Attractions on St. Croix

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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 find several beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for those who are so inclined. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that particular stretch of sand.

If you like to snorkel, a beach where that's an option is Turtle Beach. Buck Island is apart of the U.S. National Park system because of its impeccable white sand beaches and underwater glories.

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Another top pick for those who enjoy snorkeling 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.

These examples are just a few of your options. Click this link to check out our page regarding beaches for St. Croix.

Landmark Attractions

Steeple Building

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Steeple Building. It is located 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.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is St. Croix Archaeological Museum. It is located within 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: Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm and by appointment.

These are only a few of the options. To read a more detailed discussion of other sites worth visiting this topic, go to this guide to landmarks on the island.

Natural Attractions

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge is one of the outdoor attractions you should consider visiting. 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 another site you might enjoy. 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.

These are just a sample of the options worth consideration Take advantage of this article which is all about natural attractions on St. Croix if you want to find some more specifics.


The USVI Casinos

Vacationers do not generally stay on St. Croix to gamble, but there is one option, 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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