Spectacular Beach on Buck Island
has one of the most beautiful beaches you will find in the Caribbean.
AWARDED TOP HONORS BY TRAVELOCITY
National Monument picked as
#1 green destination ~
ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS, January 11, 2008 � Buck Island Reef National Monument has been
recognized as the top green destination by Travelocity’s online community,
IgoUgo on its list of the top ten eco-friendly destinations worldwide.
The honor, which was announced in December, is based on recommendations
made by IgoUgo editors after review of recommendations
from their 350,000 members.
“The U.S. Virgin Islands
is a leader in sustainable tourism,” says Commissioner
of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “Winning this award underscores our
efforts to protect and preserve our natural resources, enabling generations
of visitors to enjoy our islands’ natural beauty without compromising
National Monument is one of only two underwater
national monuments in
America and the only one occurring
naturally. It features 704 acres of protected reef system and
is home to tropical fish, coral reefs and exotic flora and fauna.
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For information about the United States Virgin
When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands,
citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel�including on-line
check-in�making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever.
Territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not
require a passport from U.S.
citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the
mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for
United States from any foreign destination.
Upon departure, a passport is required for all but