May 5, 2013

5 Must Adventures In St. Thomas

With so many options to choose from, planning a family vacation can be a daunting task. How do you find a place that has something for everyone, especially when your family is a bit more adventure-driven?

Believe it or not, the Caribbean’s St. Thomas is a great option, offering much more than just lovely honeymoon walks on the beach. Here are some great reasons to sit down and start searching for that St. Thomas family vacation rental.

Coral World

This stunning marine park allows visitors to get up close and personal with the ocean’s underwater marvels. What’s unique about Coral World is the chance to do this without even getting wet, thanks to a fantastic infrastructure that essentially serves as an undersea observatory.


Credit: Laura Gilmore

Get an intimate look at life in a Caribbean coral reef, or visit the shark pool and hand feed a stingray. Of course, you can also bring a bathing suit and dive in among the sea lions if you’d like.

Extreme Zipping

Even for those who’ve tried zip-lining before, the unforgettable three hour canopy tour called Tree Limin’ Xtreme is a must. First, there’s a wild ride in a six-wheel drive up to the top of St. Peter Mountain. From there, you’ll zip down along six breathtaking lines while enjoying spectacular aerial views of the visual wonders below.

Magens Bay Beach

Anyone who has been to St. Tomas would suggest visiting this magnificent beach, noted by Conde Nast and National Geographic as one of the world’s most beautiful. After rubbing your disbelieving eyes, you can jump into a kayak or paddleboat as well as hike the nearby trails or simply sit and take it all in with a St. Thomas Dairy milkshake.


Whether you prefer diving to the depths or skimming above it all, you simply must get out and explore the underwater life in St. Thomas. Clear water, offshore reefs, and historical shipwrecks ensure a dazzling experience, and there are myriad dive shops, certification programs, and equipment rental options to choose from. You can even rent an underwater submersible Scooter!


Magic Ice

Finally, for something truly unique, check out this Scandinavian-inspired gallery crafted entirely of ice. Visitors are provided with warm gear before entering, upon which they’ll find dramatically lit sea creatures and life size sculptures, furniture, and a frozen slide. It’s all set to accompanying music and images, and you’ll even get a complimentary drink afterward at the Ice Bar.