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 are thinking about seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will find 3 places that can help make it happen. To find out about other bike and scooter rentals, visit this page.

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 services and at least 26 good dive sites in the area. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, visit this extended discussion.

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.

Like to go fishing? You'll be pleased to know 4 fishing charters operate in this area. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, go to this article about deep sea fishing in this area.

Golf

Carambola Beach Golf Club

If you like golfing you might be happy to discover there are three golf courses in the area. The area courses are Buccaneer Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Reef Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more click on the course name. To navigate to our page about golfing throughout the USVI, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

Bilinda Charters

The following chart lists some key facts concerning local providers 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
Bilinda Charters (340) 514-2270 Downtown Christiansted
Jolly Roger Charters (340) 513-2508 Downtown Christiansted
Roseway Sailing (340) 626-7877 0.4 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted

If you want to read about area marinas and charter operators go to this article.

Shopping

N2 The Blue

If you are traveling with some shopping aficionados they can "discover" a few of the area's 82 retail stores. To read about opportunities for shopping on St. Croix, click here.

Sightseeing

Steeple Building

Another good way to spend some of your vacation is to explore the area's sights and natural environment. The area features historic sites and a distillery. Assuming you enjoy the natural environment are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, click here.

Take a minute to read this table for a list of a firm that will guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

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
Eagle Safari Tours and Taxi Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 719-1111 East End
Iron Horse Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 514-6388 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Frederiksted
Olasee Davis Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (340) 778-9491 St. Croix
Safari Island Bus Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 514-0054 Downtown Christiansted
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
Travelers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (340) 778-1636 St. Croix
Virgin Kayak Tours Kayaking Service (340) 514-0062 Central St. Croix

Snorkeling

Tan Tan Tours

If you love to snorkel there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of St. Croix. For a more comprehensive look at snorkeling, read this page, about snorkeling options.

Spas

Going to a spa might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 8 spas located in this area. To find out more about the options, visit this page.

Tennis

Buccaneer

If you like to play 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 table below highlights some key facts. You can view the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read more details concerning 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 example, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Paul And Jill's Stable

Information about lots of other activities can be seen directly below.

Other Activities On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
A Body-Axis Massage Massage Therapist (340) 719-1804 Christiansted
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
Mile Mark Watersport Watersports Operator (340) 773-2628 Christiansted
Paul And Jill's Stable Horseback Riding Site (340) 772-2880 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
Teres Veho Watersports Operator (340) 227-0682 0.5 mi. North of Central Frederiksted
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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