Vacations in the US Virgin Islands
A preferred honeymoon and wedding destination, the US Virgin Islands is still among the sought-after vacation destinations in the Caribbean. The islands don’t see many hurricanes which means that you can come here during the low season as well. Of all the islands, St.John is considered the most beautiful, mostly because of its beaches.
The majority of resorts in the US Virgin Islands offer some kind of romantic package, be it a wedding package, honeymoon package or anniversary package. Most often, several activities are added such as massage for the couple, sightseeing or snorkeling.
The resorts which are located by the private beach offer the possibility to practice water sports such as scuba or snorkeling right off their own beach. Others have agreements with water sports clubs and can arrange for you to take a snorkeling vacation.
Things to do
Charlotte Amalie is the capital city of the USVI and a popular port for cruise ships. As a result, the shopping here can be quite expensive. If shopping is not your thing, then you can go to Paradise Point (skyride: US$18) for a lovely view of the city. There’s also a nice walking trail on top if you want to explore the nature a bit.
Fort Christian is the oldest structure on the island and is home to St.Thomas’ museum. Go up on the roof for some excellent views of the harbor.
Buck Island Reef National Monument is located near Christiansted. There are both walking trails and underwater trails for excellent snorkeling. You cannot stay in the park over night so plan accordingly.
There’s a rain forest on St.Croix island which includes the famous tidal pools at Annally Bay.
Saint John is the small of the islands but the prettiest, thanks to its beautiful beaches. You can swim, snorkel, soak up the sun or practice any other water sport at Salomon Bay, Honeymoon Bay, Caneel Bay, Scott Beach, Turtle Bay, Gibney Beach, Denis Bay, Jumbie Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Blue Cobblestone Beach, Brown Bay and Kiddle Bay.