Cruise Port: Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas is one of my favorite destinations! However, I had a limited time on this island because I came here as a pit stop on a cruise ship. If you are in a similar situation and you have to see the island in less than a day, then I got you~

When you get off the cruise ship, walk to the end of the walkway and you will see open safari trucks. Tell one of the drivers that you want to get to downtown. This will cost you $4.00 per person. When you get to downtown, you can shop at souvenir stores. Maybe you can even get a Virgin Island beer in a supermarket. Importantly, they are known for their jewelry, so if you want to splurge on sparkly things then this is the place to do it. 
A little ally in Downtown

After an hour or so, make your way to Magens Bay. I am not kidding you when I say this is one of my favorite beaches around the world! To get to this beach, you just have to ask one of the open safari truck drivers to take you there. They are literally at every corner in downtown. This will cost $8.00 per person. 

The drive up to the beach is gorgeous. You will be mesmerized the whole way up! The truck has to go up a steep twirling mountain. As you get higher you can see the endless ocean and the hillside is filled with tropical flowers. 
This was at the top of the mountain. I fell in love. Trust me, you will too.

Magens Bay has an entrance fee of 5$ per person. Look at the photos to see how gorgeous this place is! 
They have various activities that you can enjoy on the beach. They have canoes and paddle boards for rent. I suggest that you bring your own snorkeling gear because the water is filled with fish and SEA TURTLES! I got to see two during my visit! Also, bring your own water because they charge an arm and a leg for one bottle. Maybe, grab a few bottles from downtown.

There are truck drivers at the entrance of the beach, so ask them to take you to the port when you are ready. This will cost you $10.00 per person. 

All in all, the day will cost you $27.00. Which is well worth it.

I know when I get to a port I don't know what to expect, so I hope this helped anyone going to Saint Thomas. Let me know if you have any questions or share your experience:)

To see what I did on other ports CLICK HERE