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Attractions on St. Croix, Virgin Islands

St. Croix encompasses 84 square miles of history, beaches, beautiful vistas and culture. The island has many sites to see and enjoy; from wild life reserves and historical towns to underwater marine parks and botanical gardens. Both Christiansted and Frederiksted can be explored on a walking tour or self guided. Outside of town you can take a tour or rent a car and take in the island at your own pace.

St. Croix is rich with historic sites; most are associated with the plantation agriculture that made St. Croix a rich sugar producing island during Danish reign. You can take a driving tour and visit many of beautiful points and buildings of historical importance; like windmills, great houses, plantation villages, schoolhouses and churches. There are many excellent examples of colonial architecture all over the island and you will no doubt see dozens of mills scattered across St. Croix.

St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands and its topography is very different from it's sister islands. There are large expanses of agricultural flat lands, very mountainous and lush forest and dry grassy plains. Several wildlife and ecological reserves offer you the rare opportunity to see endangered birds, turtles and incredibly diverse marine ecology. Exploring these natural areas is a treasure and will make for a memorable vacation.

With so much to see and do in St. Croix it is a great idea to browse through the photos and descriptions of St. Croix’s attractions and make a plan of the things you would like to visit while vacationing on the island. If you are visiting St. Croix on a cruise your time is more limited, select the attractions and/or beaches you would like to visit in order to make your day on St. Croix rewarding and fulfilling!

Cruzan Rum Factory

Cruzan Rum Factory

Since the 1650's the Virgin Islands has produced some of the best rums in the world. Cruzan Rum has... Read More
Estate Little Princess

Estate Little Princess

Overlooking Christiansted is the 24-acre Little Princess Estate Nature Conservancy. This area was a sugar plantation in the 1730s... Read More
Estate Mount Washington

Estate Mount Washington

This former sugar estate was discovered buried in the forest in 1984 by the property’s owners. The property, including... Read More
Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail

St. Croix’s heritage trail traverses the entire island of St. Croix highlighting special sites, historical buildings, churches, flora and... Read More
Lawaetz Family Museum

Lawaetz Family House

The Lawaetz Family House nestled in Estate Little La Grange northeast of Frederiksted, dates back over 100 years. It... Read More
 Point Udall

Point Udall

On the arid easternmost point of St. Croix is Point Udall. The point was named for former Secretary of... Read More
St. George's Botanical Garden

St. George's Botanical Gardens

Created among the ruins of an 18th century sugar plantation the Botanical Gardens are a wonderful place to visit.... Read More
The "Rain Forest"

The "Rain Forest"

The ‘Rain Forest’ as it is called is a 15-acre dense forest of kapok trees, turpentine trees, fruit trees,... Read More
Whim Plantation

Whim Plantation Museum

History comes alive when you walk through the beautiful Whim Plantation, operated by the St. Croix Landmarks Society. Located... Read More
 
 

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