This island of St. Croix found in the Caribbean is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide, which is three times the size of nearby St. Thomas. The landscape is outstandingly diverse. There is a huge rainforest in the western mountains and hills in the inside of the island, while the eastern part of the island is desert vegetation and rocky red cliffs. The terrain is not the only reason one should visit St. Croix; year-round temperatures average about 80 degrees during the day and 70 degrees at night. There are also constant light breezes to keep the island cool and pleasant for all of its visitors staying in the beach front villas.
St. Croix is surrounded by beaches of many different shapes and sizes.
Some are long, white sand stretches and others are small patches shaded by low trees and towering coconut palms. In addition, some of the beaches have sandy bottoms which are perfect for swimming, while others are blanketed with beautiful corals and rocks which are ideal for snorkeling. All the beaches in St. Croix are, by law, open to the public. While all the beaches are breathtaking, a popular beach just north of the town of Frederiksted has a combination of great swimming and snorkeling sites. In addition, Cane Bay is another beach that has an enjoyable swimming area on the north shore, with the famous Cane Bay drop-off just 100 yards offshore.
Beyond lying on the beach and relaxing at your St. Croix beach house
, there are many other attractions the island has to offer. One of the favorites is Buck Island, which is an underwater National Park that boasts 704 acres of clear water and healthy coral reefs.
Once you get to the breathtaking park you can enjoy a relaxing swim in the clear waters, snorkeling amongst the colorful fish, and scuba diving through the unbelievable reef. One can also hike over the island enjoying native flowers while getting an out-of-this-world view of the ocean below. In addition to the beaches, make sure to stop by the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted- some of the most popular shopping spots in all of St. Croix!