Caribbean Tourism

US VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI): USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES:


St. Croix has two tourist information offices. One is in Christiansted, the other in Frederiksted. Both are located close to the forts of each city. Their mailing addresses are:
St. CroixTourist Information Office
Frederiksted Custom House Building
Strand St., Frederiksted, St. Croix
United States Virgin Islands 00840
Ph.: 340-772-0357
Postal Address: PO Box 4538, Christiansted, St. Croix
United States Virgin Islands 00822
Ph.: 340-773-0495

On St. Thomas, the official tourism office is on Tolbod Gade, one block fromthe waterfront and next to Emancipation Gardens. The office provides a hospitality lounge where you may rest. If you’ve taken advantage of the duty-free shopping in Charlotte Amalie, it also provides a check-in service for packages/shopping bags.
St. Thomas Tourist Information Office
PO Box 6400
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
United States Virgin Islands 00804
Ph.:340-774-8784

The USVI Division of Tourism (Main Official)
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2108
New York, NY 10020, Ph.: 212-322-2222
2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 907
Coral Gables, FL 33134, 305-422-7200
460 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90010, Ph.: 213-738-0138
Web: http://www.usvitourism.vi/

Each island also has its own tourist information office. On St. John the office is right next to the CruzBay dock:

St. John Tourist Information Office
PO Box 200, Cruz Bay, St. John
United States Virgin Islands 00830
Ph.: 340-776-6450

New York
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2108
New York, NY 10020

San Juan
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
60 Washington Street Suite 1102
San Juan 00907
Puerto Rico

Washington
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
444 North Capital Street Suite 305
Washington, DC 20001

Los Angeles
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
3460 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Atlanta
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
Marquis One Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303

Charlotte Amalie
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
Box 6400
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00804

Chicago
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
500 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2030
Chicago, IL 60611

Christiansted
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
Box 4538
Christiansted, St Croix 00822

Coral Gables
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
2655 South LeJeune Road Suite 907
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Cruz Bay
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
Box 200
Cruz Bay, St John 00831

In Canada

USVI Division of Tourism
3300 Bloor Street, Suite 3120, Center Tower, Toronto, ONT M8X 2X3
Ph.:416-233-1414

Toronto

United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
703 Evans Avenue Suite 106
Toronto, ON M9C 5E9

The US Virgin Islands In Europe

UK
USVI Division of Tourism
2 Cinnamon Row
Plantation Wharf, York Place, London, SW11 3TW, England,
Ph.:0171-978-5262
London

United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
Molasses House Clove Hitch Cay
Plantation Wharf
London SW11 3TW
United Kingdom

Denmark
Aarhus
United States Virgin Islands Tourist Office
Park Allé 5
DK-8000 Aarhus
Denmark

The United States Virgin Islands Driving:
Rental cars are available on all three islands. A valid driver’s license is required. Mopeds may also be rented, and St. Thomas and St. Croix have bus service between major points. You may be in the United States but, in a holdover from Danish ownership, driving is on the left!

Walking and Hiking Guide Companies:
The National Park Service on St. John leads regularly scheduled, organized walking and hiking tours. Information on times, difficulty, etc. may be obtained at the visitors’ center in Cruz Bay or by contacting:
Superintendent, USVI National Park
PO Box 6310 Estate Nazareth
Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas
United States Virgin Islands 00802
Ph.: 340-776-6201
For an individual hike or tour get in touch with the tourist office in Cruz Bay or the Maho Bay Camp ground. Either should be able to put you in contact with a qualified guide.

The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) works on many ecological concerns, such as programs to monitor sewage and other water pollution problems, promote recycling, and provide educational material and expert testimony on numerous issues. It is a very active and effective group, also sponsoring regularly scheduled natural history walks and hikes to numerous sites on the island. You may write to the nonprofit organization at:
SEA
PO Box 3839
Christiansted, St.Croix
United Stated Virgin Islands 00820
Ph.: 340-773-1989
Much like SEA on St.Croix, the nonprofit Environmental Association of St Thomas-St.John (EAST) also promotes ecological awareness, encourages responsible legislation, and sponsors guided outings:

The US Virgin Islands (EAST)
PO Box 12379
Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas
United States Virgin Islands 00801
Ph.: 340-772-7545
On either St. Croix or St. Thomas, the environmental associations or the tourist offices can put you in contact with qualified escorts for an individual tour or hike.

Camping Areas:

Established by the National Park Service, Cinnamon Bay Campground on St.John offers cottages and wall tents completely equipped with beds, linen, stoves, and all cooking and eating utensils. A few bare sites are also available for those with their own tent and equipment.

Special Note: This is an extremely popular place and reservations must be made almost a year in advance!
Cinnamon Bay Campground
PO Box 720, St.John
United States Virgin Islands 00831
Ph.: 340-776-6330
Maho Bay Camp is also on St. John. It offers completely equipped, multi roomettes, but there are no bare sites.
Special Note: This is another very popular campground. Make reservations as early as possible.
Maho Bay Camp
PO Box 310, St.John
United States Virgin Islands 00831
Ph.: 340-776-6504

The Howard M.Walk Boy Scout Camp on St. Croix will allow non-scouts to use their camp. Unfortunately, you cannot make arrangements until you arrive on the island. Informal camping is also permitted on some of the beaches, such as the one at Cramer Park. The authorities have no rigid rules for pitching your tent; it depends upon the time and the United States Virgin Islands situation. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a back-up plan for accommodations.

There are local newspapers on St. Croix and St. Thomas and these offers the best insight into daily life in the USVI. The Avis is printed on St. Croix, while St. Thomas has the US Virgin Islands ecology, flora, and fauna of St. John and the other islands. The Bookie in Christiansted and Trader 0Bob’s Dockside Books in Gallows Bay, St. Croix keep well supplied with numerous natural and human history books and other guides to the USVI and the Caribbean.

MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Write for an application for a marriage license to The Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, P.O. Box 70, St. Thomas, USVI 00801. Attn: Administrator/Clerk of the Court 340-774-7325.

There is an eight day waiting period required upon receipt of the notarized application in the islands. However, the eight day waiting period may be waived if the couple's documents are in order and prior arrangements have been made. In St. Croix: Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands, Family Division, P.O. Box 929, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00821. Tel: 340-778-9750


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