Destination guide

Enjoy the Caribbean paradise of Northside

Set on the island paradise of St Thomas, Northside is home to a number of small, charming towns, with Caribbean restaurants and shops selling local crafts. It's an unspoiled area of the island, featuring peaceful, untouched beaches, and many Northside vacation rentals are just steps from the soft white sands. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat trips are all popular days out, and it's easy to enjoy island hopping. This part of St Thomas has family-friendly attractions and small local museums that are great for all ages.

Things to do

Learn about Northside's pirate history

St Thomas and the surrounding islands have long been associated with pirates, who came here to trade and create their own settlements. The Pirates Treasure Museum is a great place to engage with this history, with hundreds of artefacts and treasures recovered from sunken ships, as well as model boats and interactive exhibits, for kids and adults alike. Stay in a Northside vacation rental and you can even book your own high-seas adventure on one of the Doubloon Pirate Ships, stopping to snorkel or enjoy a rum cocktail on board.


See Northside from the sky

A Paradise Point SkyRide excursion offers sweeping views beyond the island to the ocean. Step aboard one of the cable cars and you'll be taken 700ft up the mountain, high above the cruise ships and hotels. Once at the top, you can absorb panoramic views from the observation deck, and enjoy the bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops at the peak. Want views with a bit more adrenaline? Try the Tree Limin' Extreme Zipline, where you can glide over rainforest and soak up sea views as you power through the sky.


Tropical sunshine all year in Northside

Northside enjoys sunshine and temperatures in the low 90s for the whole year, so you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling almost non-stop. Northside vacation rentals get booked very quickly from December to March, as the island is at its driest, but many travelers also like the shoulder months of April to June, as humidity isn't too high and any rain showers are soon cut short. Northside has a hurricane season – generally between July and October – when the temperatures remain high, but heavy rainfall can lead to a humid, stormy atmosphere.

Natural features

Beaches, sea views, and scuba diving in Northside

St Thomas is famous for its beaches, and a favorite for many visitors to the island is the peaceful Magens Bay. There, a mile-long stretch of light sand leads to warm, turquoise seas, and the bay is surrounded by a dense arboretum which includes swaying coconut groves. Bring your snorkel and you'll see exotic fish just below the surface or take a boat out to sea for a colorful scuba diving experience. Northside also has a number of peninsulas where you can enjoy the sea views. Tropaco Point is a great cliffside walk with unspoiled scenery, with views for miles.

Where to stay around Northside?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,555 vacation rentals near Northside. From 107 Houses to 692 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 Northside for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northside?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Northside. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Peterborg: 79 vacation rentals
  • Mahogany Run: 27 vacation rentals
  • Rosendal: 123 vacation rentals
  • Estate Caret Bay: 1,023 vacation rentals
  • Estate Peterborg: 1,488 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Northside! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northside?

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

  • Estate Caret Bay: 1,023 rentals
  • Estate Peterborg: 1,488 rentals
  • Estate Hull: 1,018 rentals
  • Estate Lerkenlund: 1,115 rentals
  • Estate Magens Bay: 1,373 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Northside?

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

  • Mahogany Run Golf Course: 1,878 rentals
  • Caribbean Genealogy Library: 1,879 rentals
  • Magens Bay: 1,878 rentals
  • Havensight Mall: 1,876 rentals
  • Skyride to Paradise Point: 1,875 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northside listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Northside

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