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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…

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…

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…

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…

10 Reasons to visit the US Virgin Islands

  The Scenic White Beaches and Sparkling Bays The white sandy beaches in the US virgin islands is one reason to vacation there. The water is crystal clear and the water temperatures warm all years round. Each island has many beaches to choose from with swimming, snorkeling, boating, scuba diving and sun bathing. Many beaches have restaurants, bars and stands to stop and eat. St. Thomas has Magens Bay, and Coki Beach. St. John has the Virgin Island National Park, Caneel Bay and Trunk Bay. St Croix has many beautiful beaches, diving, water sports, fishing, snorkeling,and windsurfing. Shopping St. Thomas…

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…

The Best time to Visit the USVI

US Virgin Islands Vacations – Best Times to Visit The US Virgin Islands (USVI) is an idyllic wonderful that every traveler can enjoy. The best time to plan US Virgin Islands vacations is April through June. This is based on the more temperate US Virgin Islands climate and minimal rainfall during these months of the year. However, the three month period from December to March, is slightly breezy. Visitors can still enjoy temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Visitors to the US Virgin Islands often find that choosing a vacation scheduled between April and June can also save them additional…

10 Fast Facts of the U.S. Virgin Islands

10 Fast Facts of the U.S. 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 four islands: Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas and Water Island. Saint Croix is the largest of the islands by square miles and is the largest by population. 3. The islands were originally divided between the English and the Danish. In the 18th and early 19th…

Top 5 Things to Do in the Virgin Islands

If you’re looking for fun, sun and a limitless supply of banana daiquiris, let the U.S. Virgin Islands be your next vacation stop. Not only are they some of the most beautiful places in the world, but they’re also stuffed with activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. Here are just five that you’ll definitely want to try during your trip!   1. Hit the Beach at Magens Bay Offering almost a full mile of blue skies and white sand, Magens Bay Beach is one of the most iconic destinations in the Virgin Islands. The waters are even and…