As we usher in the New Year, what better way to embrace adventure and cultural enrichment than by setting your sights on the U.S. Virgin Islands? Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, the island trio of St. Croix, St. John,and St. Thomas beckon travellers with promises of history, romance and thrilling nautical adventures. Here are some of the more interesting island experiences waiting for you to uncover.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s on St. Croix
While most people identify St. Patrick’s Day with Ireland, there’s another island that goes all in on March 17, but this one is in the Caribbean. That’s when St. Croix transforms into a vibrant canvas of celebration with a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Christiansted. Join the festivities on downtown streets, where the party tradition has thrived for more than 50 years. Whether you have Irish roots or not, you’ll have a lot of fun immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere as floats, bands, dancers and more come together to create an unforgettable spectacle.
Enjoy the seclusion of St. John
For couples seeking a romantic retreat, the intimate surroundings of St. John’s Honeymoon Beach provide a perfect backdrop. Picture yourself strolling hand in hand along the pristine shoreline, basking in the serenity of this secluded haven. Elevate your experience with a stay at Lovango Resort and Beach Club, where secluded villas boast panoramic ocean views, private infinity pools and personalized concierge services, creating the ideal second honeymoon escape.
Sail into adventure on St. Thomas
If you’re a sailing enthusiast, make your way to the St. Thomas Yacht Club which welcomes sailors from around the world for the internationally-famous St. Thomas International Regatta. This fast-paced, three-day event in March, known as the “Crown Jewel of Caribbean Regattas,” unites elite sailors in a fierce competition of skill and speed. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Thomas’s crystal-clear waters, this thrilling nautical spectacle promises an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.
Get ready to be captivated
As you plan your travels for the New Year, let the U.S. Virgin Islands be your destination of choice, offering a rich tapestry of history, romance, and thrilling adventures. Whether you’re delving into the depths of St. Croix’s history, embracing the romance of St. John’s Honeymoon Beach, or sailing into the excitement of St. Thomas’s regatta, these islands promise an unforgettable journey.
Source: Visit USVI