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Virgin Islands is a heady concoction of beaches, ecological parks, high-end seaside resorts, historic monuments and museums that are guaranteed to charge the spirits of the most unruffled traveler. The Virgin Islands Sights helps visitors pick the best sightseeing options to maximize their Caribbean holiday.
The Saint Croix region in the Virgin Islands boasts of several natural and historical wonders like the St. George Village Botanical Garden, which is a sprawling mass of exotic botanical species from all over the world. This botanical garden is great for an outdoor stroll with the family. Another super outdoorsy place is the rain forest in the northwestern region of Saint Croix. The lush vegetation interspersed with gushing waterfalls is worth witnessing. Make sure to catch the Annally Bay tidal pools in all their natural glory. The Buck Reef National Park is one of the most visited attractions in the region for its underwater monument and snorkeling activities. Find plaques with detailed information on the flora and fauna of the land and watch coral barrier reefs and endangered sharks cut their way through the intimidating waters--breathtakingly beautiful. Another nice tourist spot in Saint Croix for wildlife enthusiasts is Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge that is famous for its elegant leatherback turtles, a rare species on the brink of extinction. Experience the stunning beauty of the Caribbean at the Coral World Ocean Park at St. Thomas, celebrated throughout the region for its emblazoned corals and the deadly stingray fish. The park has a rare underwater observatory and several cafes and souvenir shops. Activities here include Power Snorkeling, Sea Lion Splash and the exhilarating Shark Encounters. Other ecologically endowed attractions in the island include the Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve that features a fascinating submarine canyon and a huge landscape of mango trees.
The Virgin Islands National Park is a brilliant place to get acquainted with the history of the islands with 7,000 acres of ancient civilization exhibits dating back to over a thousand years. Ford Christian is a Dutch fort that offers a splendid view of the adjoining harbor and a museum housing artifacts and flora and fauna from Virgin Island’s past. Visit the old hills of Charlotte Amalie for its famous ninety-nine steps constructed in the 18 th century. The Christiansted National Historic Site houses five ancient edifices that are a tribute to the architectural legacy of the 18 th century.
Some of Virgin Islands most prominent beaches are Magen’s Bay, Hull Bay, Brewer’s Bay, Sapphire Beach and Coki Beach all of which feature the islands trademark crystal clear azure waters, colorful corals and under water sports.
Virgin Islands embraces its visitors with a beguiling variety of hotspots that is equally adept at setting the pace for an action packed holiday and a calm, placid vacation.