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Car Rentals

  Car Rentals: the following car rental agencies serve St. Thomas: Avis Rent-a-Car: (340) 774-1468 Budget: (340) 776-5774 Discount Car Rental: (340) 776-4858 Hertz: (340) 774-0841 Thrifty: (340) 776-1500 Car rental agencies in St. John: Cool Breeze Jeep and Car Rental: (340) 776-6588 Courtesy Car & Jeep Rental: (340) 776-6650 L&L Jeep Rental: (340) 776-1120 […]

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Taxis

  Taxis: for tourists visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, taxis are by far the most practical way to get around. The bus service that exists in St. Thomas (for example) is very limited and is the slowest way to get around. Look for officially licensed taxis only: You can spot them by their dome lights […]

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Blackbeard’s Castle

Blackbeard’s Castle (Lille Taarne Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas) – this “castle” (a.k.a. Skytsborg Tower) was actually built by the Danish around 1674-1680 as a watch tower for guarding the port of Charlotte Amalie – going back to the days when the Virgin Islands were a haven for pirates intent on raiding ships leaving the […]

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Annaberg Plantation

Annaberg Plantation (St. John) – this 18th century plantation was among those used by Danish colonizers to produce sugar, rum and molasses. Annaberg was named after plantation owner William Gottschalk’s daughter and translates to Anna’s Hill. Slave labor was used to clear densely forested hillsides and to terrace the slopes around Annaberg to make farming […]

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About U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands (BVI), located between Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands, consist of three islands (St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas). The most populous of the three is St. Thomas (whose population is 51,634 – out of USVI’s total population of 104,737). USVI’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located at St. Thomas. […]