St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Photo: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. (photo via SandraFoyt / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
The U.S. Virgin Islands have long been beloved by boaters of both small sailboats and large cruise ships. St. Thomas is one of the most developed of the U.S. Virgin Islands, offering great entertainment and attractions, from food to golfing and diving opportunities. Charlotte Amalie is a popular city for cruisers to explore, while historic attractions include the childhood home of Camille Pissarro, a French Impressionist, and Fort Christian, which dates back to 1680. Travelers to this island can enjoy a wide variety of excursions, including to other nearby islands, like the Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge on Christiansted.