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“A nICE Way to Stay Cool in the Tropics” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Magic Ice

Magic Ice
21 Dronningens Gade | On the Waterfront, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
340-422-6000
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Owner description: We welcome you to the biggest permanent ice gallery in the world! Magic Ice`s entire exhibition is constructed of crystal clear ice consisting of beautiful sculptures, a kids slide, wedding chapel and a pirate ship bar, all made of ICE!Large parts of the exhibition will emphasize the rich history of the Caribbean. You will get a glimpse into the 18th century lifestyle. Here you will find sculptures from the “Golden Age of Piracy” and at the pirate ship ice bar were you will receive your drinks. Photos and videos are welcomed and our staff look forward to taking you on a tour!
Baltimore, Maryland
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“A nICE Way to Stay Cool in the Tropics”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Admittedly, this is a bit of a tourist trap, but there is something really fun about donning a parka and gloves and sitting on a stool made of ice when you're in the Caribbean. The staff, many of whom are from Norway, are very friendly and eager to tell guests all about the ice sculptures on display in this novelty bar. For your admission price, you get to tour the bar and enjoy a complimentary shot of Cruzan rum. Guests are ushered through the bar quickly, but you wouldn't want to stay in there for too long anyway. It isn't the kind of place you'd want to go more than once, but if you have a curious nature, it is definitely a fun one-time trip, especially on a day when the humidity is high.

Visited April 2012
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“Cold spot in the middle of the Caribbean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

In the midst of the getting solicited by hundreds of jewewlers selling anything from fake diamonds to the most beautiful Cartier jewelry lies the only real attraction in downtown Charlotte Amalie. This place was a wonderful relief. It is a beautiful display of true craftsmanship. It is amazing how they portray the Caribbean island feel with awesome sculptures of ice. At $20 per person it is the only bargain you will find in the historic district of Charlotte Amalie. They provide everything you need to survive in the frigid freezer where they keep the display, even a shot of rum! It's a little hard to find but well worth the effort! Highly recommended destination!!!

Visited November 2012
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“Superb!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Phenomenal experience and staff. If you're in St. Thomas, take 2 hrs. and do something different. You'll love it

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“Ditch the beaches, chill in magic ice bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband & I were on a cruise with RCL( Allure of the seas) & we kind of wondered pass the magic ice sign. Being that we were so tired of all the shops because they all carried the same junk and we had enough sun so we didn't want to go to another beach. We decided to try Magic Ice and to our surprise we really enjoyed it. We was welcomed in by the owner who was very nice and friendly. She told us the history behind magic ice which was interesting being that she was from Norway.
It's very cold inside but if you drink enough you will warm up! They gave me extra leg warmers to wear. The bartender(West) was the Best.. He told us we could stay in bar as long as we wanted too. There was a ice slide inside, a chapel and a lot of creative images made of ice. The best part was we got shots glasses as a keep sake. Did I mentioned the free shot of rum.(yummy). So if your in St. Thomas give them a try you will not be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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“nice way to escape the heat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

great ice carvings, friendly people, an interesting way to escape the heat. the slide was a blast. were not rushed, could have stayed longer but we had to warm up!

Visited October 2012
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