St Thomas, US Virgin Isles
Though it is only 32 square miles in size, this idyllic island offers plenty to fill your time - snorkell in the crystal clear sea, tee off at the island's world-renowned golf course or lounge on the pristine beaches. If you're feeling fit, get your camera ready and climb up the famous 99 steps of Charlotte Amalie for an incomparable view of the Caribbean.
The lovely, European-influenced port of Charlotte Amalie wins the prize for Caribbean shopping thrills. Cameras, jewelry, watches, perfumes are all here. So are beautiful beaches, undersea gardens and tales of Blackbeard.