Visit the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean
Most of us are not fortunate enough to live on an island. So, when thinking about where to take a vacation, an island location is a great choice. The Caribbean Ocean is dotted with many beautiful islands for vacationers. Three of these - St. John, St. Croix, and St. Thomas - are known as the US Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Islands are extremely popular, and yet still have beautiful nature preserves and beaches for people looking for a relaxing vacation. Each island, although similar, offers something different, and every vacationer will be able to find just the right activity or location that they want.
The island of St. John, the smallest of the three, is ideal for tourists who want to experience the unspoiled beauty of nature and the local wildlife. There are habitats to explore and wonderful underwater creatures to be found in the tropical waters off the white sand beaches. Even those who have never snorkeled before will be lured into the activity once they see the brightly colored fish and other marine life such as urchins and starfish.
If you want to be outside on your vacation, but you like a little more activity than looking at wildlife, then St. Croix is the island for you. This island caters to those who enjoy sports and being out on the water. You can fish, scuba dive, sail, hike, or jump aboard a boat for a tour of the area. This island also has great places you can visit to eat and shop, and the prices are great, too!
If the resort life is for you, try staying on the island of St. Thomas. You won't be disappointed with this location: it offers beautiful sand and surf, delicious cuisine, and excellent entertainment. You can enjoy your vacation at a fast or slow pace, and sleep in until lunchtime if you want!
If you find it hard to choose which island to visit, take a bit of extra time and visit all three Virgin Islands! You'll enjoy every minute and when it's time to leave, you'll already be planning when you can come back.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Photos:
Images Courtesy of: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism