Tips for a Miami to St. Thomas Trip
Flights from Miami to St. Thomas are most often booked by travelers for relaxation, vacation and exploration. The city's tropical offerings, island resorts, cultural events and cuisine offer several ways to tailor a trip. To begin such a trip, search Orbitz.com for discounts on domestic flights from Miami to St. Thomas.
Flying from Miami
Your trip begins at Miami International Airport in Miami. This 7-million-square-foot terminal serves as the primary hub for Miami-Dade County and as the largest hub for Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Located 8 miles northwest of the city center, on Northwest 42nd Street, about 50 airlines operate from the airport, including Southwest, American, Aeromexico and Air France.
Getting to the airport is the beginning of your journey, and Miami has a few options available. You can take public transportation-train or bus-from downtown Miami for as low as $2. A shuttle bus will cost you $11, and a taxi to Miami International from downtown is $10. If you plan to take your own vehicle to the airport, you can valet park for $30 per day, leave your car in a garage for $17 per day or park in the economy lot for $8 per day. Shuttles run from the economy lot to the terminals. Consider all of these options when you book your trip on Orbitz.com.
If you need a bite to eat or need to pick up a last-minute snack for the trip, Miami International can accommodate you. More than 200 restaurants populate the airport. You can find everything from bars to casual dining and fast food. Terminal D offers the largest restaurants to choose from, with everything from Au Bon Pain to the Islander Bar and Grill. There are also sushi bars, fast food establishments and a Starbucks in each terminal dining area.
Destination: St. Thomas
St. Thomas is a tropical destination in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is still within the United States, so you won't need your passport to get into the country. However, you will need sunscreen, warm clothing and a mind that is open to new cultural experiences and relaxation.
Flying into St. Thomas
The Cyril E. King Airport is the hub servicing the city. Located 2 miles from Charlotte Amalie, a city on St. Thomas, the airport sits on 280 acres and has 12 airlines operating out of it. Air Sunshine offers local flights within the Caribbean, while U.S. Airways, United and others connect flights to and from the largest airports in the continental United States. You can book these flights on Orbitz.com.
When deciding on transportation, it is best to leave things up to the experts. Travelers usually stay east of the airport, an area that is congested much of the day. Driving is also on the left, so it is best left up to St. Thomas natives. You can take a taxi for $13, with an extra $2 or $4 for each piece of luggage. Bus rides are as low as $1, and shuttles from your hotel may be free of charge.
The best time to visit St. Thomas is in the fall and winter. The temperatures at this time of year are warm and sunny, with lows of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and early fall bring storms, and summer has sometimes unbearable humidity. Avoid large crowds by visiting before or after the holidays or in the middle of the week. When you go, take clothing that you would normally wear in the summertime, such as light colors and fabrics. Take plenty of bathing suits so that you can experience as much of the island as possible. The Virgin Island Ecotours takes you snorkeling and kayaking through the mangroves and waterways on St. Thomas. The kids will enjoy the Butterfly Garden or a historical tour through Frenchtown. Lounge on any of the beaches around the island, from Honeymoon Beach to Secret Harbor. You can even relax at the spa at the Sapphire Beach Resort.
Finding Your Getaway
No matter what your ultimate vacation plans are, you can find something to make the trip to St. Thomas worthwhile. Let Orbitz.com help you choose a discount flight and hotel nearest the places you plan to visit. Begin your trip from Miami to St. Thomas today with a little help from Orbitz.com.
Galleon House Bed Breakfast Inn31 Kongen Gade, St. Thomas 2.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of St. Thomas, this bed & breakfast is steps from 99 Steps and Emancipation Garden. Fort Christian and Blackbeard's Castle are also within ...
Windward Passage HotelVeterans Drive Charlotte Amali, St. Thomas 3.5 out of 5.0
Situated in St. Thomas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magic Ice Gallery, Fort Christian, and Emancipation Garden. Blackbeard's Castle is 0.7 mi (1.2 ...
Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort5 Estate Bakkeroe, St. Thomas 4.0 out of 5.0
Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort is on the south coast of St. Thomas, a 10-minute drive from Charlotte Amalie, the island's capital. Guests ...
Secret Harbour Beach Resort6280 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas 4.0 out of 5.0
Set on little Nazareth Bay on St Thomas, this casual beachfront condo resort offers quiet vacations as well as ready access to St John and British Virgin Island ...
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