Planning a summertime getaway? With the arrival of spring, it’s a great time to start planning a summer trip to the Virgin Islands. And this year, why not think outside the box? Take some time to research and uncover activities beyond the typical tourist attractions, before you ever set foot on the plane. Here are 7 places you can’t miss on your next trip to the tropics.
Take off right from the water and arrive 25 minutes later to explore all the restaurants, shops, and nature St. Croix has to offer.
Glamping is a peaceful way to truly experience the islands. From your cottage, you can explore the 500-acre Water Island – and spend your time snorkeling, sunbathing, and swimming. Or, explore Limestone Bay and Honeymoon Beach, both just a short walk from the cottage. The cottages come with electricity, comfy beds, and their own private terrace.
3. Take an Open Air Cooking Class
Explore culinary passion in a tropical setting. Take a cooking class and make new friends in an open air kitchen overlooking the island at 4 Elements Culinary & Wellness Center. Classes range from artisan bread making to fruit carving and vegetarian cooking classes.
4. Swim with Sea Turtles
The weather is sunny and in the 80’s this time of year, which is the perfect weather for water activities. Charter a boat and let your captain lead the way to swimming in crystal clear waters, snorkeling with sea turtles, and exploring surrounding islands.
Hone your creative expression while you’re in the islands. Take a private art class or join Art and wine with Amy Gibbs at Art Uncorked. Each week explores different artistic styles and mediums, with all experience levels welcome.
6. Finally Learn to Kiteboard
Amp up your kiteboarding skills with kite lessons at Adventure Water Sports. Take a group of friends or go by yourself for a one-of-a-kind aerial adventure.
7. Uncover a Unique Local Find
Check out the shops of downtown Charlotte Amalie. Explore unending clothing shops, jewelry stands, and local galleries as you weave in and out of the side alleys lining Main Street.