With an average annual temperature of 82°F, stunning sugar-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and coconut palms galore, St. Thomas’ East End offers a wide variety of attractions and activities such as water sports, golf, tennis, sightseeing, restaurants and nightlife. Just a short car ride away, the capital city, Charlotte Amalie, is a major port of call for duty-free shopping. St. Thomas’ capital also features many of the island's historic sites and serves as the base for several regattas.
American Yacht Harbor is the ideal setting for those seeking to romp in the breathtaking, blue waters of the Caribbean. Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, sunbathing and much more are all splendid ocean activities to enjoy when visiting American Yacht Harbor Marina. Nightlife can be as relaxed as taking in some live calypso music at a seaside bar or as lively as partying ‘til dawn at a local Carnival musical showcase. In the Red Hook area around American Yacht Harbor Marina, you can experience a semi-block party island style. Start off with some dinner and drinks. Head over to another spot for live band entertainment. Hop along to another upbeat watering-hole and try a signature drink, make new friends, and dance the night away. With so much available within walking distance in Red Hook, the choices are virtually endless.
The main attractions on St. Thomas’ East End are:
Coral World Marine Park
is located on Route 38 at Coki Point, open daily 9am -5:30pm; US$18, US$9 children (ages 3-12); tel: 340-775-1555. This 4.5-acre park presents both marine and non-marine exhibits including: the Undersea Observatory; Sea Trekkin' (separate fee of US$50) a sci-tech adventure where participants walk along the floor of the ocean, exploring the undersea life with an expert guide; Caribbean Reef Encounter, an 80,000-gallon aquarium with abundant reef life); Turtle Pool; an Iguana Feeding Area; and much more.
Some of the East End’s main beaches aside from Vessup Bay include:
Bluebeard's Beach, known for its excellent windsurfing and coconut palms; Grand Beach for the beautiful sand and captivating views of St. John;
Sapphire Beach, a family-friendly destination ideal for seashell hunting with 35 acres of crystal-sand beach; and Coki Beach, one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the island.
St. Thomas is an island paradise! With a virtually limitless range of activities, services and amenities offered at American Yacht Harbor marina and its surrounding areas, your ultimate yachting lifestyle can be realized. Come discover secluded beaches; explore national parks; take advantage of vast duty-free shopping; kayak, windsurf, or sail to neighboring St. John; embark on an ecological tour; experience world-class diving; savor fabulous dining and nightlife options during your stay in St. Thomas.