Made up of three main islands, St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas, the US Virgin Islands are America’s best kept secret. Visitors to America from the Isles may have to apply for an EVUS – evus.us (Electronic Visa Update System), along with other countries.
EVUS is a newly automated online Visa update system required by US Customs and Border Control Protection (CBP). It directly affects B1 and B2 or B1/B2 visa holders. New EVUS countries include Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and more. You can remain updated by following the latest EVUS news before departing for the US
The Paradise Islands that make up the Virgin Islands offer some of the best water sports in the world, with coral reefs for diving and snorkelling, stunning beaches and trade winds at different times of the year which are very cooling. The isles are very popular place for the ‘super’ rich, with Richard Branson’s luxury private island Necker close by. The islands are the setting for many beautiful weddings to take place also.
There are many activities to undertake and tourism spots to view on the Islands, a person will never be watching the clock. There’s Buck Island Reef National Monument and the Reef Golf Course, a Marine Park and Captain Morgan Rum Distillery, the St. Croix (Saint Cross) Heritage Trail, St. George Village Botanical Gardens and more. America’s hidden gem truly does come to life.
On St. John Island, there’s a stunning bay – Jumbie Bay- located on the north shore of the island and accessed by steps near the main road. On this island, the Virgin Bay National Park takes up a big chunk of land. There’s also the most popular trail in the Virgin Islands – the Reef Trail and Petroglyphs. It descends 937 feet through a shaded forest. Whilst hiking, you will walk past the visible remains of four sugar estates and petroglyph rock carvings.
On the third island, St. Thomas Island, lies the capital, Charlotte Amalie. Carrying 24 passengers every seven minutes, there’s a St. Thomas Skyride to see the sights from up on high. The legendary Bluebeard the pirate’s Castle Resort is another place you can visit, along with Point Pleasant Resort.
In June, July and August record heats are observed on these beautiful islands, that see highs of up to 37 degrees. The rest of the year is pretty hot too, with the only recorded low of 11 degrees. Average heats are in the mid 20’s.
Sandy white beaches are what defines the US Virgin Islands. Two particular beaches are Trunk Bay and Magens Bay. Like most Caribbean islands, the Virgin Islands are hilly and volcanic, with Crown Mountain on St. Thomas topping the highest zenith.
For America, this home-from-home just 40 miles east of Puerto Rico, is the perfect spot. It encapsulates all the things any holiday destination needs, long sandy beaches, perfect sunshine and a way to relax and unwind if you are into watersports such as sailing and scuba diving, sport fishing for Blue Martin, sailfish and Wahoo and many more.