If you want to enjoy a tropical getaway with your family, you can’t beat the US Virgin Islands. American citizens don’t need a passport to enter this group of Caribbean islands, which are full of activities the whole family can enjoy.
Whether you want to relax or do something exhilarating, consider this destination for your family vacation. Read about three kid-friendly things to do in the US Virgin Islands.
1. Explore the Pirates Treasure Museum on St. Thomas
If you’re looking for an entertaining, educational experience for all ages, X marks the Pirates Treasure Museum. As you and your family explore the museum, you’ll find authentic shipwreck artifacts uncovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration.
You’ll also enjoy interactive exhibits that present the legends and facts of pirate exploits, the wonders of deep-ocean exploration, and survivor accounts of shipwrecks. Take a look at the rich seafaring history and spirit of discovery that characterizes the islands.
2. Charter a Yacht
The next kid-friendly thing to do in the US Virgin Islands is to charter a yacht. The US Virgin Islands is made of three large islands—Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas—and 50 other minor islands and cays. Explore the islands and beautiful waters in comfort aboard a chartered yacht.
Expect a unique experience on your yacht charter, with access to the best the islands have to offer. As you sail, admire swimming sea turtles. Disembark to explore historical sites and the natural beauty of the islands. Create your personal itinerary, then set sail for the vacation of your family’s dreams.
3. Visit St. George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix
Finally, visit St. George Village Botanical Garden, a 16-acre garden with over 1,500 species of plants. You can walk through a naturalized forest populated with native plants and naturalized varieties. Visit the Exotic Rainforest, which houses non-native plants in a lush setting, and learn about endangered plant species at the Conservation Garden.
Strolling through the botanical garden provides you with a way to take in the world’s natural beauty at a relaxing pace. And the garden hosts a number of events for kids.