The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

Everything from
A to Z to Plan a
U.S. Virgin Islands Vacation

The Virgin Islands, located in the heart of the Caribbean and offer some of the most pristine beaches, spectacular water sports, and a culture that sets them apart from any other travel destination. It is hardly surprising that the Virgin Islands have become a popular destination for tourists seeking an unforgettable experience. Explore the islands on your own by embarking on a land or water excursion.

Our knowledgeable Island Guides are listed below to help you tailor your vacation to your own interests and goals. After a day of enjoying the islands, we'll help you find the perfect place to sleep, whether you want to stay in a luxurious villa or a small island hotel or resort.

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U.S. Virgin Islands Guides

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, USVI

St. Thomas, also known as Rock City, is home to the capital city of the US Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie. This bustling city has been at the heart of St. Thomas' activities from colonial times to the present day.

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St. John, Virgin Islands

St. John, USVI

Many visitors to St. John, affectionately known as Love City, report becoming enamored with the island. Some even mention that, while still on vacation, they are already planning their return trip.

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St. Croix, Virgin Islands Sugar Mill

St. Croix, USVI

St. Croix, also known as Twin City, was once the sugar-producing king of the Caribbean islands. Today, visitors will notice dozens of sugar mill ruins scattered across the island, with around 150 still standing as a testament to its rich history.

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Water Island Wallpaper

Water Island, USVI

Water Island does not have taxis, public transportation, hotels, shops or a main town and is good option for cruise ship passengers docked at Crown Bay.

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U.S. Virgin Islands

Unforgettable Experiences & Adventures

Bask in the warm Caribbean sun, dig your toes into powdered white sand, and be amazed by the crystal-clear turquoise waters. The Virgin Islands have a beach paradise for every traveler, whether they enjoy swimming at world-famous Magens Bay on St. Thomas or exploring the untouched beauty of Honeymoon Beach in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John.
Experience water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, and sailing, as well as land-based adventures such as hiking and zip-lining through lush tropical forests, to unleash your adventurous spirit. The Virgin Islands certainly offer something for everyone, making them the ideal vacation spot for both thrill-seekers and relaxation-seekers.
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What Makes the US Virgin Islands Special

St. Thomas Adults Carnival Parade

Carnival, USVI

Experience the vibrant colors, rhythmic beats, and lively spirit at the most anticipated event of the year! Carnival is an annual event that shows off the West Indies' rich cultural history and traditions. This amazing event draws in both locals and tourists with its parades, musical performances, food fairs, and much more.

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Virgin Islands May Pole

VI Culture

Where Caribbean and American cultures mix in a fascinating way, you can do something truly unique. Participate in island culture by experiencing music, Carnival, Mocko Jumbies, and Virgin Islands cuisine. As you travel around the islands, you'll experience the genuine friendliness of the locals and learn about the fascinating history that makes these islands so special. The US Virgin Islands provide a one-of-a-kind Caribbean experience that stands out from other places thanks to their blend of American culture and other cultural influences.

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Virgin Islands History

Caribbean History

In 1917, the United States purchased the Virgin Islands for $25 million in gold, significantly impacting the islands' development and culture. This historic event created a unique blend of Caribbean and American influences that continue to shape the Virgin Islands' identity today.

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Iguana on Towel

Plants & Animals

The Virgin Islands boast a diverse ecosystem with unique flora and fauna. As you explore, be on the lookout for intriguing inhabitants like iguanas and mongooses. St. John's Virgin Islands National Park offers verdant forests, historic ruins, unspoiled beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.

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the Weather & Geography

Ram Head Trail, St. John

Island Geography

The United States Virgin Islands are a tropical archipelago in the Caribbean Sea located east of Puerto Rico and west of the British Virgin Islands. They are made up of three main islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.

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Virgin Islands Weather

Island Weather

Discover the current conditions, average highs and lows, and more about the climate. With its year-round warm temperatures and abundant sunshine, the islands provide the perfect setting for your Caribbean getaway.

Virgin Islands Weather

US Virgin Islands FAQ's

Discover the answers to your most pressing questions about the Virgin Islands with our comprehensive FAQ section, covering everything from transportation and accommodations to dining and shopping.

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