Activities on St Croix range from diving and horseback riding to ATV tours. St Croix is the largest in the United States Virgin Islands (U.S.V.I) and home to more than 50,000 residents. The warm waters of the Caribbean offer 77 F (25 C) to 86 F (30 C) degree temperatures year-round. Therefore, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing are trendy activities.
Experiencing at least one of three National Parks: Salt River, Buck Island, and Sandy Point, should be on your itinerary. You can hike in scenic forests, shop for local art, or play a game of golf. In addition, for the “fast and furious” crowd, try an ATV Tour of St. Croix. Take your family on trails through panoramic views, historic ruins, and beaches a few tourists get to see.
St Croix’s dozens of sugar mill ruins are testimony that St Croix was once the sugar-producing mecca of the Caribbean. The Whim Plantation is a restored and exceptionally preserved sugar plantation, and it is genuinely an important historical site to see.
Sightseeing in the capital of Christiansted provides a look into the Danish history of the island. One of the best-preserved forts in the entire region is Fort Christiansvaern. It is a perfect activity for the family. It delights children and adults with cannons and galleys. It was built about 1749 to protect the colony from pirates.
St Croix does not have customs duties on the majority of merchandise. And no luxury or sales tax either. In addition, U.S. citizens qualify for a duty-free allowance of $1,600.00 per person. The best shopping areas in Christiansted are King Street, Company and Strand Street. Make sure to bring back some of St. Croix’s Captain Morgan Rum and Cruzan Rum.
Make sure to visit St Croix during the four times a year Jump Up. Also, visit during a U.S. and the Spanish Virgin Islands yacht charter. Jump Up is a wonderfully entertaining Activity in St Croix. Along the boardwalk of Christiansted, you will be part of a big party. The streets will be closed in the evening to give carnival revelers space to dance. Steel-drum bands and musicians from other genres will entertain locals and visitors. It has become one of the island’s favorite social events for locals and visitors alike. Savor local cuisine and drink specialties while listening to original Caribbean music.
The Market Place area of Frederiksted allows a glimpse into the historic Victorian-era architecture. And alleys and narrow streets showcase the city’s heritage. Frederiksted invites you to shop for some locally made art items. Such as leather goods and ceramics.
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Christopher Columbus landed on Santa Cruz, as he called it, on November 14, 1493. This area was the only place in the United States where Columbus landed. Salt River Bay National Historical Park is not only known for its historical value, and it is a site of a national treasure. Additionally, it contains the largest mangrove forest in the U.S. Virgin Islands. By kayak, you can view the mangroves from the water. One of the major attractions of this park is the glowing water of this bio bay. You must experience this incredible natural phenomenon. Participate in a kayak adventure to the very popular bio-luminescence bay.
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
Don’t let Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and leatherback turtles be the only ones to enjoy the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge. Filmed in Shawshank Redemption, Sandy Point has undoubtedly the longest stretch of sandy beach in the Caribbean. It is open only Saturdays and Sundays. To provide an undisturbed area for the endangered leatherback sea turtles, Sandy Point will close from April through August. This is the largest nesting beach for the largest sea turtle in the U.S. and its territories. You will find this to be a fantastic destination for hiking and wildlife photography.
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Activities on St Croix should most certainly include a trip to Buck Island, only reachable by boat. It is a paradise for snorkelers and divers. An elkhorn coral barrier reef surrounds Two-thirds of this marine park. This 4554-acre long reef provides deep grottoes. And a sanctuary for an abundance of colorful exotic marine life. Buck Island Reef National Monument has one of the only three underwater trails in the U.S.
Pot fish and fungi: This is the unofficial dish of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It dates back to slavery days. No fungus is added. The recipe calls for fried fresh fish, stewed vegetables served with a cornmeal mush called fungi.
Conch: This is a large, edible marine mollusk. Most often enjoyed in fritters, ceviche, chowder, or stewed in many restaurants on the island.
Roti: Is the Indian flatbread. This delicious specialty is most often filled with potato, goat, chicken, or beef.
Ginger beer: This beverage is available in every local restaurant. It is a perfect addition to the local delicacies.
Red grout: Most certainly a local specialty. For dessert, you will appreciate the Danish tapioca, colored red with guava.
Rum Cake: A yellow cake soaked with plenty of rum, the most popular dessert on St Croix