The easternmost place in the United States offers a variety of unique diversions, from pristine beaches to fascinating historical sites.
Absorb Crucian culture in Christiansted and Frederiksted, the two largest towns on the island, explore Buck Island—one of only three underwater national monuments in the U.S—or just enjoy the Caribbean sun on one of our many breathtaking beaches. On St. Croix, there is simply no excuse not to have fun.
Take a three-minute ferry ride from Christiansted to Protestant Cay, home of Hotel on the Cay. The little sandy beach on Protestant Cay is delightful for sunning, swimming and enjoying the stunning view of the Christiansted and Fort Christiansvearn. (The ferry operates daily from the boardwalk next to Fort Christiansvearn from 7 am to 6 pm and costs $3 round trip.)
This three-mile beach is the longest in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is located at the southwest end of St. Croix, just south of Frederiksted. Part of the 380-acre Sandy Point Wildlife Preserve, the beach is an important nesting area for the endangered leatherback turtle. The dirt access road is open Saturday and Sunday. The beach may be closed during the turtle-nesting season, from March through August.