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St Thomas
  • Chabad
        Rabbi Federman 1-340-998-8889 (long distance # from the U.S.)
  • Hotels
        Marriot
        Ritz carlton (near the chabad)
        Best Western
  • Getting there
        Direct flights from NYC area to STT
        United - EWR
        AA/US - JFK/PHL
        Delta - JFK

St John
  • Hotels
        The Westin (SPG)
        Caneel Bay Resort
  • Getting there
        There is no airport in St John. You will need to fly into STT and take a ferry. The resorts here all have private services that will pick you up directly from the airport.
  • Kosher food
        There are no kosher restaurants or stores on the island. However the supermarkets have a full selection of OU products like bread, tuna, yogurts, crackers and even challah on Friday.
 
St Croix
  • Getting there
        AA aas a direct flight from MIA, and there are multiple options from STT or SJU, as well as other Islands. A seaplane from St. Thomas is also an option (the seaplane bases are SPB and SSB). The St. John-St. Croix ferry is no longer running.

FAQs
Do I need a passport to travel to the USVI?
The USVI are United States territories and so travel to and from the islands does not require a passport (for U.S. citizens). With that said you will need to prove, upon return, that you are a U.S. citizen and so a birth certificate or gov't issued ID will be needed. ALSO NOTE: The USVI are part of a greater chain of islands including the British Virgin Islands. If you intend on visiting some of the other islands you may very well need your passport. Best to do you research beforehand.

Will I need to go through customs?
Not on the way in, but all passengers leaving STT must clear customs. No fruits or vegetables are allowed off the island.

Do U.S. cellphones work in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
Yes. However be sure to check with you carrier to see if there will be extra roaming charges. Verizon does not charge extra for data but talk is about $2/minute. Also be careful if you are next to the British islands because if your cellphone catches a tower over there you will be charged as if you're calling from England.

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2016, 08:54:37 AM »
Get $300 spending voucher per person for cultural tours and outdoor activities if you book a 2017 stay via the official Visit VI site. If you visit in march you'll get a "special gift" as well.

See the second entry here for more details and a list of participating hotels.

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Saw that awhile ago but didn't see anything nogeya. Did you see anything that looked like a good deal?

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2016, 08:56:19 AM »
I didn't do too much research as the VI isn't on my radar currently, but for someone interested in going I figured it may be something to look into.
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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2016, 04:36:17 PM »

The US Virgin Islands are marking their 100 year anniversary of becoming a US territory, and on this birthday they're giving out gifts. To celebrate, every visitor will receive $300 to spend on their vacation. The money can be used for historical and cultural tours and activities, so visitors can learn more about the islands' culture



http://www.redbookmag.com/life/charity/news/a47832/us-virgin-islands-travel-2017/?src=socialflowFB

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2017, 12:07:08 PM »
Anyone know the Zika situation there?

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2017, 12:08:31 PM »
Anyone know the Zika situation there?

Yes, pretty bad.
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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2017, 12:26:45 PM »
If you visit in march you'll get a "special gift" as well.
Reminds me of the people giving מתנה גדולה לבהמ"ד.

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2017, 12:28:01 PM »
The US Virgin Islands are marking their 100 year anniversary of becoming a US territory, and on this birthday they're giving out gifts. To celebrate, every visitor will receive $300 to spend on their vacation. The money can be used for historical and cultural tours and activities, so visitors can learn more about the islands' culture



http://www.redbookmag.com/life/charity/news/a47832/us-virgin-islands-travel-2017/?src=socialflowFB
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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2017, 04:25:07 PM »
Yes, pretty bad.

I'm assuming all "local" islands will be the same (Aruba, Cayman Islands, etc.)?

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2017, 10:54:38 PM »
Did anyone here stay at the ritz? Is it worth it?
 some pics look nice and some look quite unimpressive to say the least.
But it is a tier 5 redemption.

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2017, 03:05:24 PM »
GIYF
doesnt say its very bad... quite the opposite... i saw reports that there have been no new cases... last announcement that came out from there was in Sept or something 56 cases but nothing since

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2022, 09:46:12 PM »
Anyone been recently?
Going to STT with DW for a few days, would love to hear tips to fill in the days -  i.e best beach to rent a jetski - Hidden Beaches/Gems - Rent a Jeep for a day on St John?  etc...

Any and all info is appreciated! :)
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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2022, 01:19:28 PM »
What are the covid requirements if someone is not vaccinated 

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2022, 02:33:32 PM »
What are the covid requirements if someone is not vaccinated 

If you are coming from the mainland US, it appears you only need a negative test within 3 days. Vaccine requirement is for international arrivals.

https://www.usvitravelportal.com/

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Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2022, 12:07:37 PM »
anyone been to st thomas recently?