The Virgin Islands
Both the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands share the same clear waters, weather, stunning views and beautiful nature. However, in terms of holidays, both destinations are focused on different target groups. The British Virgin Islands attract a somewhat more exclusive clientele with stunning retreats, amazing views and activities all bit further apart from each other. There are fewer people on the beach and the mainstay of tourism are yacht charters. If you don’t mind having to take a nice stroll for your rum and want to party among VIP's, the British Virgin Islands are where you should go.
The United States Virgin Islands offer a Caribbean vacation, but with all the luxury of home. The resorts are more family orientated and offer a home away from home. If you like the American way of life, the US Virgin Islands is your go-to destination. Stunning beaches can be found on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) both, however, culturally they are two completely different experiences. Of course, we recommend island hopping throughout both to take in the unique sights and flavors of each of these gorgeous Caribbean gems.
For a true islander vibe, we suggest going to the British Virgin Islands with its pristine remote beaches and secret surf spots. Many are still free from bars, restaurants or boardwalks apart from a few beaches that are closer to resorts and population centers. If you are looking to party and enjoy a more active variety of things to do then it's worth spending some time in the US Virgin Islands. Both territories offer plenty of hotels and resorts suiting a wide variety of budgets and preferences.
The resorts on the British Virgin Islands cater more towards (but are not limited to) exclusive luxury with fine dining, infinity pools and remote private resorts whereas the US Virgin Islands offer an American playground. Private homes with sea-view balconies, large family-friendly all-inclusive resorts and everything in between. A real highlight in the USVI is the national parks reserve on St. John, where the emphasis on keeping the natural environment pristine makes the island even more stunning than it's neighbors.
Visit Virgin Islands
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is a chain of islands situated in the Caribbean sea on the east side of Puerto Rico. The small islands geographically belong to the Virgin Island archipelago. The United States Virgin Islands consist of three main islands including Saint John, Saint Croix and Saint Thomas and many more smaller islets.
St Thomas is the busiest islands of all. Here you will find the main shopping malls, best restaurants, clubs, golf course, historical sites, luxury resorts and many other great attractions. St John boasts the most beautiful beaches, a National park, sugar plantations and unspoiled nature. If you want to explore more natural treasures, you should definitely visit St Croix. This USVI island is the largest by land area. It has two main cities, Christiansted and Frederiksted, with plenty of history and amenities. Just offshore Scuba Divers can explore the vibrant marine life at Buck Island National Monument, which is a protected island both above and below the water.
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Virgin Island Hotels
The Virgin islands are surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean sea where you can swim, snorkel, fish or dive. This natural paradise offers travelers a range of different islands to spend their holidays on.
With accommodation ranging from budget travelers to honeymooners, the Virgin Islands offers all types of accommodation. The Virgin Islands offer first class hotels, resorts and villas as well as bed and breakfasts, inns and even a couple of campsites.
Whether you are looking to stay on St Croix, St John or St Thomas there are many beautiful spots waiting to be explored. Travelers who are looking for an active nightlife will find that many US Virgin Island hotels offer just that. If you're up for a quieter and less developed paradise, you should choose an island on the British side of the Virgin Islands. On the British Virgin Islands, there are fewer people on the beach and the islands are mostly aimed towards adult vacationers and yacht charters.