Laid back sandy beaches, family resorts with swimming pools and plenty of fun things to see and do – St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix make for a superb family destination because of all the kid friendly activities in the US Virgin Islands. You and your little ones will have plenty of opportunities to make great travel memories together at kid friendly resorts and attractions.
Here are seven kid friendly activities in the US Virgin Islands:
Hiking in the National Park
Go for a trek with your kids in this stunning nature reserve that covers two thirds of St. John island. Join the Park Rangers for both a fun and educational walk though this amazing tropical ecosystem. The kids can learn about the flora and fauna while getting some energy out before dinner.
Monday Movie Night on Water Island
The residents of Water Island host a movie night on the beach every Monday at Heidi’s Honeymoon Beach Grill. This is the perfect itinerary filler for the entire family to relax and be together. Plus there’s no admission fee, and everyone is welcome. There’s no better way to keep the kids entertained than with a large projector screen and chairs set up along the beach. And like any other theater, there is even a concession stand with popcorn and refreshments.
If your kids are a little bit older and ready for an adventure, horseback riding in the US Virgin Islands countryside is the way to go. Check out Carolina Corral for some exciting horseback riding experiences! Trust us, this is among one of the favorite kid friendly activities in the US Virgin Islands.
On all three islands there are an assortment of boat excursions that are great for kids. Take a boat trip for a half day or a full day, island hopping from gorgeous remote beaches to tranquil bays and even coral reefs. Most boat trips will supply lunch on the boat as well as snorkeling equipment – what an exciting family day out!
Children as young as eight can try sea-trekking, an amazing experience where you wear an astronaut-type helmet, climb down a ladder to the bottom of the sea and walk along the ocean floor. Kids love getting a closer look at underwater life while still being able to breathe easily.
Fort Christian on St. Thomas overlooks the city of Charlotte Amalie and is a fascinating historic attraction for kids to explore. It was constructed in 1672 to protect the town against pirates as well as Europeans. The history is both intriguing for adults and magical for the more imaginative mind.
Buckle up! A jeep safari will be the ride of your life as it enables you to explore much more of the island. You’ll drive through the tropical forests, the scenic shoreline and even stop at historical ruins, tide pools and breathtaking lookouts. This tour will be an experience your kids will talk about for many years.
These are just a few kid friendly activities in the US Virgin Islands. No matter what activities you end up choosing to do, you will find that overall USVI is a kid friendly and welcoming island. Don’t wait! Start planning your trip now, and browse through an extensive list of kid friendly resorts.