There is a hidden gem in Santo Tomas called Caret Bay. Caret Bay is located in the lush rainforest section of St Thomas. It is just two bays from Megans Bay and one bay from beautiful Hull Bay. Most tourists are not very familiar with this area of Santo Tomás. They usually rush to see things that most tourists do. They travel to Megahans Bay and downtown for shopping.
New homes are being built in East Caret Bay. These houses are going to be built on land that sells for 250,000, so the cost to build one house will be in the millions. It is certainly a great area to be. 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. Houses range from 200,000 to multi-millionaires. Most of the houses offer sea 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 everything St. Thomas has to offer, including Caret Bay? You can rent some beautiful Caret Bay Villas in the northwest section of the island. They include 14 luxury villa rentals and are beachfront properties. There are 14 villa units that vary in size. Some of the units are two-bedroom, while others are four-bedroom. They all offer sea views and are very private.
The great thing about the Caret Bay area is the privacy and seclusion you get on the very busy Virgin Island. This is difficult to get in Santo Tomas, as it is a very crowded island. The island’s population is 50,000, but on any given day there could be between two and seven cruise ships. This increases the population of the island by up to one hundred percent. Most tourists don’t even know that Caret Bay exists. Some of the local taxi drivers take many of the cruise ship tourists by taxi to the north side of the island due to its beauty. This is really nice because some people will be able to see the beautiful side of Caret Bay.
Some other cool things to do in Caret Bay are surfing. The waves come from the north and can be quite large. Many locals rush to the beaches when the northern swell rolls in. It is so much fun to watch them ride the waves. Some of them are very nice and will give you lessons, while other surfers don’t want you to steal their waves.
Santo Tomas is a small island of about forty-two square miles. The roads are windy and very hilly. Driving to Caret Bay from the airport can take you minutes just to cover a few miles. This is because the paths do not go straight like the flight of a crow, but rather go up and down and wind along the hillside. If you left Caret Bay and wanted to go to the eastern end of the island, the drive could take over an hour to get there. That is a long journey for a small island.
Sunrises are absolutely phenomenal at Caret Bay. It is really impressive to see the sun rise every morning at seven in the morning, the sun is really strong. They also get beautiful rainbows over the bay which is amazing. Then there’s the sunset to the west, which is stunning.
Now is a great time to invest in this hidden gem. If you’re interested in a property, you may want to talk to a local real estate agent to see what’s available. Since the real estate market has calmed down almost everywhere, you could probably get a really good deal. The property would definitely increase in value in a short period of time.
Another incredible feature is the aquamarine water that is right outside your door. The water is really amazing and can’t even be described. The water temperature never drops below seventy-eight degrees. That’s pretty warm water.
So consider Caret Bay the next time you’re on vacation when you’re in St. Thomas. It really is a very pristine and untouched part of the island that you will definitely enjoy. And if you’re in the market for a home, land, or both, you should definitely consider that area of the island.