Every one of the three islands that comprise the U.S. Virgin Islands has its own unique personality, and altogether they give travelers a wide range of different choices. St. Thomas has numerous opportunities for shoppers and a very active nightlife. Most of St. Johns has been preserved in a national park. St. Croix is not as loud and lively as St. Thomas, but it is also not as serene as St. John, and it has an appeal for both nature lovers and shoppers. US Virgin Islands Beach Resorts are located on all three islands.
Attractions And Activities In The U.S. Virgin Islands
In St. Thomas, shopping is the most popular activity and thousands of passengers from cruise ships will get off at Charlotte Amalie each day just to shop. There are large discounts on duty-free items meaning that up to 50% can be saved on many items. While St. Croix also has some excellent shopping in hristiansted and Frederiksted, Buck Island is its primary attraction. This is rather small isaldn that is just off the northeastern portion of St. Croix with excellent underwater snorkeling. With St. John, the very quiet and serene natural beauty of the island is the main attraction, with almost 70% of the island being part of a national park.
Beaches Of The U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas has a large number of beaches, 44 to be exact. The most famous St. Thomas beach and one of the nicest is Magen’s Bay. This is a public beach that has numerous facilities, but there is a fee to go on the beach. Caneel Bay on St. John has a seven beach string. On St. John, Trunk Bay is also well known for its snorkeling trail. The largest beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands is Sandy Point which is on St. Croix. This beach is also a nesting ground for the leatherback turtle, which is an endangered species. This beach is accessible by the public on weekends only. Buck Island which is a National Monument and just off the north shore of St. Croix, is also an excellent place for snorkeling.
US Virgin Islands Beach Resorts
US Virgin Islands Beach Resorts can be rather expensive. If you would like to reduce the cost you should book your room as part of a package that will include lodging and airfare, or you can travel during the off season, which goes from April to mid-December. There is a particularly invinting resort on St. Johns called Caneel Bay which does not have an telephones or televisions in the rooms, this makes it an excellent place to connect with nature. For a more elegant setting you can go to the Marriot Frenchman’s Reef that is located on St. Thomas, or The Buccanner, which is located on St. Croix.