Extraordinary beach locations
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a long sought after choice for honeymooners given their quiet oasis, peaceful atmosphere, and the fact that they are an American destination which makes it very easy to travel to for honeymoons. There are three main islands to choose from, and the one that you choose will depend on your activity of choice. St. Thomas is a beautiful island for honeymooners, and is ideal for those seeking a highly populated area with abundance of shopping opportunities. This is a cruise ship port as well making it lively and exciting. St. Croix is the biggest of the three islands, but is more for those trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of a tourist area. And St. John is for the truly secluded types that are looking for a less cosmopolitan, more rustic island to visit. Even so, it is home to an American National Park and offers some extraordinary beach locations.
When to GoThe U.S. Virgin Islands offer a tropical climate year round. Temperatures often reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and can dip to 70 in the evening. This would be during the winter months of December to April, after which it gets considerably warmer. The off season is in the seasonal climate of summer, as humidity and temperatures are high and often uncomfortable. Even so, if you donít mind the heat, the beaches are much more secluded in the off season, and customer service is enhanced as the locals have more time to cater to your every need.
What to DoNo matter what your activity of choice is on your honeymoon, you can find it in the Virgin Islands. Here is a paradise with everything to offer and more beyond your standard beach vacation. You can enjoy a food tour and experience days worth of menus in multiple culinary experiences, or attend an artisan fair, parade, historical tour, or any water activity and sport you can think of. Hiking tours are also available if you are interested in seeing the architecture and many attractions in the Virgin Islands. Restored homes have been turned into museums, and there are a number of art galleries to browse during your stay. Shopping as well is an experience on its own if that is what you wish to do on your honeymoon.
What Not to DoAs much as this is an American set of islands, the driving here follows the British example. If you choose to rent a car during your stay, be sure to note that driving occurs on the left side of the road here. As well, it is best to avoid fruits and vegetables to eat unless they have been cooked and peeled, and you are advised not to buy food from street vendors as they will not practice the same health codes that you would see on the mainland in the United States.
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