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I will be going to St.Thomas early February (to work unfortunately). I go there twice a year and to St. Croix also. By plane.... oh well.
In St.Thomas there is a cool aquarium that you can dive with a weird helmet, there is a very nice restaurant up on the hill facing Charlotte Amalie, and another one further west, facing the new marina and old sub base.
North of the island there are real nice beaches, (mangoose bay I believe) but normally I stay at Emerald beach. If you can rent a car, they aren't that expensive. And can take it with the boat to St. John. Nothing to see just beaches.
Cam said avoid Charlotte Amalie at night, yes do, but I have been there at night with my wife and kid and we were OK, but follow his advice, just in case. There is a small restaurant in the pier, next to CYOA rentals that is run by nice ladies. Next to it, the best breakfast and coffe shop on the island. If you go there, tell the fat lady in the cash register you know the European Indian (me) !!!
There is small island to the southwest of Charlotte were they do submarine rides, that is visited by a lot of turists from the cruise ships, and they take them in a "pirate" ship. But if you go there for snorkeling, like I did, when there are no ships, I believe Tuesdays or Thursdays, its a paradise!!
Visit Paradise point, the view is astoning.
St. Croix is not so fun, much poorer, and more industrialized. There are a few restaurants in the boardwalk, but that's it. To the north there is a diving school (I forget all the names, sorry), that can take you dive with sharks. I did!!!
Other than that, not much to do, but hey, its the virgin islands, MON!