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National Parks

There are six national parks throughout the three islands. Some inland and some featuring amazingly biodiverse reefs, like the Buck Island Reef National Monument located in St. Croix.

If you're more into hiking, St. John has more than 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 fortifiacations off Hassel Island in St. Thomas.


Parks & Monuments

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Challenge your imagination with the colors and structures of barrier and coral reefs at Buck Island Reef National Monument on St. Croix.

Snorkling at Buck Island Reef National Monument

Christiansted National Historic Site

Wander through the seven-acre, waterfront site full of the preserved architectural and political influence of European colonialization in the Caribbean at the Christiansted National Historic Site in St. Croix.

Fort Christiansvaern

Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve

Investigate Caribbean history from the culture of the indigenous peoples to the present day at Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve in St. Croix.

Salt Pond Bay Beach

Virgin Islands National Park

Hike or go horseback riding across the territory’s largest national park, the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John.

Reef Bay Trail St. John

Hassel Island

Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument

Discover the beautiful and diverse ecosystems that surround St. John and go to the Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument.

Puffer Fish