As you fly into St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, your attention is captured by the changing pattern of brilliant blues and bright greens, where islands interrupt the Caribbean seascape. Leaving the plane, your first impression is a blast of warm, slightly humid air.
Easy: any one, though each differs in personality. St Thomas has more resorts and water sports than you can shake a beach towel at and is the most developed island, with dizzying cruise-ship traffic. St John cloaks two-thirds of its area in parkland and sublime shores, ripe for hiking and snorkeling.
The U. Virgin Islands is reporting close to a 50 percent increase in stay-over arrivals this year — a clear signal that tourism in the territory is on a strong rebound, according to a news release from the V. Department of Tourism.
With its tropical white sand beaches, deep azure water, and historic rum factories, the trio of Caribbean islands is among the most beautiful places Americans can visit without a passport. All three were leveled after back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes Maria and Irma. Much of the media attention and federal assistance were directed a little over miles west, to Puerto Rico. Thomas got hit by two storms.
The U. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a dual mission of getting on the radar of Canadian travelers while also attracting more film productions to the territory. Virgin Islands provides diverse experiences for productions — whether feature films, television programming, documentaries or music videos — highlighting the work ethic of local talent, whose experience rivals industry experts in big cities like New York and Los Angeles.
The U. Virgin Islands are organised under the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands and have since held five constitutional conventions. Inthe population was ,  with current estimates putting the population atJulymost of whom are of Afro-Caribbean descent.
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No need to worry about conversion rates, the dollar is the official currency of the USVI. This bay, on the west end of St. Croix, includes two distinct sites featuring deep and shallow wrecks.