Destination guide

Unspoiled beaches and more in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Covered in lush tropical greenery, leading to sandy beaches and clear blue seas, the U.S. Virgin Islands are the perfect escape from the modern world. Many U.S. Virgin Islands vacation rentals are close to the sea, so you can simply spend your days soaking up the sunshine or spotting exotic fish in the warm seas. The capital, Charlotte Amalie, is a lively city full of historic colonial architecture, with cozy local restaurants serving saltfish and thick stews. Anna's Retreat, on St. Thomas, is a shopping haven, with a mixture of modern malls, duty-free stores, and shops selling local crafts.

Things to do

Discover the U.S Virgin Islands' plantation history

At the Annaberg Plantation on St. John, you can learn about the island's history as a sugar producer, and the slavery and colonialism that came with it. Set on a hill overlooking the sea, the plantation ruins include remains of the old mill, slave quarters and factory, with a guided tour explaining how sugar production used to be undertaken. Reef Bay Trail also has the remnants of an old sugar factory, which can be spotted scattered along this shady woodland trail. Stay in a U.S. Virgin Islands vacation rental, and you can explore the tropical woodlands.

Activities

Dive around the U.S. Virgin Islands

There are endless scuba diving opportunities around the U.S. Virgin Islands, with lots of small boats taking divers out into the warm clear waters. If you've always wanted to explore a shipwreck, then take a boat to the Butler Bay Wrecks, a site with 5 wrecks of different sizes. The rusted Rosa Maria is 177-feet long, and you can dive through the crews' cabins, spotting artifacts that have been left behind. Congo Cay is a great dive for beginners, with a colorful coral reef, and friendly stingrays and dolphins greeting divers, just under the surface.

Weather

Tropical sunshine all-year in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands will enjoy high temperatures all year round, often reaching the 90s and with plenty of sunshine. However, with a tropical climate, the islands feel hotter between May and December, when humidity is high, and the rainy season is in full force. Luckily, most showers and thunderstorms pass quickly. December to April are peak times for booking U.S. Virgin Islands vacation rentals, as the weather is drier, and the heat is more comfortable. Hurricanes can sometimes hit the island, so pay attention to the news before you travel.

Natural features

Sandy beaches and hilly hikes in the U.S Virgin Islands

With lightly-colored sandy beaches and long coral reefs, the U.S. Virgin Islands are famous for their unspoiled coastline. Rare birds such as the brown pelican nest on the shores, while, in the island's reefs, eagle rays, nurse sharks and many other exotic fish live amongst the coral. A lot of the U.S. Virgin Islands is made up of tropical rainforest, with St. John the least developed of the main islands. Here you hike the 2-mile Bordeaux Mountain trail, through thick forest to the summit, where you'll enjoy views across the group of islands.

Can I find a vacation rental around U.S. Virgin Islands?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,337 vacation rentals near U.S. Virgin Islands. From 238 Houses to 751 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near U.S. Virgin Islands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in U.S. Virgin Islands?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in U.S. Virgin Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • St. Thomas: 1,035 vacation rentals
  • St. Croix: 381 vacation rentals
  • Saint John: 854 vacation rentals
  • Contant & Contant Farms: 458 vacation rentals
  • Estate Smith Bay: 1,904 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in U.S. Virgin Islands! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in U.S. Virgin Islands?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in U.S. Virgin Islands:

  • Estate Smith Bay: 1,904 rentals
  • Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay: 1,774 rentals
  • Christiansted: 326 rentals
  • Estate Nazareth: 1,918 rentals
  • Estate Enighed: 1,827 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to U.S. Virgin Islands?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in U.S. Virgin Islands are:

  • Cyril E King Airport (STT): 1,921 vacation rentals
  • Henry E Rohlsen Airport (STX): 382 vacation rentals
  • Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base Airport (SSB): 382 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in U.S. Virgin Islands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in U.S. Virgin Islands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Virgin Islands National Park: 1,939 rentals
  • Secret Harbour Beach: 1,938 rentals
  • Gibney Beach: 1,939 rentals
  • Carambola Golf Club: 381 rentals
  • Coki Beach: 1,939 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around U.S. Virgin Islands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around U.S. Virgin Islands

Estate Smith Bay
1,904 vacation rentals
Estate Chocolate Hole and Great Cruz Bay
1,774 vacation rentals
Christiansted
326 vacation rentals
Estate Nazareth
1,918 vacation rentals
Estate Enighed
1,827 vacation rentals
Estate Golden Rock
366 vacation rentals
Estate Peter Bay
1,635 vacation rentals
Charlotte Amalie
1,646 vacation rentals
Estate Bakkero
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Estate Hansen Bay
854 vacation rentals
Estate Carolina
1,551 vacation rentals
Fish Bay
1,645 vacation rentals
Estate Johns Folly
1,092 vacation rentals
Estate Bolongo
1,720 vacation rentals
Estate Calabash Boom
1,314 vacation rentals
Estate La Vallee
279 vacation rentals
Estate La Grande Princess
367 vacation rentals
Estate Rendezvous and Ditlef
1,695 vacation rentals
Estate Salt River
309 vacation rentals
Estate Little Fountain
282 vacation rentals