Welcome to the Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Island consist of the USVIs and the BVIs. We live on St. Thomas, USVI. The USVIs have more population than the BVIs. The USVIs have around 106.000 inhabitants. While the BVIs only have around 28.000 inhabitants. All of the islands boosts with magnificent beaches, green jungles and turquoise water. And off course fantastic weather! The climate is stable all year around, but with “rain season” from late August until November. These months can be a little bit “wet”, but nothing compared to fall on the West Coast of Norway. (And it’s actually warm when it rains!)
The USVI consist of several islands, but the main three islands are St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. You either fly to St. Thomas or St. Croix. If you want to go to St. John you take a ferry from St. Thomas. The ferry is only a short ride, and you can bring the car over.
Even though the islands are small compared to any larger American city you still get everything you need.
St. Thomas combines the natural beauty of the Caribbean with an urban atmosphere. The VI’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is the most visited port in the Caribbean and boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. From here, you can go anywhere!
St. Thomas had something for everyone; world-class shopping, tons of adventures to explore, for the sports-minded, St. Thomas is well known for its world-class yachting and sport fishing, and welcomes golfers to Mahogany Run Course.
Where to stay?
St. Thomas offers a varity of hotels, villas and condos! Endure in five star luxury at one of the big resorts, or rent your own villa with endless views of the sea.
Dive in to your infinity pool and enjoy a Pina Colada on your own deck while watching the sunset. Stay at a condo in the Red Hook area for easy access to the beaches, restaurants and bars. Or enduldge yourself in the luxury of chartering your own yatch! Have full freedom to see what you want when you want it. Explore places only reacable by boat.
The four corners of the island all offer their different experience. The east and south are the most popular with the tourists. Everything is easy accesible from here; Charlotte Amalie, Red Hook, beaches, bars, restaurants, shopping and getting to the other islands.
What to see?
Again the different corners of the island offer their specialities.
Go to the World famous Magen’s Bay or take a dollar bus over to Coki Beach and snorkel of the shallow reefs. Feed the fish with dog bones or visit Coral World. Go to beautiful Hull Bay to surf or enjoy the vivid colors of Sapphire Beach.
Sir Drake’s Seat to enjoy breathtaking views over Magen’s Bay. Mountain Top to get great views all over the island and the other islands. Paradise Point to watch the sunset over Charlotte Amalie. Don’t forget to take a stroll around Charlotte Amalie. Here you’ll find lots of historical sites and cozy streets.
What to eat?
You’ll find a lot of food trucks around St. Thomas. They all have their specialty and you’ll get food at a great price. In Charlotte Amalie «Gladys» is one of the highly recommended cafés/ restaurantes for traditional Caribbean food. Try «Pasta go go» if your on a time limit. You’ll also find a bunch of sidewalk cafés and restaurant.
A lot of the big resorts also have several restaurantes to choose from. Havana Blue at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef is known for it’s experimental and exotic dishes.
In Red Hook you’ll find a great deal of different bistros and restaurantes. There’s also great places to eat on the North side.
If you have a villa or a condo you can always get fresh fish, meat and produce from the local supermarkets. Moe’s in Red Hook is a good place to start. They also have a fantastic wine collection. Get a live lobster and throw it on your grille!
What to do?
Kayak, snorkel, sail, scuba, zip-line, paddle-board, sport fishing, day charter, island hopping, golfing or shop the best duty free in the Caribbean… St. Thomas has it all! Make sure to spend enough time here to make the most of your Caribbean adventure.
In the matter of who there’s a lot of different tour operators on the island. Be sure to check out the official site for USVI Department of Tourism, visitvi.com. All major airline companies in the US has a direct flight to St. Thomas from somewhere on the east or down south. You can also fly via Puerto Rico. If you charter a yacht you’ll have the opertunity to reach both the USVI’s and the BVI’s. St. Thomas is the perfect base for island hopping.