Things may slow down a bit during off-season in the Virgin Islands (June-December), which is fast approaching, but that’s not to say you shouldn’t still come visit! Here are three main reasons why:
1) Airfares are cheaper. I know one person who flew round-trip from Los Angeles to St. Thomas in December (not during the holidays) for $120, on Spirit Airlines. Monitor airlines’ websites closely and look out for fare sales. Other airlines that fly to the island are Delta, American, and US Airways.
2) Hotels are cheaper. During off-peak season hotel rates go down by about 25%, sometimes more depending on the property.
3) There’s lots of fun stuff to do! St. John Carnival, St. Croix Jazz Fest, the list goes on and on.
Obviously the weather is hotter and more humid here than in winter, and there is a risk of hurricanes. But the beaches will keep you cool, and if there’s a hurricane you can always postpone your trip. So while most people are heading to Europe for their summer vacations (and paying a steep price for it), why not head south and spend a cheap week in the sun? You’ll get bragging rights to your friends over how much you saved.