St. Croix is the southernmost and largest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands. Renowned among travelers for its idyllic beaches, lush rainforests for hiking and plentiful scuba and snorkeling spots, St. Croix is a laid-back Caribbean destination boasting a wide range of activities for travelers. Though larger than its sister islands, St. Croix is less developed and offers more to explore from the rainforest hills to the two small main towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted.
Located on the northeastern side of the island is colonial Christiansted with its charming and colorful Danish architecture. The town serves as the island’s main hub for local commerce and offers many activities for visitors including an attractive waterfront district, many places to shop, great restaurants, bars and hotels. There is plenty of activity on this side of the island with a beautiful harbor serving as the starting point for many tours including sailboat rides, sport fishing, and scuba and snorkeling trips. The smaller village of Frederiksted is located on the island’s southwestern tip and features the cruise ship pier and plenty of entertaining options for day trip visitors from shopping and restaurants to the very popular Cruzan Rum Distillery. From cruise ship day trippers to those looking to stay and enjoy the island, St. Croix has plenty to offer its visitors with its friendly Caribbean culture and climate.
- U.S. travelers: No passport needed for entry
- Official language: English
- Official currency: U.S. dollars
- Climate: Average year-round temperature is 80-85°
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