Partying is paramount in the Virgin Islands, and it's not confined to nighttime. The scene centers mainly around bars – which are as abundant as grains of sand on a Caribbean beach: there are hundreds of beach bars, wine bars, dive bars, sports bars and even a gay bar or two. Some have dancing, some have live music or DJs, and some have team trivia. Some you can walk to, some you can pull your boat up to, and some you can swim up to. Most open at 11am, so partiers can get their drink on while soaking up the rays. But ... drinking isn't the only form of entertainment in the USVI. There's gambling, there's the occasional big-name musical act, and there are even a couple of nightclubs with comedy and other diversions. Nightlife is liveliest on St. Thomas and St. Croix, while St. John tends to be a little mellower, with fewer options (besides bars).
Karen worked for several years as a newspaper reporter and copy editor before becoming a travel writer. She worked for renowned travel expert Peter Greenberg before going freelance, and now edits a website about African travel. Over the last two decades Karen has visited 129 cities in 30 countries and lived in the UK and South Africa. Highlights of her travels... Read More