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Keeping Kids Entertained on St. Thomas

Things to Do — By kelowitt on April 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm
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While it’s not Disneyland, St. Thomas does have a good range of activities for the younger set. Obviously the beaches are St. Thomas’s most kid-friendly attraction, but there’s plenty else to do, from mini-golf, to aquariums, to butterflies, and a petting zoo.

The Skyride to Paradise Point cable car is one of the island’s most popular kid-friendly attractions. The Skyride makes a 7-minute, 700-foot trip up the side of Flag Hill, giving riders a bird’s eye view of Havensight Mall and the adjacent cruise ship docks on the way up. Once you’re at the top you get panoramic views of the entire harbor and town while you eat lunch or shop.

Coral World is a 4.5-acre marine park and aquarium with an underwater observatory that gives visitors a chance to view local marine life such as sea lions, stingrays and sharks while staying dry. But if your kids want to get wet, they can also do “SNUBA” here (a cross between snorkeling and scuba diving, which allows you to breathe via a 20-foot hose connected to a tank on the surface).

Other kid-friendly attractions include The Butterfly Farm at the far end of the West Indian Company cruise ship dock, and Solberg Farms, a petting zoo (with emus!) in the hills above Charlotte Amalie. Winners Miniature Golf and Amusements (inside Wyndham Sugar Bay resort) offers not only mini golf, but bumper boats, an arcade, and much more to keep the kiddies occupied.

For kids 10 and over, the underwater scooters at BOSS are great fun and a unique way for those without diving or swimming experience to view the underwater wonders of St. Thomas.

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