Popular for its white sand beaches and duty free shopping, St. Thomas is the most cosmopolitan of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cape Air offers up to 15 flights a day to St. Thomas from San Juan, Tortola and St. Croix.
- Fly Cape Air between San Juan and St. Thomas - choose from up to nine daily, year-round flights between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Cyril E. King Airport in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI.
- Fly Cape Air between St. Croix and St. Thomas - enjoy the convenience of up to four daily flights between Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in Christiansted, St. Croix and Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas.
- Fly Cape Air between Tortola and St. Thomas - a once-a-day island hopper flight is available between Terrance B. Lettsome Airport in Beef Island, Tortola and Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas.
St. Thomas Schedules
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Hotels: Those looking for an upscale stay with unbeatable comfort and amenities will find everything they’re looking for and more at one of St. Thomas’ luxury hotels. For more affordable lodging, there are several guesthouses and inns in Charlotte Amalie and the East End. Families may want to stay in one of the condos for rent on the East End, which offer full kitchens and maid service. April through December is the best time to find hotel deals and discounts. While some worry that St. Thomas will be too warm in the summer months, the high temperature generally stays in the 80’s year round.
Beaches: Partiers, swimmers and sunbathers won’t want to miss Magens Bay. Famous for its beauty, this west end beach offers water sport rentals, food, shops and bathhouses, making it a great spot to spend an entire day. If you’re more interested in water sports, Sapphire Beach has a constant breeze, ideal for windsurfing.
Shopping: The most popular shopping destinations on the island are Main Street in Charlotte Amalie, Havensight Mall, and Crown Bay Commercial Center. Since there is no sales tax in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these shopping centers come alive with visitors and cruise ship passengers looking for a deal. It is worth doing some research to find out which days there will be fewer ships in the harbor, and therefore less crowded shops. Fine jewelry is widely available, and you will find unbeatable deals on liquor, crystal, and china.
Activities: St. Thomas offers some of the most unique attractions in the Caribbean. To cool off, bring the whole family to Magic Ice in Charlotte Amalie, the world’s largest permanent ice gallery. Ice sculptures give a unique view into 18th century life, and you will also want to visit the full bar, wedding chapel, and kid’s slide. Another breathtaking attraction, the Coral World Ocean Park lets you get up close and personal with unique underwater species. You can swim with sea lions and pet sharks, or take an underwater trek with an oxygen helmet. The Butterfly Garden in Havensight is a whimsical delight, and you will see butterflies at every stage of their lifecycle. Morning is the best time to visit, and you may want to wear bright colors to attract the butterflies.
Events: Experienced fishermen flock to St. Thomas in July through September to test their skills at the Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament, the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament, and many others. If you visit in October, you may just run into someone famous during Virgin Island Fashion Week. Founded in 2007, this thrilling fashion event brings international attention to the Virgin Islands, drawing designers, photographers, and celebrities to St. Thomas each year.