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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…

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…

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…

US Virgin Islands Nightlife

When The sun Goes down The gorgeous beaches of the United States Virgin Islands are not the only feature that dazzles. If you’re going to be visiting these gorgeous islands and plan to spend your days swimming and basking under the rays of the sun, you’ll also have plenty of things to do when the sun goes down.   The majority of the nightlife opportunities that are available on the US Virgin Islands are located at prominent resorts and hotels. This is convenient for the guests and other tourists alike.  The beautiful islands are popular attractions with the tourists who…

5 Tips for Enjoying the Virgin Islands When on a Cruise

Many travelers visit the beautiful Virgin Islands each year when enjoying a Caribbean cruise. With only a specific amount of time on each island you’ll want to make the most of each stop. The following are 5 tips for exploring the US Virgin Islands when you’re on a cruise.   Visit the Islands in the Spring While the weather in the Caribbean is generally nice year-round, the spring is probably the best time to go. The summer can be extremely hot and humid, fall is hurricane season, and the winter season tends to be incredibly busy. While you’ll likely have…

Why planning your next summer trip in winter is the best option

  While the residents in North America go through the harsh winter weather and chilling temperature, the beautiful Virgin Islands experience the driest season of the year. There is no better way to escape from this chilling weather by taking a perfect vacation amid the sunshine, beaches and sand. If the idea of an ideal vacation includes beach activities, hiking through a rain forest, snorkeling and awe-inspiring activities like scuba diving to explore the underwater treasure, then visiting the USA Virgin Islands is certainly a great option. With myriads of activity choices available, you will surely enjoy your US Virgin…

Buck Island Turtle Beach

Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre (712,000 m²) island about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.” The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 by John F. Kennedy and greatly expanded in 2001 by Bill Clinton, over the bitter opposition of local fishermen.   This national park, just a short boat ride from the…