What are the most popular U.S. Virgin Islands?
St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John, and Water Island.
What are the most popular British Virgin Islands?
Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke, and Pelican Island.
If you're a U.S. citizen, do you need a passport to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands?
No, you will need a photo ID to travel but you do not need a passport, will not have to go through customs, and don't need to have a visa. But it's still recommended that you bring a passport as you will need a passport to travel to other Caribbean islands and the British Virgin Islands and you may be asked to prove your residency to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands - which is most easily done with a passport.
If you're a UK citizen, do you need a passport to go to the British Virgin Islands?
Yes, you do need a valid passport and you don't need a visa regardless of where you're coming from.
Are the Virgin Islands safe?
There aren't any vaccination requirements on the islands but you should still consult your doctor to see what they say (everyone is different). In terms of the population, the Virgin Islands are a fairly safe destination - the people are usually pretty welcoming as they understand that you're bringing tourism, and therefore wealth into their country. But in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Croix and St. Thomas are bigger cities that have had quite a few crimes, so be sure to be extra vigilant in these cities at night. But to put this in context, the U.S. Virgin Islands only have a small fraction of crime that you would find in most-any big city. All of the British Virgin Islands are relatively extremely safe.
What is the drinking age on the Virgin Islands?
18 is the legal drinking age but if you're under 21 you cannot legally transport alcohol outside of the Virgin Islands.
Can I use my cellphone on the Virgin Islands?
If you have a U.S. phone plan on the U.S. Virgin Islands you won't have trouble with using your phone without additional roaming charges. If you're from outside the U.S. or going to the British Virgin Islands (even if you're from the UK) then you will be charged roaming charges if you choose not to get a SIM card from the respective island you're in.
Is the tap water safe?
Yes, on both islands many foreigners drink the tap water without any harmful effects.
What language do they speak on the Virgin Islands?
On both Virgin Islands the primary language is English, sometimes with a Caribbean twist.
Will I need power converters or adapters on the Virgin Islands?
If you're from the US you will not need a power converter or adapter, but if you're not you need to get a two prong 120 Watt power converter for the outlets along the island.
What currency do the Virgin Islands use?
Both islands use the US dollar as currency.
Are there ATMs on the Virgin Islands?
There's no shortage of ATMs on either island.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes! It's important to be prepared for the worst - just in case. One small investment can save you thousands of dollars. Additionally, if you're traveling during hurricane season it's even more highly recommended that you buy travel insurance as hurricanes can sometimes force your plane ride to be canceled. Adventure Life's once you're booked
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