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8 Recommendations for a Great Vacation in St. Thomas

Are your clients ready to discover an oasis known for its distinctive atmosphere and secluded Caribbean feel? While St. Thomas only measures about 32 square miles, it's packed with plenty of opportunities and scenic beauty for its visitors. Here, clients can enjoy anything from snorkeling and diving to shopping and exploring.  Check out these top eight tips crowdsourced from VAX agents if your clients are vacationing in St. Thomas.

  1. Since St. Thomas is a U.S. Territory, no passport is needed! There are plenty of shopping and dining options. If your clients are renting a car, remind them that the driving is on the left so be very careful.
    Sally M., Dr. Trips Travel in Ohio
  1. Be sure to take advantage of all of the islands that surround you. Take a day trip to St. John via the ferry. You can even take a helicopter to the BVIs! My family LOVES St. Thomas and the cluster of islands that surround it.
    Bridget C., Pixie Vacations in Pennsylvania
  1. I definitely recommend going to the Mountain Top. It's a great tourist attraction and people absolutely love it. The views are simply spectacular. You have to have one of their infamous Banana Daiquiris. This is also a good place to get all of your gifts and trinkets as there is a large variety to choose from. Also be sure to eat local foods, veer off the beaten path a little bit and connect with the people. They are super friendly.
    LeShawnda R., InteleTravel in Florida
  1. I recommend taking a ferry to St John. It is very relaxing, swimming at some of the best beaches and usually lunch is included.
    Pat A., Peck Travel in Pennsylvania
  1. Sunbathing on the beaches isn’t the only way to enjoy the water! Have your clients try the BOSS submersible scooters! Everyone we've recommended this excursion to has raved about it afterwards!
    Eleanor P., Boundless Possibilities Cruises and Tours in Florida
  1. Go shopping! There are plenty of great bargains on most name brand cosmetics, jewelry, perfumes and electronics. Also, there are lots of neat restaurants to choose from. Diving is fantastic! The beaches and the water are beautiful and breathtaking!
    Claudine P., C Powell Travel in Florida
  1. There are so many things to do; snorkel with sea turtles at Coki Beach, go up to Blackbeard’s castle and get an outstanding view of the Virgin Islands, or rent a jeep and explore the islands at your own pace!
    Shelly S., Stark Coast Travel in Texas
  1. The Beaches are fabulous! Become a "beach bum." Explore the many surrounding islands; St. John is a hop away, visit the British West Indies (passport is required), Jost Van Dyke or Spit Island on a day trip on your own private yacht! Just be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen!
    Venessa C., Get Up and Go Travel, LLC in New Jersey

With so much to do, planning the perfect St. Thomas vacation can be overwhelming. Luckily, that’s where you come in! For more St. Thomas inspiration, check out the island’s destination page before sending your clients to this tropical island paradise.

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