My wife and I enjoy cycling, but left the bikes home when we toured along the windwards and leewards. However, while hikeing each island, we'd ask whether we would rather have a bike on the island. In almost every case, we decided it would be too dangerous to bike the island. The small amount of road, the high speed traffic and the lack of respect for the bikes made it too uncomfortable. On some islands, we would fear the ditches, which were up to a metre deep with steep sides. On others, the steep, mountainous roads and long drops scared us.
We're going back, and again, we'll leave the bikes at home. I'm sure there are places worthy of carrying the bikes, but not the Windwards and Leewards for us. We'll stick to hiking.
We did enjoy renting
bikes in the Spanish Virgins, and suggest that where biking is a possibility, renting
may be more available as well.