|Caribbean - St. Thomas|
St. Thomas offers the natural beauty of islands with a sophisticated and cosmopolitan atmosphere, it is one of the three United States Virgin Islands, along with St. Croix and St. John and is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, dressed with powdery beaches and sun-drenched weather giving you an enchanted destination wedding or honeymoon you've always wished for.
St. Thomas Highlights
Many cove-like beaches rim the islands, with white sands and crystal azure waters so clear you will be spoiled forever! Perfect for snorkeling and other fun water sports the waters are warm and the beaches are dazzling, some are even deserted while others are lively gathering spots. St. Thomas has the reputation as the shopping Bizzare of the Caribbean and draws visitors from all over the world. After you've shopped till you drop choose a magical whirlwind of gourmet chefs, local delicacies, and open air seaside restaurants. Then experience the best nightlife in the Caribbean. There is much to choose from including nightclubs, live music, late-night bars and shows. Whatever type of destination wedding or honeymoon you want there is something for virtually everyone who visits the mesmerizing St. Thomas.
Honeymoons in St. Thomas
You don't have to go far to find the perfect island honeymoon spot. St. Thomas offer indescribably romantic, secluded beaches surrounded by lush vegetation and a comfortable, familiar tourism infrastructure capable of pleasing even the most demanding couples. You'll also find full-service resorts and smaller, more intimate hotels with warm, attentive service. There are even all-inclusive honeymoon options allowing you to budget in advance for your romantic St. Thomas getaway. In addition to romantic beachfront vistas, St. Thomas hotels offer plenty of entertainment options, as well as spas and fitness centers, beautiful swimming pools and fine restaurants.
St. Thomas Destination Weddings
Nothing could be more romantic than beginning your life together in St. Thomas, one of the most gorgeous places on earth! Plus, as a U.S. Territory, St. Thomas operates under the laws of the United States Government, so your wedding will be as hassle-free as a wedding anywhere in the mainland U.S. Several St. Thomas resorts offer all-inclusive wedding packages complete with all the trimmings including a fragrant bridal bouquet, a beautiful wedding cake, music to have your first dance as husband and wife, memorable photography and much more. Most resorts even have professional wedding planner's onsite to assist with the planning and execution of every aspect of your special day.
Facts for the Bride and Groom
Time Zone: St. Thomas observes Atlantic Standard Time (one hour ahead of New York); Daylight Saving Time is not observed.
Language: English is the official language. A native Creole is also spoken.
Currency: St. Thomas' currency is the U.S. dollar. ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted at many locations.
Drinking Water: Water in the resorts and restaurants is safe to drink. Stick to bottled water if you are in the countryside.
Transportation: Taxis are abundant, and the local bus services are efficient and affordable, but remember exact change is required. Visitors can also rent cars. Drivers must be 21-25 years old (varies by rental company) and must be in possession of a valid driver's license and major credit card. There are ferries between St. Thomas and St. John. Ferries and scheduled air service available between St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Local Customs: Driving is on the left! The legal drinking age is 18.
Entry Requirements: To enter St. Thomas, U.S. citizens and Canadian citizens all need a valid passport.
Climate And Weather
|Located inside of twenty degrees from the equator, St. Thomas' weather is characterized by lots of sun and warm Caribbean breezes making anytime a great time for your destination wedding or honeymoon! St. Thomas weather is truly tropical - an annual average temperature in the mid eighties which varies little between seasons, keeping winter months hot and sunny though slightly less humid than summer.