Fly To St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Aside from its idyllic island location, Saint Thomas boasts a generous duty-free shopping scene if you’re prepared to battle throngs of cruise ship guests for bargains. However, St. Thomas is so much more than just a tax haven – laze on the white-sand beaches, splash in the Caribbean Sea and you’ll soon see that this Virgin Island presents another kind of haven. And on an island bursting with pirate legend, there’s plenty of exploration to be had too – climb the historic 99 steps constructed from the ballast bricks of 18th century Danish ships, visit Blackbeard’s Castle and work up an appetite for some more bargain hunting. The Saint Thomas shopping experience ranges from digital equipment, jewellery, crystal and porcelain, to leather products and local handicrafts. Spendthrifts should check out the Waterfront and Main Streets for the most sought after shopping on the island.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a Visa for St. Thomas. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African High Commission to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands is located at 15 Hillcrest Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica. Phone: +1-876-620-4840 Fax: +1-876-978-0339. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See and do
St. Thomas is home to the second oldest synagogue in the western world, and Fort Christian built in 1680, are just some of the historical treasures that can be appreciated here.
Drake’s Seat affords some of the best views of Magens Bay and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Other excellent views of the Caribbean can be had from the St. Thomas Skyride soaring 700 feet above the city. The Skyride features additional amusement opportunities once at the top. A nature trail, bird show, Sky Jump trampoline, shopping and dining keep visitors well entertained.
A popular activity is a hike through the National Park. Trails such as Reef Bay and Petroglyphs take trekkers across the remains of four sugar estates and earliest petroglyph rock carvings.
The beaches of St Thomas offer a wealth of activities in addition to swimming and sun bathing. At Cinnamon Bay, visitors can enjoy snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing or a meander along the Cinnamon Bay trail. Some of the other popular beaches in the area are Magen’s Beach, Hull Bay and Coki Beach.
Cyril E. King Airport – STT
Cyril E. King Airport (code STT) is the busiest airport in the United States Virgin Islands. In addition to the US Virgin Islands, the airport also serves St. John. The airport is named after the second elected governor of the US Virgin Islands.
Food and beverage: At the airport there are duty free shops, a bar and vending machines that provide snacks and drinks.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Cyril E. King Airport authorities on +1 (0)340 7741629.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include Charlotte Amalie, Best Western Carib Beach Resort, Best Western Plus Emerald Beach.
Car Hire: Hertz, Budget, Avis.