Escape to the Tropical Island of St. Croix
When you are looking for a tranquil, relaxing Caribbean vacation, pack your bags and head to St. Croix. Featuring spectacular cerulean waters, a diverse culture, and exciting adventures, this unique island offers vacationers, honeymooners, scuba divers, and more the perfect place to escape and have fun. Imagine sipping frozen drinks on the beach and watching the sun dip low in the sky after a peaceful day scuba diving with tropical parrotfish. St. Croix will bring this dream to life.
A Convenient St. Croix Resort Escape
St. Croix is the largest island of the US Virgin Islands, located just 1,100 miles from Miami. It’s so close that you don’t even need a passport to get here! Additionally, the prominent language is English so you won’t have to worry about learning new words and phrases. While the island is small, at just 22.7 miles long, there is plenty for you to see and explore, though if you just want to chill out on the beach for your entire vacation, you can do that too.
To learn more about the island of St. Croix, please visit the USVI Tourism website.
You can experience this perfect Caribbean paradise while vacationing at Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino. As the only all-inclusive resort on St. Croix, you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for one great price. Resort guests have access to four restaurants, indulgent amenities, and an abundance of exciting activities.
Weather on St. Croix
This beautiful, laid-back island offers mild temperatures year-round, with the average being around 80 degrees F. During a typical year, the “coldest” day of the year is January 26, with an average low of a pleasant 73 degrees F.
St. Croix Culture
Experience the rich culture and history of St. Croix. Strong Dutch influences are noticeable in the unique and colorful architecture. The island is well-known for hosting a wide variety of arts, crafts, and music festivals. A few of the island's most popular cultural events are the Taste of St. Croix, the monthly Sunset Jazz festival, and the month-long Crucian Christmas Festival featuring dancing and parades.
More Island Events:
- January — Food, Arts, & Crafts Fair & Three Kings Day
- February —Agriculture & Food Fair of the US Virgin Islands
- March — Krewe de Croix Mardi Croix Parade
- April — St. Croix Food & Wine Experience with a Food Fight! & Sunset BBQ
- May — St. Croix Yacht Club Memorial Day Race
- June — Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted
- July — Emancipation Day Celebration & Mango Melee & Tropical Fruit Festival
- August — New Horizon's Women Democratic Club
- September — Annual Paddle for the East End Marine Park
- October — Annual VI Coral Reef Swim
- November — Wahoo Tournament & St. Croix International Regatta
- December — Christmas Boat Parade & Gala at the Garden
TRAVEL TO ST. CROIX IN 2017 AND RECEIVE $300
This year is the 100th anniversary of “Transfer Day,” when Denmark sold the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. St. Croix and the other islands are celebrating in a big way.
To commemorate this landmark event, the U.S. Virgin Islands are giving visitors a $300 voucher to be used on “Historical/Cultural Tours and Activities.” Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort is participating in the program. There are a couple of stipulations, but they should be easy to meet: you need to book your trip by October 1, 2017 for travel during the 2017 calendar year, and you must stay for a minimum of three nights. For details, visit the USVI Tourism website.
Popular Island Activities
St. Croix provides an extraordinary backdrop for your next Caribbean vacation. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of water sports, including wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving among stunning coral reefs, skimming along the crystal clear waters in a kayak, or fishing. For the land lovers, St. Croix offers plenty of shopping opportunities in the delightful towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted, as well as world-class golfing at one of three scenic golf courses. Guests searching for an adventure should consider taking a historical tour or a hike in the St. Croix rain forests. By land or by water, there is so much for you to explore on St. Croix.
World Class Dining on St. Croix
St. Croix’s rich cultural heritages really shine through the island’s wide variety of dining flavors. Savor the authentic tastes of the Caribbean at Rum Runners or Mahi’s Seaside Seafood, or delight in the comforts of home at Beach Side Café or Cheeseburgers in Paradise. There’s plenty of dining options on the island to suit every taste, from classic French to Thai fusion and everything in between.
Cruzan Rum Distillery Tour
Take a break and enjoy the rum that inspired a whole island of slow & smooth. If you’ve got $5 and some free time to spare while you’re in St. Croix, take a tour of the Cruzan Rum Distillery. It’s the only historic distillery that is still producing rum on the island. Please note that we only accept credit or debit cards for payment.
Diving on St. Croix
Diving aficionados will delight in the wide variety of diving experiences available on this stunning island. With many beaches and plenty of crystal blue water to explore, St. Croix is a diver’s dream. Spend your visit to St. Croix exploring vibrant coral reefs, shipwrecks, river canyons, and dive the famous Cane Bay “Wall” that runs about 7 miles parallel to the North Shore of St. Croix. Cane Bay is rated as one of the top dive spots in the Caribbean with its beautiful, living coral garden full of soft and hard corals of every type as well as tropical fish and other aquatic life. The average year-round water temperature is around 81 degrees F and visibility ranges from 60’-100’.
Jolly Roger Water Tours Explore the Ocean
With affordable half- and full-day tours, Jolly Roger water tours are the best way to see St. Croix and its surrounding waters. Snorkel uncrowded east end reefs, take a day trip to Buck Island, or enjoy fantastic views aboard a Sunset Sail cruise. No matter which option you choose, the whole family is sure to have an unforgettable time.
Buddhoe Park Remembering History
This park was the site of a slave uprising led by General Buddhoe, which took place on July 3, 1848. To commemorate the emancipation of thousands of slaves, St. Croix hosts a large annual celebration with live music, traditional African ceremonies, and a group prayer.
Apothecary Hall Museum Authentic Colonial Pharmacy
This authentically furnished 19th century Danish Colonial pharmacy was founded in 1820 and is currently a museum run by the St. Croix Archeological Society. During a visit to the recently restored Apothecary Hall Museum, you’ll see some of the original drug jars and pharmaceutical equipment that was used while it was open as well as artifacts from the Indian tribes that inhabited the island for more than 3,000 years, including handmade pottery, axe heads, beads, and an ancient canoe. Admission is free, and the museum is open midday Monday through Saturday.
Point Udall Easternmost Point of the US
Point Udall is the easternmost point of the United States. It is home to the Millennium Monument, a sundial built in 2000 to mark the first US sunrise of the year.
St. George Village Botanical Garden Plantation Ruins in Frederiksted
Explore the ruins of a 19th century sugar cane plantation, which features more than 17 acres of beautiful greenery and wildlife. The gardens are home to several different ecosystem and offer a wide range of carefully tended plants.