U.S. Virgin Islands Vacations
Things To Do In The U.S. Virgin Islands
Made up of three unique islands, St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands boast rich culture, breathtaking views and world-renowned beaches. The largest island, St. Croix, features a rich cultural heritage, world-class recreational activities, breathtaking natural wonders and a landscape that is surprisingly diverse. Its no-passport-required status, beautiful beaches, myriad activities and great food make the islands an inviting beach destination for all ages and interests.
Brace yourself for the most unique experience in St. Thomas. The island offers unbridled natural surroundings that you will quickly grow to appreciate. Just imagine the uncontained beauty of the Caribbean mixed with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the United States. St. John is one of the world’s most exclusive island paradises that is only accessible by ferry and offers a retreat like no other.
- Picturesque St. Croix Slide 1 of 3: From panoramic hilltops and beaches to 18th-century forts and sugar plantations, there is something for everyone within St. Croix’s diverse landscape.
- Exclusive St. John Slide 2 of 3: Accessible only by ferry, St. John is one of the world’s most exclusive island paradises, providing a rich and relaxing retreat for any visitor.
- Serene St. Thomas Slide 3 of 3: St. Thomas boasts breathtaking beaches like Magens Bay Beach.
If you love the beach, St. Croix is the place for you. The island boasts several beautiful beaches in all shapes and sizes, including Cane Bay, Buck Island and The Buccaneer Hotel’s three beaches. Divers and snorkelers can disappear beneath the waves to discover underwater treasures, colorful fish and thriving coral reefs. The beauty of St. John’s beaches is legendary. From secluded Francis Bay and Honeymoon Beach to Cinnamon Bay Beach’s self-guided trails and Hawksnest Beach’s wide range of watersports, St. John is one of the most unforgettable places you'll visit in the Caribbean.
There’s no better way to spend the day than in the pristine waters of St. Thomas. Diving and snorkeling are big draws to this awe-inspiring island, and include voyages to wrecks like the Cartanser Sr., a beautifully encrusted World War II cargo ship sitting below 35 feet of water. Find even more adventure by hopping a charming ferry ride to Cruz Bay, the main port of St. John. Embark on an open-air national park safari, take a drive along the North Shore Coast, and visit the historic Danish Sugar Plantation at Anna-berg.
If you’re a golf aficionado, head to St. Thomas to tee off at the Tom and George Fazio-designed Mahogany Run Golf Course, which features the challenging 3-hole Devil’s Triangle, or at one of St. Croix’s 18-hole waterfront courses at resorts like The Buccaneer and Renaissance Carambola.
If you’re more of a history buff, St. Croix’s many historical sites and monuments will thrill you. Explore the ruins of more than 100 sugar mills and great houses spread out over the island. Open a window to the past by walking the Heritage Trail, or by visiting any of the island’s colonial churches.
If you love to shop, the U.S. duty-free allowance is doubled in the U.S. Virgin Islands. You'll find it hard to resist the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean. St. Croix’s historic towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted provide plenty of opportunities to buy perfume, jewelry, cameras, crystal and more. St. John’s quaint shops in Coral Bay feature silkscreened fabrics and works of art. In St. Thomas, take advantage of great duty-free prices on liquor and more in popular shopping areas that include the Havensight Mall, Crown Bay Center and Main Street.
St. Croix offers many diverse culinary experiences, with a variety of dining options sure to please every palate. Feast on fresh seafood and shellfish at beachside shacks, experience hearty cheeseburgers and milkshakes at American-style diners, or sample decadent French pastries at a patisserie. No matter what your craving is, St. Croix will satisfy it. In St. Thomas, savor an afternoon at open-air cafes, where the menus change each day. At night, chill out at hotel lounges, or check out one of the many local bars and clubs. And, in St. John, take time to savor the island’s indigenous Caribbean cuisine.
Delta Vacations vacation packages include round-trip airfare aboard Delta to St. Thomas Cyril E. King Airport (STT) or St. Croix Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). Round-trip transfers are included with air and hotel vacation packages to St. Thomas and St. John. Optional round-trip transfers from the St. Croix airport to your hotel can be purchased. For the convenience of going wherever you want, add a car rental to your package.