Cheap flights to the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are divided between the British Virgin Islands, which is a self-governing territory of the UK, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is an unincorporated territory of the United States. The British Virgin Islands are far less developed than their American counterparts and also much more of a haven for yachters and the wealthy. The U.S. Virgin Islands, meanwhile, offer a mix of Caribbean resorts, spectacular mountains, and secluded beaches, depending on which specific island you end up on. With Skyscanner's Price Alerts you can keep up with any sudden seat sales to the Virgin Islands.

Best Time to Book a Flight to the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands is at risk for hurricanes, which can strike between June and November. Those months tend to be the rainiest even when the islands are spared any major storm. However, because the Virgin Islands enjoy a tropical climate a visit during any other time of the year will almost certainly guarantee spectacular weather. For those who want to go snorkelling, May to June may be the best months since the waters then tend to be the clearest. With Skyscanner's Whole Month search feature you can find when the cheapest time of the year to visit the Virgin Islands is.

Airports in the Virgin Islands

Because airports in the British Virgin Islands cannot handle large aircraft, chances are you will have to fly into one of the airports on the U.S. Virgin Islands and then catch either a ferry or a connecting flight to get to the British side. There are two main airports in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The largest one is on St. Thomas, which has flights arriving from many American cities, including Miami, New York City, Boston, and Atlanta as well as from other Caribbean airports. The second airport is on St. Croix and is much smaller, hosting mainly flights from other Caribbean islands. However, there are flights to St. Croix from Miami, Charlotte, and Atlanta.

What to See and Do in the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands have the look and feel of an idyllic Caribbean paradise. With deep blue seas, endless sun, and stretches of white sand beaches, if you imagine your perfect Caribbean getaway there's a good chance it looks like the Virgin Islands. However, each island does have its own personality, so it would be a mistake to lump them all together. St. Thomas is the most developed of the Virgin Islands and it is where you will find most of the resorts. St. John, meanwhile, has fewer resorts and requires a ferry from St. Thomas to get to. It is home to spectacular beaches as well as the Virgin Islands National Park, which features protected reefs, shorelines, and lots of hiking trails. St. Croix is the largest of the Virgin Islands, but also the most isolated. Here you can enjoy the spectacular tropical scenery, a number of historic sites (including Alexander Hamilton's former place of work), and get closer to the local culture.

The British Virgin Islands, meanwhile, are far less developed but offer spectacular yachting opportunities and have become a favourite getaway for the world's super-rich. Water activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, yachting, kayaking, and fishing are popular throughout the Virgin Islands. No matter which island you choose, Skyscanner's hotel search feature will help you find a fantastic place to rest at night.

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