U.S. Virgin Islands Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 58%, the U.S. Virgin Islands represents the perfect blend of modern Americano and Caribbean Calypso to produce one of the Caribbean's most perfect holiday destinations. The reason for this is that each of the three islands that make up this group provides a different "hook" guaranteed to please the most discerning PlanetHopper! All visits tend to start on the glitzy Saint Thomas, where you'll immediately recognize America's influence in everything from its food to purpose built parks such as Coral World, where many of the island's unique flora and fauna are on immaculate display. But for those looking for something a little less "contrived", move onto Saint John, were you can marvel in the wonders of Virgin Islands National Park, which hosts more than enough natural wonders - both above and below the surface - to fill an entire holiday. But even after you explore the varied extremes of the chain's first two islands, you shouldn't forget about Saint Croix, which does its part to help support the others through a variety of commercial pursuits, which includes a burgeoning rum industry that is quickly gaining notice around the world. One common element among all of the islands are that they are literally packed with beaches and bays. Lindquist Beach, Honeymoon Beach, Sapphire Beach, Maho Bay, Francis Bay, and the world-famous Trunk Bay... and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Some highlights away from the sand and water include Blackbeard's Castle, a 17th century fort that was renamed for the pirate who frequently visited the islands; Drake's Seat, a panoramic lookout over the Virgin Islands where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic; the historic 99 Steps which were built from the ballast bricks of ships that trawled the oceans centuries ago; the Annaberg Sugar Plantation, which offers a tour through the history of St. John and gives a fascinating glimpse into salves and the sugar industry. The attractions on the three islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands are wide and varied; it's the ultimate bargain, where you can literally pack in three different holidays into one!
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Prepare yourself for fun and a bit of history when you visit Blackbeard's Castle. Perched above Charlotte Amalie, in the US Virgin Island, the "castle" is actually a round defensive tower built by the Danish in the 17th century. ....
If collecting Top 10's is a particular travel fetish, then a visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands' Trunk Bay is an absolute must for any PlanetHopper! keen to experience the best-of-the-best. Located within Virgin Islands National Pa....
|Coordinates:||18 20 N, 64 50 W|
|Government:||United States Overseas Territory|
|Currency:||United States Dollar $ (USD)|
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