St. Thomas Area Attractions
The Sugar Bay Resort & Spa hotel's near Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas—just 8 miles away—and is the following distances from the best attractions and beaches of St. Thomas, such as:
Coral World Ocean Park
One of St. Thomas' greatest attractions, Coral World has long been a favorite among visitors and residents. Park goers can swim with sea lions, sea trek along the ocean floor, encounter turtles, sharks, sting rays, feed the lorikeets, scuba, power snorkel, and more. Other highlights include the Undersea Observatory Tower built 30 feet underwater and the Marine Gardens gallery of 21 aquariums. (1 mile from Sugar Bay) Toll free: 888-695 -2073 Phone: 340-775-1555
Daydreamer & Coconut Day Sailing
Boarding from the beach daily, the two top sailing catamarans on St Thomas, Daydreamer & Coconut, offer comfort and stability while sailing through pristine waters around the US and British Virgin Islands. Discover the beauty of our waters while being pampered by professional crew members. All trips include snorkel gear and open bar. To learn more please call 340-775-2584 or visit the website at: www.daydreamervi.com
Located on the east end of St. Thomas, Red Hook is a quaint center of activity overlooking Pillsbury Sound and the island of St. John. Located just 2 miles from the Sugar Bay beach resort, Red Hook is more relaxed than other tourist destinations and is perfect for a USVI family vacation with the benefit of an array of boating, water sports activities, dining and nightlife (home to Duffy's Love Shack) (2 miles from Sugar Bay). Website: http://redhookdivecenter.com/
Dive Trips for certified divers: 2 Tank Morning Dive - 9am, 1 Tank Afternoon Dive - 1pm
Introductory Scuba Diving for non-certified divers: Pool lesson at Sugar Bay Resort - 10am - followed by boat dive trip.
Mahogany Run Golf Course
Golfing in St. Thomas is a favorite activity of many of our guests. The George and Tom Fazio designed course offers 18 challenging holes culminating in the spectacular "Devil's Triangle," the world-renowned signature holes on the Atlantic Ocean. The pro shop is fully stocked with equipment, accessories and rentals. (2 miles from Sugar Bay) Toll Free: 800-253-7103 Phone: 340-777-6260
VI Christian Ministries Bowling Center
This family oriented center near the Sugar Bay beach resort features bowling, pool tables, arcade games and refreshments. (3 miles from Sugar Bay) Phone: 340-774-4904
Kayak, hike and snorkel the picturesque Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Preserve. Explore a deserted island, mangrove forests and snorkel clear protected waters along the beautiful beaches with these St. Thomas island tours. (3 miles from Sugar Bay) Toll free: 877-845-2925 Phone: 340-779-2155
The Butterfly Farm
This butterfly oasis is conveniently located at the WICO cruise ship dock in Havensight Mall. Visitors on a USVI family vacation will enjoy the beauty of the farm and the colorful species of butterflies from around the world, all nearby to the Sugar Bay beach resort. (4 miles from Sugar Bay) Phone: 340-715-3366
Developed as an artists' center by renowned silkscreen artist Jim Tillett, this center features an art gallery, local arts and crafts, a potters studio, jewelers, candle makers, painters and a community theater. (5 miles from Sugar Bay) Phone: 340-775-1929
St. Thomas Skyride
Carrying 24 passengers every seven minutes along its 8-tower ascent of Flag Hill, St. Thomas Skyride whisks visitors up to 700 feet above the town of Charlotte Amalie for some of the most dramatic views of the Caribbean beaches of St. Thomas. Once at the pinnacle, guests can enjoy shopping and dining, watch a bird show, hike a nature trail or hop on the Sky Jump trampoline. Don't forget to try the famous Baileys Bushwacker! (6 miles from Sugar Bay) Phone: 340-774-9809
St. Peter Mountain Greathouse & Botanical Gardens
Nestled high in the volcanic peaks overlooking the beaches of St. Thomas, this site was originally part of the 150-acre Plantation St. Peter. Today, the Greathouse displays examples of West Indian architecture and furniture. The lush Botanical Gardens and nature trail feature streaming waterfalls, tropical bird aviaries, fish ponds, more than 20 varieties of orchids and 150 species of Caribbean plants and fruits – a great site to see on your USVI family vacation. (6 miles from Sugar Bay) Phone: 340-774-4999
Capital of the US Virgin Islands, a charming and gracious town named in 1692 for the Queen of Denmark. World famous for being the Caribbean capital of duty free shopping, Charlotte Amalie's main streets are lined with historic Danish buildings restored to house the Caribbean's best merchants. History and culture aficionados can visit historic Ft. Christian, the birthplace of artist Camille Pissaro, the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere and numerous art galleries (6 miles from Sugar Bay).
USVI Family Vacation Beaches and Water Activities
St. Thomas boasts over 20 spectacular white sand beaches. Some of the favorite beaches of St. Thomas include heart-shaped Magen's Bay (3 miles from Sugar Bay), Morningstar (3 miles from Sugar Bay), Lindbergh (5 miles from Sugar Bay) and Coki (1 mile from Sugar Bay). The waters that encircle the island offer a myriad of water sports fun such as snorkeling on St. Thomas island as well as boating, wind surfing, sailing, and island hopping to name a few. Scuba diving in St. Thomas is one of the most popular activities on the island, and both professional and amateur scuba divers are lured by over 30 superb dive sites in the area and by the well designed diving programs. Sport fishermen also head here because so many record catches were made near local beaches of St. Thomas.