Larger than nearby St. Thomas, St. Croix is another unincorporated part of the United States, but things are a bit different here. Of course English is the primary language so it’s popular with Americans, but it’s also a bit harder to reach since there are very few long-haul flights that come directly to the island.
And unlike most other Caribbean islands, St. Croix only has cruise ships in a couple times per week in high season so most days the atmosphere is dominated by locals and the overnight tourists. There’s great diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing off of St. Croix, but shopping is another big activity since prices are very low compared to most other Caribbean islands.
St. Croix is mostly a mid-priced Caribbean island, so it’s not ideal for the real budget traveler or for those with limitless holiday budgets.
Where to stay
There are several dozen resorts and hotels on St. Croix, plus a number of smaller inns and lodges in the two main towns on the island. Most resorts are located on the northern shore overlooking the bay, with nice private beaches.
Prices for resorts in St. Croix are in the mid-range for the Caribbean, with very few real budget places and only a handful of luxury resorts as well.
Overnight visitors will either fly into Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix itself or fly into St. Thomas and its larger airport and then take a 75-minute ferry to St. Croix. You can also fly into St. Croix from many other Caribbean islands, including St. Thomas.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, Charlotte, Copenhagen