Springtime blooms above the water

Spring is in the air and nothing says spring more then the sweet scent of blooming flowers. The Virgin Island is known for their painted landscapes with lush foliage and some of the most beautiful flowers on earth. Although there are too many to list, here are just a few of the wonderful species that sprawl across the island. The Hibiscus This is one of the most popular flowers in any Virgin Island garden. Although it blooms all year round, its beauty really shows in the spring and summer months. There are over 20 different species of this bush that…

Night Kayak in the Lagoon

Imagine a night-time paddle around the Virgin Islands. With this type of paddling, you have the opportunity to see all types of fish and marine life. A lot of tours will start 30 minutes before sunset, but that can differ based on the time of the year. Kayaking in this way, you can kayak while watching the sunset over tropical paradise. After the sun has set, some companies will turn on the lights and treat their customers to a show. Because of the lighting, a lot of undersea wildlife will be attracted to the lighting. What fish can you find…

Commemoration of United States’ Purchase of the Virgin Islands

The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark March 31, 1917 for 25 million dollars. Transfer Day, the official holiday commemorating the sale, is celebrated on St. Croix every year on that date by all of the islands. The main islands are St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, but there are other smaller islands. While the leading source of income is tourism, the production of rum is a close second, and there has been a recent resurgence of farming. The primary language is English, but a small percentage of the population speaks French and Spanish. It is a…

Expansion of US Virgin Islands

Encompassing an area of 15,135 acre on the islands of St. John and Hassel Island in the US Virgin Islands is the National Park. The park includes lush forests with over 800 species of plants surrounded by pristine, white, sandy beaches. Also included within the park boundaries are the beautiful, yet fragile coral reef ecosystems. Recently the park has acquired more land, which is a huge win not only for the park but for the people visiting it. Protection of this valuable land ensures that it will not be cut down for development, preserving both its rich cultural history and…

The No Longer Unclear History of St. Thomas

The No Longer Unclear History of St. Thomas St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is known for being one of the top resort and vacation destinations in the world. Contrary to popular belief, the island territory was actually settled around 1500 B.C. by the Ciboney tribe, then the Taino, Carib, and Arawak tribes. On Christopher Columbus’ second voyage to the New World in 1493, he “discovered” St. Thomas en route to Puerto Rico. The Pirates Arrive After Columbus’ report of St. Thomas reached the European nations, several discovery expeditions followed, and the unguarded island natives succumbed to disease and famine as…

Find Romance in the US Virgin Islands

Find Romance in the US Virgin Islands Whether you’re planning a wedding and honeymoon, anniversary, or just wanting to spend some romantic time away with your other half, the US Virgin Islands are the perfect getaway destination to enjoy the trip of your dreams. The islands are packed full of beautiful sights and opportunities for adventure, where lush hills and untouched beaches provide the most perfect picturesque romantic backdrop. Known around the world as one of the most romantic places to visit, there is something for every couple to enjoy at this exotic locale. St. Johns is for Lovers Two-thirds…

Valentine’s Day In The US Virgin Islands

Are you tired of the same old Valentine’s Day? If you are, then why not travel to some place exotic like the US Virgin Islands. There are a lot of fun and exciting activities to to do while you visit, and it can be refreshing to get away. Below are a few of the top activities to do on your visit.   Beaches   If you’re a beach goer, then this is the perfect place! The beaches around St. John and St. Thomas are the kind that you see in post cards – white sands, blue water, palm trees, and…

The 16th Annual St. John Arts Festival

St John Arts Festival

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do in St. John, check out the St. John Arts Festival in Cruz Bay. This festival has been happening for sixteen years, and it features music, dancing and displays of arts and crafts.   The St. John Arts Festival takes place over five days, and each day has different performances from local musicians and dancers. The festival kicks off on Saturday, February 13th, with Children’s Day. You can see a concert put on by the Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra. Or, you can listen to a talented children’s choir….

12 Favorite Things To Do In The Virgin Islands

If you are going on a trip to the Virgin Islands soon, you want to have game plan for where to go. Some of the best places are ones where you might not find all the tourists flocking too. With this list, you’ll be able to get to some of the best destinations in the Island. 1. Buck Island is the only marine national park in the United States. This park has the type of beaches that you dream of when you think of the Virgin Islands. The beaches are empty, wide, ringed with palm trees, and feature that fabulous…

Around St. Croix: Stunning St. Croix Marathon

“Around St. Croix” is the name of a picturesque marathon that’s located on St. Croix, the Caribbean island. The marathon spans 50 miles total. It’s a popular marathon for a number of different factors. Many people love participating in Around St. Croix because it gives them the opportunity to revel in the sheer beauty and splendor of the island. Many people love participating in the marathon because of the physical benefits. Running and jogging can do wonders for the body and help keep it in peak physical condition. A lot of people also love the marathon because of the sense…

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