Of all the islands that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), St Croix has more landmass than the others. Homes are sporadically spread throughout the island, with a mass of stores and other businesses located in the middle region of St Croix. The tourist zone is situated on the north coast.
The Christiansted, Salt River, and Buck Island National Parks are all located on St Croix. Each park has distinct features. Salt River is comprised of a variety landscapes. Buck Island is full of aquatic plants and animals, and Christiansted is a historic colony founded by Denmark.
History buffs can learn more about the island’s colonial history by visiting one of the renovated sugar plantations. Even though it is no longer a colony producing the infamous cash crop of many former empires, sugar production facilities still refine sugar on St. Croix.
St Croix is home of the infamous “Wall,” a barrier of coral reef dropping 1,000 feet. This location is better suited for experienced divers, but those wanting to learn can take lessons on the island. If tourists do not want to dive underwater, they can play golf, sport fish, or enjoy a boat ride around the island. Those just wanting to relax can suntan on the beach, order a tropical drink at the bar, or stroll through the island’s shops.
Airport service is available on the island. Those wanting to visit nearby St Thomas can charter a ferry or book a flight.