With heightened international travel restrictions and COVID-19 tests required to fly back home from an international trip, heading somewhere tropical anywhere this year seems out of reach. But then there's the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This U.S. territory is already open to travelers, with COVID-19 test required to get in. It's got stunning views, amazing weather and better beaches, and an exotic feel. And because it's part of the U.S., you don't need a passport to visit – nor a COVID-19 test before flying home. But the best part?
Flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands have never been cheaper. Fares that are typically $500 to $700 or more have dropped to just $250 and even occasionally below $100 roundtrip. Yes, it's that cheap for a trip through the spring into summer 2021.
USVI for $69…Roundtrip?!
Flight prices to the Virgin Islands have been dropping for the last two months. This trend started with the deal of a lifetime.
We're talking flights to St. Thomas (STT) in the U.S. Virgin Islands from as low as $69 roundtrip. Yes, that’s roundtrip – and it’s cheaper than most short domestic flights! Thrifty Traveler Premium members got first dibs on these fares.
Flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands usually cost $500 or more. At a fraction of the cost, these are no doubt some of the best fares we’ve ever seen!
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We first found this flight deal nearly two months ago, so these record-low fares are long gone. But when we alerted our Premium members, dates were available from January through May 2021. Best of all? These flights can be changed or canceled (for a voucher) for free if your plans change down the road.
Here's a look at some of the airports that got sub-$100 flight deal love to the Virgin Islands.
Many of our Premium members booked this jaw-dropping deal, and are looking forward to their warm island getaway. Seriously, less than $100 to Caribbean paradise?
But this goes much further than just one deal.
More Insane Deals to the U.S. Islands
A $69 roundtrip fare is hard to beat, but airlines have kept up the onslaught of flight deals to the U.S. Virgin Islands with frequent – and massive – sales of $300 or less.
As the winter doldrums wear on, a sub-$300 flight deal to St. Thomas or St. Croix is hard to pass up. This trend is undeniable: We keep seeing unbelievably cheap flights to the Virgin Islands. Here's a look at a recent flight deal we found and sent to Thrifty Traveler Premium members for flights through May, many with flights under $200 roundtrip!
And the flight deals just keep coming. It feels like each week, we're surprised by another flash sale or airline fare war for the cheapest flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands – and we're not complaining. Under $200 roundtrip to get this view?!
And it's not just major cities on the East Coast seeing dirt-cheap flights to the islands. Again and again, we're seeing roundtrip flights even from the Midwest for a fraction of the normal price, like these $240 nonstop, roundtrip flights flying Delta from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP).
Never been to the U.S. Virgin Islands? You're in for a real treat. Leave your passport at home, pack your sandals, and get ready to explore these stunning islands.
St. Croix is an amazing island with so much to offer. It's the biggest of the three Virgin Islands, but much quieter than neighboring St. Thomas with beautiful beaches, tasty drinks, and food, friendly locals. Neighboring St. Thomas is also a must-visit. Hang out on the main island or take a ferry over to St. John to visit Trunk Bay.
We've never seen flight prices as low as this to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Week after week, airlines keep slashing fares to these Caribbean islands. And with the complications surrounding international travel, heading to this U.S. territory in the Caribbean is your best bet for a tropical getaway this winter or spring.
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