St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Fort Christiansvaern

Constructed in the late 1700s of yellow brick, Fort Christiansvaern is the best preserved of the five Danish forts remaining in the West Indies.

Buck Island

The stunning beach on Buck Island and the surrounding waters are one of the most prized areas and attractions on St. Croix and in the Virgin Islands.

Heritage Trail

St. Croix’s heritage trail traverses the entire island of St. Croix highlighting special sites, historical buildings, churches, flora and fauna and more.

The largest of the four islands in the USVI, St. Croix is sometimes referred to as the ‘big island’. The 84 square mile island is home to 53,000+ residents. Residential areas are fairly spread out around the island with a concentration of homes, schools, grocery stores and so on in the center of the island. The two main towns are Christiansted and Frederiksted. Resorts and condos are mostly on the north shore and vacation villas can be found in various areas. The big island offers a big assortment of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Three National Parks: Salt River which protects a diverse ecosystem in addition to pre-historic ruins; Buck Island with stunning marine gardens; and five historic structures in Christiansted that give visitors a look into Danish colonial way of life. Additional parks and preserves include: Sandy Point notable for its beauty and for its protected sea turtles, and Jack and Isaac Bays.

News & Stories

Buck Island… Buck Islands!

The Virgin Islands consists of two groups of islands, the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Between them there are 8 major islands and over 90 smaller islands and cays. You likely can name the major islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island in the USVI; and Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada in the BVI. More →

St. Croix’s Famous Beer Drinking Pigs

“A rainforest in the Virgin Islands… A truly local bar, complete with thatched roof and compact dirt floors… Beer drinking pigs… Where are we?”

Tucked into the rainforest on the west side of St. Croix is a little bar, Mt. Pellier Hut Domino Club. A thatched roof covers what is in all accounts a jungle bar, and has often been called such. More →

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Accommodations

Hotels, Guest Houses, Villas

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Attractions

Interesting Sites Around the Island

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Beach Guide

Northside | Southside | East End | West

Take a look at 24 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts.

Car Rentals

When Driving: Keep Left

Explore the Island by Car or Jeep

Dinning Guide

What to Eat and Where to Go

When the sun sets find out where to go.

What to Do

Keeping Busy Everyday

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St. Croix was once the sugar producing king of the Caribbean. Today visitors will note dozens of sugar mill ruins scattered across the island; there are around 150. Visitors can learn about this important part of USVI history by visiting historic sites such as Whim Plantation, a restored and preserved sugar plantation.

‘The Wall’, if you are a diver you have likely heard of it! St. Croix is well known for wonderful dive opportunities. If you aren’t a diver you can take introductory classes while on vacation. Additional water sports your vacation to St. Croix might include are snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boating. On land you can plan a game of golf, take an island tour, explore scenic forests by jeep, enjoy jazz at outdoor concerts, shop, dine, catch a crab race at a local bar, or a horse race at the track.

You can fly directly to St. Croix, it has an airport. Taking a daytrip or better yet an overnight visit to St. Croix from St. Thomas is made possible by regular interisland air service and a ferry.



St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands

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