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US Virgin Islands 2019

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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?


ST. THOMAS EATS – A Food Truck Fête

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Food + Drink, Fundraising, Local Fayre, US Virgin Islands, Things to do,

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,

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, Food + Drink,

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,

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, Food + Drink, Bars + Lounges, Local Fayre,

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,

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, Food + Drink, Bars + Lounges, Family Dining, Food + Drink, Local Fayre,

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

US Virgin Island’s Dinghy’s Beach Bar & Grill

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

US Virgin Islands, Food + Drink, Things to do, Bars + Lounges, Food + Drink,

Experience a beach bar like no other! Water Island is the US Virgin Island’s best kept secret, unless you are a local… so come eat, drink, and have fun on Honeymoon Beach where there are “No Passports Required.” A ten-minute… Read more

International Capital & Management Company hosts St. Thomas’ 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition & Fun Day

Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Art + Culture, Entertainment, US Virgin Islands, Things to do,

A host of fun times, smiling faces, coupled with a ton load of creativity will be on tap as approximately 300 of St. Thomas’ public elementary and middle school students get set to enjoy International Capital and Management Company’s 12th… Read more

SandBar – one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean

Tuesday, 10th May 2016

US Virgin Islands, Food + Drink, Bars + Lounges, Food + Drink,

Located on Morning Star Beach just below HAVANA BLUE, SandBar is the ultimate beachfront grill and tropical sports lounge. The spectacular white Italian Carrera marble bar is set against the ocean front backdrop of cool blue waves, while the patio offers… Read more

Registration Deadline Extended for Sports & Adventure Summer Camp

Tuesday, 26th April 2016

US Virgin Islands, Things to do,

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, April 25, 2016 – The registration deadline for Island Vibes Summer Camp has been extended to Sunday May 15th. Interested campers and parents should visit their website for more information, www.islandvibessumercamp.org. Athletes ages 13 to… Read more

The Ladies of the Island Art Studio present an ART EXHIBITION & SALE OF RECENT WORK

Monday, 4th April 2016

Art + Culture, Entertainment, US Virgin Islands,

The Ladies of the Island Art Studio present an ART EXHIBITION & SALE OF RECENT WORK Friday, April 8, 2016 –5pm to 8:30pm Kongens Gade 5-6 – Education Street, across from The White House The public is invited to enjoy… Read more

ST. CROIX AND ST. JOHN TO BE FEATURED ON ABC STATION’S EMMY® AWARDING WINNING “ROCK THE PARK”

Saturday, 2nd April 2016

US Virgin Islands, Things to do,

Shows scheduled to air Saturday, April 2 and April 9, 2016 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (April 1, 2016) – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has announced the upcoming airing of two half-hour episodes of the popular ABC Station’s program… Read more

The Ladies of the Island Art Studio present an ART EXHIBITION & SALE OF RECENT WORK

Tuesday, 15th March 2016

Art + Culture, US Virgin Islands, Things to do,

Friday, April 8, 2016 –5pm to 8:30pm Kongens Gade 5-6 – Education Street, across from The White House The public is invited to enjoy the work of six distinctive artists and mingle with friends at this St. Thomas art studio…. Read more

Fundraiser for the Humane Society of St. Thomas on March 22, 2016 at 6:00pm

Monday, 14th March 2016

Fundraising, US Virgin Islands, Things to do,

Wine and Fine Food for a Great Cause at a Beautiful Location! The 3rd Annual Humane Society Dinner at the Old Stone Farmhouse is coming up on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets are $125, call 340-777-6277… Read more

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