The Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Vacations

Once the turf of the pirate Blackbeard, the British Virgin Islands were also the inspiration for R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Today Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and their sister islands inspire repeat visits from devotees of laid-back luxury at secluded British Virgin Island hotels. Swimming and snorkeling in the Virgin Gorda’s Baths (saltwater grottoes formed by volcanic boulders), is a popular activity.

Most Popular Things to do in British Virgin Islands
• Visit Apple Bay Beach, hailed as a mecca for surfers
• Snorkel the Treasure Point Caves, a sea-level collection of caverns
• Uncover the exotic pools and grottos of the Baths at Virgin Gorda
• Taste the delicious cocktails at the well-known bars of Jost Van Dyke
• Peruse the Main Street shops in Road Town for local spices and handmade jewelry

U.S. Virgin Islands Vacations

A superlative shopping district with two of the top ten beaches in the United States. Explore hidden coves and tropical forests on this Caribbean vacation

The U.S. Virgin Islands includes St. Thomas – Caribbean’s shopping mecca. Visitors from the U.S. are entitled to a $1200 duty-free allowance (double the usual amount). It also has the most restaurants and resorts of all the Virgin Islands. Swim off the unblemished powder beaches of St. Croix, the largest of the Virgin Islands. On tiny St. John, go snuba diving (a cross between scuba diving and snorkeling).
Most Popular Things to do in the U.S. Virgin Islands
• Dive a wall, wreck, pier and reef all in one day
• Visit the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins to see how rum was produced in 1780
• Experience an up close shark encounter at Coral World Ocean Park
• Jet ski, snorkel, swim or dive in the myriad of white sand beaches
• Hike through a scenic path to reach Annaly Bay and relax in the tide pools