Our island and the trip of the lifetime

For over forty years, St. Thomas St. John This Week has searched out the many wonderful things to see and do here in the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John — so you can enjoy them when you’re here. We are the on-island experts and we know what you’re looking for. Where should you start? Perhaps with our weather, sunny year-round. Temperatures warm in the sun, cool in the shade, and air always fresh from the ocean trade winds. Shopping covers the gamut from jewellery and watches to cameras, crystal, clothing, tablecloths and art. There is no sales tax and visitors from the United States are allowed a duty-free quota of $1200 per person — double that of other Caribbean islands.

Does your perfect day include activities on land such as golf, tennis, hiking, beaching or touring excursions? If you’re like most island visitors, you’ll also want to savor many of our watersports here: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, scuba-diving and parasailing.

You’ll find fine restaurants along almost every street and country road, seaside and in our hotels, with fresh seafood, an impressive variety of world-class fare from international to family-oriented plus the unique cuisine of the islands stirred into the many sophisticated menus.

Where should you stay? Accommodations range from sumptuous luxury resorts to small inns…lush private villas to beachside campgrounds. And everywhere are water views and tropical breezes.