Topic Wiki

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.

Author Topic: Virgin Islands Master Thread  (Read 8952 times)

Offline punkis

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 9
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: ORD
Virgin Islands Master Thread
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:39:04 PM »
Can anyone advise me on kosher food in St. Thomas?

Offline Marco Polo

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 13608
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 104
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 03:39:21 PM »
http://www.jewishvirginislands.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/291458/jewish/Kosher-Food.htm
I think this may have been discussed already. Use the search box to try and locate the thread.
Quaerite et Invenietis.

Offline punkis

  • DansDeals Copper Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 9
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: ORD
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 03:47:13 PM »
Thanks.  I found the chabad site also.  I searched this forum as well as the whole ddf and didn't seem to find anything other than cruises passing through there.  I am hoping to hear from someone who has been there.


Offline Marco Polo

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 13608
  • Total likes: 36
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 104
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 04:04:11 PM »
Thanks.  I found the chabad site also.  I searched this forum as well as the whole ddf and didn't seem to find anything other than cruises passing through there.  I am hoping to hear from someone who has been there.
I've been there on a cruise. I guess that is not really any help.
Quaerite et Invenietis.

Offline Fan of Dan

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3046
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 04:54:41 PM »
Thanks.  I found the chabad site also.  I searched this forum as well as the whole ddf and didn't seem to find anything other than cruises passing through there.  I am hoping to hear from someone who has been there.
There is a dedicated Caribbean thread here, may pay to read it.

Offline ueaiouioei

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 113
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 05:44:02 PM »
There's a bunch of scattered info in this forum on the USVI and a really old master thread. I thought starting a new master thread with a wiki would be a good idea.

I spent a week last January in St John and absolutely fell in love with the USVI. I'm taking my wife back for a one day trip next week (call me crazy).

Here are some of the existing threads on the topic:
Carribean Islands (Which One?) http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=195.0
St Thomas Island http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8670.0
Virgin Islands Master Thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31302 (last active 8/13)
Live life to the fullest

Offline Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 7924
  • Total likes: 3803
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 44
    • View Profile
    • Kosher Horizons
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 05:49:28 PM »
Why is the world is starting a new master thread for a destination that already has one a good idea :o:o:o?
Check out my site for epic kosher adventures: Kosher Horizons

Offline lunatic

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2009
  • Posts: 4382
  • Total likes: 27
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 8
    • View Profile
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 05:56:33 PM »
Either way, we should get all the info in one place

Offline Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 7924
  • Total likes: 3803
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 44
    • View Profile
    • Kosher Horizons
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 05:57:25 PM »
Either way, we should get all the info in one place

Already RTM'd to be combined with the old one.
Check out my site for epic kosher adventures: Kosher Horizons

Offline ueaiouioei

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 113
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2015, 06:04:17 PM »
Why is the world is starting a new master thread for a destination that already has one a good idea :o:o:o?

I figured the old one has been inactive for about 1.5 years... Not much more thought went into it :) We can keep the old one if thats what the general consensus is. Either way lets get all the info and talk into one thread.
Live life to the fullest

Offline Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 7924
  • Total likes: 3803
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 44
    • View Profile
    • Kosher Horizons
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 06:08:21 PM »
I figured the old one has been inactive for about 1.5 years... Not much more thought went into it :) We can keep the old one if thats what the general consensus is. Either way lets get all the info and talk into one thread.

The point of a master thread is that there is only one place with all the info. Starting a new master thread accomplishes nothing other than annoying people and making the forums more cluttered.

All this info should have gone into the original thread.
Check out my site for epic kosher adventures: Kosher Horizons

Offline Mordyk

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 3954
  • Total likes: 828
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Some of this and some of that.
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 06:17:23 PM »
I wanted to go to usvi but couldn't  piece together  all the info so just changed  destination.   Thanks for getting all this straightened  out
#TYH

Offline Tzadik Nistar

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 961
  • Total likes: 10
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 07:33:09 PM »
Do kids need photo id to travel to USVI?

Offline ueaiouioei

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 113
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 08:49:50 PM »
Do kids need photo id to travel to USVI?

USVI are U.S. territories and therefore U.S. citizens do not need to show their passports. With that said you will need proof of U.S. citizenship like a birth certificate or gov't issued ID.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 09:29:23 PM by ueaiouioei »
Live life to the fullest

Offline Tzadik Nistar

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 961
  • Total likes: 10
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 02:30:22 PM »
USVI are U.S. territories and therefore U.S. citizens do not need to show their passports. With that said you will need proof of U.S. citizenship like a birth certificate or gov't issued ID.
Is a copy of a birth certificate good enough or I need the original?

Offline Mordyk

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2013
  • Posts: 3954
  • Total likes: 828
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Some of this and some of that.
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 02:34:40 PM »
Is a copy of a birth certificate good enough or I need the original?
original is always better. you dont want to take a chance with a bad agent
#TYH

Offline Tzadik Nistar

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Gold Elite
  • ******
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 961
  • Total likes: 10
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: US Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 02:35:45 PM »
original is always better. you dont want to take a chance with a bad agent
But I just sent in my kids birth certificates for a passport.

Offline Elgnt

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 138
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2016, 03:39:57 PM »
If i'm booking on miles to STT do i need a ticket for an infant? Meaning do i need to pay 10% for infant in lap or does this count as a domestic flight?

Offline mochjas

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 9159
  • Total likes: 836
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 123
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium Elite, AA EX PLAT, Jetblue Mosaic, Qatar Gold, United Silver
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2016, 04:40:16 PM »
If i'm booking on miles to STT do i need a ticket for an infant? Meaning do i need to pay 10% for infant in lap or does this count as a domestic flight?
I did it from MIA to STT with avios and they charged me $5 at the airport to add an infant

Offline Something Fishy

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 7924
  • Total likes: 3803
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 44
    • View Profile
    • Kosher Horizons
  • Location: Not Brooklyn
Re: Virgin Islands Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2016, 08:41:44 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.

HT DDFB
« Last Edit: December 29, 2016, 08:44:51 AM by Something Fishy »
Check out my site for epic kosher adventures: Kosher Horizons