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Experience the Best of the Virgin Islands
St. Croix is the largest of the four U. S. Virgin Islands. St. Croix is sometimes referred to as the “Big Island”. The 84 square mile island is home to 53,000+ residents.
St. Croix offers a big assortment of activities for visitors to enjoy while on vacation.
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.
About St. Croix
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.
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.
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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Experienced chefs create mouth-watering entrees, often offering a large selection from continental cuisine to French, Italian and Caribbean foods.
Renting a car is the best way to see St. Croix at twenty-eight miles in length and a little over 6 miles at the widest point.
Things to Do & See
Check out some of our favorite things to do while in St. Croix.
Enjoying the magnificent waters around St. Croix will be the highlight of your vacation.
Some 21 world records in fishing have been set in recent years in the Virgin Islands.
Explore corals and gorgonian forest of sea fans. Swim among turtles, parrotfish, blue tangs and so much more.
Golf & Tennis
Enjoy beautiful and scenic courses on the shoreline of St. Croix.
Find the Perfect Beach St. Croix has over 23 major beaches along its sun-drenched coasts.
St. Croix is a big island with a small island feel and is home to the Virgin Islands’ only casino.
Properties of all types can be found on St. Croix including high-end houses, fixer-uppers, condominiums, commercial properties and undeveloped land.
Points of Interest
The island has many sites to see and enjoy; from the two historical towns of Christiansted & Frederiksted to a 300 year old rum factory.
Christiansted, the capital of the Danish West Indies from 1755 to 1871, is one of two main towns on St. Croix.
Frederiksted is a picturesque water front town. It was established in 1751 and it is the second largest town in St. Croix.