Tea USVI includes four uniquely different islands; St. Croix (The longest), St Thomas (The busiest), San Juan (small, quiet and picturesque).
The mixture of American Y Caribbean influence makes the Virgin Islands of the United States “America in the Caribbean“.
The local population is made up of citizens of other Caribbean islands, Americans, Europeans and Hispanics. While English is the primary language, you will also hear the dialects of Spanish, French-Patois, and Creole.
The musical rhythm of the islands is a mix of calypso, reggae, steel drums, R&B and hip hop. Local bands sing songs on political and social themes, accompanied to the beat of washboard instruments and pumpkins.
St Thomas It is the main cruise port in the Caribbean and the main destination for duty free shopping. This is the most popular tourist destination in the Virgin Islands and offers many dining options, a variety of accommodations including hotels, resorts, and fine villas.
St. Thomas is legendary for its hundreds of duty-free shops that line the streets of Charlotte amalie, The capital city. Between the three main strips are side streets and alleys filled with dozens and dozens of shops where you can literally “shop till you drop“. U.S Citizens are allowed $ 1200 in tax-free purchases and you can send gifts to your home, family or friends without duty or tax.
St. Thomas is an extremely mountainous island with little flat land. From a distance, the slopes are covered in bright and colorful flowers. Venturing up the hillside you find yourself surrounded by a subtropical forest of palm trees, mangroves, and mango, papaya, breadfruit, and coconut trees.
Two of the best views of the island’s hills are in Drake’s Seat, which offers a panoramic view of nearby islands, and another favorite viewing spot is San Pedro Mountain. Since there is little flat land on the island, every corner offers another fantastic view. And the Skyride to Paradise Point, a modern aerial cable car, is your trip to the best tourism in the Virgin islands. The trip is 7 minutes one way and takes you 700 feet above sea level.
After sightseeing, stop for lunch at Frenchtown. This unique city is located approximately half a mile from Charlotte amalie. This area is popular with locals and tourists, and is home to many excellent restaurants and bars. Frenchtown is home to the descendants of immigrants from the French island of San Bartolome.
Aside from the beautiful beaches, stunning hilltop views, first-class shopping, and excellent restaurants, the weather in St. Thomas is always constant. The temperature never drops below 70 degrees and never goes above 95 degrees. Here you will find perpetual sunshine, refreshing trade winds, and showers that last only a few minutes.
Charlotte amalie It has a beautiful natural harbor and many sheltered bays, making it a perfect destination for beach lovers. St. Thomas offers some of the best beaches including Morningstar Beach, Coki Beach, Bluebeard’s Beach, Hull Bay, Limetree Beach, Magens Bay, Sapphire Beach, and Vessup Bay. Two of my favorite beaches are Magens Bay and Sapphire Beach. Magens Bay is protected by reefs and offers excellent swimming, while Sapphire Beach offers wonderful views of St. John and the surrounding islands..
Moving on to the biggest island, St CroixYou will find the pace a little slower than St. Thomas. Two major cities, Christiansted Y Frederiksted They offer their own distinctive flair with Danish history and architecture. Both towns offer quaint little shops where you can find bargains on perfumes, china, glass, and jewelry. Shopping in St Croix is not as extensive as in the St Thomas shopping district, but it is less crowded and you can find many unique items to buy..
St. Croix also has an excellent variety of hotels, resorts, villas, excellent restaurants, and extensive beaches. Sandy Point, the largest beach in the US Virgin Islands it is a protected reserve. The waters are shallow and calm, and this is a nesting ground for sea turtles. There are many other beautiful beaches with sheltered coves, which make this island a hit with families and honeymooners.
Another favorite spot for visitors to St. Croix is a trip to the National Park in Buck Island. This island is home to Turtle Beach, voted one of the best beaches in the world by National Geographic. Buck Island is a world-class dive site, with a unique ongoing trail. Half-day and full-day excursions are offered.
San Juan, the smallest of the US Virgin Islands offers limited lodging, restaurants, and nightlife. What St. John does offer is peace and quiet in the perfect tropical Caribbean paradise.
Life is very laid back and the locals are extremely friendly, always ready to strike up conversations and provide directions and information. If you are looking for an active nightlife, this may not be the ideal destination. There are about four little bars on the island, and after dinner the island’s favorite activity is going to bed.
Two-thirds of St. John is a 7,000-acre US national park. The geography of the island is a rocky coastline, overlooking crescent-shaped bays and white sand beaches. Each beach is pristine with turquoise waters, secluded emerald keys, and panoramic views. Trunk Bay is the most popular beach and undoubtedly one of the best in the world. If you think it’s an exaggeration “Google“”Trunk bay“, and see for yourself.
For the more adventurous, there are miles of hiking trails, and St. John offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. The turquoise waters mix with hundreds of rainbow-colored fish and coral.
While shopping on St John is limited compared to the other two islands, shoppers will find distinctive quality items and unique local crafts not found on St Thomas or St Croix.
Cruz Bay It is the main city, with gift shops, well-stocked supermarkets, dive centers, and jeep rental services. There are only two luxury hotels on the island, along with expensive villas. For the budget conscious, there are more offers at the eco-resort and the campgrounds in the National Park.
Island hopping is quite popular for visitors to the Virgin Islands.. Traveling between St Thomas Y San Juan it can be done easily with a 20 minute ferry ride. The distance between St Thomas Y St Croix It is much larger, and trips can be arranged by private boat or seaplane. Tea British Virgin Islands can be reached from St Thomas by ferry or plane. And, the island of Puerto Rico it’s only 50 miles away.