Christopher Columbus named the islands after Saint Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins (Spanish: Santa Úrsula y las Once Mil Vírgenes), shortened to the Virgins (las Vírgenes).The official name of the British territory is the Virgin Islands, and the official name of the U.S. territory is the Virgin Islands of .
Virgin Island Ecotours, Kayak & Snorkel Adventures. Voted Best Tourist Activity by the VI Daily News in 2010, Virgin Islands Ecotours offers kayak, hike and snorkel eco-adventures in St. Thomas’ Mangrove Lagoon, on the North Shore of St. Share. St Thomas. St. Thomas Cruise Ship Excursions and Tours.
The Caribbean's first-ever floating taco and cocktail bar, Lime Out, recently opened in St. John, and it's the whole reason the US Virgin Islands just landed the top spot on our bucket list. The new eatery that floats 200 feet off Hansen Bay Beach can only be reached by kayak, paddle board, or a power boat.
The islands are administered in two groups—the British Virgin Islands and the United States Virgin Islands. The former is a British colony consisting of four larger islands—Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke—and 32 smaller islands and islets, of which more than 20 are.