Known as ‘America’s Caribbean Paradise’, the U.S. Virgin Islands are one of the most popular destinations among seasoned vacationers. The islands draw the biggest crowds between December and March. However, March is not the end of the tourist season. In fact, if you are keen on travelling to the Virgin Islands and wish to experience the best of its charms, sans the swarming crowds, plan your trip after March. By this time, spring sets in and the holiday crowd reduces significantly.
Here are the prime reasons why you should visit the U.S. Virgin Islands in spring.
As April arrives, the Virgin Islands bid farewell to winter and celebrate the V.I. Carnival – an extravaganza of festive parades and food fairs. The party is widely considered to be one of the best in the Caribbean. This year, the theme will be the ‘Culture to the Extreme’. Savour the Caribbean delicacies, witness the vibrant parades, watch the mocko-jumbies (stilt walker or dancer) and enjoy the breathtaking fireworks – the V.I. Carnival is sure to become your highlight of the trip.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are marked by pleasant weather between April and June. If you crave for some quiet time to soak in the sun at one of the best Caribbean beaches, the month of April would be your best bet. The comfortable weather and lack of crowds prove perfect for exploring the scenic coastlines and beachside picnicking. Take your pick from amongst fabulous beaches such as Magens Bay Beach, Caneel Bay, Lindquist Beach, and Sandy Point.
Ideal Time for Eastern Caribbean Cruises
An Eastern Caribbean cruise is one of the most popular cruises in the world and spring is an ideal time for this experience. Almost every cruise line, whether luxury or budget, offers its guests a wide choice of places to visit. St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is one of the major ports in the Caribbean. Top cruises dock here for up to eight hours, giving you plenty of time to explore the delightfully secluded sites and attractions.
Lower Hotel Rates
Accommodation expenses account for a significant portion of most people’s holiday budget. If you are travelling to an expensive part of the world such as the Virgin Islands, it becomes all the more important to plan wisely. From December to March, the tariffs at all the properties on the islands are at their peak. However, if you travel in April, you will get the best deals at slashed rates.