The first time we went to the BVIs, we left Los Angeles very early in the morning, bound for St. Thomas. It took all day, what with flying east and losing time, then changing planes in Miami
and losing more time. By the time we reached Charlotte Amalie, it was about 10 or 11pm.
We already had a cheap
room lined up for that night, then got up early the next morning for the short small-plane hop from Charlotte Amalie to Beef Island airport
What a perfect introduction
to the Virgin Islands
. That short flight, early in the morning under perfect flying conditions, beautiful early-morning light, puffy clouds, never above about 1500' MSL, and being allowed to fly right seat (it was just the pilot, my wife and myself) was one of my most memorable moments of the two-week trip.
I would definitely recommend flying into St. Thomas instead of San Juan