Five Things To Do Near East End, St. Thomas

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Staying at a resort in East End, St. Thomas? We’ve selected some fun activities and points of interest located close to popular resorts in the area, like Sugar Bay, Wyndham Margaritaville and Sapphire Beach Resort.

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Coral World Ocean Park

Turtle encounter at St. Thomas Coral World
Turtle encounter at St. Thomas Coral World by Derek Hatfield

Located near Coki Beach is Coral World, a popular attraction featuring activities like swimming with sea lions, trekking along the ocean floor, turtle and shark encounters, SNUBA, and more. Other park highlights include the Undersea Observatory Tower built 30 feet underwater and the Marine Gardens gallery of 21 aquariums.

Island hopping from Red Hook

Vessup Bay at Red Hook, St. Thomas
Vessup Bay at Red Hook by Carolyn Sugg

It’s an easy drive to Red Hook, with lively restaurants and bars, including the popular Duffy’s Love Shack. Take the Red Hook ferry to St. John for a day of snorkeling and sunbathing, or further to the British Virgin Islands (passport required).

Take an Ecotour

Red Mangrove Beach on St. Thomas
Red Mangrove Beach by Matthew Hoelscher

Virgin Islands Ecotours is located near most East End resorts, and arranges some of the best nature tours on the island. Kayak, hike and snorkel the Mangrove Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary & Marine Preserve, or arrange for tours of Caneel Bay on neighboring St. John.

Duty-free shopping in Charlotte Amalie

Roaming around Charlotte Amalie
Charlotte Amalie by gobucks2

It’s about a 15-minute drive from East End to Charlotte Amalie, the busy cruise hub capital filled with duty-free shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. History buffs will appreciate points of interest like Fort Christian, the birthplace of artist Camille Pissaro, and the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere.

St. Peter Mountain Great House & Botanical Gardens

St. Peter Mountain Great House & Botanical Gardens
St. Peter Great House by Anthony Quintano

Situated high in the volcanic peaks overlooking the beaches of St. Thomas, this site is a bit further from the area (6 miles) but is worth the drive or taxi ride. The Great House displays West Indian architecture while the botanical garden and nature trails feature waterfalls, tropical birds, fishponds, 20 varieties of orchids and 150 species of Caribbean plants and fruits.

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