U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States of America located right between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. It was formerly known as the Danish West Indies. The territory of U.S. Virgin Islands together with the British Virgin Islands, to the northeast forms the Virgin Islands archipelago.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, these three islands have unique stories and identities.

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They are:

  • Cultural St. Croix is famous for its historic towns (Christiansted and Frederiksted in particular), shops, and mysterious buildings. 18th-century slave quarters, sugar factory, and windmill of the 12-acre are must-see places
  • Natural St. John presents a completely protected U.S. national park which occupied almost all U S territory. Two-thirds of this beautiful island are covered by natural verdant hills and underwater reserve/ You can also find here beautiful beaches of Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, and Maho Bay
  • Cosmopolitan St. Thomas, is a perfect destination for shopaholics and gastronomers. It is popular for its shopping and dining. Perfectly calm and beautiful Magens Bay surprise you with perfectly white sands and crystal blue water.

Colorful beach in St John, Virgin Island.

Useful information:

  • As a U.S. tеrritory, the currency is the U.S. dоllar. ATMs are located throughout the territories of all three islands. Travelers checks and credit cards are easily accepted here as well as cash. The most often accepted credit cards here are definitely Visa and MasterCard.
  • Due to hot weather all year round, the U.S. Virgin Islands is a perfect destination in any season.
  • Three islands holds three different festivals, held in different times of the year.

Virgin Islands of the United States Political Map

  • You can create your calendar for parties, food, and other activities. Virgin Islands are very tourists-oriented. St. Croix’s Christmas festival is in December, St. Thomas holds its carnival the last week in April, and St. John celebrates June through early July.
  • Locals drive on the left side of the rоad. A valid foreign license is accepted. Seatbelts are required by law, and it is illegal to drive while speaking on your mobile phone.
  • In the U.S. Virgin Islands a standard 120-volt current is used. No adapters are required.
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