A short flight from Puerto Rico in the US Virgin Islands, St. Croix has been inhabited by many countries over the year, ranging from England, to France and the US. With its medley of cultural influences, St. Croix is a charming, if eclectic island, with idyllic beaches and beautiful historic towns. Since St. Croix has quite a few ecological preservations and is home to endangered turtle species, nature-based excursions are very popular. The island also has a few beautiful beachside towns including Christiansted, which has historic churches and stunning cobbled streets.
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Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are not required for US citizens. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
English is the official language of St. Croix, but Spanish and French Creole are also spoken.
The official currency is the US dollar.
Climate & Beaches
St. Croix has beautiful and stable weather year-round, with temperatures averaging around 82 degrees F. Occasional rainstorms predominately happen at night and don’t interfere with beach days.
Buck Island, which was declared a national monument, has an underwater snorkeling trail and pristine white sand beaches. Sandy Point is largely home to nesting turtles and birds and a quiet, pretty stretch of beach, and Isaac Bay is secluded and great for swimming. While Rainbow beach is a good option for people-watching, it does have rocky waters to be aware of.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
There are plenty of watersports to try on the island, including kayaking, private sailing charters, scuba diving. Buck Island is a popular half or full-day trip, as this national park is surrounded by a beautiful coral barrier reef. A favorite St. Croix tradition is to take the Cruzan Rum tour, where you can happily sample your way through this best-selling distillery. For a historic activity, the St. Croix Heritage Trail is a self-guided tour through the island’s historic sites and natural areas. Island-hopping is also a popular activity since St. Croix is so close to St. Thomas and St. John.