Touring St Croix by car is easy and affordable. St Croix rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles including cars, jeeps, SUV's, and vans. Rental rates are generally less expensive than other islands and there is no sales tax. Gas is also less expensive than other islands and the US mainland. Why? A major oil & gasoline storage facility is located right on St Croix plus there are no expensive gasoline taxes.
Did you know... Island hopping from St Croix, for those that want to explore nearby island destinations, is fast, convenient and affordable. St. Croix offers just about everything you want in an island vacation. However, there are many wonderful experiences available on other nearby islands, most of which can be reached quickly by plane and the high speed Ferry.
St. Croix travelers may choose from a variety of transportation options, from buses to car rentals to limos. A full-service bus line operates throughout St. Croix. Taxi and Jeep services are readily available. Most taxi drivers are able to provide their passengers with comprehensive tours of their island. Taxi rates are based on destination rather than mileage and regulated by the US Virgin Islands Taxi Commission.
Driving on the left side of the road is only one of the
differences you will experience while touring the island of
St. Croix. The island is twenty eight miles in length and
seven miles at the widest point with two major towns-
Christiansted at the center on the North shore and
Frederiksted at the West end. The Caribbean Sea which
surrounds the island is always there to guide you along the
roads that wind around the coast.
Car rental agencies have a variety of vehicles, jeeps and
sedans and eight passenger vans. The average price usually
includes unlimited mileage. You pay for gas. Both US and
other driver's licenses are recognized. The driver and front
seat passenger are required by law to use seat belts.
Parking in Christiansted is limited. There is daytime paid
parking on Hospital Street next to the Fort, and on the West
side of town at Strand and King Cross Streets. Major roads
are asphalt and well-maintained. The Melvin H. Evans Highway
is the only four lane divided highway, running from
mid-island West to within one mile of Frederiksted and the
speed limit is 55 MPH with sections that are 35 MPH. In
rural areas the 35 MPH limit applies. In town, 20 MPH.
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
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
All the islands are beautiful and, on some, weddings have
become a major promotional tool. So why should you choose
St. Croix above others?
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.
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