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 exploring the area in the open air there's a place that can help make it happen. Click to view our discussion of bike and scooter rentals.

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. Take advantage of this extended discussion concerning diving opportunities in this area if you'd like to find out additional specifics.

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.

If there are some anglers in your group, you will be happy to know there are a few charter fishing services that operate from this area. Follow this link to find our page dedicated to this topic.

Golf

Carambola Beach Golf Club

Hoping to play golf during your vacation? You'll be pleased to know there are three golf courses in this 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 just click on the course name. Click here to read our guide to golf throughout the USVI.

Sailing and Boating

Bilinda Charters

Glance through the following chart for information concerning local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the 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 learn about charter operators and area marinas click here.

Shopping

N2 The Blue

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they can while away some time exploring some of the area's 59 retail shops. Click to visit our article concerning shopping on St. Croix.

Sightseeing

Steeple Building

Sightseeing is also a great activity for visitors to St. Croix. The area has historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To navigate to our detailed page about attractions, visit this page.

Details concerning a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be seen in the following chart:

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 to go snokeling you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so in the waters off the coast of St. Croix. To read a more detailed discussion of local snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

St. Croix Spas

Enjoying a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 8 spas located in this area. For more information about places to relax in this area go to this article.

Tennis

Buccaneer

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names 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

You can look through the table below for a list of 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) 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
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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