US Virgin Islands Travel Tips
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is a chain of islands situated in the Caribbean Sea to the east 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 as well as many more small islands.
The United States Virgin Islands were first inhabited by Arawaks, Ciboney and Carib people. The islands were so named by Christopher Columbus who discovered the Virgin Islands for the age of European colonialism in 1493. Until the 17th century, the islands were under the every changing control of France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. After the second World War, the United States purchased half of the Virgin Islands from Denmark.
Explore white sandy beaches, architecture and history of St Croix. St Croix has amazing places to dine out, sight see and all kinds of beaches. Find out the best places to see, things to do, places to eat & drink and information about the nightlife on St Croix.
St Thomas is one of the USVI islands located in the beautiful Caribbean sea. This Virgin island has many things to offer from diving, shopping, snorkeling, sightseeing to golf lessons or spa. If you are interested in culture or history, do not forget to visit the oldest Christian (messianic jewish) synagogue. St Thomas is also one of the most commercialized islands in the Virgin islands where you can find big resorts, shopping malls and the main cruise ship ports.
St John island belongs to USVI Virgin islands and it is located only 4 km away from Saint Thomas. This USVI island is the most tranquil and is one of the most pristinely beautiful islands in all the Caribbean, with three quarters of it's area being a U.S. national park. If you enjoy unspoiled nature, quiet luxury, crystal blue water and scenic views this USVI island is for you. On the other hand, Saint John has many activities including best scuba diving, restaurants, water activities and a wide variety of hotels and resorts.
St Croix is the largest island of the USVI Virgin islands located further south in the Caribbean sea. This island is the perfect place for honeymooners, divers or travelers. While visiting St Croix you can expect to meet unique and diverse culture, admire beautiful beaches, world class diving, fine dining and more. Looking for a unique and different island experience? This Caribbean Island is just for you.