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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Should we rent a car?
    It is advisable to rent a car on the island. St. Thomas is not very walkable and relying on taxis can get expensive. A rental car will allow you more freedom to explore. There are car rental agencies located at St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport, just outside the airport, near the two cruise ship docks, and at some resorts. Rental car choices in St. Thomas generally include compact, full size, SUV, jeep, minvan, and truck.
  • Is it easy to navigate St. Thomas?
    Yes. Please remember to drive on the LEFT side of the road. Your phone GPS SHOULD work on the Island but remember to drive slowly and if necessary, ask for directions.
  • What can I expect to pay for a taxi?
    The rates for taxis are set by the taxi commission. Any certified taxi driver has to follow this guide for fare pricing. There are gypsy drivers who will make up their own rates and are usually the drivers you see out later.
  • Do I need a passport to visit St. Thomas?
    St. Thomas is a US Territory, so while a passport is not required, it can make leaving a lot easier and faster. If you have a passport, we recommend bringing it. If you are traveling with young kids who do not have photo identification, make sure to bring their birth certificates. Customs officers will require proof of relation or custody for any minors upon you leaving the territory. Also, if you’re planning on going to the BVI you will need your passport.
  • What are the busy cruise ship days for St. Thomas?
    The answer to this question is that it varies. Thankfully, there’s a website that will tell you how many cruise ships, if any, are scheduled on a day and how many people are expected to be aboard the cruise ships. https://www.vinow.com/cruise/ship-schedule/
  • Is St. Thomas safe?
    St. Thomas is just like any other place you live or visit, most people have good intentions but there are those who are opportunists and if an easy target presents itself, they will take advantage. We always recommend being smart, lock your rental property before you leave, lock your vehicle, don’t flash large amounts of cash in public, and be smart when you’re out.
  • Should we rent a car?
    It is advisable to rent a car on the island. St. Thomas is not very walkable and relying on taxis can get expensive. A rental car will allow you more freedom to explore. There are car rental agencies located at St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport, just outside the airport, near the two cruise ship docks, and at some resorts. Rental car choices in St. Thomas generally include compact, full size, SUV, jeep, minvan, and truck.
  • Is it easy to navigate St. Thomas?
    Yes. Please remember to drive on the LEFT side of the road. Your phone GPS SHOULD work on the Island but remember to drive slowly and if necessary, ask for directions.
  • What can I expect to pay for a taxi?
    The rates for taxis are set by the taxi commission. Any certified taxi driver has to follow this guide for fare pricing. There are gypsy drivers who will make up their own rates and are usually the drivers you see out later.
  • Do I need a passport to visit St. Thomas?
    St. Thomas is a US Territory, so while a passport is not required, it can make leaving a lot easier and faster. If you have a passport, we recommend bringing it. If you are traveling with young kids who do not have photo identification, make sure to bring their birth certificates. Customs officers will require proof of relation or custody for any minors upon you leaving the territory. Also, if you’re planning on going to the BVI you will need your passport.
  • What are the busy cruise ship days for St. Thomas?
    The answer to this question is that it varies. Thankfully, there’s a website that will tell you how many cruise ships, if any, are scheduled on a day and how many people are expected to be aboard the cruise ships. https://www.vinow.com/cruise/ship-schedule/
  • Is St. Thomas safe?
    St. Thomas is just like any other place you live or visit, most people have good intentions but there are those who are opportunists and if an easy target presents itself, they will take advantage. We always recommend being smart, lock your rental property before you leave, lock your vehicle, don’t flash large amounts of cash in public, and be smart when you’re out.

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