4 Caribbean Islands accessible to Americans without a Passport

4 Caribbean Islands accessible to Americans without a Passport

Whether looking for a tranquil getaway or an adventurous holiday, visiting the Caribbean is always a good idea, and there are plenty of destinations to choose from.

Are you already thinking about what documents you might need? You don’t have to worry even if you just realized your passport has expired and the time to renew it is too long. Because there are 5 amazing islands you can visit without it.

St. John

St. John is a bit more exclusive than the other Virgin Islands. However, if you’re looking for an idyllic holiday in nature without crowds, it’s the place to be.

More than half of the island is covered by the Virgin Islands National Park full of incredible white-sand beaches, several rare plants and animals, and historic plantation sites. 

The best way to discover the park is to take a hike. There are more than 20 hiking trails to choose from and you can have them pretty much to yourself. Any levels are welcome but make sure you come prepared – bring some water, snacks, and a map. Many trails have really bad cell phone access.

You can also engage in water sports like windsurfing, kayaking, or snorkeling in Cinnamon Bay. You will find a bed of coral reefs with plenty of colorful fish, and occasionally sea turtles, and rays just a few meters of the shore. 

At Little Cinnamon Beach, you can also explore a small wreckage. Just note you will have to hike the rocky shoreline to get to the beach first but it’s well worth it.

  • Average cost of flights: ​St. John doesn’t have its own airport. The best way to get there is to fly to St. Thomas and take a ferry from there.
  • Average cost of accommodation: $200-$400 /night in a 3-star hotel, $500-$800/night in a luxury hotel 

St. Thomas

If there’s one thing St. Thomas is known for, it must be duty-free shopping. You can easily spend a day or two at Charlotte Amalie, the island’s capital, wandering through its shops and boutiques. Yet, there is way more to see.

Charlotte Amalie will definitely enchant all history buffs. It’s where the famous 1680s Fort Christian is, which served as a prison and a government office throughout the years. The second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere is also nestled in the colonial streets of Charlotte Amalie.

For the best beaches, go to Magen’s Bay or Sapphire Beach. They both offer crystal-clear water, soft white sand, and views of the neighboring island of St….

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The post “4 Caribbean Islands Americans Can Visit Without A Passport” by Daniela Kaňková was published on 02/22/2024 by www.travelinglifestyle.net