ST. THOMAS - ST. JOHN - ST. CROIX - WATER ISLAND
Are you ready to get away from it all? A destination that’s easily accessible, seems familiar, yet everything is different? The U.S. Virgin Islands may be just what you are in need of. No highways, no shopping malls, and brace yourself, no Target. Yet everything you need is here.
Visit a different beach everyday of the week, roll down the windows, head-bob to reggae, and move with the curvature of the hilly winding roads. You’ll rarely exceed 30 mph, yet your heart will be racing with excitement. With every turn, the views are absolutely amazing and out of this world!
From the moment you catch glimpse of this tiny palm fringed island, outlined with a brilliant azure Caribbean Sea, your mind will be captivated by the islands natural beauty. These tiny islands jet from the sea, in waves of lush green-forested hills, only to slope steeply again; creating a landscape of cresting and plunging. Black volcanic rock adds a striking contrast to the soft white sand beaches. These cosmopolitan islands were shaped by Danish heritage and West Indie influences, creating a microcosm uniquely it’s own.
From above or below, the ocean rewards you. Beaches flow gently into the sea providing easy access to offshore reefs and calm harbors to float your day away. Block out the world above water and integrate yourself in this salty sanctuary. Skim alongside a school of blue tang, make eye contact with a sea turtle, and observe something unexpected and presentable just to you. The clear and gentle ocean provides a playground for discovery. Migratory birds and humpback whales visit the archipelago yearly as a winter destination. The reflective turquoise color will captivate your attention and make every photograph spectacular.
Take a step on a global pathway; the islands are composed of diverse people and elements from around the globe. Tourism has exposed the island chain to many influences in recent years. Many family units are comprised of genetically unrelated individuals, but contain deep and rich supportive connections.
EXPERIENCES MAKE US WHO WE ARE
Expose yourself to remarkable change. Trying new things is rewarding and vacations are temporary, so you’ll be back home soon enough. Relax your style with casual dress, flip-flops, and wind blown hair. Sample Caribbean cooking, sweet locally sourced rum, and fresh mangos from a tree. Bask in the sun, lounge under a palm, or take a walk through a forested jungle. Brave driving on the left (in a left driver side vehicle). Visiting the Virgin Islands, you will have ample quirky adventures.
A U.S. TERRITORY
NO PASSPORT required if you are a U.S. citizen. You are not leaving the United States. Transform a family holiday away from long distance drives and busy streets. There is something for everyone in the Virgin Islands; posh lifestyle or quant cottages, sophisticated dining or beach food trucks. View the unique culture of the USVI. Reach a world away with a four-hour flight from NYC and less than three hours from Miami.
Seeking small town homage or stark solitude, you will find it in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Antilles EcoQuest will connect you to your passage.