Saint Thomas is a large island with an airport, and a land area of 31.24 square miles (80.9 km2). The island, along with St John, Saint Croix, and Water Island, form a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. The population of Saint Thomas is almost 48.5% of the US Virgin Islands total.
St. Thomas is one of the world’s most heavily trafficked cruise ports. Its lofty popularity is earned because St. Thomas offers something for just about everyone, and it’s an island that can accommodate a huge, daily population influx. The island has many shopping malls in Charlotte Amalie and its duty-free is relatively unparalleled.
Virtually every ship sailing an Eastern Caribbean itinerary includes St. Thomas as a port of call as do many Southern Caribbean voyages. It is not uncommon, particularly during the Caribbean’s winter high season, to see six or more ships docked and/or anchored in a day - and that can mean an extra 20,000 tourists (almost half the island’s population)!
The Islands also benefit from the E.D.C program which incentivises local Company with greatly reduced Corporation Taxes.
St Thomas Harbour, in the Caribbean