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Sugar Bay Resort and Spa

Explore St. Thomas

At Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, we want to help you make the most of your stay and enjoy all the rich experiences the U.S. Virgin Islands have to offer. With the amount of information available online, it can be difficult to find information you can trust to plan your vacation. This is why we have put together a guide to the top attractions surrounding our resort.

Through our convenient Sugar Bay Virtual Concierge service, you will find the top picks on tours and activities from local insiders who live and work right here on the island. Find an activity you can't wait to try out? You can book from our hand-picked selection 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with convenient online reservations and secure payments.


Our all-inclusive resort is located near Charlotte Amalie, as well as other great area attractions, including:

Coral World Ocean Park: 1 Mile

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, and sting rays, feed the lorikeets, SNUBA, and more. Other highlights include the Undersea Observatory Tower built 30 feet underwater and the Marine Gardens gallery of 21 aquariums.

Toll Free: 888-695-2073
Phone: 340-775-1555

DayDreamer & Coconut Day Sailing: 1 Mile

Boarding from the beach daily, the two top sailing catamarans on St Thomas, Daydreamer and 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

Red Hook: 2 Miles

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. 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).

Dive Trips for Certified Divers: 2-Tank Morning Dive - 9 a.m., 1-Tank Afternoon Dive - 1 p.m.

Introductory Scuba Diving for Non-Certified Divers: Pool Lesson at Sugar Bay Resort - 10 a.m. - followed by boat dive trip.

Mahogany Run Golf Course: 2 Miles

Golfing in St. Thomas is a favorite activity of many of our guests. The course, designed by George and Tom Fazio, offers 18 challenging holes culminating in the spectacular "Devil's Triangle," the most world-renowned signature holes on the Atlantic Ocean. The pro shop is fully stocked with equipment, accessories, and rentals. 

Toll Free: 800-253-7103
Phone: 340-777-6260

VI Christian Ministries Bowling Center: 3 Miles

This family-oriented center near the our beach resort features bowling, pool tables, arcade games, and refreshments.

Phone: 340-774-4904

VI Ecotours: 3 Miles

Kayak, hike, and snorkel the picturesque Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Preserve. Explore a deserted island and mangrove forests or snorkel clear protected waters along the beautiful beaches with these St. Thomas island tours.

Toll free: 877-845-2925
Phone: 340-779-2155

The Butterfly Farm: 4 Miles

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 Sugar Bay

Phone: 340-715-3366

Tillet Gardens: 5 Miles

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.

Phone: 340-775-1929

St. Thomas Skyride: 6 Miles

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! 

Phone: 340-774-9809

St. Peter Greathouse & Botanical Gardens: 6 Miles

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. 

Phone: 340-774-4999

Charlotte Amalie: 6 Miles

Capital of the US Virgin Islands, this charming and gracious town was 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 

Beaches on St. Thomas

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 crystal clear waters encircling the island offer a myriad of water sports fun such as snorkeling, boating, windsurfing, and sailing. Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities on the island, tempting both professional and amateur scuba divers with more than 30 famous dive sites. Sport fishermen also head here because of the record catches made on local beaches.