March 2018: Beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened! We are welcoming visitors back; and look forward to welcoming you! Learn more on the Recovery Blog.

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria Recovery

Dear Friends, On September 6th, 2017 and again on September 19th, 2017 the U.S. Virgin Islands were hit by category 5 hurricanes. Hurricane Irma devastated St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. Hurricane Maria arrived under two weeks later, devastating St. Croix and added further damage to the sister islands.

Over the last months we have been recovering; many beaches, attractions and businesses have reopened. Cruise ships have returned, and some travelers are arriving by air to visit and many to help. We thank you for your prayers, thoughts and support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Latest Update: March 16, 2018
Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources

Virgin Islands Beach Advisory, DPNR

Section: Environment

March 12-16, 2018 – BEACH ADVISORY The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Territory by sampling for Enterococci Bacteria and Turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following: DPNR performed […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel Property Updates

Section: Hotel Property Updates is in the process of compiling a list of updates from all hotel operators in order to provide current 2018 information for all of them. We will continue adding the information as we receive replies from hotel management. See the following links: St. Croix Accommodations St. John Accommodations St. Thomas Accommodations Please Note: The […]


The 47th St. Croix’s Agricultural Fair is back on!

Section: Events

Important Note: The 47th St. Croix’s Agricultural Fair is back on! It is typically held in February and was initially canceled due to the damages caused by Hurricane Maria. The community responded requesting that the annual event still be held. The date was therefore moved to later in the year to allow time for farmers to […]


Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

Section: Government & Organization Updates

March 10th, 2018 – The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) announced that electricity had been restored to all eligible customers in the territory. In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, two Category 5 storms in September, approximately 55,000 customers of WAPA were left without service.  A joint effort by WAPA, FEMA, Haugland […]

Virgin Islands National Park

National Park Update

Section: Government & Organization Updates

March 7th, 2018 – Come Help in our Recovery Help clear Ruins, Trails and Vistas while learning about the history of the island and Virgin Islands National Park with Friends of VI National Park Volunteers. All Are Welcome! The volunteer van picks up at: 8 a.m., Park Maintenance next to Mongoose Junction. Your Help Makes a […]

Friends of the National Park

St. John Friends of the V.I. National Park

Section: Government & Organization Updates

March 2018 – Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park are planning their annual Beach to Beach Power Swim – Hurricane Edition – for May 27th, 2018. Learn more and register at January 20, 2018 – Lind Point Trail Debris Removal Help Friends of VINP Recovery Trail Crew clear debris from the Lind Point Trail. This […]

Virgin Islands Tourism Department

Virgin Islands Tourism Department

Section: Government & Organization Updates

March 1st, 2018 – U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS UPDATE Ports All ports are open. Cruise ship traffic is beginning to stabilize in the Territory. In March 2018, nearly 50 port calls are scheduled for St. Thomas, and St. Croix expects to receive five calls. Cruise ship passengers are greeted by the warm sights and sounds of […]


Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas Reopens

Section: Hotel Property Updates

Feb 16th, 2018 Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove in St. Thomas Reopens The associates at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands are excited to welcome back Owners and guests to this exceptional resort today. The resort has been closed since Hurricane Irma hit St. Thomas on September 6, 2017. Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove is […]


U.S. Postal Service

Section: Shipping

February 23, 2018 – Priority Mail Express is being accepted with normal service guarantees. The suspension of shipments of live animals has been lifted. All incoming mail service is available in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. All customers are receiving mail through pickup at Post Offices or delivery. U.S. Virgin Islands All Post Offices in […]



Section: Airport

Feb. 20th, 2018 – Sprint will add flights for St. Croix in May Beginning May 24, 2018, Spirit will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Caribbean island will become Spirit’s 65th destination, following last week’s […]


Coral World Come Back

Section: Events

We are thrilled to announce that Coral World is open again to the general public. Please see the attached update for specials throughout the month of February as well as the schedule of operations. Please note that even on closed days, visitors are welcome to signup for activities. They will receive a “Come Back” certificate […]

Ferry Schedule

St. Thomas – St. John Ferry Updates

Section: Ferry-Transportation

February 3rd, 2018: Starting February 8th, 2018 Passenger Ferry Service between Red Hook, St. Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John will increase hours and operate every hour on the hour until 10:00 pm from both locations. New non-resident rate for the passenger ferry between Red Hook and Cruz Bay is now $8.15 one way. This increase began […]


St. John Community Foundation

Section: Government & Organization Updates

February 1st, 2018 – Community Wide Hurricane Recovery Update meeting are being held and facilitated by St. John Community Foundation. They cover assistance, volunteering and offer support for getting back to a new normal. Plus hear about the progress and challenges of community leaders, service providers and work groups. Follow them on facebook to see announcements […]


viNGN Marks Another Milestone in Recovery and Restoration Efforts

Section: Government & Organization Updates

January 26th 2018 – The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) announced that the company had reached another milestone in its overall recovery and restoration efforts of the territory’s all fiber high speed broadband network. The company announced that the post-disaster recovery efforts have now seen eighty percent (80%) of the overall network service back […]

Magens Bay

Beach Cleanup

Section: Environment

Brewers Bay Beach Clean Up Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10 AM – 12 PM Join us to clean up Brewers Beach! Meet by the bathrooms on the left side for trash bags. Bring friends and reusable water bottles. We look forward to seeing you there! Frenchtown Shoreline Clean Up Saturday, January 20, 2018 at […]


Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Section: Events

Resilience of Culture Just in time for St. Croix’s Crucian Christmas Festival, which takes place annually in December and January, we learned of a great article on VI culture and hurricane recovery! Charlie Weber, managing editor of the Folklife Magazine at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, recently wrote to us to […]

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