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Your Virgin Islands Paradise Awaits

  • Planning a trip to the Virgin Islands? 
  • Here are some answers to a lot of the common questions! Grab your calendars and mark out some dates  paradise awaits!

  • When is the best time to visit the Virgin Islands? 
    • April – June  is the slow tourist season so hotel rates will drop, the beaches will be less crowded and you can get the true feel of “ Island Time”.  Temperatures range from 75 to 85 degrees °F. This is my favorite time of year!
    • December – March is the peak tourist season so you can expect hotel rates to be a bit pricey. Temperatures are cooler during these months averaging 80 degrees °F. This is the best time to come if you want to get away from state side winter weather.
    • July – November can be a toss up! Many travel websites offer good package deals during these months just keep in mind hurricane season is late June – October. You can expect hot temperatures and lots of rain.

  • Do I need my passport to travel to the Virgin Islands? 
  • A passport is not required for U.S. Citizens when traveling to the Virgin Islands. Your drivers license or birth certificate will suffice in the airports just like it does with stateside travel. If you have a passport I would recommend bringing it just in case you decide to go boating to the British Virgin Islands.

  • What is the official language of the Virgin Islands? 
  • English is the official language, but you will often hear it spoken rapidly with a local dialect.

  • Will I be able to Drive?
  • We drive on the left side of the road. A valid U.S. or foreign license is accepted. If you do not feel comfortable driving on the left side of the road there are plenty of taxis. You can also catch a ride one of the Safari Buses for $2.

  • What is the time zone?
  • Atlantic Standard Time. The Virgin Islands does not participate in Daylight Savings.

  • Should I bring a stroller and car seat for my child? 
  • Most rental car companies offer car seat for small children. If you are staying on St. John check out Island Baby! Island Baby is a full service baby and toddler equipment rental service.

  • Will I need an adapter for my electronics? 
  • No need to bring adapters. Standard 120-volt current is used in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Have more questions about planning your next visit? Comment below!


Safe Travels!
Sarah

Your Virgin Islands Paradise Awaits
Written by: Sarah
Date Published: 06/04/2014
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