St. Thomas is one of the most accessible islands in the Caribbean. Air service to St. Thomas is among the best to any Caribbean destination. Our main airport is Cyril E. King International Airport (STT), which receives daily non-stop flights from most of the U.S. major airlines including American Airlines, United, Continental, Delta, Spirit, and US Airways. This airport allows easy access and non-stop service from Chicago, Detroit, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and San Juan.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need a passport to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, if you have one, bring it with you. The U.S. Virgin Islands are a port of entry to the mainland United States so although it is easy to get here, keep in mind that you are re-entering the U.S. when you leave. If you don't have a passport, a birth certificate or voter registration card (plus photo identification) are required and acceptable.
The island is home to 52,000 people.
St. Thomas is on Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard, same time as Eastern Daylight Savings.
Each U.S. visitor, including children, can exit the island with $1,200 worth of duty-free imports. U.S. residents age 21 and older can take four liters of liquor duty free and an extra liter if one of the bottles is produced in the Virgin Islands. Each person is allowed to take five cartons of cigarettes back to the U.S. All traveler baggage flying out from the U.S. Virgin Islands is subject to inspection by U.S. Customs.
If you have any questions regarding duty-free imports, call The Bureau of Customs at 340-774-2510. For the best in resort hotels near the STT Airport in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, book your accommodations at the luxurious Sugar Bay Resort & Spa.
Private Airport Transportation
With multiple options to get to our resort, Sugar Bay Resort & Spa does it's best to cater to its guests needs. For guests that want to avoid ride-sharing and multiple stops to get to the resort from the airport, we are one of the few resorts that offer the convenience to book your Private Airport Transportation.
From Cyril E. King International Airport in St. Thomas to the Sugar Bay Resort & Spa – 23 minutes / 15.2 km:
- Head north on Cyril E. King Airport toward Airport Rd 0.3 km
- Slight left at Airport Rd 1.2 km
- Turn right at Moravian Hwy 0.9 km
- Continue on Veterans Dr 3.3 km
- Turn right at Long Bay Rd 0.6 km
- Turn left at Sugar Estate 0.6 km
- Turn right at Weymounth Rhymer Hwy 0.6 km
- Turn right to stay on Weymounth Rhymer Hwy 2.4 km
- Continue on Smith Bay 0.6 km
- Turn right to stay on Smith Bay 4.7 km
- Turn left at Sapphire Beach and Resort 15 m
- Turn right at Smith Bay Estate
- Sugar Bay Resort and Spa will be on the right 0.2 km