Wonders of the United States Virgin Islands
United States Virgin islands are an insular area of the United States.
These beautiful islands are rich with historical architecture.
Map with the described wonders
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Top 12 wonders of the United States Virgin Islands
Unusual underwater ecosystem, where mangroves grow together with corals. Here are some 30 species of corals, as well as high diversity of other organisms.
Solanum conocarpum find
Find of a very rare tree that is known only from a single place – this location.
Reef Bay Valley petroglyphs
Group of well preserved petroglyphs at the waterfall of Living Gut stream.
An unusual town built by Danish and black people and showing both influences of Danish and African art and architecture. Contains many buildings that were built in the 18th – 19th century.
Large fort, built by the Danish in 1752 – 1760.
Emmaus Moravian Church
This site, according to local legends, is haunted.
Danish built fortification, construction started in 1672, basically built in 1738. Fine Neo-Gothic entrance with clock tower, built in 1874.
Watchtower, built by Danes in 1679.
St. Thomas Synagogue
The second oldest synagogue in Americas, built in 1833. Congregation founded in 1796. Sand floor. Wooden furniture and other furnishings made from mahogany, menorah from Spain, the 11th century.
Estate Little Princess
Historic plantation site with Danish built hospital building from the 19th century and many ruins of historical buildings.
Catharinenberg Sugar Mill Ruins
Comparatively well preserved ruins of the 18th century sugar and rum factory.
New Herrnhut Moravian Church
Historical Moravian church, built in 1737.
Brand new for 2015-2016, with more Virgin Island photography and full-color detailed anchorage charts, these guides have been indispensable companions for sailors and visitors to these islands since 1982. Includes a free newly designed 17 x 27-inch color planning chart, with aerial photos of some of the anchorages. Covers the Virgin Islands including all the U.S. and British Virgin Islands!
This beautifully illustrated publication provides insight into the marine and terrestrial ecosystems and human histories of the United States Virgin Islands.