By Lynne M. Sullivan
Accomplished assurance of either the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, together with St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and extra. exciting historic, ecological, and cultural proof convey the islands and their citizens to lifestyles, whereas useful details smoothes the best way for a enjoyable holiday. wide insurance of the islands’ safe normal parts either on land and underwater. colour photographs.
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Extra resources for Adventure Guide to the Virgin Islands, 5th Edition (Hunter Travel Guides)
For years after the United States bought the eastern Virgin Islands, the territory was primarily a military holding. In the 1960’s a few resorts were built, commercial airlines began direct flights, and St. Thomas enjoyed a tourist boom. Today, tourism dominates the island, and visitors are welcomed with warm smiles and friendly greetings by locals who are truly glad to see them. n Getting There Most visitors arrive by plane, but there is also excellent ferry and hydrofoil service. By Air Tourist information kiosks are located near the baggage claim and car rental area.
Ticket kiosks are set up at the harbor in Red Hook, and everyone except British citizens must have a passport or a notarized birth certificate and picture identification to enter and return from the British Virgin Islands. FERRY SERVICE SERVICE OPERATORS RED HOOK - TORTOLA $40 round-trip; 45 mins. Native Son, % 774-8685 Smith’s Ferry, % 775-7292 RED HOOK - JOST VAN DYKE Friday-Sunday only; reservations required; $40 round-trip; 45 mins. Inter-Island, % 776-6597 RED HOOK - VIRGIN GORDA Thursday & Sunday only; reservations required; $40 round-trip; 1hr 45 mins.
Thomas enjoyed a tourist boom. Today, tourism dominates the island, and visitors are welcomed with warm smiles and friendly greetings by locals who are truly glad to see them. n Getting There Most visitors arrive by plane, but there is also excellent ferry and hydrofoil service. By Air Tourist information kiosks are located near the baggage claim and car rental area. Taxis, ranging from subcompacts to open-air buses, meet all flights, and fares to hotels are regulated. Expect to pay about $4 per person to locations near Charlotte Amalie and about $6 per person to east end hotels.