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9 Things You Should Know Before Going to the US Virgin Islands

By November 15, 2016Charter News


The US Virgin Islands are a great destination if you’re looking for the perfect tropical getaway full of beautiful beaches, turquoise water, and swaying palm trees. This group of three islands just south-east of Puerto Rico is a haven for sailors and beach bums alike, but before you set sail, here’s 9 things you should know about the USVIs:

1. The US Virgin Islands are a US territory, which means that if you’re an American, you don’t need a passport to travel there.

2. There are three main islands in the USVIs: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.

3. Although it’s a US territory, they drive on the left side of the road here.

4. If you’re looking for shopping, nightlife, hustle and bustle, and big resorts, dock your ship in St. Thomas.

5. If you want a quieter vacation where you can unplug and unwind in some of the prettiest scenery available, head to St. John.

6. If you’re looking for fantastic beaches, golf, and historic sites, head to the island of St. Croix.

7. If you want to hit up a few happy hours in the Virgin Island’s, the drinks of choice are typically Pain Killers and Bush Whackers.

8. It’s not uncommon to see chickens, cows, donkeys, and goats wandering the islands (especially in St. John) so be careful but have your camera ready.

9. The Virgin Islands are a laid back location so you won’t find too many people getting dressed up for dinner. Swimsuits, tees, hats, and flip flops are absolutely acceptable at most places.

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