Discover Paradise: 3-Day USVI and BVI Island Hopping Adventure

Set forth on a thrilling three-day island-hopping expedition curated by the expert teams at RED Hospitality & Leisure and Cruz Bay Watersports. Prepare to uncover the hidden treasures of both the US Virgin Islands (USVI) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

This carefully designed itinerary unveils the finest aspects of these tropical havens, from their untouched shores and blue waters to luxury catamaran excursions, watersports galore, and exclusive dining delights.

Day 1: St. Thomas and St. John, USVI

Lady Lynsey - The Ritz-Carlton - St. Thomas
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Starting on an unforgettable journey, your adventure begins at The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, a luxury oceanfront resort that marries traditional island style to the contemporary conveniences guests need to relax after travel and sightseeing. To make your arrival even easier, the hospitality team at RED Hospitality & Leisure provides airport car service to ensure a seamless start. From there, you’ll set sail on a luxurious catamaran bound for St. John, accompanied by stunning views of the Caribbean. 

Cruz Bay Watersports
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Your day on St. John is filled with exciting activities, beginning with the “Best of St. John Sail” expedition offered by Cruz Bay Watersports. This excursion begins with a delightful mix of shopping and sightseeing as you have the chance to experience the local culture. Later in the day, witness a different perspective of St. John as you snorkel or dive amidst the vibrant coral reefs. As you explore the underwater world in the afternoon, an open bar and a delicious local picnic lunch await you on board. 

St. John US Virgin Islands
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After your aquatic adventures, the catamaran will whisk you away to the secluded Lovango Cay. Here, an exclusive dining experience unfolds on the “Lovango Dinner Sail.” As the sun sets over St. John, you’ll indulge in the coastal cuisine crafted by renowned chef Stephen Belie, all while surrounded by this peaceful private island paradise. Could there be a more fitting way to conclude your first day in the Virgin Islands?

Day 2: Virgin Gorda and White Bay, BVI

White Bay - British Virgin Islands
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Day two commences aboard another opulent catamaran as you set sail towards the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The “Discover The Baths of Virgin Gorda BVI” excursion offers a chance to marvel at the geological wonders of Virgin Gorda, where dramatic boulders and hidden pools create a unique landscape you won’t want to miss. 

Your journey continues on the island of Jost Van Dyke with a customized culinary experience: a beach BBQ arranged by the talented team at RED Hospitality & Leisure. Then, you’ll sail to the renowned White Bay in the BVI, home to the iconic Soggy Dollar Bar, where you can enjoy tropical drinks and the vibrant beach atmosphere. If you’re a fan of Painkillers, be sure to order one – the iconic cocktail was first invented here in the 1970’s!

Cruz Bay Watersports - Sunset Sail
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As the day draws to a close, prepare for the stunning “Sunset Sail” adventure with Cruz Bay Watersports. Aboard either one of their new powerboats or sailboats, you’ll witness the beauty of a Virgin Island sunset, a breathtaking romantic memory to cherish. While you cruise, enjoy a full open bar and delightful hors d’oeuvres.

For your overnight stay, the idyllic Westin St. John Resort Villas, thoughtfully arranged by RED Hospitality & Leisure, offers the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. Wind down in your room and take a well-earned break, or opt to keep the adventure going! Visit the famous Willy T’s, a floating bar and restaurant, and mingle with the locals while enjoying the vibrant island nightlife.

Day 3: Lime Out Snorkel Sail and Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Lime Out
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On the third day, your journey takes you to the exciting Lime Out Snorkel Sail. This can’t-miss excursion cruises along the South Shore of St. John aboard one of RED’s luxurious catamarans, leading you to Coral Bay, the home of the famous floating Lime Out Taco Bar. Enjoy tasty cuisine while relaxing on inflatables docked in the refreshing water.

Lime Out
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Next, it’s off to the laid-back paradise of Jost Van Dyke in the BVI, courtesy of Cruz Bay Watersports’ “Jost Van Dyke Adventure.” Relax on the iconic, pristine sands of White Bay and catch your breath as you reflect on the many wonders you’ve witnessed on your trip so far. Stretch your legs and stay hydrated by exploring the world-famous beach bars just a few sandy steps away. To help with the appetite you’ll have built up, a fresh lobster lunch awaits at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar, a legendary island hotspot known for its vibrant atmosphere. 

Jost Van Dyke Adventure
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As the sun begins to set on your trip, wind down at the Bubbly Pool, a natural jacuzzi formed by the ocean. This luxurious and unique spot will help you decompress after a busy few days of island hopping and adventure. Finally, you’ll return to the Westin St. John for a memorable final meal under the starry Caribbean sky.

3-Day USVI and BVI Island Hopping Adventure

Cruz Bay Watersports
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The US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands are truly unforgettable destinations full of opportunities for travelers of all kinds. From luxury catamaran cruises to world-class dining and breathtaking sunsets, every moment promises the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. This expertly crafted itinerary shows the beauty and charm of the Caribbean and will leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime.

This article originally appeared on Wander With Alex. Featured Photo Credit: [@RED Hospitality & Leisure]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Discover Paradise: 3-Day USVI and BVI Island Hopping Adventure
Nic DeAngio

Nic DeAngio is a freelance writer from Richmond, VA. He has traveled throughout the United States and Europe and always has his next trip in mind – and an ever-expanding bucket list of destinations to visit. Nic loves trying local cuisine, photographing exotic locations, and wandering foreign cities to find hole-in-the-wall gems others may overlook.