"St. Croix - The Island of Relaxation" Top 5 Page for this destination St. Croix by kglazebrook

St. Croix Travel Guide: 167 reviews and 591 photos

Why Go?

If you want to go somewhere to just hang out, have a cocktail, enjoy some quiet conversation, and bask in the island atmosphere, then St. Croix is a good choice. It's easy to get to, easy to get around, and easy on the wallet.

The beaches are soft and clean. The breeze is just right. The local food is unbelievable and the sunsets are spectacular.

There are only 2 towns on the island - both offer very different options and each occupies a different end of the island. Fredricksted is smaller and quieter and occupies the western side of the island. Christiansted is larger and more commercial and occupies the eastern side of the island.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Hugo devastated the island in 1989 and St. Croix has been slow to recover. When we were there, Fredricksted was virtually closed. Shortly thereafter, the cruise ships pulled out due to increasing crime.

What to Do?

R E L A X.

There are a variety of activities on the island but relaxing and taking in the peace and quiet is by far the best.

If you enjoy a good hike, hire an island guide that will take you on a vigorous hike through some of the untamed rain forests - this is a long hike and requires good physical health. Our guide took us through some of the inner sanctums of the island while introducing us to the island fauna, history, and culture.

Snorkeling and golfing are excellent diversions on St. Croix as well. There is also a casino along the southern shore of St. Croix that you may enjoy.

Local Food

The food on St. Croix is worth trying - unusual meals such as conch and other seafoods are indigenous to St. Croix and only the Crucians know how to cook it!

The restaurants are quaint and unpretentious and very casual. Many offer outdoor seating and beach or ocean views. Villa Morales served some of the tastiest dishes in the most casual atmosphere. West End Grill serves up a lot of personality while Blue Moon grills served up casual sophistication with delicious treats for your taste buds.

While on St. Croix it would be sinful to not taste the local rum. Crucian rum is by far the best rum I've ever had and Crucians know how to make the perfect Pina Colada!

  • Last visit to St. Croix: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2007
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  • kaySTX's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I'm chuckling at your comments about avoiding the beaches on Sunday. Quieter beaches wouldd be Protestant Cay, The Palms & H2O. Or take a peaceful stroll through the gardens at St George Botanical Garden.

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