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Travel Guide Caribbean United States Virgin Islands Saint Croix

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Introduction

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Saint Croix is the southernmost and largest of the United States Virgin Islands. It's Danish history is reflected in the name of the capital: Christiansted. Although there are some direct flights from the US, it is far less touristy than St. Thomas, it's busy northern neighbour from where you can take a flight or, if you fancy, a ferry to the island of St. Croix.

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Sights and Activities

Estate Whim Plantation Museum

The Estate Whim Plantation Museum is a striking example of the island's colonial sugarcane history. Unfortunately, today only several acres of the original 150 that made upt the Whim Plantation survive as the museum. Still, alltogether the grounds display the days when sugarcane ruled the island like it did on many other Caribbean islands.

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Weather

Saint Croix has a very pleasant and tropical climate with generally warm and humid weather. The seabreeze makes things relatively mild though and water is never far away. Temperatures generally average around 30 °C during the day yearround and 23 °C at night. December to May is the dry season, where July to October is the rainy season, but this generally means some showers at the end of the day instead of days of rain on end. Hurricanes are possible though from August to October.

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Getting There

By Plane

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) is the main gateway. Destinations include Miami, Atlanta, Saint Thomas, San Juan, Anguilla, Nevis, Dominica, Saint Barths, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Charlotte.

By Boat

There is a ferry between Christiansted, St. Croix and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. The ferry departs from the Marine Terminals in Gallows Bay on St. Croix and in Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, taking about 75 minutes to travel between the two towns. Check the Virgin Island Fast Ferry website for details about prices and schedules.

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  • joschus

    I moved to St, Croix, US Virgin Islands nearly 11 years ago from the States and made it my full-time home. We built our home here so I'm aware of construction issues here and travel abroad which familiarizes me with traveling to and from the islands. If you have any questions about St. Croix, ask away!

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