There is a hidden jewel in St Thomas called Caret Bay. Caret Bay is located on the lush tropical rainforest section of St Thomas. It is only two bays over from Megans Bay and one bay away from beautiful Hull Bay. Most tourists are very unfamiliar with this area of St Thomas. They typically rush to see the things that most tourists do. They travel to Megahans Bay and downtown for shopping.
New homes are being built in East Caret Bay. These homes are going to be built on land that sells for 250,000 so cost to build a home will be in the millions. It is certainly a great area to be in. So far none of the lots are sold because the real estate market is somewhat down. But they will be a very good investment in a few years.
Caret Bay is home to many locals. Homes range from 200,000 to the multi millions. Most homes offer water front views and have been owned by the same families for many years. You will find the locals to be very friendly, courteous and helpful.
Wouldn’t it be great if tourists could see all of what St Thomas has to offer, including Caret Bay? You can rent some beautiful Caret Bay Villas on the North West section of the island. They include 14 luxury villa rentals and are waterfront property. There are 14 villa units varying in size. Some of the units are two bedrooms while others are four bedrooms. They all offer waterfront views and are very private.
What is great about the area of Caret Bay is the privacy and seclusion you get on the very busy Virgin Island. This is tough to come by on St Thomas as it is a very busy island. The population of the island is 50,000 but at any given day there could be two to seven cruise ships in. This increases the population of the island by up to one hundred percent. Most tourists do not even know that Caret Bay exists. Some of the local taxi cab drivers take many of the cruise ship tourists by cab up to the North side of the island because of its beauty. This is really nice because some people will get to see the beautiful side of Caret Bay.
Some other interesting things to do in Caret Bay are surfing. The waves come in from the north and can be quite large. Many locals will rush to the beaches when a North swell comes in. It is great fun just to watch them all riding in the waves. Some of them are really nice and will give you lessons while other surfers do not want you stealing their waves.
St Thomas is a small island of about forty two square miles. The roads are windy and very hilly. Driving to Caret Bay from the airport could take you minutes just to go a few miles. This is because the roads do not go straight like the crow flies but instead go up and down and wind along the hillside. If you left Caret Bay and wanted to go to the East end of the island the trip could take you more than an hour to get there. That is a long drive for a tiny island.
The sunrises are absolutely phenomenal in Caret Bay. It is really stunning to see the sun come up every morning at seven AM, the sun is really strong. They also get beautiful rainbows over the bay which is awesome. Then there is sunset to the west which is breathtaking.
Now is a great time to invest in this hidden jewel. If you are interested in some property you might want to speak to a local real estate agent to see what is available. Because the real estate market has simmered down just about everywhere you could probably get a really good deal. The property would most definitely increase in value over a short period of time.
Another unbelievable feature is the aquamarine water that is right outside your door. The water is truly amazing and cannot even be described. The temperature of the water never goes below seventy eight degrees. That is pretty warm water.
So consider Caret Bay the next time you are on vacation when in St Thomas. It is really a very pristine, untouched part of the island that you will most definitely enjoy. And if you are in the market to purchase a home, land or both then you should most definitely consider that area of the island.