The US Virgin Islands consist of its three main islands: St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, as well as 50 minor islands in their surroundings.
Visit the bustling town of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, a tropical metropolis with a great shopping and restaurant scene. Escape the crowds by heading to Vessup Bay, dotted with little cacti and agave plants. Lindquist Beach is a picture-perfect hideaway allowing you to chill out and top up your tan in peace. Grab your snorkel and head to Bolongo Bay Beach Resort for their weekly scavenger hunt to uncover ‘buried treasure’. Visit Duffy’s Love Shack for delicious food and cocktails by moonlight.
There are two main towns on the island of St. Croix: Christiansted and Frederiksted. Christiansted is a historic township with unique shops and a bustling cafe scene. In Frederiksted, you can visit a 200-year-old stone house restaurant on the waterfront known as the Blue Moon with rhythm and blues leaving you swaying like the surrounding palms. Don’t miss out on a snorkel exploring the magnificent nearby reefs around Buck Island which were dubbed a national monument by former US President JFK.
St John is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands and remains a pristine chest of nature’s treasures. Head to Francis Bay for serene shores looking out on the azure water. Surrounded by flora and fauna of National Parkland, you can hike through 20 miles of scenic trails. Or go snorkeling at Hurricane Hole and meander through mangrove trees with large nurseries of fish. Jump off the rocks at Congo Cay then dive with the rays that sail under the sea beneath you.
Christmas Cove, St. Thomas
Embark on your luxury yacht charter in The US Virgin Islands by first visiting Christmas Cove on the island of St. Thomas. According to legend, this cove was named as a result of Christopher Colombus having to anchor his boat here on Christmas Day. Enjoy crystal clear waters perfect for snorkeling and discover the abundance of marine life such as conch, sea turtles and even the eagle ray. Visit Pizza Pi, the floating pizza restaurant, and enjoy the best pizza in the Caribbean.
St Francis Bay, St. John
On your way to St Francis Bay, make a stop at the crown jewel of the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay. This picturesque haven is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and boasts some of the bluest waters in the Caribbean. After a nice swim, cruise to the tranquil bay of St Francis. Take a stroll along the long white sandy beach and look out for sea turtles within the seagrass beds.
Waterlemon Cay, St. John
Snorkel in one of the top snorkeling spots in the Virgin Islands at Waterlemon Cay. This tranquil bay is perfect for paddleboarding and kayaking whilst you enjoy the landscapes around you. Head inland and hike the Annaberg Historic trail along the coastline to discover the ruins of the sugar factories and the perfect vistas across the bay and the neighbouring islands.
Coral Bay, St. John
Visit the popular beachside town, Coral Bay filled with quaint, isolated beaches perfect for full relaxation. It provides the perfect place to enjoy some watersports whilst taking in the panoramic views. Hike the Rams Head or Reef Bay trail to discover rocks covered in petroglyphs carved by the taino indians who inhabited the island around AD 1080-1500.
Caneel Bay, St. John
Cruise to Caneel Bay to discover the abundance of life beneath the waters. Look out for stingrays, turtles, sergeant majors, parrot fish, and many other vibrant species. Make a trip to the laidback town of Cruz Bay for a spot of shopping and perhaps to pick up some souvenirs to take home.
Magens Bay, St. Thomas
As you approach the final few days of your luxury yacht charter, you will immerse yourself in the picturesque paradise of Magens Bay. Paddleboard on the calm waters enjoying the magnificent mountain views or relax on one of the top ten beaches in the world famed for its white soft sand which goes on for almost a mile. If you fancy a drink, try out the famous banana daiquiri in the place where it originated.
On your final day, you will visit the scenic island, Water Island. As the smallest island of the US Virgin Islands, it is only three-quarters of a square mile in size, however, what it lacks in size it makes up in beauty. Anchor at Honeymoon Bay and enjoy a swim or snorkel to see the vibrant coral reefs, iridescent fish, and sea turtles. Relax on the pristine beach and see if you can catch a glimpse of Puerto Rico on the horizon.