Exclusive Season: the Best Time to Visit the USVI
For many people in North America it can be easy to dream about escaping to the warmth of the Caribbean during the bitter cold months of winter. Unfortunately, from October to May can be the most crowded and the most expensive time to travel to the Virgin Islands. This year consider taking advantage of the July to September off-peak season. Although normally considered a shoulder season, the summer months are actually one of the best times to visit the Caribbean.
Avoid the Crowds
The Virgin Islands are a popular destination for charter ships, cruises, and holiday vacationers. The groups on excursions from cruise lines can swell the beaches with tourists during the peak season. Plan your vacation for the late summer or early fall to escape the crowds and take advantage of our uncrowded white-sand beaches and clear blue waters without hassle.
“Love City”, St. John
Affectionately nicknamed “Love City”, St. John, USVI is where locals go to unwind and we believe it is best experienced without the crowds. It’s the smallest of the US Virgin Islands but you won’t run out of exciting things to do: unparalleled beaches, amazing dive sites, gorgeous nature trail hikes, and fun water sports. Take a catamaran tour into the sunset complete with wine and music, or gear up and head out for a SCUBA dive. Dive Eagle Shoals or Carvel Rock and see stingrays, angelfish, tarpon, nurse sharks, octopus and more. During the Exclusive Season discounts of buy 3, get one trip free (of least value) are offered for excursion packages.
Shopping & Nightlife, St. Thomas
Experience world-class dining without the wait. As a hub of the islands, St. Thomas boasts an eclectic mix of cuisines including American, Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Caribbean. Visiting during the Exclusive Season means you get all the luxury without the crowds and the wait. Lounge at Magens Bay, rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, or take a stroll through Charlotte Amelie and shop for duty-free jewelry, clothing, and more.
The temperate climate in St. Thomas and St. John means temperatures don’t vary wildly throughout the year. From July to September daily temps hover in the mid-80s and gentle breezes from the trade winds offer a reprieve from the sun. Occasional showers can be expected but rarely linger longer that 10-15 minutes before the sun is out again!
St. Thomas, the cosmopolitan home of the USVI, and romantic St. John are ideal locations to host an intimate or grand destination wedding. Plan a barefoot beach wedding or a glamorous party aboard one of the Cruz Bay catamarans. Exclusive Season pricing and wedding package deals means you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking your budget!
Discounted Hotel and Travel Packages
Savvy travelers can take advantage of travel discounts by bundling hotel and airfare packages, often saving up to 50% off vacations during the months of July through September.
Like to hike? Approximately two thirds of the St. John is protected national park land. You’ll find 20 plus hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels on this unspoiled island. Most hikes on St. John are guided by park staff. Like to live on the wild side? Try cliff jumping at Cinnamon and Haulover Beaches, no waiting in line atop crowded cliffs.
Hotel Hurricane Guarantees
Hotels in the Caribbean are increasingly issuing “hurricane guarantees” which offer some financial protection in the rare chance that a storm happens during your vacation. When planning your travel arraignments, check with your airline and ask your hotel or resort about the details of its policy.
The Westin St. John, a partner of Cruz Bay Watersports, pledges that in the event of a hurricane their guests in the region won’t be penalized for rebooking the balance of reserved nights left unused, and that a portion of their deposits will be refunded.
Sure, anytime is a wonderful time to visit the Virgin Islands, but if you are a traveler looking for great deals in an amazing location then visiting us in Exclusive Season: July through September is for you! So come join us, dig your toes into the sand and we’ll help you plan a memorable vacation that doesn’t break the bank.