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The vantage point where Sir Francis Drake was supposed to have looked for enemy ships of the Spanish fleet, this lookout includes a panoramic view of the Virgin Islands where the Atlantic Ocean joins the Caribbean Sea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here while on a tour. The view from this area is beautiful. There’s a beautiful flamboyant tree here as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MrsBrewster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views over Magen's Bay, Hans Lollik Island and even the BVI's in the distance. If the sun is shining, you'll love the colours of the bay below!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoelR
Reviewed 1 September 2019

It's certainly worth stopping at this point to take in a the view of Magen's Bay below... just beautiful!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank luv2travel038
Reviewed 22 August 2019

If you have time while on St. Thomas, please make sure and stop at Drakes Seat. You can park at the scenic overlook and walk across the street to where there's an even better view and an actual bench to sit down. The legend says,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seaguy48
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

On our way up to Mountain Top we stopped at Drake’s Seat to take in the island views. Spectacular! Be sure and stop. Next to the viewing area is a flamboyant tree. They are scattered throughout the island, and I fell in love with these...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kathleentO5277OC
Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

One of the best viewing points of the island. You can see for miles. Amazing views of Megan’s Bay along with surrounding islands.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shinglman
Reviewed 13 July 2019

The views are amazing. It's definitely worth stopping to check it out. When its busy parking can be difficult. Yous should make time to stop.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brackens_Adventures
Reviewed 4 July 2019

It's a very simple spot - a pull off view - and a green bench. That's about it. However, the view is amazing and it doesn't cost anything to stop. If you have a car, I would definitely recommend driving here; I'm not sure if...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 29 June 2019

I don't even know what to say. Make time out of your day to stop here and check this view out. My girlfriend and I almost cried out how beautiful this was. Just wow.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jdfierro
Reviewed 6 June 2019

There's not much on St Thomas that is free, but Drake's Set is (and not it's not the Drake rapper who owns part of the Toronto Raptors NBA team). Apparently this was a lookout point for sir Francis Drake - and the views are outstanding...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank daddy00
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curran17
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No, it is still closed, from the hurricane damage, but the university golf course is open
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