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Each US Virgin Island is known for something special.
• St Croix is 82 square miles, and boasts Buck Island Reef, the United States' only underwater National Park.
• St Thomas holds the capital city, Charlotte Amalie, and is a little less than 32 square miles. St Thomas offers a lush, natural, Caribbean setting with Mountain Top's 1500 foot high view of the Caribbean Sea.
• St. John is 28 square miles. Two-thirds of St John is a protected US National Park, so don't litter! Considered by some to be the most beautiful of the islands, St John offers pristine coastline beaches and deep azure water.
No matter your choice of island, you'll find that a US Virgin Island vacation both fantastic and memorable.
There is more to St Croix than Buck Island. Google ST CROIX, USVI and you'll find a number of websites to help you plan an awesome trip with plenty to do. And since St Croix is the "Forgotten" Virgin, there are fewer tourists than St John & St Thomas. Be sure to explore the calendar of events and try to be on St Croix for one of the Jump Ups which generally occur on First Friday of every month. There are many beaches with distinct characteristics, eco-camping and much, much more.