One of the big upsides to visiting St. Thomas for your Caribbean fix is that it’s a U.S. territory, meaning you’ll ever need a passport. Often this information gets lost in the shuffle stateside, which is why the St. Thomas tourism commissioner is now trying to spread the word:
“I’m still amazed at how many times I hear people say they don’t have passport,” said Nicholson-Doty. “For people who want to get away and have families, it’s an expensive reality that certainly impacts the idea of a quick getaway. Expedited passport services cost around $500 per person. It takes away funds travelers could use for excursions and shopping.”
Save that cash for a quick flight and you’ll be doubly delighted, as travel itineraries have expanded in recent years to include some outstanding deals from the major U.S. carriers:
“If you start looking at the wider corridor, you have service from Philadelphia aboard US Airways, you have Boston with JetBlue, United out of Dulles and flights to the territory from Charlotte,” she said. “There are also five daily flights from Miami, in addition to all of JetBlue’s connections from Puerto Rico into the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
Once you arrive, you can save the trek through customs and deposit that time instead toward an activity of your choosing, including a St. Thomas boat rental.
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