You may be sitting down right now with your spouse or family trying to plan that perfect vacation this year.
You love to hike and visit historical sites; they want to lounge on a beach of pristine sand and bright blue water.
While it may seem impossible, there is a destination that can incorporate everyone’s interests into the perfect getaway!
The United States Virgin Islands offers history, thousands of acres of national park land, and beautiful beaches on both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, providing a little bit of everything for couples and families alike.
And for a community dependent on tourism, the locals need you now more than ever.
In September of last year, the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix were devastated by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria.
While the islands suffered major damage, the local communities have worked hard to rebuild as quickly as possible. With federal relief efforts and the help of major corporations with interests in the area, the islands are slowly welcoming back visitors.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a unique Caribbean destination with a rich history. Originally settled by the Danish West India Company in the late seventeenth century, the islands give the feel of traveling back in time.
Fearing the Germans would use the islands as a base during World War I, the United States purchased them from Denmark in 1917 and gave citizenship to the locals a decade later.