U S Virgin Islands

Tailor Made & Bespoke Honeymoons & Holidays to US Virgin Islands

Since it was initially discovered by Christopher Columbus the US Virgin Islands has become one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean.  Part of the Lesser Antilles group bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, there are three main islands – St Croix, St Thomas and St John.  Nearly 2.5 million people holiday here each year, enjoying the powdery sandy beaches, fabulous food and watersports.

This is America’s Caribbean and with prices in American dollars and easy flights from all major US cities it’s a great choice for all kinds of different holidays – diving, hiking, golf, shopping, honeymoons or families, there is something here for everyone with a variety of accommodation to suit all.

St Croix is the largest of the three islands at 84 sq miles and varies from cactus studded dry hills in the east to tropical forest in the west.  Kayaking, kite boarding and hiking are popular here along with two 18 hole golf courses. Diving is fabulous here giving the opportunity to dive a wall, reef, wreck and pier in the same day! There is a snorkel trail and excellent beach at the uninhabited Buck Island Reef National Monument. Cultural diversity can be experienced on St Croix with pastel buildings and historic towns such as Christiansted and Frederiksted.

St Thomas is the best known, due mainly to the busy cruise ships and yachts that stop here in Charlotte Amalie Harbour. Dating back to the days of 18th century pirates trade is still important here as US Customs laws allow people to bring massive amounts of merchandise back from the US Virgin Isles to the States duty free and there is no sales tax.  This island has lovely beaches such as Magens Bay. There is one golf course here at Mahogany Run. Visit the ’99 steps’ built by the Danes in the 1700s and Government house with the nearby notorious pirate Blackbeard’s Castle.

St. John, the smallest of the islands at 20 square miles, is great for natural history. Two-thirds of St. John falls within the boundaries of the 9,485 acre Virgin Islands National Park. More than 800 plant species grow in hilly tropical forests that drop down to beaches bordered by coral reefs. The National Park Service added even more federally owned submerged acres in 2001 to create the underwater Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. St. John is also known for lovely beaches along the north coast and quieter ones to the south. There is sophisticated dining here and Charlotte Amalie is a lovely harbour town with quaint shops and good restaurants.

Climate is sunny with temperatures averaging 25 – 28C and the heaviest rain falling June – November. Contact me for a tailor made holiday to the Caribbean to include the US Virgin Islands.

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Ian & Andrea Rollo – French Caribbean (Jan 2017)
February 22, 2017

All I can say is AWESOME!!!!!! The staff and other visitors at The Body Holiday were so friendly, I didn't feel uncomfortable as a solo traveller (after the first fifteen minutes of watching others obviously!) at all. The hosted communal evening meals were lively, friendly, interesting discussions with perfect strangers, several of whom I subsequently spent meal times with. The service was fantastic, the staff were friendly and I will definitely be looking to travel there again. I would also like to say thank you for putting me on to such a wonderful spot and I would love it if more places were so open to solo travellers and accommodating to different needs. All in all I would score it 10 out of 10!
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