The United States Virgin Islands

Facts about The United States Virgin Islands 

You want to travel to the United States Virgin Islands! Situated to the east of Puerto Rico. And west of the British Virgin Islands. It consists of the main islands Saint Crox, Saint Thomas and Saint john. And many other minor islands. The United States Virgin Islands has a population of 106,405 (2010). Most of them of Afro-Caribbean descent. . The dominant religion is Christianity. The capital is Charlotte Amalie. Popular meals are goat, chicken, beef and stewed oxtail. Side dishes include fried plaintains, dasheen, sweet potato and cassava.

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When you travel to the United States Virgin Islands, this is important to know:

  • The official currency is the USD
  • English is the official language
  • The time zone is UTC -4
  • Driving side is left
  • Calling code is +1-340
  • Airports: the Cyril E. King airport serves St. Thomas and St. John. And the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport serves St. Croix. 

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The US Virgin Islands have a tropical climate. The average temperature is between 72-90°F / 22-32°C. The … sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The average temperature is 79-84°F / 26-29°C.

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Towns of the US Virgin Islands

The major towns are:

  • Charlotte Amalie, the capital. And bustling, lively heart of St. Thomas. 1.5 million cruise ship visitors coming here annually. With large shopping districts and restaurants. And lots of historical buildings.
  • Christiansted on St. Croix. Walk on 17th and 18th century cobblestone sidewalks along historically preserved buildings. Also visit the historic waterfront!
  • Frederiksted on St. Croix. A Victorian style town. Historic sights, restaurants and shops. Visit the waterfront and the pier stretching out over the water.
  • Cruz Bay, the main entry point to St. John. With lots of shops and restaurants. 


The most popular attractions are:

  • The white sand beaches! Like Trunk Bay and Magens Bay.
  • Several national parks. Like the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. And the Virgin Islands National Park, where popular things to do are kayaking, diving, hiking and fishing. And Buck Island Reef National Monument, an underwater monument! 
  • The coastal scenery on the Heritage Trail!

The United States Virgin Islands! Enjoy your vacation!