Weather: If you are seeking an endless summer, then St. Thomas is the place for you. The warm tropical weather ranges from about 77F to 82F in the winter months.
Currency: We use the US/American dollar throughout the USVI. Banking services, automated teller machines, traveler’s checks, and credit cards are widely available and accepted.
Language: The national language is English. Being a port location, there are eclectic blends of other countries and languages represented in the dialect. Spanish speakers are also abundant in the area.
Passports: As a territory of the US, Americans can travel to St. Thomas without a passport. For all other nationalities, a passport is needed for entry. More info can be found here: www.cbp.gov.
Time Zone: The island is in the Atlantic Standard Time zone during the winter months and in the summer we are in line with US East Coast Time zone. Daylight Savings time is not recognized in the USVI.
Electricity: There is no need for any additional adapters if you are from the US, we use the same 110 volts outlets.
Taxis: Uber hasn’t hit the island yet, but taxis are easily accessible. Taxis are equipped to handle groups of 4 or more, and some are even open air buses so you can really take in the sights. Rates are posted, however, there can be luggage fees, so understand the total cost when hiring a taxi.
Airport: The main airport for the USVI is located in St. Thomas, The Cyril E. King Airport (CEKA), and it is serviced by several major airlines including American, US Air and United Airlines.
Medical: The Roy Lester Schneider Hospital is a 169-bed acute care facility located on St. Thomas and it provides treatment and care for common ailments and emergency services.
Drive: Be careful driving in St. Thomas, we drive on the left side of the road! Seat belts are required for drivers and passengers. Cell phone use is prohibited while driving. US drivers can drive with a valid license.
Ferry: The ferry system to surrounding islands is robust. Passenger ferries operate daily and frequently. Schedules are available in town and at the Transportation Services in your hotel. There are also ferry services to the British Virgin Islands, but plan ahead for a specific trip itinerary.