The US Virgin Islands are a much-loved holiday destination, with each island offering its own unique attractions. St. Thomas is the gateway to the US Virgin Islands and is the easiest island to fly to. It is home to the oldest American synagogue in continuous use, Magens Bay for kids, and Blackbeard Castle.
John is the least populated of the three islands and is known for its stunning reefs and Trunk Bay. Croix is home to sprawling botanical gardens, a golf course, and the Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument. When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of options in the US Virgin Islands. The Point Pleasant Resort is located on the east side of St.
Thomas and offers wicker furniture and tropical prints in its rooms. The Ritz-Carlton is a larger and more imposing hotel with private balconies or terraces, marble bathrooms, and contemporary finishes. Estate Lindholm in St. John offers 16 rooms, extensive gardens, and stunning views.
The Buccaneer in St. Croix has an 18-hole golf course, eight tennis courts, and three private beaches.When it comes to food, travelers should look for local fish such as conch fritters and Caribbean lobster, grouper and flying fish. Grilled chicken, roasted pork, pepper pot and goat stew are also popular dishes on restaurant menus. Oceana in St.
Thomas serves bouillabaisse, pork rillettes, and a fantastic mushroom and leek tatin pie. The Gladys Café in St. Thomas serves classic dishes with homemade hot sauce. Balter in St.
Croix has a curated balcony and fresh herbs from its private garden.When it comes to drinks, rum is cheaper than Coca-Cola on these islands so be prepared for strong drinks! Greeting locals with a “good morning” or “good afternoon” is considered polite.When it comes to souvenirs, Christiansted's waterfront and Frederiksted's Strand Street in St. Croix are great places to find memories. In St. John check out the stores in Coral Bay, Wharfside Village and Mongoose Junction.The best time to visit the US Virgin Islands is between December and April when temperatures range from 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit with most of the rain falling during hurricane season (June-July).
Flights to the US Virgin Islands can be found at reasonable prices.