The nearest airport is in St. To visit these islands from the continental United States, you have to fly to St. There are two main airports in the Virgin Islands: Cyril E. Non-stop, connecting service from the continental United States to St.
Most flights make connections in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Inter-island flights can be made from San Juan to St. Below is a table with approximate flight times and a list of airlines serving between the continental United States and the United States Virgin Islands. Exploring effortlessly at 26% and without problems when traveling to the U.S.
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territory, travel to the U.S. The Virgin Islands do not require a passport for the U.S. Citizens arriving from puerto rico or the U.S. Upon departure, a passport is required for everyone except the U.S.
Denmark developed plantations, cultivated sugar and used first criminals and then African slaves as labor. In the early 19th century, there was a decline in the sugar industry on the islands, along with slave revolts. Thomas, visit the synagogue, the oldest American synagogue in continuous use and a national historic monument where the floors are made of sand. Make sure to get out on the water and see all the beaches, especially in St.
Thomas (Magens Bay is ideal for children) and St. John (where Trunk Bay is still famous all over the world). See the extensive botanical garden of St. Croix, and watch out for several types of huge sea turtles, such as the hawksbill and leatherback turtles, which are hard to find.
But please don't touch the wildlife. If you're curious about the island's history, stroll through the brick-lined alleys of downtown St. Thomas during the day, including Market Square. This was the site of the slave trade and of the painful separation of families.
Adventurous travelers love ziplining here, while the quieter ones prefer to rent a boat, eat slow Western Caribbean lunches, and drink wine. Built in the 1660s by the Danish Army, it's an ideal place to enjoy a view. Virgin Islands, you should also listen to live music and go out for tropical drinks. John is the least populated of the three islands, so you're likely to stay at your hotel or stay with B%26B while you're there, but spontaneous shows usually take place on all of these islands.
Thomas, enjoy live jazz on Sunday afternoons at the Fat Turtle outdoor bar. Snorkeling and diving are top notch here, with beautiful reefs that attract visitors from all over the world (the Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument is a fantastic place to put on your goggles). And don't miss the extensive national park of St. John, where you can snorkel, camp and hike mountain trails to hidden coves.
Whether you opt for an all-inclusive option, a luxurious hotel in St. Thomas (which has the most elegant locations), or a quiet bed and breakfast in St. John, there are a lot of places to stay in the U.S. Point Pleasant Resort is away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, in St.
Thomas, and its location on the east side of the island, facilitate trips to St. The rooms are tastefully decorated in the Caribbean (wicker furniture, tropical prints) and have spacious balconies. And at the Ritz-Carlton, a larger and more imposing hotel known for pampering guests, travelers will find a more refined version of island design. Expect private balconies or terraces, marble bathrooms, and contemporary finishes.
Meanwhile, the 16 rooms, extensive gardens and stunning views of Estate Lindholm in St. John is available for those who want to take the 20-minute ferry to. Croix, The Buccaneer remains a hot spot, thanks to its 18-hole golf course, eight tennis courts and three private beaches. Travelers can also book a room at Starfish Cottage at Judith's Fancy, a cozy space with a full kitchen and wrap-around porch, perfect for large families and groups.
Virgin Islands, you'll want to search and ask for local fish. Don't leave without trying specialties such as Caribbean snail and lobster fritters, grouper and flying fish. Also look for grilled chicken, roasted pork, pepper pot and goat stew on restaurant menus. Thomas has many exclusive restaurant options, such as Oceana, which is right on the water and serves bouillabaisse, pork rillettes and a fantastic mushroom and leek tatin tart tatin.
Travelers can also sample classic dishes at Glady's Café, where the hot sauce is homemade. Croix seems to be having something of a culinary awakening. At Balter, for example, diners can find fresh vegetables on the balcony and fresh herbs from the restaurant's private garden. A local person told Travel+ Leisure that rum is cheaper than Coca-Cola on these islands, so the drinks are just as strong, so many tourists aren't prepared.
Think twice before ordering a second round of rum punches for the table. Everyone says “good morning”, good afternoon and “good night” on these islands, so approaching a waiter, waiter or local without greeting them first is considered the height of rudeness. It doesn't matter where you're headed in the U.S. UU.
,. Virgin Islands, travelers must fly to St. Croix, both with airports. John, however, be prepared to take a 20-minute ferry or chartered boat.
The main islands of the archipelago, especially St. Croix, are also popular ports of call for cruise ships. Consider taking a Caribbean cruise if you want to see this chain of islands. The currency of the United States is what matters.
Most stores and restaurants accept credit cards, but not always American Express. In the outdoor squares, carry cash for spontaneous purchases, such as imitation designer bags. Croix, visit the Christiansted waterfront and Frederiksted's Strand Street for the best memories. John, check out the stores in Coral Bay, Wharfside Village and Mongoose Junction.
