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Weekend Getaway to St. Croix

St. Croix is a hidden gem amongst the US Virgin Islands, especially since we are across the Caribbean Sea about 40 miles away from the other islands. There is no passport required to travel to St. Croix from St. Thomas or St. John, and it’s easier than ever to get here, so why not plan a weekend getaway or book a vacation and stay awhile?

Ruins among the rainforest at Estate Mount Washington

While St. Croix is a relatively small island, it’s surprisingly diverse. From the high-desert like landscape and scenic ocean vistas of the East End, to the rainforest and white sand beaches of the West End, and everything in between. If you’re coming for a weekend or more check out our Regional Guides to decide which part of the island is the best place for you to stay. Since St. Croix is large compared to St. Thomas and St. John, and attractions are spread out all across the island, we recommend renting a car while you’re here so you can get around easily.

Sandy Point
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge on St. Croix’s West End

In addition to all of the activities we suggested for day tripping to St. Croix in our previous blogs, here are some fun things to do and places to explore if you’re staying for more than a day:


Aerial view of Christiansted

East End and Gallows Bay:

Try some of St. Croix’s world class diving at the Cane Bay Wall or the Frederiksted Pier

West End and Frederiksted:

North Shore:

  • Stay at The Landing Beach Resort and enjoy a unique cottage experience with scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and a restaurant all at Cane Bay beach
  • Visit the site of Columbus’ landing, then kayak the bioluminescent bay in Salt River at night
  • Go horseback riding to plantation ruins and onto the beach near Cane Bay with Equus Riding Tours, then lounge at Cane Bay beach
Nigh time kayak tour of Salt River (photo by: Virgin Kayak Tours)

Mid Island:

Welcome to St. Croix, island hoppers! We hope you enjoy your time here on our hidden gem. Please #gotostcroix on photos you share to social media so we can see what you love about St. Croix.

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