St. Croix, Usvi
Explore St. Croix, Usvi
St. Croix’s path to becoming a U.S. Virgin Island took it through the hands of France and Denmark, but finally settled in the early 20th century as a territory. This island features traces of a distinctly Puerto Rican flavor, which isn’t surprising, considering that, located only a short distance from the larger island’s southeast coast, it was the destination for emigrating Puerto Ricans on multiple occasions throughout history. While we’re talking geography, St. Croix presents a mixed bag of it, ranging from desert on the east end to the more of what visitors might expect on the west end — palm trees. Underwater, coral reefs are abundant, making scuba diving a popular activity, and the best way to see them. As far as unwinding goes, there’s rum — the good stuff — and plenty of it, with famous brands’ distilleries located right here.
- Explore 40,000 acres of land and sea across Buck Island Reef National Monument.
- See St. George Botanical Garden, with plants from cacti to exotic lush rainforest flora.
- Get the full tour of the Cruzan Rum Distillery to see the distillation process and taste a sample.
- Tour the nearby Christiansted, learn about local Danish history and explore Fort Christiansvaern.