Virgin Islands Vacation, Best Virgin Islands Beaches

October 27, 2009 by  
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Are you aware of US Virgin Islands? Maybe, you don’t even know that such a country exists. If you know it, you probably hear it because of Tim Duncan. But actually, there is a country called so and it has pretty high tourism revenue compared to small area of it.

Virgin Islands consists of three main island that are called Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas but there are a number of smaller islands as well. These bunches of islands are situated in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a bit east of Puerto Rico.

Even though, the set of islands are quite isolated, one can arrive in the country by plane since there are two airports belonging Saint Croix and Saint Thomas.

Also, there are cruise ship trips that bring 2 million visitors to the country every year. Due to this easiness of international transportation, Virgin Islands has variety of newcomers from all around the world such as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, France, India and the United States. Those people who have different ethnicities surely have reasons for traveling to the US Virgin Islands.

US Virgin Islands

Let us list you a few of those reasons. First of all, the US Virgin Islands is a great place to lie down along the long, white sand beaches and enjoy the taste of the sun. Also, the sea is as clear as the pure water, therefore, you would not want to get out of the sea while swimming and also the islands have a mild weather overall. Beside of the summer activities, there are plenty of national parks and coral reefs in the country such as Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument and the Buck Island Reef National Monument. And this feature also makes the US Virgin Islands a beautiful diving centre.

Since the US Virgin Islands is considered to be a green country in terms of its natural beauties, it is quite possible for visitors to have an ecological trip as well. All in all, the US Virgin Islands has the all variety of alternatives for a vacation. You can hike, sunbathe, play golf in various courts, go on an ecological trip, and dive in this set of islands, which is an indication of an amazing holiday.

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