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The U.S. Virgin Islands never stop amazing their guests with white-sand beaches and turquoise water, beautiful landscapes and everlasting tranquility, and iguanas that have become as typical animals as pigeons in European cities. Local grannies even feed iguanas just like elders in many countries feed birds. There are three main islands – Saint John, Saint Thomas, and Saint Croix. It is possible to explore them on foot, simply plan the route in advance. On Saint Thomas, tourists can explore the most popular trails featured in tour guides that highlight the most interesting destinations. It is better to visit Saint John together with an excursion group. Of course, tourists can come independently, but it will be harder to navigate alone and there will be no one to tell interesting stories about the island. However, the island is so beautiful that it is interesting to explore it without any stories.
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There is no need to search for beaches with white sand and turquoise water. Simply leave the airport, walk up to a hundred meters, and there is a fabulous beach with white sand. All local beaches look so fabulous as if they are from postcards or advertising shots. Hull Bay Beach, which is located on the west coast of St. Thomas, is always popular with windsurfers. The Vessup Bay area (the east coast of the island, not far from Red Hook) is just as popular. It is a wonderful destination for windsurfing and scuba diving. Divers are also fond of Coki Beach. Surfers prefer to gather close to Hull Bay.
On Saint Croix, diving and snorkeling aficionados are in love with such beaches as Great Lameshur and Little Lameshur. Saint Croix is an ideal destination for scuba diving – there are coral reefs, underwater caves, and everlasting tranquility. Vacationers can try an interesting activity – they can explore the underwater world of the region in the Atlantis submarine that takes them up to 30 meters deep. This is an amazing opportunity to see the underwater life. Tourists of all ages are fascinated to go underwater in a submarine. This is an unforgettable ride full of new emotions and excitement. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Visitors can rent a car on the islands, but not all drivers might be ready for this – as left-hand traffic is adopted on the islands, many drivers from the continent feel frustrated. The majority of visitors in the U.S. Virgin Islands are tourists from the States and Canada that have right-hand traffic. It is also possible to rent a scooter, bicycle, motorboat, and yacht. To be able to ride the latter two, tourists must have the right to ride watercraft of the corresponding class. Many local people use bicycles because it is a comfortable and great way to escape from traffic jams. Yes, local traffic jams can be as big as in large megalopolises. If you plan to explore the island individually and don’t mind a workout, then the bicycle is the best choice.
Recreational fishing is one more popular activity. Every island has centers that organize fishing tours and provide vacationers with all the equipment they need. Under the careful guidance of professionals, even beginners can catch a fish. It is better to refrain from fishing on your own because this is against the law. Fishing is a licensed activity, and tourists need to obtain a permit to fish. Fans of fish and fishing have an interesting activity to attend in Saint Croix – the Fishing Festival that takes place at the start of the year. This event is suitable for visitors of all ages. Tourists can learn much interesting about fish and, what is even more important, to try original fish dishes.
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Fans of yachting and sailing will find it interesting to see and participate in the International Rolex Regatta. This is an annual event that has been organized by the St. Thomas Yacht Club since 1974. The fascinating event takes place in April. If you like taking beautiful pictures during your vacations, then do not miss an opportunity to see the islands from a bird’s eye view. The U.S. Virgin Islands are definitely worth seeing them from a helicopter. It is also possible to take gorgeous panoramic pictures without any flights – St. Thomas has comfortable observation platforms with picturesque views of the nearby bays.
Tourists are always welcome to try less usual activities, for example, underwater motorbike. This vehicle consists of three main parts: a big helm with a transparent hemisphere, a motor, and a seat with handlebars that form a united streamlined frame. When the motorbike is under the water, the rider needs to dive and place own head in the helm, sit on the seat, and enjoy the dive. During the ride, it is important to hold handlebars just like on a real motorbike. There is always a professional diver nearby during the ride. This is not a cheap activity, but it doesn’t require any certification, so it is a great choice for everyone who wants to swim underwater but doesn’t have a diver’s license.
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Don’t forget that the U.S. Virgin Islands are a part of the United States. This means that golf is very popular here. If you have never tried this elite entertainment before, it is high time to start. Golf clubs on Saint Thomas offer excellent golf courses and accept beginners. When it comes to nighttime entertainment, don’t believe people who say that they do not exist. This is not true – some resorts offer late-night entertainment programs. Tourists can also do this individually in, for example, the area near the port in Charlotte Amalie. There are bars that work round the clock and offer the main alcoholic drink of the islands – the Cruzan rum.
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