rate Bluebeard built a tower so he could watch his pirate
bands arrive with their loot. The tower still stands today
and commands a striking view of the town, harbor and sur-
East of the commercial center and adjacent to the West In-
dies Dock (where cruise passengers disembark), Havensight
is a bustling shopping area. Most of the shops are branches
of well-known downtown stores. There are several small res-
taurants, a supermarket and the island's best bookstore,
Dockside Books. Parking available.
Sights Around The Island
Coral World's offshore underwater observatory and its 20
aquarium windows allow non-divers to see the ocean floor
and its colorful denizens. There are turtle and stingray
pools, a shark shallow and iguana alley. It's a must-stop es-
pecially for families with children. On East End Road.
It's startling to turn from bucolic Route 30 onto Route 38.
This mid-island area is the commercial center of St. Thomas.
The shopping mall has over 50 shops and a food court. There
are cinemas and parking. Tillett Gardens , across the road
is an artistic and cultural center.
Located at the East End of the island, Red Hook's dock is the
main departure point for ferries to St. John and the BVI.
When the American Yacht Harbor was built it spurred rapid