Planning your trip to the US or British Virgin Islands is not going to be your run-of-the-mill vacation. You’ll probably get on a boat at least once, while you’re vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, either because that’s how you arrived at an island, or that’s how you like to roll while vacationing in style in the Virgin Islands.
The US Virgin Islands have all the ingredients you could wish for in a family vacation – sandy beaches, calm clear waters, great restaurants, kid-friendly resorts and plenty of things to do. You’ll have lots to do to keep the entire family busy, from hiking, boating, swimming and much more. Start with these family activities in the US Virgin Islands.
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After being cooped up all winter, people start craving two things: some sun and some adventure! Lucky for you, spring break in the US Virgin Islands can satisfy both of these needs. Not convinced this is the trip for you? Keep reading. We know we can change your mind after you read these five reasons to spend spring break in the US Virgin Islands.
As all parents know, traveling with children can be challenging. But if you travel to kid-friendly destinations like St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, the memories you make as a family are well worth it. Before you leave for vacation, do some research on things to keep the kiddos entertained. Or, even better, just take our word for it and try these five things to do in the U.S. Virgin Islands with kids.
Depending on the age of your children, snorkeling can be a great excursion for the whole family. Half-day and full-day snorkeling excursions can be booked through the hotel. Plus, guides provide life jackets and equipment. If your kids are too young to snorkel out at sea, many hotels and resorts also provide snorkel equipment rental, so they can practice their snorkeling skills close to shore.
2. Bike Tour
Another great activity in the U.S. Virgin Islands with kids is biking. There are so many great trails and bike tours to go on with the family. Some tours are more mild, while others are on more rigid terrain. Be mindful of your child’s age and experience when planning for these trips.
3. Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is a favorite among kids. The age requirements vary depending on which tour you go on, but generally this activity is limited to children eight years and older.
4. Coral World Ocean Park
Coral World is a popular attraction in St. Thomas. In fact, it has been voted Best Tourist Attraction & Eco Tourism Activity for over ten years by Daily News. Kids (and adults) are blown away by the five-acre ocean park. There are countless activities, exhibits, gifts shops, a conservation and a semi-submarine too. Truly fun for the whole family!
5. Butterfly Garden
There are a few different butterfly gardens in the US Virgin Islands, but the one in Charlotte Amalie is among the best. It’s home to butterfly species from around the world. A walk through the botanical gardens is a great pairing for this activity.
So as you can see, there is a lot to do in U.S. Virgin Islands with kids. To ensure your young ones are entertained on and off the resort, be sure to check out our kid-friendly hotels and resorts on the island.