Rainy Day Activities in the US Virgin Islands

While the weather in the US Virgin Islands is usually sunny and high 70’s, it can’t be perfectly sunny every single day. Sometimes the heavens open and sprinkle the islands with warm tropical rain. Thanks to these top rainy day activities in the US Virgin Islands, a few showers won’t put a damper on your trip!

So, just in case there is a chance of showers during your trip to St. John, St. Thomas or St. Croix, it’s a good idea to have some rainy day activities in mind.

Here are some of our favorite rainy day activities in the US Virgin Islands:

Have Breakfast in Bed

If you are visiting the US Virgin Islands with your sweetheart on a romantic getaway or a honeymoon, why not use a rainy morning as an excuse to sleep late, cuddle, order room service and just enjoy eachother’s company? Many of the US Virgin Islands’ hotels and resorts offer incredible food choices in the comfort of your hotel.

Do Some Shopping

When the rain starts to pour you can always indulge in some retail therapy. Shopping and exploring downtown are the perfect rainy day activities in the US Virgin Islands. Plus, the islands have some of the best duty free shopping in the Caribbean, and US residents can bring back much more purchases than other Caribbean destinations. Havensight Mall across from the cruise ship port in St. Thomas is a great place to find deals on a rainy day. Also, check out Vendors Plaza next to Fort Christian – an open air marketplace selling handbags, jewelry, t-shirts and more.

Visit the Virgin Islands National Park Visitor Center

It might be too rainy for a hike in the Virgin Islands National Park, but the visitor center offers great displays of coral, reef fishes and artifacts from the pre-Columbian Tainos people. You’ll also learn about how the sugarcane was harvested during the 1700s and 1800s. If you are interested in history, it’s a great place to escape from the rain while learning something about the island culture.

Chill Out in a Bar

Sometimes when it’s raining there’s nothing better than taking a deck of cards to your favorite US Virgin Islands bar and spending time tasting the best island drinks. Sip local beer, play games and chat with the locals and the other travelers. You might just make a few new friends!

Check Out an Art Gallery

Get your culture fix on a rainy day in the US Virgin Islands by visiting one of the local art galleries. You can see some beautiful creations from local artists, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography. Some of the best galleries on the islands include Mango Tango Art Gallery in St. Thomas and Bajo El Sol Art Gallery in St. John. Also, visit Gallery St. Thomas which was voted “Best Gallery for Local Art” by the readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News.


These are just a few of the fun rainy day activities in the US Virgin Islands. With these great activities you’ll still have a fun day enjoying the islands and the sunshine will be back before you know it.