About St. Croix and the Virgin Islands
America’s own Caribbean paradise is the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. It is perfect for a quick Caribbean getaway for U.S. mainlanders, since you do not need a passport! St. Croix is the largest of the three islands, and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It is warm year around, and is rich in beautiful tropical scenery. Whether you want to relax or be active, this island has it all!
When our family first discovered the beauty of St. Croix, we were simply captivated. Though it is part of the U.S., St. Croix is truly unique. We call it an untouched paradise, due to its natural beauty, and the amazing island culture! Come visit! It is a true getaway, where you can relax, and experience the splendor of island life.
Some Fun and Interesting Facts About St. Croix:
- Unlike the U.S. mainland, in St. Croix you drive on the left.
- There are two cities, Frederiksted and Christiansted. Each is unique, full of history, and culture.
- St. Croix is home to the easternmost point in the U.S., Point Udall.
- St. Croix has a diverse terrain, offering a rainforest, hilltops, sandy beaches, and on the east side of the island it is a bit dryer, where you will find beautiful cactus clusters.
- The terrain of the Caribbean Sea surrounding the island is diverse offering excellent diving.
- Natives are called Cruzans.
- The time zone for St. Croix is Atlantic Standard Time.
- St. Croix does not turn clocks for Daylight Savings time.