St. John in the USVI

Why Choose US Virgin Islands Vacation Rentals

US Virgin Islands vacation rentals include many wonderful rental homes, villas and cottages.  If you decide to spend a vacation in the US Virgin Islands try renting from an owner as an alternative to staying in a hotel.  Imagine yourself in a vacation cottage, home or villa in Coral Bay on the island of St. John.  Gaze out to a spectacular ocean view, as you sit in tropical gardens, or pamper yourself by relaxing in a hot tub or pool.  In St. Thomas rent a condo directly on Sapphire Beach or celebrate a family reunion or wedding in a private vacation villa in Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook Harbor.  In St. Croix rent a villa directly from an owner in the historic waterfront town of Christiansted. Renting a self catering accommodation in the US Virgin islands will give you the freedom to share costs and save money when you go on a Caribbean vacation with family and friends.  These are just a few reasons to choose US Virgin Islands vacation rentals.

About the US Virgin Islands

Columbus discovered what are now the US Virgin Islands on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.  Legend has it that he named them in honor of the 11,000 virgin followers of St. Ursula, who were martyred in the early days of the Christian church.

The US Virgin Islands are located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, 140 miles northwest of St. Kitts and 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. Considered to be part of the Lesser Antilles, though they are more geographically close to the Greater Antilles in the west, the tropical archipelago known as the US Virgin Islands consist of 107 members.  Only ten of these are inhabited while the three main islands are some of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world.  Many wonderful vacation rentals, vacation homes and  vacation villas by owner can be found on the three principal US Virgin Islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

St. Croix, USVI, is the largest of the US Virgin Islands.  It has a remarkably diverse and beautiful landscape ranging from a lush tropical rainforest to desert vegetation.  It boasts a world renowned golf course, regular baseball tournaments and a race track.  The races are often amusing and sometimes spectacular.

St. Thomas, USVI,  is the second largest of the US Virgin Islands.  St. Thomas is the busiest cruise ship harbor in the West Indies.  The capital, Charlotte Amalie, is the shopping center of the Caribbean, however St. Thomas' real attraction is its natural beauty.  St. Thomas has an abundance of duty-free shopping, historical buildings, waterfront views and some of the best beaches in the West Indies.  It also has a nine-hole golf course.

St. John, USVI, is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands with over 50% of its total area preserved and maintained by the National Park Service thanks to the efforts of American financier Laurance Rockafeller.  It the 1950s he made extensive donations of land to the federal government to help establish the Virgin Islands National Park.  Over 5,600 acres of offshore marine areas are also included within the park's boundaries.  St. John remains the most non-commercial and low key of the US Virgin Islands.

US Virgin Islands Rentals
Christiansted l Coral Bay l Cruz Bay  Rendezvous Bay l Sapphire Beach 
Charlotte Amalie l Red Hook Harbor

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British Virgin Islands l Cayman Islands
Dominican Republic l Dutch Caribbean
Jamaica l Nevis/St. Kitts l Puerto Rico
Saint Barthelemy l St. Lucia
St. Maarten/St. Martin l US Virgin Islands
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