The time to exhale has come and this year you are taking a US Virgin Islands vacation – you have made an excellent choice as these islands have so much more to offer than many other vacation spots near the United States. Although many islands in the Caribbean have black or grey sands, in the US Virgin Islands you will enjoy white sands surrounded by sparkling blue waters.


There is a variety of islands that you can choose to visit, but if you want o make the most of things why not put all of them on your schedule? They include St Thomas, St John, St Croix and a few others and each of them have something special to offer. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you plan your holiday.


The first is that the natives on these islands are very friendly – you will be met with a greeting and a smile wherever you go, so make sure to extend them the same courtesy. Learn how to say good morning, good afternoon and good evening.


Accommodation can be a problem on these islands – they are not your typical tourist destination. There are a few chain hotels which offer an all-inclusive service and if you can afford one of them well and good, but you are likely to have lots more fun if you rent a vacation home. They come in different sizes, with different amenities and the best thing about them is that you can bring friends and family along at a reasonable cost. You are also free to enjoy the islands’ delicacies instead of being tied to a hotel menu.


Lastly, one of the best things to do on a US Virgin Islands vacation is take a day sailing cruise. You can book this through your tour operator, but you may be able to get a better deal if you book directly through a boat captain or cruise director.

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