St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
The largest U.S. Virgin Island, St. Croix, was originally founded by the Danish. Naturally, it abounds with beaches, water sports and sightseeing opportunities. But it also offers the visitor two fascinating towns. Christiansted, the largest, has an impressive historic district, outdoor market and bustling harbor. Seventeen miles away, Frederiksted, another harbor town, delights with Victorian architecture, a fort, even an aquarium. The European charm of these cities creates a enchanting contrast with the island's tropical beaches, bluffs, harbors, cays and coves.
Things to See & Do
* Buck Island National Park
* Heritage Trail
* Estate Whim Plantation
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 216 sq km
Population – 119,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – Ships dock in Frederiksted and the town is located directly at the end of the pier.
Transport Links – Local airlines offer service between St. Thomas and St. Croix and other destinations in the Caribbean. Air St. Thomas, Air Sunshine, American Eagle, Bohlke International Airways, Cape Air, Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT), and Seaborne Airlines provide service between St. Thomas and St. Croix, and San Juan and St. Thomas/St. Croix. Seasonal ferry service (November - May) is offered between St. Thomas and St. Croix via V.I. Fast Ferry (75 minute trip).
Taxis are abundant on St. Croix. In Christiansted, taxi stands are located near the Government House on King Street, and on Market Square. Frederiksted's taxi stand is next to Fort Frederik. Buses run regularly between Christiansted and Frederiksted from 5:30am to 9:30pm except Sunday. Rental cars are available.