Most visitors arrive between December and April in search of a break from the colder climates, but one local suggests not ignoring the summer months. During June and July, children don't go to school and make friends with their own on the beach, especially in places such as Magen Bay, with shallow waves, in St. And you can often take your kids to the beach for just one dollar. Regardless of when you book your trip, expect temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees throughout the year, as most rains will fall during hurricane season and peak in the fall months.
Thomas is the largest and most developed island in the U.S. It's a popular cruise port destination, and the area around the port is full of shops, restaurants, and other tourist attractions. Thomas has an international airport with regular flights to and from the US mainland. It's relatively easy to travel, especially in the U.S.
Citizens, since it is a continent territory and passports are not needed to travel there. However, if you plan to travel to the nearby British Virgin Islands, you'll need to have your passport handy. Thomas has a tropical climate and many people from the U.S. mainland.
And Northern Europe is not prepared for the intensity of the sun, humidity or heat. Wear light clothing, a sun hat and lots of sunscreen. Also, bring a bathing suit to enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean. Thomas is well connected to the US mainland.
The flights take about three hours from New York City to just over two hours from Miami. Fly to Puerto Rico and take a short flight to St. San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is just 80 miles from St. Thomas, and is a major Caribbean travel hub.
The flights last approximately half an hour and depart several times a day. Charlotte is one of the Caribbean's most popular cruise destinations, second only to San Juan. Thomas every year, departing from San Juan, Miami, Norfolk, Virginia and New York City. Thomas travelers can choose from a variety of transportation options, from buses to car rentals and limousines.
There is a full-service bus line that runs through St. Thomas taxi and Jeep services are easily available. Most taxi drivers can offer their passengers complete tours of their island. Taxi fares are based on destination rather than mileage and are regulated by the U.S.
Virgin Islands Taxi Commission. Driving on the left side of the road is just one of the differences you'll experience when touring the island of St. The island is thirteen miles long and three miles at its widest point. Thomas is so compact that his only city, Charlotte Amalie, is just half an hour's drive from its farthest point.
However, road signs allow easy identification and give the direction in which you are traveling. For visitors who want to enjoy the sights, there are a variety of options. You can enjoy a tour of the island by safari bus or taxi, rent a car or motorbike, or ride the Vitran public bus system. But this is a small island with limited stopping points and taxis usually pick up passengers while they're on the way, so sudden stops are common.
In addition, local drivers tend to slow down to adapt to those who make the corners. Thomas has more than 40 important beaches along its sun-drenched shores. There are beaches with crystal clear waters and coconut trees that balance where a beach wanderer can enjoy a lazy and lazy day. For more active beach lovers, there are sandy coves with activities such as windsurfing and kayaking.
Some coasts are rugged and rocky, offering beauty, solitude and the chance to daydream about the fantasies of shipwrecked people. And there are very popular bay-type beaches with services such as restaurants, lounges, chair rentals and complete water sports centers that offer a variety of equipment for rent. Thomas, one of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, together with St.
Thomas is one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, with snow-capped beaches and sunny weather. Thomas is located in the Lesser Antilles, 1600 miles south, southeast of New York City; 1,100 miles east, southeast of Miami; 70 miles from San Juan. Thomas and his close neighbor, St. John, rest between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.
Thomas has two cruise ports: the West India Company Pier (known almost universally as Havensight) and Crown Bay. Both are located on the south side of the island, not far from Charlotte Amalie. Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean ships (except Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) usually dock at Havensight. Cunard, Princess, Holland America and Oasis and Allure usually dock in Crown Bay.
This may change depending on the number of ships in the port. Larger draft ships, such as the Queen Mary 2, the Oasis and the Allure, must dock at Crown Bay. 26% cultural guided walking tour with food tasting in St. ThomasMore Info Lots of great events and things to do in St.
The legendary Caribbean inn has a unique charm and is in the perfect location for travelers to visit St. Traveling within the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and neighboring Caribbean islands is easy with the use of inter-island carriers. The Virgin Islands are famous for sailing, both for the ideal conditions of the archipelago (the always reliable trade winds) and for the mountainous tropical beauty of the island chain (it can best be seen aboard a boat, with a cocktail in hand). From logistical information about planning your trip to inter-island transit recommendations and, of course, where to eat and drink, read on for the definitive guide to traveling in the U.
The Virgin Islands are famous as America's paradise, and you'll feel transported to a state of happiness from the moment you land at Cyril E. While you may not need a passport, there are still other travel items you should consider when planning your visit to the U. Whether traveling from island to island or looking for a long and discreet beach retreat, travelers can find everything they need from a Caribbean vacation in the U.S. .