The sheltered beaches, cool trade winds and breathtaking views of St. Thomas have made it the destination of choice for many from all over the world. Equally appealing to many is the opportunity for world-class shopping, fine dining, water sports and other outdoor adventures that our temperate climate permits as year round activities.
AREA GUIDE & TIPS
Because we know that your time is precious and St. Thomas may not be familiar territory, our staff has taken the time to provide you with some resources that would help make your trip more special and personal. The Know Before You Go will give you a brief overview of the culture, packing tips, cellular connectivity and more. Our Paradise Properties Area Guide will tell you more about our location and help you plan your activities and things to do on the island.
U.S. Citizens are not required to have a passport for travel to the United States Virgin Islands. A picture ID such as a driver’s license is required. Travel to our neighboring British Virgin Islands does require documented proof of citizenship.
72-85 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter and 78-92 degrees during the summer.
Atlantic Standard Time is used here. We’re one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the winter and on the same time in the summer.
DRIVING IN ST. THOMAS
Drivers with a US or international driver’s license may legally drive in the US Virgin Islands for 90 days without obtaining a V.I. Driver’s license. Remember to drive on the left!
Currency in the Virgin Islands the US Dollar. St. Thomas is a world-class shopping port with bargain prices on such items as jewelry, perfumes, alcohol, china/crystal, art, watches and cameras. Smart shoppers will research the price of high-ticket items prior to purchase.
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (800) 372-USVI
St. Thomas Tourist Information Office (340) 774-8784
Condominiums are only one mile from the town of Red Hook, ten miles from the airport, and eight miles from downtown Charlotte Amalie.
Check in at Paradise Properties, Inc., 6345 Estate Smith Bay Road, St. Thomas, VI 00802 and get directions for your next adventure.
National rental car agencies are located at the Cyril E. King Airport for your convenience. Small rental car agencies are also available on the island.
A stateside or international driver’s license is a legal requirement for driving in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Remember to STAY LEFT! while driving on the island.
From the airport take Route 302 to E Moravian Highway.
Turn right onto Route 30 East and follow it to Mandela Circle.
Make a left onto Route 313, then bear right onto Route 38 East.
Stay on Route 38 East toward Sapphire Bay.
Turn left at the sign that says Sapphire Bay West Condominiums or Crystal Cove to check-in at the office.
Taxis are available at the airport, beaches, Red Hook Marina, Sea Plane Terminal, etc. Check with Paradise Properties staff to request pick up on-site.
Private Safari buses run past the property toward the town of Red Hook every 15-20 minutes until 7:00 PM daily. The fare is $1.00 and $2.00 to travel into the city of Charlotte Amalie.
1 mile away from the condominiums is the marina where ferries transport passengers to neighboring island such as our sister island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Located on beautiful Sapphire Beach.
We want your stay to be enjoyable.