If you enjoy the glorious warm trade winds of the tropics, you will be thrilled with St. Croix. It is the largest of the four US Virgin Islands. It is sometimes referred to as the “big Island.” St. Croix once produced sugar, so there are several sugar mill ruins to explore. To enjoy more local history, consider visiting Whim Plantation, a restored and preserved sugar plantation.
If you like, you can fly directly to St. Croix, or you can make it a day trip from St. Thomas, on the interisland air service, or the ferry. Consider investigating the Beachforaweek.com site, which rents private homes. You will be able to walk out the door of these charming single homes right onto the beach. Another way to enjoy the beautiful water is on a St. Croix day charter. These charters sail the quiet crystal blue green waters, so you can peacefully snorkel above fabulous reefs filled with colorful fish. Scuba diving is readily available, should you decide to explore sea fans, turtles, parrotfish, blue tangs, and other sea life. First timers needing available certification are as welcome as experienced certified divers.
If you enjoy golf and tennis, St. Croix has golf courses and tennis courts. If your cup of tea is fishing, there are some seriously amazing experiences waiting for you on any number of local fishing charters. The main players are marlin, snook, and bonefish. Or, you can learn to sail, or try out the local spas. Guided kayak, and hiking tours are also available. The St. Croix “rain forest” is an interesting place worth investigating, on a leisurely guided horseback ride.
Don’t forget Buck Island, which is located 1.5 miles off of the north eastern shore of St. Croix. It is part of a protected area called Buck Island Reef National Monument. By Presidential proclamation, this area is one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea. Half and full day charters are available. As a Buck Island visitor, you can snorkel or scuba dive following an interesting underwater snorkeling trail, and you can hike on the island.
Whatever else you do to enjoy yourself on the marvelous island of St. Croix, don’t miss the dining experience at Pier 69. It is located at 69 King St., Frederiksted, St. Croix. Pier 69 serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to all who enjoy wonderful fare, and great drinks. After your meal, take a moment to enjoy the view as you walk on the pier.
For your continued fun and pleasure, you really should consider renting a Sun Bug. These solar electric cars are available for guided and self tours of Frederiksted, the beaches, and the rainforest. Their top speed is 22 mph, and their range is up to 50 miles per day. St. Croix is truly a place where everyone can generate wonderful memorable vacation experiences.