Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Many of you have seen the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Right now, the conditions in the Virgin Islands are not good. They need your help. There are a number of locations accepting donations. One such place is the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. You can donate here.
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There are three main islands to visit in the USVI, they are; St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. There is also small, and historically fascinating Water Island just off St. Thomas.
St. Thomas is the most popular cruise port in the Caribbean. It is also home to Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the US Virgin Islands. Therefore it should come as no surprise Charlotte Amalie hosts both the principle cruise terminal for the USVI as well as Cyril E King Airport.
St. Croix is the largest of the USVI at 82 square miles in area. There are two distinct towns; Christiansted and Frederiksted on the island. Due to the architectural quality and historic interest of the one-time Danish West Indies capital, part of Christiansted (founded in 1734) is a National Historic Site.
St. John is mainly a US National Park. This island offers incredible views of nature in the Caribbean. Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park volunteer to 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 is the smallest of the USVI 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 many things that can be done in the USVI 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 overnight 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 USVI:
- 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!