A must-see for history buffs, St. Croix has flown the flags of Spain, The Netherlands, England, France, the Knights of Malta and Denmark. On the island’s northern shore, Christiansted — once the capital of the Danish West Indies — features 18th-century butter-colored, red-roofed buildings and quaint stone streets. Frederiksted, its twin city to the west, boasts a fort that once protected the island from pirates and rival nations. Between them, the ruins of hundreds of sugar and cattle estates dot the landscape, one of which today houses a botanical garden and restored buildings. At the island’s tip stands Point Udall and its signature sundial monument, marking the easternmost point in the United States. But St. Croix is not only about history. We’re also known for our gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, resorts, casinos and golf courses. Plus, you’ll discover our unique take on arts, crafts, music, festivals and cultural events.

Explore St. Croix History

St. Croix

U.S. Virgin Islands history and our agricultural heritage shine bright on St. Croix. In our historic towns you can wander among buildings that look much the same as they did when they were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Take A Buck Island Day Trip

St. Croix

Experience its white-sand beach, incredible marine life and an epic hiking trail that ascends to the island’s crest — where jaw-dropping views of St. Croix await.

Golf St. Croix

St. Croix

Tee off on St. Croix, where ocean breezes, lush courses and turquoise waters elevate the game. Three celebrated courses offer the picture-perfect setting for golfers looking to enjoy a round while on vacation.

Plan Your Trip

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After stepping off the plane at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, visitors can easily traverse St. Croix, a 27-mile-long island offering white-sand beaches. Rent a car or hire a taxi to reach historic sites and cultural attractions.

Trip Tips

Know Before You Go
  • Do I need a passport to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    If you are a U.S. citizen a passport is not required, but it still serves as the best identification when traveling. Otherwise, you must be prepared to show evidence of citizenship when departing the islands, such as a raised-seal birth certificate and government-issued photo ID. If you are not a U.S. citizen, then a passport issued by your country of origin is required. If you are not sure of your status, please contact the U.S. Customs & Border Protection agency (

  • What is the currency in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    As a U.S. territory, the currency is the U.S. dollar. Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be found throughout all three islands. Most establishments accept credit cards and traveler’s checks. The most widely accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard.
    Tip: Remember when you’re traveling to put some cash and cards in a safe place as backup.

  • What language is spoken in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    English is the official language, but you can definitely detect the sound of colorful dialects and expressions that may take time to get accustomed to. Spanish is also commonly spoken.
    Tip: The USVI is a territory of the United States, but it has its own culture. It is always best when exploring new cultures to be respectful and mindful.

  • Can I drive in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    We drive on the left side of the road. A valid U.S. or foreign license is accepted for 90 days. Seatbelts are required by law, and it is illegal to drive while speaking on your cellphone.

  • What kind of weather can I expect during my vacation?

    The U.S. Virgin Islands enjoy warm sunny weather year-round. The average winter temperature is 77ºF (25ºC), and the average summer temperature is 82ºF (28ºC).
    Tip: The Caribbean sun is intense, cotton clothes are the best choice for staying cool and remember to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen.

  • When is the best time to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    The U.S. Virgin Islands is a year-round destination; however, you may find the best bargains on hotels and attractions during the summer months.
    Tip: Dress is casual, but proper attire (shirts and shoes) should be worn in public areas. Bathing suits are worn at the beach and pool only.

  • What kind of sunscreen can I use while in the USVI?

    Please Use Only Mineral Sunscreen. It’s the Law in the U.S. Virgin Islands! Please help preserve the glorious beaches and stunning underwater world that lure you to our shores so that you and your loved ones can enjoy them for years to come! Avoid sunscreens that contain the “Toxic 3 Os” of oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene – they are prohibited in the United States Virgin Islands. Wear rashguards, hats and use only non-nano mineral sunscreen containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, the only sunscreen ingredients deemed safe and effective by the FDA. Always read the ingredient label to avoid sunscreen containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene. There are so many options to choose from. For a selection of recommended non-nano mineral-based sunscreen lines, please click here.

  • What is the time zone?

    Atlantic Standard Time. During the spring and summer months, we are on the same time as the U.S. East Coast. When the clocks fall back in the autumn and winter, the USVI remains an hour ahead.

  • How can I stay in touch with news, work and friends and family back home?

    Radio stations, network affiliates, cable TV, satellite TV and Internet providers keep you connected with the rest of the world. Internet cafés are conveniently located around the islands where you can socialize and check your inbox. If you travel with your cellphone, most carriers do have signals in the USVI. Remember your earpiece: it is illegal to drive while speaking on your cellphone.

  • Do I need to bring an adapter for my electronics?

    Standard 120-volt current is used in the U.S. Virgin Islands. No adapters are required.

  • Can I travel with my pet?

    The islands are very pet-friendly. However, only a few hotels allow pets, so check with your hotel beforehand. There are no quarantine regulations, but airlines do require a health certificate from your veterinarian (certifying that shots are up to date). Most certificates are issued for a 30-day period. If your travel will extend beyond a 30-day period, you should visit one of our local veterinary offices for recertification prior to departure.

St. Croix to St. Thomas 2 Hour Ferry Ride

St. Croix to St. Thomas 25 Minute Flight