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Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Featured, St Thomas |

Magic Ice

What to See & Do: Ice Sculptures & Shot of Rum

Entrance: $20 pp

Duration: 20 mins

Address: 21 Dronningens Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (On Main St. on the Waterfront)

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am – 5pm, (Fridays open till 8pm)


Magic Ice in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands is the biggest ice gallery in the world. Rated as the #1 thing to do in St Thomas on Trip Advisor, makes you want to go see what the big hype is about. So we visited Magic Ice in December 2012 while on a Caribbean cruise.

It’s on the Main St. facing the water.  Not very well  marked for a #1 attraction though. Get a taxi from the port that will take you to the shopping area on Main St. It will be about $10 pp for the shared ride. It’s a big white building a bit inside from the street. Entrance is $20 pp which turned out to be not worth it at all to see  a small area of ice sculptures. For the ticket price they give you a shot of Rum at the Ice Bar inside (which is “cool’), warm clothing including leg warmers, gloves and a cover. It would help if you wear shoes as it’s 25F inside.

It will take you about 20 mins to dress up, look at everything, take pics and have that shot of Rum. There are a few nicely done sculptures but most are quite basic. I have seen better ice sculpting work done at weddings. The Ice Bar is the best out of the lot and the ice slide is a nice place for kids to have a slide down.

There wasn’t anybody at the time we went in and the bar tender seemed to follow us and show things, describe things to an extent it was a bit much.

Summary: It’s a small area of sculptures not worth the entrance fees. If you have nothing to do in St Thomas or feel you need to go freeze for awhile, Magic Ice is for you…


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