Virgin Islands Vacation Rentals
There are two sets if “Virgin Islands” in this area. The British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The British islands are just to the east of the U.S. Territory. Together the two political units form a single archipelago of over sixty islands and keys. The entire region draws sailors, fishermen, sun worshipers and more. Most of the British section is uninhabited. The US bought the original Dutch section in 1917. Historically this area had been a sugarcane plantation before slavery was outlawed. Today the hilly islands are host to a “bustling” capital located on Saint Thomas, a smattering of resorts, national parks, national monuments, historic sites, preserves, and quaint seaside villages. The British side accepts the US Dollar as the legal tender and offers the most remote areas for those seeking to get away from the throng.
There are dozens of things to do here. The volcanic islands are steep and mountainous, but there are also many flat coral islands here. The economy is stable and the locals are prosperous. Forty-five percent of their earnings come from tourism and offshore financial businesses. Tourists are not drawn here by flashy lights. Instead, Mother Nature brings them in. People come to dive the coral reefs, lounge on the white sand beaches, or to stroll about through quaint seaside villages. If you are headed out to see nature make sure, you are prepared and that you have food and water with you. Sailing is one way to take in the many varied sights here and is quite popular. In addition to natural dives there are also many “wreck” dives that can be arranged for such famous ships as the RMS Rhone, or the “Wreck Alley” area.
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