St. Thomas, the shopping hub of the Caribbean is the capital and major port of the US Virgin Islands. This picturesque island, measuring 13 miles in length and less than 3 miles at its widest point, is 75 miles east of Puerto Rico Part of the lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies, the hills of St. Thomas are alive with color. The red hibiscus, purple bougainvillea, orange tree blossoms and red roof tops contrast with the lush green hillside to create a vibrant panorama. The island architecture is an eclectic mix of Spanish patios, French iron gates and grillwork, Dutch doors, and Danish rooftops. Crystalline white sand and calm turquoise waters provide a backdrop for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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