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There are several major banks in the U.S.V.I. First Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia are located on St.Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. On St. Thomas and St. Croix you will find Banco Popular. They all have ATM machines. Bank locations can be found around the main towns and shopping areas on each island.

Cell Phones

If your cellular phone provider is Sprint or AT&T Wireless your phone will work; these cellular phone providers are in the Virgin Islands. Some Verizon users have reported; that their phones work, others have said their phones have not worked and some note the phone worked with large roaming charges. If you use Verizon or another carrier you should call customer service to find out whether your phone with work in the USVI.


The islands experience perpetual summer. Temperatures range between 79 degrees and 82 degrees depending on the time of the year. For more information on weather, rain fall, water temperatures and today’s forecast visit Weather in the USVI.


U.S. dollar, Travelers Checks and Credit Cards are widely excepted.


The USVI has an interesting history including tales of pirates, Danish, French, English colonial powers, Indians, plantation days, the USA, forts and more. USVI History →

Island Taboos

It is a taboo to wear swimwear anywhere besides the beach or poolside. Locals frown upon and take offense to men who walk bare back through town and to women who wear swimsuits along public roads in town and around shopping areas. If is seen as a disrespect to the local residents. You will be received much kinder by at least wearing a beach cover up when not on the beach.

It is also encouraged that you say Good ____ (Morning, Afternoon, Day) when greeting people, particularly in stores. They will usually greet you in the same way.


English (official), Spanish, Creole

Local Holidays

All federal holidays are celebrated in the USVI as well as local holidays like Carnival. Events Calendar →


Between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. USVI Geography →


78% Black West Indians, 10 % Whites and 12% other. Population of Territory: 108,612 (2000 census) St. Croix: 53,234; St. Thomas: 51,181; St. John: 4,197 and Water Island: 161

Post Office

There are post offices in the main towns of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. On St. Thomas there is a small post office in Havensight close to the cruise ship dock. There is also one in Charlotte Amalie, as well as several others around the island.

Season (High/Low)

The USVI experiences visitors all year round however the high season is late November to early May. During this period up to 7 and 8 cruise ships per day might call on St. Thomas. Cruise ships continue to visit during June through October in a lower volume.

Taxi Services

St. Thomas

Mr. Nice Guy Taxi & Limousine Service

Mr. Nice Guy Taxi & Limousine Service

St. Thomas

Islander Taxi Service Inc.

Islander Taxi Service Inc.

St. John

Star Fish Tours & Taxi Service

Star Fish Tours & Taxi Service


Includes 200 full color photos

St. John off the Beaten Track is your guide to the beaches, trails and hidden attractions of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Find quiet beaches, the best snorkeling spots and abandoned sugar estates. Learn about the islands history, geology, culture, people, ecology, plants and animals. National Park trails include detailed maps, information on historic ruins, and description on natural environment along the trails. Off trail adventures are also explored including secluded shorelines, pristine seasonal streams in the mountains (also known on island as guts), fresh water pools, seasonal waterfalls and more.

This is a must have book for every visitor going to St. John, and also for every resident. The information is excellent; you will learn, laugh and be intrigued by the wealth of details shared on the treasures and secrets of exploring St. John.

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