Consistently warm and somewhat humid all year-round, indulge your family in a Saint Thomas family vacation during the winter for a retreat from the cold climate of home. Even since colonial times, this island has been the home of many local activities and has become home to many historical buildings in the downtown area. Local vendors line the beaches and harbors to give you a taste of the authentic style and fun things to do in Saint Thomas.
No Saint Thomas family vacation can miss the Coral World Ocean Park, a museum with a plethora of exhibitions, souvenirs and food choices. Those family members who are bold enough to enter the interactive sea lion exhibit will have the opportunity to touch and feel these amazing animals. Enjoy playing with them as you indulge them in their fishy treats before taking a swim with these soft and sweet animals. After, move along to another hands-on experience in Sea Trek. Gear up during the orientation and join a group of 10 for a 30-minute excursion through the museum's coral reef. You'll even have the chance to buy pictures of your adventure to keep lifelong memories of this unique Saint Thomas family vacation.
As one of the most beautiful beaches in the Virgin Islands, Magens Bay Beach is a must-see on your Saint Thomas family vacation. Minimal tides on the beach allow you to feel safe while the kids play along the coast protected by watchful lifeguards. Any children under 12 enter for free to enjoy the clean and crisp waters. Concession stands offer snacks and lunches so you don't have to leave the beach. If you have another stop after the beach during your Saint Thomas activities, use the changing rooms and stalls to get dressed and head out. After a relaxing day at the beach, head back to one of the local kid-friendly hotels in Saint Thomas.
After swimming with animals and along the beach, use some of your Saint Thomas vacation time to relax at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Saint Thomas. The smoke-free property has an outside pool for adults and older children with a kids' pool for the younger ones. The children's program provides activities and fellowship with other kids of guests at the hotel in a safely monitored environment. With three on-site restaurants, a children's menu and 24-hour room service, your family will be well fed and satisfied for any meal of the day. Even Mom gets a break from her normal duties with provided laundry services so she can participate more in the fun things to do in Saint Thomas.
On your Saint Thomas family vacation, the opportunities for fun in the sun are endless. With so many options for exciting aquatic experiences, your family can return with a new found appreciation for our oceans. To make sure you take advantage of each opportunity for entertainment and education, MiniTime offers a trip planner to make an organized plan of action for taking on all of the fun things to do in Saint Thomas.