Waterfront Highway
Waterfront Highway
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Otherwise known as Kyst Vejen, this shop-filled road runs parallel to the waterfront.
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David
Florida3,487 contributions
Feb 2021
Over the last few years, a lot of money and effort has gone into improving Waterfront Highway. From the corner leading to The Castle to the legislature, a widening from 2-4 lanes has been progressing, with sitting, viewing, and expanded walking areas. A big improvement. Hopefully, they will go all the way past Windward passage. Should also help alleviate some of the horrible traffic on this portion of the Island. The views are beautiful.
Written February 27, 2021
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kencatron
Las Vegas, NV1,790 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
We walked from our cruise ship along the waterway to Charlotte Amalie. We would highly recommend spending the 20-30 minutes instead of taking a cab. The sights were really fun and we saw some iguanas that we wouldn't have seen. Also, some really nice views and scenic pictures.

The waterfront itself is very nice - we're not shoppers so we didn't visit any of them. Instead, we took some side roads and found some very fun, interesting, and unique places to visit. The first was the Salty Dog Grille - the entrance to Blackbeard's Castle attraction. There is the Amber Museum and Hotel inside of the entrance but we didn't want to pay the $20 a person fee so we just had a couple of beers at the Grille. The El Presidente beer is great!! The people we met were friendly and we learned tons about the island - it's history and culture.

Take the 99 steps walk (which is actually 102, we counted!!). It leads to the top of the hill where Blackbeard's Castle actually is. Again, there's a fee attached to it. The scenery was plentiful and the walk relatively easy. Tons of fun. There is a couple of statues depicting freedom of the slaves that are very intense.

The walk back to the ship is sort of repetitive but you can take a shortcut that leads along the marina for different scenes and views. All in all, a very nice excursion.
Written July 29, 2012
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travelchick20807
Austin, TX124 contributions
Feb 2016 • Business
You can see the ships, sea planes landing and taking off, and lots of shops and restaurants along the way. Kind of difficult to review a "highway", but traveling it, you do get to see a lot that Charlotte Amalie has to offer! If you are walking at night, be VERY CAREFUL! Do not wander off onto small side streets and do not engage with the "homeless" on the streets - they can be very blunt and quite rude!
Written February 27, 2016
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mdrobtx
Fort Worth, TX35 contributions
Great road along the waterfront of Charlotte Amalie. You get a great close up of all the sites down here. Cruise ships. seaplanes and shops, bars and tourist attractions. Have fun driving on the left side of the road.
Written August 8, 2004
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Nicemeany
Elmer, NJ1,274 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
Are you adventurous? Then take the stroll from the cruise ship to this popular shopping district. It's a bit of a walk but the views are worth it. Be careful if you want to cross the highway...the drivers always seem to be in a hurry (sound like a typical US city?). Many cruisers just opt to stay on the ship for this port since it seems like you are back in the states, well except for the beauty of the Caribbean waters!

**Don't forget that you can mail post cards/letters from the Post Office to the USA for the same rates as being in the states! Since this is usually one of the first stops for many cruises you can send the cards to people (or to yourself) and they will arrive before you return home.
Written August 7, 2013
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Joseph K
Chesterton, IN139 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
The vendors market is by far the best part of town, there are some good stores but most are gem and jewelry related. Be sure to go see Magic Ice which is a group of ice sculptures in a building at 25 degrees. The cost is OK but was something different to do. At the end of the 20 dollar tour you get to take home a souvenir shot glass that comes with your complimentary ice bar shot(normal tour is 16 dollars). They even have an ice slide that you can go down,. Warm ponchos, leggings and gloves were provided. You are only allowed to touch the sculptures while the gloves are on. Did not really find a restaurant that was appealing until Yacht Haven Grande.by the Havensight docks, another review due on that later. The taxi drivers were quite annoying, you can catch the dollar taxis on the main street
Written July 1, 2012
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FLHarlock
Tavares, FL4,829 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
More fun to walk than to drive. There's a sidewalk that follows the harbor with incredible views. Over 2 miles long from Frenchtown to West Indian Company Dock. Lots to see and do. Don't miss Fort Christian and the Legislature Building. USVI history! Day walks only. Not safe after dark. Definitely recommended!
Written June 1, 2016
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RagsKP94
State College, PA736 contributions
Apr 2016 • Business
I strolled most of the length of this waterfront. The "highway" isn't really a highway but just the main coastal road from the cruise ship pier to the airport. But from the ferry terminal to the cruise ships is a really nice walk. There aren't many benches, but you can walk across the street to sit down. You can watch the ferries go in and out, watch a sea plane land in the harbor and just enjoy the marine traffic.
Written April 11, 2016
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BadgerBob67
Fort Atkinson, WI127 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
If you can find parking in the municipal lot near the Justice Center, and wait for a light to cross the street, you can take great pictures of the bay and various ships both huge and smaller. Occasionally you may see a seaplane taking off or landing from the terminal near Frenchtown, on your right as you face the water. Or, you can walk about 1 1/2 miles to the Havensight mall where the large cruise ships dock, as many of them walk to and from each day for their visit to St. Thomas. There are restaurants available across the street or in nearby areas.
Written December 17, 2015
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nevergrowup17
Island Heights, NJ6 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
This is the main road from our timeshare to town. It is very scenic. You get to drive by the cruise ships, the shops, the flea market and the water. Remember to drive on the left!!!!
Written November 19, 2014
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