The island is 28 by 7 miles and popularly and affectionately referred to as the “Sleeping Virgin” because the majority of tourists who visit the other two of Virgin Island – St. Thomas and St. John – have not yet discovered the pleasantries, tranquility, and charm of the island.
The first intriguing aspect of the island is the culture of the locals; it is a combination of the Spanish, the British, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, and the USA. The culture of these people is not only perplexing but also unique in its arts, music, and crafts. St. Croix provides breath taking sceneries among them parks and beaches, world-class recreational activities, casinos, exquisite dining outlets, and amazing leisure gaming e.g. golf on its manicured courses.
To experience the essence of leisure in its true definition, you simply have to visit St Croix Island. To give you an idea of what St. Croix can offer, here is a three day vacation in the island.
There are several travel agencies that will organize your traveling to the island in comfort and convenience. Moreover, you can book online and fly with one of the many airlines operating in the island. What’s more, you get to fly according to your budget!
For accommodations, St. Croix hotels and resorts are some of the finest and most exquisite accommodation services in the Caribbean. To ensure maximum satisfaction and enjoyment of their customers, hotels and restaurants in St. Croix specialize in luxury services and provision of amenities with an intimate touch. Accommodation packages on offer are customized to suit and preferences of the individual visitor. As a result of the nature of services on offer, the majority of hotels and restaurants have less than 200 rooms comprising of full-services island resort packages or a small cozy bed and breakfast for the on-budget customers. Accommodation services in St. Croix include casino resort, small hotels, historic inns, cottages, apartments, condominiums, guest houses, 18-holes champion’s golf course resorts, and campgrounds for those who prefer to be near nature among other. So, which accommodation would you prefer?
For the first day in the island, how about exploring the historical and geographical attractions in the island? St. Croix offers a wide variety of unique diversion which is breathtaking and mind boggling. These include the fascinating historical sites as well as pristine beaches and parks. For the morning part of the first day, explore and absorb the Crucian culture of the two largest towns in St. Croix, Frederiksted and Christiansted. In addition, if you are still fatigued because of a long journey, you can enjoy the Caribbean sun on one of the numerous refreshing beaches of St.Croix.
The other event which will come in handy for the morning sessions of the 3-day vacation is land events. There are a number of land events which are delightful and fun to partake in. if you are adventurous, then these is what you might need. St. Croix offers an endless choice of explorations opportunities be it cultural or on the eco-system. Some of the land activities you can sample and are appropriate for the morning session when you are fresh and full of energy include visiting historical sites e.g. Fort Frederik, hiking in the rainforest, and wading in unfrequented tidal pools. To explore these exotic sceneries of the island, you can take an eco-tour, ride on a horseback, or take a safari.
In the afternoon, partake in water activities as you relax or explore the water sceneries available. Mark you, St. Croix is one of the few places where you can dive a wall, a monument , and wreck all in one. The St. Croix wall has been referred to by divers as the “Ultimate Wall”. It runs along the entire of St. Croix’s north shore and drops over 13,000” and vertical is many places. It is topped by the largest living reef in the entire of the Caribbean island therefore, if you have only been in one of or both of the other two islands and think you have seen it all, wait until you visit St. Croix. One of the water sceneries you have to purpose and attend is the Buck Island. Buck Island is one of the three underwater national monuments in the entire of US. St. Croix has a rich menu of water activities, from day excursions to sunset sails; you will get to enjoy the island by sea as you lookout for sea turtles and occasional dolphins.
Moreover, there are a variety of sporting activities which anyone can partake for leisure. Note: US Virgin Island are a home to a number of internationally recognized sporting events. Some of these which you can partake in as an individual or as a group include triathlon, swimming, and sport fishing. Sport fishing is particularly one of the interesting sports that you can participate in on a lazy afternoon as you enjoy the deep troughs and temperate waters. Moreover, if you wish to only bask in the beaches, you can play spectator to the sporting events. Some of the major and internationally recognized events in St. Croix include Coral reef swim, Half Ironman 70.3 triathlon, golden hook challenge, annual fort-to-fort relay, and the virgin island half-marathon.
With such an eventful day, you need to relax and enjoy the allure of the evening into the night. With the many entertainment spots in the island, you are sure to not only relax, but also enjoy. These entertainment spots offer both dining and night entertainment services which are customized for the customer. For example, if you are with your family on the vacation and need family oriented dining and entertainment, then try the Buccaneer Hotel for a family experience.
In addition to these above activities, you can also plan for your vacation to be one of the many events that take place in the island. These events are meant to celebrate the culture of the people and it is always a memory to behold. These events are annual or monthly and as the local do say, “Any time you visit St. Croix there is always magic in the air”.
A vacation in St. Croix would not be complete without doing some shopping. It is essential that you buy some items to help maintain the memory or, if you love shopping, then St. Croix won’t let you down. First, it is hard to resist the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean, you have the opportunity to shop till you drop or/and sent gifts to friends and family. Products like perfume, cameras, crystal, jewelry, and electronics are available at 30-60% lower than the price in USA. St. Croix has great shop in Christiansted Boardwalk, Kings Alley Walk, the PanAmPavilion, Company Street, and Strand Street in Frederiksted.
So, don’t hesitate, grab the next vacation and indulge in St.Croix’s sensual opportunities for the ultimate experience!