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SUMMER in Virgin Islands National Park (Helpful Guide + Video)

Summer in Virgin Islands National Park is the most popular time to visit with hot temperatures, abundunt sunshine, and bigger crowds.

Summer in Virgin Islands National Park

Summer in Virgin Islands National Park is the most popular time to visit with hot temperatures, abundant sunshine,  bigger crowds, and higher prices. Summer brings the biggest crowds of the year to the Virgin Islands. Summer also marks the real start of the hurricane season although fall is peak time for hurricanes.

Summer flights to the virgin islands are among the most expensive.

In this post we will cover:

Francis Bay from America Hill Ruins | Virgin Islands National Park, St John

Things to Know Before Visiting Virgin Islands in Summer

Sandals are your friend.

  •  FOOTWEAR: There’s nothing like the feeling of warm sand between the toes. There’s also nothing quite like the feeling of something sharp and pokey in the toes. The walk to the beach from the parking lot is short but best attempted with something between your feet and the ground, like these sandals that we love. and these sandals which have straps.

Goggles and flippers for the win.

Underwater camera housing… to ruin, or not to ruin.

  • UNDERWATER CAMERA HOUSING: So here we must add the caveat that we lost a camera to the depths in Virgin Islands National Park (at Maho Bay). Anytime you get your camera near water, let alone saltwater, you’re taking a risk. With that being said we have used this underwater camera housing in the past and had luck with it.

Rash guards are great for extra UV protection, especially after that inevitable burn.

  • RASH GUARD: We were told to be sure and pack rash guards for this trip not so much for the coral etc but for extra UV protection (especially for Will who burns easily). We got these inexpensive ones off amazon and we were sure glad to have them.

Do not touch our dear friend, the sea turtle.

  • Sea Turtles: Green Sea Turtles are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Believe it or not it is a felony to touch one. As tempting as it might be, resist the urge and admire from a distance. We’ve all gotten pretty good at social distancing – best to apply these practices to our sea turtle friends as well.

Virgin Islands National Park Current Weather

Here’s a look at the current weather in Virgin Islands National Park.

Summer Monthly Temperatures in Virgin Islands National Park

December 79F / 68F
January 78F / 67F
February 79F / 66F
March 81F / 67F

Summer Activities in Virgin Islands National Park

Summer in Virgin Islands National Park does not really limit activities for the average visitor. Some great summer activities include:

The Virgin Islands Film​

VIRGIN ISLANDS 8K is a visually stunning journey through one of the most beautiful national parks in the world, Virgin Islands. Journey with More Than Just Parks as we explore this tropical paradise located on the outskirts of the Caribbean Sea. Swim with sea turtles, explore ancient jungle ruins, relax on white sand beaches, and soak in the island beauty. This is Virgin Islands National Park.

Will Pattiz

Co-founder of More Than Just Parks. Husband. Conservationist. Currently living in NYC.

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