Attractions in the USVI

You'll find plenty to enjoy in the US Virgin Islands

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The US Virgin Islands offer travelers interesting vacation opportunities; while much of these American island have an urban feel, there is plenty of nature to experience - mingled in with a rich culture and history.

Beaches

Cinnamon Bay

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Just click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

A location that's good for snorkeling is Hansen Bay Beach. The beautiful beach on Hansen Bay is a little slice of paradise. Located inside the harbor, the waters are calm and clear, and the sand white and warm.

Another top pick for snorkeling fans is Turtle Beach. You can only reach this beach by taking a boat from St. Croix. You can charter a boat, or take an excursion from Christiansted.

Cinnamon Bay: Located on the northern coast of St. John, Cinnamon Bay provides a long strip of white, sandy beach, surrounded by the natural foliage of the Virgin Islands National Park. A nature trail with information signs on tropical foilage is just across from the campground and begins at the ruins of a sugar mill.

The USVI has plenty of additional beach choices. To see our complete page about beaches, go to this article.

Landmark Attractions

Steeple Building

A common landmark for vacationers is Steeple Building. It is located in downtown Christiansted. What began as a Lutheran Church is now a museum called the Steeple Building detailing, among other important topics, the history of the slave trade on St. Croix.

Many travelers also choose to visit St. Thomas Historical Trust. It is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Seven Arches Museum: Seven Arches is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The area includes a more extensive set of notable landmarks. If you want to find more details about other interesting places to visit in the USVI by going to this page.

Natural Attractions

Virgin Islands National Park

One of the more frequently visited local attractions is Virgin Islands National Park. <p>Virgin Islands National Park is a huge endeavor, encompassing more than 7,000 acres on the island of St. John. The diverse landscape of the park lends itself to everything from trail hiking to swimming, and even camping.</p>

Another place you might want to visit is Hassel Island Historic Park. <p>Once connected to St. Thomas at the edge of the harbor, this island was separated and turned into a completely new island by the Dutch who hoped to create better water circulation. Today it is privately owned, but an important natural and historical landmark.</p>

Luckily, there are additional choices. If you'd like to find more details concerning natural attractions in this area, can learn more by going to this page.

Casinos

The USVI Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Those wanting to test their luck on the slots will have a few alternatives in this area.

Divi Carina Bay Casino has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before or after you hit the gaming floor. At once stylish and relaxed, the Divi Carina Bay Casino is an exciting spot to spend your night on the town.

Parrot Club, part of Wharfside Village, is found in downtown Cruz Bay. They are open from 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm Monday through Saturday and from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am on Sunday.

Rock Bar Gaming offers a selection of games for guests to try out, including Blackjack - Video and Other Games. Every night is a good night at the Rock Gaming Bar. Grab a drink and test your luck as you how fun in the intense atmosphere and listening to the current music hits.

You can look through the table below for more information about your options.

Gambling In the USVI
Name Type Located At Phone Location Island
Divi Carina Bay Casino Casino Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino (340) 773-7529 1.2 mi. Southeast of Central Cotton Valley St. Croix
Parrot Club Gambling Arcade Wharfside Village (340) 715-2582 Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Rock Bar Gaming Gambling Arcade Port Of Sale Mall (340) 775-9741 Charlotte Amalie, Northern part of the USVI St. Thomas

So whether you're looking for a day at the beach or a bit of a history lesson, you'll have plenty of choices when you come to the Virgin Islands. You'll be sure to find something to make your vacation special.

 

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