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.
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 intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, you will find a few businesses that can help make it happen. To learn about more bike and scooter rentals, click here.
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.
There are 7 dive operators and at least 26 different dive sites in the area. Click here to check out our page regarding diving opportunities in this area.
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 to spend some time with a rod in your hand? You might be happy to know 4 charter operators are located in this area. Click here to find our extended discussion of this topic.
If you like golfing you will be happy to know there are several golf courses in this area. The courses are Buccaneer Golf Course, Carambola Beach Golf Club, and Reef Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more. Furthermore, you can go to this article if you want to find more specifics concerning golfing throughout the USVI.
The following table enables you to get more details concerning firms that can help you get out on the water.
|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'd like to read about marinas and charter operators click this link.
If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they'll be interested to know that more than 82 retailers operate in this area. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping on St. Croix, you can do so by going to this page.
Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to St. Croix. The area has historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts will frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. For a better look at this topic, go to this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.
The chart just below enables you to learn some details on a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time.
|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|
|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|
|Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(340) 778-9491||St. Croix|
|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|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 778-1636||St. Croix|
|Virgin Kayak Tours||Kayaking Service||(340) 514-0062||Central St. Croix|
If you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance along the coast of St. Croix. For a better look at local snorkeling opportunities, see this page.
Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 8 different spas in this area. Those interested can find out more about this topic can do so by following this link.
If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to read about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Buccaneer||1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Christiansted||8|
|Tamarind Reef Hotel||2.4 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown Christiansted||4|
|Sugar Beach Condominiums||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||2|
|Club St. Croix Beach & Tennis Resort||1.1 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||3|
|1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||4|
|Colony Cove Beach Resort||1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Christiansted||2|
For example, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.
Check the following table for more options. for information concerning one other option. for more options.
|Massage Therapist||(340) 719-1804||Christiansted|
|Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered||Massage Therapist||(340) 513-8440||Downtown Christiansted|
|Scenic Trail||--||Downtown Christiansted|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Christiansted|
|Horseback Riding Site||(340) 513-4873||0.9 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay|
|Jet Ski Rental Service||--||Downtown Christiansted|
|Kite St. Croix||Watersports Operator||(340) 643-5824||0.4 mi. North of Central Cotton Valley|
|Watersports Operator||(340) 773-2628||Christiansted|
|Paul And Jill's Stable||Horseback Riding Site||(340) 772-2880||1.9 mi. North of Central Frederiksted|
|Sporting Event Venue||--||0.4 mi. North of Central Frederiksted|
|Horse and Dog Racetrack||(340) 713-7228||6.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Christiansted|
|Watersports Operator||(340) 227-0682||0.5 mi. North of Central Frederiksted|
|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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