A perfect combination of the familiar and the exotic, the U.S. Virgin Islands are a little bit of America in the Caribbean, with the addition of beautiful tropical beaches and excellent resorts. The nearby British Virgin Islands offer an even slower pace with more low-key—though often quite exclusive—resorts that offer a focus on personal service. All the islands offer easy access to excellent diving and snorkeling.
New Coverage: Beach reviews have been expanded and rewritten, restaurant coverage has been expanded, new resorts added, and every aspect of the guide fully updated. Illustrated Features: Special "Fodor's Features" illuminate two of the most distinctive experiences in the Virgin Islands, diving & snorkeling and charting a yacht. An extensive Experience chapter covers weddings & honeymoons, top attractions, and ferry routes among other important topics.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: An island finder helps travelers choose the perfect Virgin Island. Each chapter opens with an orientation map, the top reasons to go to the island, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor's U.S. and British Virgin Islands offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.