Affordable Caribbean: U.S. Virgin Islands


Take an exotic Caribbean getaway to the U.S, Virgin Islands where the water is gorgeous as it hugs the white sandy beaches. These islands enjoy a lovely weather for you to plan a budget-friendly vacation to the Caribbean with its alluring range of water sports and rum-filled cocktails to enjoy. Stay on the island of St. Thomas as it is one of the best places to find an affordable hotel, whether it is with the family, as a couple or going single.

In St.Thomas which is also the capital island of USVI, you will find lots of cheap accommodations options, especially in Charlotte Amalie. Starting as low as $99 you can book a fabulous hotel with the right amenities that caters to your needs in the low season of April to September. Or if you want to be away from the busy resort town you can stay at a great camping site on Maho Bay in St. John. This area offers budget-friendly accommodations where the settings are rustic but amazing. Also in this area you and your family can enjoy the array of fun activities, such as snorkeling or scuba diving.

Sapphire beach, St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands, © by Anthony Quintano

Now that you have covered your accommodation choices, it is time to find a great place to enjoy affordable meals. Look out for the green umbrellas on St. John Island to find the wonderful Sun Dog Café. Located in the Mongoose Junction Shopping Complex, this café offer an exciting menu that is low-cost. With meals starting as low as $10, you and your family can enjoy a hearty meal will everyone satisfied. For couples on a budget vacation, the romantic ambiance of Waterfront Bistro will surely hit the spot. You and your spouse can enjoy delicious lunches and dinners that are cheaper than most places. There are other hot spots like Frenchtown Deli or Gladys’ Café that serves tasty breakfast and snacks for a reasonable price.

Trunk Bay © by Rennett Stowe

For fun things to see and do visit the beaches of Magen’s Bay, Sapphire Beach or Lindquist Beach on St. Thomas, or Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay or Maho Bay on St. John, they are free to visit. As beaches go, it has everything, from soft white sands to beautiful blue waters to play and enjoy an exciting water sport. When the sun sets on the islands, go Shipwreck Tavern on St. Thomas Island for a lively entertainment might out. The drinks are affordable and the food is also cheap. But if you want more excitement visit Duffy’ Love Shack to experience a vibrant bar scene and to sample the popular Mai Tai or the Shark Tank which is a blue-colored cocktail filled with lots of rum and other liqueurs served in a fish bowl. There is also live band that play on weekend nights with Sundays being the night for jazz.

If you want to shop visit the main street in Charlotte Amalie that is lined with amazing duty-free shops. A cheap option to buy souvenirs you can explore the Havensight Shopping Mall of swing by Freebird in St. John by the harbor. So, now what your choices are, go ahead and plan you budget-friendly vacation to USVI foe and exciting trip to the Caribbean.