The Virgin Isles are an ideal vacation destination, offering 7 uniquely delightful major islands all within a short ferry ride -- and literally dozens of off the beaten path islands for the more adventurous to explore. You might begin your journey on cosmopmolitan St. Thomas, where a rich cultural history is reflected today in diverse shopping and culinary delights. A short ferry ride takes you to the natural wonders of St. John, including Trunk Bay, one of the Top 10 beaches in the world. Nearby St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands, and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. On each island you'll find accommodations ranging from exclusive luxury hotels to adventurous eco-resorts, with all inclusive vacation packages available offering substantial savings on airfare and hotel expenses.

The Virgin Islands benefit from easy connections from both the US (to USVI) and Europe (to BVI). Once there, why not hop aboard a sailing yacht for a short jaunt across the sparkling waters to Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands and one of the yachting centers of the Caribbean. A sailboat is also the perfect way to visit other sites in the BVI -- the mysterious "Baths" on Virgin Gorda, the pristine sand beaches of Anegada, or the perfect Caribbean beach watering hole on Jost Van Dyke, the Soggy Dollar Bar, so named due to the condition of the dollars visiting sailors used to pay after having swum ashore from their anchored boats.

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