DID YOU KNOW THAT... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier

A visit to St. Croix isn't complete without a visit to some of its spectacular beaches, there are to many to choose from. And, many are world-famous. Just click a beach below to view all the beauty that St. Croix has to offer.



1. Christiansted

A short #4 ferry ride away ($2 of which is good towards a drink) lies Protestant Cay, Home of the Hotel on the Cay. The sandy islet beach is delightful for sunning and swimming. Watersports equipment is for rent, and lunch and drinks are served beachside. Shopping in town in the morning and going to the beach in the afternoon make for a great day.

Restaurants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Fee- Yes


2. Buck Island

A must for visitors of all ages, this is the only underwater National Park in the world. A clearly marked underwater trail introduces you to a fascinating undersea world of coral, plant life and a variety of tropical fish. Tour boats provide half or full day sails. The full day lets you enjoy the great snorkeling as well as the most beautiful of all beaches. Pack a big picnic lunch, and share some bread crumbs with the fish--they'll really cluster around!

Snorkeling-Yes ¦ Picnicking-Yes  ¦ Fee-no


3. THE BUCCANEER

Make a left at the Buccaneer sign off Rt. 82. At the Gate House, explain you would like to use the beach, and a per person fee of $4 will be charged. Follow signs to the beach, noting the charming shopping arcade, where you may enjoy browsing. (The beach and arcade are a nice pastime while others in your party play golf!) The Buccaneer beach provides true island atmosphere, and lunch is served at the Mermaid Restaurant.

Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Fee- Yes


4. SHOYS

Instead of going into the Buccaneer, make a right, stopping at the Buccaneer Estates gate house, explaining you are going to the beach. Continue on the dirt road alongside the golf course until you come to the parking area. Across the road from the parking area is a rugged dirt path, and 150 yards later you are at one of the prettiest beaches on the island. Clear water, white sand and shady palms make this an ideal spot. The beach is ringed by private homes, and there are no food or personal facilities available. Please keep the beach clean. The east end of the beach is the best for swimming, the west end has great snorkeling.

Snorkeling- Yes ¦ Picnicking- Yes  


5. SOUTHGATE

ake Rt. 82 left past the Plantation Condominiums. Go around a sharp curve to the right and about 100 yards further there is a dirt road to your left. This secluded beach has clear water and shade trees. Be careful of the rocks when entering the water.

Picnicking- Yes


6. CHENAY BAY

Continue east on Rt. 82 till you see the sign of the left. The beach at this hotel is open to the public. Lounge chairs are free if food and drinks are purchased at the small pavilion restaurant. Wind surfers, snorkeling gear, and sunfish are for rent.

Snorkeling- Yes ¦ Picnicking- Yes ¦ Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes


7. REEF BEACH

This beach is a favorite among wind surfers and East Enders. Watersport equipment and lunge chairs are for rent. Seagrape trees bordering the beach provide shade, and make a perfect picnic spot for bring-you-own coolers.

Snorkeling- Yes ¦ Picnicking- Yes ¦ Resturants- No ¦ Restrooms- No ¦ Water Sports- No


8. CRAMER'S PARK

Continue east on Rt. 82, past the St. Croix Yacht Club, taking a left side of the fork. Cramer's Park is a popular beach with Crucians, enjoyed by many families on the weekends. It's a great place for beginning snorkelers. Changing rooms, rest rooms, picnic tables, and food and drink are available. But this park can be very crowded and noisy on weekends.

Snorkeling- Yes ¦ Picnicking- Yes ¦ Resturants- No ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- No

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9. DIVI DIVI

At the fork on Rt. 82, instead of the left to Cramer's, take the right and go to the Divi Carina Resort Hotel. The beach is known for great snorkeling. Watersports equipment is for rent, and the hotel offers a bar and restaurant.

Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Snorkeling- Yes



10. CANE BAY

From Christiansted, go west on Rt. 75 and make a right onto Rt. 80. This is a rather long drive, but the coastal road along St. Croix's northshore is very scenic and alone is worth the trip. The only turn to watch for is a little jag to the right (don't head uphill on Rt. 73). Soon you will come upon Cane Bay beach, across from Can Bay Plantation. Although the beach is not very wide, it is world renowned as an excellent snorkeling and scuba diving spot. About 1/4 mile offshore, the depth plunges to 1,000 feet, so divers merely swim out and "jump of the wall"! The beach is great for sunbathing, plus offers plenty of shade. The new Eat @ Cane Bay Bar and Restaurant is located adjacent to the beach. You can even choose to stay at one of Cane Bay Dive Shop's unique cottages nearby.

Resturants- Yes ¦ Scuba- Yes ¦ Snorkeling- Yes ¦ Picnicking- Yes


11. CARAMBOLA

At the junction of Rt. 69 and Rt. 80 a little past Cane Bay, is Davis Bay beach, which is part of the Carambola resort development. The gate house attendant will direct you to the beach. Davis Bay has a long, white sandy beach, and a surf with gentle rollers. unusual here on St. Croix. There is a beach bar, hotel restaurant and boutique. Most of the other hotel facilities , except the golf course, are not open to the public.

Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Scuba- Yes


12. CHANGES IN L'ATTITUDE BEACH

Beach maintained by adjacent Bar and Grill. No charge for use of chairs and showers. A watersports center is located right on the Beach for all your snorkeling and Diving needs. 

Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Snorkeling- Yes



13. RAINBOW BEACH

Just a little further up the road, Rainbow charges no fee, and entrance to the beach is through the small open air restaurant. The soft white sand and clear water makes Rainbow a favorite, although shade is hard to come by. Jet skis are for rent.

Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Snorkeling- Yes



14. SPRAT HALL BEACH

Calm waters make for excellent swimming, and this is one of the few beaches where one may find shells.

Resturants- No¦ Restrooms- No ¦ Fee- No



15. MONK'S BATH

Across from "Northside" and down the steps, the coral formation here have been hollowed out by years of continuous wave action. The snorkeling is excellent.

Snorkeling - Yes



16. PELICAN COVE

Follow Route 75 west out of Christiansted. Make a right at Thrifty Car Rentals. Follow signs at end of road to The Palms at Pelican Cove Beach Club. Beautiful white sand beach, Great Views, Snorkeling and great food and drink at the adjoining Palms at Pelican Cove Beach Club.

Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Snorkeling- Yes



17. Tamarind Reef

Tamarind Reef- Go east on Rt. 82 (East End Road) past the entrance of the Buccaneer Hotel to the top of the hill where you will see the sign for Tamarind Reef and the Galleon Restaurant. Turn left, pass the gatehouse and go straight for about 1/2 mile until you see a second gatehouse on the right for the Tamarind Reef Hotel and Marina. Turn right into the marina and then make a hard left as you pass the marina gate house. Just before the hotel, make a right on to the stoned parking area by the boats. You can walk over to the beach. You’ll find the Deep End Beach Bar there along with a beautiful palm tree lined beach with a drop dead gorgeous view. There’s a beach shack at the far end where you can rent a thatched roof cabana, lounge chairs, snorkeling equipment and even kayaks. There is a caring and experienced attendent who will take care of your every need and point out the best snorkeling spots. Be sure to try lunch, a snack or your favorite liquid refreshment at the Deep End.

Snorkeling- Yes ¦ Picnicking- Yes ¦ Resturants- Yes ¦ Restrooms- Yes ¦ Water Sports- Yes ¦ Fee- Yes





MAY 5, 6, 12, 13, 23, 24, 8PM; MAY 14, 4PM “One Slight Hitch” Caribbean Community Theater Everything for the wedding is perfect...except for one slight hitch. A farce by Lewis Black, directed by Christine Thomas. (340) 778-1983, www.cct.vi


MAY 6 Windsor Trail Hike The St. Croix Hiking Association leads this hike. Info posts 1 week in advance. (340) 772-2073,www.stcroixhiking.org


MAY 7 Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Islandwide After 30 years, this is your last chance to partici - pate, volunteer, or watch this world-class event that offers 35 qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Spectators line the boardwalk for the sunrise start! Be there!www.ironman.com


MAY 9, 16, 23 Pottery Classes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Make clay baking pans with Sara Lee Hayes; Morn - ings, 10am -12 noon, Evenings, 6 – 8pm. $100pp, incl materials. Firing fees. Register: (340) 514-7508, www.cmcarts.com


MAY 11, 5:30-6:30PM National Park Service Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse Monthly lectures regarding current research at St. Croix’s 3 National Parks. Fort parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460.


MAY 17, 5:30-7PM Artists Guild of St. Croix Palms at Pelican Cove Monthly meeting & social. Become a member; bring a friend! Facebook. (404) 437-4759


MAY 18, 5-8 PM Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted Dozens of galleries & shops show the works of art - ists and jewelry makers. Stay for dinner; this event is a favorite of visitors & locals! Facebook.


MAY 18, 5-8PM “Celebrating the Transfer Day Centennial ” Henle Studio See early VI photos by Fritz Henle and works by Maria Henle, Tina Henle, and Jack Anglin. Open Daily. (340) 718-0372, www.HenleGallery.com


     MAY 19, 6-8PM Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Bring a chair or blanket; food & drinks avail - able. Free!

Beach Guide

Did you know... St. Croix is ringed by beaches of all shapes and sizes, some are long white sand stretches, others are small patches shaded by low sea grape trees and towering coconut palms. Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling!

Did you know... St. Croix is the only Caribbean Island where a diver can:
●Dive a wall that drops over 13,000 feet
●Dive a reef that is the largest living reef of any Caribbean Island
●Dive five wrecks that are within 100 yards of each other
●Dive a pier        

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Weddings / Romance

DID YOU KNOW THAT... Many couples are opting to save the money (not to mention the stress and hard work) of a big wedding at home by escaping to a Caribbean island for a combination wedding/honeymoon. Upon their return, they can share the event by showing the video and photographs at an informal reception.

All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose St. Croix above others?

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Moving Here

DID YOU KNOW... In addition to it's long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, open spaces, the blue sea and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St Croix, operate under U.S. law which is important in both business and personal matters. 

This means mainland US companies do business here including retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max, McDonald's and Wendy's. Also U.S. financial services including a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service.  U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint, both operate here.

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Arriving By Cruise Ship

Our Port

The Ann E. Abramson Pier is named in honor of the Virgin Islands Public Works Commissioner who was responsible for much of the rejuvenation of the Frederiksted area. This is the pier where most of the large cruise ships dock, as well as military ships, submarines, and other naval vessels. From time to time, tall-ships especially from Denmark, can be seen here.

The dock itself has been a favorite diving place especially for viewing bright coral, sponges, and a multitude of fish life. A night dive should reveal the sea-horses unique to this pier. Visitors arriving at the pier often walk through the small town of Frederiksted and walk to the nearby beaches and beach club     

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Planning a trip to the St. Croix is exciting, fun and so easy…..

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St. Croix Food Tours

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour On St. Croix
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Events & Festivals

So many wonderful events and things to do in St. Croix

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Water Sports

Come join us in our exploration of the unique underwater world.

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