When you are in the USVI, your day starts with a melodious tune of reggae music and ends with a sip of some of the finest rums in the Caribbean and a delicious dinner of mouth-watering meat curry.
This overseas territory of the United States comprises of four large islands – St Croix, St Thomas, St John and Water Island and over 40 smaller ones. Though these islands carry a dark past of slavery, the current lifestyle doesn’t reflect any of that.
The capital of USVI, Charlotte Amalie which is on St Thomas island, is a top cruise-ship destination in the Caribbean. St Thomas is the most developed island and draws the largest number of tourists with its excellent resorts and water-sports.
In contrast, the island of St John is comparatively low-key as most of the island is declared as a protected national park, making it one of the best places to hike. Since cruise-ship don’t dock here, it is a good spot for snorkelling. Cruz Bay, the main town of the island, is the best place to plan your adventure and have a great meal at one of its top restaurants.
St Croix is the USVI’s largest island, known for its serenity, 18th-century forts and various water sports. You can join a tour of one of its rum factories to learn more about the process of rum making and how to make a killer cocktail. You will probably get some free samples to taste as well.
It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling to USVI for hiking, water-sports or as a cruise ship passenger, you are guaranteed to have a pleasant holiday.
Start your day with reggae music and end it with a sip fine rum and a delicious dinner consisting of meat curry.