Guide for St. Croix, USVI
Croix, which is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is an island
paradise complete with lush tropical hills, warm and brilliantly
turquoise water, a rich history and wonderful tropical climate.
It is the hidden gem of the Caribbean. You will find beautiful
white sand beaches...fabulous, tropical weather...great
dining...lots of duty free shopping...incredible SCUBA diving...three
golf courses and two historic and charming towns...all wrapped
up in a friendly and laid back island
atmosphere. You won't find the crowds that many other Caribbean
destinations can have and it's easy to travel to St. Croix
from the U.S. mainland. U.S. citizens don't need a passport...and
you will be supporting a U.S. territory while you enjoy
your Caribbean vacation! "Saint Croix" is only a 30 minute
flight from the international airport in San Juan, Puerto
Rico. The island can also be easily reached on direct flights
from the U.S. mainland on American Airlines (via Miami),
US Airways (via Charlotte), and JetBlue through San Juan.
March 15, 2014
The St. Patrick's
Day Parade has long been a favorite event on
St. Croix. The first parade was held in 1969
and is still going strong. The parade winds
its way through the streets of historic downtown
Christiansted and is a favorite of locals and
visitors to the island. This year's parade benefits
the St Croix Animal Welfare Center.
Taste of St.
Held at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort, this
event has become one of the most popular annual
events. It is part of the week long
Wine Experience which benefits the St. Croix
Foundation, a non-profit organization that works
diligently to revitalize the U.S. Virgin Islands.
four times during the year, Jump Up is a "carnival like" Caribbean cultural party
held in the streets and along the boardwalk of
Christiansted. It has become one of the islands favorite social events
for both locals, and visitors alike! Event
begins at about 6pm and goes till 10pm.
St. Croix will enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor
activities, and many things to do and see. The island is
known for its great restaurants, in fact, Christiansted
has been picked as one of the top 10 Caribbean cities for
food! Many restaurants and bars have live entertainment,
as well as great food and drinks. For all the shoppers out
there, you will find plenty of great duty free shopping.
The only casino in the US Virgin Islands is located at the
Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort. No vacation is complete without
a tour of the island and several companies offer sightseeing
tours including individual tours to the botanical gardens,
rum distilleries and historic sugar plantations.
St. Croix News and Information
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism