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Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands

How much does it cost to travel to Saint Thomas?

You should plan to spend around $218 per day on your vacation in Saint Thomas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $54 on meals
  • $37 on local transportation
  • $261 on hotels

A one week trip to Saint Thomas for two people costs, on average, $3,055. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint Thomas cost?

A one week trip to Saint Thomas usually costs around $1,528 for one person and $3,055 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint Thomas on average costs around $3,055 for one person and $6,111 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint Thomas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint Thomas on average costs around $6,547 for one person and $13,094 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saint Thomas has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint Thomas expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint Thomas are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint Thomas is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Grand Cayman or Saint John's.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saint Thomas Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint Thomas?

The average Saint Thomas trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint Thomas travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $261
Local Transportation 1 $37
Food 2 $54
Entertainment 1 $60
Alcohol 2 $13 - 40
Accommodation Budget in Saint Thomas
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint Thomas is $131. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint Thomas is $261. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saint Thomas

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saint Thomas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $366. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Saint Thomas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint Thomas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $37 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint Thomas.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Saint Thomas?

Typical prices for Transportation in Saint Thomas are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Saint Thomas, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Scooter Rental
  • Taxi Ride

Food Budget in Saint Thomas
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint Thomas can vary, the average cost of food in Saint Thomas is $54 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint Thomas should cost around $22 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint Thomas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Saint Thomas
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint Thomas typically cost an average of $60 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Saint Thomas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $27 on alcoholic beverages in Saint Thomas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

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Saint Thomas on a Budget
Saint Thomas St. Thomas, USVI
Saint Thomas is a beautiful island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together with St. John, St. Croix, and Water Island, it forms the unincorporated territory of the United States. The island is also home to the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. The island's population is just over 50,000, which is slightly less than half of the territory's total population.

Saint Thomas's temperature is relatively consistent throughout the year. January's high temperature is usually in the high 80s Fahrenheit and August highs are in the low 90s Fahrenheit. Lows are usually in the mid to high 70s Fahrenheit throughout the year. Precipitation is highest during the fall months and lowest during February and March.
Most people go to St Thomas for the ocean and outdoor activities. If you're looking for sights and attractions, however, you'll find some interesting places in Charlotte Amalie. The town's harbor is incredibly beautiful and has many sailboats and yachts. Paradise Point is a great place to take in a view of the harbor and city. Other sights within town include St Thomas Synagogue, Frederick Lutheran Church, and 99 steps. Outside of Charlotte Amalie you can visit Coral World Ocean Park, which allows you to get close to Caribbean marine life. You can also visit Fort Christian, which is a Danish built fort from the mid 1600s.
St Thomas is only 31 square miles in size, but it has several notable cities. The largest two cities are Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook. Charlotte Amalie is a port for many cruise ships and has a variety of places to visit. Frenchtown is a good place to grab dinner and drink. Red Hook is also referred to as East End and has a slightly more active nightlife with some good restaurants. There is also ferry service to Saint John.

The island also has many popular regions to visit. Magen's Bay is a beautiful bay with white sand beaches and several good bars to relax at. Hull Bay is the best place on the island to try your hand at surfing. Brewer's Bay is a small beach near the university. Sapphire Beach is a beach resort with some snorkeling, a pool, and a nice beach. If you're looking for the area's best snorkeling head to Coki Beach. Secret Harbour is a private resort but visitors can use the beach.

There is no shortage of activities you can try on Saint Thomas. Paragliding, golfing, tennis, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing and kayaking are just an example of the options that are available to you on the island. Some people prefer to simply relax on the beach or take in a drink at the bar, but if you're looking for an adventure sport, there really is no shortage of them on Saint Thomas Island.
Food and Dining
There are many restaurants at various resorts around the island. These restaurants range from budget to high end, but prices in general are marked up. There are also a few independent restaurants around the island. These restaurants can be a good value with decent food at reasonable prices. Seafood is readily available at most places. You can also find delis and cafes that have good lunch menus. Spanish-Caribbean and West Indian food are also available.

Most resorts and restaurants also have bars or nightclubs. Alcohol is quite expensive on the island, so most bars are geared specifically to tourists.

You have several transportation options for exploring St Thomas. Many people choose to rent a car because this gives them the greatest flexibility to see and experience as much as possible. If you're not interested in renting a car, there are several tours you can book to see the entire island. The cheapest tours are bus tours. These tours often come with large crowds and a limited number of sights, so if you have the money to spend it is recommended that you book a private tour instead. Buses have trouble accessing some parts of the island so you may find your experience limited. Whatever your preference, your easiest option is to inquire at your hotel where they can easily set you up with a guide or tour company.

For shorter trips, taxis are a decent option, but they can be somewhat expensive, particularly if it is late at night. Once you've arrived at your destination, walking is usually quite easy.

There are also ferries to several parts of the island. Ferries leave from Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook and travel to other islands every couple of hours.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.