The US Virgin Islands are part of a breathtakingly beautiful
archipelago located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles,
1,100 miles southeast of Miami. Sunreef Yachts Charter
offers a wide range of luxury crewed charter yachts departing from
St. Thomas, one of the three main U.S. islands that also include
Saint John and Saint Croix.
Throughout these spectacular islands yachtsmen will find
unparalleled cruising and more. Discover secluded white sand
beaches and lively local beach bars, snorkeling trails and
shipwrecks, world class spas and golf courses, tax free designer
shops, local art galleries and five star restaurants, and each new
adventure is just a short sail away.
The historic main island towns are characterized by picturesque
pastel buildings, charming shops and restaurants flavored by a
local cultural with a diverse history. Named by Christopher
Columbus in 1493, the islands have been controlled by many European
powers over the succeeding centuries including Spain, the United
Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and Denmark-Norway. Each has left
a legacy still evident in local customs, culture and cuisine.
The US Virgin Islands is renowned for vast white sand beaches,
including Magens Bay, touted by National Geographic Magazine as one
of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Cinnamon Bay, Salt Pond
Bay and Trunk Bay. Strategic harbors, including Charlotte Amalie
and Christiansted, which have great historical importance serving
explorers, pirates, settlers and kings. Today, vast protected areas
are owned by the National Park Service, including more than half of
Saint John, nearly all of Hassel Island and many acres of coral
reef, making the USVI a nature lover's dream destination.
Yacht charter guests will delight in shore excursions that provide
unique cultural experiences. Enjoy historical tours, culinary
encounters, artisan fairs, local markets and live music. Visit
galleries and shops where artisans and crafters present functional
and decorative pieces that masterfully capture the island
aesthetic. Restored great houses, reincarnated as museums like the
Haagenson House on St. Thomas and Whim Museum on St. Croix, provide
a glimpse into the past, displaying skillfully created mahogany
pieces, delicate linens and original art.
A land excursion up through winding hills and along mountainous
roadways guarantees breathtaking panoramic views, each seemingly
more dramatic than the previous. In St. Thomas, Drake's Seat, is
the famous vantage point from where Sir Francis Drake used to
observe his fleet. Just below Drake's Seat is Magens Bay Beach, and
to the west is MountainTop, which soars 1,500 feet above sea level.
Plan to consume a signature “World Famous” Banana Daiquiri at this
high altitude shopping complex. Another well-known attraction on
the other side of town is Paradise Point, which has a
state-of-the-art tramway that ascends 700 feet for a bird's eye
view over Charlotte Amalie Harbor and beyond.
For history and archeology enthusiasts, each of the three main
islands has well preserved sites and museum artifacts. Fort
Christian is a Danish-built fort in Charlotte Amalie that houses
the St. Thomas museum. Governor Jørgen Iversen Dyppel led the
second expeditionary force from Denmark to St. Thomas, where he
arrived on 25 May 1672 and initiated the construction of the fort.
As the oldest standing structure in the U.S. Virgin Islands, this
fort has served as a town center, a government building, and a
jail. The museum holds artifacts and art of the Danish period.
On St. John, Cinnamon Bay Plantation is an approximately 300-acre
property situated on the north central coast. The land, part of the
National Park, is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and excavations document ceremonial activity of the Taínos,
as well as historic remains of the plantation.
On St. Croix, the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and
Ecological Preserve contains the only known site where members of a
Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory. It also
preserves upland watersheds, mangrove forests, and estuarine and
marine environments that support threatened and endangered species.
The site is marked by Fort Salé, a remaining earthworks
fortification from the French period of occupation, about 1617. The
park also preserves prehistoric and colonial-era archeological
sites including the only existent example of a ball court in the
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