Virgin Islands Vacation and Tourism - About St. Croix 

Frederiksted, St. ThomasSt. Croix, the largest island, is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide. Its vegetation ranges widely from rain forest on the west end to desert out east.

Its Danish ancestry is reflected in the island's architecture. First colonized in the the-1700s, St. Croix is now home to about 50,000 permanent residents.

sugar mill on St. CroixThe climate is tropical with average winter daytime temperatures of 82 degrees F. and summer daytime temperatures of 88 degrees F.

Christiansted is located on the east end and is known for its duty free shopping, art galleries, and the charming bars and restaurants along the harbor side boardwalk. Nightlife also offers pleasant surprises.

many beautiful beaches on St. CroixFrederiksted, on the west end of St. Croix, is growing in popularity as a cruise port. Its restaurants are well worth a visit for land travelers, too.

St. Croix is well-endowed with beaches, reefs, and recreational water sports opportunities. Sandy Point, on the southwest end of St. Croix, is known as Frederiksted, St. Croix a nesting ground for endangered sea turtles.

Buck Island, St. CroixA day sail to beautiful Buck Island Reef National Monument is a must. Buck Island is an 800-acre nature reserve, and features the only under-water snorkeling site within the National Park system and one of the best beaches you can imagine.

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, is home to the place where members of Columbus' expedition set foot on actual United States land. It also contains interesting wrecks, derelict hulls, mangrove forests, and environments that are home to endangered species. Kayak tours can be arranged.

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Getting There - To St. Croix
Air service to the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport in St. Croix is available on these airlines:

Many airlines provide service to San Juan from cities throughout the continental United States. From San Juan, connections to St. Croix are available on American Eagle, Seaborne Airlines or Cape Air (800-352-0714).

The airport is about 20 minutes from Club St. Croix and Colony Cove.

For inter-island travel, Seaborne Seaplane Adventures flies several times daily between Christiansted and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, with continuing service to Roadtown, Tortola twice weekly.

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St Croix Airport:
served by major airlines Henry E. Rholsen Airport is is only 13 miles from Christiansted. The colonnade makes the airport uniquely Caribbean. Parking is convenient and both car rental and taxis are available at the airport. The airport code is STX.
Gateways/Flying times
     Miami: 2 hrs
     New York: 3 hrs
     San Francisco: 10 hrs
     Houston: 8 hrs
     San Juan: hr
     (San Juan is the principal gateway in the islands)

Airport Transfers/Connections:
Fares are fixed. They should be displayed in the taxi. St. Croix Airport to Christiansted $10.00 (25 mins). Frederiksted $8 (10 mins). Fares are subject to change.

Multi-passenger transfers, taxis and rental cars are available adjacent to the baggage area at the airport. All the major rental car agencies are available at the St Croix airport.

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Entry Requirements:
US Citizens Alternatives

No passports are required for US Virgin islands travel until Dec. 31, 2007.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requiring passports by December 31, 2006 will not affect travel between the United States and its territories. U.S. citizens traveling between the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin islands will continue to be able to use established forms of identification, such as birth certificates and government-issued photo ID, to board flights and for entry. Vaccinations are not required.

The following are usually accepted as Proofs of U.S. Citizenship:

NOTE: A Voter's registration card is NOT valid proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Entry requirements for all others are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination.

For more information about entry requirements, you can visit the Customs and Border Patrol website.

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Getting Around St. Croix
Rental cars are easily arranged through your Antilles Resorts representative. Hertz Car Rental is located in the airport and their rental cars are located immediately adjacent to the airport. Advance reservation is recommended. Note: Be prepared for driving on St. Croix! It's English style - you drive on the left side of the road.

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Virgin Island Sightseeing
Carnival on St. CroixSt. Croix's Old Danish Town and Historic Area -including a fort in Christiansted - are favorite attractions along with the rain forest on the west end of the island. Point Udall, on the "east end", is proclaimed as the easternmost point in the United States.

Check out local steel pan drum bands and keep a lookout for stilted, traditional Mocko Jumbies that are a part of the Caribbean heritage. The Whim Museum is a great architectural example of historic St. Croix. The Cruzan Rum factory offers tours on specific days and times.

Don't miss a day trip to Buck Island Underwater National Park; and kayaking at Salt River -a Virgin Island National Park and nature preserve- is a recent addition to the attractions list.

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Shopping on St. Croix
shopping on St. CroixSmall shops are jewels of unique and interesting wares. Custom allows $1200 worth of goods per person duty-free. And there's no sales tax! A favorite purchase is a Cruzan bracelet, worn by both men and women as a memento of St. Croix.

St. Croix also boasts a large artist community with galleries in Christiansted and Frederiksted.

Locally produced items include Cruzan Rum, arts and crafts, local perfumes and bath scents, jewelry, and clothing.

Look for St Croix custom-designed jewelry, leather goods, ceramics, Caribbean fabric designs, basket work, and West Indian mahogany wood sculpture.

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Dining on St. Croix
St. Croix restaurants boast a wide variety of cuisine from native Caribbean fare to Continental, Danish, French, Italian and Chinese. If you absolutely can't live without your fix of fast food, we have that too. Or just stop by one of the many delis or cafes. Christiansted's downtown wharf sports several open-air cafe-restaurants.

Limin', as we call it, is the art of hangin' out. Piano bars, jazz clubs, discos, rock and country music abound on St Croix. Or, check out the local Quadrille dancers or steel band show. It's all part of limin'.

There isn't room here to list all our favorite spots, but for starters, try:

Many restaurants are open for lunch, close for a time, and reopen for dinner. Check with your choice for serving hours and reservations.

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Antilles Resorts' St. Croix Resorts: Colony Cove Beach Resort, Club St Croix Resort

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