St. Croix is a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea and a county of the US Virgin Islands. St. Croix, the largest of the Virgin Islands, has two different towns to explore – Christiansted and Frederiksted. Each town is distinct and scenic, and carries all the offerings of a lively destination. The gorgeous beaches, sunny weather, vibrant culture, and exceptional beauty contribute to making St. Croix a popular tourist hotspot!
St. Croix is known for its breathtaking beaches. Due to the wide variety and uniqueness of the beaches, the term “life is a beach” particularly rings true in St. Croix. The island is surrounded by many distinguished beaches which are globally ranked. Some of the beaches include the Hibiscus Beach, Turtle Beach on Buck Island, Cane Bay Beach, and Coakley Bay Beach. Hibiscus Beach is ideal for snorkeling; Turtle Beach, which is accessible by one of the ubiquitous charter sail boats on the island, was declared a national monument by President Kennedy because of its indescribable beauty; Cane Bay Beach has clear waters, beautiful views, snorkeling, and diving on the reefs; and Coakley Bay Beach is a gorgeous and secluded beach.
Scuba diving is an extremely popular activity at St. Croix as the island has more than 50 beautiful diving sites to choose from. St. Croix is considered “undiscovered” to some extent, hence, there are a lot of hidden treasures waiting to be unveiled in this island. St. Croix is known in the Caribbean for its eco – tourism opportunities – you can explore an untouched environment from the mountain peak all the way down to the coral reef! In addition, the Caribbean island is a paradise for golf-lovers with three scenic, award-winning courses to choose from.
The culture of the city is portrayed in its colorful flora and fauna, the authentic arts and crafts, the music, and the nightlife. St. Croix’s stunning plant life decorate hillsides and roads and add a dimension to the culture of the island. The beautiful plants are used for many practical and medicinal purposes in the island. St. Croix art is displayed in many different forms including painting, sculpture, pottery, crafts, photography, and woodwork. Each form captures the essence of St. Croix in a unique manner and depicts the island’s sea, sunset, sunrise, plants, and culture. You can enjoy St. Croix’s nightlife at buzzing beach bars, bistros, or balcony cafes while you can dance the night away to reggae, rock or jazz tunes.
St. Croix has excellent dining – there are many restaurants that serve excellent food, and have beautiful balcony views. Mouthwatering, fresh seafood is a specialty of the island and you cannot go wrong with a clawless Caribbean lobster. Calypso Daiquiri made with Cruzan Rum or mango salsa flavored drinks are very popular in the island.
The island is a festive place that celebrates events with a lot of zest. The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a memorable event with parades of colorful displays of floats, and costumed characters. The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience in April is a weeklong event that features the well-known people of St. Croix’s food and beverage industry.
You can experience fine dining, wine tasting, and spot a few celebrities as well! St. Croix is a beautiful and exciting destination that promises a memorable vacation!