FRENCHTOWN

So much within walking distance of Olga’s Fancy!

Fine dining, nightlife, brightly colored buildings, and equally colorful residents are perhaps what our little village is best known for. Frenchtown is home to one of the smallest ethnic groups in the Virgin Islands. Lovingly known as “Frenchies”, the inhabitants of Frenchtown are the descendants of the French Huguenots, who founded this small fishing village in the mid-19th century after immigrating from St. Barts. Today, you will still hear a mix of West Indian Creole and 18th century Breton French in the local dialect. Make sure to feast upon French pastries and local seafood caught daily by our local fisherman, relive history at the French Heritage Museum, and toast to your good fortune at Frenchtown’s own craft beer brewery. 

Bienvenue à Frenchtown!

AROUND THE ISLAND

Please check out www.vinow.com/st.thomas. It is the most comprehensive website for regularly updated island information. You will find current ferry schedules, cultural events and hot tips for vacationers in the VI!

 

Otherwise here are some favorite spots of ours that you can research on your own:

 

Magens Bay Beach

Lindquist Beach

Water Island

Frenchtown Brewing Company

The Pirate's Treasure Museum

Coral World and Coki Beach

Paradise Point Tramway

Mountain Top

Sir Francis Drake's Seat

Fort Christian

Crown and Hawk Botanical Garden

St. Thomas Synagogue

The Lutheran Church (Charlotte Amalie)

St. Thomas Reformed Church

 

Just some suggestions for exploring St. Thomas!

COMMUNITY LOVE

When on island please check out these organizations! There are some really cool programs here that tourists can help with.

 

The Rising Stars Steel Pan Orchestra

An organization that prevents school dropouts and juvenile delinquency by helping kids complete their high school education. The band itself is awe inspiring, energetic and will give you goosebumps watching these kids perform!

My Brother's Workshop

Provides hope, faith and purpose to at risk and high risk young people in the VI. Carpentry skills and Food and Beverage skills are taught alongside mentoring. Check out their bakery and cafe adjacent to the St. Thomas Reformed Church on Back Street in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

The Humane Society of St. Thomas

They have a permanent Flea Market at their facility to benefit the campus. Please check out their Pets with Wings program. You may be able to escort an adopted animal heading to the states to its new home!

BIENVENUE A FRENCHTOWN

Lots of good and fun food and drink in Frenchtown! Here is the list and check out their Facebook Pages and websites.

 

Frenchtown Deli - breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:00am daily

Twisted Cork - some of the best food on island

Bella Blue - Italian and Austrian dishes serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Hook, Line and Sinker - lunch and dinner daily on the dock

Sea La Vie - fabulous, romantic French bistro!

Pie Whole - great pizza and awesome beer selection

Rum Shandy - don't miss their Taco Tuesday and Lobster Wednesdays!

French Quarter Bistro - lunch and dinner daily- really good New Orleans' style eating!

Win Mill 2.0 - Great sports bar with many, many TV screens- best kept secret for local; food

Frenchtown Brewing Company - An exception tasting experience in the midst of a very popular small working brewery

Juliana's Bake Shop - On Fairy Godmother Lane, an assortment of traditional VI cakes in an original quaint tiny home


 

Other stuff:

The Love Spa Frenchtown (adjacent to the hotel) - for facials, waxing and massage!

Gladys 5 Charters - for fishing charters, bicycle tours and kayak rentals.

Admiralty Dive Shop - hit some dive sites on the south side that are off the beaten path!!

The Frenchtown Heritage Museum - discover Frenchtown's unique and colorful past!!