Every view in every direction was stunning. From lush mountain ranges to turquoise waters, the US Virgin Islands are picture perfect. Each of the three major islands has a unique character all its own. Fortunately, I was able to explore both St. Thomas and St. John during my 5 day vacation. I’ll have to make another trip back to experience St. Croix but the vistas on St. Thomas and St. John left me awe-struck and wanting more. Here are my favorite USVI views.
Turquoise waters and soft white sand made picturesque Trunk Bay one of the most beautiful beaches on St. John.
St John Island’s most famous beach is also one of the most photographed beaches in the United States Virgin Islands. Over a quarter mile of beautiful white sand makes this the showpiece beach of St. John.
Enjoy the self-guided Underwater Snorkeling Trail; with underwater information about coral formations and sea life.
Facilities include a snack bar/grill, snorkel gear rentals, beach chair rentals, showers, restrooms, public telephones, and lifeguards.
Please note: Trunk Bay is the only St John beach that charges an entrance fee.
Whether from the beach or the mountain, their is no question that Trunk Bay is stunning.
Old forts might not sound like the best views on a tropical island but from the right angle, I peered into the heart of St. John’s natural beauty.
I didn’t even have to leave my hotel room to take in the turquoise waters or vibrant green mountains of the USVI. Bluebeard’s Castle Resort was the ideal perch for enjoying St. Thomas and Estate Lindholm in St. John provided similar viewing pleasure.
Bluebeard’s Castle Resort has been 100% renovated including the pool deck and all the rooms. The Castle, as it is affectionally known as, is ready for your time in the US Virgin Islands.
Bluebeard’s Castle is an historic property dating back to the 1600’s. The resort occupies an entire hilltop with spectacular views overlooking the harbor and town of Charlotte Amalie. Its signature red rooftops are among the first sights for arriving cruise passengers.
Below the water, I was even more impressed. As I experienced SNUBA with Coral World, hundreds of colorful fish swam around me as if I belonged under water with them.
I wasn’t surprised that every resort had a view, but every restaurant had one as well. It just goes to show the true beauty of the islands; there is no bad view. While I ate dinner at Fat Turtle, I watched the cruise ships leaving the port for the evening and the sailboats resting peacefully in their slips.
Located on the highest point of St. Thomas, Mountain Top has stunning panoramic views of Magens Bay, St. John, and the British Virgin Islands from its expansive observation deck.
I was lost in a moment in time as I marveled at that view. The beauties of the world await us. We just need to open our eyes and explore.