United States Virgin Island Blue Flag beaches and marinas are on par with the best beaches and marinas in the world.
These Blue Flag sites, located on St Croix and St Thomas, are operated according to strict ethics that respect the environment as well as the visitors who make use of the facilities.
The Blue Flag program is an environmental award given to beaches and marinas making a special effort to implement sound management with respect to the local environment and nature, and providing users with information on environmental issues. To attain the Blue Flag, beaches and marinas have to comply with over 30 strict criteria concerning environmental information and education, environmental management, safety and service facilities, and water quality.
The Blue Flag is an International highly recognized eco-label awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a nongovernmental environmental organization promoting sustainable development through environmental education. FEE is represented by national organizations in each of the participating countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand, North and South Africa.
As the volunteer Program Director and coordinator for the US Virgin Islands' Blue Flag program, Valerie has developed a strong network of environmental experts to support local efforts but also to lend their expertise to develop voluntourism opportunities that benefit both visitors and local communities. If you are looking for giveback getaways for your group, put the Blue Flag network to work for you.
All with the intent to sensitize and educate coastal users on various topics that impact this delicate marine environment.
Season 2015-2016 Certified locations
Beaches: Pelican Cove – The Palms at Pelican Cove, Great Bay - Ritz Carlton Resort, Lindbergh Bay – Emerald Beach Resort, Green Cay Beach - Tamarind Reef Resort
Marinas: Green Cay Marina and Crown Bay Marina