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U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Vacations

Experience the islands’ colorful multi-cultural history along with its vibrant aqua seas, sumptuous cuisine and lively calypso beat. With no passport required for U.S. citizens traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, this is an ideal choice for a seaside escape.

Region: Caribbean

Featured U.S. Virgin Islands Hotel

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Our 3.5-St
St. Thomas, USVI

Located on 1000-foot golden sand beach with palm trees rustling in the breeze, at this true Caribbean resort you will be surrounded by the tastes, sights and sounds of the island.

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Overview

The U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean consist of four large islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island, plus around 50 smaller islets and cays. The capital, Charlotte Amalie, lies on St. Thomas.

St. John and the pristine Virgin Islands National Park sits to the east. St. Croix, with its historic towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted, is due south.

Myriad countries, including Holland, France, England, Spain, and Denmark, hoped to lay claim to these island jewels. The Danes established the first settlement in St. Thomas in 1672. The United States purchased the islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold in 1917.

What To Do

Follow the underwater snorkeling trail in the irresistible turquoise waters of St. John’s Trunk Bay.

Visit the remains of Annaberg Sugar Mill near Leinster Bay, which was once one of the island’s 25 working sugar factories, and is now part of a national park.

See where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean at the magical sandbar known as the Mermaid’s Chair on glorious St. Thomas.

Explore the Cruzan Rum Distillery or Captain Morgan Rum Distillery to learn more about the history of rum production on St. Croix.

When to Go

Carnival has become one of the largest festivals in the Caribbean. The biggest party of the year begins each December on St. Croix during Three Kings Day. St. Thomas's carnival occurs the last week of April and St. John celebrates around the Fourth of July.

Whenever you decide to visit these enchanting isles, you’ll find balmy weather with relatively low humidity. Temperatures hover between 77 F in the winter and 82 F in the summertime. The wettest months are July through October, when brief showers help vacationers stay cool.