Don't Pass Up a St. Thomas Vacation Rental
By Caitlin Moore
St. Thomas, a shining star among the constellation that contains the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea, is best known for its capital, Charlotte Amalie. This popular and bustling cruise port shuffles people in and out constantly, but in fact it makes a good spot to stop and stay for a while, too. Take full advantage of all that his island has to offer by renting a vacation home on St. Thomas and give yourself a chance to enjoy what others so often miss as they hurry off to the next locale.
St. Thomas ranges from mountains to hills to beaches, demonstrating a sense of versatility and an ample range of opportunities. Uphill hikes or tours through the mangroves via kayak will acquaint you with the terrain, and a stroll down Main Street or to Blackbeard's Castle will inform you of the history and personality of this exotic isle. Magen's Bay is probably the most well-known beach, and will certainly tempt you to spend a few hours listening to the sweet sound of the surf as it calmly rolls in and out.
In order to fully appreciate everything, it is necessary to be well-placed in a lodging situation that will accentuate, improve and enhance the mood of the trip. Sea breezes wafting through a master bedroom, tasteful curtains stirring with each breath, a soft bed that will have you sleeping like a baby and a breathtaking view of the stunning scenery are just a hint of what is to come if you decide to settle into one of the many charming vacation rentals in St. Thomas.
Picture a villa on a partial peninsula, thus overlooking the sea and enjoying a privileged sense of privacy. Each side of the house reveals a different spectacular sight to see, including mountains, keys, and your very own infinity pool. Perched above the rest of the island you'll find a sense of solace and peace that has been eluding you for so long. Even though you know that St. Thomas is filled with fun things to do, your first day or two may be spent simply soaking in the solitude of you vacation rental. Swim, sip a daiquiri, practice yoga, read a book...whatever you feel like doing is what you'll be free to do.
A couple of golf courses just down the way, eco-tours by land and sea, shopping, dining and beach going will all compete for your attention when you do work up the desire to head out of doors, but again, your home away from home might end up being the main attraction for you and your companion or companions. Many couples go this route when seeking a romantic getaway, and having time and space to yourself makes for the best combination of factors when it comes to reigniting the flame or simply catching up on what you've been missing. The brilliant backdrop of St. Thomas of course plays a role, but mostly it's just the chance to finally be alone that will truly make this trip an enjoyable one.
Go online to peruse the St. Thomas Vacation Rentals. There are over a hundred to choose from and they come in all shape, size, style and price range. In addition to offering more privacy they also tend to offer more specialized amenities than typical hotel rooms, so be prepared to be impressed by all the little details that will be found around every corner.
Instead of rushing on through to the next port, put up your feet and stay in St. Thomas for a little while. This is a destination definitely worthy of receiving your attention, and it will repay the favor as far as making sure that this trip is everything you hoped it would be.
Visit HomeAway.com to find the vacation rental that will beautifully complement your upcoming trip.
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