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The U.S. Virgin Islands is made up of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John. St. Croix has diverse landscapes along with its rich collection of historical ruins amid sugar plantations. St. Croix’s two major towns are Christiansted and Frederiksted.
At the southwestern tip of the island Sandy Point offers tranquil waters and miles of white sands; it is also a nesting place for endangered leatherback and green sea turtles. Diving and snorkelling are excellent at the 47 dive sites around St. Croix. Deep-sea fishing, parasailing, and skydiving are also available. Two-thirds of St. John is a national park maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. You can enjoy St. John’s natural beauty by embarking on trail hikes, coastal walks, snorkelling excursions and kayaking trips. Here you will find world-famous Trunk Bay Beach, the site of the National Park’s underwater snorkel trail. Cinnamon Bay is also a popular favourite. Smaller and quieter is Hawksnest Beach, another good choice for snorkelling.
St. Thomas is home to a bustling duty-free port, Charlotte Amalie. In St. Thomas you will find some of the most sophisticated restaurants in the Caribbean, featuring everything from local Caribbean dishes to French and Continental cuisine. When it comes to nightlife and culture, there’s always something going on in St. Thomas. The island is a thriving arts centre, with plays, concerts, and art exhibitions year round. Spend the evenings dancing till dawn at a nightclub, listening to tunes at a piano bar, or just hanging out at a local watering hole.