The US Virgin Islands Best Guide

St. Croix

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 more than 53,000+ residents.

St. Croix offers a large 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.

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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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The Buccaneer, St. Croix

Places to Stay

Hotels, Guest Houses & Villas. Find the perfect place to stay on your St. Croix vacation.
Accomadation List
St. Croix Restaurants


Experienced chefs create mouth-watering entrees, often offering a large selection from continental cuisine to French, Italian and Caribbean foods.
Restaurant Options
St. Croix Car Rental

Car Rental

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.
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Taxi Van

Taxis & Rates

Taxis are a popular transportation choice for getting around and between Christiansted and Frederiksted.
Transportaion Options
Activities and Attractions

Things To Do & See

In St. Croix, embark on unforgettable adventures: set sail on day charter to discover secluded coves, experience the rush of big game fishing, explore the famous Cane Bay Wall underwater, or enjoy golf against a breathtaking backdrop. St. Croix seamlessly blends exhilaration and serenity for every traveler.


Day Charters

Day Charters

Enjoying the magnificent waters around St. Croix will be the highlight of your vacation. More

Fishing St. Croix


Some 21 world records in fishing have been set in recent years in the Virgin Islands. More

Cane Bay Diving


Explore corals and gorgonian forest of sea fans. Swim among turtles, parrotfish, blue tangs and so much more. More

St. Croix, Virgin Islands Golf

Golf & Tennis

Enjoy beautiful and scenic courses on the shoreline of St. Croix. More


St. Croix’s attractions very from wildlife reserves and historical towns to underwater marine parks and botanical gardens.
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Island Hopping

The Virgin Islands, including both the US and the British islands, are made up of more than 120 islands, cays and islets. Read more

St. Thomas Ferry

Island hop between the big island of St. Croix and its sister island St. Thomas by ferry.
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Beaches, Shopping & Nightlife

What to See Around St. Croix

Mermaid Beach at The Buccaneer

Beach Guide

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

St. Croix Shopping

Duty Free Shopping

Many shops showcase locally made arts, crafts, woodwork, leather goods, ceramics and fabric designs. More

Dining Guide


St. Croix is a big island with a small island feel and is home to the Virgin Islands’ only casino. More

Looking for a House or Planning a Wedding

Island Services

Real Estate, St. Croix

Real Estate

Properties of all types can be found on St. Croix including high-end houses, fixer-uppers, condominiums, commercial properties and undeveloped land. More

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Wedding Planning

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

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Virgin Islands First Time Snorkelers

Essentials for First Time Snorkelers in the Virgin Islands

Snorkeling in the Virgin Islands is an amazing experience. There is plenty to see underwater, it is a relatively easy activity, and it requires little gear. There is however a small learning curve to snorkeling, so take a few minutes to read through the following snorkeling tips. They will help ensure that the first- time…
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Six Tips for Snorkeling in the Virgin Islands

Six Tips for First Time Snorkelers in the Virgin Islands

Snorkeling is a popular vacation activity in the Virgin Islands. Acres of coral reef form an ecosystem that supports a large variety of marine life and plants around the islands. Both novice and experienced snorkelers can enjoy snorkeling in the US Virgin Islands. You can go snorkeling on your own from a beach or go…
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Caribbean flip dolls

Made in St. Croix – Shopping in Christiansted

Christiansted, one of the two towns on the big island of St. Croix, attracts residents and visitors alike. History buffs will enjoy the Christiansted National Historic Site which includes several buildings of interest like Fort Christiansvaern and the Customs House. From the boardwalk you can take in a beautiful view of the ocean and Protestant…
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Historicly Colonial, Sunset Beaches & a Rum Experience

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.

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Frederiksted is a picturesque water front town. It was established in 1751 and it is the second largest town in St. Croix. 

Explore Frederiksted
Cruzan Rum Factory, St. Croix

Cruzan Rum Factory

Since the 1650’s the Virgin Islands has produced some of the best rums in the world. Cruzan Rum has been made on location for some 300 years.  Read More