St. Thomas - Locator


Saint Thomas: Named after a saint, it is currently named in English.


Located: 18 degrees north and 65 degrees west


Size: 28.25 square miles (13 miles in length and 2-3 miles in width


Capital: Charlotte Amalie (originally Charlotte Amalia)


Population: 51,181 people (2000 census)


Highest Elevation: Crown Mountain (1556 ft.)


Annual Rainfall Average: 42 – 45 inches


National Flower: Yellow Cedar


National Bird: Yellow Breast (Banana Quit)


Language: English, Spanish, French, other


Religions: Catholicism, Seventh Day Adventist, Anglican, Lutheranism, others


Government: Democratic; governor and lieutenant governor- seven senators- delegate to

congress, an unincorporated U.S. territory.


Economy: tourism; service based- annual government revenue; seven hundred to nine

hundred million.


Local and National Holidays


New Years Day – January 1


Martin Luther King’s Day – January 15 V.I.


President’s Day – February 19


Transfer Day – March 31


Holy Thursday – April


Good Friday – April


Easter – April


Easter Monday – April


Carnival The last Friday and Saturday


of April sometimes the first Friday and


Saturday of May; according to Lent.

 

Memorial Day – May 28

 

Emancipation Day – July 3

 

Independence Day – July 4

 

Labor Day – September 3

 

Columbus Day – October 8

 

Liberty Day November 1

 

Veteran’s Day – Nov.11

 

Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 22

 

Christmas Day – Dec. 25

 

Christmas Second Day – Dec. 26

 



Notes: St. Thomas is the shopping mecca of the Caribbean it is a major Freeport. It is

one of four Islands and 46 cays that comprises the Virgin Islands the island

has seven senators that serve the people, they are elected every two years.

There is a total of 15 senators in the legislature: Croix has seven and St. John

has 1. Water Island the smallest of the four main islands has no senatorial

representation for its less than 300 population.

 

 

WEST INDIAN SPANISH ITALIAN  & VEGETARIAN CUISINES

Glady's Cafe - West Indian Cuisine

Glady's is world famous for her hot sauce and delicious food. This is a big restaurant with personalized service and yes Great Food. Lots of incredible specials such as Kallaloo, Lobster Salad, all truly-natural real in-season fruit beverages: Sour Sop, Guava, Passion Fruit, Lemonade, Tamarind, Ginger Beer, Maubi. Alcoholic Beverages: Planters Punch, Bloody Mary.

Appetizers: Conch Fritters, Conch Chowder, Soups, Salads

Main Course: Fresh Fish (Fried or Steamed)- Snapper, Old Wife, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Lobster, Conch in Butter Sauce, Curried Chicken, Curried Goat, Bull Foot Soup, Sandwiches and Fish Burgers: Tuna Sandwich, Fish Sandwich, Beef Burgers of the highest quality products.

*Recommended by the New York Times and voted for many consecutive years "The Best Place for Lunch" Virgin Islands Daily News local readers poll.


 

Virgilio"s - Italian Cuisine

Here in this dimmed light setting with paintings and stained glass art hanging from the walls you can taste an authentic romantic Italian meal.

Pizza!!!: Margherita- (Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil), Ernesto's- (Barbeque Chicken, Onions, Cilantro and Mozzarella Cheese), Pizza Del Mare (Shrimp, Calamari, Tomatoes, Pesto, Mozzarella Cheese).

Antipasti: Mozzarella Marinara (Quick fried cheese with Marinara Sauce), Calamari Fritti (Fresh squid marinated in milk then fried), Fresh Roasted Peppers and Caponatta.

Suppe: Minestrone (Fresh Vegetable Soup), Black Bean (sour cream and scallions).

Insalata: Grilled Duck Salad, Caesar Salad.

Le Pasta: Fetuccine Alfredo, Penne con Broccoli e Formaggi, Linguini al Pesto.

Entrees: Pesce (Fish), Pollo (Chicken), Vitello (Veal), Carni (Meat), Vegetarian Specialties


 

Amalie Cafe - Spanish Cuisine

Come taste true Spanish Cuisine in this highly regarded restaurant. Taste the variety of Tapas or just go straight for the Sangria; they are incredible!!! An open air setting with palm trees and cobble stone setting the tone. Tapas: Calamares Fritos (Fried Calamari), Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp), Chorizo a la Sidra (Sauteed Spanish Sausage with cider), Gambas Santa Fe Cafe (Lagre Shrimp wrapped with crabmeat, breaded and fried served with homemade cocktail sauce).

Soups: Gazpacho

Salads:

Ensalada Catalana (Seared sliced tuna, hard boiled egg, asparagus, olives, tomatoes,

Ensalada Fructas (Medley of fruits served with a passion fruit-mascapone dip),

Salpicon de Marisco (Melange of fresh shellfish, mussels, crabmeat, shrimp & scallops) with a "top secret sauce."

Paella Valenciana (Traditional Spanish dish of Saffron rice cooked with fish stock, chicken, calamari, shrimp, mussels & clams),

Zarzuela de Mariscos (A Costa Brava style seafood casserole of snapper, grouper, salmon and hake in tomato brandy sauce with mussels, clams, & shrimp),

Barcelona Burger (Homemade patty stuffed with Spanish sausage and Manchego cheese... served on a knot bun; accompanied by steak fries & salad).

Plato Vegetariano (Changes All The Time)

*At Amalie Cafe you can have two tapas and a beverage or the other option: One tapas, soup, or salad with an Entrees and beverage.


 

Natural Livity of Choices - Vegetarian

All of our food partners offered here are some of the finest quality food available. Our vegetarian choice(s) is no different. This food will blow your mind! It is not what you are accustomed to. Sometimes the food is cooked in traditional clay pots used in traditional West Indian days and many of the ingredients are grown on the island. Only the best!!!

Tofu dishes, Soy products, Coconut Milk Cooked Foods, Brown Rice, Exotic type foods and seasonings.

Note: This * symbolizes a specific restriction and: *, symbolizes an important notice. These menus are highly abbreviated and are only to reflect a sampling of what is offered we are very selective of any of our partners but cannot, be held liable for any accidents, injury, bad service, or any other issue regarding third party service providers, we offer this for your convenience and happiness.