Information & Facts
Perfect holiday weather is the order of the day every day in St
Thomas, where the tropical sun shines all year and warm breezes
caress the shore. The tropical climate shows little variation in
temperature between seasons, though there is slightly less humidity
in the summer months (August and September). Inland temperatures
drop slightly because of the altitude. There is no particular rainy
season, and when it does rain showers are brief. Water is therefore
scarce on the island.
Taxis are common throughout St. Thomas. Air-conditioned city and
country buses run regularly, but renting a car is one of the best
ways to see the island.
English is the official language. Spanish, Creole and
some French are also spoken.
The official currency is the US Dollar (USD) divided into 100
cents. Most credit cards are accepted, including American Express,
Diners Club Mastercard and Visa, and are useful for withdrawing
cash at ATMs. Travellers cheques are widely accepted in hotels,
shops and restaurants provided they are in US Dollars. Foreign
exchange bureaux are available to exchange other currencies, but it
is best to arrive with US Dollars as many banks and hotels will not
exchange foreign currency.