The Virgin Islands is an ideal family vacation spot that offers endless blue beaches, beautiful landscapes for hiking, magnificent coral gardens and secluded coves just waiting to be explored. There are many Virgin Island attractions for kids, places to eat and local tourist venues located within the various cities. Finding a kid-friendly hotel in the Virgin Islands city that you choose to visit will be the first step for planning your island adventure. The most popular destinations are Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Cruz Bay and St. John.
In Charlotte Amalie, you are bound to find plenty of Virgin Island attractions for kids, considering that it is the largest city in the area. If you want to do more than just soak up the sun, check out some of the great indoor options. At the Afro-Caribbean Drum Center and Museum, you will get to see (and play) some real congas. They have tours and demonstrations throughout the day. You can also spend a few hours at Magic Ice, the largest ice gallery in the world. With nearly 50 sculptures and chilly temperatures, it's a refreshing way to spend an afternoon in the tropics.
Blackbeard's Castle is usually a hit with the kids and is an iconic Virgin Islands attraction. After all, what is a vacation to the Caribbean without pirates? The 99 Steps and Waterfront Highway are two Virgin Island tourist attractions that give you breathtaking views of the islands and make amazing family photo ops.
In St. Thomas, you will find a long list of things to do in the Virgin Islands, and playing in the warm water is the most unique and desirable activities in this area. Blue Beard's Beach and Cow and Calf Rocks, St. Thomas boast some of the best Virgin Islands attractions for kids. Many of the beaches here are less populated, making them ideal for sailboarding, sail boating and windsurfing. Sugar Bay Resort and Spa is located here and offers inclusive packages and a ferry to take you to many of the other popular Virgin Island tourist attractions.
If you prefer to spend time sailing and shopping, Cruz Bay is a great Virgin Island vacation spot. Big Blue Excursions, Singing Dog Sailing Tours and Captain JP's Mermaid Charters all dock here. Grab a super stuffed 'Sammy Hammy' or any of the other delicious sandwiches from Dave's Deli, and then hop on the Red Hook ferry to explore the area for more Virgin Islands attractions. Make sure to check out the National Park Visitors Center and find out more about the beaches, coves and hiking trails.
St. John, Virgin Island, tourist attractions include stunning National Parks. Salomon and Scott beaches are great for hiking,swimming, biking and snorkeling. Another top Virgin Island attraction for kids here is Waterlemon Cay, located within Virgin Islands National Park. The hike to the cay is less than a mile long and near to the Annaberg Ruins. Strollers could be used here since the hike is flat, so you can bring babies and toddlers along. The Caneel Bay Rosewood Resort at St. John is a wonderful hotel option. It is located just off the Virgin Island National park and close to some of the best Virgin Island attractions for kids, like the Annaburg Sugar Mill.
Get started on planning your Virgin Island vacation and get ready the trip of a lifetime by using MiniTime's vacation planner.Remember, for a trip to the Virgin Islands you will be wise to get a passport to avoid trouble with the TSA. If you don't have one yet, check out How to Get a Passport and for a handy step-by-step guide.