Destination Overview:
Discover the allure of St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, where pristine beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture converge to captivate travelers. Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, this island paradise offers a seamless blend of natural wonders and historical charm. From lush rainforests to powdery beaches, St. Croix boasts a diverse landscape waiting to be explored. Delve into its history by visiting colonial-era plantations and ancient forts, immersing yourself in the fusion of Danish, African, and Spanish influences that shape the island’s art, music, and cuisine. Indulge your taste buds in a culinary journey, experience thrilling adventures both on land and sea, and celebrate the island’s cultural heritage at vibrant festivals. St. Croix beckons, promising an unforgettable Caribbean escapade for the avid traveler. 

Diving Details:

St. Croix offers a diving experience like no other, inviting enthusiasts to plunge into a vibrant aquatic world teeming with life. The island is surrounded by crystal-clear Caribbean waters boasting exceptional visibility, making it a diver’s paradise. Explore a mosaic of coral reefs adorned with intricate formations, vibrant marine flora, and an abundance of marine life, from colorful fish to majestic sea turtles. 

Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a novice, St. Croix accommodates all levels of expertise. Dive sites vary from easy, shallow reefs to challenging deep dives, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Uncover hidden treasures like shipwrecks dating back centuries, providing a glimpse into the island’s rich maritime history. The famous “The Wall” is a must-visit, offering a breathtaking underwater drop-off that descends to astonishing depths. 

Dive operators and professionals on the island prioritize safety and are eager to guide and assist, ensuring a memorable and secure diving experience. Immerse yourself in St. Croix’s underwater wonderland, where every dive is an adventure waiting to be discovered. 

Insider Information:
St. Croix is home to one of the quirkiest annual celebrations in the Caribbean—the “Crucian Christmas Festival.” This vibrant and lively festival begins in December and lasts through early January, blending African and European traditions with a distinct Crucian twist. Festivities include parades, calypso shows, colorful costumes, delicious local cuisine, and spirited music, creating an unforgettable cultural experience for both locals and visitors alike. 

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Non-Diving Activities

Historical Walking Tours:  

Explore the rich history of St. Croix through guided walking tours, visiting historic sites like Christiansted National Historic Site and Fort Frederik. 

Botanical Gardens:  

Visit St. George Village Botanical Garden to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the island, showcasing a variety of plant species and lovely landscapes. 

Whim Plantation Museum:  

Step back in time with a visit to Whim Plantation Museum, offering insights into St. Croix’s history and the island’s cultural heritage. 

Beach Relaxation:  

Cottages by the Sea is located near beautiful beaches. Spend your day soaking up the sun, swimming, or taking leisurely strolls along the shoreline. 

Hiking and Nature Trails:  

Discover the island’s lush landscapes by hiking the various trails available, such as the Annaly Bay Tide Pools hike or the Jack’s Bay Trail. 

Horseback Riding: 

 Enjoy horseback riding through picturesque trails and beaches, a great way to see the island’s natural beauty. 

Water Sports:  

Engage in various water activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, or jet skiing for an adventurous experience on the crystal-clear Caribbean waters. 

Art Galleries and Studios:  

Explore local art galleries and studios, where you can admire and purchase unique Caribbean art and crafts. 

Food and Cultural Tours:  

Embark on a food or cultural tour to taste local cuisine and learn about the island’s culinary heritage and traditions. 

Fishing Charters:  

Book a fishing charter for a thrilling fishing experience in the Caribbean Sea, targeting various species under the guidance of experienced captains. 


Frequently Asked Questions

St. Croix is a stunning island located in the Caribbean Sea, part of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). It is situated southeast of Florida, in close proximity to Puerto Rico. The island is known for its pristine beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. 

The flight duration to St. Croix varies based on your departure location. If flying from the U.S. mainland, flights can range from approximately 4 to 8 hours. Direct flights from major U.S. cities on the east coast are shorter, while those from the west coast or international locations may involve longer travel times with layovers. 


The official currency used in St. Croix is the United States Dollar (USD). As a U.S. territory, transactions, prices, and payments are all conducted in USD throughout the island. 

English is the official language spoken in St. Croix. It is widely used for communication, business, and everyday interactions, making it easy for English-speaking travelers to navigate the island. 

Yes, a valid passport is required for travelers visiting St. Croix. If you’re a U.S. citizen, you won’t need a passport for entry, but you will need a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license. 

Typically, travelers to St. Croix do not require specific immunizations beyond routine vaccinations. However, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional before traveling to ensure you’re up to date with routine vaccinations and to discuss any potential health precautions. 

St. Croix, like the mainland United States, operates on a standard electrical voltage of 110-120V AC, with standard Type A and Type B power outlets.  

Travelers from countries with different voltage or plug types may need adapters to use their electronic devices. 

Luggage restrictions vary by airline and ticket type. Generally, for domestic flights to St. Croix, standard luggage allowances are typically one checked bag and one carry-on bag. However, it’s important to check with your specific airline for the most accurate and up-to-date information on luggage restrictions. 

Most accommodations in St. Croix, especially resorts and hotels, offer airport transportation services or can arrange for a pick-up upon prior arrangement. It’s advisable to confirm with your accommodation provider in advance to arrange airport transfers. 

Diving in St. Croix offers an extraordinary marine experience. The island boasts a variety of dive sites, including coral reefs, walls, and wreck dives. The water is warm and clear, providing excellent visibility, often exceeding 100 feet. Divers can explore diverse marine life, colorful corals, and fascinating underwater formations at depths ranging from 30 to over 100 feet, catering to divers of all levels of expertise. 

The thickness of the wetsuit you’ll need in St. Croix depends on the time of year and your personal tolerance to water temperature. During the warmer months, typically from May to October, water temperatures can range from 79-84°F (26-29°C). During these months, a 3mm shorty or full wetsuit should suffice for most divers. However, from November to April, water temperatures can drop to around 75-79°F (24-26°C). For this period, a 3mm to 5mm full wetsuit is recommended to keep you warm and comfortable during longer dives. 

Boat ride durations in St. Croix vary depending on the dive site’s location and the specific dive operator. Generally, boat rides to the popular dive sites can range from 15 minutes to an hour or more, one way. Some of the more distant or offshore dive sites may require a longer boat ride. However, many of the fantastic dive spots are within reasonable boating distance, offering ample time for diving and exploring underwater wonders. It’s advisable to check with your chosen dive operator for precise boat ride durations to your preferred dive locations. 

Most dive operators offer either a one-tank or two-tank morning dive, followed by an afternoon dive. Night dives are typically scheduled once or twice a week. 

Airfare, meals/beverages not mentioned, departure tax, marine park fees if not previously specified, dive rental equipment, dive insurance, and travel insurance.  

E-tickets and vouchers are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.