US Virgin Islands America’s Paradise

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Charlotte Amalie Harbour, St. Thomas USVI

Welcome to usvi.net, the US Virgin Islands oldest and longest running travel website.

There are three main islands to visit in the US Virgin Islands; St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.  There is also the small, and historically fascinating Water Island.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas is the most popular cruise port in the Caribbean. St. Thomas is home of Charlotte Amalie. Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the US Virgin Islands.   Charlotte Amalie is both the principle cruise terminal as well as the location island’s airport.

St. Croix

St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands at 82 square miles in area.  St. Croix consists of two distinct towns; Christiansted and Frederiksted. The architectural quality and historic interest of the one-time Danish West Indies capital has made part of Christiansted (founded in 1734) a National Historic Site.

St. John

St. John is mainly a US National Park. St. John offers incredible vantages of nature in the Caribbean.  Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park volunteers staff an information kiosk on St. John Island. This is a good place to start your visit of St. John.

Spend day after day on beach after beach, each with its own panoramic view.  Try camping under the stars. Let a friendly mongoose lead you along a woodland trail. Many of the trails end on a plateau high in the sky, offering panoramic views of white beaches, emerald cays, and turquoise waters.

Water Island

Water Island is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands at fewer than 1.3 square miles. Water Island is only a short 10-minute ferry ride from St. Thomas. If you’re looking for something more than shopping, you will find it on Water Island.  To help get around Water Island golf carts can be rented right off the ferry.

Some of the things that can be done in the US Virgin Islands include sailing, scuba diving, skin diving, water skiing and most other water sports.  Newer attractions like zip lining are also available. Taking in a round of golf or horseback riding are also options if time allows.  If staying over night take the time to enjoy the nightlife.

If looking for a tropical wedding location but do not want to worry about passports – this is the perfect place!  Imagine being wed on the beach at Magens Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.  Receptions can be held at any number of locations from beaches to five star hotels and anywhere in between.  With scheduled daily flights provided by American, Delta, Jet Blue, and United from major mainland hubs Atlanta and Miami the Islands are a reasonable location for those along the eastern seaboard.

Things to know about the US Virgin Islands:

  • No passports are required for US Citizens,
  • You can bring back up to 5 liters of alcohol duty free,

Driving is on the left hand side of the road, steering wheel also on the left!