The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

Nightly room tax

Clear all

Nightly room tax

Please Register / Login to take part in discussions about the Virgin Islands.

Posts: 14
Eminent Member
Topic starter


I'm not complaining, as I am a lover of St Thomas. I will be staying at the Elysian Beach resort this coming winter and was told there is a nightly utility tax of $22.00. Does anyone know exactly what this is all for? No complaints, just wondering. 😀

Posted : May 9, 2012 12:55 pm
Posts: 17
Active Member

There is a 10% gov.t hotel tax. But what they might be referring to is the extra amount we pay for fuel (all oil) used at the power plants. This (LEAC) is about $0.34 per kWh for electric. Total electric is about $0.44 per kWh .... and this can be compared to what state-side utilities charge at about $0.10 per kWh. If you are paying $22 extra per day, you should not feel hesitant about using all the hot water and AC you want.

Posted : May 9, 2012 1:08 pm

St. Thomas Activities

Set sail on top-rated charters, explore underwater wonders with scuba diving, encounter exotic animals, and venture into the wild with kayaking and ecotours. Feel the adrenaline with parasailing, aerial tours, and water sports for a memorable vacation.
Book Your St. Thomas Adventure Now
Virgin Islands Books & Maps