Virgin Islands (U.S.) travel info

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Virgin Islands (U.S.) travel facts

US Virgin Islands map
Area (sq km): 355
Population: 122,600
Nationality: Virgin Islander
Local Name: Virgin Islands
Language: English
Time Zone: -4 GMT
Currency: 1 US dollar =
100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Charlotte Amalie
Dialling Code: +1 340
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .vi
Religion: Baptist,
Roman Catholic
Climate: Tropical Oceanic
Government: Unincorporated
US Territory
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-14.30,
15.30-17.00
Major Airports: Charlotte Amalie(STT),
Christiansted(STX)

St Patrick's Day in St Croix and Virgin Islands vacation rentals

Rather than heading to chilly and wet Ireland in March, why not book US Virgin Islands vacation rentals and spend your St Patrick's Day in St Croix; the island gem of the US Virgin Islands? Surrounded by turquoise water, the island turns up a spectacular festival complete with a St Patrick's Day parade, as green costumed people run amuck, and barrel upon barrel of cold Irish beer is drunk

St Patrick’s Day in St Croix
St Patrick’s Day in St Croix

Christiansted is the heart of the festivals on St Patrick's Day in St Croix. The town turns into the Emerald Isle for an explosive St Patrick's Day bash, when everyone is Irish. With a distinctive Caribbean flavour you’ll dance and drink on the gorgeous beaches and bask in the sun. Guinness is on tap at some bars and while green beer is not all the rage here, if you look, you’ll find it. There is even a bit of Irish spice in the food.

Christiansted Wharf & St Patrick's Day parades

Enjoy the parades that wander their way from Christiansted Wharf through town when you stay in Virgin Islands vacation rentals. Music plays as the floats go by. Classic Irish music that makes your feet move with steel drum accents add to this unique atmosphere. Costumed merrymakers are decked out in green and adorned in shamrocks. There are special church services and dinners to mark the occasion.

The music usually includes soca, iron bands, calypso and a bit of Irish for good measure. The St Patrick's Day is one of high spirits and you are sure to get caught up in the Caribbean Eire before returning to luxury Virgin Islands vacation rentals and villas in St Croix.

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