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Activities include: Scuba Diving, Excursions to Buck Island, Seaplane to St. Thomas, Ferry to Protestant Cay
Located on the island of St. Croix, Christiansted Harbor is not only one of the safest, most reliable and deepest harbors in the Caribbean, but many would argue that it is also the most beautiful. Inside the harbor are fine anchorages and some of the best marina and marine facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Christiansted Harbor
Located on the island of St. Croix, Christiansted Harbor is not only one of the safest, most reliable and deepest harbors in the Caribbean, but many would argue that it is also the most beautiful. Inside the harbor are fine anchorages and some of the best marina and marine facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Christiansted Boardwalk is renowned throughout the Caribbean as a haven for food and shopping. Here you’ll find the largest and most diverse concentration of restaurants and bars. On St Croix, dining is a leisurely experience and food is meant to be savored. Following your meal, bar-hop along the boardwalk and enjoy the views and the fresh salty air.
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Christiansted Boardwalk
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Christiansted Boardwalk is renowned throughout the Caribbean as a haven for food and shopping. Here you’ll find the largest and most diverse concentration of restaurants and bars. On St Croix, dining is a leisurely experience and food is meant to be savored. Following your meal, bar-hop along the boardwalk and enjoy the views and the fresh salty air.
Seaplane Flights (St. Croix / St. Thomas only) a vital part of St. Croix’s transportation infrastructure, the Seaborne seaplane gives travelers a thrilling, fast, convenient, and unique way to connect between St. Thomas and St. Croix. The flights are only 25 minutes from “downtown to downtown”.
Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Base
Seaplane Flights (St. Croix / St. Thomas only) a vital part of St. Croix’s transportation infrastructure, the Seaborne seaplane gives travelers a thrilling, fast, convenient, and unique way to connect between St. Thomas and St. Croix. The flights are only 25 minutes from “downtown to downtown”.
Sightseeing
Point Udall is located at the east end of St. Croix and is the easternmost point (by travel) of the United States including insular areas. It was named in 1969 for Stewart Udall, United States Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000 — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year. From the monument an informal trail of moderate difficulty leads down to the point, composed primarily of uplifted and rotated volcanic and sedimentary rocks of Upper Cretaceous origin.
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Point Udall
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Point Udall is located at the east end of St. Croix and is the easternmost point (by travel) of the United States including insular areas. It was named in 1969 for Stewart Udall, United States Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. A sundial known as the Millennium Monument was built above Point Udall for the New Year's celebration in 2000 — it marks the azimuth of the first U.S. sunrise of that year. From the monument an informal trail of moderate difficulty leads down to the point, composed primarily of uplifted and rotated volcanic and sedimentary rocks of Upper Cretaceous origin.
Protestant Cay is a four-acre triangular islet in the Christiansted Harbor, 200 yards north of Christiansted. The island is home to a resort, the Hotel on the Cay, which is home to a protected sand beach, small shop and beach bar. It also has the closest beach to Downtown Christiansted. With one of the ferries, which run from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., every ten minutes, it will only take about two minutes to get there. The ride may cost $5 round-trip (prices subject to change) and is free for guests of the Hotel on the Cay. To get on the ferry, passengers have to stand near the boardwalk in front of the King Christian Hotel and wave to the boat captain on-duty.
Protestant Cay
Protestant Cay is a four-acre triangular islet in the Christiansted Harbor, 200 yards north of Christiansted. The island is home to a resort, the Hotel on the Cay, which is home to a protected sand beach, small shop and beach bar. It also has the closest beach to Downtown Christiansted. With one of the ferries, which run from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m., every ten minutes, it will only take about two minutes to get there. The ride may cost $5 round-trip (prices subject to change) and is free for guests of the Hotel on the Cay. To get on the ferry, passengers have to stand near the boardwalk in front of the King Christian Hotel and wave to the boat captain on-duty.
The distillery is also the largest supplier of American private and distributor label rum. Cruzan Rum also makes a pure cane distillate alcohol (in 189-proof), which can be found for sale in the medicine sections of many grocery stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cruzan is one of two rum distilleries which, due to their place in American history, are part of the American Whiskey Trail. Cruzan rum is made similar to a traditional Cuban style that produces an exceptionally clean, and lighter bodied rum. Although Cruzan rums generally have had mixed success at international spirit ratings competitions, the single-barrel has performed extremely well. Cruzan's most notable showing was from 2009 raters at the Beverage Testing Institute who gave it a 96 (out of 100). Proof66 rates the single-barrel amongst the Top 20 rums in the world.
