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Maps, articles, and more to help you plan the perfect Virgin Islands vacation.

Discover the U.S. and British Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are bright, beautiful, and so very alive. Colors shift from curls of orange and pink at dawn to a palette of blue, green, and purple on the shimmering midday sea to the deep, dark blue of evening. To rival the many colors of the islands are the number of reasons to visit. Whether you’re looking for relaxation and escape, a chance to dance with the stars shining brightly overhead, or want nothing more than to spend endless days exploring the land and sea, there’s an island perfect for you. And whatever your idea of the perfect beach, chances are excellent that one of the islands’ best beaches will fit the bill.

The joy of the Virgin Islands is that you choose your proportions: two parts stillness, one part life, chill and serve. Yield: paradise.

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Travel Maps of the Virgin Islands

Download more than 20 free, printable maps of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands for your personal use.

From the pages of our travel guides, these full-color maps highlight can’t-miss sights, lesser-known attractions, where to eat, play, and more.

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Get Inspired With Our Most Recent Virgin Islands Articles

From a weekend getaway on St. Thomas to the romance of Virgin Gorda to immersing yourself in the authentic island culture of St. Croix, discover the great and stunning variety of the U.S and British Virgin Islands. Here are our four most recent articles to get you started or you can browse all Virgin Islands content.

Magen's Bay on St. Thomas. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

A St. Thomas Weekend Getaway Itinerary

Dip your toes into the U.S. and British Virgin Islands with an extended weekend getaway to St. Thomas. Sample the beaches, snorkeling, shopping, and dining, and return home revived and refreshed. Good air connections make this a practical choice for visitors from the eastern United States.

Diving at the RMS Rhone National Park wreck site. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Salt Island and the Wreck of the RMS Rhone

Many islands in the Virgins have salt ponds where crystal salt was collected, but no island had a larger or more productive pond than Salt Island. It’s also home to the wreck of the RMS Rhone, the preeminent dive site in the British Virgin Islands and one of its most visited attractions. Learn about the island’s history and how to thoroughly explore the Rhone’s remains.

Trunk Bay is the most exquisite beach on St. John. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Trunk Bay: St. John’s Most Magnificent Beach

Trunk Bay is a vision of fluffy white sand, sea grape trees, and coconut palms. Trunk Cay, just offshore, is a tiny island of rocky cliffs, tufted by hardy palm trees. Named for the leatherback turtles, locally called trunks, which nest here, and fully equipped with facilities, this is what Caribbean beach dreams are made of.

Sunset on Anegada's southern coast. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Discover Anegada of the Virgin Islands

Flat, empty, and so low-lying that early explorers feared it would slip beneath the sea, Anegada and its accompanying charms are singular among the Virgin Islands. Its attractions are simple: fresh seafood, solitude, and miles of empty white beaches. Athletes and adventurers can complement the quiet times with world-class kitesurfing, or expeditions through the island’s wild interior.