The official name of the British Virgin Islands is simply the Virgin Islands, and the official name of the United States Virgin Islands is the Virgin Islands of the United States. In practice, the two island groups are almost universally referred to as the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands, to distinguish them from one another. There are lot of adventure activities can be done at Virgin Island.
St John is the greenest island. It can give you the dream vacation that you are looking for. You can do all kind of water and land related adventure activities like wind surfing, camping, hiking, sky diving and scuba diving.
You can also opt for sports like tennis, golf. Discover the archeological site of a pre-Columbian Taino Indian village at Cinnamon Bay.
St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, being 28 by 7 miles (45 by 11 km). However, the territory’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located on Saint Thomas.is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, being 28 by 7 miles (45 by 11 km). However, the territory’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, is located on Saint Thomas.
Discover underwater areas that teem with marine life, gorgeous white sand beaches and acres of lush green forests. The land and sea are not the only treasures in the park, there are also historical treasures including Pre-Columbian Amerindian settlements, Danish colonial sugar plantation ruins, forts and a marine railway.
While having adventure in Virgin Islands do not forget to celebrate festivals of Virgin Island.The island’s largest festival, termed “Crucian Christmas Festival”, is celebrated on St. Croix throughout late December and early January. Another significant festival is the Agricultural and Food Fair held in mid-February.
Several times a year, there is a nighttime festival in Christiansted called “Jump-Up” and a monthly event called “Sunset Jazz” in Frederiksted, where local jazz musicians play on Frederiksted Beach. Every year on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, there is a local Mardi Croix parade and a dog parade through the North Shore.
The St. Croix Half Ironman Triathlon is held in the first week of May.The Triathlon includes a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run. Because the bicycle route includes a ride up an extremely steep hill known as “The Beast”, this triathlon is often nicknamed “Beauty and the Beast”.
There are several scuba diving companies operating from Christiansted. Off the north coast of the island, there are many good destinations for diving, featuring scenic coral reefs, clear water, and abundant tropical fish and migrant sea turtles. Prominent among these are Cane and Divi bays along with Long reef which encompasses a large portion of the northern side of the island.
Cane Bay is a popular destination for scuba enthusiasts due to the fact that just a few hundred meters off shore the topography makes a sudden drop into a deep underwater trench. The reef also serves as a natural barrier against sharks and jellyfish. However around other portions of the island, notably Frederiksted, hammerhead and tiger sharks can be seen. Shark attacks on the island are very rare.
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