In the U.S. Virgin Islands, the three main islands (St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas) are among more than 50 islands and cays (most of them uninhabited) that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. Situated about 1,200 mi/1,930 km southeast of Miami and 50 mi/80 km east of Puerto Rico, they are just a few miles/kilometers west of their cousins, the British Virgin Islands. St. Thomas and St. John are only 3 mi/5 km apart, bordered on the north by the Atlantic Ocean. St. Croix lies 40 mi/64 km to the south, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.
Wherever you decide to venture out, here are some great places to visit that are well known as, "Must See" or "Must Do". Relax. Enjoy. Have fun!
Sights--A visit to Magens Bay Beach on St. Thomas; Christiansted National Historic site on St. Croix; a few hours at Trunk Bay Beach on St. John. Museums--The French Heritage Museum on St. Thomas; Estate Whim Museum on St. Croix. Memorable Meals--West Indian dishes at Gladys' or creative cuisine at Grand Cru Restaurant and Wine Bar in St. Thomas; conch fritters at Miss Lucy's Restaurant in St. John; pot fish at the Cast Iron Pot in St. Croix. Late Night--Hanging out with the locals at Duffy's Love Shack in St. Thomas; dancing to calypso, reggae or steel bands; barhopping on St. John; Jump Up celebrations on St. Croix; jazz at the Blue Moon in St. Croix. Walks--A stroll along any of the beaches, especially Magens Bay on St. Thomas, Trunk Bay on St. John or Grapetree Bay on St. Croix; hiking through the Virgin Islands National Park or a bird-watching trek at Francis Bay on St. John. Especially for Kids--The 50,000-gal/200,000-l Predator Tank at Coral World Ocean Park on St. Thomas; snorkeling off Buck Island's beaches off St. Croix; a carnival celebration or festival to see the Mocko Jumbie stilt walkers in Frederiksted on St. Croix.