US Virgin Islands
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Things You Should Know: US Virgin Islands
Things to know about the US Virgin Islands
Latitude 18.3358° N, Longitude 64.8963° W
Languages Spoken: English, Creole English
Capital: Charlotte Amalie Population: 104,425 (2020)
Island Group: Leeward Islands Highest Peak: Crown Mountain , 474m
Currency: US Dollars
Dialling Code: +1
Best Time To Visit: Mid-December to Mid-April is the peak season, with May and June great options too before the hurricane season.
Temperature: 28C (Winter months) to 32C (Summer months)
Wind: Typically 10 to 25 knot of Trade Winds, SE or NE, year round
Hurricane Season: 1st June to 31st November, highest risk mid-August to mid-October.
Transport: “Dollar ride” taxis and “dollar ride” buses accessible all over the island, as well as regular taxis.
Main Ports to Visit: Charlotte Amalie, Red Hook (both St Thomas), Christiansted St Croix, Cruz Bay St John, Coral Bay St John, Frederiksted St Croix, Port Alucroix St Croix
Popular Attractions: Virgin Islands National Park, Magens Bay Beach, Buck Island, Coral World Ocean Park, Blackbeard’s Castle, Water Island, Caneel Bay Resort, Cinnamon Bay, Fort Christian, Waterlemon Cay, Annaberg Sugar Plantation, Yacht Haven Grande Marina
Other island destinations within reach of US Virgin Islands: St Croix, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands
Electricity: Electricity on the island is 110V.
Fishing and Diving: Recreational fishing and scuba diving is currently permitted without a permit.
WiFi: WiFi hot-spots and 4G mobile networks cover most of the island, where terrain allows.