U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

Overview

The three U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas each boast their own distinct charm & danish heritage. Visitors can take in all three on an island-hopping Caribbean adventure without leaving the United States.

 

St. Croix‘s cultural heartbeat can be felt in historic Christiansted and Frederiksted, stepping back into the Territory’s unique Danish heritage.

 

The eclectic beauty of the island is only rivalled by its diversely delicious culinary landscape – from downhome eateries serving Caribbean favourites to fine dining establishments with haute cuisine featuring the very best in a range of local produce.

 

The renowned beaches of Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay and Trunk Bay on St. John are ranked some of the best in the world. Situated within Virgin Islands National Park that covers 60 percent of the island, it’s their sublime setting that has made them a favourite.

 

Cosmopolitan St. Thomas is energetic as it is idyllic. The bustling port of Charlotte Amalie offers the best in duty-free shopping, engaging attractions as well as sophisticated dining and nightlife.

 

Beyond the urban vibe, the islands’ natural attractions also entice visitors. The iconic Magens Bay is an ideal retreat for water sports or relaxing on the sand.

Airlines

The U.S. Virgin Islands is served by connecting flights from gateways served by American Airlines/American Eagle, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines. Regional services into the U.S. Virgin Islands are operated by Cape Air, LIAT, Rainbow International Airlines, Seaborne Airlines and VI Airlink.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

Many cruise lines include the U.S. Virgin Islands on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

The U.S. Virgin Islands offers a wider range of accommodation options. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Four CTO-member tour operators serve the U.S. Virgin Islands. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

Days One & Two: St. Croix
• Tour local rum distilleries
• Stroll historic Christiansted or Frederiksted to shop boutiques and savour local cuisine
• Trek through the rainforest by horseback or a take a jeep tour to the Annaly Bay tidal pool
• Sunset sail Christiansted Harbor
Day Three: St. Thomas
• Seaplane transfer from St. Croix 
• Try stand-up paddle boarding at Magens Bay
• Zipline through the treetops and catch views over Magens Bay 
Day Four: St. John
• Take a short ferry hop to St. John
• Hike one of 22 trails or follow Trunk Bay’s snorkel trail
• Visit the shops and restaurants in Mongoose Junction
Day Five: St. Thomas
• Encounter sea lions and turtles at Coral World Ocean Park
• Shop in historic Charlotte Amalie