The anchorages on St. Thomas – South Coast:
Nestling comfortably in Charlotte Amalie is an attractive but old-fashioned settlement called Frenchtown. It is predominantly inhabited by non-native of the French Caribbean Island between 1800 and 1900. Over the years, the French groups maintained their fishing cultural distinctiveness, making it one of the best fish destinations in USVI. Frenchtown is not all about fishing; their Heritage museum is a sight to behold, exquisite restaurants, bars, beaches, and so on awaits you in this quaint French settlement.
Frenchtown is located in the west part of Charlotte Amalie and to the East of Altona. To arrive at Frenchtown, drive along the Waterfront by Veterans Drive to the west of town, after the Windward Passage Hotel, at the sign displaying direction towards Villa Olga. When you are going through the Veteran Drive, the exquisite view could force you to come down from your car and walk. If you decide to walk instead, take the sidewalk through the harbor; and get ready for the mind-blowing view that awaits you while strolling through the sidewalk.
Where to Anchor:
The sailing location in Virgin Island offers reliable trade winds, bright weather, secured anchorage, stunning scenery, and a quick route that links different Islands. In the Frenchtown, the people operate docks by a Charter Organization, CYOA. The dinghy can be pulled in at the charter company for ten dollars daily ($10/day) from 8 am to 6 pm. There is also a mooring ball for visitors’ docks that goes for $50 per night. Shopping in Frenchtown is almost non-existence, but there are lots of excellent restaurants in the fish village.
Frenchtown is a settlement of people from the French Caribbean. The quaint fish village is located on the edge of Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas. Though a predominantly fish community, it possesses exciting structures and rich culture that makes it a center of attraction. The village has historical monuments like the French Heritage museum, black beards castle, Legislature of the Virgin Islands, etc. Apart from their fishing occupation, the people also weave straw bags and hats, sell pineapples and fruits, and create fish pots. They are crafty and creative people. Their ability to keep a delicate fishing design drifting is a marvel. Also, the natives are survivors who fashioned out an impressive survival skit when their boat capsizes. They have a lavish social style, tourist attraction, and low-key but enviable lifestyle that wrongly depict their frugal livelihood.
History and Culture
Saint Thomas, Water Island, Saint John, Hassel Island, and Saint Croix make up the USVI. You can find Charlotte-Amalie in Saint Thomas, and it is the capital of the USVI. Their way of life is a blend of Latino/Afro and American economic/socio interests. Frenchtown consists of groups of French offshoots from Saint Barthelemy that settled at the edges of Charlotte-Amalie during the mid-19th century. The people were primarily fishermen, but they engage in other crafts like bags and straw hats plaiting. They celebrate Bastille Day every July, a day filled with lots of fishing competitions, dinners, dancing, and family fun.
Enjoy the Honeymoon Beach, Koki Beach at St. Thomas, Trunk Bay Beach at St. John’s Island, and Sapphire Beach at Frenchtown.
Place of Interest
There are loads of fun activities in Frenchtown like the water activities, day and tour trips, outdoor and adventure trips, boats, and cruises tours. For food lovers, enjoy the Caribbean food trip at Charlotte Amalie, sightseeing from St. Thomas, and many more.
Places to Eat
Frenchtown has many eating locations like the Twisted Cork Café, Twistt340, etc. If you love Caribbean cuisine, Twistt340 offers the best. The dishes are put together with tasty sauces and delicately selected spices. Their cocktails are well prepared and combined with tropical fruits and juices.
Places to Stay and more:
The Landmark Apartments is secured and perfect for group accommodation. If you change your mind at any time, feel free to cancel your booking. There is also the Bunker Hill Hotel, Historical Harbor View Villa, etc.