US Virgin Islands Travel Tips
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are 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 smaller 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 in 1493. Until the 17th century, the islands were under the 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 has many things to offer from diving, shopping, snorkeling, sightseeing to golf lessons or spa treatments. If you are interested in culture or history, do not forget to visit the oldest Christian (messianic jewish) synagogue on the island. St Thomas is also one of the most commercialized islands in the Virgin islands which is why you can find big resorts, shopping malls and the main cruise ship ports here.
St John is located only 4 km away from Saint Thomas. It is one of the most pristinely beautiful islands in all the Caribbean as its quite tranquil, 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 island is for you. However, Saint John is definitely not a quiet island as it offers many things to do when it comes to water activities (e.g. scuba diving) and has a wide variety of restaurants, hotels and resorts.
St Croix is the largest island within the US Virgin island archipelago located further south in the Caribbean sea. This island is the perfect place for honeymooners, divers or any other type of traveler. While visiting St Croix you can expect to meet the local unique and diverse culture, admire beautiful beaches, experience world class diving, fine dining, delicious local food and more. Looking for a unique and different island experience? This Caribbean Island is just for you.