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Cruzan Rum Distillery
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The distillery is also the largest supplier of American private and distributor label rum. Cruzan Rum also makes a pure cane distillate alcohol (in 189-proof), which can be found for sale in the medicine sections of many grocery stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cruzan is one of two rum distilleries which, due to their place in American history, are part of the American Whiskey Trail. Cruzan rum is made similar to a traditional Cuban style that produces an exceptionally clean, and lighter bodied rum. Although Cruzan rums generally have had mixed success at international spirit ratings competitions, the single-barrel has performed extremely well. Cruzan's most notable showing was from 2009 raters at the Beverage Testing Institute who gave it a 96 (out of 100). Proof66 rates the single-barrel amongst the Top 20 rums in the world.
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge preserves habitat for threatened and endangered species, with particular emphasis on the leatherback sea turtle. It's two miles (3 km) of sandy beaches on the southwest corner of Saint Croix is an ideal nesting place for leatherbacks. The National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public for limited hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The last scene of the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption, was filmed in the refuge.
Sandy Point
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge preserves habitat for threatened and endangered species, with particular emphasis on the leatherback sea turtle. It's two miles (3 km) of sandy beaches on the southwest corner of Saint Croix is an ideal nesting place for leatherbacks. The National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public for limited hours on Saturdays and Sundays. The last scene of the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption, was filmed in the refuge.
Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre island about 1.5 miles north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix. The monument also includes 18,839 acres of submerged lands totaling 19,015 acres. It was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.” The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 by John F. Kennedy and greatly expanded in 2001 by Bill Clinton, over the bitter opposition of local fishermen. Buck Island National Monument is one of few places in the Virgin Islands where brown pelicans and threatened least terns nest. Most of the Monument area, which is administered by the National Park Service, is underwater and attracts around 50,000 visitors a year. With its 4,554-acre (18.43 km2) long reef there is plenty to explore and experience in the water. Snorkelers can follow an underwater marked trail on the eastern tip. It is one of only three underwater trails in the United States. Along the trail are plaques denoting information about marine flora and fauna commonly found in the area. Two thirds of the island is surrounded by an elkhorn coral barrier reef, providing an ecosystem for over 250 fish species and a variety of other marine life including spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks and lemon sharks, and juvenile Blacktip reef sharks and Whitetip reef sharks. In the spring endangered Leatherback turtles come onto the beach to nest while Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles nest during the summer months. Turtle Beach on the western edge of the island features a pristine white sand beach and has been voted one of the world's most beautiful beaches by National Geographic.
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Buck Island
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Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176 acre island about 1.5 miles north of the northeast coast of Saint Croix. The monument also includes 18,839 acres of submerged lands totaling 19,015 acres. It was first established as a protected area by the U.S. Government in 1948, with the intention of preserving “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea.” The U.S. National Monument was created in 1961 by John F. Kennedy and greatly expanded in 2001 by Bill Clinton, over the bitter opposition of local fishermen. Buck Island National Monument is one of few places in the Virgin Islands where brown pelicans and threatened least terns nest. Most of the Monument area, which is administered by the National Park Service, is underwater and attracts around 50,000 visitors a year. With its 4,554-acre (18.43 km2) long reef there is plenty to explore and experience in the water. Snorkelers can follow an underwater marked trail on the eastern tip. It is one of only three underwater trails in the United States. Along the trail are plaques denoting information about marine flora and fauna commonly found in the area. Two thirds of the island is surrounded by an elkhorn coral barrier reef, providing an ecosystem for over 250 fish species and a variety of other marine life including spotted eagle rays, nurse sharks and lemon sharks, and juvenile Blacktip reef sharks and Whitetip reef sharks. In the spring endangered Leatherback turtles come onto the beach to nest while Green turtles and Hawksbill turtles nest during the summer months. Turtle Beach on the western edge of the island features a pristine white sand beach and has been voted one of the world's most beautiful beaches by National Geographic.
The natural tide pools at Annaly Bay are a must-see of St. Croix. You can get to the tide pools and Annaly Bay beach by hiking through the jungle on the Trumbull Trail or driving in on the four-wheeling trail (which I haven’t tried yet). The hike is 2.7 miles long according to the sign at the trailhead, and it’s a little strenuous but well worth it.
