Virgin Islands Travel Information For You


Now that you’ve decided to vacation in the Virgin Islands, it’s time to figure out the logistics. Let’s have some fun! You don’t want to travel all this way just to realize you made the wrong choice on where to stay or what to drive. (If you choose to drive anything at all, that is.) Our goal at What To Do VI is to provide you with the best Virgin Islands travel information and expert help to make for a seamless trip.


One reason we built this website is for you, dear Visitor, to find authentic information about traveling in the Virgin Islands from the people who know best.

We want you to make informed choices on how to spend your time and money on your Virgin Islands vacation.

Because we want you to have the time of your life in our island paradise.

Virgin Islands Travel Information: Where are the Virgin Islands located?

The Virgin Islands belong to a group of rocks called the Leeward Islands that belong to another group of rocks called the Lesser Antilles. Most of these islands are bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north.

St. Thomas is about 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. St. John lies just a couple miles to the east of St. Thomas, and the British Virgin Islands start just a couple miles to the east of St. John. St. Croix is roughly 40 miles south of the other two US Virgin Islands. (See map below.)

Where are the Virgin Islands, anyway?


Which Virgin Island(s) should I visit and when should I go?



In the USVI we have three main islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Oh, and we musn’t forget Water Island, a ‘lil rock just a jump away from St. Thomas.

The British Virgin Islands is made up of tons of islands, big and small, but the two biggest ones are Tortola and Virgin Gorda. There are also Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Cooper, Norman, Peter, and more! It’s the perfect place to island hop. Wondering when should you go to the Virgin Islands? With pretty much perfect weather year round you can’t really go wrong.

Where should I stay in the Virgin Islands?

Once you’ve decided on an island to visit, you need to know where to stay in the Virgin Islands, and what kind of accommodation will suit you best.

Each island has different areas or neighborhoods with distinct personalities, as well as several different types of place to stay from small family-owned inn to internationally-renowned luxury  resorts…and every eco-tent and villa in between.

Where to Stay on St. Thomas.
Where to Stay on St. John.

The Fred-St. Croix
The Fred, St. Croix

Transportation on Island

How will I get around the Virgin Islands?

Next step! Or maybe the same step if you’re still up in the air about whether or not to rent a vehicle– where you stay will make big difference.

Should you rent a vehicle? If so, where? What about public transportation? Taxis? Donkeys? Your legs?

Make the right decision for you on how to get around in the Virgin Islands on our Transportation pages.

What Virgin Islands beaches must I see?

There are so many beaches to choose from, deciding which one to try can be one of the toughest things you have to do on vacation.

Our Beach Directories for St. Thomas and St. John will help make your executive beach decision a little less taxing.

Trunk Bay, St. John

Other Virgin Islands Logistics

Once I’m in the VI, where should I go and what should I do?

turtles st john us virgin islands

Whether you are traveling with kids, college friends, your new lover or the partner you’ve been with for 50 years, we have great recommendations for all ages, interests and abilities on our VI Activities page.

We share tons of insider tips in our blog VI Insider; you will come across something useful for sure.

Our Events Calendar will fill you in on all the concerts, art openings, fundraisers, and other fun island occasions.


Have you traveled to the Virgin Islands before and want to share what you learned with others?

Great! Please do! Comment on any of our pages or posts and put in your two coconuts on what to do…and what to avoid, when vacationing in the Virgin Islands.