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Cheap Flights to Virgin Islands

All the tropical joys you’d expect from a Caribbean destination are present in full force on the Virgin Islands. Whether you’re heading to the US Virgin Islands or visiting the UK Virgin Islands you can count on blue skies, bathwater-warm seas, and sand so fine and white you’ll be tempted to eat it. 

Flights to Virgin Islands

Ferries run between all the major islands, so you have quite a lot of flexibility about which airport you choose. On the US Islands, Cyril E. King Airport (STT) on St. Thomas, is the busiest. Around 1.2 million visitors pass through annually. American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, United, and Spirit Airlines all offer direct flights from the US to STT. The airport also often serves British passengers who are heading to the nearby UK Island of St. John. Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) on St. Croix is used mainly for inter-Caribbean flights, but a few direct flights from America are operated by American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways. 

For the British Virgin Islands, most flights arrive in other nearby airports and require transfers, usually by ferry. Common airport destinations include San Juan, Puerto Rico: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Antigua: V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU), and St. Martin: Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

What to Do in the Virgin Islands

Relax on the beach, bask in the sun, soak up the beauty of lush tropical landscape, chill out to the sweet sounds of reggae, and sip something rum-based, preferably with a little umbrella on the side. 

Sailing, surfing, diving and other water sports are very popular, as is fishing, though you need an affordable recreational permit in most places. Shopping runs the gamut from luxury boutiques to touristy kitsch. If you’re looking to buy something especially memorable, the US Island of St. Croix is renowned for its local artists. 

Advice for Tourists Visiting the Virgin Islands

A great perk for Americans visiting the US islands is being able to enjoy an exotic vacation with all the convenience of a domestic destination, including no passport requirements. For any other nationality, regular US Border Control rules and regulations apply. 

The UK islands operate their own independent border control. US, Canadian, and EU visitors don’t require a visa, though you will need a passport. The US Dollar is the currency for both the American and British islands, and English is the official language. 

Between April and June is the sweet spot for visiting the Virgin Islands. There isn’t much rain and temperatures are still regularly in the mid-80s. You’ll miss the touristy rush of mid-winter and will find it easier to get affordable accommodation, especially if you use Skyscanner’s free hotel price comparison tool and book early.

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