Panoramic views of the Caribbean are part of the reward of an overseas assignment on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Rest assured, island-living offers plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Sailing, snorkeling and diving are a big part of Caribbean allure, but sometimes you just want to relax and take in the sights. On St. Thomas, the perfect way to soak in the islands on a lazy day is with a Skyride up to Paradise Point.
About St. Thomas
Nearly half the U.S. Caribbean population lives on the 32-square mile island of St. Thomas. The island and capital port city Charlotte Amalie are gateways to the Virgin Islands.
Charlotte Amalie is home to the Saint Thomas Synagogue, the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, and Fort Christian, a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Towering 700 feet above the capital city is Paradise Point. Day, night or during an enchanting sunset, the Paradise Point scenic overlook is a hotspot for entertainment.
The view up here
When the cruise ships are in, a 24-person Skyride lifts passengers up an eight-tower ascent to Flag Hill. The tram and overlook are both perennial favorites for Top 10 lists and best-of rankings. While the view is the Skyride's main attraction, it's not just a fun diversion for out-of-town guests.
The cafes and bistros of Paradise Point are the perfect destinations for lunchtime breaks with a view and sunset drinks with co-workers.
When on locum tenens assignment in the Caribbean, you'll want to get in the water to explore the islands. But don't forget the beauty surrounding you in town. Hop a lift on the Skyride to Paradise Point. Get a little elevation and see what St. Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands look like from one of the best views in the world.