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What are the US Virgin Islands known for?

The U.S. Virgin Islands are known for their diverse beauty, `America`s Caribbean Paradise` possessing some of the most glorious beaches, ranked among the best in the world. The tropical island trio made up of St. John, St. Croix, and St Thomas, each offering something different. White sand beaches, luxury accommodations, fine dining, ample water sports in turquoise waters, and lush tropical foliage. St. Thomas is the popularity of the trio with unspoiled beaches and undisturbed nature in the 7,000 acres of lush parkland. A yacht strewn harbor is lined by dazzling stores, upscale restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene. The largest island of St. Croix is known for Christiansted, a colorful ancient town with a historic fort, amazing snorkeling off Buck Island, and its renowned rums. St. Croix boasts some of the best food and dining options and the magnificent sight of the sparkling waters of Bioluminescent Bay at night. The smallest island of St. John`s known for unspoiled natural beauty, pristine beaches like Trunk Bay, world-class snorkeling and diving in tropical turquoise waters and luxury resorts. The history of this small island is as rich as its sprawling national park covering 5,000 acres and is often referred to as the `Beverly Hills of the Caribbean`. .

What are the best places to visit the US Virgin Islands?

St Thomas is the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. A spectacular destination for its beaches and snorkeling spots. It`s a town with a busy cruise-ship port and historic buildings include a 1679 watchtower called Blackbeard`s Castle, in reference to the area`s pirate history. On the harbor, 17th-century Fort Christian is now a local-history museum. St Croix offers lots of things to do, thanks to our perfect weather and beautiful beaches. Christiansted is located on the east end and is known for its duty free shopping, art galleries, and the charming bars and restaurants along the harborside boardwalk.

When is the best time to visit the US Virgin Islands?

The sun is always shining in the US Virgin Islands where temperatures hover in the 80s during the day and drop to a soothing 70 degrees at night. The best months to visit the stunning islands are April through June when the weather is warm and mild with very little rain and before hurricane season starts (June-November). The winter months are generally the dry season and high season, but tropical showers can come and go quickly at any time of year. Hotel rates during the winter months are at their highest, February is the busiest month, and reservations during the high season should be made as far in advance as possible.

How many days should I spend in the US Virgin Islands?

We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.

What is the best way to get around the US Virgin Islands?

Renting a car is the best way to travel around the US Virgin Islands with international rental car agencies found at the airport and the main towns on each island. Ferries are the most efficient and affordable way of traveling between the islands, and allow you to transport your vehicle between the islands. Watch out for winding, narrow roads that can also be steep and bumpy on the islands, a four-wheel-drive vehicle is highly recommended. Red Hook dock in St. Thomas is the busiest cruise port in the Caribbean, with frequent boats that travel to Cruz Bay, St. John and cruises can also be taken to St. Croix.

What is the currency in the US Virgin Islands?

The currency in the US Virgin Islands is the US dollar. There are ATMs found at the airports and throughout major cities on all three islands.

Do people speak English in the US Virgin Islands?

The official languages spoken in the US Virgin Islands are English, Spanish, and French Creole, many people speak English especially in the service industry at hotels and restaurants. Most of the island's inhabitants have a good comprehension of the English language. We recommend you get a good English-Spanish guidebook and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, and numbers 1-10.

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