Tide pools
The natural tide pools at Annaly Bay are a must-see of St. Croix. You can get to the tide pools and Annaly Bay beach by hiking through the jungle on the Trumbull Trail or driving in on the four-wheeling trail (which I haven’t tried yet). The hike is 2.7 miles long according to the sign at the trailhead, and it’s a little strenuous but well worth it.
Fort Christiansvaern is a Danish colonial fortification that commands the Christiansted harbor entrance to the north. The fort protected shipping from potential attacks by foreign invaders, privateers, and possibly pirates, enforced the collection of customs duties, housed prisoners, and quartered Danish troops primarily responsible for internal security on the island of St. Croix. The fort was built with the labor of enslaved Africans and conscripted Danish soldiers. Construction began in 1738 and was largely completed by 1749, with the last major additions dating 1835–1841. The original fabric of the fort remains largely unaltered. In the 1830s, a stable yard was added to the east of the fort and a walled prison yard to the west. It served as the focal point of the Danish presence and control on the island. Fort Christiansvaern is one of the best-preserved colonial forts in the Caribbean and is the largest structure at the historic site. Currently, the fort is the primary attraction within the park and features exhibits on the history of Christiansted and life on the island of St. Croix.
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Fort Christiansvaern
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Fort Christiansvaern is a Danish colonial fortification that commands the Christiansted harbor entrance to the north. The fort protected shipping from potential attacks by foreign invaders, privateers, and possibly pirates, enforced the collection of customs duties, housed prisoners, and quartered Danish troops primarily responsible for internal security on the island of St. Croix. The fort was built with the labor of enslaved Africans and conscripted Danish soldiers. Construction began in 1738 and was largely completed by 1749, with the last major additions dating 1835–1841. The original fabric of the fort remains largely unaltered. In the 1830s, a stable yard was added to the east of the fort and a walled prison yard to the west. It served as the focal point of the Danish presence and control on the island. Fort Christiansvaern is one of the best-preserved colonial forts in the Caribbean and is the largest structure at the historic site. Currently, the fort is the primary attraction within the park and features exhibits on the history of Christiansted and life on the island of St. Croix.
City/town information
Town of Frederiksted has fewer than 1,000 people in the town proper. Commerce is limited by its natural, shallow protective reef. Frederiksted was built in the leeward side of the island (shadow of the wind) for calm seas and a naturally deep port. It is home to Fort Frederik, constructed to protect the town from pirate raids and attacks from rival imperialist nations and named after Frederick V of Denmark, who purchased the Danish West Indies in 1754. Frederiksted is often referred to as "Freedom City" by locals. This nickname has to do with the fact that the town was the site of the emancipation of slaves in the then-Danish West Indies. On July 3, 1848, freed slave and skilled craftsman Moses Gottlieb, who also was known as "General Buddhoe," led the uprising, organized slaves on St. Croix's West End plantations, and marched on the town of Frederiksted. The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed on July 3, 1848, at Fort Frederik on the waterfront at the northern edge of Frederiksted by Governor-General Peter von Scholten. Frederiksted is home to one of two deep water ports on St. Croix and is the sole port for cruise ships visiting the island. Passengers disembark at the Frederiksted Pier, where they may explore the town, enjoy the beaches, rent a car, or catch a waiting taxi that will take them to other points of interest across St. Croix. The other deep water port is located at the South Port which includes the tank farm of the former Hovensa oil refinery as well as Renaissance Industrial Park. The territory's legislature is also located in Frederiksted. There are also several government offices that occupy historic buildings.
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Frederiksted
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Town of Frederiksted has fewer than 1,000 people in the town proper. Commerce is limited by its natural, shallow protective reef. Frederiksted was built in the leeward side of the island (shadow of the wind) for calm seas and a naturally deep port. It is home to Fort Frederik, constructed to protect the town from pirate raids and attacks from rival imperialist nations and named after Frederick V of Denmark, who purchased the Danish West Indies in 1754. Frederiksted is often referred to as "Freedom City" by locals. This nickname has to do with the fact that the town was the site of the emancipation of slaves in the then-Danish West Indies. On July 3, 1848, freed slave and skilled craftsman Moses Gottlieb, who also was known as "General Buddhoe," led the uprising, organized slaves on St. Croix's West End plantations, and marched on the town of Frederiksted. The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed on July 3, 1848, at Fort Frederik on the waterfront at the northern edge of Frederiksted by Governor-General Peter von Scholten. Frederiksted is home to one of two deep water ports on St. Croix and is the sole port for cruise ships visiting the island. Passengers disembark at the Frederiksted Pier, where they may explore the town, enjoy the beaches, rent a car, or catch a waiting taxi that will take them to other points of interest across St. Croix. The other deep water port is located at the South Port which includes the tank farm of the former Hovensa oil refinery as well as Renaissance Industrial Park. The territory's legislature is also located in Frederiksted. There are also several government offices that occupy historic buildings.
