Cheap Flights to US Virgin Islands
Flights to US Virgin Islands
The United States Virgin Islands, sometimes called US Virgin Islands, USVI, or American Virgin Islands, is an non-self-governing and organised territory of the United States of America found between the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean, just East of the Latin American country of Puerto Rico. It was formerly called Danish West Indies, before assuming its name. Collectively together with the Spanish Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands, the territories are called 'Virgin Islands', and previously, Saint Ursula as named by the navigator and explorer, Christopher Columbus. The main islands of the area are Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically significant Water Island. Smaller islands are dotted along these bigger land masses.
Mostly, tourists travel to these islands in the Caribbean to enjoy the sunny climes and just sip cocktails by the beautiful beach. The islands are appointed with some of the most beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear and pristine blue waters, as well as a diverse marine life. People here are very friendly and hospitable, and while the North and Central American culture has touched this islands, it remains loyal to its Afro-Caribbean roots, a mix of African and coastal South American tradition. There is also a significant rum production and distillation in the area. Popular destinations include the Magens Bay in Saint Thomas, a beautiful in-island bay with a white sand coast, the Water Island, and Saint Croix, where a mix of rainforest, sugar plantations, old forts, and beautiful scuba diving sites can be found.
How to get around within Virgin Islands
Getting around is easy not only because there are a few developed roads, but there are a lot of options as how to travel. Cars are the primary mode of transportation – although driving should be taken with precautions since there are a handful of sharp curves. Take the time to enjoy the breeze blowing and take the windows down to feel the salty air coming from the surrounding seas. Driving in the area is lefty, so if used to driving on the right, remember to let others pass through the right and keep left. Meanwhile, public transport modes come from taxis and buses which can be rented upon landing on the airport, or through the city when checking on the destinations. Sail boats and mini ships can also be rented, allowing travellers to get around through water. If planning on venturing on the British Virgin Islands Territory (adjacent to the US Virgin Islands), a passport is required. Ferry boats, as well as charters through water taxis, are also available for transfers from island to island.
How to get there
Nothing beats air transport when it comes to travelling to the US Virgin Islands. Catch flights going to the city through various airlines like United Airlines, Cape Air, and American Airlines. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is the most reliable online source of cheap flights from 600 airline companies.
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