The US Virgin Islands is a tropical adventure in your backyard. Located just over 1100 miles from Miami, the USVI is a paradise that doesn’t require American citizens to have a passport to enter to an adventure of Caribbean sounds, smells and sights. With a fascinating history, beautiful landscapes and rich culture, the three main islands that make up this amazing territory — St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas — boast a balance of tranquility and peace with adventure and action.
Even though it is possible to visit all three of these islands in one week-long trip, it requires some proper planning. St. Croix is forty miles away from its smaller brethren and doesn’t have a ferry service, calling for a flight on a puddle-jumper if you want head to the island. Though a majority of visitors base themselves in St. Thomas which is heavily commercialized, accommodations are plenty on the less trafficked St. John Island and Water Island, enabling you to have a more peaceful experience.
The diverse beauty of U.S. Virgin Islands gives visitors the unique opportunity to experience a paradise like no other. The Virgin Islands is among the most popular Caribbean destinations, with its trio of islands boasting plentiful water sports, upscale shopping, white sand beaches, fine dining, as well as an array of amazing accommodations to suit anyone’s taste — from small B&Bs to oceanfront resorts, campgrounds to luxury villas.
Explore the second oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere in the morning, relax on the beach in the afternoon, and enjoy a romantic dinner later in the evening. Such is the unforgettable day in the life of a first-time visitor to the US Virgin Islands. Due to the USVI’s picturesque setting and unique history, you are certainly going to find an experience that is next to none in the Caribbean. Beyond its world class attractions, engaging in a variety of events and activities will keep life exciting all throughout the year.