U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

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U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism


USVI Welcomes Groups for Meetings in Paradise!

80 percent of accommodations across the Territory are open and accepting guests. In terms of traditional overnight accommodations (hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, timeshares, etc.) there are approximately 1,050 rooms available on St. Thomas, nearly 150 rooms on St. John, and around 600 units available on St. Croix. There are approximately 600 villa units and 200 charter yachts available on St. Thomas/St. John. On St. Croix, there are about 300 villa units. Currently, there are 830 Airbnb listings in St. Thomas, 250 in St. John, and 350 in St. Croix. Hotels welcoming groups include: ST. CROIX Arawak Bay The Inn at Salt River The Buccaneer (Golf, Spa) Chenay Bay Beach Resort Company House Hotel The Fred Caravelle Hotel & Casino ST. JOHN Gallows Point Resort ST. THOMAS Bolongo Bay Beach Resort Emerald Beach Resort Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Point Pleasant Resort Secret Harbour Beach Resort For more detailed information on hotel updates, visit: www.usviupdate.com or contact Mauricio Patino at mauricio@marketplaceexcellence.com AIRLIFT Air capacity to St. Croix is ahead of pre-storm levels, while seat capacity to St. Thomas is approximately 80 percent of the pre-storm level. As additional accommodations inventory comes back online in 2019, St. Thomas is expected to reach its full complement of pre-storm capacity later this year. Into St. Croix (STX), there is nonstop service from Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA) and San Juan (SJU). Into St. Thomas (STT), there are nonstop flights from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia (PHL), San Juan (SJU) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Options for intra-regional air service into the Territory include Seaborne Airlines, Cape Air and LIAT.


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Distance from airport

  • Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas (STT)

    1.61 km from city center

  • Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix (STX)

    1.61 km from city center


Local Attractions

Fort Christiansvaern and Fort Frederik, St. Croix

Historical landmark
Completed in 1749, and later expanded in the 1830s, Fort Christiansvaern protected the town from pirates and other invaders. It once also served as a police station and courthouse. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1952 and now displays 1830s furnishings and an exhibit on local military history. Construction on Fort Frederik began in 1752 and was completed in 1760. A recent project restored the fort's courtyard, stables and the old garrison and soldier’s canteen. Today the fort houses a museum and art gallery.

St. Croix Landmark Society, St. Croix

Historical landmark
Estate Whim Plantation Museum: The site consists of 12 acres of spacious grounds with an 18th-century great house restored and furnished magnificently. The windmill and sugar factory ruins are amongst the most extensive on the island. The grounds are graced with tropical flowers, plants and trees. The great house makes an exquisite setting or backdrop for what will surely be a most memorable occasion.
52 Estate Whim
Frederiksted, VI, VI 00840

Fort Christian, St. Thomas

Historical landmark
Constructed in 1680, Fort Christian was built to defend the Danish settlement. This National Historic Landmark is the oldest building in continuous use on St. Thomas and also served as the governor’s residence, a place of worship, a police station and now a museum.

St. George Village Botanical Garden, St. Croix

Located on a sixteen-acre site on the ruins of a 19th-century Danish sugar cane plantation and Amerindian settlement, the St. George Village Botanical Garden of St. Croix features more than 1500 native and exotic species. Dedicated to conservation and preservation of both the historical and living collections on its grounds, the garden is a unique spot to take in the natural beauty of St. Croix. The Botanical Garden can accommodate up to 250 people. The Great Hall has surrounding galleries and a full-size kitchen with refrigerators and freezers. Handicapped-accessible restrooms on site. The Pavilion leads out onto a large open-air courtyard; it has limited kitchen facilities.

Estate Whim Museum, St. Croix

History comes alive as you walk among the original early 18th century plantation buildings on the 12 acres of Whim Museum. Whim is the oldest sugar plantation museum in the Virgin Islands. The greathouse, fully restored windmill and sugar factory ruins are open for you to explore

Cruzan Rum Distillery, St. Croix

Historical landmark
The production of rum has been a part of St. Croix history since colonial times. Today, it continues to thrive at the Cruzan Rum Factory. Tour the facilities, including the Great House and old sugar mill, and taste why Cruzan Rum is one of the world’s most honored rums.

Buck Island National Park, St. Croix

One of only three underwater national monuments in the United States, Buck Island and its surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of native flora and fauna, including the hawksbill turtle and brown pelican. Underwater trails make Buck Island a popular destination for snorkelers and a must-do for every visitor. A number of tour companies operate excursions to Buck Island provide half-day and full day excursions.

Captain Morgan Rum Distillery, St. Croix

The Captain Morgan Visitor Center is a spectacular rum attraction that brings visitors the story of Captain Morgan Rum and its journey to St. Croix. The 40-minute experience includes history and artifacts of the rum industry, a movie theater, a tasting bar, multi-sensory systems, a retail store and guided tours of the distillery on a tram. The air-conditioned facility works well for all types of events - from formal fundraisers, to sit-down dinners or dance parties.


Additional Information

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES New attractions and activities are being offered across the Territory, and include Pirates Treasure: A Shipwreck Museum, in St. Thomas, and Hanging with the Locals, an authentic experience on St. Croix that takes guests on a journey that includes visiting cultural and historical sites, and enjoying local food samplings. Couples, families and groups on St. Thomas and St. John can experience the Tropical Treasure Hunt Company, an attraction that customizes treasure hunts. Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline on St. Thomas has also reopened. On St. Croix, new and noteworthy food trucks (Bayside Kitchen, Cruzan Inclusion and Nidulari); a pretzel shop (Doughboy Pretzels); and a homemade, bean-to-bar, chocolate company (Mahogany Chocolate Company) are part of the island’s culinary offerings. Other new restaurants include Uptown Eatery, 17˚/64˚ Kitchen + Bar, Club Comanche RAW, Smoke STX BBQ and Bottle Shop, as well as Braata and AMA at Cane Bay, which are owned and operated by former Culinary Ambassador Chef Digby Stridiron. Also, Leatherback Brewing Company recently opened this year on St. Croix, offering finely crafted beer featuring local ingredients. VOLUNTOURISM The Department of Tourism’s Purpose in Paradise program enhances the Territory’s network of community-based philanthropic activities and strengthens its ability to attract individuals or groups in search of purpose-driven travel opportunities. The initiative pairs visitors who are interested in helping with local nonprofit organizations in need of assistance with specific projects. In addition to the opportunity to participate in a purpose-driven project, Purpose in Paradise allows visitors who may not be able to donate time in person to contribute financially to the Territory’s recovery. Groups such as Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (St. John), the St. Croix Landmarks Society and the Family Resource Center in St. Thomas are just a few examples of the many 501(c)(3) organizations that are performing essential community-based work. Interested volunteers can send inquiries to info@purposeinparadise.org.


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