St. Croix

St. Croix Travel Guide

Credit :

SuperStock / Alamy

St Croix is the largest and arguably most beautiful of the Virgin Islands. Located in the Caribbean Sea, St. Croix is under the rule of the United States. Tourists travel to St Croix for the beautiful beaches and tropical atmosphere. Many cruise ships dock at the island’s port for where visitors jump off the boat for duty-free shopping, snorkeling and diving in the island’s crystal clear waters and dining on local dishes like West Indian curry.

Visit St. Croix to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The island offers a number of quiet beaches, perfect for relaxing. Consult this St Croix travel guide for all of the must visit spots.

Things Not to Miss in St. Croix

• Buck Island National Park is the spot for diving fanatics and snorkelers. This tropical paradise is a tropical dry forest with more than 180 native plant species.
 • The St. George Botanical Garden is a great place for avid gardeners and plant lovers. The flower-filled oasis is located on a former sugarcane plantation.
 • Sandy Point is a lovely beach with pristine white sand. Sea turtles lay their eggs along the beach, so visit during sponsored turtle watches.

When to Go to St. Croix

The best time to visit St Croix depends on what kind of trip you are looking for. The weather is beautiful and typically stages at an average temperature of around 85 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit year round. The fall months from September to November offer the most rainfall for the year. There are festivals and activities all year long to enjoy so no matter when you travel to St. Croix, there is always something exciting going on.


  • A visit to Buck Island National Park, a snorkeling and diving paradise just off the island’s northeastern coast.

  • Taking in a tennis tournament (or hitting balls) at the Bucaneer Hotel, known for its world-class courts and competitions.

  • St. George Village Botanical Garden, a lush flower-filled oasis on an old sugarcane plantation.

Articles about St. Croix

In the second episode of EX-PATS, host Savannah Jane Buffett introduces viewers to Nate Olive, a former theater manager from Atlanta, whose life changed after joining a friend, who had just narrowly escaped death, to hike the Appalachian Trail. ...
Read the article Having problems downloading the file? Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
JAMAICA Hotelier Chris Blackwell continues to place a stamp on his homeland. He has just turned Goldeneye-- the north- shore estate where James Bond creator Ian Fleming lived and wrote-- into an Island Outpost hotel. Guests stay in rustic but styl...
ST. THOMAS Hotel 1829Though it's only steps from Charlotte Amalie's cruise-port chaos, this gem of a hotel is miles away in spirit. Built for the bride of a 19th-century French sea captain, Hotel 1829 is a confection of Moroccan tile, terraces swi...
Great Places to Go for Family Reunions
Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly scheduled celebration of shared ancestry, organizing family reunions isn't as daunting as it so...