The largest of the US Virgin Islands, St. Croix is the perfect Caribbean destination for those seeking adventure without the crowds. With gorgeous beaches, historic sites, farmland and incredible coral reefs, St. Croix truly offers one-of-a-kind experiences for every type of traveler.
For the Foodie: Between the island’s renowned restaurants and local dining, St. Croix is a foodie’s paradise. If you are seeking a food experience like no other, head over to Ridge to Reef Farm and take a tour of the land. While you’re there, you will learn about organic farming and sustainable living and indulge in the freshest food on the island.
For the Nature Lover: Salt River Bay National Park offers the opportunity for multiple outdoor activities. Visitors can hike, scuba and snorkel there, but some of the best experiences that the park offers are its kayaking tours. During the day, kayak through mangrove forests and at night, find yourself navigating through one of the Caribbean’s only bioluminescent bays.
For the Historian: Learn about the significance sugar cane production had on the local economy when you tour the Estate Mount Washington Plantation. Visit the sugar plantation ruins and navigate the meandering path of an ancient labyrinth for an unforgettable experience.
For the Romantic: What could be more enchanting than sailing into the sunset while enjoying a 5-course farm-to-table dinner? Bon Bagay Sailing provides its guests with the ultimate dining experience, where they take you on a journey through the flavors (and the waters) of St. Croix.
For the Adventurer: If snorkeling is your activity of choice, you’re going to want to head over to Buck Island - the only naturally occurring underwater US National Monument. Discover colorful coral reefs and an array of sea life across 700 acres of crystal blue waters and unspoiled Caribbean beauty.
For the Culture Seeker: Get a taste of the local culture when you attend a Jump Up, or block party, and dance with the Mocko Jumbies! These stilt dancers are cultural icons of St. Croix, believed to ward away evil spirits from festivals due to their height. Mocko Jumbies are covered head to toe in a colorful costume, making for a fun picture and an even better experience.
For the Family: If you are looking to get to know the island with the whole family in tow, how about a horseback ride through the rain forest? Paul and Jill’s Equestrian Stables offers tours where you will learn about nature, taste local fruit and soak in beautiful views of the Caribbean sea. This is a tropical adventure that the family won’t want to miss!
For the Athlete: For athletes seeking the ultimate challenge, consider participating in the Ironman 70.3 mile Triathlon. Commonly referred to as “Beauty and the Beast” due to the combination of the island’s scenery and the course’s physical demands, the bike circuit is thought to be the toughest in all of the Ironman competitions.