Few places enjoy as dramatic a setting as Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas' principal town and the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The town sprawls around a deep horseshoe-shaped bay, backed by green hills that sparkle at night from the lights of houses and shops.
During the day, however, when several cruise ships are in port, Charlotte Amalie (pronounced ah-MAHL-yeh) can be a madhouse of shoppers and traffic. The island's duty-free status has made Charlotte Amalie one of the best place... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2015 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.