Forbes - Article on STT
Forbes has a great article on STT:
Hot In The Caribbean: Why St. Thomas Is The Star Of The USVI
St. Thomas has it all – shopping for the Rolex obsessed (at a fraction of the price, might I add), world-class diving for the adventurer in all of us and some pretty impressive resorts to call home for a few days. And while St. John gets a lot of attention for its national park, don’t be fooled, St. Thomas is the real star of the U.S. Virgin Island show.
There’s a reason why people flock from all over the world (in their mega yachts) to jewelry shop in St. Thomas.
Harry Winston, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Rolex, and I’m not even scratching the surface. For what might be considered a steal, the prices on these pieces could be significantly less than what you’ll find on the mainland – but it’s up to you to know your stuff (and prove me right) before you go. And with the mega rich flocking in on their mega yachts (St. Thomas has one of the best marinas in the Caribbean, Yacht Haven Grande, with 47 mega yacht berths), what further proof could you need that St. Thomas really is the place to be, and be seen shopping, in the USVI.
Swoon-worthy resorts that only the Caribbean can do right.
The island has two main luxury hotels – the Ritz-Carlton and Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort. If you’re on a watch-hunting mission (which you should be), Frenchman’s Reef for its proximity to Charlotte Amalie is where you’ll want to stay. You can see Charlotte Amalie from the property, so yeah, you’re close. The drive to downtown from the resort is less than five minutes, and there are also two ferries available to and from the hotel, because of course you’ll want to spend as much time near that beautiful blue Caribbean water as possible.
About that water.
It’s beyond wanderlust-worthy. It lives up to (and probably even exceeds) that Caribbean crystal clear, turquoise blue, completely stunning water that you’ve come to expect in this part of the world. And with 80 feet of visibility and no predators in these waters, there should be nothing stopping you from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, night kayaking, standup paddle boarding, boating and just all around spending as much time as you can exploring the stuff.