Looking for the best things to do after dinner in the US Virgin Islands? This guide shows you the top spots for extending your day beyond the gorgeous white-sand beaches and historic towns. While there are plenty of activities to enjoy during the day, the islands are brimming with exciting shows, great bars, and sweet treats for after-dinner fun, too.

    Whether you’re looking for live comedy and theatre or just want to enjoy a festive cocktail, you’ll find plenty of options on the US Virgin Islands. Grab a bite to eat and head out for a night on the town to help make your Caribbean visit one to remember.

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    Sunset cruise

    Spend your evening on the water with amazing views of the sunset

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    Sunset cruises in the US Virgin Islands are plentiful and they’re among the best ways to take in some of the most gorgeous scenes on the islands. With views of the islands’ coastlines, festive cocktails, and a tour guide giving fun insider knowledge every step of the way, a night aboard a boat is a great way to enjoy the colours of the setting sun.

    Looking for an even more unique experience? Check out the Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve for an up-close look at the rare bioluminescent bays.

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    Reichhold Center for the Arts

    Watch live theatre and musicals at this performing arts venue

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    The Reichhold Center for the Arts is an outdoor amphitheatre located on the University of the Virgin Islands campus in St Thomas. This performing arts venue is a large arena that can hold up to 1,200 people and hosts a full calendar of events ranging from classical concerts and ballets to live plays and popular artists.

    The amphitheatre has a unique setting as it rests on the side of a hill and has a lobby featuring a rotating display of paintings and sculptures. Because the venue is partially covered and the upper levels are open to the elements, you’ll want to bring a light sweater for cool nights.

    Location: Charlotte Amalie West, St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 340-693-1040

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    Pistarckle Theatre

    A community theatre presenting live shows

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    The Pistarckle Theatre is a family-friendly community theatre nestled in the scenic Tillett Gardens and is a local favourite for catching a show. The theatre lies in the heart of St Thomas, just a 10-minute drive from Charlotte Amalie, making it easy to get to with a rental car or taxi.

    With 5 full-length plays featured every year, a summer camp for kids, as well as a film series, this 116-seat indoor theatre is the perfect place to check out the local talent and escape the Caribbean heat. Grab tickets ahead of time online or head straight to the box office to enjoy a night of entertainment and fun.

    Location: 4126 Anna's Retreat, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 340-775-7877

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    Cruzan Beach Club

    An island-themed restaurant with sunset views and late-night eats

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    The Cruzan Beach Club at Sunset Grille is the ideal destination to take in stunning sunset views and grab some tasty late-night food in St Thomas. Located at the Secret Harbour Beach Resort, this 58-seat tiki bar is a favourite venue for locals and travellers who are looking to enjoy a laidback and festive evening on the island.

    Known for their great happy hours, delicious dishes like ahi tuna nachos and coconut shrimp, live music, and unobstructed views of the harbour, Cruzan Beach Club is a great place to enjoy a lively night on the island.

    Location: Secret Harbour Beach Resort 6280 Estate, St Thomas, VI 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

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    Divi Carina Bay Casino

    One of the biggest casinos in the Caribbean

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    The Divi Carina Bay Casino was the first casino on the US Virgin Islands and features a mix of slot games, video games, and live table games. Located near Grapetree Beach on St Croix, the casino is open late and always busy with guests enjoying popular games like blackjack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em, and more.

    The resort is a great place to spend a few hours. You can enjoy a delicious meal at one of their trendy restaurants or grab a fun cocktail and move to the live music.

    Location: 5025 Turner Hole Rd, Christiansted, St Croix 00820, US Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 340-773-9700

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    St Thomas Comedy Club

    A cool spot to laugh the night away

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    The St Thomas Comedy Club in Charlotte Amalie features a group of comedians on the island who host live comedy shows, open-mic nights, bingo, trivia games, and more. Each show features local comedians who are ready to keep you laughing long into the night.

    Check out their Facebook page to learn more about upcoming shows and head to the comedy club after dinner for a hilarious night out on the island. Since the entertainers love to interact with the audience, you can try sitting close to the front so you can boost your chances of being part of the show.

    Location: 9718 Estate Thomas Suite 12, St Thomas, 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 340-226-6933

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    Udder Delights

    Indulge in a sweet treat after dinner

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    Udder Delights is a popular ice cream shop and the place to hit if you’re looking for dessert after dinner in the US Virgin Islands. Located on Magen’s Bay Road by Magen’s Bay beach, in the northern part of St Thomas, this ice cream parlour is known for its boozy milkshakes and homemade ice cream.

    Whether you love speciality smoothies or alcohol-infused shakes, their signature treats are worth making a pit stop for. Choose from flavours like salted caramel, bananas foster, butter-rum, and ‘choco-mocho’ to enjoy an after-dinner treat with a little kick.

    Location: No. 3 Estate Lovenlund St Thomas, 6200 Magen's Bay Rd, Charlotte Amalie, 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 340-774-7256

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    Louie & Nacho’s Beach Bar

    Catch some views of the island from the rooftop

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    Louie & Nacho’s Beach Bar is one of the best places on St Croix for taking in views of the colourful sunsets. Located in the Frederiksted neighbourhood of St Croix on the western part of the island, you can catch views of the beachfront, pier, and the southwestern point of the island from their rooftop.

    Grab one of their speciality crushes like the mango margarita crush, the pina colada crush or the blueberry lemonade crush. You can also order some late-night food and enjoy laidback dining on the coast.

    Location: St Croix, 625 Strand St, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 340-772-5151

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    Duffy’s Love Shack

    Tropical drinks and late-night music at this popular bar

    Duffy’s Love Shack is a great place to head to for a fun night out in St Thomas, with tropical drinks like painkillers and pina colada on offer. Snugly located in Vessup Bay, on the eastern part of St Thomas, this bar and grill is known for its laidback island vibes, delicious Caribbean food, and signature fruity cocktails in fun-shaped cups.

    With a happy hour every day of the week and fun theme nights like Margarita Monday Madness, Friday Night Cowboy Steaks, Lobster Lunacy Wednesday, and featuring Lowcountry shrimp boils on Saturdays, there’s something fun happening at Duffy’s every night of the week.

    Location: 6500 Red Hook Rd, Red Hook, St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 11.30 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 340-779-2080

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    Charlotte Amalie

    Evening strolls through the popular downtown neighbourhood

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    Charlotte Amalie is the largest city in the US Virgin Islands and is known for its plethora of high-end shops and bustling nightlife. Located on the coast in the centre of the island, this cruise ship port is home to lively bars and restaurants like Greengos Caribbean Cantina, The Tipsy Turtle, and Rum Island Pub, as well as attractions like Fort Christian, 99 Steps, and Bluebeard’s Castle.

    Enjoy a night of bar-hopping along Curacao Gade or walk west along the water to the popular Frenchtown neighbourhood and enjoy a night to remember in St Thomas.

    Location: St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands

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    Victoria Zelefsky | Contributing Writer

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