The Ultimate Destination for Digital Nomads: U.S. Virgin Islands
With the advent of the pandemic, many of us learned what it was like to work from home. While it was probably nice compared to long commutes and cubicle work lives, everyone could now agree on the fact that it could be even more exciting with a nearby view of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. If that sounds like something you need, plan to spend the cold winter months working remotely in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
With direct flights from major airports on the mainland and no passport needed for U.S. citizens, it’s almost effortless to travel to the USVI. Additionally, with English as the predominant language spoken and strong infrastructures, it’s extremely easy to transition and get started working from your new temporary home.
Decide on which of the three islands you want your pied-à-terre to be. St. Croix is the biggest of the islands and a must-see for history buffs; St. John is the smallest and a paradise for nature lovers, with more than three dozen hiking trails crisscrossing the 5,500-acre National Park and some of the best places to snorkel in the Caribbean; St. Thomas, only a 20-minute ferry ride away from St. John, is known to be the most cosmopolitan island and the shopping capital of the Caribbean thanks to its duty-free goods.
All three islands offer plenty of great places to stay. In St. Croix, you can rent an oceanfront villa at Gentle Winds or a luxurious villa-style room at Carambola Beach Resort, with spacious sleeping and living areas and breathtaking ocean views. In St. John, rent a private villa at Calichi at Picture Point or at Lovango Resort & Beach Club, taking advantage of all resort services and sweeping tropical views. In St. Thomas, consider a beachfront villa at Crystal Cove, or a spacious villa set in a tropical garden at Point Pleasant Resort.
With beaches, hiking trails and world-class restaurants, there’s no shortage of things to do outside of work. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and, when work is done, engage in a myriad of water sports, from snorkeling or diving in crystal clear waters to sailing in the open seas.