St. Thomas is the most cosmopolitan of the US Virgin Islands, yet it retains the distinctive atmosphere of a secluded paradise. Good for families, groups or couples, St. Thomas is packed with fun filled options. The sea, romance, adventure, relaxation, that’s the lure of the US Virgin Islands. You’ll never run out of fascinating things to do and see, whether it’s shopping down Main Street, exploring the historic buildings of Charlotte Amalie or simply lounging on the beach, there’s something to do.
What to do when traveling to St. Thomas:
- Dining- Finding delicious food is easy in St. Thomas, it offers countless dining options, from chef quality cuisine to more traditional island fare. St. Thomas is famous is for its lively nightlife and has plenty of popular places for all nighttime activities.
- Water activities- If you like fishing, St. Thomas is one of the world's premier sport fishing destinations, you can also go snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding or sailing.
- Enjoy a cocktail from a mountaintop- Visit the famous Skyride to the top of Flag Hill and enjoy great panoramic views. You can find the Mountain Top bar at the highest point on St. Thomas and then spend the afternoon on the observation deck looking out at the Virgin Islands.
- Explore an underwater world- Coral World Ocean Park is a 5-acre park that features a trek through an underwater coral reef, snuba tours, as well as shark, stingray, and sea turtle and dolphin encounters.
- Visit St. John- Another fun filled activity available when you fly to St. Thomas is visiting the island of St. John. With 60% of its land area as part of a national park, St. John is as far away as you can get from civilization, but still be just a short distance from upscale jewelry stores and boutiques. St. John offers visitors pristine splendor and breathtaking views. St. John has some of the world's most beautiful beaches, some of them blue flag-rated. A visit to St. John is a must for those seeking a true escape. Once in St. Thomas, St. John is a 20 minute ferry ride away.
When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel. As a United States Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport for U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all.
Direct Cape Air flights between St. Thomas and St. Croix make island hopping easier.
As far as getting there and getting around, there are plenty of flights from around the world and the US into San Juan. Take a short 3.5 hour flight from any major city in the US to San Juan and an additional 30 minute flight on Cape Air can take you to St. Thomas; you’ll be there faster than you imagined. Check out Cape Air’s St. Thomas schedule with plenty of daily flights to choose from.
Cyril E. King Airport (STT):
Located in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
Cape Air has check-in counters at the main terminal. When traveling to San Juan-
After check-in, passengers will proceed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection screening and the TSA security checkpoint and the gate waiting area located at Gate 7-A. Flying to San Juan is a quick 30 minute flight from St. Thomas. Cape Air operates more than seven daily flights between San Juan and St. Thomas.When traveling to Tortola-
After check-in, passengers will proceed to the TSA security checkpoint and the gate waiting area located at Gate 9. Flying to Tortola is a quick 15 minute flight from St. Thomas. Cape Air operates two daily flights (seasonal) between Tortola and St. Thomas.When traveling to St. Croix-
After check-in, passengers will proceed to the gate waiting area located at Gate 10. No security screening required when traveling to St. Croix. Flying to St. Croix is a quick 20 minute flight from St. Thomas. Cape Air operates two daily flights between St. Croix and St. Thomas.