Ecotourism in the USVI: Sustainable Exploration
Whichever sustainable activity you choose to explore in the USVI, you will be welcomed.
Visit our national parks, preserves and refuges.
Local cuisine is one of the most beautiful ways sustainable practices manifest on our islands. Local restaurants support farm-to-fork initiatives and some have adopted reef responsible practices in their kitchens.
There are six national parks throughout the three islands. Some inland and some featuring amazingly bio-diverse reefs, like the Buck Island Reef National Monument located in St. Croix.
If you’re more into hiking, St. John alone has over 11,500 acres of protected land for you to feel in harmony with nature. Or take a trip to the past and wander through the preserved 19th-century fortifications off of Hassel Island in St. Thomas.
The Virgin Islands offer several options in terms of eco-friendly properties and businesses, including dozens of eco-resorts and villas, as well as restaurants and bars that grow their own ingredients like colorful peppers and pungent herbs, which are picked right before they are served to you.
The islands have plenty of eco-friendly activities to choose from. Snorkel an underwater trail, go night kayaking in a bioluminescent bay or paddle board through a mangrove lagoon.
The hardcore geotourist will also be able to enjoy voluntourism projects such as beach cleanups, learning to grow your own food at a Green Globe certified farm and several other hands-on educational activities.
Real Nice is exploration
The USVI has over 40 types of coral!
The USVI offers delicious local dishes like Kallaloo and Vienna Cake
Trade winds cool you, but it's easy to burn in the Caribbean sun, use reef friendly sunscreen often.