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.


Mermaid Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some members of your party are so inclined. Click on each beach name for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location where that's an option is Turtle Beach. You can only reach this beach by taking a boat from St. Croix. You can charter a boat, or take an excursion from Christiansted.

Attractions Map

Another good choice for snorkelers is Sugar Beach. Paved parking is available in front of Sugar Beach Resort, and guests who want to relax on the beach will have to cross the resort's property to get there.

Grotto Beach: One of the beaches set on the Buccaneer Resort's property, Grotto Beach features not only the sandy surf, but a pool, a grill, and three holes of the golf course. Buccaneer guests enjoy the possible watersports available here.

These examples are merely a few of the choices you'll find. Those interested can find out more here.

Landmark Attractions

Steeple Building

One popular destination is Steeple Building. It is located within downtown Christiansted. Exhibits at the Steeple Building include ancient Indian artifacts, Victorian and Danish architecture, and a study of the plantation era with a great deal of emphasis on the slave industry.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is situated in downtown Christiansted. Preserving the history of St. Croix, this Archaeological Museum is where the historians and archaeologist place the artifacts and treasures of St. Croix's past. Through these relics, archaeologist and anthropologist are able the figure out how they lived, and help assemble a complete picture of the past.

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts: Set in a historic building on the Frederiksted waterfront, the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMCArts) is not only a museum, but a cultural center at which local residents can enjoy arts and culture. Art classes are filled regularly, guest lecturers stop by for Q&As, and many performances occur on CMCArts grounds.

The island has some other sites to visit. To read more about other sites worth seeing on the island, follow this link.

Natural Attractions

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge is one of the more frequently visited natural attractions. 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.

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is a second place worth considering. 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.

Luckily, you'll find a nice selection of options too. Those needing to find out more concerning natural attractions on the island, can learn more on this page.


People do not usually go to St. Croix to gamble, although there is one such venue, Divi Carina Bay Casino. 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.


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