WHAT KIND OF WEATHER CAN I EXPECT DURING MY VACATION?
The U.S. Virgin Islands enjoy warm sunny weather year-round. The average winter temperature is 77ºF (25ºC), and the average summer temperature is 82ºF (28ºC).
Tip: The Caribbean sun is intense, cotton clothes are the best choice for staying cool and remember to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS?
The U.S. Virgin Islands is a year-round destination; however, you may find the best bargains on hotels and attractions during the summer months.
Tip: Dress is casual, but proper attire (shirts and shoes) should be worn in public areas. Bathing suits are worn at the beach and pool only.
WHAT KIND OF SUNSCREEN CAN I USE WHILE IN THE USVI?
Please Use Only Mineral Sunscreen. It’s the Law in the U.S. Virgin Islands! Please help preserve the glorious beaches and stunning underwater world that lure you to our shores so that you and your loved ones can enjoy them for years to come! Avoid sunscreens that contain the “Toxic 3 Os” of oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene – they are prohibited in the United States Virgin Islands. Wear rashguards, hats and use only non-nano mineral sunscreen containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, the only sunscreen ingredients deemed safe and effective by the FDA. Always read the ingredient label to avoid sunscreen containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene. There are so many options to choose from. For a selection of recommended non-nano mineral-based sunscreen lines, please click here.