Its northern coast is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south it fringed by Caribbean Sea, the US virgin is the Caribbean fantasy which every backpacker endeavors for.
Turquoise waters shimmer enigmatically alongside the stretches of diamond white sand on the shores of many islets. There is no amusement in the fact that the island lures in passionate sailors from across the globe. If you are an U.S citizen then it’s likely to be your favorite escape as you don’t even need a passport to enchant the beauty of US Virgin Islands. If you fancy a bit of more land than just laying over the sands all day long, and what your holiday to be a well shaken cocktail with numerous flavor permeated in it, St Thomas and St Croix will cater to all your needs and desires.
St Thomas – the Heart on Fire
St Thomas is the backbone of the US Virgin Island’s tourism, where mountains shrouded up with verdant green belts struggle for space and are blemished by opulence-dipped resorts that lead to vibrant ports and beaches craving for a stroll, sumptuous smorgasbord and glitzy shopping.
Charlotte Amalie the capital and largest city of the islands is certainly a standout among the Caribbean ports. When you head to the downtown you will get an essence of the island’s rich past as a Danish colony.
Proud heritage monuments such as the fiery red Fort Christian and golden Frederick Lutheran Church offer pops of color along the waterfront and down cobblestone streets. Continue the historical trail by climbing Charlotte Amalie’s ‘step streets’, which cut through almost all of the hills ascending from the harbor area.
Glorified heritage monuments such as the grand red Fort Christian and golden Frederic Lutheran Church offer majestic vistas of cobbled boulevards paralleled to the azure blue waters.
St John — the Nature’s Treasury
The collage of Natural bounties, hiker’s paradise, ground zero for divers. It’s the softer and quiet sibling of St Thomas. Almost 2/3rd of the island’s area comes under the premises of National park which is the fanatical attraction for adventure junkies and quenches the thirst for exploration of even the most intrepid of travelers.
Choices of water sports abound at the shores; The Trunk Bay Beach is the crescent shaped splendid spread of sand which gloats about a 225 yards underwater snorkel trail. The Hikers submit to the mystical charm of Ram’s Head Trail which is completed on the peak of the 200ft-high cliff. The experience of viewing the waters flirting with the coasts is bound from daunting heights is bound to leave a strong imprint on your senses.
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