Spanish Virgin Islands

Home of the Caribbean's Largest Natural Wildlife Refuge

Spanish Virgin Islands

The Spanish Virgin Islands are part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and are located 17 miles east of the Main Island.  Culebra, Vieques, and several other small islands make up this secluded group and are only a short 12 miles west of St. Thomas.
Culebra has a warm, rustic community populated by locals who much prefer their island without excessive commercial development. Take in the splendor of a watercolor worthy sunrise over Dakity Harbor, and then enjoy a morning of swimming in its clear, shallow bay where orange and yellow starfish dot the sandy bottom.  Let Flamenco Beach take your breath away and see for yourself why it was recently voted the 2nd best beach in the world.  For the best dinner on island, stop by and visit Susie’s restaurant, or for a Puerto Rican must have, grab a café con leche at the local panaderia. Hike to Brava Beach to surf amazing, flawless waves or swim with the sea turtles at Tamarindo Beach.  A nature lover’s paradise, Culebra always has something exciting to explore.
The vibrant green Isle of Vieques is largely undeveloped, allowing visitors to revel in nature’s beauty, unspoiled by excessive concrete and asphalt.  Walk the beach at Sun Bay where you can watch the Paso Fino wild horses, descendants of domesticated breeds that were brought to the island by Spanish explorers.
Few travel experiences on Earth can surpass the pure magic of seeing the bioluminescence-rich Mosquito Bay. This bay has been declared the brightest bio bay in the world by the Guinness book of world records. The sparkling blue lights are caused by microorganisms which emit a blue burst of light when they come into contact with another organism (you!).  We are happy to plan your charter to align with the new moon, the darkest time of the month, so that you can see the bay glowing at its brightest.
Happily, U.S. citizens don’t need a passport to visit the Spanish Virgin Islands!
Date

October 10, 2016

Category

Destinations