The town was founded by Frederick Moth after he was made governor of St. Croix in 1733. Departing from St. Thomas, Capt. Moth's party had cleared a space for Fort Christianswærn by 5 September. In a ceremony next to this fort on 8 Jan. 1734, the French formally handed over the island to the Danes in the form of the Danish West India and Guinea Company. The island was to be allotted 300 plantations, 215 for sugar and the remainder for cotton. The plantations surveyed were 3000 feet by 2000 feet. In addition, the company established a sugar refinery and distillery. The fort was completed by 1740. The 1742 census listed 120 sugar plantations, 122 cotton plantations, and 1,906 slaves compared to about 300 Englishmen and 60 Danes. By 1743, the island had a hospital and in 1745, the number of slaves had increased to 2878. By 1754, the town included 83 "white inhabitants", "each of whom owned from a single slave to sixty-six of them," according to Westergaard. Total slaves on the island had increased to 7566. It is a former capital of the Danish West Indies and home to the Christiansted National Historic Site. Christiansted has preserved the 18th-century Danish-style buildings constructed by African slaves. Solid stone buildings in pastel colors with bright red tile roofs line the cobblestone sidewalks, adding a touch of 18th-century European architectural style. Because the town was constructed by African slaves, there are many African influences in Christiansted's design as well, making it one of the few "African-Danish" towns in the world. The town's symmetry, with streets running at right angles to the waterfront, makes it popular for walking tours. The commercial area centers on King and Company streets, adjacent to the Christiansted National Historic Site. The residential area, including portions that were originally settlements for free blacks, extends inland and uphill from the commercial area. The botanist Julius von Rohr started a botanic garden in the 18th century and produced a number of landscapes of the island. The town has small hotels and many restaurants. Several scuba shops operate in the town, as the wharf has easy access to many diving attractions on the north side of the island. A small point of interest is Protestant Cay, a cay near Christiansted.
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Christiansted
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The town was founded by Frederick Moth after he was made governor of St. Croix in 1733. Departing from St. Thomas, Capt. Moth's party had cleared a space for Fort Christianswærn by 5 September. In a ceremony next to this fort on 8 Jan. 1734, the French formally handed over the island to the Danes in the form of the Danish West India and Guinea Company. The island was to be allotted 300 plantations, 215 for sugar and the remainder for cotton. The plantations surveyed were 3000 feet by 2000 feet. In addition, the company established a sugar refinery and distillery. The fort was completed by 1740. The 1742 census listed 120 sugar plantations, 122 cotton plantations, and 1,906 slaves compared to about 300 Englishmen and 60 Danes. By 1743, the island had a hospital and in 1745, the number of slaves had increased to 2878. By 1754, the town included 83 "white inhabitants", "each of whom owned from a single slave to sixty-six of them," according to Westergaard. Total slaves on the island had increased to 7566. It is a former capital of the Danish West Indies and home to the Christiansted National Historic Site. Christiansted has preserved the 18th-century Danish-style buildings constructed by African slaves. Solid stone buildings in pastel colors with bright red tile roofs line the cobblestone sidewalks, adding a touch of 18th-century European architectural style. Because the town was constructed by African slaves, there are many African influences in Christiansted's design as well, making it one of the few "African-Danish" towns in the world. The town's symmetry, with streets running at right angles to the waterfront, makes it popular for walking tours. The commercial area centers on King and Company streets, adjacent to the Christiansted National Historic Site. The residential area, including portions that were originally settlements for free blacks, extends inland and uphill from the commercial area. The botanist Julius von Rohr started a botanic garden in the 18th century and produced a number of landscapes of the island. The town has small hotels and many restaurants. Several scuba shops operate in the town, as the wharf has easy access to many diving attractions on the north side of the island. A small point of interest is Protestant Cay, a cay near Christiansted.

