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US Virgin Islands 2017

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About US Virgin Islands


When you think of the Caribbean, there’s a good chance the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas come to mind. These exquisite islands are stand-outs in a region that is noted for its natural beauty. Best of all, the Virgin Islands is  a territory of the U.S.A. and U.S. citizens don’t need a passport to visit.

The laid-back, family friendly islands lie at around 18° N / 64.5° W, almost 1,000 miles east of the U.S. Mainland. Surprisingly, there are only a scant 400 air miles difference on the routes between New York and Miami!

The Virgin Islands is part of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and the easterly Trade Winds caress the islands shores during most of the year.

The Virgin Islands is famous for shopping. Discover the world’s most luxurious products from gems and fine china to beauty preparations and liquor. Because of the islands unique status under the American flag, it is much more than a duty-free port — There is a customs allowance that’s twice that of other island destinations and there’s no sales tax.

Accommodation choices range from world-class resort hotels to charming inns, rental villas and vacation apartments. There are great things to do above and below the sea, notable eateries, rich history to explore and a small, but very active night-life scene.

Each island is amazingly different and has its own unique charm. The Virgin Islands is definitely the place to enjoy your next island vacation

The population

The population of the Virgin Islands is about 110,000, with just over 4,000 folks living on St. John—the balance is evenly divided between St. Thomas and St. Croix.

What's New?


Top 3 things to do on St John for water lovers

Tuesday, 7th March 2017

US Virgin Islands, Activities, The Area, Family Excursions, Watersports,

Top 3 things to do on St John for water lovers

Whether you are above the waterline enjoying the views from a boat, or below it exploring life on the coral reefs, St John will not disappoint for a day out on the warm turquoise waters of the island. Here’s three… Read more

Registration opens for International Optimist Regatta

Friday, 27th January 2017

US Virgin Islands, Activities, Watersports,

Registration opens for International Optimist Regatta

Calling all sailing fanatics! Registration is open now for St Thomas’ International Optimist Regatta taking place on June 16 to 18. This must-do regatta kicks off with the equally not-to-miss TOTE Maritime Clinic, June 12 to 14 and TOTE Maritime Team… Read more

Centennial Lecture Series—St. Thomas Presentations

Monday, 16th January 2017

Arts & Culture, US Virgin Islands, Activities,

Centennial Lecture Series—St. Thomas Presentations

ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN FRIENDS OF DENMARK SOCIETY, INC. P.O. Box 882 St. Thomas, VI 0080 Centennial Lecture Series—St. Thomas Presentations Histories from a Shared Past Thursday, January 26 – Friday, January 27, 2017, 6:00 pm to 10:00 PM Bertha C…. Read more

ST. THOMAS EATS – A Food Truck Fête

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Food & Drink, Local Fayre, US Virgin Islands, Activities, Fundraising,

ST. THOMAS EATS – A Food Truck Fête

The Downtown Revitalization, Inc. Food Truck event returns to Main Street, Charlotte Amalie, on Friday, September 30, and will be bigger and better than ever with over 15 trucks registered! Look for additional lighting, waterfront parking and portable bathrooms. There will… Read more

US VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM PROMOTES TERRITORY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Tuesday, 20th September 2016

US Virgin Islands,

US VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM PROMOTES TERRITORY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism recently executed an activation in Orlando, Florida to generate awareness and increase travel from this important region to the Territory. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported that Orlando, which is one of… Read more

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ANNOUNCES RETURN OF DINE VI CULINARY EVENT

Thursday, 25th August 2016

US Virgin Islands, Restaurants,

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ANNOUNCES RETURN OF DINE VI CULINARY EVENT

Restaurant Week returns to the United States Virgin Islands this fall featuring a selection of culinary experiences on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced that the culinary extravaganza, known as Dine… Read more

Frenchtown Brewing Celebrates first Anniversary on St. Thomas.

Monday, 1st August 2016

Food & Drink, US Virgin Islands,

Frenchtown Brewing Celebrates first Anniversary on St. Thomas.

St. Thomas’ first production brewery opened in July 2015 to the delight of enthusiastic local and visiting craft beer lovers. Brewer, Kevin Brown, a 27 year VI resident, started home brewing with fellow chemists and biologists from the University of… Read more

Fat Turtle, a Rockin’ Caribbean Roadhouse on St. Thomas in the U.S.Virgin Islands

Tuesday, 26th July 2016

US Virgin Islands, Restaurants, Bars & Lounges, Local Fayre,

Fat Turtle, a Rockin’ Caribbean Roadhouse on St. Thomas in the U.S.Virgin Islands

Located waterfront at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’ll find Fat Turtle, a Rockin’ Caribbean Roadhouse, featuring creative, fun seafood, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic frozen drinks. The St. Thomas bar and restaurant… Read more

Five Tips On Taking Great Vacation Photos

Thursday, 23rd June 2016

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands,

Five Tips On Taking Great Vacation Photos

Look for a focal point When taking a landscape or beach shot that might otherwise look empty or boring, look for something that will draw the eye. Perhaps a set of footprints in the sand, a twisted piece of driftwood,… Read more

Bar review: Tickles Dockside Pub on St. Thomas

Monday, 6th June 2016

US Virgin Islands, Restaurants, Bars & Lounges, Family Dining, Food & Drink, Local Fayre,

Bar review: Tickles Dockside Pub on St. Thomas

Locals and visitors alike gather to enjoy casual open air dining on the water next to million dollar megayachts that the bar offers. They’re open 365 days a year serving an expansive menu of local and national favorites for breakfast, lunch… Read more

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