Tips to make your St. Thomas, USVI vacation perfect

Tips to make your St. Thomas, USVI vacation perfect

St. Thomas is a great place to visit for a vacation. Vacations are always supposed to be fun, and relaxing. Today, we have several tips to make sure that your vacation to St. Thomas goes exactly as you want. Hopefully these tips makes your vacation as smooth as possible.

Arrive on time

Remember to leave adequate time to check your suitcases and items and also to move through security. Security measures in the Virgin Islands are different in that all passengers traveling from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico must pass through U.S. customs. If you are prepared, this can take very little time. However, of course there are always the small instances where it might take a little bit longer.

Different airlines have different recommended arrival times, so be sure to ask someone such as a flight attendant or call your airline directly to see what the flight wait times are.

3-1-1 rule when packing your items

If you plan on bringing liquids on your vacation, be sure to follow the 3-1-1 rule.  Liquids, gels and aerosols  must be in 3 ounce or smaller containers. Then it must be placed in a  1 quart sized clear plastic bag. Each traveler gets up to one ziplock bag.


Make sure to bring your boarding pass and an ID. If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a passport, a driver’s license usually will suffice.

Also make sure that the information such as your name are correct on your boarding pass.  The information should match the ID that you show. You will have to show this information twice, to the U.S. Customs agent and to a TSA agent.

Bringing certain items back

During and after your vacation, you might find awesome things to bring back home as a souvenir. Keep in mind that certain items should be kept in the island in order to protect the natural resources of St. Thomas.

It is prohibited to bring back or export indigenous species, coral, sea shells, sand, flora and fauna.  Commercially caught legal size conch and whelk are the only shells that can be removed from the territory.

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