Culture of St Thomas Today
The economy on St Thomas and the US Virgin Islands have had many changing moments. Far too many to mention here. The US took almost fifty years to negotiate terms with the Danish West Indies Company which was by 1865 floundering in the ports. Finally in 1917 the United States paid $25 million US dollars for ownership of the three main islands: St Thomas, St Croix and St John.
Today the culture of the 31 square mile island is much like the rest of the Caribbean climate. You will, however, notice the subtle differences in the islands when visiting each. St Thomas is known for its huge meals and exceptional restaurants. You can still hear the reggae or calypso music played on local radio stations through out the island. Several out door activities make visiting St Thomas unique. Breathtaking views from Mountain Top or Drake´s Seat will have you snapping pictures. The Tillett Gardens has the ultimate shopping arena of one-of-a-kind art pieces made from the local artisans.
One of the BEST attractions on the island of St Thomas is The Coral World Ocean Park. It has such amazing places like the Undersea Observation Point and one of our favorites, the Touch Pool, where you can pick up a star fish or scratch the belly of a sea urchin.