Overview of US Virgin Islands

 

The US Virgin Islands consist of more than 60 islands. The vast majority of these are uninhabited and stunning. 

Simplexity Travel will arrange for you to visit these remote island paradises and to enjoy a luxury stay nearby on the main US Virgin Islands.

The biggest islands are St Thomas, St John and St Croix. Here you will find a mix of the exotic and the comfortingly familiar, for these Caribbean gems combine modern comforts, tranquil surroundings and a balance between Caribbean culture and American practicality.

The capital of Charlotte Amalie, with its attractive harbour, lies on St Thomas. It offers fantastic opportunities for world-class duty-free shopping and is relaxed, soothing and tranquil.

Nearby, St John is an unspoilt nature-lover's paradise, with most of its forests, pristine beaches and coral reefs part of a protected national park.

The largest of all the islands is St Croix. This sits remote from the others, boosting its appeal for those who want to just escape and de-stress on the beach. There are historic remnants scattered about its landscape to explore and the pretty Danish-influenced towns of Frederiksted and Christiansted to discover. The real excitement lies under its turquoise waters, and the snorkelling opportunities off Buck Island are unparalleled.

Surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, these islands boast some of the most splendid coastline in the world. Their white sandy beaches are protected by astonishingly colourful coral reefs that teem with marine life. There are plenty of secluded coves to happen upon as well as untouched rainforests, whose lush greenery contrasts strongly with the sun-bleached sands.

These are the islands to watch white sails gliding effortlessly across the emerald waters and local craftsmen displaying their island art along cobblestone alleyways. This is the place to be astounded by the effects of the sun setting over red tiled villa roofs, with the verdant hills in the background.

Here it is still possible to escape the crowds and find that bit of elusive paradise, to relax away from the cares back home and to discover how easy life really can be.

Climate

The islands are hot and humid throughout the year. The average temperature all year round is around 27 to 29 degrees Celsius (80 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit), with most rain of their rain falling between August and October.

The busiest tourist season is from December to May but outside of these months the islands are fairly uncrowded.

The waters are at their calmest between April and August: visibility is best for diving and snorkelling during this time.

Language

English is the official language but Spanish, Creole and French are also spoken.

Passport Visa

Entry requirements are the same as for the United States of America. There is no immigration control for visitors arriving from mainland USA. Rules around visa requirements are always changing, so visitors must check official rules before traveling.

It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months’ validity.

Safety

Normal precautions apply, especially in the back streets of towns at night.

For all your high-end, bespoke leisure and corporate travel needs to the US Virgin Islands, contact our Travel Managers on 0203 535 9290 or info@simplexitytravel.com today.

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