Magic Ice, St. Thomas Water Island, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

An Ice Bar in the Caribbean

I was in the U.S. Virgin Islands last summer. The heat was sweltering in St. Thomas last july. We had a few hours before going to the airport, and as beautiful and interesting as Charlotte Amalie migh be, the summer heat at midday made a small walk insufferable. That is when walking by the waterfront we found Magic Ice. At the beggining I thought that maybe they specialized in ice cold drinks, the name confused me, and looking for a place to hide from the sun we went in. We paid the fee and we were given boots, gloves and coats to wear before entering what looked like and turned out to be 2 large industrial freezer doors.
It really was an ice gallery, all kind of ice sculptures were on display with an interesting lights arrangement. Animals, furniture, mythical creatures and heroes made of ice. That was ok but what really got my attention was the ice bar, you can sit in ice chairs at ice tables and enjoy ice cold rum from the caribbean. And well, we passed from melting to freezing in a few minutes, and the experience added a nice contrast to my trip.

An Ice Bar in the Caribbean