St. Croix

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The island of St. Croix has been ruled by seven different nations. Each of these nations influenced the customs, character, and language of the place. The island is marked by an old world charm that is rare to find in today’s modern world. Located in the Caribbean on the same latitude as Hawaii, the island has a perfect summer temperature year-round. Temperatures hover near the mid eighties. The island is just under 23 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest point. Pristine white beaches, and crystal clear waters welcome visitors from across the globe.

Water Sports
St. Croix is a great location for diving or snorkeling. In fact, the island was voted one of the top diving locations in the Caribbean. Or, charter your own sailing boat and sail to a private reef or island, away from all the crowds. Some visitors to St. Croix enjoy taking on the water on their own. If this is your pleasure, you might enjoy renting a kayak and taking that around the perimeter of the island. Or, rent some parasailing or windsurfing equipment. Any of these activities will provide hours of pleasure. Perhaps fishing is your preferred water sport. If so, then consider chartering a fishing vessel. The waters around St. Croix have wahoo, mahi mahi, tuna, marlin, and even sail fish. Fly fishing or bottom fishing can be done closer to the shore, and snapper, bone fish, and tarpons have all been caught. In fact, the waters around St. Croix have brought in many record breaking catches!

Island Diversity
St. Croix has a rich cultural history. Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark, and the United States have all controlled the island at one point in its history. The native people are a blend of European races that have mixed with Indian slaves that were brought to the island in the 1800s. The locals of St. Croix call themselves “Crucians.” Most Crucians trace their heritage to the Caribbean islands.

Activities
While visiting St. Croix be sure to plan on spending a day on Buck Island. This island was voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by National Geographic. The island and its reef offer snorkelers one of the most beautiful snorkeling tours in the world. Capacity is limited on this island, so reserve your spot early! St. Croix has a rain forest in the west and a desert in the west. You can literally drive a half-hour to go from seeing cacti to hibiscus plants. Be sure to spend a day driving through the countryside. You will revel in the beautiful and diverse landscapes. You can rent bicycles or take a horseback ride as well. St. Croix is a haven for those who love to play golf! Even on the small island, there are three golf courses. Imagine playing golf with the Caribbean Sea as the backdrop! Oh, and no need to pack your clubs. You can rent a set on the island! St. Croix is a beautiful island paradise with a rich history and culture. It is a great destination for a family-friendly island getaway. Plan your trip today!

St. Croix Makes The List

St. Croix Makes The List

The lifeblood of any tourist destination is good publicity. When travelers choose an unknown vacation spot, they rely on brochures, guidance by experienced travel agents, word of mouth from others who have been there, and reputable publications that describe the destination. St. Croix, one of the US Virgin Islands, received the distinction of being one of National Geographic’s Top Beaches. Travelers who are earnest in their quest to find the perfect beach hideaway are thus drawn to the allure of this exquisite island.
The US Virgin islands consist of three islands and fifty islets located in the Lesser Antilles chain of [...]