Virgin Islanders have several dating apps available that were specifically made for people who want to find romance in the Virgin Islands, just like the rest of us can use a variety of apps to find a date in the US. When it comes to actual dating, however, the USVI has a massive advantage over couples in the United States. That’s because USVI date ideas flourish among nightclubs, beautiful white-sand beaches, and the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
If you’re planning a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, the odds are high that you’re either already in a couple or will be looking for someone to have some fun with while you’re there. Either way, we can help!
Why is the USVI Great for Dating or Your Honeymoon?
When you’re looking to really romance your partner, USVI activities will give you that extra boost. You’re going to find private islands, lovely beaches, and very intimate hotels. Put simply, the Virgin Islands should be synonymous with romance, which makes them the ideal destination for your honeymoon.
Planning your honeymoon trip to the USVI will give you the perfect way to unwind after the hustle and bustle of your wedding. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to choose from hanging out on a beach, trying water activities, going for a hike in one of the rainforests, staying snuggled in your hotel room, etc.
Can you imagine snorkeling through aqua water and seeing the magical world that lives beneath the surface of the sea? There is simply no other place quite like the USVI. So, if you want to ensure a honeymoon you’ll never forget or the opportunity to date some locals, be sure to begin planning your trip now!
Top 9 Date Spots in the USVI
Now that you’re primed to find out about the best USVI date spots, let’s explore 10 of them in greater detail. By the time you’re done reading, you’ll know exactly what things to do in the USVI! Whether you’re looking to book a couple’s getaway or want to head to the islands as single and ready to mingle, we’ve got you covered.
1. The Beaches
Most guides to the US Virgin Islands will list each beach individually, but we think that’s kind of cheating. Therefore, we’re putting all the best beaches together under this one heading. If you really want to wow your date or spouse, plan at least a few trips to the following beaches.
- Magens Bay
- Trunk Bay Beach
- Maho Bay Beach
- Cinnamon Bay
- Sapphire Beach
- Rhythms at Rainbow Beach
- Coki Point Beach
- Honeymoon Beach
- Lindqvist Beach
- Hanson Bay Beach
All of these spots except for Coki Point Beach currently have a 4.5-star average on TripAdvisor. Coki Point Beach is currently at a 4-star average. Be sure to check out the beaches that interest you the most to learn about what they’re specifically known for, and you’ll be ready to select the perfect beach for you!
2. Coral World Ocean Park
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to swim with sea lions? You can find out by visiting Coral World Ocean Park in St Thomas. Perhaps the best thing about the experience is the respect that the trainers give to the sea lions. In fact, they’ll even ask the sea lions who wants to stay and who wants to go somewhere else before they allow visitors to get into the water. This sets up an absolutely magical experience that will definitely wow your date.
3. Buck Island Reef National Monument
Whether you plan to snorkel or scuba, you can’t go wrong with this 880-acre national monument. Scuba divers will absolutely love all the labyrinths and deep grottos. To get the most out of the experience, be sure to bring a waterproof camera along. Can’t you just envision the selfies or couples’ photo that you’ll take? It’s also relatively easy to get here from St Croix, as Buck Island sits a mere 1.5 miles away.
4. Ram Head Trail
Do you want to get out and take a hike, but you don’t want to be gone for that long? Ram Head Trail is a perfect choice. It’s been estimated to take between 60- and 90 minutes roundtrip, which should give you the perfect amount of time to take in all of the natural beauty.
CAUTION: The second half of this walk is a bit more treacherous than the first half. Children and people with mobility issues may wish to stop at the cobblestone beach.
5. Reef Bay Trail
Reef Bay Trail is a 2.2-mile trail on St. John. The terrain is absolutely gorgeous, and you’ll see a varied array of scenery, including a dry forest, a shady and moist forest, pre-Columbian petroglyphs, the remains of four sugar mills, and a pristine beach. Just make sure you’re wearing actual shoes rather than sandals or flip-flops when you take this hike. Also, watch out for the return trip, as it’s uphill and may be a bit much for inexperienced hikers.
6. Frederiksted Pier
There are two major reasons to visit this pier. First, the water off the pier offers some of the best snorkeling in all of the USVI. Secondly, you can always stay on the pier and talk. However, if you’re into snorkeling at all, you’ve really got to take this area up on it. You can enter the water with ease from this spot, and the coral is quite healthy and beautiful. Some of the many things you may see include green sea turtles, snappers, blue tangs, etc. Again, be sure to take a waterproof camera with you because no one else will be able to believe how gorgeous it all is without some proof.
7. The Beach Bar
If you’re still looking for a date to share all the wonderful experiences that the US Virgin Islands have to offer, you’ll want to stop at The Beach Bar on St. John. While you’re looking, you can enjoy fantastic food and take in some live music. This is one of the better bars for picking up a local or a fellow solo traveler, so the odds are high that while you’ll enter alone, you’ll leave with a date!
8. Take a Mall Stroll
It might seem odd to you that we’d suggest going to the mall on your romantic getaway, but there are two reasons to do so. If you’re on your honeymoon, you’re going to want to find souvenirs and other knickknacks. If you’re looking for a date still, though, the malls are one of the best places to meet someone, especially if you’re interested in meeting a local single woman. Choose from the following malls to have the best luck:
- Havensight Mall
- Tutu Park Mall
- Vendors Plaza
- A.H. Riise Mall
9. Pirates Treasure Museum
Are you getting a bit bored with all the outdoor activities? Or perhaps you and/or your spouse have a big interest in pirates. Regardless, this interactive museum will definitely capture your attention. You’ll be treated to the history of pirates and their treasure, including hands-on activities, videos, and lots of other visuals. One of the hands-on activities teaches you how to tie knots.
Although they have a Jack Sparrow impersonator, there is nothing cheesy about this museum. You will learn from actual historians, and it takes an hour or two to finish.
Do Dating Right on the U.S. Virgin Islands
It’s easy to see how many stunning opportunities await you in the US Virgin Islands. It almost feels as if the entire area was purposefully built for dating due to its many scenic views and quiet, out-of-the-way spots. You really can’t go wrong with these things to do for couples. The hardest part might be picking the best choice out of these USVI date ideas. Once you do, though, you know you’re going to have the time of your life! If you’d like to learn more about date night spots in the US Virgin Islands, give us a call at Vacation VI. We can also help you book a stay for your honeymoon or wedding night at one of our vacation rentals that feature a Caribbean influence and tropical flair.