Lush Natural Scenery, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
GARDEN OF THE ANTILLES

Cruise to St Croix, US Virgin Islands

The largest of the US Virgin Islands, St Croix has it all – gorgeous natural scenery begging to be explored, and quaint colonial towns perfect for wandering. It used to be nicknamed the 'Garden of the Antilles' because of its lush fields of sugarcane – and its sugar mills dating back to the 18th century are still popular spots. But these days, it’s world-class dive sites like Salt River Canyon, powdery beaches like Cane Bay, and rainforests teeming with tropical wildlife that keep people coming back. Plus, award-winning rum of course. Cruise to St Croix and discover plenty of Victorian Dutch architecture and charming colonial churches in Frederiksted and Christiansted.
National Language English
Currency Accepted US Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in St Croix

Cruzam Rum Distillery, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

GET YOUR RUM ON

Cruzam Rum Distillery, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Cruzam Rum Distillery, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

GET YOUR RUM ON

Taste your way through the history of rum on St Croix as you tour the Captain Morgan and Cruzan Rum distilleries, where you’ll learn about the process of making the Caribbean’s favourite spirit.

Canon Fort Frederik, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

FORTIFIED FINDS

Canon Fort Frederik, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Canon Fort Frederik, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

FORTIFIED FINDS

Check out the hard-to-miss yellow brick Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted for a vivid history lesson – it’s the best preserved Danish-built fort in the Virgin Islands. You can also visit an art gallery and several historical exhibits in Frederiksted’s Fort Frederik.

A View of Buck Island from Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island
A View of Buck Island from Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island

A BETTER POINT OF VIEW

Point Udall is the easternmost point in the United States. It’s about a half-hour drive from Christiansted, but well worth the journey – once you arrive at the rocky bluff, you can wander up a paved road to the overlook for the best views on the island.

Conch Fritters, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Conch Fritters, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

LOCAL CUISINE

St Croix’s culinary scene is as diverse as its landscape. Pop in at any small local eatery and you’ll find fresh seafood dishes, like Cruzan Style Gundy (balls of ground herring and spices), that nod to French, Thai and Dutch cuisine – with plenty of West Indian spice, and favourites like conch fritters. You’ll also find boardwalk bars serving traditional American fare, like hamburgers with rum punch.

Tropical Shirts, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Tropical Shirts, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

SHOPPING

There’s no shortage of interesting dive shops in either Christiansted or Frederiksted. But the best places to shop in St Croix are the duty-free shops offering jewellery, spirits, clothing and souvenirs.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 If you’re planning to go swimming, make sure you bring something to cover up with. Walking around town and entering shops wearing only a swimsuit is frowned upon.
2 In most restaurants and cafes, a 10 to 15% service charge is automatically included, but you may wish to leave an additional tip if service was especially good.

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