St. Croix is simply exquisite. It boasts the most perfect climate of all the United States — the worst day on St. Croix is still better than most other places. St. Croix is also uniquely historic, agricultural, serene, uncrowded, and is characterized by spectacular topography. See for yourself…


Facts

  • St. Croix is one of the three main U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI).  The other two islands are St Thomas and St John.  Since it is a U.S. territory, the US dollar is used for currency and you have access to the US Postal System, US Court System and protection from US laws and agencies. A passport is not needed for entry for US Citizens.
  • St. Croix is the largest of the USVI at 87 sq. miles. The island is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide.
  • St. Croix has a population of approximately 52,000 residents
  • St. Croix is in the passageways of the easterly, cooling Trade Winds. The Trade Winds averages temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, seldom above 90 and never under 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The Trade Winds are the most reliable winds in the world, and in the days of sailing ships, could be guaranteed to carry ships on their routes carrying goods between countries, hence the name trade winds.
  • St. Croix is the most easterly point of the United States, and the photo on the top of this page is of Point Udall, the easternmost point of the United States of America.


Historic

  • St. Croix boasts the most historic sites of the three major USVI.
  • St. Croix is the only place in the present day United States that was named by Christopher Columbus.
  • St. Croix is the only territory in the New World to have been under seven flags — Spanish, Dutch, English, French, Knights of Malta, Danish, and since 1917 the USA.
  • St. Croix, in its early days, was known as the Garden of the West Indies and attracted many government officials from surrounding islands to learn from the exceptional layout of its 300 acre estates, towns and roads.
  • St Croix, along with the islands of St John and St Thomas, were purchased by the US Government from Denmark on March 31, 1917, making this upcoming year the Centennial Celebration of the transfer of powers from Denmark to The United States.


Serene & Uncrowded

  • St. Croix is less crowded than its sister island, St Thomas, with fewer people, cruise ships, shops, and hotels.
  • St. Croix is permeated by charming Danish architecture.
  • St. Croix has uniquely beautiful rolling hills.
  • St. Croix is not known as a “tourist” island like St. Thomas, and has more open land and farms.
  • St. Croix has a topography that is not as rugged as many other Caribbean Islands making it easier to traverse.
  • St. Croix has manageable traffic and an efficient network of roads lined by beautiful trees.


Spectacular Topography

  • St. Croix has up to 1100-ft. hilltops creating breathtaking views.
  • St. Croix has a lush rainforest on the northwest side of the island.
  • St. Croix has a very diverse topography, from the dry plains in the east to the sandy beaches of the southwest, to the north shore, and the rainforests of the northwest.