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Drive on the Left Side of Road
Although we are a U.S. territory, we drive on the left side of the road! All cars, including rentals, are left hand drive models that you would find in the States. In order to rent a car on St. Croix, you have to be at least 25 years old, have a valid drivers license and proof of insurance.
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Location of St. Croix
St. Croix is about 40 miles south of St. Thomas and St. John. They are separated by a deep oceanic trench...the deepest in the Atlantic basin, which drops down to over 10,000 feet! St. Croix has wonderful white sand beaches with warm, crystal clear waters and is ringed by a reef system making navigating the waters around the island reserved for only experienced sailors. All beaches on the island are open to the public, however, you still need to respect waterfront property owners as the "public" part of the beach only extends 15 feet up the beach from the high tide waterline.
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History of St. Croix
St. Croix is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The territory is considered an unincorporated U.S. territory. St. Croix is by far the largest of the 4 U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, Water Island and St. John are the other three). At 84 square miles, St. Croix is about three times the size of St. Thomas, however, it has about the same population as St. Thomas. St. John and Water Island are tiny in comparison. Saint Croix has flown seven different flags. It has been colonized by Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark, and the United States.
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Historic Plantations
Historic plantations, remnants of a time when slavery and agriculture were the mainstays of the island's economy, are located all over the island. The ruins of dozens of sugar mills are scattered all over the island, a vivid reminder of the island's past. As you explore the island, you will notice that the original plantation's names are still used to define each small area of the island.
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Ways to Save
Because it is a U.S. territory, the currency used on St. Croix is the U.S. Dollar. Credit cards are accepted by most St Croix businesses, however, there are still quite a few small businesses that only accept cash. ATM machines can be found at most banks, and many gas station convenience stores also have ATMs. There is no sales tax on St. Croix, so combining that with duty free discounts can get you some pretty good prices on jewelry, watches and liquor.
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Island Weather
St. Croix's climate is subtropical The temperature averages 82*F/28*C year round. and to helping with The humidity level is kept comfortable most of the year because of the pleasant easterly trade winds. The temperature varies less than 10 degrees between the summer months and the winter months. Summer highs will likely be in the the 86-89 degree range with the winter months having daytime highs of 82-84 degrees. With only 50 inches of annual rainfall, which occurs mostly in late spring and fall, the island gets just enough rain to keep it green most of the year.
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Island Electricity
The electrical current and the style of the wall outlets are 110V / 60Hz, just like those in the U.S. You won't need to use an adapter if you are visiting from the U.S.
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Drink the Water?
In the main towns, the water is treated and is safe to drink. Most private residences utilize cisterns to store rain water or have water delivered by truck during drier months of the year. Unless you know the water is treated, bottled water is preferred for drinking. The water at most of the villas on the island is collected rain water that is stored in cisterns below the villas. It may be safe to drink, but we recommend buying bottled water for drinking purposes.
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Time Zone
The time zone on St. Croix is Atlantic Standard Time (AST). This time zone does not follow daylight saving time so in the summer months it is the same as East Standard Time (EST). In the winter months it is 1 hour ahead of Eastern time zone.
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Duty Free Shopping
The USVI has the most generous duty free allowance in the entire Caribbean! There are no customs duties on most merchandise, and there are no local luxury or sales taxes. U.S. citizens are allowed a duty-free shopping quota of $1,600.00. Additionally, an unlimited number of gift packages, worth $100 or less, may be mailed to family and friends. Citizens may also bring back up to five cartons of duty-free cigarettes and five fifths of US liquor duty-free. An extra fifth can be taken if it is an U.S. Virgin Islands product such as Cruzan Rum.
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Emergency Phone Numbers
- St Croix Police Department - For all emergencies, call 911 from a land line or 340-772-9111 from your cell phone - St Croix Fire Department - For all emergencies, call 911 from a land line or 340-772-9111 from your cell phone. - Hospital - General Inquiries - 340-778-6311 - US Coast Guard Auxiliary - Emergencies only - 1-787-289-2040 or 1-787-279-7778 - SCUBA Diving Emergencies - 340-778-6311, ext. 2664 - Poison Information - 1-800-222-1222
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Car Rentals
Drivers are usually required to be a minimum of 25 years old. U.S. drivers need a valid driver's license and insurance information. Others can purchase a temporary license.
