Discover the Amazing Wildlife of the US Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are a paradise for many, with their tropical climate and luxurious resorts. But what makes them truly special is the abundance of wildlife that can be found here. From sea turtles to iguanas, there is something for everyone to appreciate. The waters of the US Virgin Islands are home to more than 500 species of fish, 40 types of corals and hundreds of invertebrates.

Some of the most fascinating marine life includes the vibrant bluish flavor, silver horseeye cat, queen crossbowfish, spiny lobster of the Caribbean, spotted eagle stripes, Creole worms and cleanest gobies. At sunset, octopuses, seahorses and moray eels can be seen. The US Virgin Islands are also home to three species of sea turtles: hawksbill, green and leatherback turtles. These turtles can be seen on many dives and lucky tourists may even witness turtles hatching at one of the many turtle nesting sites.

In addition to marine life, the US Virgin Islands are also home to a variety of land animals. Iguanas can be seen in the trees and shrubs surrounding resorts or running along paved roads in forested areas. The introduction of mongoose to the Virgin Islands was disastrous for the local bird and snake population. Other species of crabs found in the Virgin Islands include ghost crabs which can be seen moving quickly along beaches and some species of land crabs that hide in the ground and can often be seen at night or peeking through their holes during the day.

Animal life in the Virgin Islands also includes donkeys, deer, pelicans, hummingbirds, herons and bats. The US Virgin Islands offer great all-inclusive resorts for families making it a great vacation option for parents and their little ones. Coral World Ocean Park offers visitors an unforgettable underwater experience. Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is located just at the end of the beach and offers seasonal leatherback turtles for nesting and watching eggs hatch.

For an annual membership fee, visitors can spend a night in the wildlife reserve to wait and watch the magic unfold. The US Virgin Islands are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts who want to explore its diverse range of animals. From sea turtles to iguanas, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With its stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life, it's no wonder why so many people flock to this Caribbean paradise.