U.S. Virgin Islands
The vibrantly colored Marriott Frenchman’s Cove Resort on St. Thomas
- Major Airports:
- Cyril E. King/St. Thomas (STT)
Welcome to the United States Virgin Islands
The islands are located 1,770 kilometers from Miami, Florida and 2,655 kilometers from New York City, a short flight from the continental United States you'll find yourself immersed in paradise; often touted as “America's Paradise.” A year-round destination that has no real "off" season with an average winter temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (slightly higher in the summer), here the weather is almost always beach perfect. The United States Virgin Islands is famous for its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Spend the day sunbathing your cares away or relaxing in a beach chair or hammock at one of the islands consistently ranked top 10 beaches in the world.
If you want to kick it up a notch there is an abundance of exhilarating water activities; from world class diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding to windsurfing and jet skiing. Nowhere else in the Caribbean can you dive a wreck, wall, pier and reef all in one day! Whether you're a newly certified diver or a more advanced one, there is much to see in our pristine waters, with more than 500 species of fish, 40 types of coral and hundreds of invertebrates inhabiting the water.
Land activities are sure to fascinate with lush landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas creating the perfect setting for horseback riding, hiking, off-roading, biking, and other entrancing Eco tours. The flags of seven different nations have flown over these islands, leaving their distinct imprint on the people, history, culture, architecture, art, music, and cuisine. The U.S. Virgin Islands has a rich cultural legacy that lives on today. Take a stroll back in time through one or all of the historic towns. Visit the 17th and 18th-century forts, museums and historic sites. Be immersed in the pulse of the local music and take part in the vibrant and colorful cultural displays during the annual Carnivals and Festivals. With a tapestry of West Indian, African, European, and American influences you'll be sure to experience the diversity. You'll taste it in the local fare and cuisine that spans the region and the globe. You'll see it in the architecture and art. You'll hear it in the captivating sounds of Quelbe music. You’ll feel the vibrant energy that permeates the spirit of all those that call these islands home. All of your senses are sure to be awakened by the enchanting beauty of the United States Virgin Islands, a leader in sustainable tourism that protects and preserves the natural environment and cultural heritage. Each island has its unique character and charm. Here are just a few to send you on your way to paradise.