Activities on St. Croix

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The largest island in the US Virgin Islands is St. Croix.  Christiansted and Frederiksted are the two main towns, and though these spots see the most tourism, as a whole the island is a tranquil destination that best serves those looking for a quiet beach getaway or those who like to plan activities that keep them outdoors enjoying nature. 

Where you stay may determine what kind of sightseeing you do.  Christiansted features Danish architecture and cultural centers while Frederiksted has more of a colonial and Victorian feel.  The northwest portion, which has no major settlements is covered in rainforest lands, perfect for hiking, hunting down waterfalls, mountain climbing, birding, and learning about local flora and fauna.  

A great deal of visitors will find they spend most of their time either on the shore or in the water.  Scuba diving is of particular interest, allowing divers to explore a wreck, reef, pier, and wall site easily.  Pleasure sailing and fishing are quite popular as well.

Because St. Croix is a US territory, visitors traveling from the United States will be able to return home with goods tax-free.  Christiansted is the island's top shopping spot, so make sure to carve out some time in your schedule hunt for bargains on luxury goods and pick up a few souvenirs.  There are also three golf courses, a series of plantation ruins, a tour of a working rum factory, and many more things to do during your visit. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands - too big for the average tourist to ride from end to end. However, the rugged terrain, scenic roads, and wonderful views make bike riding, and scooters, a great way to get to know the island.

If you like the idea of riding in the open air, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help make it happen. Anyone who needs to get more details about this topic can do so here.

Diving

St. Croix Diving

St. Croix offers a nice mix of dive sites to visitors. Whether you are exploring the wall dives to the north, diving off the pier in Frederiksted, or exploring the natural reserve to the south, the variety ensures that all interests can be met.

You'll find 7 dive operators and at least 26 interesting dive sites to choose from. Click this link to see our page concerning scuba diving in this area.

Fishing

St. Croix Inshore

St. Croix offers some of the very best fishing in the Caribbean, and anyone visiting this virgin island will be pleased with the options they have. From shallow shore fishing to deep sea fishing where depths can reach thousands of feet, all can be found on St. Croix.

Hoping you can spend some time on the open water with a rod in your hand? You'll be glad to learn 3 charter fishing services operate from this area. Read this article about fishing in the area if you'd like more details.

Golf

Carambola Beach Golf Club

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? You'll be glad to learn several are located in the area. The courses are Buccaneer Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Reef Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the name of the course for more detail concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more. In addition, you can read this extended discussion if you'd like to learn more facts regarding golf courses throughout the USVI.

Sailing and Boating

SailOnZulu

Glance through the following table for details on area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On St. Croix
Name Phone Location
Big Beard's Adventure Tours (340) 773-4482 Downtown Christiansted
Jolly Roger Charters (340) 513-2508 Downtown Christiansted
Roseway Sailing (340) 626-7877 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted
SailOnZulu (340) 514-2270 2.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted

If you want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators see this page.

Shopping

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure

If you have some avid shoppers traveling with you, they might be interested to know that at least 50 retailers are located in this area. To find out about opportunities for shopping on St. Croix, go to this article.

Sightseeing

Steeple Building

Sightseeing is also a popular activity for visitors to St. Croix. Sights in the area include historic sites and a distillery. Vacationers who enjoy the natural environment typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Anyone needing to obtain more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking here.

Information about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
CHANT Tours Nature Tourism Service (340) 719-5455 0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted
Caribbean Adventure Tours Kayaking Service (340) 778-1522 Central St. Croix
Sea Thru Kayaks Kayaking Service (340) 244-8696 Central St. Croix
Sweeny’s St. Croix Safari Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 773-6700 St. Croix
Tan Tan Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 773-7041 Downtown Christiansted
Virgin Kayak Tours Kayaking Service (340) 514-0062 Central St. Croix

Snorkeling

Tan Tan Tours

If you like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so off the coast of St. Croix. Make your way to this article concerning snorkeling if you're interested in learning better information.

Spas

St. Croix Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 5 different spas in this area. For more information about this specific topic, go to this article about spas in this area.

Tennis

Buccaneer

If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On St. Croix
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Buccaneer 1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted 8 check check
Tamarind Reef Hotel 2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted 4 check
Sugar Beach Condominiums 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 2 check
Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort 1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 3 check
Mill Harbour Beach Resort 1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 4
Colony Cove Beach Resort 1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted 2 check

For instance, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Paul And Jill's Stable

Take a look at the following table for information concerning other activities. to learn more. for information concerning other activities.

Other Activities On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered Massage Therapist (340) 513-8440 Downtown Christiansted
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail -- Downtown Christiansted
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue -- 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Christiansted
Equus Horseback Riding Horseback Riding Site (340) 513-4873 0.9 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay
Gecko's Island Adventures Adventure Sports Provider (340) 713-8820 0.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Island Flight Adventures Jet Ski Rental Service -- Downtown Christiansted
Kite St. Croix Watersports Operator (340) 643-5824 0.4 mi. North of Central Cotton Valley
Paul And Jill's Stable Horseback Riding Site (340) 332-0417 1.9 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Paul E Joseph Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 0.4 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
Randall Doc James Horse-track Horse and Dog Racetrack (340) 713-7228 6.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Christiansted
Tropical Ten Pins Bowling Center (340) 778-3994 St. Croix
West End Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (340) 277-8295 1.3 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
 

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