There are many activities - and inactivities - to enjoy on the island. From visiting historic sites and natural wonders, to shopping for treasures created by local artisans, to watersports, golf and relaxing on the beach. There is something for everyone!
Below is a list of some local attractions to help you get started planning your trip. For more information about attractions along with a complete event calendar, see www.gotostcroix.com.
Historic & Natural Attractions
A small museum displaying the history of the 1827 pharmacy. 340-692-2365
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Underwater coral gardens and snorkeling trail. Daily guided tours available.
Christiansted National Historic Site
Site includes four notable buildings that are part of St. Croix's history. Visitor center. Tours available. 340-773-1460
Cruzan Rum Distillery
Tour the 300-year-old distillery to learn how our famous rum is made. 340-692-2280
Christopher Columbus and his men landed here in 1493.
Estate Little Princess
Home to the Nature Conservancy, the grounds offer easy walking trails that wind through historic plantation ruins. 340-773-5575
Estate Whim Plantation Museum
Beautifully restored Great House, sugar mill and other plantation structures detail how a sugar plantation operated. Tours available. 340-772-0598
This historic landmark is where the slaves were emancipated in 1848.
A fine example of Danish colonial architecture of the 18th century. 340-774-0011
Jack and Isaac Bays Preserve
Pristine beaches and nature trails accessible by foot only. Informational guided hiking tours available. Call the Nature Conservancy for information. 340-773-5575
Lawaetz Museum at Little La Grange
A prominent Danish West Indian family's home, gardens and nature trail. Tours available. 340-772-1539
Salt River Bay National Park & Ecological Preserve
Wildlife habitat and the largest remaining mangrove forest in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Diving, hiking and kayak tours available.
Sandy Point Wildlife Preserve
This long stretch of beach is an active nesting area for endangered turtles. Open weekends only.
St. Croix Archaeology Museum
A rare collection of artifacts from pre-Columbian civilizations. 340-692-2365
St. Croix Heritage Trail
This 72-mile driving tour connects St. Croix's historic sites and attractions, including scenic coastline, cattle country, tropical forests and historic seaport towns. 340-772-0598, www.stcroixheritagetrail.com.
St. Croix LEAP
Master woodworkers use mahogany and other local woods from fallen trees to create masterpieces.
St. George Village Botanical Gardens
Colorful native flora set among 19th century plantation ruins. Tours available.340-692-2874
Tropical Rain Forest
Drive through this lush northwest forest. Horseback and hiking tours are available.
An unbelievable ocean floor drop-off along St. Croix's north shore. Access by scuba or snorkeling.
Local Points of Interest
The cruise ship and Navy pier offers great sunset views.
Mt. Victory Camp Cook-out
Caribbean cooking, pig roast, veggie plate. 340-772-1651
Eastern-most point of the United States, with a breathtaking view.
Very Long Baseline Array Telescope
A large, 82-foot dish antenna that records astronomical images. One of 10 locations in the world. Tours by appointment only. 340-773-4448
Ahhh, Spa To Go
Spa services brought to your door. 340-643-AHHH
Buccaneer Hideaway Spa
Massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures & more. 340-712-2149
Jake Sheehan, Massage Therapist
Celebrating our 20th year of no-hassle, friendly personal service, Judi of Croix offers a select fleet of high-quality late-model sedans, SUVs, vans and station wagons - primarily Toyota. 877-903-2123 toll free.
Sports & Other activities
AirVentures in Paradise
Island air tours. 340-277-1433
AY-AY Eco Hike & Tours
Educational island tours; cultural, historical, ethnobotanical. 340-277-0410
Buck Island Tours
Personalized tours and private charters. U.S. Coast Guard & U.S. National Park Service approved. 340-773-3161, firstname.lastname@example.org
Buck Island Snorkeling Tours
Snorkeling, glass bottom boat, full & half day sails, sportfishing. 340-773-2628
Carambola Golf Course
Championship 18-hole golf course. Clubhouse welcomes visitors. 340-778-5638
Carribean Adventure Tours
Discover Indian burial grounds and Columbus' Landing. Explore natural wonders. Kayak rentals available. 340-778-5638
Courses for novice through instructor. 340-773-3307, 800-235-9047
Ride where the mountain & the water kiss at Cane Bay. 340-778-0933
Paul & Jill's Stables
Ride in the rainforest and along the beach. 340-772-2880
Wreck, reef, pier and night dives. 340-772-DIVE, 888-STX-DIVE
The Royal Poinciana
Seasonings, spices, local condiments & jams. Toys & unusual gifts. Christiansted 340-773-9892
Handcrafted gold & silver jewelry. Christiansted 340-773-5167
Island Boy Designs
Local artisan/metalsmith boutique. Christiansted 340-773-4322
Shoes and fine leather. Christiansted 340-773-7801
Mitchel Larsen Studio
Locally made glass & bronzeware, photos. Christiansted 340-71-1000
Soaps, arts & crafts, aromatic oils, hand painted pottery. Christiansted 340-71-7257
Schooner Bay Market Place
St. Croix's premier gourmet market. Christiansted
Imported furniture, ceramics, folk art & more. Christiansted 340-719-7176
Wide sandy beach, moderate surf, great diving and snorkeling. A full service dive shop, hotels and restaurants nearby. Located on North Shore Rd.
Jack's & Isaac's Bays
Southeast end. Adventurous and remote, but well worth the trek for the seclusion. Don't drive down to these beaches!
North of Frederiksted. The spot to watch the sunset. Long stretches of clean white sand and good snorkeling. Known for being the Sunday local hang out for volleyball and live music.
West end, south of Frederiksted. Wide white sandy beaches. Good snorkeling. Great place for kayaking, sunbathing and watching rainbows. The Beachside Cafe is nearby.
The longest, whitest, softest sand on the island. A bird and wildlife habitat where hundreds of Leatherback turtles nest and hatch every spring. Access is restricted. Well worth the effort getting to.
Buck Island Beach
Short boat ride to the best snorkeling. The only underwater trail in a National Park. Turtle beach is relatively quiet during the week with a large local flotilla on weekends.
Salt River Beach
Where Columbus landed in 1493. A favorite local beach hangout, as is Cramer's Park Beach on the road to Point Udall.
Club St. Croix Beach
Along with other beaches along "condo row" on the north shore west of Christiansted are wide and dotted with volleyball nets and restaurants. Great for sunbathing and relaxing.
Protestant Cay in Christiansted Harbor
A short ferry ride to a big beach and a restaurant. Located directly across from King Christian Hotel on the waterfront.
Sprat Hall Beach
On the north west coast, with the Sunset Grill restaurant, hammocks, beach chairs, this is the perfect beach to hang out at all day and then enjoy a sunset dinner.