Introducing US Virgin Islands
St John is the greenest island, literally and figuratively. It cloaks two-thirds of its area in parkland and sublime beaches, ripe for hiking and snorkeling. It also leads the way in environmental preservation, with limited development and several low-impact tent-resorts for lodging. Dizzying cruise-ship traffic and big resorts nibbling its edges make St Thomas the most commercialized island. St Croix is the odd island out, located far from its siblings and offering a mix of rainforest, sugar plantations, old forts and great scuba diving. Its economy is not based on tourism, which makes it feel even more off-the-beaten path.
While the islands are American territories (and a favorite of American tourists since they don’t require a passport), West Indian culture remains their strongest influence. Calypso and reggae rhythms swirl through the air, and curried meats, callaloo soup and mango-sweetened microbrews fill the tables.
How to choose a Caribbean island
The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.
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St. Thomas Airport Roundtrip Transfer
Professional, competent and reliable. From the moment you arrive, this service will provide a comfortable and efficient transfer from St. Thomas Airport to your desired destination. Simple and easy, just select your Zone location, make the booking and the rest is taken care of for you.
St Thomas Shore Excursion: Shopping, Sightseeing and Beach Tour
When you’re in port in St Thomas, enjoy its beautiful vistas, duty-free shopping and pristine beaches on this sightseeing shore excursion. Hop on a music-filled taxi safari and let your energetic tour guide show you the best of St Thomas. Shop for souvenirs in Charlotte Amalie. Enjoy a spectacular view of popular Magens Bay and other Virgin Islands from Mountain Top.