Not many historic sites can boast so many charms as the Blackbeard’s Castle on St. Thomas. The area’s centerpiece is an authentic castle tower built in the late 1600s by the Danes (who owned the islands at that time) to watch over the generous and coveted gateway to St. Thomas, the Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Called Skytsborg Tower (“sky tower”), the structure afforded the Danish guard a much higher vantage point to spot approaching enemy ships than the Fort Christian, which is at the sea level. How the tower came to be named for Edward “Blackbeard the Pirate” Teach is a mystery, but the tag remains to this day.
Currently, Blackbeard’s Castle offers sightseeing tours (including some finely restored historic homes), a poolside overlook with a view of the town and harbor, and a restaurant, for superb dining under the stars. The Restaurant at Blackbeard’s Castle is an absolute “do” whether you desire a romantic dinner, or an exceptional outing among friends and family.Continue reading “Set your sights on The Restaurant at Blackbeard’s Castle St. Thomas”
Visitors to Estate Belvedere experience more than a getaway to the stunning isle of St. Croix; what sets this villa apart from many of its contemporaries is its exterior. Traditionally and elegantly furnished, Estate Belvedere features bountiful gardens filled with local flora and manicured lawns, historic ruins, and stately architecture including the “welcoming arms” staircase and a sugar mill tower that becomes an aerie from which to observe the land and seascape beyond. Continue reading “The historic beauty of Estate Belvedere, St. Croix”
Make your next visit to St. Thomas… Carefree! Your stay at this splendid 3-bedroom villa in the heart of the gated Mahogany Run Estate will be replete with the comforts of home in lush surroundings. You’ll be mesmerized by the deep blue of the island-studded ocean, cool breezes, and radiant sunshine from your poolside chaise lounge or the spacious verandah. Close to everything yet best situated for your privacy, Carefree is within a few minute’s drive of Old Stone Farmhouse and The Grille at Mahogany Run, just 15 minutes by car to historic Charlotte Amalie (downtown St. Thomas), and a quick drive down the hill to world-famous Magens Bay Beach. Continue reading “Carefree, St. Thomas VI: It’s all in the name!”
The world will pass you by and you’ll not give a care upon your arrival at resplendent Palms at Morningstar! From your infinity pool deck, you’ll observe the progress of cruise ships as they make their way towards the Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas harbor. Take a leisurely breakfast prepared in your gourmet kitchen or make your way to the Havensite Dock just 10 minutes away. … Continue reading So serene: Palms at Morningstar Villa – St. Thomas USVI