Photo of the Day: Magical Mermaid’s Chair, St. Thomas
A few weeks ago, we called upon a couple good friends with St. Thomas expertise to share with us some of the best places to take in the sunset on the most famous Virgin Island. Like a lot of you, I really loved their suggestions and hope to put a few of them to the test when next I’m in Rock City.
Still, I think I may have found another choice spot not included among their suggestions that will likely appeal even more to uncommon travelers.
It’s called the Mermaid’s Chair, a narrow patch of sand connecting the main island of St. Thomas with a smaller, otherwise offshore islet called Little St. Thomas.
These uncommon sands apparently mark the only spot in St. Thomas where you can actually sit directly between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It’s also the westernmost point of the island, ensuring as amazing an unobstructed seaside view of the sunset as possible.
Getting to the Mermaid’s Chair is also a bit of an adventure, as I learned in this February 2012 post in The Caribbean Blend, a nice yet short-lived blog on life on St. Thomas that seems to have petered out (last post: November 2012).
Magical, secluded, tough to access, and promising a singularly fantastic view, Mermaid’s Chair would seem to fit our sunset savoring needs in most every way…