Private Mountain Top and Villa Botanica
Get ready to take postcard-worthy photos of the spectacular views from the Mountain Top summit, enjoy leisure time for duty-free shopping, and more on this relaxing private tour in Charlotte Amalie. Your tour includes private transportation to and from your port for your convenience. Enjoy sipping a banana daiquiri at your own expense and taking a scenic island drive with a one hour stop at St. Thomas's highest point of Mount Top to catch breathtaking views of the British Virgin Islands and St. John. With a 1.5 hour stop to explore the lush landscapes and gardens of Villa Botanica at your own expense and indulge in duty-free shopping, this tour is ideal for shopping aficionados and nature lovers alike!
Begin your tour with a scenic 20-minute drive to the top of Mountain St. Thomas's highest point. This extraordinary summit stands 1,547 feet above Magens Bay, a breathtaking bay in northwest St. Thomas that's one of the island's top attractions thanks to its sandy white beach. Grab your camera to catch panoramic views of St. John or take in the stunning view of the British Virgin Islands from the observation deck. While spending an hour at this first stop, you'll also get to enjoy duty-free shopping at local vendors.
From the mountain top, your private transportation will whisk you away to Crown Mountain to explore the iconic Villa Botanica, a lush garden located on a historic 5.5-acre sugar plantation that offers spectacular water views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. After paying your entrance fee, you journey inside to admire exotic plants like colorful bougainvillea, birds of paradise, and frangipani as well as small bridges and bubbling fountains. While on-site, you'll also get to witness the ruins of the historic 18th-century estate and sugar mill of Plantation Crown and Hawk. Conclude your tour with another scenic drive back to your port as you reflect on the awesome attractions and breathtaking bay views of Charlotte Amalie.
If you're looking to shop duty-free or just enjoy the serenity of the gardens of Villa Botanica, then this tour is for you. Book this private tour now and see the highest point on the island and enjoy a historic estate the next time you visit Charlotte Amalie!
Please Note: Entrance fee for Villa Botanica of $18.00 USD is not included in the tour price and can be paid directly on the day.