The Department of Tourism looks forward to welcoming you to the U.S. Virgin Islands! Our recovery from last year’s storms has been very strong. Power has been restored, beaches and attractions have reopened, restaurants are serving up extraordinary dishes, and the USVI spirit is as warm and inviting as ever. Airlines and cruise lines have returned to our shores, and many hotels, bed and breakfasts and condominiums are available to overnight visitors even as our rebuilding work continues. The USVI yachting industry is unrivaled, and we have wonderful villas to accommodate groups large and small. More hotels will open near the end of 2018, and we are confident we will have an even better tourism product. Please contact your airline, accommodations provider and/or travel advisor for specific updates before you travel. The best way to continue help the Territory is to visit us! Also, please visit for more details. #USVIStillNice

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The United States Virgin Islands is an unincorporated U.S. Territory with a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives. All persons born on the islands are citizens of the United States and are governed by U.S. law.

  • Population of territory: 108,612 (2000 census)
  • Official Language: English
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar
  • Approximately hotel rooms UPDATED: 4, 757
  • Largest duty-free port in the Caribbean, with $1,600 duty-free allowance
  • Comprises approximately 50 islands and cays in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean (between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea)
  • Point Udall on St. Croix is the easternmost point in the U.S.
  • St. Croix: 84 square miles
  • St. John: 19 square miles
  • St. Thomas: 32 square miles
  • Capital: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Constitution of the Territory: The 1954 Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands
  • Gubernatorial elections held every four years; general elections held every two years for the 15 seats in the territory's Senate and the Delegate to the U.S. Congress.
  • Officials: The Honorable Kenneth E. Mapp, Governor; The Honorable Osbert E. Potter, Lieutenant Governor; The Honorable Stacey E. Plaskett, Delegate to U.S. Congress.


The U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Film Production was created to facilitate your filming needs. We provide guidelines on equipment, customs (including shipping regulations and immigration travel identification), film permits, marine production, insurance coverage, and available crew. If you would like to receive a Film Permit Application Form and learn more about filming opportunities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, please contact us!

United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
  • P.O. Box 6400
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 00804

Office of Film Promotion

Phone: (340) 774-8784 ext. 2243 or Direct (340) 775-1444
Fax: (340) 774-4390


Bureau of Economic Research
Economic Development Authority
Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Hospital & Medical Center - The Governor Juan F. Luis-St Croix
Hospital- Roy Lester Schneider - St. Thomas
St. Croix Chamber of Commerce
St. Croix Hotel & Tourism Association
St. Thomas /St. John Hotel & Tourism Association
St. Thomas/ST. John Chamber of Commerce
Virgin Islands Port Authority