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Planning the Ultimate Virgin Islands Spring Break Vacation

A Virgin Islands Spring Break trip is the perfect way to spend the spring season with family and friends! From where to visit and how to get there to the best events to enjoy, this guide will help you to plan the ultimate spring break vacation in the Virgin Islands.

1. Decide Which Islands to Visit

The U.S. Virgin Islands is made up of about 50 islands and the British Virgin Islands has even more than that! However, don’t get too overwhelmed by the sheer number of islands. A lot of those islands are uninhabited so while you might swing by and check out a few uninhabited areas, the majority of your trip can be planned around a few larger islands. 


The U.S. Virgin Islands has three main islands— St. Croix (the largest island), St. John, and St. Thomas. All three of these islands offer something a little bit different and if you have time, it’s worth visiting them all! Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is also the biggest city. However, St. Croix is also home to some larger towns so these are both great islands to shop on and wine and dine on Caribbean cuisine. St. John has a much smaller population and is a great island to spend some time on to relax and enjoy the tranquil outdoors. The Virgin Islands National Park is also located on St. John. 

2. Find the Best Flights to the Virgin Islands

There are two main ways to fly into the U.S. Virgin Islands for a spring break trip. The first is to fly into Cyril E. King International Airport (STT) on St. Thomas. The second is to fly into the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix (STX). The Cyril E. King airport is generally the easiest to fly in and out of because it has more flights. It’s also easier to get to St. John (which doesn’t have an airport) if you land in St. Thomas. Additionally, Go Sail Virgin Islands starts most sailing trips out of St. Thomas. 

3. Consider Transportation For When You Arrive 

To get the most out of a Virgin Islands Spring Break trip, you are going to want to ditch the car and travel by boat instead. Traveling around the Virgin Islands by boat gives you the opportunity to visit a variety of different islands, stop at secluded beaches that are hard to reach by land, and swim offshore with some pretty amazing wildlife!

Go Sail Virgin Islands offers week-long liveaboard sailing courses that are ideal for a family planning their Virgin Islands Spring Break. Not only do these courses include delicious meals onboard, built-in adventures, and a full itinerary to keep you busy— you and your family members will also walk away as certified ASA sailors! 

4. Learn About Local Events

Spring Break is a busy time in the Virgin Islands and there will be plenty of events and celebrations to keep you busy! For example, the St. Thomas Carnival is a great event to check out if you are visiting in April. If you are planning to sail with Go Sail Virgin Islands, you can also ask for activity recommendations when you book or you can even wait and ask your captain when you arrive! Go Sail trips are flexible and sailing itineraries can be made, changed, and updated on the fly to make the most of your experience.