Virgin Islands Family Fun
The Virgin Islands are a great place for children, especially children who enjoy being outside and like the water. A family vacation in the Virgin Islands should be heavy on swimming and snorkeling, with a dash of history and sightseeing. St. John is the perfect home base, since frequent moves will just add stress to your trip. Leave the Game Boy at home, but bring the camera to record your family’s encounters with sea creatures like turtles, dolphins, rays, and conch.
Take the guided snorkel tour at Trunk Bay. Drive to Cruz Bay in the afternoon and visit the national park information center, which includes exhibits about St. John. Grab an ice cream and watch the waterfront abuzz with activity. If you have teenagers, let them loose in Cruz Bay for some shopping.
Spend the day at Cinnamon Bay. The more active among you can learn to windsurf.
Go for a morning swim before catching the ferry back to St. Thomas for your departure flight.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition