US VIRGIN ISLANDS

ISLAND FUN FACTS

Capital: Charlotte Amalie

Population: Inhabited by about 106, 235 people as at 2020.

Religion: Christianity is the dominant religion comprised of the Baptists, Roman Catholics, Episcopalian.

Side of Street  Drive-On: Left Hand Side

Currency: USD $

Language: English and Spanish are the main languages.

History:

Virgin Islands previously referred to as Danish West Indies of the Kingdom of Denmark is a collection of islands and unincorporated and organized territory of the united states. They are found on the leeward side of the Lesser Antilles and to the east of Puerto Rico and also to the west of the British Islands. It occupies up to 346.36km2.

The Virgin Islands were initially occupied by Ciboney and the Arawaks as early as 1000 BC. Christopher Columbus is said to be the first European to discover this territory in his second voyage around 1493 and had the honor of baptizing it with the current name. Later in 1625, the French and the English started trickling in on St. Croix.

THINGS TO DO

Places to Stay

The Ritz-Carlton

Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove

Secret Harbour Beach Resort

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

Getting There

Traveling into the collection of islands is mainly by way of Air with two great Airports being the Cyril E.King Airport and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.

Best way to move around virgin Islands of United States is by Car, Bus, Taxi, Cruise, Ferry, sea plane.