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Us Virgin Islands Travel and Tourism

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United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles . As of the 2000 census the population was 108,612. The main islands have nicknames often used by locals: "Twin City" , "Rock City" , "Love City" , and "Small City" .

   
 
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Tortola Hub of British Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie
Tortola Hub of British Virgin Islands Tortola is the hub of the British Virgin Islands. People come for its top notch beaches, banks, customs and the best range of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. The capital, Road Town, really is more picturesque than its dull name suggests. Main St is a pretty stretch of bright wooden and brick buildings to mosey along, as is the peaceful JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens. The curios in the small BVI Folk Museum are fun to check out too, but what really makes Tortola special is its sensational bays and beaches.

The Baths A surreal collection of gigantic granite boulders and one of the Caribbean's most amazing sights - Charlotte Amalie
The Baths A surreal collection of gigantic granite boulders and one of the Caribbean's most amazing sights This half-mountainous, half-flat 'Fat Virgin' with a scrawny neck lies a few miles northeast of Tortola. Home to just 2500 people, Virgin Gorda is proud home to The Baths - a surreal collection of gigantic granite boulders and one of the Caribbean's most amazing sights. They're strewn across blindingly white palm-lined beaches at the southwestern end of the island. Tide and wave action turns caves into baths and back again, eroding a snorkeller's playground of crevices and pools. It's on the south side of Devil's Bay and is well worth scuba diving in calm waters.

Tour to Virgin Islands is Fun - Charlotte Amalie
Tour to Virgin Islands is Fun Sail The Virgin Islands is the most popular area for a sailing vacation in the Caribbean. This is a first-timers paradise, since the islands are close together and well protected from the Atlantic. You wake up to sunshine and a blue sky, choose the cruising target of the day by pointing on a nearby island and set sail in a comfortable trade wind. There are many yacht charter companies and marinas in the British Virgin Islands. Scuba diving The BVIs are home to the wreck of 'The Rhone', which served as the site for the underwater scenes in the 1977 Nick Nolte/Jackie Bisset/Robert Shaw flick 'The Deep'. The Rhone is the best-known and most often visited dive site in the islands. Lying just west of Salt Island, t...

What to Eat and Drink in Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie
What to Eat and Drink in Virgin Islands Eat Inevitably, seafood is the dish of choice for most people. Lobster and various fish are available from the small restaurants. There are many restaurants throughout the islands varying from rotis and curries from Guyana and Trinidad to Italian, French and Asian. Drink Rum, not surprisingly, is the drink of choice in the islands. Rum punch and other concoctions can be found at bars on the main beaches and roads. Most beaches do not have any refreshment stands so it would be wise to bring at least water. The Pain Killer is highly recommended. As is the Bushwacker. However, each bar has its own speciality drinks and rum punch in one bar may not be like rum punch in any other one. One drink to be careful with is ...

Music of the Virgin Islands - Charlotte Amalie
Music of the Virgin Islands The music of the Virgin Islands reflects long-standing cultural ties to the island nations to the south as well as to various European colonialists. Though the United States Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands are politically separate, they maintain close cultural ties. From its neighbors, the Virgin Islands has imported various pan-Caribbean genres of music, including calypso from Trinidad and reggae from Jamaica. The major indigenous form of music is the scratch band (also called fungi band), which use improvised instruments like gourds and washboards to make a kind of music called quelbe. A Virgin Island folk song called cariso is also popular, as well as St. Thomas' bamboula. The quadrille is the traditiona...