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St. Croix, Virgin Islands Travel Guide

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.

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Around the Island Find out what to See and Do

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Find the Perfect Beach St. Croix has over 23 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts

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What to Eat and Where to Go When the sun sets find out where to go.

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St. Croix offers countryside settings to dramatic sea views.

Getting Married

Does your dream wedding take place on a secluded beach? How about at sunset with steel pan music playing? Or perhaps on a sailboat!

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Anchorage in Cruz Bay, St. John
Frederiksted Pier, St. Croix
Frederiksted Pier, St. Croix

Getting Around

St. Croix is twenty-eight miles in length and a little over 6 miles at the widest point. St. Croix scenery is beautiful and quiet diverse.

About St. Croix

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.

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.

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