The main entry point for passengers travelling to the US Virgin Islands, St Thomas offers a rugged coast, a forested interior and beautiful blue waters. Book yourself flights to St Thomas and enjoy a sun soaked Caribbean escape on this tropical idyll.
Most visitors book their St Thomas flights between December and March, when the US Virgin islands experience warm temperatures and little rainfall. As this is peak season in the region, you’ll find flights to St Thomas Island are busy and you may need to look hard to find a great deal.
Between April and June, crowds are sparser and cheap flights to St Thomas are easier to find. This can be a great time to visit the region with warm days and balmy nights making for perfect Caribbean conditions.
From July to November the islands are prone to hurricanes. As a result this is the low tourist season in the region and you should be able to find some great deals on flights to St Thomas.
Use Orbitz to book your trip and finding a great value airfare to St Thomas should be easy.
Click the ‘Nearby Airports’ link, located just beneath your chosen airport on the results page, to see if there are any other terminals within easy reach of your departure or arrival point. You can then use Orbitz to search for departures from these airports and you may find you can save money on your fare.
Another good way to secure a great deal is to be a little flexible with your travel plans. Click the ‘Show Flexible Dates’ link at the top of the results page to see if you could save money by flying on a different day. Arrange your results by duration, price and departure time using the drop down menu at the top of the page.
Cyril E. King International Airport is the main airport serving St Thomas and the busiest in the US Virgin Islands. The majority of the flights that depart from the airport are bound for Miami, Atlanta, San Juan, New York and Charlotte. Services also depart from Cyril E. King International for a number of other airports in the Caribbean as well as cities across the US.
The easiest way to travel from the airport to your destination is to book a shuttle or take a taxi. There are a number of companies on the island offering regular services between the terminal and resorts across St Thomas and neighboring St John so getting to your hotel should be easy.
A choice of airlines offers direct and connecting services between the US mainland and the US Virgin Islands.
Although there are plenty of taxis available on St Thomas, fares are charged per person so the cost of catching cabs around the island can quickly add up. As a result, a lot of people opt to hire a car for their stay. Renting a vehicle is not a lot more expensive than taking a taxi and gives you the freedom to get out and explore.
Mopeds and bikes are also available on the island. If you decide to explore St Thomas on two wheels, make sure you wear a helmet as many of the roads are in a poor state of repair and cars often drive quickly.
With two-thirds of St Thomas located within the Virgin Islands National Park, visiting this protected area is almost unavoidable during your stay. An excellent choice of hiking routes crisscrosses the park and camping is available on some of its beaches. The most beautiful stretch of sand in the park is Trunk Bay. One of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean, it’s a must-see during your time on the island.
For sweeping views of the island and surrounding area, head to Drake’s Seat. Said to be the place from where Sir Francis Drake kept a lookout for the Spanish Fleet, it’s a great spot for a souvenir photo of your stay.
US citizens don’t need a visa or even a passport to travel to St Thomas however it’s always a good idea to carry your ID when travelling overseas.
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