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St Croix Tips

Fort Christiansted St Croix
Fort Christiansted St Croix

St Croix is the largest and flatest of the 3 islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands. While not as popular of a port as St Thomas, St Croix does offer several reasonably priced golf courses, a rainforest, and some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean at Buck Island. The port is in the town of Frederiksted. There is a straw market located there along with Fort Frederiksted. To see the island, you can take a taxi, tour, or rent a car.  Driving is done on the left hand side of the road in St Coix.

The largest town in St Croix is Christensted.  Home to Fort Christiansted, this town is where the majority of the islands shops and local restaurants are.

St Croix is a much more laid back island than St Thomas or other thriving ports in the Caribbean.  Only one ship used to stop every other week at St Croix.  Now several ships stop weekly, but usually only one per day.

Christiansted, St Croix
Christiansted, St Croix

Beaches

There are several great beaches on St Croix. Cane Bay Beach, Buccaneer Bay Beach and Buck Island Turtle Beach are a few of the favorites.  The best choice for a beach day is Hotel on the Cay.  Located just off the shore in Christenstead, this lush 5 acre island is great way to spend the day.  Although the island is home to a hotel, visitors are welcome to enjoy the beach and the variety of water sports that they offer. The ferry is $4 and takes less than 5 minutes.

Buck Island

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Buck Island is a snorkelers paradise.  Home to the native hawksbill turtle a coral reef ecosystem, the Buck Island Reef National Monument is prefect if it is your first time snorkeling or if you are an experienced scuba diver.  There are several tours that offer half day or full day trips.  Be sure to check the excursions that your cruise line offers.

Buccaneer Golf Course, St Croix
Buccaneer Golf Course, St Croix

 

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