St. Croix Attractions

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With much of the island maintaining its Victorian-era architecture, a day spend simply walking through the streets (of Frederikstead in particular) is attraction enough.  Of course, the island of St. Croix has much more to offer than streets of historic buildings.  Museums, ruins, monuments, nature parks, beaches, casinos, and of course the famous Cruzan Rum Distillery are all attractions available to keep you busy during your stay in this tropical paradise.

Beaches

Mermaid Beach

You'll find several beaches to visit on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that beach.

A location with snorkeling is Turtle Beach. Situated off the northern coast of St. Croix, Buck Island is a beautiful, uninhabited island that is protected by the U.S. Government.

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Another good choice for snorkelers is Sugar Beach. Named for the sugar white sands that rest on the beach, Sugar Beach is located behind a resort of the same name, and is often crowded only by resort guests sunning themselves and snorkeling.

Grotto Beach: Grotto Beach is set just to the west of Buccaneer Resort, which is located at 5007 Estate Shoys in Christiansted. Although there is no fee to step foot on the beach, you will have to pay for parking.

St. Croix offers plenty of additional beach choices. You can find out more here.

Landmark Attractions

Steeple Building

Many travelers choose to visit Steeple Building. It is situated in downtown Christiansted. What began as a Lutheran Church is now a museum called the Steeple Building detailing, among other important topics, the history of the slave trade on St. Croix.

Many travelers also choose to visit St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is located in downtown Christiansted. As a guest, you will be able to explore the museum and look at some of the artifacts, each with a placard that will tell you more about each piece. While it may not be the most exciting for small children, anyone interested in the past, especially the often overlooked history of the pre-Columbus Caribbean, is sure to enjoy their time here.

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts: CMCArts strives to collect and preserve original Caribbean artwork for locals as well as tourists to enjoy.

These examples are merely a few of what's on the island. To find out about other other enjoyable places to visit on St. Croix, see this page.

Natural Attractions

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy. <p>Administered by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, this refuge was established to protect one of the rarest reptiles in the world, the St. Croix Ground Lizard, as well as a variety of bird and other wildlife species that depend on the island ecosystem to survive.</p>

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is a second place that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings. <p>Sand Point National Wildlife Refuge was established as a protected area in 1984, as it is an important area for the endangered leatherback sea turtle. History buffs may also enjoy the island, because the Aklis Site, which dates back to 400 A.D. is on the National Register of Historic Places.</p>

St. Croix offers quite a few other natural attractions. To visit our detailed guide to natural attractions on St. Croix, read this page.

Casinos

The USVI Casinos

Travelers do not generally come to St. Croix to find gambling, although there is one such venue, Divi Carina Bay Casino. <p>One of the most well-liked casinos in the Caribbean, Divi Carina Bay is set on a hillside overlooking the Divi Carina resort on St. Croix, USVI. With the addition of the Players Club, this casino now rewards VIP members with coupons, extra prizes, and exclusive offers that makes a night of gaming even more thrilling. Take a break and enjoy a snack at the Carina Cafe, then get back to the first-class game floor.</p>

 

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