St. Thomas is one of the busiest cruise ports in the Caribbean with as many as six cruise ships docked on a given day. It’s an island torn between commercialism, with U.S.-based fast food chains and department stores, and its strong Caribbean history from Christopher Columbus discovering the island in 1493 to regaling tales of pirates such as Blackbeard. There is great duty-free shopping and world class restaurants, but above all, there are spectacular beaches.
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