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St. Thomas Destination Guide

The American Paradise - Come and enjoy this great Caribbean getaway with American influence! Pristine beaches and crystal clear waters combine with a culturally diverse, artistically vibrant society better known as the US Virgin Islands. St. Thomas offers renown duty-free shopping, breathtaking beaches, championship golf and nonstop nightlife. St. John is a nature lover's dream with over half of the island covered by a national park. Bring a canvas or a camera and you'll cherish the memories forever.

Weather in St. Thomas

Sunny, year-round temperatures range in the 80's during the day and 70's during the night. Average annual rainfall is 50 inches, the wettest months being May, and from August through November, with 4 to 6 inches per month.

Tipping in St. Thomas

Standard gratuity rate is 15 to 20 %, but a few restaurants add the service charge. Check your bill or ask.

Wedding Requirements for St. Thomas

The U.S. Virgin Islands require no blood tests. American couples need only fill out a two-page form, pay a $50 license fee, and observe an eight-day posting period.

Airport Information for St. Thomas

Travel to and from St. Thomas uses the Cyril E. King.

Rental Cars in St. Thomas

Any U.S. driver's license is good for 90 days on the USVI, and while the minimum age for drivers is 18, many agencies won't rent to anyone under the age of 25. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, even though the steering wheel will be on the left-hand side of the car. In addition, the law requires everyone in the car to wear seat belts. Many of the roads are narrow, and the islands are dotted with hills, so there's ample reason to put safety first. A variety of automobiles are for rent, from sporty four-wheel drives to air-conditioned sedans. Mileage is unlimited, you pay for gas.