US Virgin Islands – one vacation, three destinations!

The United States Virgin Islands are waiting for you. Swaying palm trees, turquoise water framed by white sand beaches, endless sunshine, warm, welcoming people and so many choices of things to do that includes doing nothing at all. These beautiful islands offer visitors three very distinct experiences – plus a choice of accommodation to suit everyone’s needs.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas has the largest cruise port in the Caribbean and boasts world famous duty free shopping with bargains at every turn. If you ride the aerial tramway to Paradise Point you will be rewarded with spectacular views. The capital of the US Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie. Its famous 99 steps were built by the Danes in the mid-1700s who found “step-streets” to be the easiest way to climb up and down the steep hills. The bricks used to construct the steps were originally brought from Denmark as ballast in the holds of trading ships. And in the way of these things - there are actually 103 steps.

Kids will love to interact with the sea life at Coral World. There are also many activities for sport’s enthusiasts including the spectacular and challenging Mahogany Run Golf Course, tennis and world class water sports such as sailing and scuba diving. After all that activity you will want to relax at Magen's Bay Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world, known for its crystal blue waters and pure white sand. And when the sun goes down there’s fantastic dining and non-stop nightlife

St. John

The tropical paradise of St. John is only 20 minutes away by frequent ferry from St. Thomas. Two thirds of this island comprises the 7000 plus acre Virgin Islands National Park - making this the ideal setting for nature lovers and those seeking quiet seclusion or a romantic idyll. Whether you are paddling a kayak or relaxing in a quaint restaurant in Cruz Bay, you’ll feel you left all your worries behind. On St. John you can explore the ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation that dates back to 1780. And if you are looking for the secluded picture postcard beach of your dreams then you’ll find lots of them here!

St Croix

St. Croix is just forty miles from St. Thomas and seaplane flights depart all day long from Charlotte Amalie arriving in Christiansted just twenty minutes later. And while many vacationers enjoy “island hopping” you can also fly directly into St. Croix. Over its history, no less than 7 nations have claimed this small island and its unique cultural mix continues to be a big draw. Visitors will experience arts, music, crafts and a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. You can dance with the “Mocko Jumbies” - traditional stilt dancers who chase away evil spirits to the sound of calypso, quelbe and steel bands.

St. Croix also boasts the territory’s only casino and an abundance of entertainment and fine Caribbean cuisine. For the sports enthusiast there is lots to choose from... three golf courses, hiking in the rain forest, plus St Croix has some of the most diverse diving in the Caribbean, including an exciting wall which begins at about 30ft and falls to over 1000ft.
The Chris Robinson Travel Show
Saturday January 26, 2013
10:00 am – 11:00 pm EST
US Virgin Islands