St. Thomas has a rich history dating back to 2500 BC, when the island was first settled by Indians. Fast-forward a couple thousand years and a few pirates later, St. Thomas is a cosmopolitan Caribbean hideaway with beautiful beaches and plenty to explore. The colorful history doesn’t just extend to touring old pirate captain’s castles - there are also striking Georgian-styled cathedrals covered in ancient murals and teeming with history. If you’re looking for a breathtaking Caribbean view, be sure to climb the famous 99 steps of the Charlotte Amalie.
Couples looking to marry in the St. Thomas need to fill out an application for marriage license and show a photo ID. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For additional information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
A passport is not required for US Citizens. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of the US Virgin Islands is English.
The official currency is the US Dollar.
Climate & Beaches
St. Thomas has a tropical savanna climate. Summer temperatures (June to September) average around 88 degrees F, while winter temperature (December to April) dip to 73 degrees as a low.
There are dozens of beautiful beaches in St. Thomas, including Magens Bay, Honeymoon Beach, Secret Harbour and Lindquist beach.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
There’s no shortage of pretty Caribbean beaches in St. Thomas, so carve out time for snorkeling, sailing, or lounging on beaches like Secret Harbour and Honeymoon Beach. On land, biking or taking the sky tram through the verdant mountains is a striking way to see the island from a birds-eye-view. In town, there are a number of historic forts and museums to explore. Shopping is also a popular excursion, with shops ranging from high-end jewelers to open-air flea markets. Island-hopping is also a popular activity since St. Thomas is so close to St. Croix and St. John.
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