Saturday, September 24, 2022

British Virgin Islands Vs. US Virgin Islands: Which One To Explore

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Are you looking forward to having a suny, exotic vacation on an island but not quite sure which one to pick: British Virgin Islands or US Virgin islands? Virgin islands are the most suitable pick to enjoy a quiet time alone and reconnect with mother nature, doesn’t matter whichever you choose. If you are looking to treat yourself to a vacation in the sun with a unique setting of landscapes untouched by mass attraction, this article is for you. So, which one of these Caribbean islands should you choose? Go through the article and you might have your answer.

US Virgin Islands

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, the archipelago of the US Virgin Islands is a beautiful sight to watch. The main three islands are located 80 km east of Puerto Rico. The archipelago consists of about fifty islets, most of them are uninhabited by people. Since 1917, these islands have been an integral part of the US territory. This little heaven attracts many people each year because of the beauty they possess. The breathtaking charming villages, mesmerizing white sand beaches and their small ports are truly magnificent. 

1. Sainte-Croix

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St. Croix is known for its landscape of coastal plains, pristine forests, and rocky peaks. Do not forget to stop by to take a look at the island’s two historic towns when you make that trip. The first town known as Christiandsted is located on the north coast. It was founded in 1735 by Danes. The second town is Frederiksted and it is located on the west coast. You’ll see many wooden houses there. Buck Island, another peaceful place who likes to enjoy a quiet time, is just a few kilometers away from St. Croix.

2. Saint John

St. John island is the smallest island of the archipelago. The island is characterized by its authentic nature preserved far from population. The Virgin islands National Park covers most of its surface and contains a lush flora associated with a rich and diverse fauna. You will love the iguanas, birds of paradise and eye-pleasing scenarios of the island. 

3. Saint-Thomas

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St. Thomas island is the most accessible island of the entire archipelago. The island is also heavily crowded by tourists thanks to the numerous places it has to offer. You can stroll through the streets of the capital to discover the red-roofed houses and its brick rampants while you’re on the island. Also, do not miss out the Harlotte Amalie, the most beautiful harbors in the world.

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are truly beautiful places to visit with your family or friends. The islands are located between the Dominican Republic and Guadeloupe. The entire archipelago consists of fifty small islands, and sixteen of them are inhabited. The connection between these islands is done either by ferries, by boat or by water cab. 

1. Tortola

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Tortola Island is a must-see entry point if you’re paying a visit to the British Virgin Islands.Tortola island is famously known for its colorful wooden houses surrounded by lush tropical quality vegetation. Take a walk to treat yourself with a beautiful landscape around the island. Do not forget to visit the Dolphinarium, Governor’s House and the Botanical Garden.

2. Vierge Gorda

The place is hard to miss because of the mesmerizing scenarios it has to offer during your stay in the BVI. It is one of the most popular places among the entire archipelago. The island is about 30 minutes away by ferry from Tortola. Take a few hours to go through the white sand beach surrounded by huge volcanic granite rocks carved by erosion, you’ll love it. The island’s emerald-colored natural pool and small cove opening onto the turquoise sea is such a pleasure to the eyes. 

3. Jost Van Dyke

The Jost Van Dyke island stands out for its turquoise waters and its beautiful coconut trees decorating the island’s immense immaculate beaches of Sandy Bay or White Bay. The beaches of the island are also beautiful and seduces tourists with her beauty.  You’ll be accompanied by a delicious rum cocktail and musical atmosphere with a little Caribbea rhythm touch. Toast yourself because you’ll never be able to forget the time of Jost Van Dyke. 

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Vinay Kumar
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