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The Lovango Resort and Beach Club.

Travelers Keep Flocking to the US Virgin Islands 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - June 26, 2024

New boutique hotels like the Pink Palm. Private-island destinations like Lovango. A transformed Charlotte Amalie. A reborn Frenchman’s Reef. 

The US Virgin Islands was already the biggest success story of the post-pandemic era in the Caribbean. Now, it’s rising to even higher heights. 

With across-the-board growth in St Thomas, St Croix and St John, overseas tourist arrivals to the US Virgin Islands continue to surge, according to a new report. 

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Maho Bay in St John, USVI.

The report from analytics firm ForwardKeys and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Organization shows arrivals to the USVI up a whopping 18 percent in the first half of 2024. 

That’s one of the highest growth rates in the Caribbean, and even more impressive when you consider how far the destination outpaced the rest of the region for much of the pandemic era. 

That comes as new flights continue to emerge for the territory (including a rapidly strengthening air corridor between San Juan and the USVI both on local carriers like Fly the Whale and big airlines like Frontier), new hotels debut (like the aforementioned Pink Palm and the dramatically rebuilt Frenchman’s Reef dual-resort complex) and the destination’s tourism energy just keeps getting hotter. 

To learn more, visit the USVI

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