Things To Do In St. Croix

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling! Click here for our Beach Guide Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can: 

●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet 

●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island 

●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other 

●Dive a pier


Did you know... Shopping in St. Croix is a sight-seeing tour in itself! Quaint shops are tucked in historic buildings made of cut coral, molasses mortar, and Danish bricks brought as ballast on the trading ships of the 1700 and 1800s! Interesting shaded courtyards in these restored buildings house shopping arcades. Exploring is fun - there is treasure at every turn! Click here for our Shopping Duty Free Section.

St. Croix is all about Scuba and water sports and at each and every dive site you can see many types of tropical fish and sea life; Angel fish, Jacks, Barracuda, Dolphin, Flounder, Puffer fish, Snapper, Reef Sharks, various small colorful Cucumbers. If it lives in the ocean, you can see it on a dive with a St. Croix dive Shop! St. Croix’s professional instructor/guides are experienced with all of our dive sites and enjoy sharing their knowledge with our divers. Most shops dive seven days a week both at pre-determined times and with custom dive times and trips to meet your schedule. Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

DID YOU KNOW... Spacious, pristine beauty is a rare find, yet on St. Croix it is in abundance everywhere you look! Sweeping vistas reveal tropical waters glistening in every shade of blue imaginable, and a few you never though possible! Rising hills bordering the rain forest tower with giant mahogany trees 150 years old. Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Red Ginger, Ixora, Poinsettia, and Bird of Paradise provide dramatic splashes of vibrant colors throughout the year. Even the trees here flower -- the fragrant frangipani in red, pink, yellow or white; the yellow or pink poui, striking at its height of 80 feet in full bloom; and the majestic Royal Poinciana, with its seed pods over two feet in length and vibrant blossoms giving it the nickname "the flame tree."

APRIL 12, 5:30-7:30PM National Park Service Lecture Series Location TBA Monthly lectures regarding current resesarch at St. Croix’s three Nartional Parks. (340) 773-1460, www.stxparkfriends.org, Facebook. 

 APRIL 13-14, 7:30AM-5PM USVI Literary Festival & Book Fair UVI & Other Venues Titled “Rough Tides, Tough Times: Reflections and Transitions,” this annual event celebrates the literary arts, photography, and film/media. Hear from Dr. Lewis Gordon, Jamaica Kincaid, Sharon Lewis, Mali Olatunji, Tiphanie Yanique, Mario Picayo, Dr. Paget Henry, St. Croix and VI Caribbean authors! (340) 692-4152 or (340) 692-4122, www.usvilitfest.com. 

APRIL 13, 5-8 PM Book Bacchanal Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Info: (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org APRIL 13-14 Isaac Bay Sleepover St. Croix Hiking Association Join us for an overnight on the beach. Details posted on website one week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org 

 APRIL 13, 14, 20, 21, 6PM, APRIL 15, 4PM “Little Shop of Horrors” Caribbean Community Theater Good Hope Country Day School presents this fun 1960s pop rock musical. $10 for kids, 18 & under, $15 adults. Tickets sold at door. (340) 778-1974 x 2107. 

APRIL 14, 6AM Annual Run to Your Library Downtown Christiansted Join the national celebration of US libraries; this 5K race starts and ends at the Christiansted Library. (340) 643-2557, www.virginislandspace.org APRIL 14 WCSC’s “Starry, Starry Night” Café Christine Join the Women’s Coalition for a night of fun under the stars. Tasting menu, open bar, silent auction, DJ Fyah Coral, on the outdoor dance floor, fire dancers. $125 pp, $200 couple. (340) 773-9272, www.wcstx.org. 

 APRIL 19, 9AM-4PM 6th Annual VICCC Symposium UVI, Great Hall The VI Caribbean Cultural Center presents “Culture of Innovation: Caribbean Creative Industries, Arts and Technologies.” Register: (340) 692-4283, viccc@myuvi.net. APRIL 19, 5-8PM Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries and shops show the works of artists and jewelry makers—a favorite of visitors and locals! Stay in town for dinner! Facebook. 

 APRIL 19, 5-8PM Nicole Canegata New Works Henle Studio Stop into the gallery and check the talents of photographer Nicole Cantata. (340) 718-0372. HenleGallery.com 

 APRIL 20, 8:30AM-4PM 7th Annual UVI Research Day UVI, Great Hall Posters, Exchanges, and Roundtables on projects, collaborations and STEAM demonstrations. For more info: uviresearchday@uvi.edu. 

 APRIL 20, 6PM-9PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Go West! Bring a blanket or beach chair and catch the cool sounds of local and international musicians. Food and drinks available. Free.

 APRIL 21, 6 PM-MIDNIGHT Free Outdoor Concert Caravelle Hotel and Casino Back by popular demand, the DSB band returns to help celebrate The Caravelle Hotel and Casino’s 2nd Anniversary! Their Journey renditions will keep you on your feet! (340) 227–7156 x 609, 616. Facebook. 

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Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning A Trip

Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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