A U.S. territory, it’s known for white-sand beaches, reefs and verdant hills. St. Thomas island is home to the capital, Charlotte Amalie. To the east is the island of St. John, most of which comprises Virgin Islands National Park. St. Croix island and its historic towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted, are to the south. The St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix are home to some of the best beaches, luxurious hotels and year-round weather.
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2020-2021 year
Wednesday 22 April - St. Thomas Carnival in US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas proudly presents one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the entire Caribbean. The post-Easter, month-long event is ripe with activities including parades, food fairs and a large Carnival village where the music and dancing never stops)
This is a popular place for shopping and relaxation. The U.S. Virgin Islands offers a variety of fun-filled activities for all travelers, many of whom keep coming back year after year.
Point Udall is the Easternmost Point in the United States. Even though the islands are part of the USA, driving dates back to when they were under European rule. The US Virgin Islands are the only place in the USA where you drive on the left side of the road.
St. Croix is home to the oldest Baobab tree in the Caribbean. The tree was brought over from South Africa and planted in the 18th century. It’s known locally as “Guinea Almond” or “Guinea Tamarind.”
St. Thomas is also home to the second oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.
In Trunk Bay you will find the Underwater Trail which happens to be one of the best places to snorkel in the Caribbean. St. John is home to an underwater National Park. St. John’s version of Carnival, the St. John Festival, is a month-long celebration that features musical performances, parades, food fair and theme park rides – all happening in the Cruz Bay area of the Island. St. John Festival runs through July 4th.