U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
VACATIONS AMERICAN STYLE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS OVERVIEW
SNORKELING AT BUCK ISLAND
Try snorkeling at Buck Island National Monument, which is underwater. There are only three underwater
monuments in the entire United States, and Buck Island is one of them.
You can now take a boat ride out to Buck Island, which also includes an underwater trail. There is also
an incredible coral reef, which is available to you for while you are snorkeling.
Even if you’re a beginner and have never snorkeled before, even beginners can snorkel this trail with a
guide. Angel fish, crustaceans, colorful sea fans and even sea turtles await you. Once you
experience this striking marine garden, you’ll understand why it’s an official national treasure.
U.S. VIRGIN NATIONAL PARK
You simply can’t visit St. John without running into the Virgin Islands National Park. This nature
reserve covers more than half of the island, so you’re sure to see at least parts of it!
Just like you’d expect from such a big area, this vast park offers plenty for you to do. If you’re
looking for a little quiet time to connect with nature, then walk down the beautiful secluded beaches, take a
hike to see the historic ruins or just wander the many hiking trails for hours of exploration.
If you want a little more activity, you can also try your hand at snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking or
windsurfing. This is an adventure-lover’s dream destination!
CRUZAN RUM TOUR
Some say that the famous Virgin Islands rum is the best in the world. But you know what momma always
says: Don’t believe anything until you try it for yourself. With that said, you’ve got no other choice
than to visit the Cruzan Rum Factory.
Once you arrive there, you’ll take a guided tour of the grounds. During this tour, you’ll get to witness
firsthand just how this delicious drink is made. On a side note, you’ll absolutely love seeing the
factory’s quaint, old windmill!
Best of all, when the tour wraps up, you get a complimentary mixed drink. You might also want to stock
up on several bottles to give to your friends as souvenirs. But we promise not to tell if you decide to
keep them for yourself.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS IMPORTANT FACTS
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)
Drink only bottled water
The electrical current in the Virgin Islands is the same as on the U.S. mainland and Canada, 110 to 120
volts AC (60 cycles).
December to April
There is no passport requirement for U.S. citizens for direct travel to the U.S.V.I. If you return to the
mainland U.S. from the U.S.V.I through another country (Mexico or Bermuda, for example), you will need a