Saint Thomas Island travel guide

Saint Thomas Island Tourism | Saint Thomas Island Guide

You're Going to Love Saint Thomas Island

Saint Thomas Island is a must-see destination in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Saint Thomas Island has to offer.

Where to Eat in Saint Thomas Island

East End is the neighborhood with the most restaurants in Saint Thomas Island. These include popular favorites such as 3 Palms (6100 Red Hook Qtrs), Sunset Grille (6280 Estate Nazareth) and Pesce Italian (1 American Yacht Harbour). If you’re looking for affordable options, Caribbean Fish Market (6800 Nazareth Rd) and SeaSalt (6720 Smith Bay Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Saint Thomas Island

Saint Thomas Island in May
Estimated package price
$740
2 travelers
Flight to Saint Thomas Island
3 nights at hotel
Saint Thomas Island in May
Estimated package price
$740
2 travelers
Flight to Saint Thomas Island
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Saint Thomas Island

Plane

Saint Thomas Island is served by 2 airports: Saint Thomas Island SPB (SPB) and Saint Thomas Island Cyril E King (STT). The closest to downtown Saint Thomas Island is Saint Thomas Island SPB, which is located 1 mile from the city center. Further away is Saint Thomas Island Cyril E King, 3 miles from the center of Saint Thomas Island. Saint Thomas Island Cyril E King is the most popular, with regular flights from Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Spirit Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest flight to Saint Thomas Island from the United States departs from Atlanta and takes around 3h 33m.

Car

Another option to get to Saint Thomas Island is to pick up a car rental from Christiansted, which is about 44 miles from Saint Thomas Island. You’ll find branches of Ace and Hertz, among others, in Christiansted.

Plane

Saint Thomas Island is served by 2 airports: Saint Thomas Island SPB (SPB) and Saint Thomas Island Cyril E King (STT). The closest to downtown Saint Thomas Island is Saint Thomas Island SPB, which is located 1 mile from the city center. Further away is Saint Thomas Island Cyril E King, 3 miles from the center of Saint Thomas Island. Saint Thomas Island Cyril E King is the most popular, with regular flights from Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Spirit Airlines and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest flight to Saint Thomas Island from the United States departs from Atlanta and takes around 3h 33m.

Car

Another option to get to Saint Thomas Island is to pick up a car rental from Christiansted, which is about 44 miles from Saint Thomas Island. You’ll find branches of Ace and Hertz, among others, in Christiansted.

Airlines serving Saint Thomas Island

KLM
Good (832 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,684 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,546 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,979 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,403 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,074 reviews)
Finnair
Good (842 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,820 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,567 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,574 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,366 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (143 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,744 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (485 reviews)
Cape Air
Excellent (15 reviews)
Silver Airways
Okay (163 reviews)
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Where to stay in Saint Thomas Island

Average rates range from around $364 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $462 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Sunset Gardens Guesthouse and Galleon House Hotel. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Saint Thomas Island, with prices from $35 to $1,463 per night. East End is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Saint Thomas Island are about 3% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Charlotte Amalie - In Saint Thomas Island’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hilltop Villas at Bluebeard's Castle by Capital Vacations, Olga's Fancy and Starz Hotel.

Charlotte Amalie - In Saint Thomas Island’s most popular neighborhood to stay, recommended hotels include Hilltop Villas at Bluebeard's Castle by Capital Vacations, Olga's Fancy and Starz Hotel.
Most popular hotel in Saint Thomas Island by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Saint Thomas Island

Most booked hotels in Saint Thomas Island

The Mafolie Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 364 reviews)
$151+
The Ritz-Carlton St Thomas
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, 82 reviews)
$697+
The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, 44 reviews)
$338+
Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham - St. Thomas
4 stars
Good (7.8, 511 reviews)
$323+
Secret Harbour Beach Resort
4 stars
Excellent (9, 2 reviews)
$431+
Emerald Beach Resort
3 stars
Good (7.1, 559 reviews)
$280+

Renting a car in Saint Thomas Island

Renting a car in Saint Thomas Island costs $96 per day, on average, or $385 if you want to rent if for 4 days. Thrifty, Budget and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Saint Thomas Island is the Budget branch at Cyril E. King Intl Airport, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Saint Thomas Island.

The most frequently booked car type in Saint Thomas Island is Full-size (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 46% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Saint Thomas Island costs $96 per day, on average, or $385 if you want to rent if for 4 days. Thrifty, Budget and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Saint Thomas Island is the Budget branch at Cyril E. King Intl Airport, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Saint Thomas Island.

The most frequently booked car type in Saint Thomas Island is Full-size (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 46% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.