For a relaxing, re-energizing tropical break, warm azure waters and coconut palm-lined beaches take your private yacht or enjoy a luxury yacht charter in the US Virgin Islands. Those looking for a more active holiday can tee-off on top-rated golf courses or enjoy secluded bays perfect for water sports.
Younger guests are guaranteed to be fascinated by the hidden coves and legends of piracy. Sublime snorkeling among shoals of tropical parrot and butterfly fish will entertain all the family while the distraction of duty-free shopping is never far away.
It’s hard to believe that the upbeat island of St. Thomas, where the banana daiquiri was rumored to have been invented, the laidback national park of St John and the out-of-the-way St Croix are all part of the same country.
In just one vacation you can experience the contrasting atmospheres and landscapes of all three islands as well as explore some of the surrounding 60 islets, cays and rocks that make up the US Virgin Islands.
Day 1: Water Island, St. Thomas
A cruise in the US Virgin Islands is likely to begin in St. Thomas, the most developed, and hence the main transport hub, of the islands. Flying to the island is easy; the international commercial ‘Cyril E. King’ airport is also very used to dealing with private jets.
Heading west along the coast you soon leave the bustle of the main town behind as you discover the unspoiled tranquility of areas like Brewers Bay where you can drop anchor and take in the Caribbean vibe.
At night you can either enjoy the peace and quiet staying at anchor in Druif Bay off Water Island, or return to the dock at Charlotte Amalie to enjoy the Caribbean party atmosphere.