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United States Virgin Islands


Description

The United States Virgin Islands are an archipelago of islands located in the West Indies. Its three main islands are Saint Thomas and Saint John, both located close to the British Virgin Islands, and St. Croix, located further south. These idyllic destinations are mostly known for their superb panoramic views of white sandy beaches. Charlotte-Amélie, the capital of the United States Virgin Islands, is a popular cruise stopover because of its inviting seaside settings.


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What to do in the US Virgin Islands


Visit the Virgin Islands National Park

The Virgin Islands National Park offers an incredible ecosystem that covers almost 60% of Saint John Island. Many tourists visit this park every year because of its incredible seabed and dense rainforest. Several trails are accessible for hiking, including the Reef Bay Trail, offering almost five km to explore through the ruins of sugar cane plantations.


Discover the most beautiful bays

The United States Virgin Islands are blessed with natural bays just waiting to be visited. On Saint John’s Island, Trunk Bay Beach is a must to visit because of its magnificent beach with blue water and surrounded by inviting nature. The island of Saint Thomas offers Magens Bay Beach, which has more than one km of white sand to walk on. You may have the chance to observe sea turtles, this bay is one of the most popular on the island.


Beaches that will take your breath away

Coki Beach is a destination to put on your list of places to go to if you are staying on Saint Thomas Island. Take advantage of your visit to taste local dishes, find souvenirs in the shops or visit the dive center. On the same island, Lindquist beach will surprise you with its turquoise and crystal-clear water as well as its pinkish sand. Its calm waters will allow you to swim without any problem.


Zipline in Saint Thomas

Thrill-seekers will be delighted as the island of Saint Thomas offers you to experience its suspension bridge and zipline course. This playground will give you breathtaking island views. Guaranteed fun!


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

28

24

50

Feb.

28

24

35

Mar.

28

24

35

Apr.

29

25

70

May

30

25

80

Jun.

31

26

70

Jul.

31

27

65

Aug.

32

27

95

Sep.

31

27

140

Oct.

31

26

155

Nov.

30

25

140

Dec.

29

24

70


Currency

The island's official currency is the U.S. dollar.

Convertor

CAD
to
USD

Official language

The official language in the British Virgin Islands is English.

Voltage

Electrical outlets on the islands are the same as in Canada. However, plan to bring a power converter.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.