The United States Virgin Islands are justifiably called “America’s Paradise," but they're still a far cry from the mainland. You can find standard U.S. conveniences across the three main islands—St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John—but many come with a unique island twist. Cars drive on the left in this former Danish colony; wild donkeys roam freely on St. John; old pirates are celebrated like national heroes on St. Thomas; and the pigs on St. Croix drink beer! Each of these colorful, distinctive islands offers much more than just sun, sand, and sea—though it's hard to find more spectacular beaches anywhere else in the world.