradise will trade your stress for bliss, and you may find yourself tempted to stay forever. Call us today to book the getaway you’ve been dreaming of! reservations@benoic.com / (800) 675-4157.

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