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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

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
St. Thomas, USVI

This award-winning beachfront resort sits on a coastal paradise teeming with exotic marine life and endless opportunities to dine, relax and explore.

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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.