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 considering seeing the sights at a slower pace, there are 3 businesses that can help. To see our page about bike or scooter rentals, visit this page.
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 8 dive operators and at least 26 good dive sites in the area. Take advantage of this extended discussion dedicated to diving in this area if you'd like additional specifics.
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 glad to know there are 4 charter fishing services that operate from this area. To read more about this topic, read this article concerning fishing in this area.
If you or a traveling companion like to play golf 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. Just click on the name of the course for a detailed guide to the course, including location, number of holes, and more. To visit our complete guide to golf throughout the USVI, read this article.
Details concerning local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen right below.
|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 find out about marinas and charter operators visit this page.
If you have some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that there are at least 83 retailers in this area. To read about opportunities for shopping on St. Croix, follow this link.
Another great option for visitors is discovering the area's interesting sights. Interesting sights include historic sites and a distillery. Tourists who like spending time outdoors will frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To visit our detailed page about attractions, follow this link.
Review the following chart to see a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.
|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||St. Croix|
|Seaside Tour||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(340) 643-8081||Downtown Christiansted|
|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 exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding St. Croix. To read a more detailed discussion of local snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.
Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 7 spas that operate in this area. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, go to this article concerning your options for visiting a spa in this area.
If you're a tennis player your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Buccaneer||1.7 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 instance, Buccaneer has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.
Information concerning lots of other activities are shown right below.
|Massage Therapist||(340) 719-1804||Christiansted|
|Beach Massage and Bodywork Delivered||Massage Therapist||(340) 513-8440||Downtown Christiansted|
|Cane Bay Christiansted||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(340) 718-9913||Downtown Christiansted|
|Cane Bay Frederiksted||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(340) 772-0715||0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(340) 773-2628||Downtown Christiansted|
|Caribbean Sea Adventures||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(340) 773-2628||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|
|N2 The Blue||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(340) 772-3483||0.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Frederiksted|
|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|
|St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(340) 773-5994||Downtown Christiansted|
|Sweet Bottom Dive Center||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(340) 778-3800||1.7 mi. South West of Central Cane Bay|
|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||0.6 mi. North of Central Frederiksted|
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