The capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, this city is named for the queen-consort of Denmark's King Christian V. The main port of cruise ships, Charlotte Amalie the city is today the queen of holiday-makers, and a shopping mecca. Those who look a little deeper, however, will find some historic sites of interest which hint at the plantations and ... Read more
pirates which once populated the island. Fort Christian, built by the Danes, is one such attraction, or you can climb the 99 steps (actually 103 steps) to reach the road to Blackbeard's Castle.

Charlotte Amalie places to stay and top hotels

Charlotte Amalie things to do and experiences

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  • Coki Beach
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  • Coral World Ocean Park
    9.132 reviews
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  • Yacht Haven Grande
    8.830 reviews
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Charlotte Amalie


Most people visit the Virgin Islands when winter doldrums set in; but there really isn’t a bad time to visit this little slice of Caribbean heaven. No matter what time of the year you plan your vacation, expect ... Read more
temperatures in the 80s (upper 20s Celsius) during the day and 70s (low 20s Celsius) at night. However, be sure to pack an umbrella next to your swimsuit since tropical showers are fairly frequent (don’t worry: they blow over so quickly you’ll barely notice). The weather gets more intense during hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, so if you’re traveling at this time of the year, you might want to get cancellation insurance in case a hurricane hits before you leave.

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Top Charlotte Amalie restaurants

  • Gladys's Café
    9.334 reviews
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  • Oceana
    9.623 reviews
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  • Duffy's Love Shack
    8.824 reviews
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  • Island Time Pub
    10.015 reviews
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Belleville, Canada

Charlotte Amalie has to be one of the most amazing places I have travelled to. It is full of culture and beautiful scenery. My family and I took a road trip into the mountains and I was able to snap this picture of the land. It is gorgeous and the people are so welcoming. Definitely get involved with the culture and embrace it because it is one of the most breathtaking Caribbean islands I have ever been to.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersAdventure TravelersSpiritual Seekers
Escondido, California, USA

The harbor is where the cruise ships dock. One morning there were six ships in the harbor. It's duty-free and many stores offer free liquor while you shop. Many diamond stores. Also where the water taxi lets off it's set up kind of like a flea market or Swapmeet type venue

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersAdventure Travelers
Padua, Italy
First to Review

If you are shopping addicted this is the right place where to spend half a day. In the town centre there are many jewleries and shops selling electronic devices. Closest to the port you can find a luxury shopping village. It is nice making a walk along the sea.

Downtown Orlando

""Is a little fancy island of the caribean very contfortable quiet,relaxing and peaceful, I love it ,.

Local from Sapphire Bay, US Virgin Islands

Less than 10 minutes drive of duty free shopping in Charlotte Amalie

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Colorful, historic city for duty free shopping.

Recommended for:Family Travelers

amazing place

Dallas, Texas

Great food,fishing, late night bars.


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