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The Virgin Islands are a beautiful string of islands that borders the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Tourism makes up a great deal of the Islands' economy, and there are plenty of spots those venturing to this part of the world simply must see. Allow me to present you with our top three destinations that you just cannot pass up visiting while touring the Virgin Islands.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
If you are taking a cruise in this part of the world, you will most definitely port in the beautiful capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie, located on the southern shore of St. Thomas. With a mix of historical sight seeing and exciting, modern attractions, Charlotte Amalie is the perfect place for a family of all ages and of many interests. In addition to the "desktop wallpaper quality" beaches and snorkeling, visitors should set their eyes on Blackbeard's Castle, Coral World Ocean Park, and the vast amount of boutique and jewelry shops in this capital city.
Cruz Bay, St. John
For those couples looking for a romantic getaway in the Virgin Islands, Cruz Bay is a stop worth taking. Nicknamed "Love Town," this tiny port village has plenty of dining and shopping dotted throughout the hills in pastel colored buildings overlooking the yacht ports and bay. Located in a restored plantation's great house, the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library and Museum displays a collection of island artifacts and unique work from local artists. Enjoy your stay in Cruz Bay with that special someone while dining in the hills, overlooking a sunset over the beautiful waters.
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
One of the largest tourist attractions in the Caribbean Sea with more than one million visitors per year, the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John cannot be missed when planning your trip to the Virgin Islands. This national park is home to some of the most scenic views in the world. Tourists have plenty of options to explore while visiting the Virgin Islands National Park.
Underwater sea gardens, tremendous hiking trails, pristine bays, and ruins of sugar mills are just some of the attractions that lure tourists to the national park year after year. Its climate and ecology is unlike any other; the park is home to over eight hundred species of plants and thirty species of tropic birds.