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Government Documents
Passports for U.S. Citizens are NOT required for the U.S. Virgin Islands, but you must be prepared to show evidence of citizenship upon leaving the territory (such as a government issued photo ID or your passport). To travel outside the U.S. Virgin Islands requires a birth certificate & ID or valid passport.
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Why should I choose St. Croix for my vacation?
St. Croix is a great Caribbean island that has something for just about everyone. There are great beaches, but there is also a host of other activities to be enjoyed on the island. You can explore St. Croix's long history, go sailing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. There is great dining and lots of duty free shopping in the historic town of Christiansted. And the best part is...you won't have the crowds of many other Caribbean destinations!
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What Do I Need to Bring to St. Croix?
You don't need much. St Croix is a casual island. Casual clothes, your bathing suit and plenty of sun screen will work! (Please note that there is a ban on certain sun screens containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate) Casual, comfortable clothes are common on the island and even at some of finest restaurants. There are two Kmarts on the island, so if you forget something, you can probably find it somewhere on the island.
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Where Can I Get Snorkeling Gear?
If you don't bring your own snorkel gear to bring with you, there are places on the island where you can buy or rent gear. There are two Kmarts and a Cost-U-Less (the island's version of Costco, without the membership) where you can buy snorkel equipment and you can also buy or rent gear at one of several dive shops located around the island.
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What is the Weather Like in St. Croix?
Our temperatures are very moderate year round. How does an average of 82 degrees sound? During the winter months, December through April, daytime highs hover around 84 degrees. In the summer, late April through November, the temperature will be anywhere from 86-89 degrees. Nighttime lows average 72 in the winter months and 76 during the summer. Pretty amazing, wouldn't you agree? Rainfall varies by the season, but there really is no time of the year where it just rains day after day. "Dry" season vs "Rainy" season on St. Croix means 10 minute rain showers instead of 15 minute rain showers.
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Are There Many Cruise Ships at St. Croix?
St. Croix does not have a lot of cruise ship visits like some other Caribbean islands. We only have a 2-3 of cruise ship visits per week during Peak Season (prior to Covid) and maybe one a week during Off Peak Season. As a comparison, St. Thomas, may have as many as 4-6 ships in port each day! That's a lot of people crowding the town and beaches.
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Should I Purchase Travelers Insurance?
Getting travel insurance it is something to think about. Be sure to ask a lot of questions before you purchase insurance. One of the best known travel insurance companies is TravelGuard.com. A quick search online will reveal several large and reputable companies.
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Will I Have Cell Phone Coverage?
Yes, and Maybe. Several cell phone companies have service on the island, although some may include roaming charges. ATT, Sprint and Verizon will work and offer state to state service. Some others may have very little to no service on the island. We recommend contacting your carrier before you arrive to avoid huge cell phone charges. Many of the newer smartphones now have Wifi calling. If your phone is Wifi calling capable, you can also use this as a way to send and receive calls and texts.
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Is There Internet on the Island?
Yes! Our condo offers private internet connection. There are also several internet cafes and many restaurants and businesses that offer connection on the island. BroadbandVI also offers WiFi connections in many areas of the island.
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Is It Necessary to Conserve Water on the Island?
It is not absolutely necessary, however, please try to conserve water as much as possible. The water while in either in the towns of Christiansted or Frederiksted, is pretty safe to drink. The water at most places comes from rainfall collected from the roof and stored in a cistern under the structure (which is typical throughout the Caribbean), or is delivered by trucks. As you can imagine, this can be very expensive. Fresh water is very scarce on St. Croix. We recommend buying drinking water from a grocery store or the many convenience stores around the island.
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Public Transportation
Locals tend to use Taxi Vans. You will see them clearly marked with a Taxi sign on the roof. You just flag them down and the cost is based on distance. Regular Taxis are also available. Public transportation is not the best on St. Croix. There are public buses (VITRAN) available in certain areas of the island but they are not very convenient and really don't follow a schedule of any kind.
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What is the Currency on St. Croix?
U.S. Dollars. Credit cards are accepted at most establishments. If you prefer to use cash, there are many ATMs located around the island.
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Hospitals on St. Croix?
Yes, Juan F. Luis Hospital is located adjacent to the Viya building behind the Kmart shopping center. In fact, there is a new cardiac center that is one of the largest and most modern in the Caribbean. There are doctors of every kind available on the island.