Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, on the island of St. Thomas, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin
Islands. St. Thomas has a population of 51,700 and is located
forty miles east of Puerto Rico. With the Caribbean Sea washing one
shore, it has the Atlantic Ocean to the north.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin
Our ship arrived in Frederikstead and we also visited the other town
The island is the southernmost of the Virgin Islands with a
population of 55,000 and an area 83 sq mi. Inhabitants are known as Crucians and English is the most
common language. We toured the Cruzan Rum factory and sampled
the rum. Once a part of the Danish West Indies, the
United States gained control of the islands in 1917.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Our ship arrived in
Basseterre, St. Kitts which has a population of 41,000.
The island of Nevis is two miles across the channel and make up the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies.
the other islands that depend on tourism for its major source of
income, St.Kitts is also known for its design and manufacture of
beautiful fabrics at the batik factory. I had a great
time Zip Lining through the heavily forested areas on the island.
Antigua is an island in the
West Indies, in the Caribbean, the main island of the country of
Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua means "ancient" in Spanish and was
named by Christopher Columbus. The island's circumference is roughly
54 mi and its area is 108 sq mi. Its population is estimated to be
86,000. It boasts its beautiful sandy beaches claiming
one for each day of the year. We visited Long Bay
beach and English Harbor where Lord Nelson dropped Anchor.
Today Nelson's Dockyard has been restored and is an excellent
tourist destination. We also visited Devils Bridge, a
Philipsburg, St. Maarten is on the Dutch side of the Netherlands
Antilles located on a narrow stretch of land
at the Great Salt Pond. A short drive to the French side
is St. Martin, took us to the city of Marigot, which has a beautiful
marina and boardwalk. Tourist shopping and
beautiful beaches are everywhere.