U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John

Spotlight on U.S. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands' long standing, enviable international reputation is not solely based on pristine beaches, warm weather, and crystal-clear waters - they are the most culturally diverse, ethnically rich, and artistically vibrant society in the tropics. The biggest asset is its sun-kissed people - who are island-spiced, friendly and happy. The Islanders are literally from everywhere and are as diverse as peaceful Arawak and fierce Carib Indians---and as culturally rich as peoples of Africa, England, Holland, Denmark, Spain, France, India and the United States. Nowhere else in the Caribbean offers such a good vacation value as the US Virgins. Secluded beaches. National Parks. Duty-free shopping. Campgrounds. Kayaking. Hiking. Ecological tours. World-class diving. Superb sailing. Tropical forests. Local craftsmen. Island art. Sunbathing. Fine Dining. Nightlife. And it's all wrapped up in the safety, security, and efficiency of the American flag. The United States Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. Three lively islands -- one gentle people. *No passport required for U.S. Citizens!

St. Thomas  There are many ways to hunt for treasure in St. Thomas. You can discover its historic wealth in such places as the birthplace of painter Camille Pissarro or the infamous Bluebeard's Tower. Its sporting riches are tennis, golf, sailing and incredible beaches. Beneath its crystal-clear waters, you'll find coral gardens and shimmering schools of jewel-colored fish. Its fortune of earthly treasures can be found in the many shops of Charlotte Amalie, where savings on jewels, crystal, perfume and fine wines will arouse your hunting instincts.

St. Croix - The largest U.S. Virgin Island, St. Croix, was originally founded by the Danish. Naturally, it abounds with beaches, water sports and sightseeing opportunities. But it also offers the visitor two fascinating towns. Christiansted, the largest, has an impressive historic district, outdoor market and bustling harbor. Seventeen miles away, Frederiksted, another harbor town, delights with Victorian architecture, a fort, even an aquarium. The European charm of these cities creates a enchanting contrast with the island's tropical beaches, bluffs, harbors, cays and coves.

St. John – The yacht-filled harbor of Cruz Bay hugs a tiny strip of land between the mountains and the sea. This is your entry to the pristine island sanctuary of tiny St. John, the most beautiful of the Virgin Islands, surrounded by some of the most spectacular aquamarine waters in the Caribbean. With 60% of its land area comprising a pristine national park, St. John is as far away as you can get from civilization, but still be just a short distance from upscale jewelry stores and boutiques. A visit to St. John is a must for those seeking true escape.

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