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About St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is one of the three, United States Virgin Islands. Discovered by Christopher Columbus, it was acquired by the United States from the Danish government in 1917. St. Thomas is the leading vacation destination in the Caribbean and for good reason. The island boasts word class duty-free shopping, white sand beaches and crystal clear water, and abundant water and land activities.

Here are some facts about St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and travel information that you would know before your vacation.

 Population  52,000
Language English
Terrain  Mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous, seaside cliffs, white sandy beaches
Climate & Temperature  Subtropical with low humidity and little seasonal variation; rainy season September to November; highs of 80s F-90s F in the summer months and lows of 70s F-80s F in the winter months
Hurricane Season  June 1st to November 30th with highest occurrences of storms in August and September
Best Time to Travel  Year-round; discounts available during summer months
Time Zone  Atlantic Standard Time (AST); no daylight savings meaning St. Thomas is 1 hour ahead of NYC, but because DST is not observed, the time is the same as EST during the summer months and time change.
Currency  US Dollar; major credit cards
Duty Free Shopping & Sales Tax  US Citizens have $1,600 duty free  allowance; no sales tax
Passport & Visa Requirement  No passport required for US citizens
Airport Code & Airlines  Airport Code: STT; Airlines: Major US carriers; local Caribbean carriers
Car Rental & Other Transportation  Car Rental Agencies: Major US brands and local agencies (drive on left); taxis are readily available with fares based on destination and charged per person; inter-island ferry to St. John and British Virgin Islands
Telephone, Mobile Service & Emergency  Islandwide landline service; ATT & Sprint mobile service available; T-mobile, Verizon and other carriers may work at time but roaming chargers apply; dial 911 for emergencies
 Tipping  15-20% for good service is customary
 Electricity  US Standard 120v
 Tourist Information  Virgin Islands Department of Tourism