St. Thomas General Information

St. Thomas USVI Information

St. Thomas USVI Information

If you're looking for that home away from home feeling in the heart of the Caribbean, St. Thomas USVI is the destination for you. As one of three islands in a chain under American governance, St. Thomas USVI combines many of the conveniences of living in the United States with a spirit that is distinctly Caribbean, from its beautiful tropical scenery to the laid-back attitude of its friendly locals. The St. Thomas USVI economy thrives on tourism, which translates into an array of things to eat, see, and do as diverse as its people, many of whom can claim a mix of African, Danish, East Indian, and Spanish ancestry. Rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, St. Thomas USVI is an idyllic paradise waiting to be explored.

Currency: The currency used on St. Thomas USVI is the US dollar. Foreign currency can be exchanged at most major banks on St. Thomas USVI and there are local bank branches spread throughout the island. Major credit cards are widely accepted, as are traveler's checks.

Passport requirements: Entry requirements vary for each destination, it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. July 1, 2005 a valid passport is required for travel to St. Thomas. January 1, 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.

Time Zone: St. Thomas USVI falls into the Atlantic Standard Time, four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and one hour ahead of major east coast cities like New York.

Driving: Driving in St. Thomas USVI is done on the left hand side of the road, while most cars have their steering wheels on the left-hand side, as in North America.

Voltage: Electrical outlets in St. Thomas USVI use the same current as North America, 110 volts.

Language: The residents of St. Thomas USVI speak English with a lilt that is distinctly Creole, sometimes making it difficult to understand. You shouldn't have a hard time if you ask them to speak a bit more slowly!

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