About the island
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Capital: Charlotte Amalie
Location: St. Thomas is an island in the Caribbean
Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI)
Size: 32 square miles (82 square km), slightly larger
than Washington, DC
Language: English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole
16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9%
Subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity,
little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season September to November
Terrain: Mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with
little level land.
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Tourism info: Call Tour Operator (800) 544-7631
Getting there from Miami: St. Thomas is located 1,103
miles (1,776 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island
is to fly.
Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens
of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico
visiting St. Thomas to
have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s
nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.
You can explore the island on a
jeep safari tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain
biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising
for a day.
If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing,
try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many
sea activities available.
See a birds eye view of the region with our Google Caribbean
If you plan
to rent a car in St. Thomas, be aware you will be driving on the left.
The only islands in the Caribbean where you drive on the right are
Aruba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, and
the Netherlands Antilles.
Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary,
they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are
also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.
You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase
a temporary St. Thomas driver's license for $20. Remember, when you
take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians
should remember to look right before crossing streets.
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to St. Thomas.
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