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The easternmost outpost of the United
States, the US Virgin Islands consists of three islands and about 50 islets, most of
which are uninhabited.
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If you are a US citizen and wish to travel to the US Virgin Islands no
passport is required as it is a US Territory.
Located in the Lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies, east of Puerto Rico, the three main islands are St. Thomas, St. John,
and St. Croix.
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Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas.
The Caribs were stronger than the original Arawak Indians and had
overran them by the 15th century.
Christopher Columbus visited the
islands on his second voyage, in 1493, and named them after St Ursula and the virgin
martyrs associated with her.
Denmark colonised St. Thomas in 1666, and The Danish West Indies
Company controlled the group until Frederick V, King of Denmark, bought the islands in
Great Britain blockaded St. Thomas during the Napoleonic Wars, but the
island was soon returned to Denmark.
The sugar cane economy nose-dived after the abolition of slavery in
1848, and in 1917 the United States finally bought the Danish West Indies for $25 million;
twenty times that was spent by tourists in 1986.
Ships dock at the West Indian Company and Crown Bay facilities in St. Thomas, and at the
Fredriksted Pier in St. Croix. If you fancy being on one of them, here's the schedules.
The capital, Charlotte Amalie, is on St. Thomas. Only 33 square miles to explore on this
St. Thomas Airport:
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Accommodation in St. Thomas
in Saint Thomas:
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St. Croix is the largest of the United States Virgin Islands, at 82 square miles. The two
main towns are Christiansted and Frederiksted.
St. Croix Beaches:
Sunny beaches abound on this wonderful Caribbean paradise; of which all are accessible to
the public, including the ones at resorts. They may charge a fee for use of some beach
facilities, and on private property there may be certain restrictions. But St. Croix
Beaches are all for public enjoyment according to St. Croix law.
St. Croix Tourism:
Kent and Dawn Vreeland liked St. Croix so much that after a rum-filled evening looking at
the beautiful views they decided to buy a property on St. Croix and rent it out, so that
they would have a place of their own on the island. As part-time residents, they now try
to help tourists discover St.Croix through their informative website.
Accommodation in St. Croix
in Saint Croix:
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On this, the smallest of the Virgins, nature takes care of itself.
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Accommodation in St. John
in Saint John:
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What's on in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
There's plenty to keep you active in the Virgin Islands: tennis, golf, diving, fishing.
Lists operators and user ratings.
Descriptions and photographs of the Virgin Island's best beaches.
Virgin Islands Carnival:
Carnival is officially the last two weeks of April.
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