Best Time To Visit: St Thomas can be visited year-round, with steady trade winds offering relief from the Caribbean heat. The peak season is December to April, but the weather from April to June is especially pleasant.
Key Cruising Areas: The main island has plenty to offer, but there are many other satellite islands that are perfect to visit by superyacht, each with something to recommend them. For example, Hassel island is a historic gem with a number of ruins to explore, and Thatch Cay is a great diving spot. Find rustic beach bars on the small Water Island and your own secluded bay and snorkeling spot off Hans Lollick Island and Great St James Island.
Don’t Miss: The diving around St Thomas is world-class. The spectacular dive sites in this area include two sunken WWII navy barges which are excellent for night diving, the ‘tunnels of Thatch’ where lava tubes and volcanic rock arches create a series of tunnels for divers to explore, and the ‘Cow and Calf’, two rock formations said to resemble a whale and her calf, where an underwater world of caverns, coral formations, and vibrant marine life make for a memorable dive.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: After a cliffside round of golf at the Mahogany Run course, enjoy an atmospheric meal at the Old Stone Farmhouse, a magnificently restored plantation house. For drinks, at 866ft above sea level the views from Mafolie are some of the best on the island, so visit their bar for a Dark and Stormy cocktail made with homemade ginger beer.