St. Thomas

Flights And Sights

Flying To St. Thomas With American Airlines

Enjoy a sizzling island getaway when you ride one of American Airlines’ flights to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Play on the powdery white-sand beaches of Magens Bay or shop the converted warehouses in Charlotte Amalie when you fly to St. Thomas with American Airlines.

Spend a sun-kissed day on a white-sand beach

Kick back in the blue Caribbean waters that lap the island’s creamy crescents of sand. St. Thomas’ most celebrated beach, Magens Bay, on the north coast, is a family favorite, with warm, placid waters perfect for splashing about. Sapphire Beach, on the east end, is another top family choice, with views of St. John and a snorkeling reef.

Explore the historic sights of Charlotte Amalie, the beautiful waterfront capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Converted wooden warehouses line the port, and tucked into alleyways are 18th-century remnants of the town's Danish colonial seafaring past. Admire the red-brick ramparts of Fort Christian, built in the 17th century to defend the Danish settlements and now an island history museum.

Sail, dive or snorkel the sparkling seas

The Virgin Islands offer some of the best charter sails in the Caribbean, whether you’re on a weeklong jaunt or just a day tripper pining for an afternoon sail. Scuba divers can happily noodle around the caves and coral tunnels at Cow and Calf Rocks, a 45-minute boat ride from Charlotte Amalie.

Do some duty-free shopping

Old wooden warehouses along the downtown waterfront that once held molasses, rum, spices and pirate loot have now been converted to a duty-free paradise of shops selling china, crystal, perfumes, emerald jewelry, watches, Haitian art, and wooden crafts. Locals sell fresh coconut milk and just-picked island fruits in the former slave market known as Market Square.

Shake hands with a starfish at Coral World Ocean Park

Thrill to the three-story underwater observation tower 100 feet offshore or reef tanks swarming with marine life, including predators such as sharks and giant moray eels. Touch tanks let kids get up close to sea creatures.

Book your flight to St. Thomas with American Airlines today to see some of St. Thomas’s best attractions.

More Things to Do in St. Thomas

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in St. Thomas. Sample fresh seafood and stuffed johnnycakes, tap your feet to fungi music, and conjure up your own fish tale. American is with you every step of the way.

Swing to a local fungi band in Frenchtown

The taverns and restaurants in this former French enclave bounce to the beat of fungi, local music cooked up on homemade instruments by scratch bands. Catch the lilting Creole speech of the descendants of early French settlers as you dance with the locals.

Savor local island treats

When in the islands, eat as the islanders do—and you’ll be happy you did. Dine on fresh conch, prepared any number of ways: in salads, chowders or crispy fritters. Take advantage of the bounty of Caribbean fruits like breadfruit, mango, and papaya. Seafood at local spots comes prepared in spicy Creole sauces. Look for stands selling johnnycakes, fried bread often stuffed with ham, cheese, and vegetables.

Hit the golf course

Drink in the tropical scenery when you play 18-hole, par-70 Mahogany Run, where the grounds rise and dip like a roller coaster. Ravishing vistas and crashing waves compete for your attention on every challenging hole of this celebrated course, the island’s only golf course.

Surround yourself in tropical flora at the St. Peter Greathouse and Botanical Garden

Pillowed in a forest of dense greenery on a volcanic peak a thousand feet above Hull Bay and Magens Bay, this 11-acre estate has waterfalls, tropical bird aviaries, fish ponds, and more than 20 varieties of orchids.

Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment

You’ll have little trouble finding a place of pampering on St. Thomas, where most hotels and resorts have in-house spas and relaxing body treatments are de rigueur after a day in the sun. Enjoy a massage on the beach with Seagrape Spa or a signature stone massage at Journeys Spa at Sugar Bay Resort.

Book a flight to St. Thomas with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in St. Thomas.

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