10 Fast Facts on the US Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands  are a popular vacation spot for many. Here are some quick facts about these islands: 1. The Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean and east of Puerto Rico. 2. The Virgin Islands consist of three islands: Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas. Saint Croix is the largest of the islands by square miles, but Saint Thomas is largest by population. 3. The islands were originally divided between the English and the Danish. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, sugarcane drove the economy. When…

Coral World Announces New Arrivals

Coral World Ocean Park is happy to announce the arrival of two new sea lions. Freddie, a 620lb, 6 year-old male, and Rose, a petite 250lb, 14 year-old female, traveled on their own private charter plane with three trainers and a veterinarian to ensure their comfort and safety. The animals arrived from Florida at Cyril E. King airport on March 24th, 2017, and are adjusting well to their new home. Both Freddie and Rose were born in human care and have been engaged in educational presentations for thousands of people each year. Coral World General Curator Lee Kellar explained, “Modern…

Top 10 Incredible Places to Spend Your Money in St. Thomas

  Congratulations – you are on your way to vacation in the US Virgin Islands! Due to the incredible duty-free limit for US residents, St. Thomas offers world renowned shopping. This quick and easy guide to the ten best places to shop in St. Thomas will have you happily shopping your vacation away! 10. Charlotte Amalie Waterfront Main Street, Charlotte Amalie offers antiques, liquor, and chocolate while jewelry, watch, and gem stores line the adjoining 17th century alleyways. 9. Havensight Next to the primary cruise ship dock, this area includes Havensight Shopping Center, Buccaneer Mall, and Port of Sale, offering…

Seaborne Airlines and Vieques Air Link Enter into a Cooperative Agreement

San Juan, PR – 03/08/2017 —Seaborne Airlines and Vieques Air Link, two of Puerto Rico’s leading airlines, are pleased to announce a distribution partnership and codeshare agreement. Under this alliance, both airlines open new destinations to their respective customers. Seaborne Airlines will host Vieques Air Link’s scheduled itineraries on their reservation system. With this addition, customers have new destinations to explore with seamless connections. Added destinations include: • Culebra (CPX) • Vieques (VQS) Vieques Air Link customers will also benefit from this partnership with better connections throughout the Caribbean and stateside utilizing the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San…

Commerce and Business in the USVI

The U.S. Virgin Islands offer tranquility, relaxation and the perfect opportunity for business growth. The U.S. Virgin Islands promotes economic growth, development of human and economic resources and preserving job opportunities for residents. Business owners find unique tax incentives and commerce opportunities for their new or established business. United States business owners find that conducting business in the U.S. Virgin Islands is very similar to conducting business in the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands uses the U.S. dollar for currency and the U.S. court system for legal matters. Although the territory has the opportunity to tax income earned within…

The ABC’s of Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

    All inclusive – Bolongo Bay Beach Resort brought All Inclusive to St. Thomas in 1989 and still, no one in the Caribbean does it better. A la carte dining at both restaurants and unlimited cocktails, can’t beat it. Beach hut – Our activity coordinators at the beach hut provide lessons for a wide variety of water sports including kayaks, paddle boards, water trikes, wind surfers, Hobie Cats, and Sunfish sailboats. Carnival night – A 40 year old tradition, our Carnival night is every Wednesday in season at Iggies and includes an all you can eat buffet, live calypso…

Vacation First, Retire Later!

When people think of the Caribbean, they often think of vacations rather than a permanent home. Since the US Virgin Islands is one of the trendiest retirement hot spot of the decade as it attracts the Baby Boomer generation of our time, why not spend some time vacationing here first?  Those relaxing images of palm trees, coconut water and sandy beaches can now become part your retirement home rather than the album of last year’s vacation! In fact, many visitors tend to fall in love with this tropical paradise while on vacation and make it their aim to return upon…

Some of the Best Activities When Visiting the US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are a wonderful destination, for any individual or group seeking to explore island life, beautiful beaches, and interesting history and culture. The US Virgin Islands are composed of three larger islands (St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix) and several minor islands including Water Island. Each of the larger islands has its own variety of activities, places to eat, and places sites to see, so be sure to visit as many as possible! St. John St. John is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and for the Virgin Island National Park which…

Your Perfect Summer Escape

Now that the kids are out of school, you want (and pretty soon are going to need) a fun vacation with your family, but you don’t want to spend too much money. You want a new experience, but you don’t want the hassle of traveling abroad. Since you don’t need a passport to travel to the US Virgin Island, their Department of Tourism is offering a fantastic summer deal!  If you have vacation time from June to October, enjoy an Island Escape with your family. Offer Details Stay 3 nights in certain hotels in St. Croix, St. John, or St….

Picture Yourself Fishing in the US Virgin Islands

A day out fishing is not a day wasted! There are plenty of fishing areas at your disposal when you visit the Virgin Islands. However, you have to make some decisions beforehand: Do you want to fish inshore or offshore. The difference lies mainly in the difficulty of the game you will be around. Offshore There are a multitude of areas you can visit for offshore fishing at the US Virgin Islands. If you are planning to visit in the Summer months, STT North & South Drop as well as, STX 100 Fathom Drop off hold a vast amount of…

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