US Virgin Islands Vacation

US Virgin Islands Vacation

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US Virgin Islands

A little of this and a little of that.

The three islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas - create a delightful blend of unique island experiences.  As the Caribbean's most beloved destination, each island moves at its own pace with something for everyone.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas offers stunning beaches and landscapes along with a cosmopolitan style in its effervescent capital city, Charlotte Amalie.  Enjoy over 40 spectacular beaches, majestic mountains offering stunning vistas as well as world class golfing, sport-fishing and yachting.

St. Croix

St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands offers a rich history and culture as well as beautiful beaches and renowned recreational activities.  Visitors to St. Croix will find a variety of vacation pleasures - great shopping in Christiansted, exotic marine life at Buck Island, and exciting casino entertainment at the Virgin Islands first casino.

St. John

For a quieter retreat, St. John is sure to please.  More than two-thirds of the island's 20 square miles is a protected national park, ensuring that its natural riches of crystal waters, emerald forests and world-class beaches remain unspoiled.  Be sure to seek out Trunk Bay, Cruz Bay and Cinnamon Bay for thrilling snorkeling, windsurfing, tranquil beaches, mountain biking, colorful shopping and delicious cuisine.

After Sunset - The U.S. Virgin Islands offers diners an eclectic mix of cuisines - you might sample local seafood specialties like Creole-style "ole wife" and yellowtail, or American, Italian, Mexican, or Asian fare.  In St. Thomas, you might dance the night away, or take in a performance at the Reichhold Center for the Arts.  St. John offers a wide variety of dining options, as well as the opportunity to gaze into a perfect blanket of stars.  Feeling lucky? Hit the tables at St. Croix's Divi Carina Bay Casino.

Sights

Fort Christian - On St. Thomas, you can visit the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands: Fort Christian, now a U.S. National Landmark.  Built in 1672, it now hosts the Virgin Islands Museum, where the island's early history is revealed.

Whim Plantation Museum - History comes alive as you walk among the original early 18th century plantation buildings on the 12 acres of Whim Museum.  Exhibits and guided tours offer a fascinating glimpse of the days when sugar was king.

Fun Extras

Buck Island by Catamaran - Swim and snorkel at Buck Island's Turtle Beach, one of the  most beautiful beaches in the world.  Then you're off to the underwater trail for a guided tour of the reef - home to hundreds of fish and coral species.

Tour St. Thomas and Shop - Enjoy a tour featuring the highlights of St.Thomas - from the breathtaking views of Magen's Bay to the Mountain Top, the highest point of St. Thomas.  Then head down to Charlotte Amalie where you can browse the duty-free shops of this historic old Danish town.

Tour St. John then Snorkel at Trunk Bay - Experience the unsurpassed natural pristine beauty of St. John by open air safari.  Drive through Annaberg Sugar Plantation and wind your way down to Trunk Bay, one of the Caribbean's most photographed beaches.  The snorkeling here features an underwater self-guiding trail to teach you about sealife.

Sky Ride to Paradise Point - Ride a cable car to the peak of Paradise Point in St. Thomas.  Enjoy a spectacular view of the entire island and its turquoise waters.

Hotel Recommendations

The Westin Resort & Villas St. John - Located along Great Bay on the southwest shore of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Westin Resort features 47 acres of spectacular property overlooking the bay and spectacular white-sand beach.

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa - Located on 31 lush acres in St. Thomas, Wyndham Sugar Bay offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring St. John and an extensive variety of recreational facilities and amenities.  If you are looking for relaxation, you can unwind on your ocean-front private balcony or take a swim at the beach or in one of the hotel's interconnecting pools or hot tub.  All-inclusive packages available.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort - Located in St. Thomas, a spectacular view overlooking one of the most scenic harbors in the world.  Savor this breathtaking perspective or take the ferry across the harbor to explore Charlotte Amalie's charm.  If you prefer the enticements of a beach lined with palm trees, spend the day enjoying a world of relaxing tropical pleasures and watersports.  Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort is hailed for its outstanding location and distinctive cuisine as well as a rich variety of amenities.

The Buccaneer - The Buccaneer is a luxury oceanfront resort located on a 340-acre tropical estate on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Spacious, elegant accommodations are placed throughout the property with expansive terraces and impressive views.  The Great House main building sits  atop a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Christiansted Harbor.  This resort is constructed around buildings which date back to 1653; it's architecture and history reflect the rich heritage of St. Croix.  The Buccaneer has been offering timeless Caribbean hospitality since 1947.