Our prime location offers many things to do. We'll point you in any direction you choose to ensure your stay is all you want it to be and more!
Because the islands are perched on the edge of the Puerto Rico Trench, a six mile drop-off that’s the deepest hole in the Atlantic Ocean, some of the most challenging sport fish in the world are found here, including blue marlin, wahoo, tuna, dolphin and kingfish. There are several operators who offer half or full-day deep-sea fishing expeditions, and provide bait, tackle, ice and beer!
The U.S. Virgin Islands offer an unbeatable combination of advantageous customs regulations, keen competition, and a wide selection of goods, such as: jewelry, liquor, perfume, cameras, and crystal. A U.S. resident can purchase up to $1,200 worth of merchandise duty-free. Some items such as original artwork, antiques and island-made goods are completely exempt from duties.
One mile of white sand lines Magens Bay, named as one of the world’s 10 most beautiful beaches on many lists. Picnic tables, showers, dressing rooms, a boutique and snack bar make it even better. Snorkeling and sunfish rentals are also available. A small admission fee, but only a five minute drive from Villa Silk Cotton! Perfect for weddings.
The smallest of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands is St. John, home of the Virgin Islands National Park. Its beach-lined bays and lush tropical foliage are breathtaking. Enjoy the beauty and wildlife by hiking, snorkeling or scuba diving. Sightseeing at its best, especially at historic Annaberg Plantation with its rum mill ruins dating back to 1733. Only a 20 minute ferry ride from the east end of St. Thomas. You can even take your rental car on the ferry.
The reefs around St. Thomas and St. John offer endlessly fascinating underwater exploration for both expert divers and beginners. The crystal clear waters teem with vividly colored tropical fish, gliding through canyons of spectacular coral. Easily accessible to both snorkelers and scuba divers. Equipment and classes are readily available throughout the islands.
St. Thomas and St. John are a sailing enthusiast’s dream with their numerous bays and small harbors. The weather is usually flawless, the tradewinds almost always present, and the anchorages are awe-inspiring. Chartering is available either crewed or bareboat. There are full or half-day sails, sunset cruises, and more!
The Mafolie Great House, in Estate Mafolie north of Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, was built in 1795. The estate was originally part of Estate Catherineberg, but was sold to Captain Sonderburg in 1962. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The listing included three contributing buildings and a contributing structure.
The name means "My folly" in French. The larger house is unusual in being composed of two parallel one-story structures joined by a roof.
The house was headquarters of a Brazilian astronomical expedition in 1882 which studied a transit of Venus. The area has been said to have "an excellent panoramic view".