The Virgin Islands is famous for its stunning beaches, rich and diverse floras and faunas and stunning mountain views and coves. No wonder it is also known as the Caribbean paradise.
Planning to visit the Virgin Islands? The islands offer tons of places to explore and activities you and your family can enjoy. You can spend your day basking at the white sandy shores, or go hiking at the natural parks. Sailing, boating, kayaking, fishing and snorkeling are just some of the best activities in the islands.
Here are the top sights and attractions you should not miss during your island visit:
- The Buck Island Reef National Monument in St. Croix
Rich in marine life, the Buck Island is one of the best attractions in the island of St. Croix. It was named an underwater national park in 1961. Since then it is one of the best known diving sites and divers as well as snorkelers’ flock the Buck Island each year. Snorkelers and with guided snorkeling, even non-snorkelers will certainly enjoy the sights of different colorful fishes, corals, crustaceans, sting rays and sea turtles.
- The breathtaking Virgin Islands National Park in St. John
Take a boating or sailing tour at St. John’s astonishing Virgin Islands. Mr. Charter St. John offers the most fabulous term chartering service in the island of St. John. They have a variety of vessels you can choose from depending on you and your family’s needs – yachts, catamarans and sailboats – name it, they have it. They also have Mr. Charter Tortola offering service to yet another yacht-filled harbors in Tortola.
- The horseshoe-shaped Magens Bay in St. Thomas
With its calm sea and rich marine resources, the Magens Bay is a gorgeous site for snorkeling, swimming and other water sports. The bay’s view is even more awesome because it is dotted by coconut palms, mangroves and other greeneries.
- The Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas
Don’t forget to take your curious kid to the Coral World Ocean Park. There are tons of activities and wonderful views your kid and even yourself can enjoy at the park. The park has a coral reef tank and is home to turtles, stingrays, sea lions and sharks. Wild iguanas are frequent roamers at the park too.
- The Butterfly Garden in St. Thomas
Bring back the kid in you as you watch hundreds of colorful and exotic butterflies flutter around you at the butterfly garden in St. Thomas. Get ready to capture ‘Instagrammable’ photos of the #butterflies and the garden’s view.
- The well-preserved mill Catherineberg Ruins in St. John
When in St. John, you should not miss visiting the mill ruins of Catherineberg featuring the preserved ruins of the 18th century rum and sugar factory.
- The lovely capital of USVI, Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas
Named after a Danish queen, Charlotte Amalie is a popular cruise port in the Caribbean. For ladies, they have a number of boutiques and jewelry stores. They also have the beautiful Danish architectures and several museums.