Vacation Rentals & Villas for an exclusive St. Croix Island Experience
Then consider planning a trip to St. Croix. With St. Croix being the largest of the US Virgin Islands it offers gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino, and golf. Rich in its own cultural diversity, St. Croix has many unique arts, crafts, music and more during a variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Visiting the two main towns of St. Croix will give you a glimpse of the island's incredible history, from regal 18th and 19th-century homes in Christiansted to a tropical rain forest in Frederiksted. St. Croix offers a tranquil tropical destination for your family vacation, destination wedding, honeymoon, couples getaway, scuba diving adventure and much more. Choose from a variety of vacation rentals, including beautiful private homes, resorts, and breath-taking remote villas for rent. With hundreds of vacation rental options to choose from, find the best deals when booking online here!
Things to Do in St. Croix US Virgin Islands after you found your Vacation Rental
Whichever vacation rentals you choose, you will find easy access to all of the attractions that St. Croix has to offer. On St. Croix, there is simply no excuse not to have fun.
Cruzan Rum Distillery, the production of rum has been a part of St. Croix history since colonial times. Today, it continues to thrive at the Cruzan Rum Factory. Tour the 300 year-old facilities, including the Great House and old sugar mill, and taste why Cruzan Rum is one of the worldâ€™s most honored rums. Carambola Golf Club, nestled in the northwestern valley of St. Croix is the Laurence Rockefeller-built and Robert Trent Jones-designed Carambola Golf Course. A par-72, this club is truly one of the great treasures of American golf and the finest course in the Virgin Islands. This challenging, remarkable course is a "must play" for any true lover of the game of golf.
Point Udall, the easternmost point of the United States, has a spectacular view of the Caribbean. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000.
Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, Salt River Bay is a living museum on St. Croix. It is a dynamic, tropical ecosystem with Prehistoric and colonial-era archeological sites and ruins, including the only known site where members of a Columbus expedition set foot on what is now United States territory. It is home to some of the largest mangrove forests in the Virgin Islands as well as coral reefs and a submarine canyon. Experience the beauty, sanctity and spirit of this place.
Fort Christiansvaern, constructed in the late 1700s of yellow brick, Fort Christiansvaern is the best preserved of the five Danish forts remaining in the West Indies. The fort is a wonderful example of Danish colonial military architecture. Although built for defense against pirate and privateers as well as to ward off slave uprising, its cannons have never known warfare. The fort is maintained by the National Park Service as the Christiansted National Historic Site.
The "Rain Forest" as it is called is a 15-acre dense forest of kapok trees, turpentine trees, fruit trees, ferns and an abundance of other vegetation. Sweet limes, mangoes, hog plums, and breadfruit trees, all of which have grown in the wild since the days of the plantations, are also interspersed among the larger trees. Crested hummingbirds, pearly eyed thrashers, green-throated caribs, yellow warblers, and perky but drably camouflaged banana quits nest here, too. Although not a real rain forest the privately owned grounds are a "must" while in St. Croix.
Watersports, Fishing & Boating in St. Croix USVI
Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre island about 1 1/2 miles north of the northeast coast of St. Croix. One of only three underwater national monuments in the United States, Buck Island and its surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of native flora and fauna, including the hawksbill turtle and brown pelican. Turtle Beach, on the west end of the island has to be one of the most ideal beaches in the Caribbean. With its pearl white sand and crystal clear waters it is a favorite for everyone. Buck Island is the only island to have underwater trails, making it a popular destination for snorkelers and a must-do for every visitor.
Snorkling, can be done anywhere you can dip your feet in the crystal blue waters. You can rent snorkel equipment at most beaches of St. Croix. While snorkeling in St. Croix you will find lots of colorful and unique sea life.
Scuba Diving in St. Croix is like nowhere else in the Caribbean
You can dive coral reefs, wrecks, walls and a pier - all in one day if you like! The underwater world is stunning! Colorful fish dart around the coral reefs and forests of sea fans and sea whips, while other marine animals hide in caverns and under ledges. Observe turtles, bright parrotfish, blue tangs, queen triggerfish, moray eels and so much more. Starting on the West End of St. Croix are various coral reefs stretching from Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge north to Frederiksted where you'll find a phenomenal dive at the Frederiksted Pier. Another famous dive spot is known as "the wall". "The Wall" is an area just a quarter mile from shore that slowly slopes then drops thousands of feet, it runs almost the length of the north shore of St. Croix. Various wall dives are available; the most famous is the Cane Bay Wall dive. Another popular wall dive is at the Salt River Canyon.
Fishing Charters in St. Croix are some of the best in the Caribbean
Offshore, inshore or a marlin trip, fishing in St. Croix make for a great day on the water and an even better fish story to take home with you. Fishing charter operators and captains are knowledgeable about the islands' waters and seasons. They can provide information on what you might find on the end of your line when you go out fishing with them during your St. Croix vacation.
Find Luxury Vacation Rentals and Villas near the Best St. Croix Beaches
Fort Frederik Beach known to locals as Frederiksted Beach, is walking distance from Frederiksted and the cruise ship pier. A small, attractive white sand beach that offers instant access to the beautiful Caribbean Sea right from the Frederiksted waterfront. Popular spot for fishing in the evening and for watching the gorgeous sunsets.
Cramer's Park is a beautiful beach and very popular with residents. On weekdays the beach might be sparsely populated but on weekends it's filled with family picnics, and gatherings. The water deepens gradually and is usually calm. There are restrooms and other park amenities like picnic tables & grills. Protestant Cay, is only a short ferry ride from Christiansted. It is home of Hotel on the Cay. The sandy quaint beach on Protestant Cay is delightful for sunning and swimming. You can enjoy a stunning view of Christiansted and Fort Christianvearn from the tranquility of the beach.
Shoy's beach is considered one of the prettiest beaches on St. Croix. Shoy's has crystal clear water and stunning white sand. Sea grape trees line the long beachside. Shoy's beach is quiet and relaxing. The east end of the beach is better for swimming while the opposite end offers fantastic snorkeling. Sprat Hall is an attractive bay located a short drive from Frederiksted. The beautiful white sand and gentle surf makes this beach perfect for a relaxing stroll. The beachside restaurant is perfect for grabbing a bite to eat and a couple of cold drinks.
Tamarind Reef Bay is a great beach to enjoy a variety of activities; lay out on the beach, sit under one of the palm trees that line the shore, have a tropical cocktail at the poolside bar, lunch at the restaurant, snorkel, kayak, or lay in a hammock and read a book... lots to do and enjoy. The tranquil water is shallow and is a great area for swimming or snorkeling.