St. Thomas' desirable East End, we are a mile from the village of Red
Hook with its shops and ferry terminal. Choose dining in or out. Many
popular restaurants and a complete grocery market are nearby, within a
10-minute drive. From the Red Hook ferry terminal, you can take day
excursions to St. John and the British Virgin Islands of Tortola and
Virgin Gorda. Or have dinner and watch the sunset from St. John. Then
take the 20-minute ferry back.
island itself is 32 sq. miles—about the size of the island of
Manhattan—some 13 miles long from East to West and three
miles north to south. It is divided lengthwise by a low mountain range
that offers some spectacular views.
choose to rent a car, there is convenient parking right outside the
apartment's back door. If you prefer not to drive, taxis are readily
available and will come when you call. The local $2 open-air (safari-style) mini-bus stops frequently at the end of the complex's driveway.
Amalie, with its shop-after-shop of duty-free delights, historic
buildings and spectacular views, is just 20 minutes away depending on
much to do. Click
here for some ideas and more information on St. Thomas.
Within 20 degrees of the equator, St. Thomas has lots of sun and warm
Caribbean breezes. The weather is tropical and varies little between
seasons although summer is slightly more humid. The temperature
averages in the 80s during the day and 70s at night. Average annual
rainfall is only 45 inches, and there is no particular rainy season. Click here for the current weather
Located in the Atlantic time zone, St. Thomas is one hour ahead of
eastern time and does not change its clocks for daylight savings time.
That means from April until October, the time is the same as eastern
English is the language
spoken by residents. As a U.S. territory, the island is governed by
U.S. laws and uses the U.S. dollar for currency.