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Reasons to Visit the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2023

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 7, 2022

© U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

Destinations / Caribbean

Add the U.S. Virgin Islands to your 2023 travel list. The islands offer new developments and exciting events and festivals to experience.



© U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism


Following the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas welcomes two new properties. The Westin Beach Resort and Spa at Frenchman’s Reef opens its doors in 2023. The property will be home to meeting and entertainment venues, a spa and 60,000 square feet of tropical outdoor space. The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, an Autograph Collection is slated to open in winter 2022/2023. The property boasts 384 guestrooms, six restaurants and lounge areas, three oceanfront pools, 72,000 square feet of event space and a 2,000-square-foot private docking area. The Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort in St. Croix celebrates its 75th anniversary this December.



© The Buccaneer Hotel


The annual St. Croix Crucian Festival takes place Dec. 31–Jan. 7, 2023. Experience a celebration of the island’s culture through live music, local culinary delights and parades. The YES US Virgin Classic takes place Dec. 29–Jan. 3, 2023. The basketball game series benefits the youth of the Caribbean. Book an UberSoca Cruise for 2023. With dates in April and November, the cruises are a party on the water, with more than 55 musical events, parties, comedy shows and other events over the five-night, all-inclusive cruise.


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