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The US Virgin Islands has been the Caribbean outpost of the United States since 1917. Originally the Danish West Indies, the group of islands that is part of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, was purchased from Denmark. While the US Virgin Islands is comprised of dozens of islands, the three main islands are Saint Croix, Saint John, and the capital of Saint Thomas. The majority of visitors to the islands come via one of the many cruise ships, which call at the port of Charlotte Amalie.

When it comes to the US Virgin Islands you can do as much or as little as you want here. The perfect day would be spending it at the beach. Magens Bay makes an excellent beach destination in Saint Thomas. There are tons of watersports and other tropical activities to keep any traveler occupied. When it comes to tropical destinations, these islands make a wonderful getaway.

Finding Nemo at Buck Island in St. Croix

Snorkeling at Buck Island St. Croix with Big Beards.

Buck Island is a national treasure and a great way to spend a day snorkeling while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island is the nesting home for green sea turtles and endangered Leatherback turtles. But the real treasure at Buck Island is the 4,500 acre underwater reef lying just off shore. It is one

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A Magens Bay Beach Break on St. Thomas

The view from Magens Bay Beach.

Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an extremely popular cruise ship port-of-call and there is no shortage of visitors here. One of the most popular St. Thomas activities is a visit to one of the many beaches on the island – and no beach is more beautiful or popular than the Magens Bay

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