Destination guide

Postcards from Charlotte Amalie

One of the Caribbean's most talked about destinations, Charlotte Amalie is a vision of sugar-white sand and swaying palms. The bustling town sits on Saint Thomas, a postcard-perfect slice of the US Virgin Islands. Whether you want to soak up the sun on the beach, shop at luxury duty-free stores, or discover the island's colorful history, Charlotte Amalie vacation rentals promise a stellar stay on Saint Thomas. Snag an executive property and you'll enjoy sparkling infinity pools, spacious living areas and sweeping ocean views.

Things to do

Climb Blackbeard's Castle in Charlotte Amalie

For some of the best views in town, head up to Blackbeard's Castle, a stone watchtower built by the Dutch in 1678. Access is via a steep staircase shaded by lush palms and hot-pink bougainvillea. Visit at sunrise or sunset to beat the cruise ship crowds. Paradise Point Skyride is another top attraction, whisking passengers to the top of Flag Hill. From here you can take in sweeping views of Charlotte Amalie and the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Don't leave without trying a Bushwacker, a lip-smacking Saint Thomas cocktail crafted with coconut cream and chocolate liqueur.

Activities

From the boutique to the beach on Charlotte Amalie

By day, Charlotte Amalie hums with activity. Most of the action is centered along Main Street, a lively thoroughfare lined with duty-free shops, selling everything from luxury jewelry to Cuban cigars. Venture into the side streets and you'll find a treasure trove of independent galleries and artisan shops. Just 3 miles north of Charlotte Amalie, Magens Bay is regularly crowned one of the world's most beautiful beaches. The heart-shaped inlet lures sunseekers with gleaming sand, aquamarine water and lush, jungled hillsides. You'll also find vendors renting out paddleboards and kayaks.

Weather

Sail through summer in Charlotte Amalie

Winter is high season in the Caribbean, with clear skies and balmy temperatures that hover around the 80s. Evenings are characterized by the "Christmas Winds", so don't forget to pack a jacket. Locals will reveal that April to June is a sweet spot. You'll beat the crowds and enjoy cooler weather and minimal rainfall. Looking for the ultimate Saint Thomas experience? As well as private villas, Charlotte Amalie vacation rentals showcase a handful of luxury yachts and catamarans available to charter throughout the season.

Natural features

Beach bliss in Charlotte Amalie

For most visitors, Saint Thomas is a gateway to the US Virgin Islands. The Caribbean archipelago is known for its sun-drenched beaches and vibrant coral reefs. From dreamy Magens Bay, to palm-fringed Honeymoon Beach, Charlotte Amalie vacation rentals put you just steps from some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Nature lovers can spend the day exploring Water Island. It sits off the coast of Charlotte Amalie and is known for its resident sea turtles. You'll also find laid-back beach bars serving up guava tarts, fish stew and other Caribbean delicacies.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Charlotte Amalie

Fly into St. Thomas (SPB-St. Thomas Seaplane Base), the closest airport, located 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into St. Thomas (STT-Cyril E. King), which is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Charlotte Amalie?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,668 vacation rentals near Charlotte Amalie. From 512 Villas to 737 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Charlotte Amalie for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Charlotte Amalie?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Charlotte Amalie:

  • Contant & Contant Farms: 457 vacation rentals
  • Upper Carolina: 146 vacation rentals
  • Peterborg: 78 vacation rentals
  • Red Hook: 381 vacation rentals
  • Bolongo: 63 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Charlotte Amalie?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Charlotte Amalie. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Thomas Synagogue: 1,924 vacation rentals
  • Yacht Haven Grande Marina: 1,924 vacation rentals
  • Blackbeard's Castle: 1,923 vacation rentals
  • Virgin Islands Legislature Building: 1,923 vacation rentals
  • Fort Christian: 1,923 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charlotte Amalie listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Charlotte Amalie?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 512 Villas in Charlotte Amalie. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charlotte Amalie include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 737 rentals available
  • Houses: 120 rentals available
  • Cottages: 28 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charlotte Amalie?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,324 vacation rentals with pool available in Charlotte Amalie. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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