This American island jewel offers everything you want in a tropical Caribbean
island vacation, with the added advantage of the language being American English
and currency the US dollar.
St. Croix reflects its rich Danish past as well as English, French and
Spanish influences. Christopher Columbus sighted this 82 acre paradise
in 1493 and named it "Santa Cruz". But the Danish held this
land for more than 250 years until 1917 when the United States purchased
BEACHES and WATERS OF ST. CROIX
The beautiful beaches of St. Croix tempt you to sit, sip, relax and enjoy being
in your paradise. Incredibly clear warm water hosts a rainbow of
sea life. The Caribbean Sea beckons
you to snorkeling, SCUBA diving, fishing, kayaking, sailing or just lazing
on a swim mat, soaking up the sun and peering down into the water. For
the athletic, the annual St. Croix 5-mile swim attracts swimmers from
around the world.
ST. CROIX ECO SYSTEMS
St. Croix's diverse eco systems give you the opportunity to
explore the rain forest on one end of the island with a desert on the extreme
opposite end of the island, with the tropical wonders
between. The temperature range of the island varies only several degrees over the
entire year, usually from 76 to 82. Plants, animals and the friendly iguana
seem to be waiting to be photographed.
Charming small shops featuring clothing, jewelry, glass and art can give you full
day shopping expeditions. Casual to casual elegance is the style on the
island and in the shops. The famous Crucian bracelet is among the "must
haves" for bringing a bit of St. Croix home with you, unless you
prefer the emeralds, or gold or silver jewelry which abound in silversmith
and goldsmith shops. Duty-free shopping always seems like a bargain on
SIGHTSEEING ON ST. CROIX
- HISTORY IN CHRISTIANSTED
So much history at your feet! Many of the St. Croix historical sites are
right in Christiansted and have evolved through time, spanning different
bureau (1856) originally garrisoned troops.
Danish Customs house (1751)was "modernized" in the mid 1800's.
yellow Fort Christianvaern(1730's) is complete with cannons and dungeons.
West India Company building (1749) is now the Christiansted, St. Croix
old Danish Lutheran Church (1753) , later became The Steeple Building
with interesting owners and tenants adapting the property.
House (1747) began its use as the prestigious home of a wealthy Danish
Hall (1800's) began as combination home and apothecary shop, and has re-developed
into several shops and offices.
King's Alley is an exquisitely charming narrow walking lane
dotted with potted plants and
hanging baskets welcoming all to tiny boutiques. The old Danish buildings
give you an old-world feeling.
a drive and visit the Whim Greathouse, with its unusual round end.
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ST. CROIX - A Caribbean American town
Your children need some sense of home? Kentucky
Fried Chicken, McDonalds and other fast food chains have come to Christiansted.
Both these have locations not far from Club St. Croix.
there are two K-Marts on the island.
One of the
most upscale grocery/liquor stores is Schooner Bay Market.
As American as baseball! In
season, Christiansted has a baseball field and several teams. At one time,
St. Croix was a breeding ground for the major leagues.